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Privacy Policy

Thank you for visiting  This privacy policy tells you how The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt uses and protects any information that you provide when using this website. Please read this privacy policy before using the site or submitting any personal information. By using the site, you are accepting the practices described in this privacy policy. If you are looking for the patient privacy policies, please scroll to the bottom of this page.


The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt provides the content on this Web site as a free resource to the Web community. It is intended for informational purposes only. This content should not be used as a replacement for medical advice about the diagnosis or treatment of any specific condition. You should contact your health care provider if you have questions or concerns about how the information here may relate to your own health or treatment. Methods of contact with our staff via this web site, including the information request forms, are not intended to serve as an emergency response system, please do not submit requests of an urgent nature via email or the web.   In an emergency, please go to the nearest emergency room or dial 9-1-1.


This Web site is copyright © 2006-2012
The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt

All information contained on this Web site is the property of The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt. The materials on our web site may be downloaded or reprinted for personal, non-commercial use only. Permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any document or graphics in whole or in part, for any other reason is prohibited unless prior written consent is obtained from The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt.  

Permission is granted to the media to reprint any of the press releases on this site as long as The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt is clearly referenced. Our media contacts are available to assist you with other reprint permissions or interview requests for additional information. 


Our website uses cookies, which are small data files that are stored on your computer when you visit a website. Cookie and tracking technology are useful for gathering information such as browser type and operating system, tracking the number of visitors to the site, and monitoring site traffic/behavior for analytical purposes.  Cookies also enable the site to enhance or personalize your online browsing experience at A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any personal information about you.You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.  Declining cookies may prevent you from using specific components of the website.


The Center for Eating Disorders is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. We collect personally identifiable information, like names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., only when voluntarily submitted by our website visitors and only use them according to the specific request.

Discussion Board/Forum: If you voluntarily register for the online discussion board, your username, email address and IP address will be stored and used only for forum registration, forum use, and forum maintenance purposes.

Request Forms: When you submit an information request form, contact form, or collateral request form via our site, the information you provide is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.  

Mailing Lists: If you request to be added to a mailing list or email subscription, the information you supply is collected and stored via the use of a third party system ( and is also backed up internally for archival purposes.  If you request to be added to our mailing lists, we will use the contact information you supply to send program updates and event invitations by mail and/or email. Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and contractors (who have agreed to keep information secure and confidential) have access to this information. All emails and newsletters from this site allow you to opt out of further mailings. We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to any marketers or organizations outside of The Sheppard Pratt Health System.


Our website sometimes contains links to other websites. The Center for Eating Disorders is not responsible for the privacy practices of outside websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy of each and every website you visit, as this particular privacy policy applies solely to Links from this Web site to Web sites not managed by The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt do not imply endorsement or credibility of the service, information or product offered through the linked sites.


Transmission of information over the Internet cannot be guaranteed 100% secure, but some sites take greater precautions than others to protect the privacy and security of its users. While the Internet is not a locked-down environment, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt places a high premium on security and privacy. A firewall secures our database and protects the information stored therein including any information gather from our site visitors.


In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §§501-06 and 16 C.F.R. §§ 312.1-312.12, The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt does not permit children under 13 years of age to provide any information without their parent or guardian's express consent and approval. This site was designed for and is intended for use only by persons over the age of 13.  By using our Site, you maintain that you are currently over 13 years of age.


The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt reserves the right to change this policy from time to time but all changes will be posted to this page. You are encouraged to review the privacy policy whenever you visit the site to make sure that you understand how any personal information you provide will be used.You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from May 13, 2012.


The above privacy policy applies to viewers / users of our website only. It is separate and distinct from our patient privacy policies.  If you are looking for information pertaining to patient privacy, medical records or Protected Health Information (PHI), please refer to the following:

Center for Eating Disorders, P.A. Notice of Privacy Practices (PDF)

Sheppard Pratt Health System Notice of Privacy Practices (External Link)

Sheppard Pratt Privacy Officer
(410) 938-4281

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