Privacy, Policies & Values – Please read in its entirety
Diabetic Cat Care (DCC) provides peer-to-peer information sharing on a forum-based platform focused on the proper treatment of diabetes in cats, also known as Feline Diabetes (FD).
Our Values – People Helping People Help Their Diabetic Cats
Each and every member at DCC has been affected by FD. In an effort to help others hearing the words “your cat has diabetes”, DCC was created to provide a warm and comfortable environment where every-day people can learn how to properly take care of their sick cats and get them on the road to much better health as soon as possible. Each and every person who will help you is a volunteer, giving generously of their time and energy to help you with your diabetic cat as quickly as possible. We ask you to keep in mind; all that matters is getting your cat well. It is important to maintain focus on understanding the disease so you learn how to make the right decisions for your cat.
There are no membership fees, paid employees or profits made at Diabetic Cat Care. DCC is entirely funded by voluntary donations made by members and very small commissions earned through Affiliate partnerships. DCC does not disclose donation particulars. There is no requirement to donate to DCC however, it does cost money to run the site and/or help diabetic cats in need of life-saving medications or treatments.
Every little bit helps to keep the site running and save diabetic cat lives.
Members of the Diabetic Cat Care web forum are not veterinarians – we are diabetic cat owners dealing with a complicated feline disease, just like you are. We practice a leading edge treatment protocol called Tight Regulation (TR), researched and developed by Dr. Elizabeth Hodgkins, DVM, Esq. While we refer to Dr. Hodgkin’s expertise and her book frequently, she is not personally associated with this website in any way, and is not responsible for any of its content.
No representations made or advice given by members, contributors, administrators or moderators of Diabetic Cat Care should be in any way considered a diagnosis, treatment or cure for any illness or condition, either discussed or implied. Answers to questions are offered as experiential information only and should always be used in conjunction with advice from your veterinarian. No responsibility is assumed for any conceivable consequence that might be related to any answers that are freely given to questions on this site. Diabetic Cat Care neither endorses nor guarantees the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of any such information shared.
Advice given on Diabetic Cat Care is based solely on the personal experience of our members and is not a substitute for veterinary care. We strongly suggest you find a vet you can work with and that you do not start or continue any treatment program without the continued supervision of your cat’s vet. Diabetic Cat Care under no circumstance shall be liable to you or any other person for any damages, losses, costs and/or expenses whatsoever arising in connection with your use of this website.
Diabetic Cat Care is not responsible for the contents of any “off-site” web pages linked or referenced; you must determine for yourself if the products, services or information provided are right for you and your cat.
As a member of this forum, you will not post or email through the Diabetic Cat Care email/PM system, any material which is false, defamatory, inaccurate, abusive, vulgar, hateful, harassing, obscene, profane, sexually oriented, threatening, invasive of a person’s privacy, pornographic, or otherwise in violation of any International laws or site policies. You also agree not to post any copyrighted materials unless you own the copyright, have written consent from the owner, or give full acknowledgement to the owner of the copyrighted material.
Spam, flooding, unapproved advertisements, chain letters, pyramid schemes and solicitations of any kind by individuals are forbidden on this forum. You are solely responsible for the content of your posted messages and agree to indemnify and hold harmless the owners of this forum. The owners reserve the right to reveal your identity and other related information in the event of a formal complaint or legal action arising from any situation caused by your use of this forum. Please note that with each post, your IP address is recorded in the event that you need to be banned from this forum and/or that your ISP or legal authorities contact Diabetic Cat Care. If you choose to share your password with others, you accept full responsibility for the content of their posts.
Membership to Diabetic Cat Care is restricted to individuals that are 18 years of age or over.
For further information on Diabetic Cat Care website’s rules and policies, read the Rules & Policies sticky. By agreeing to the terms and conditions of membership to Diabetic Cat Care, you also agree that you will not debate the Tight Regulation protocol practiced here – it is what it is. If you disagree with the non-negotiable rules of TR (no feeding of dry or high carb wet food/always testing BG before giving insulin), then this is not the forum for you and we ask that you do not join Diabetic Cat Care.
By proceeding through the registration process, you guarantee you meet all criteria outlined above, give your consent to this disclaimer in its entirety and will be granted entry to the Diabetic Cat Care forum.
What information do we collect?
When registering on our site, you will be asked to enter your user name, country of origin, how you found DCC and your e-mail address; your IP address will be recorded by DCC’s server. The only personal information to appear on forum will be your User ID and country of origin. Any other personal information is provided at your discretion. We strongly suggest that no personal and/or identifying information is posted on open forum.
What do we use your information for?
From time to time DCC may send out newsletters to our membership or to advise a new member there are posts waiting for them on forum which they might not be aware of, or you may be contacted by email in the event of what might be considered an urgent situation regarding your cat. No email addresses are sold to third party vendors. DCC does make Affiliate Program partners available to members to assist with fundraising to pay for site costs; however, DCC has no control over those websites, products or services.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties such as Affiliate partners carefully selected by DCC, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. While DCC does not share non-personally identifiable visitor information, DCC reserves the right to do so from time to time for marketing, advertising, or other uses. Please note that DCC is very responsible when it comes to our members, in an effort to insure privacy and security is maintained.
Third party links
In order to further fundraising efforts, DCC includes Affiliate links to third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. That said – we seek to protect the integrity of DCC and welcome any feedback about these sites.
For further information contact DCC email