Sponsor and Conflict of Interest Policy

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Celiac Disease Foundation (CDF) seeks sponsorships from relevant commercial organizations, manufacturers, and other leaders dedicated to providing products and services for those with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten/wheat sensitivity, or who practice a  gluten-free lifestyle. These sponsorships, which are a form of advertising, enable us to provide you with relevant content at no cost to you. CDF provides opportunities for sponsors to bring you their marketing message and information about their products and services by publishing their information or links within our site. In order to clearly distinguish between CDF content and content that is created or provided by one of our sponsors, we always label content from our sponsors as “Proud Sponsor of Celiac Disease Foundation” or “Advertisement“.

CDF has sole discretion for determining the types of Sponsors that will be accepted and displayed on the CDF websites, and under no circumstances will CDF’s acceptance of any Sponsorship be considered an endorsement of the product(s) and/or service(s) advertised or for the company that advertises, manufactures, distributes, or promotes the products or services.

A click on a Sponsorship may only link the end user to the sponsor’s website or to a relevant sponsored content area on a CDF website.

Pharmaceutical, Device and Biotechnology Funding Support

CDF strictly receives pharmaceutical, device, and biotechnology funding support for research or patient education and advocacy programs only. Further, we do not receive, nor do we solicit, general funding from these pharmaceutical industry partners. Pharmaceutical and other industry donors are valuable partners of CDF, but these partners do not in any way influence, advise, and/or recommend specific research projects and/or patient programs conducted by CDF or any of our collaborative partners.

CDF does not use aforementioned funding to support honoria, food, lodging, and/or transportation for any industry partner associates and/or employees. In addition, our industry partners and CDF are in full compliance with the Physician Payments Sunshine Act. CDF does not transfer any indirect or direct value to industry partners.

CDF does not in any way advocate, market, promote, and/or endorse any one product, device, and/or treatment from any pharmaceutical, device or biotechnology company. Furthermore, CDF does not participate in lobbying or other activities where CDF is directly advocating for public policy and/or legislative change with regard to the healthcare delivery system as supported by pharmaceutical, device, and/or biotechnology companies.

CDF has sole and absolute discretion with respect to interpretation and enforcement of this policy and all other issues associated with Sponsorship and Funding Support on the CDF websites. CDF may change this policy at any time in its sole discretion by posting a revised policy to the applicable CDF website. If you have any questions regarding this conflict of interest policy, you may contact the CEO at marilyn.geller@celiac.org.