Rudd Center for Food Policy and Obesity

Privacy and Terms of Use


This web site is an online information center providing information about the Rudd Center and related work pertaining to science, policy, government, and the media. This site is intended for use by scientists, journalists, policy makers, community members, and the general public.

Disclaimer of Warranties and Limitation of Liability

This site is provided on an “as is” and “as available” basis. The Rudd Center makes no representations or warranties of any kind, express or implied, as to the site’s operation or the information, content, or materials included on this site. To the full extent permissible by applicable law, the Rudd Center hereby disclaims all warranties, express or implied, including but not limited to implied warranties of merchantability and fitness for any particular purpose. The Rudd Center will not be liable for any damages of any kind arising from the use of or inability to use this site.

All materials developed for the site are reviewed and approved prior to posting on All materials within this site are owned by the Rudd Center, the original authors and/or third-party copyright owners (i.e., individuals or organizations not affiliated with the Rudd Center or UConn) and are protected by U.S. laws and international treaties.

If you believe that your work has been copied and is accessible on this site in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, or that your intellectual property rights have been otherwise violated, we urge you to contact us with details of your claim. The Rudd Center will promptly remove any material that is determined to be infringing on the rights of others.

External Links Disclaimer and Linking Policy

Links to other sites may be provided on this web site to material outside the Rudd Center’s control. The Rudd Center may include such links for the convenience of the user, but does not control or take responsibility for the content of any off-site pages or linked sites. By providing links to other sites, the Rudd Center does not guarantee, approve, or endorse the information or products available at these sites, nor does a link indicate any association with or endorsement by the linked site to this site.
The Rudd Center appreciates your use of this site and understands that users may wish to link to the web site. The Rudd Center retains the right to require that you remove such a link, which right shall be exercised in the Gallery’s sole discretion.

The Rudd Center web site does not accept advertising.

Web site Privacy Policy

The Rudd Center does not collect personally identifiable information unless it is voluntarily provided. Absent your explicit permission, the Rudd Center will not share personal information gathered on this web site with any other parties, except as is reasonably determined to be required by law or governmental authority. Under no circumstances will we sell your e-mail address or other personal information to a third party.

1. Information gathered automatically. When you browse our web site, you do so anonymously. Generic information from server logs is used to track the number of visits to the site and to find out what types of browser software and operating systems visitors use. The Rudd Center will use this information only in aggregate form, and solely for improving web site performance, usability, and design.

2. Information you provide to us. On various screens of our web site, you have an opportunity to provide information to us about yourself. The Rudd Center is committed to protecting your privacy in each of these instances:

a) Comments and feedback through our contact page. The information from this interaction (such as your name or e-mail address) will not be used, absent your explicit consent, in any way other than to address the specific request you have made and to monitor the quality of our interactions, except as may be required by law. b) Requests for certain specific documents, reports, surveys, and articles highlighted on the web site. When you request a document from the Rudd Center web site, you provide your e-mail address. Any information we obtain from you, including your e-mail address, will not be shared with third parties. c) Sign-up opportunities to receive the e-newsletter and Seminar Series alerts. Any information that you provide in signing up will be stored in our database, will be used solely for the purpose you requested, and will not be otherwise shared with third parties. If you wish, you may unsubscribe at any time.

The forms on our site enable you to submit your information to the Rudd Center via e-mail, and the Rudd Center will respond to your inquiries by e-mail or phone. The security of e-mail communications cannot be assured.

Contacting Us

Comments or questions can be directed to the Rudd Center by using our contact page. We will respond to reasonable requests (as determined by Rudd Center staff) for information as rapidly as possible. Or you may write to us at:

Website Inquiries
Rudd Center for Food Policy & Obesity
University of Connecticut (UConn)
One Constitution Plaza, Suite 600
Hartford, CT 06103