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Privacy Notice

The IAL is committed to respecting your privacy and will protect it when you visit our web site. Any personal information you share with us is shared voluntarily.

You may use the IAL web site without providing any personal information; however, use of certain support services on the site does require personal information.

With your help, the IAL is committed to ensuring the privacy and accuracy of your personal information. We do not actively share personal information.

The IAL provides this web site as a service to people their families, health care professionals, and others who are seeking information and support related to Laryngectomees.

As part of our commitment to maintaining the privacy of people who sign up for and participate in our services and to those who simply visit our web site), the IAL has developed this privacy statement. The statement has two purposes:

  1.    To educate you about privacy issues, and
  2.     To inform you about the specific privacy policies of the IAL.

This Privacy Policy will tell you what information we collect, how it is used and what your choices are.

Information We Gather

Our web servers automatically generate temporary logs that contain the following information: Internet address of the computer being used, web pages requested, referring web page, browser used, and date and time.

This data, which does not identify you as an individual, is used in aggregate to improve the content of the web site and is not ordinarily associated with specific individuals.

Names and Email Addresses

You may be asked to provide personal information such as first name, state or country, gender, or e-mail address, if you choose to participate in certain of our support services.


"Cookies" are small computer files that a Web site can transfer to your computer. Currently, the IAL does not use cookies on its site, and use of IAL services does not require that you enable cookies.

Cookies are used to track web site use and, by some web sites, to remember information about preferences and pages you have visited. For example, when you visit some sites on the Web you might see a "Welcome Back" message. The first time you visited the site a cookie was probably set on your computer; when you return, the cookie is read again. You can refuse to accept cookies, disable cookies, and remove cookies from your hard drive.

Accuracy of Confidential Information

The IAL does its best to ensure that any personal information we have about you is accurate. For example, if you’re Clubs listing is in error or needs updating, you can let us know and we will correct it.

IAL Services

Your participation in certain of our support services will result in your disclosure of some personal or private information about yourself. Please be aware that this will occur. Please understand that any information you disclose to a group becomes public information.

Please exercise caution when deciding to disclose your confidential information. We ask our members to be discrete about sharing the private information of others in settings outside of the services we provide. If you believe someone is not honoring your privacy, please try to resolve your concern with them. If you feel they still are not honoring your privacy, please let us know.

Member Links

One basic service of the IAL is our links to Member Web Sites and other information they have asked be shared. To participate, you must share an email address, because you send us your request via email. Your email address is not shared with anyone outside of the people who keep the AIL running. Please be aware that, in the course of sharing your web site or other information, personal information about you and your medical condition is certain to be revealed.


There are no e-commerce transactions on the IAL web site. Usage of our website is free. We do not collect credit card numbers or sell goods or services directly from the site. We do accept donations via Visa and MasterCard. For your convenience in understanding or coping with this condition and its effects, we do offer links to products sold from other distributors. The IAL does not endorse any companies, products or services presented herein.

Other Disclosure

The IAL uses the information we collect only to provide you with the services you have requested as described above. IAL will not disclose the personal information you provide on the site to any outside organization except when we have your permission or under special circumstances, such as when we feel it is necessary to protect our rights or the rights of others, or as required by law.

Links To Other Sites

The IAL web site provides links to other sites that we believe may be of interest to you. Please be aware that this Privacy Policy applies only to the IAL web site and does not apply to sites that we link to. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of other sites before providing them with any personal information.

Children's Privacy

The Federal Trade Commission has issued special requirements protecting the collection and transfer of children's personal information on the Internet. The IAL is committed to protecting the privacy of children and does not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13.

Your Consent

By using the IAL web site and its services, you acknowledge your acceptance of this Privacy Policy. We may occasionally need to make changes to our Privacy Policy, to reflect changes in our site and address new issues, so please refer to this policy regularly.


If you have questions about this privacy statement or if you are concerned about privacy in the availability of IAL services, please e-mail us at webmaster@theial.com This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.