The MSRC website is intended primarily for use of members of the American Association for Respiratory Care/ Massachusetts Society for Respiratory Care as a resource for information on general respiratory care.

The information contained on this website is intended to be used as a general information source. It is not intended to be used as a substitute for consultation with your health care provider or to replace the relationship between the patient and physician.

The Massachusetts Society for Respiratory Care is an affiliate member of the American Association for Respiratory Care which is a professional membership association. Many individuals provide content for this website, which is edited by volunteers of the MSRC. Some of these volunteer members are respiratory therapists who are Registered Respiratory Therapists.


Members of the MSRC are admitted to protected areas of our website and must use their member number to gain access. Their membership in the MSRC is the only criteria needed to enter these areas, and no additional information is collected or required to these areas.

Website Privacy Statement

The MSRC is committed to protecting the privacy of all website visitors. We intend to abide by the privacy rules and regulations of medical/health information that apply in the United States. Our website practices and policies regarding visitor privacy are described below.

Information Collected

Our system collects information about the origin and site navigation of website users. This information is used to compile statistics on website use to help us improve our site. We do not collect identifying information from visitors of the website unless they fill out a form for requesting information.

Use of the Information

The information collected on website use patterns is used to improve our website and make it more useful for visitors. Any identifying individual information (such as name or email address) provided by website users will be used only as requested by the visitor. We do use cookies as described below.

Information Sharing

MSRC will not sell, share, or release any information about website users. However, we may disclose information when legally compelled to do so.

Normal Web Site Usage

During a normal visit to our site, no personally identifiable information about you is collected. However your visit does however generate a session log.

Cookies: What They Are and How We Use Them

A method of tracking web site visitors is through the use of “Cookies.” Cookies are small bits of data that help web site owners and web servers identify you and remember you when you return. By doing this, the web site owner and web server can provide you with information that is most valuable to you, based on your last visit.

We also use third-party web beacons to gather usage data. You have a variety of tools to control cookies, web beacons and similar technologies, including browser controls to block and delete cookies from some third-party analytics service providers and opt out of data collection through web beacons.

Important Cookie Facts:

  • Only the information that you provide, or the choices you make while visiting a Web site, can be stored in a cookie. For example, the site cannot determine your name or e-mail address unless you choose to enter it into a pre-existing input box.
  • Allowing a web site to create a cookie does not give that site or any other site access to the rest of your computer.
  • Cookies cannot roam around inside your computer and collect personal information.
  • Only the site that created the cookie can read it.

MSRC Cookie Examples

Password Protected Areas:

  • In the MSRC web sites, we use cookies if an area of our site is password protected. This cookie is remembered until you log off of your web browser. This cookies allows you access to certain information available to members only.


The MSRC web site, its affiliated web sites, e-newsletters, emails, and publications have been developed by the MSRC, its staff, member volunteers, editors, and authors for the respiratory care community. There is no commercial involvement in the development of content or in the decision-making process for these products. The appearance of advertising on the MSRC’s web sites e-newsletters, emails, and publications is neither a guarantee nor an endorsement by the MSRC of the product, service, or company or the claims made for the product in such advertising. 

Financing and Funding Sources

The MSRC and its website are financed primarily through the dues of members of the organization and through non-dues revenue sources such as its educational programs and conventions. There are no conflicts of interest.


The MSRC website contains links to other sites. It is our goal to select credible websites as links. However, the MSRC is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of linked websites. Users are encouraged to review the privacy policy of each linked site.

Contacting the Webmaster

If you have questions about this privacy policy or the practices of this site, contact: info@msrcol.org.