The Society for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics (SDBP) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Privacy Policy governs data collection and usage by SDBP and applies to its website, other platforms used to facilitate management of the services provided to you (e.g., conference registration sites); and any additional means by which you share your information to SDBP. By using the SDBP website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.

Collection of your Personal Information
SDBP collects personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, user name, professional title, home or work address, telephone number, gender, race, ethnicity, and birth year. We retain the Personal Information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our business purposes or until you request that we remove the data by contacting SDBP at the email or address detailed below.

There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by SDBP. This information may include: your IP address, browser type, and other software or hardware information. This information may be used by SDBP for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the SDBP website.

Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through SDBP discussion boards, the e-library, share point or other areas of the Members Only section where information may be provided that this information may be collected and used by others.

SDBP encourages you to review the privacy statements of websites to which you choose to link from SDBP so that you can understand how those websites collect, use and share your information. SDBP is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on websites outside of the SDBP and SDBP family of websites.

Use of your Personal Information

SDBP collects and uses your personal information to deliver the services you have requested, including, but not limited to membership, conferences, volunteer opportunities, and surveys. SDBP also uses your personally identifiable information to inform you of other products or services available from SDBP and its affiliates. SDBP may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.

SDBP may sell, rent or lease its membership list to trusted partners to send you email or postal mail about a particular offering that may be of interest to you, or may provide your data to third parties to arrange for deliveries and other benefits of membership such as, but not limited to, the Journal of Developmental & Behavioral Pediatrics. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to SDBP, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.

Through the Cookies of third party analytics providers such as Google Analytics, we can track your online activities over time and across the SDBP website by obtaining information through automated means. This information, along with information we gather when you log in, can be used to understand use across the SDBP website to help improve our services and remember your preferences.

SDBP websites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on SDBP or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of SDBP; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of SDBP, or the public.

If you would like to no longer receive information from SDBP or you would like to correct information that SDBP has collected, please contact SDBP at the email or address detailed below.

Use of Cookies
The SDBP website uses "cookies" to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.

The SDBP website uses Cookies to function effectively. For example, Cookies allow us to display relevant content, and enhance your online experience. In addition, Cookies can recognize you and remember important information that will make your use of a website more convenient such as by remembering your login status and user preferences.

You may stop Cookies from being downloaded to your device from the SDBP website at any time by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. Most browsers will tell you how to change your browser settings to notify you when a Cookie is being set or updated, or to restrict or block certain types or all Cookies. Please consult the "Help" section of your browser for more information or by visiting Your device settings may also allow you to prohibit mobile app platforms (such as Apple or Google) from sharing certain information obtained by automated means with us.

For more information on managing Google Analytics Cookies, please use the following link:

Security of your Personal Information
SDBP secures your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. SDBP secures the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other websites, it is protected through the use of industry-standard encryption.

Changes to this Statement
SDBP will occasionally update this Privacy Policy to reflect company and customer feedback. SDBP encourages you to periodically review this Policy to be informed of how SDBP is protecting your information.

Contact Information
SDBP welcomes your comments regarding this Privacy Policy. If you believe that SDBP has not adhered to this Policy, please contact SDBP at We will use commercially reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.

Or you may write to:
SDBP National Office
6728 Old McLean Village Drive
McLean, VA 22101

Please do not disclose any sensitive Personal Data (e.g., information related to racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religion or other beliefs, health, or trade union membership), social security numbers, or criminal background information when contacting us.

Effective May 25, 2018