Our Privacy Policy, Donor Privacy and Editorial Policy


This Privacy Policy covers Defeat Diabetes Foundation’s (DDF) treatment of personal information or personally identifiable information that may be collected or submitted when the web-user (“you”) are using DDF’s website or services. This Policy does not apply to companies that DDF does not own or control, or to individuals that are not under DDF’s supervisory control.

Please understand that whenever you voluntarily disclose Personal Information online this information cannot be made one-hundred percent secure and, in some cases, that information can be intercepted, collected and used by others. However, we work hard to protect your information at all times, and protect your information in several ways. Your information is stored on a secure server that DDF and its authorized personnel can only access through a password. Additionally, we encrypt your information to prevent third parties without authorization from intercepting your information when it is in transit to us.

How We Collect Your Personal Information

While using the Defeat Diabetes Foundation’s website, you may submit Personal Information when registering for services, subscribing to our Newsletter and other correspondence and posting content. Depending on the service or process, the Personal Information you may be asked to provide is your:
Postal Address
Email address
Phone number
Credit or Debit Card Information
Gender or other demographic information
Location information

Personal Information may also be collected, or your IP address logged, when you visit DDF’s website. Your IP information allows us to understand how you use our site and to enable us to make changes to our site in order to improve your experience. Information regarding your computer, your connection to our website (such as your browser type, operating system, and platform) and your user history (including, but not limited to, your session information, page errors and the length of your visits to specific pages within our website) may also be collected.

Our Use of Cookies

Defeat Diabetes Foundation uses cookies to remember certain user information. Cookies are electronic identifiers that are transferred automatically to your computer through your browser that allow our computers to save certain information you provide us and store information about you so we can recognize you when you visit our website in the future. This allows you to avoid logging in more than once, which saves time, and create a customized website that fits your needs. You may, at any time, disable or refuse to accept cookies by changing the preferences or settings on your web browser. If you choose to disable cookies, you will still be able to use our website. However, you will not be able to fully take advantage of certain automation and other functionality features available.

How We Use Your Personal Information

Defeat Diabetes Foundation may use the Personal Information you provide for purposes such as: carrying out a registration made by you; customizing the advertising and content you see; fulfilling your requests for products and services; improving the content and overall look and feel of our website and services, contacting you, conducting research, providing anonymous reporting for internal and external clients, contacting users regarding changes to our website or business, and customizing the content that you see on the DDF’s website. DDF may also retain the details of purchases and other transactions or payments made with us or the partners affiliated with our website.

How Personal Information is Disclosed

It is Defeat Diabetes Foundation’s policy not to disclose, sell or rent this Personal Information to any individual, business, government entity or outside parties except: (i) to provide products or services you’ve requested through us; (ii) in response to a validly-issued subpoena, court order, or other legal process; (iii) when necessary to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal action; or (iv) where you request DDF to do so.

From time to time, DDF may use return email addresses to answer the email we receive from you. Such addresses are not used for any other purpose. Your Personal Information will not be collected for use that is in violation of the law, or unrelated to that discussed in this Policy, unless you are also provided an opportunity to opt-out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses.

Setting Up User Accounts

Defeat Diabetes Foundation may allow users to set up personal accounts to volunteer or to participate online in our communities. You have the ability to edit information you provide at any time, and may delete your account at your convenience. Unless DDF is required to respond to court orders, subpoenas or comply with applicable law DDF will use its best efforts to ensure that unauthorized third parties do not access your user account information.

Correcting Your Personally Identifiable Information

You are responsible for ensuring that all Personal Information you provide on the website is maintained and kept current.

Web Statistics & Shared Data

We collect and use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track user movement, and gather broad demographic information for reporting and sponsorship purposes.

From time to time, we may use this information to better design our website and to share with select advertising partners, sponsors, and/or affiliates however IP addresses are not linked to Personal Information. For example, we may tell a sponsor that X number of individuals visited a certain area on our website, or that Y number of men and Z number of women filled out our registration form, but we will not disclose to these partners, sponsors and/or affiliates anything that could be used to personally identify those individuals.

Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics. For further information on the privacy policy concerning Google Analytics, please go here.

Children’s Privacy

Protecting the privacy of children is especially important to us. For that reason, we do not collect information provided by users under the age of 13, nor do we intentionally solicit information from users under the age of 13.

COPPA: Defeat Diabetes Foundation complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998. Nonprofits are also obligated to comply with COPPA.

If you inform Defeat Diabetes Foundation that DDF has collected or received information from a child under 13, without parental permission, DDF will delete such information immediately from its databases. DDF shall not knowingly distribute to third parties any personally identifiable information erroneously collected from children under 13.

Scope of this Policy: Third Party Websites

Although this policy applies to the all information obtained by DDF for the purpose of accessing or using content controlled and owned by Defeat Diabetes Foundation, it does not apply to businesses or entities that are not owned or controlled by us.

This website contains links to other third party websites. Please be aware that DDF does not claim any responsibility for the privacy practices of these third party sites. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our site and to take reasonable precautions when sharing your personally identifiable information on third party websites.

Opt-In Policy

You may “opt in” to receive newsletters, promotional offers and other useful information from us. To unsubscribe from our mailings (except important system and content update information), you may go to the Subscription Management section of the Website and edit your personal profile by selecting the “edit my profile” link.


All user account pages are protected with Secure Socket Layer (“SSL”) encryption. All user accounts must be accessed with user names and passwords. You are advised not to share your user name and password with any other person.


Donor Privacy Commitment

This policy applies to all Personal Information received by Defeat Diabetes Foundation (DDF) from donors, both online and offline, as well as any electronic, written, or oral communications.

We will not sell or trade our donors’ Personal Information with any other entity, nor send mailings to our donors on behalf of other organizations.

We will only collect and process Personal Information about you where we have a lawful basis, and we only share Personal Information with trusted third parties to provide an effective user experience and comply with laws that apply to us

We may combine and use data analysis to interpret your information and predict how likely you are to be interested in or responsive to a particular campaign or fundraising communication. If we conclude that you have the potential or interest in supporting DDF’s efforts at a higher level, we may collect additional publicly available information about you and combine and analyze that information into a donor profile, which allows us to engage with you in a customized manner that is responsive to your supporter interest. We commonly look at and combine information from public information resources and other data sources that you chose to make available publicly on your social media channels to give insight into your philanthropic interests and ability to support us.  In addition, we may use trusted third-party companies that analyze and measure available information to assess affluence. This helps us understand more about your interests and level of potential engagement or donation.

To the extent any donations are processed through a third-party service provider, our donors’ information will only be used for purposes necessary to process the donation. Any credit card information supplied online by donors is encrypted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology. All credit card transactions are processed through a VeriSign secured and PCI DSS compliant gateway provider and are not stored or processed on our servers.


Editorial Policy

This editorial policy covers text, images, videos, interactive tools and other material (“content”) contained on defeatdiabetes.org (“organizational website”), in addition to all DDF online properties managed by organizational units of Defeat Diabetes Foundation.

Content on organizational websites and DDF properties strictly adhere to policies and processes that ensure editorial integrity and consistent, credible information. Online visitors can be confident that editorial decisions are not influenced by outside interests, political or commercial pressures, private or industry sponsors, advertisers, donors or collaborators or any personal interests.

Content Development

Topics on organizational websites and DDF properties are selected for relevance to the health and wellness of the general public and content decisions are based on the editors’ judgment of potential interest to visitors, timeliness of the topic and quality of research and writing. Content is developed solely by Defeat Diabetes Foundation staff and qualified contributors.

Expert Review

Defeat Diabetes Foundation presents accurate, accessible, evidence-based content that is relevant to its audience. All nutrition information and public-facing educational content is reviewed by DDF staff and, when applicable, specialty subject experts. Content is updated when pertinent new research emerges that may affect information presented on organizational websites and DDF properties. Any public-facing content bearing the DDF brand that is published outside these content development and expert review procedures is in violation of DDF’s editorial policy.

Conflict of Interest

Content on organizational websites and DDF properties is evidence-informed and is not influenced by private or industry sponsors, advertisers, donors or collaborators. As such, content contributors of the DDF website are required to disclose any relationships that may present a potential conflict of interest or perception of conflict of interest. If you believe a piece of content, author or reviewer has been influenced by a conflict of interest, please contact us.

Submitting Feedback

The editorial staff of the organizational websites and DDF properties welcomes and reviews feedback from readers. While all feedback is considered by the editorial staff and our practice reviewers, we may not respond to each communication received. In the event of an inaccuracy or inconsistency, the staff makes every effort to quickly address and correct errors.

Sponsorship and Advertising

The organizational websites and DDF properties solidly adhere to editorial integrity and independence. Content is not influenced by outside interests, political or commercial pressures, private or industry sponsors, advertisers, donors or collaborators or any personal interests. Defeat Diabetes Foundation does not accept advertising on its websites.




The advice found on DDF websites should not replace consultation with a healthcare professional.

Content on the Defeat Diabetes Foundation website is for informational purposes only. Nothing contained in these sites is or should be considered, or used as a substitute for, medical advice, diagnosis or treatment.

Seek the advice of a qualified health care provider for any questions regarding personal health or medical conditions. Never disregard, avoid or delay in obtaining medical advice from your doctor or other qualified health care providers because of something you have read on DDF websites. If you have or suspect that you have a medical problem or condition, please contact a qualified health care professional immediately. If you are in the United States and are experiencing a medical emergency, please call 911.


Defeat Diabetes Foundation reserves the right to amend this policy at any time. DDF will post a notice of changes on its web site, when and if the terms of this policy are amended.


You may contact Defeat Diabetes Foundation should you have any questions regarding this policy.