Privacy & Terms

Privacy Policy Statement
The Obesity Action Coalition (OAC) is committed to protecting the privacy of its visitors. Information gathered through the Your Weight Matters Web site is used to monitor our site’s effectiveness and to respond to your questions and requests.

What information do we collect and how do we use it?
Through this Web site we collect information about the domain name (.com, .gov, .edu, etc.) of a visitor’s server, but use it only for measurement purposes. These measurements provide Web site statistics, such as the number of visitors, “hits”, and top pages transmitted. Knowing how the site is utilized, helps the OAC develop plans for improvement of the site. The data we collect are totals of those visiting from a domain and not information on individual visitors.

We do not automatically collect e-mail addresses or other personal information unless you provide it on a form, survey or e-mail message. The information we collect is used in the following ways:

The OAC does not sell, trade or rent personal information about its Web site visitors. E-mail addresses provided to us are used to distribute alerts, electronic newsletters and announcements or other communications that the OAC distributes on behalf of itself as well as other organizations or partners. In these cases, the visitor will have the opportunity to “unsubscribe” or request removal from future e-mails.

When you purchase a membership or make a donation online, we need to know your name, e-mail address, mailing address, credit card number and expiration date. This allows us to process, fulfill, and acknowledge your order or donation. Secure server software encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us.

You may receive periodic mailings from the OAC via the U.S. mail. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, please provide your full name, mailing address and a sentence requesting deletion of your postal information from our files, and E-mail it to, or you can write to us at the following address:

Obesity Action Coalition
4511 N. Himes Ave. Suite 250
Tampa, FL, 33614

By using the OAC Web site, you consent to the collection and use of the information described above.

Usage Policy
The OAC welcomes and encourages you and your family to use this site to find and share information regarding obesity and its treatments. We also encourage you to note the following disclaimer as to the information, services, products, postings and links found in this Web site.

The information contained on this Web site is provided with the understanding that it is not medical advice or recommendations. The material provided is designed for educational and informational purposes only and as a benefit and service in furtherance of the OAC’s mission of elevating and empowering those affected by obesity. Information should not replace the guidance of qualified healthcare professionals.

The OAC and its respective agents and representatives, both individually and collectively, make no representations with respect to the contents hereof and specifically disclaim any other warranties, including but not limited to implied or express warranties of merchantability or fitness for any particular usage, application or process.

The links herein provide content that might be of interest to our visitors. We are not responsible for the material at other sites to which we have established links and establishing a link does not constitute an endorsement of that material. The information displayed by the sites we link to is no substitute for expert medical care. We recommend that you discuss your condition and any information you may obtain about it with your physician.

Web Site Content
©OAC. All rights reserved. The information contained in the Web site is not a substitute for medical advice or treatment from a healthcare professional. The OAC recommends consultation with your doctor or healthcare professional. To reprint any of the materials found on the Web site, please contact the OAC National Office at (800) 717-3117.

Should you have other questions or concerns about these privacy and usage policies or need to update your contact information, please contact the OAC at (800) 717-3117 or

Updated May 25, 2018