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The Australian and New Zealand COPD Reference Site is owned and operated by Lung Foundation Australia ABN 36 051 131 901. Access to this website is conditional upon your acceptance and compliance with these terms, conditions, notices and disclaimers contained on this page and elsewhere on the website. Lung Foundation Australia reserves the right to amend the Conditions of Use (Conditions) at any time.


Lung Foundation Australia provides the Content contained on, or referred to in this web site as a public service. Lung Foundation Australia, employees and agents have taken all responsible care in producing this information. While the medical information Content is written by Medical and Allied Health Professionals, this information is not personal medical advice and is not intended to substitute for the evaluation of your individual health condition by your personal healthcare provider.

Accordingly, employees and agents of Lung Foundation Australia, shall not be responsible for any eventualities arising from the use of, or reliance on, the information contained on, or referred to, in this website or of those sites linked to this website. They are responsible neither for any errors or omissions contained in the work of this website nor of those sites linked to this website. Individuals may access the information contained on, or referred to, in this website for personal use or in order to inform others about it, but otherwise may not reproduce or modify the information contained on, or referred to, in this website without The Australian Lung Foundation’s express permission.


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The cost of the Lung Foundation Australia COPD-x web site is met from untied grants provided by sponsors. For further information please refer to Lung Foundation Australia or email No advertising is accepted on this site.

Privacy Statement

When you visit The Australian and New Zealand COPD Reference Site, Lung Foundation Australia will not collect personally identifiable information about an individual, unless such information is provided voluntarily.

The personally identifiable information collected by Lung Foundation Australia is strictly confidential and Lung Foundation Australia will not reveal, disclose, sell, distribute, share or otherwise pass on to any third parties any personal information that an individual may have provided unless permitted by law or Lung Foundation Australia has the individual’s express written consent.

Individuals should also be aware that non-personal information and data might be automatically collected through the use of “cookies”. Cookies are pieces of information that a website can use to recognise repeated usage, facilitate the users on getting access to and use of the website and allow a website to track usage behaviour and compile aggregate data that will allow content improvement and targeted advertising. The use of cookies is standard and most websites use them. Most Internet browsers are preset to accept cookies. If an individual prefers not to receive cookies, the Internet browser can be set to refuse cookies or to warn when cookies are being used.


The Australian and New Zealand COPD Reference Site contains links to third party websites. These linked websites are not under the control of Lung Foundation Australia and Lung Foundation Australia is not responsible for the contents of any linked websites or any hyperlink contained in any linked websites. Lung Foundation Australia provides these links as a convenience only and the inclusion of any link does not imply any endorsement of the linked website by Lung Foundation Australia.

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Governing Law

These Conditions are governed by, construed and enforced in accordance with the laws of Queensland, Australia. Any disputes arising from these Conditions or in connection with the use of this website are subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of Queensland, Australia.

This website may be accessed throughout Australia and overseas. Lung Foundation Australia makes no representation that the Content on this website complies with the laws of any country outside Australia. If you access this site from outside Australia, you are responsible for ensuring that that your access to, downloading of, use of or reliance on the Content contained in this web site is in compliance with all laws in the place in which you are located.