Privacy Policy

We Respect Your Privacy

The Society of Behavioral Medicine (SBM) has a strong commitment to privacy. Read on for details about how we collect and use your information, and what choices and rights you have. If you do not agree with the terms and conditions of this policy, you should not use our website or services.

This privacy policy applies to personal information (information relating to you from which you can be identified) that we collect:

  • On our website;
  • In email, text, and other electronic messages between you and our website;
  • When you sign up for any events we host; and
  • When you interact with us in another way—for example, contacting us with an inquiry.

Collecting and Using Personal Information

SBM primarily uses your information to provide a customized experience as you use our site, and we do not share this information with third parties. It is the policy of SBM not to use or share users’ personal information in ways unrelated to the ones described below without also providing you an opportunity to opt out or otherwise prohibit such unrelated uses. However, we may disclose personal information if we have received your permission beforehand or in special circumstances, such as when, in our sole discretion, we believe it is required by law or is reasonable to do so, including: to satisfy laws, such as the Electronic Communications Privacy Act, regulations, or governmental or legal requests; to identify, contact, or bring legal action against someone who may be violating our website terms of use or other user policies; to operate the site properly; or to protect SBM and our users.

Contact Forms

Our site uses order forms for customers to request information, products, and services. We collect users’ contact information (e.g., name and email address) and financial information (e.g., account or credit card numbers). Financial information is used to bill the user for products and services and then is deleted from our records in compliance with the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard. Contact information from the order form is used to send orders, contact the user regarding any problems with the order, and to provide the user with information about our association, including promotional materials. Users may opt out of receiving future communications at any time by emailing


A “cookie” is a small data file placed on your hard drive when you visit certain websites. It allows us to recognize you each time you visit this site. Cookies are used to collect, store, and sometimes track information to provide smoother navigation throughout the site (personalization), such as to store a saved password; to improve the site and our services; and to support Google Analytics functionality for website activity tracking (like page view totals). Google Analytics stores information at Google. Read more about Google Analytics privacy and security information.

These cookies do not enable third parties to access your personal information. Most browsers accept cookies automatically. You have the option of setting your browser to disable cookies or to alert you when cookies are being used (see your browser’s help menu to learn more). If you choose to disable cookies, the website may not function properly.

Google AdWords

This site uses the Google AdWords remarketing service to advertise on third-party websites (including Google) to previous visitors to the site. We may advertise to previous visitors who have not completed a task on the site, for example, using the contact form to make an inquiry. The task may appear in the form of an advertisement on the Google search results page or a site in the Google Display Network. Third-party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on users’ past visits to the site. Any data collected will be used in accordance with this privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy. Users may opt out of this service through the Google Ads Settings or Google Ad Settings mobile resource.

Automated Information

When you visit our website, we automatically collect information from your browser or mobile device, such as Internet Protocol (IP) address or unique device identifier. This information is used to keep the site secure, improve our services, and personalize user experiences.

Emails and Mailing Lists

If you receive emails from us, we may capture data related to when you open our messages, click on hyperlinks or banners, and make purchases. We use this information to enhance and support our marketing and sales operations. When you sign up for one of our mailing lists, newsletters, or marketing list, we collect your contact information, including your email address and postal address. Users may opt out of receiving future communications at any time by emailing

Surveys, Questionnaires, and Social Media

When you submit a survey, questionnaire, contest entry, or similar form using our website, social media, or other online survey tools accessible via our website, we or third parties operating those tools or platforms may collect your social media handle or profile, or any other identifier that you use to be contacted online or offline. This information may include personally identifiable and business information, but only to the extent that you voluntarily provide it to us.

Other General Uses

We may use your personal information in the following ways:

  • To provide you with services you requested and to manage our relationship with you, including administering your account, processing payments, accounting, auditing, billing and collection, and taking other steps necessary to the performance of our business relationship with you;
  • To present and improve website content, user experiences, and functionality;
  • To determine user interests, needs, and preferences;
  • To provide notice of changes to our website or the services we offer or provide through it;
  • To conduct research and analysis;
  • To develop new products and services;
  • To manage and maintain the security of our website and services; and
  • To market our services to you and help target specific offers to you. We will only provide you with marketing-related information after you have, where legally required to do so, opted in to receive those communications. You can opt-out of such communications at any time by emailing We do not sell, rent, or lease our customer lists to third parties.

Updating or Deleting Your Personal Information

Individuals who have created an account with SBM have the ability to update or delete all personal information provided. To do so, users may visit the User Profile section of the SBM website or email

Current SBM members’ contact information is made available to other members through the Membership Directory. Members may opt out of being listed in the Membership Directory by visiting the User Profile section of the SBM website or emailing

SBM provides individuals the opportunity to opt out of receiving communications from us. To update these preferences, visit the User Profile section of the SBM website or email

We are not responsible for any losses arising from inaccurate, inauthentic, deficient, or incomplete personal data that you provide to us.

Data Security

We maintain appropriate technical and organizational measures to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized manner, altered, or disclosed during collection, storage, and processing. However, no security system is perfect and we cannot guarantee that your personal information will remain absolutely secure in all circumstances or that any privacy settings or security measures contained on the website cannot be circumvented.

The majority of communications on our site, including any submissions through available forms, are sent through the standard HTTP protocol and may be delivered using regular email. Information sent over HTTP is not encrypted. Email, while convenient, does pose some risks (e.g., email is not a secure form of communication, is unreliable, can be forwarded, etc.).

The safety and security of your personal information also depends on you. Where you use a password for access to restricted parts of the website, you are responsible for keeping the password confidential.

If a security breach causes an unauthorized intrusion into our website or systems that compromises your data, we will notify you and any applicable regulator when we are required to do so by applicable law.

Protecting Children

The website is not intended for children under 16 years of age. SBM does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on the Website or provide any information about yourself to us, including your name, telephone number, email address or any screen name or user name you may use. If we learn we have collected or received personally identifiable information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at

Other Sites

This site contains links to other websites. SBM is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of other websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements of each website that collects your personally identifiable information.

Additionally, be aware that if you visit non-SBM websites that prompt you to log in or are customizable, you may be required to accept cookies. Third parties and other non-SBM websites may also use their own cookies. We do not control use of these cookies and expressly disclaim responsibility for information collected through them.

Changes to this Policy

SBM reserves the right to revise, amend, or modify this privacy policy, our website, and our other policies and agreements at any time and in any manner. Notice of any revision, amendment, or modification will be posted in accordance with our website terms of use. By continuing to use our website, you agree to any changes in the policy.

Governing Law

This privacy policy and any disputes related thereto shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Wisconsin, exclusive of its choice of law rules.

If any questions arise about the meaning or interpretation of this policy, the English-language version of this policy is the official text.

Contact Us

To ask questions or comment about this policy or SBM’s privacy practices, contact us at Prefer snail mail? Society of Behavioral Medicine, 555 East Wells Street, Suite 1100, Milwaukee, WI, 53202.