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All information, documents and questionnaires on this website are the property of FORWARD—The National Data Bank for Rheumatic Diseases.

Online Privacy Information

FORWARD is committed to respecting privacy. We do not share your email addresses, mobile numbers (standard message and data rates may apply when opting in to SMS usage), and message frequency with anyone. We do not give away or sell any personally identifiable information.

Purpose of this website

This website is intended to educate interested people about the research activities of FORWARD, and to allow physicians and people with rheumatic diseases to participate in FORWARD studies. There is absolutely no cost to join. All information within the FORWARD web site, including links away from this site, is for educational purposes only. Nothing presented here should be taken to be medical advice. You are encouraged to speak with your doctor about any questions you have about your care. FORWARD is not allowed to give medical advice. No endorsement of any treatment is intended.

This website does not display or accept any advertising.

FORWARD, a non-profit organization, receives funding from a variety of sources. Particular funding sources are explained in the individual articles and abstracts.

Additional information

FORWARD is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. FORWARD does not share, sell, rent, or otherwise transfer this information in ways other than those disclosed in this statement.
FORWARD uses IP addresses as part of administering this site. FORWARD also uses IP addresses to track users’ movements, gather, and analyze broad demographic information for aggregate use. FORWARD does not share any information with any third parties, other than its agents who assist us in the collection and analysis of information as outlined herein.
FORWARD takes every precaution to protect information. When sensitive information is submitted through this site, the information is protected both on- and off-line. All of our users’ information is restricted to use only in FORWARD offices. Only employees who require the information to perform a specific responsibility are granted access to personally identifiable information.
This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by the FORWARD website. Any changes made to the FORWARD privacy policy will be posted on our homepage. This is to ensure that those who access our site will always be aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.