DRC is committed to ensuring your privacy by using our best reasonable efforts to protect all information provided by you. Any information about you will be used only in accordance with the following:

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as zip code
  • amounts contributed
  • preferences and interests
  • information resulting from customer surveys


What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your concerns and interests and to provide you with excellent service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record-keeping
  • Reporting contributions for tax purposes
  • To improve our processes and services
  • We may periodically send promotional emails about new projects or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information for marketing purposes by writing to us at 1400 Maiden Lane, Del Mar, CA 92014.
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone, fax or mail. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests.


We will never sell or distribute your information to any third parties unless required by law.


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorized access or disclosure we have put physical, electronic and managerial procedures in place to safeguard and secure the information wecollect online. Donations made on this website are handled by, a leading secure payment processor. The Diabetes Research Connection does not store any credit/debit card numbers.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyze web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyze webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then it is removed from the system. Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us. You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. Declining cookies may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide while visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

What We Won’t Do

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen. You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you believe that any information we are have collected about you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.