Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. It is Diabetic Me’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect from you across our website, https://www.diabeticme.org, and other sites we own and operate.

We only ask for personal information when we truly need it to provide a service to you. We collect it fairly and legally, with your knowledge and consent. We also let you know why we’re collecting it and how it will be used.

We only retain collected information for as long as necessary to provide you with your requested service. What data we store, we’ll protect within commercially acceptable means to prevent loss and theft, as well as unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification.

We don’t share any personally identifying information with third parties except when required to by law.

The advice/comments on this website are personal experiences, not medical advice. Everybody is different and reacts differently. When in doubt, always consult a doctor or your specialist.

Our website may link to external sites that are not operated by us. Please be aware that we have no control over the content and practices of these sites and cannot accept responsibility or liability for their respective privacy policies. This website contains affiliate links. If you purchase a product through one of them, I will receive a commission (at no additional cost to you). I only ever endorse products or items I have personally used, benefited from, or recommended by trusted resources. I appreciate your support to keep Diabetic Me running.

About our cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them, the types of cookies we use, i.e., the information we collect using cookies, how that information is used, and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store, and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy. You can change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website anytime. Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us, and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy. Your consent applies to the following domains: diabeticme.org

What are cookies?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. They are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us function properly, make the website more secure, provide a better user experience, understand how the website performs, and analyze what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies?

Like most online services, our website uses first-party and third-party cookies for several purposes. First-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function correctly, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our website are mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and, all in all, providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to experience our site’s full functionality. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log in to your account add products to your basket, and checkout securely.

Statistics

These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit, etc. These data help us understand and analyze how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Marketing

Our website displays advertisements. These cookies are used to personalize the advertisements we show you to make them meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.
The information stored in these cookies may also be used by third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

Functional

These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing website content on social media platforms.

Preferences

These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences, like language preferences, so that you have a better and more efficient experience on future visits to the website.

You are free to refuse our request for your personal information, with the understanding that we may be unable to provide you with some of your desired services.

Your continued use of our website will be regarded as acceptance of our practices around privacy and personal information.

Feel free to contact us if you have any questions about how we handle user data or personal information, or if you have inquiries about our sponsorship and advertisement policies.

Mediavine Programmatic Advertising (Ver 1.1)

The Website works with Mediavine to manage third-party interest-based advertising appearing on the Website. Mediavine serves content and advertisements when you visit the Website, which may use first and third-party cookies. A cookie is a small text file that is sent to your computer or mobile device (referred to in this policy as a “device”) by the web server so that a website can remember some information about your browsing activity on the Website.

First-party cookies are created by the website that you are visiting. A third-party cookie is frequently used in behavioral advertising and analytics and is created by a domain other than the website you are visiting. Third-party cookies, tags, pixels, beacons, and similar technologies (collectively, “Tags”) may be placed on the Website to monitor interaction with advertising content and target and optimize advertising. Each internet browser can block first- and third-party cookies and clear your browser’s cache. The “help” feature of the menu bar on most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, receive notifications of new cookies, disable existing cookies, and clear your browser’s cache. You can consult the information at All About Cookies for more information about cookies and how to disable them.

You may not take full advantage of the website’s content and features without cookies. Please note that rejecting cookies does not mean you will no longer see ads when visiting our Site. If you opt-out, you will still see non-personalized advertisements on the Website.

The Website collects the following data using a cookie when serving personalized ads:

  • IP Address
  • Operating System type
  • Operating System version
  • Device Type
  • Language of the website
  • Web browser type
  • Email (in hashed form)

Mediavine Partners (companies listed below with whom Mediavine shares data) may also use this data to link to other end-user information the partner has independently collected to deliver targeted advertisements. Mediavine Partners may also separately collect data about end users from other sources, such as advertising IDs or pixels, and link that data to data collected from Mediavine publishers to provide interest-based advertising across your online experience, including devices, browsers, and apps. This data includes usage data, cookie information, device information, information about interactions between users and advertisements and websites, geolocation data, traffic data, and information about a visitor’s referral source to a particular website. Mediavine Partners may also create unique IDs to create audience segments, which are used to provide targeted advertising.

If you would like more information about this practice and to know your choices to opt in or opt-out of this data collection, please visit the National Advertising Initiative opt out page . You may also visit Digital Advertising Alliance website and Network Advertising Initiative website to learn more information about interest-based advertising. You may download the AppChoices app at Digital Advertising Alliance’s AppChoices app to opt out in connection with mobile apps, or use the platform controls on your mobile device to opt out.

For specific information about Mediavine Partners, the data each collects, and their data collection and privacy policies, please visit Mediavine Partners.

This policy is effective as of November 11th, 2019.

Latest update: December 7th, 2023.