Privacy Statement

This website is owned and operated by the University of Chicago and the National Program Office for Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care. The National Program Office is administered through a grant to the University of Chicago.

The Merck Foundation does not control any content on this website and makes no representations about the accuracy, content, practices, or standards of Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care.

We recognize that visitors to our site may be concerned about the information they provide to us, and how we treat that information. This privacy statement addresses those concerns. This statement may be changed or updated from time to time. Please note that this Privacy Policy is reviewed periodically. The University of Chicago reserves the right to modify its Privacy Policy at any time without prior notice. Any changes to the statement will be posted on this page. Your continued use of this website will be deemed conclusive acceptance of such modification.

If you have any questions about our Privacy Policy or do not want to receive emails from us in the future, please contact us at:

Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care
5841 South Maryland Avenue, MC 1000
Chicago, Illinois 60637
Or use our online Contact Us form

If you feel that the Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care website is not following its stated Privacy Policy, you may contact us at the above addresses, phone number, or email address.

Information Collected

The University of Chicago is the sole owner of the information collected on the website. The University of Chicago collects information voluntarily submitted by visitors to the website, which enables us to respond to requests. We gather this information from our users at several different points on our website.

For each visitor to our website, our web server automatically recognizes the user’s domain name, where possible. The information we collect is used to improve the content and functionality of our website.

We do not partner with or have special relationships with any ad server companies.

Contact Us

A user is asked to complete an information form including such data as name and email. We use this information to contact the user about services on our site for which he or she has expressed interest.

Grant Applicants

This privacy statement only applies to the information collected through

Information Use


A cookie is a piece of data stored on the user’s computer tied to information about the user. Cookies are not programs that come onto a visitor’s system and damage files. We use session-based cookies to analyze website use and trends. Usage of a cookie is not linked to personally identifiable information while on our site.

Log Files

Like most standard website servers we use log files. This includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks to analyze trends, administer the site, track users’ movement in the aggregate, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.


We do not sell personal information to third parties. We will only share personally identifiable information with third parties when (i) the person submitting the information authorizes us to share it including but not limited to the provisions enumerated in this privacy policy; or (ii) we are required to by law.

As e-mails and postal deliveries regarding Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care are sent on our behalf by the Merck Foundation, we share personal information as appropriate to facilitate these mailings to individuals who have requested materials.

We may share the names, email addresses, and organizational affiliations with staff at the Merck Foundation, other parties interested in racial and ethnic health disparities and interventions including but not limited to funders, policymakers and other stakeholders. If you do not want us to share this information, please let us know by contacting us at the address provided above, or through our contact form.


We have taken reasonable steps to maintain the integrity and privacy of your information to ensure that your information is processed confidentially, accurately and securely.

Links to Other Sites

The Bridging the Gap: Reducing Disparities in Diabetes Care website may contain links to other websites. The National Program Office is not responsible for the privacy practices of website not maintained by the University of Chicago. Users entering the websites of other organizations are encouraged to read the privacy policies of those organizations. Inclusion of links from this website to other websites does not imply an endorsement of the external websites by the University of Chicago.

Last modified: August 5, 2020

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