The National Ulcerative Colitis Alliance (NUCA) is a qualified 501(c)(3) tax-exempt organization.

Legal and Privacy

Privacy and Social Media Statements

The following terms and conditions are in place to ensure civil and respectful discussions that add to the richness of the NUCA website, publications, and communications.

This privacy statement discloses the privacy practices for National Ulcerative Colitis Alliance (NUCA) for those persons who utilize the NUCA website or any NUCA publications and communications including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Online Community, Surveys, Mobile Applications, Educational Symposium, Fundraising Events, and Other Communications (Emerging).

NUCA is dedicated to protecting your privacy and ensuring your ability to use its website, publications, and communications. By accessing or using any part of the NUCA website, publications, and communications, you agree to become bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this Privacy Statement, you are not authorized to use or view this website or any NUCA publications and communications.

Information Collection and Usage 

Submitting any personal information for any NUCA publication or communication is optional. NUCA is the sole owner of the information collected via its publications and communications. NUCA will not sell, share, or rent the information provided other than in the ways mentioned in these terms and conditions. If users provide NUCA with personal contact information for the purpose of correspondence or registration for NUCA events, NUCA will add this information to a database and place this information on a mailing list. NUCA will only use this information to further the NUCA mission. At any time, if you do not wish to be included on the NUCA database and mailing list, you have the opportunity to opt-out of receiving future contact, publications, mailing, and other communications from NUCA.


This site makes use of Internet technology known as “cookies.” A cookie is a small data file that can contain information such as a user identification that the site uses to track the pages you have visited. The only personal information a cookie can contain is that which you supply. NUCA will use cookies to understand and save your preferences for future visits and compile aggregate data about site traffic and site interaction. Credit card information is transmitted via encrypted methods and will remain confidential so that such information is never stored in cookies and NUCA will not have access to your credit card information.

Outside Links 

NUCA website, publications, and communications contain links to other third-party websites. NUCA is not responsible for any information or communications that are posted on the third-party websites. NUCA has not reviewed and cannot review all of the material that is made available on the third-party websites and is not responsible for those privacy practices. Once you leave the NUCA website, publications, and communications, it is your responsibility for taking precautions necessary to protect yourself and your computer system. NUCA disclaims any responsibility for any harm resulting from your use of independent third-party websites.

Notification of Changes

NUCA reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace any part of this Privacy Statement. It is your responsibility to check the Privacy Statement periodically for changes. Your continuing use of the NUCA website, publications, and communications after such changes to the Privacy Statement constitutes an acceptance of those changes.

NUCA Online Community Guidelines 

NUCA is delighted to provide and maintain online communications which include social media sites, social forums, and blogs. NUCA operates and maintains the online communications as a community service to share information about issues, events, NUCA programs, and services that pertain to the ulcerative colitis community.

If you create an account to access these online communications, you are responsible for maintaining the security of your account and agree to abide by all copyright and trademark law. You are fully responsible for all activities that occur under your account and are responsible for any harm resulting from the content you post. By posting content on online communications, you represent and warrant that the information is not misleading to other readers, is not spam, does not contain viruses, and is not advertising or soliciting unapproved business. NUCA shall not be liable for any loss or damages arising from the use of NUCA online communications by any person using the same.

NUCA moderates the online communications but cannot review all material that is posted. The ideas, opinions, views, and actions shared in comments through the online communications are those of the author and do not necessarily reflect the policies or positions of NUCA. NUCA reserves the right to remove or disable access to any posting which NUCA, in its sole discretion, deems to be potentially harmful to any person or deems unlawful or in violation of any third-party rights.


Your response to surveys will be kept strictly confidential and any information NUCA reports will not contain any identifying information. The information that identifies you will not be shared with anyone except the administrators.

Medical Disclaimer 

NUCA does not engage in the practice of medicine and thus does not give medical advice. NUCA recommends that you consult with your physician before beginning any form of treatment.


All information and content on the NUCA website,  publications and communications are protected by copyright and all rights are reserved.

Users are prohibited from modifying, copying, distributing, transmitting, displaying, publishing, selling, licensing, creating derivative works, or using any information available on or through the site for commercial or public purposes.

If you would like limited permission to reprint articles or other National Ulcerative Colitis Alliance (NUCA) material or content, please email with your inquiry.