Privacy Policy and Terms of Use

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DRI Foundation (DRIF) Website Terms of Use
Any and all information posted on this website is for general information and/or educational purposes only, and should not be construed as medical advice, medical opinion, diagnosis, treatment or professional services of any kind whatsoever. Any information provided by the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation/Diabetes Research Institute (in either case, the "Foundation") and/or this website is not a substitute for medical attention. See your licensed healthcare professional for your medical advice and treatment. The information provided by this website is not a substitute for diagnosing or treating health problems. It is important that you visit your own doctor regularly for physical examinations and check-ups. If you have or suspect that you may have a health problem, you should consult your licensed healthcare provider as soon as possible. Individuals should never disregard, avoid, or delay in obtaining medical advice from a licensed healthcare provider because of something that was read on this website.

The information on our website is managed and supported by the Foundation. The Foundation reserves the right to change, modify, add and/or remove information from this website as it may deem appropriate at any time and without prior notice.

Diabetes Research Institute Foundation (DRIF) Privacy Policy
The Foundation is committed to protecting your privacy.

Online Privacy
Personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) includes your name, mailing address, telephone number, e-mail address and any other information, which might reasonably be used to identify you individually.

The Foundation does not collect Personal Information except when individuals provide it on a voluntary basis through our website. In all such instances, the Foundation will only collect Personal Information which is voluntarily provided by its visitors and undertakes that such information will not be sold, rented, exchanged or made available to third parties except as provided herein unless the visitor is first notified and expressly consents to any such action, or where the Foundation is required by law or legal process to do so, or under certain similar conditions as described below.

The Foundation may contract and work with third-party service providers to use Personal Information in order to better serve our users, conduct our business and improve our website.  These third-party service providers are not permitted to share or use the information collected except to help the Foundation conduct its business and improve its services.  The Foundation will not sell or rent this information to others under any circumstances. This Privacy Policy applies to all information received by the Foundation, either online or offline, as well as any electronic, written or oral communications. If you have further questions or would like to be removed from our database, please email us at

You will also have an opportunity to complete questionnaires on our website. Certain information collected from such questionnaires may be used to improve and enhance your experience on this website and/or for our research activities. For example, we may take such information, individually or aggregately, and share such information with unaffiliated third parties, in an anonymous form, which means that the shared information will not contain nor be linked to any Personal Information. Certain related information may also be provided to third parties for research, development or other similar purposes in furtherance of our mission. By submitting Personal Information to the Foundation, you expressly consent to the unlimited right of the Foundation to aggregate such information with other similar information and use it in any manner that does not specifically identify you individually. Similarly, research information submitted to the Foundation pursuant to a particular clinical trial will be subject to the terms and conditions of that clinical trial. The Foundation makes no guarantees or representations with respect to how unsolicited research information sent to the Foundation may be handled.

You will have the opportunity to make a donation to the Foundation through this website. You will also have the opportunity to connect to and shop on selected online charity shopping Web sites who have partnered with the Foundation as more fully described in the section titled "Special Fundraising Campaigns." Personal Information collected in connection with making such donations and shopping online through selected sites, including any credit card information, is collected solely for such transactions. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of online charity shopping websites and we advise you to read the privacy policies of each site you visit to determine what information that site may be collecting about you. For additional information, see Links to Other Web sites below.

If you make a donation to or request information from the Foundation, in any manner described above, we may send you updates via e-mail or through other mediums using the information you have provided to us. If you do not wish to receive any such communication, you may unsubscribe following the instructions appearing at the end of the e-mail message or other medium you receive.

Visitors to this website should be aware that we collect and log the IP address of all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer whenever you access the Internet. IP addresses allow computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. We collect IP address information so we can properly administer our system and gather aggregate information about how our site is used including the pages visitors view. This aggregate information may be shared with advertisers, sponsors and other businesses. To maintain visitor anonymity, we do not associate IP addresses with records containing Personal Information. We will use IP address information, however, to personally identify you in order to enforce our legal rights or when required to do so by law enforcement authorities.

Visitors to this website should also be aware that certain non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by through the operation of what are called "cookies". "Cookies" are small text files that identify an individual computer's browser entering a website. Cookies allow the website to track that browser's movement through the website over several sessions. Through cookies, a website can recognize repeat users, facilitate the user's access to and use of the website and allow a website to track usage behavior that will allow website content improvements. We may use tools, cookies and services such as DoubleClick and Google Analytics to track, report and analyze website activity.  Cookies may be used to perform data analytics, auditing, accounting and other internal functions associated therewith.  The Foundation uses cookies only for the above-mentioned purposes and will not use them to identify users or to track usage of the Internet other than on this website.

If you do not want a cookie placed on your computer by this website, you may disable cookies altogether by modifying the "Preferences" section of your internet browser. Note that it is possible that some aspects of this website may be unavailable to you if you choose disable the cookie function.
If you have any further questions about the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation's Privacy Policy, about information collected or to be removed from our mailing list, please call 954-964-4040 or email

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA)
DRIF is committed to complying with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and other applicable laws regarding protecting children.  Use of this site by anyone under the age of thirteen (13) years is prohibited.

The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. We attempt to provide for the secure transmission of your information from your computer to our servers by utilizing encryption software. However, due to the inherent open nature of the Internet, we cannot guarantee that communications between you and the Foundation, and the Foundation and you, will be free from unauthorized access by third parties such as hackers and your use of this website demonstrates your assumption of this risk. We have put in place reasonable procedures to safeguard Personal Information we collect.

Links to Other Web Sites
As a resource to our visitors, the Foundation may provide links to other Web sites or references to products, processes, or services by trade name, trademark, or manufacturer. These references do not constitute or imply any endorsement, investigation or recommendation of those Web sites, products, processes or services by the Foundation and the Foundation cannot guarantee the standards of every website or reference to which we link or refer. The Foundation does not control the privacy policies or practices of such Web sites. Accordingly, the Foundation cannot guarantee the privacy practices of other Web sites, and so we urge you to review the privacy policy of each website you visit, especially prior to providing any personal information to them, for more information about the policies applicable to those sites. The Foundation is not responsible for the content or practices of any linked website or reference. Such links are provided solely for the convenience and information of our website visitors.

Mailing Lists
The Foundation understands that privacy is important to our donors and constituents. The information you provide to us through various channels is treated with respect and confidentiality. As stated above, the Foundation does not sell or rent a donor or constituent’s personal information, including any of the email addresses or demographic information collected from our website or other channels. In addition, the Foundation will not sell, trade or share a donor's or constituent's personal information. Please contact us directly at any time at if you wish to be removed from the mailing list or if you would like to correct or change the personal information you have previously provided. To protect your privacy and security, we will take certain steps to verify your identity before granting access to your information or making corrections. 

Copyright and Trademark
The Foundation owns the proprietary rights in and to the Diabetes Research Institute Foundation and the Diabetes Research Institute marks, and in and to the contents of this website, including, but not limited to, all design, text, images, data, and third party marks, which are owned or licensed by the Foundation and/or, which may not be copied, reproduced, transmitted, displayed, performed, distributed, rented, sublicensed, altered, or otherwise used in whole or in part in any manner by you without the express, prior written consent of the Foundation, except that you may download web pages from this website for personal use which does not harm the Foundation.

Limitation of Liability
Full responsibility for the use of this website and its content is with you. The Foundation makes no warranties of any kind, express or implied, regarding this website, its contents or the computer server which makes it available and the Foundation is not responsible and assumes no liability for any misinformation, or any viruses or other harmful elements that may infect, affect or damage your computer equipment or other property, related in any way to your access to, use of, browsing in, or downloading of any content from our website. Warranties of any and every type are expressly disclaimed and the Foundation is not responsible or liable in any way for any damages whatsoever (including, without limitation, direct, indirect, special, incidental and/or consequential damages) arising out of or in connection with the use (including unauthorized use or reproduction) of this website or your reliance on the content of this website, whether in an action of contract, tort or otherwise.

Additional Information
If you have any questions about the use of this website, including, but not limited to our privacy policy, you can contact us via email at or at the mailing address found here. If you wish to keep your communication private, please do not use e-mail. The e-mail functionality on our website does not provide a completely secure and confidential means of communication. It is possible that your e-mail communication may be accessed or viewed by another Internet user while in transit to us.

We encourage you to review this page periodically for any content changes, modifications, additions and/or deletions. Content last modified January 2018.