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Terms of Use

Here you'll find rules and guidelines for posting* to THE WALL, the community portion of the I'll Be Determined website. Please read the rules in full before posting, and always be courteous and sensitive to others.

1. You must complete at least one journey before posting.

While we encourage you to finish all four IBD Exploration Journeys, you must finish at least one before posting.

2. Join in and inspire others.

After reading the empowering IBD declarations and choices of others, we encourage you to add your own posts to THE WALL. You may come back and add posts to THE WALL as often as you wish.

3. Stay secure.

Remember that THE WALL can be viewed by anyone on the Internet. To guard your privacy, follow these simple rules: Do not share your address, phone number, details about your family, or anything else you would feel uncomfortable with others reading. If you post your personal e-mail, be aware that you may receive spam e-mail from spammers who gather addresses off of the Web.

4. Keep this site safe for everyone.

Please do not post doctors’ names, treatment facility names and treatment specifics, contact information for others without their consent, links to websites with uncertain content or advertisements, requests for fundraising, items for sale, requests for study, survey and/or questionnaire participation or provocative information.

5. Keep posts free of tasteless, offensive subject matter.

CCFA moderators will review all posts and will delete tasteless posts. If you post inappropriate messages or use offensive language in a post on multiple occasions, you will be notified via e-mail and your account may be inactivated.

6. Contact us with questions or concerns.

Please feel free to e-mail us at with any questions or concerns. We want you to feel comfortable here.

7. Review our Terms & Conditions.

By posting to THE WALL, you grant the Crohn's Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA) or its authorized agent permission to publish, reproduce, record and use your stories as CCFA or the authorized agent sees fit in any medium or forum in a manner which helps to further the CCFA mission. You agree to release and hold harmless CCFA from any and all liability by any third party that may arise from the release of information to any third party or by any third party and agree that all text and other content made by you, for you or the person for whom you are the parent/guardian, shall be the exclusive property of CCFA. CCFA cannot verify every claim made by a third party contributor to our Community and is not responsible for the authenticity of information posted.

8. GI Buddy Terms and Conditions.

To use this application, you must agree to the following terms and conditions:

The GI Buddy web portal and application are not a substitute for medical advice and are intended for educational purposes only. Always check with your personal physician before taking any action regarding your health.

When you register for GI Buddy either on the website ( or via the application, you are consenting to the collection, transfer, manipulation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your information to the Crohn's & Colitis Foundation of America (CCFA). All data that you enter will be stored in a secure manner and may be retained by CCFA indefinitely, even after you terminate your account. No personal information will be released to an outside party or disclosed publicly; however, de-identified data information may be used for research purposes. This includes studies that may be funded by non-profit or for-profit entities.

CCFA makes every effort to provide accurate and up-to-date information. However, CCFA expressly disclaims all responsibility and liability arising from your use of or reliance on this website or for the information contained herein as a reference source, and for any advice or other guidance or information provided by any health care provider contributing to this site. GI Buddy does contain links to third party organizations. Whenever possible, such information is marked with the name of the source and does not necessarily represent the opinion of CCFA. We do not take any responsibility whatsoever for such third party information. Further, the inclusion of any such links do not imply endorsement by CCFA. The diet tracker accesses food and drinks data by the United States Dietary Association (USDA). CCFA is not and cannot be held responsible for the accuracy or content of this database information.

GI Buddy is not intended for individuals under the age of 13; you must be 13 years of age or older to register and utilize the web portal and/or application.

Your use of GI Buddy and any content accessed through GI Buddy is also subject to CCFA's privacy policy. To read the full privacy located on the I'll Be Determined website, please visit Personal information that is submitted to GI Buddy will be collected, processed, stored, disclosed and disposed of in accordance with applicable United States law, this Disclaimer, and the CCFA's Privacy Policy. Please feel free to e-mail us at with any questions or concerns.

Thank you! THE WALL is successful because of members like you.

The CCFA Team

* Any postings on the THE WALL should not replace your physician's advice. Always check with your personal physician before taking any action regarding your health.