IDDT Privacy Policy

  1. Introduction & General Terms

IDDT is committed to protecting your personal information when you are using our website. We want our services to be safe and enjoyable environments for our visitors. This Privacy Policy relates to our use of any personal information you provide to us when using this website.

The Privacy Policy explains the following:

  • What information we collect about you;
  • How we use your details to contact you;
  • Whether we will disclose your details to anyone else;
  • Your choices regarding the personal information you provide to us;
  • The use of cookies on our website and how you can reject these cookies.

IDDT is committed to safeguarding your personal information. Whenever you provide such information, we are legally obliged to use your information in line with all laws concerning the protection of personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998 (these laws are referred to collectively in this Privacy Policy as the “data protection laws”).

The IDDT website contains hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third party websites have their own privacy policies, and are also likely to use cookies, and we therefore urge you to review them. They will govern the use of personal information you submit, which may also be collected by cookies whilst visiting these websites. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third party websites and your use of such websites is at your own risk.

  1. Who Are We?

The Insulin Dependant Diabetes Trust is very much a patient/carer centred organisation. It is run by people who live with diabetes for people who live with diabetes, so we understand some of the day to day difficulties that occur. IDDT has a small staff team who work closely together are deeply committed to ensuring that IDDT helps and supports people with diabetes and their families.

Martin Hirst, CEO
Rita East, Database Manager
Jo Wootton, Database Admnistrator
Matthew Daybles, Post Room Operative
In addition, we have the regular help of Amelia Hirst, who looks after the supply of donated insulin to developing countries.

IDDT was formed in 1994 and is based in Northampton in the United Kingdom. It originally formed to try to ensure that there was recognition that some people have adverse effects when using GM human insulins and that the choice of animal insulin must remain available. IDDT’s core belief is that everyone with diabetes should have an informed choice of treatment and they should be equal partners with their healthcare professionals in decisions about their care and treatment.

As a result of increased requests for information from people with Type 2 treated with diet and diet and tablets, IDDT has expanded its support and information provision to people with Type 2 diabetes.

IDDT is a registered charity and is governed by a Board of Trustees. 

  1. What information will IDDT collect about me?

When you participate in, access or sign up to any of IDDT’s services, activities or online content, such as Join IDDT, sending details for the IDDT Hall of Fame or purchasing from the IDDT Shop, we may receive personal information about you. This can consist of information such as your name, email address, postal address, telephone or mobile number, depending on the activity.

By submitting your details, you enable IDDT to provide you with the services, activities or online content that you select.

IDDT also uses cookies (see the cookies section below for details) and collects IP addresses (an IP address is a number that can uniquely identify a specific computer or other network device on the internet) from visitors to our website.

  1. How will IDDT use the information it collects about me?

IDDT uses personal information that you have sent us or provided when filling in a form – for example, when joining IDDT or purchasing from the IDDT Store – in order to provide you with a service. This information is kept confidential, and is only used for the purpose of providing the services you request.

The information provided is used for sending IDDT’s free quarterly publications – the Newsletter and Type 2 & You.

  1. Will IDDT share my personal information with anyone else?

We will keep information confidential at all times.

  1. How long will IDDT keep my personal information?

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity. If you cancel your membership of IDDT your account is deleted from the database.

Where you contribute material to IDDT we will generally only keep your content for as long as is reasonably required for the purpose(s) for which it was submitted.

  1. Cookies Policy – Information IDDT collects from you

What is a cookie?

 A cookie is a small piece of data, which often includes a unique identifier that is sent to your computer, tablet or mobile phone (referred to here as a “device”) browser from a websites computer and is stored on your devices hard drive. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preference allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other websites. Many websites do this whenever a user visits their websites in order to track online traffic flows.

During the course of any visit to our website, the pages you see, along with a cookie, are downloaded to your device. We do not record personal information about you for marketing purposes, and we do not advertise on the IDDT website, cookies are only used to record anonymous information about your visit to the site, for analytical purposes.


We like to keep track of what pages and links are popular and which ones don’t get used so much to help us keep our sites relevant and up to date. It is also very useful to be able to identify trends of how people navigate (find their way through) our sites and if they get ‘error messages’ from web pages.

This group of cookies often called ‘analytic cookies’ are used to gather this information. These cookies don’t collect information that indentifies you. The information collected is anonymous and is grouped with the information from everyone else’s cookies. We can then see overall the patterns of usage rather than any one person’s activity. Analytic cookies only records activity on the site you are on and they are only used to improve how our website works.

Web browser cookies:

If you do not want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been sent.

If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this in a wide variety of desktop browsers.

The links below take you to the help section for each of the major browsers, which will tell you how you can manage your cookies:


Internet Explorer

Google Chrome

Safari OS X

Safari iOS



Windows Phone