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Privacy Policy

The Association of Baccalaureate Social Work Program Directors, Inc. (BPD) is committed to protecting the privacy of its members while continuing to provide superior benefits and services. To serve that goal, the Association has adopted the following privacy policy. This policy covers how BPD handles personal information collected and received from or through our website or online membership portal.

Information Collected
The Association collects and utilizes different kinds of information from users of the Association website or online membership portal.

The information we collect will depend upon what you do when visiting our sites. Except as stated in this policy, we will not collect personally identifiable information about you when you visit our sites unless you choose to provide such information to us. Personal information provides us with aggregate demographic data that BPD uses to improve the services offered to members. Providing demographic information to BPD is optional. This information is kept confidential by the Association and is used for internal purposes. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to ensure that demographics do not identify any specific user.

We may ask for your address, phone number, and/or email address when you place an order for an Association product or service when you complete a survey, register for a conference, or on other occasions. In each case, our objective is to have your contact information so that we can serve you better.

If you're paying for registrations and products with a credit card, we also will collect your credit card number (employing industry-standard security and encryption technologies), billing information, and e-mail address to process your payment.

From time to time, we may use your address, phone number, or email address to provide you with updates and other information that we think may be of interest to you.

We collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email. We don't sell any email addresses to any third party.

The BPD website may contain links to third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such other sites. We encourage you to review and understand the privacy practices of any website before providing to them with any personal information.

Disclosures Required by Law
We don't rent, sell or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you have requested when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

(a) We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims;

(b) We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, or as otherwise required by law.


User Options - Opt-Out
A user may opt to cease receiving future promotional mailings by sending an email including full name and email address. A user may also contact us at 703.519.2043 or mail a request to
333 John Carlyle Street, Suite 400 , Alexandria, VA 22314. BPD reserves the right to send all users non-promotional emails related to business practice and systems operations even if the user has opted out of promotional mailings.

Users may change their personal information at any time by using the provided interface once they are logged in and as often as necessary. If users are unable to log in and change their information themselves, they will be able to contact us for assistance.

Visiting our website and providing personal information to create an existing business relationship with us for the purposes of complying with the CAN-SPAM Act of 2003 regarding unsolicited commercial email.


This website is secure https compliant. The online membership portal is secure and can only be accessed by user ID and password. For security reasons, don't share your user ID or password. Users may change their personal information at any time by using the provided interface once they are logged in and as often as necessary.

The Association undertakes reasonable efforts to ensure that all personally identifiable information collected on our site remains secure. Internally, access to our database is restricted to those Association employees who need access in order to serve you. The Association staff is trained to treat member and customer information confidentially. The Association cannot provide a guarantee against inadvertent disclosure or intentional misappropriation of data by a third party.

Changes to This Policy
BPD reserves the right to change this privacy policy at any time. Notification of changes will be posted on the BPD website and the revised privacy policy will be effective immediately upon posting. Because these changes may affect your personal information, we suggest that you look for information regarding changes on a regular basis and review the changes as soon as they are published on the website.

May 2021

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