Privacy Policy

The National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders is committed to protecting your information. This Statement of Privacy applies to the National Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders (NCEED), and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC-Chapel Hill), a state-sponsored institution of higher learning. Both entities are committed to fulfilling their responsibilities of transparency. By continuing to use the NCEED website, you confirm that you understand and accept the terms of this Privacy Policy.

NCEED strives to protect all data collected through your interaction with the NCEED website, products, content, databases, and other services. Our goal is to keep all data secure and only use data collected as subject to this Privacy Policy.

Information Collection and Use

NCEED may collect information about how users access and use its websites, networks, and related resources. The information collected on this site or through the use of other University systems may include the computer address used, the internet domain, the website the user came from or goes to, measurements of use, types of content used, and other details. This data is used for website and network management, to improve website content, improve user experience (including directing users to specific types of content), and for security purposes. Data collected from this site are stored on secure, encrypted UNC-Chapel Hill servers.

Information from Third Parties

NCEED uses third parties to help promote, and market our education and services. We may receive from and exchange with these third parties information about you. Examples include the following: (1) platforms we use for marketing emails; (2) registration and/or customer relationship management platforms; (3) and continuing medical education credit claim platforms (when you complete a course and/or claim continuing medical education credit, information about your participation is provided to an accreditor for issuance of any continuing medical education credit).

Personal Information

Different types of personal information may be collected in various formats on the website. Types of personal information collected include: first and last name, city, state, zip code, telephone number, email address, professional and educational history, demographic information, and subject of inquiry. Formats in which this information is collected are:
NCEED Newsletter Sign-Up: When you subscribe we collect and store your name and email address.
NCEED Event Registration: Registration is required to participate in a live or on-demand event. Information collected and stored includes your name, email address, phone number, and any additional information that is asked and you voluntarily provide.

Anonymous Web Traffic Information

Browser information, site usage of resources and pages accessed, general traffic, length of stay, and location data, is collected and stored in secure files on an encrypted server. This information is collected and shared on an anonymous basis in grouped format, meaning that this information is not connected to your name or any other personal information.

Use of Cookies

“Cookies” are data files that are placed on your device or computer and often include an anonymous unique identifier. This website uses cookies to ensure that site visitors have the best experience. Cookies and similar technology may be used to facilitate the navigation of this site. However, visitors may change their settings for cookies at any time.

Other technologies used to collect information are:

  • Log files – track actions occurring on the Site, and collect data including your IP address, browser type, Internet service provider, referring/exit pages, and date/time stamps.
  • Web beacons and pixel tags are electronic files used to record information about how you browse.

Collection of Analytics

The NCEED website uses Google Analytics and Google Tag Manager, which are web analysis services offered by Google, Inc., to help understand and analyze how users interact with our site. Information on these products can be found under Google’s Terms of Service and Privacy Policy. Personal information is not transferred to Google Analytics.

Policies Governing Use of This Website

NCEED and UNC-Chapel Hill’s policies enable it to function efficiently and appropriately. By using this website, network or related resources, you agree to abide by any applicable NCEED and UNC-Chapel Hill Policies.

Choices You Have About Your Information

To opt out of NCEED newsletter communications you can select the ‘unsubscribe’ link in any promotional email or contact us directly at [email protected] to unsubscribe from any NCEED communications. For corrections to any personal information you have submitted, you may also send an email to [email protected]. Requested changes will be reviewed, but may not be accommodated if we believe the change would cause the information to be incorrect or violate any legal requirement.

Information You Provide Through Social Media

Users are able to engage with some of our content and offerings through our Social Media Sites. When you link or interact with our sites, content, or offerings through a Social Media Site, you may allow us to receive certain information from your social media account. By providing this information or otherwise interacting with our site through Social Media Sites, you consent to our use of information from the Social Media Sites in accordance with this Privacy Policy. For information about how you can customize your privacy settings on Social Media Sites, and how those Social Media Sites handle your personal information and content, please refer to their privacy help guides, privacy policies, and terms of use.

Our Policy on Children’s Information

NCEED does not knowingly solicit personal information online from children under the age of 18. If NCEED learns that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a person below 18 years of age, we will delete such information.

Legal and Regulatory Obligations

Please be aware that NCEED and the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill have various legal and regulatory obligations to disclose many types of information, as well as operational reasons for doing so. Unless specifically protected (e.g., FERPA-protected student information, HIPAA-protected health information), the University may disclose information obtained through your use of University systems for University business purposes in accordance with governing law. Such operational reasons are to report unidentified data to accrediting organizations/agencies upon request to maintain accreditation.

Contact us or Report Misuse

For more information or to report any misconduct or abuse of this website, please email [email protected] or call (919) 695-3860.