Privacy Policy

This is the website of the Sarcoidosis Network Foundation, a charitable 501(c)(3) organization.

Our postal address is:

Sarcoidosis Network Foundation

11428 East Artesia Blvd, Suite #10

Artesia, CA 90701



The purpose of this web site is to provide information to the public, not to collect information from its visitors unless explicity stated.

Like all web servers, the server hosting this site logs information about requests made to it for pages, images and other web content, and this information contains domain names and/or IP addresses. This information is contained in all communications upon which the Internet is based; none of this information is confidential or secret. The Sarcoidosis Network Foundation uses the services of its hosting company, but does not control policy of the hosting company. The hosting services company's privacy policies are described here: privacy.bml

The Sarcoidosis Network Foundation does not store nor process any of this logged information, nor does it collect information from visitors with the exception of those items described below. The Sarcoidosis Network Foundation does not share any information that it receives with any third parties, commercial or otherwise, except in the case of anonymous medical survey information, if explicity stated. The information that it does keep is necessary to operate features of this site, including, the sending of electronic mail messages sent from this site's facilities.

SNF does not compile lists of e-mail addresses to send out any e-mails for any purpose whatsoever. We do not send general bulletins, newsletters, or advertisements. If this policy changes in the future, a notice will be placed prominently on our home page as well as stated in a revised Privacy Policy Statement.

SNF does not rent, lease, sell or lend to any other organization or to any individual the email address or any other personal data of any visitor to our website for any commercial purpose.

Here is a list of some common issues regarding privacy on the web and how they are handled by this site.

Our purpose and policy on privacy

Item: Cookies

Explanation : Because the basic design of the World Wide Web is "stateless", cookies exist to permit features that many take for granted when using the web. Contrary to common opinion, "cookies" do not provide any threat to your computer, and are essential to make some features work. Most privacy concerns are associated with cookies set by third parties; your web browser may permit you to disallow cookies of this type entirely. 

At present no cookies are needed or used by this site.

Item: Access Logs 

Explanation : As explained above, all web servers maintain logs, but he Sarcoidosis Network Foundation does not collect nor use this information. The hosting service may provide some of this information to law enforcement agencies in connection with investigation of criminal matters.

Item: Form data 

Explanation : Web pages containing forms are used to collect the specific information that you provide when completing the form. This site uses forms for sending electronic mail messages to its members and officers. Electronic mail messages are sent to other computers not associated with this web site. The lifetime of these messages and their ultimate disposition is beyond the ability of the Sarcoidosis Network Foundation to control. By sending electronic mail messages via this site (or by any other method), you acknowledge and accept this.

Item: E-Mail messages 

Explanation : In addition to the disclosure about Form data above, the Sarcoidosis Network Foundation does retain a copy of all electronic mail messages sent to its volunteer coordinators and officers via this site.

Item: Unsolicited messages

Explanation : Many web sites contain features popularly described as "newsletters", "notices", "bulletin boards" or "news groups". Such systems generally must maintain some information about you in order to facilitate your use of such a feature. Such systems may also send you electronic messages at their own discretion. the Sarcoidosis Network Foundation has no motivation to send unwanted messages and will remove your information from such a system if you request it.

At present, this site does not operate any such system.

An explanation of items affecting website privacy.

The SNF may access and/or disclose your personal information that it has, if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the SNF or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the SNF; or (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the SNF's services or members of the public.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. However, if you have any doubts about the wisdom of sending any personal information over the Internet, SNF strongly urges you to contact our volunteer coordinators, or officers by telephone or by visiting their office or meetings in person.

If you choose to use SNF's website, your visit and any dispute over privacy are subject to this Notice, including limitations on damages, arbitration of disputes, and application of the law of the state of California. If you have any concern about privacy at, please contact us with a complete description and we will try to resolve it.

Legal disclaimer on privacy and operaton of this site.