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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 anytime and without prior notice.

Privacy Policy

The Foundation is committed to protecting your online privacy.

Personally identifiable information includes your name, address, telephone number, e-mail address and any other information, which might reasonably be used to identify you individually. The Foundation does not collect personally identifiable information except when individuals provide it on a voluntary basis through our website, In all such instances, the Foundation will only collect personally identifiable 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 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.

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 link entitled "Shop online and benefit the DRI" on the side of your screen. Personally identifiable 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; provided, however, that the online charity shopping Web sites are not controlled by the Foundation. For additional information, see Links to Other Web sites below.

You will also have an opportunity to complete questionnaires on our website or some of our link websites. 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 personally identifiable 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 personally identifiable 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.

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 and our other websites should be aware that we collect and log the IP address of all visitors. 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 personally identifiable 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 this website and linked websites 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. 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 Netscape or Internet Explorer browser. Note that it is possible that some aspects of this website may be unavailable to you if you choose this option. Security The security of your personally identifiable 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 personally identifiable 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.

Children On-Line Privacy Protection

The Foundation is concerned about the safety of children when they use the Internet. Consistent with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998 (COPPA), the Foundation will never knowingly request, collect, use and/or disclose personally identifiable information from anyone under the age of 13 without prior verifiable parental consent. If we receive actual knowledge that a visitor to is under the age of 13, we will remove all personally identifiable information about that person from our files. In addition, we offer parents reasonable access to information collected from their children, including the opportunity to correct or remove such information. Additional information concerning COPPA can be found at

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 through our Contact link located on the side of your screen. 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 on September 12, 2005.