Privacy & Security

All names and addresses of our visitors and members are kept confidential. Unless we have your permission or are required by law, we do not disclose individual personal information.

We invite you to share information with us when you register or join. This is at your option. Information gathered is for the purpose of helping us identify topics that are most relevant for our visitors, and to help clinicians, regulators, investigators, and manufacturers as they determine directions for research and treatment development.

Credit Card Security

Online credit card transactions are secured by Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption to protect against interception or theft.

SSL is a high-level security protocol that protects the confidentiality and security of data while it is being transmitted through the Internet. Web addresses that use an SSL connection start with “https://.”

Our sites offer protection for your transactions of up to 256-bit AES encryption, the highest grade of protection commercially available, as supported by your Internet browser.

Browser Privacy

A cookie is a small file created by an Internet site to store information on your computer. It serves helpful purposes, such as remembering your sign-in information or saving items to your shopping cart.

IFFGD sites use session (temporary) cookies for site visitors. When you register and sign in using your login and password, the cookie retains your identity across the site. Once your browser is closed, the cookie is deleted, unless you choose the “Remember Me” option when signing in. The cookie is also deleted when you log out. We respect your privacy; this cookie is not shared with any third parties.

Currently we are using Google Analytics to analyze the audience of the website and improve our content. No personal information is collected from Google Analytics.


IFFGD, the International Foundation for Gastrointestinal Disorders, is a Public Charity designated under the U.S. IRS code 501(c)(3). We are a registered nonprofit education and research organization. Our mission is to inform, assist, and support people affected by gastrointestinal (GI) disorders.

IFFGD is a Wisconsin nonstock, nonprofit, corporation.