The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research is committed to protecting the privacy of visitors to our Web site. Information gathered through this site is used to monitor our site’s effectiveness and to respond to your questions and requests.

We collect general data to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our Web site. Tracking Web site statistics such as the number of visitors and top pages viewed helps us develop plans for improvement of the site.

We do not automatically collect e-mail addresses or other personal information. However, we have found the best way to respond accurately and timely to requests for information is to ask that visitors complete an opt-in registration form.  Our site’s registration forms require users to give us contact information (like your name and email address) and demographic information (like your zip code). We use this contact information to send you information about sarcoidosis and about FSR.  FSR does not sell, trade or rent personal information about its Web site visitors.  You may request to have your name removed from FSR mailing lists at any time by sending your full name, USPS mailing address and a sentence requesting deletion of your information from our files to: FSR, 1820 W Webster Ave Ste. 304 Chicago, IL 60614 or

Our site provides users the opportunity to opt-out of receiving email communications from us at the point where we request information about the visitor.  You can also unsubscribe from the FSR monthly email newsletter at any time by sending an email to and indicating “REMOVE FROM LIST” in the subject line, or using the “unsubscribe” function at the bottom of an email.

If you do not wish to complete on-line forms, you may contact the FSR office by telephone or mail using the information at the bottom of this page.

Order Forms
When ordering materials, purchasing tickets or making a donation online, our site’s order  forms require users to give us contact information (like your name, e-mail address and  mailing address) and financial information (like your credit card number and expiration date).  We use this contact information to process, fulfill and acknowledge your order or donation and to send you information about sarcoidosis and about FSR.  This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. Industry-standard software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. FSR does not sell, trade or rent contact lists.

There may be links in this Web site which will let you leave FSR’s Web site. Links are provided as a convenience to site visitors. Linked sites are not under the control of FSR and access to any sites linked from this Web site is at your own risk. FSR assumes no responsibility for, or any obligation to monitor, the privacy practices or content of such linked Internet sites. The inclusion of any link does not imply a recommendation or endorsement by FSR of the linked site.

Information contained on this Web site is intended for educational and information purposes only and should not be relied upon for diagnosis, treatment, or care, nor should it replace the medical advice of qualified health professionals. The Foundation for Sarcoidosis Research (FSR) strongly encourages patients and their families to consult with qualified health care professionals for guidance on individual care.