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Created on August 5, 2017. Last updated on December 2nd, 2021 at 10:28 pm Privacy Policy

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SCCAP Privacy Policy

The Society for Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53. (“SCCAP”) believes that the protection and privacy of your Personal Data and Non-Personal Data (collectively “Data” or “Your Data”) is paramount and we value your right to privacy.  SCCAP strives to protect Data that we collect through your interaction with the SCCAP family of websites (“SCCAP Websites”), SCCAP applications (“SCCAP Apps”), SCCAP social media tools (“SCCAP Social Media”) and other digital and non-digital spaces where SCCAP may collect Data (SCCAP Websites, SCCAP Applications, and SCCAP Social Media, and other digital and non-digital spaces, respectively, and collectively, “SCCAP Digital Assets”).

Data you provide to us through your use of SCCAP Digital Assets allows us to respond to the specific requests that you voluntarily make. Our goal is to insure that Your Data is secure, and that SCCAP only uses Your Data subject to the terms and conditions set forth below.

SCCAP is committed to working with you to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any queries, complaints, or disputes about privacy.  If you have any questions or comments about our Privacy Statement, Cookie Policy or our information collection and data protection practices, please contact or 470-304-2468


SCCAP Privacy Statement





We collect Data from all visitors (“Users”) to SCCAP Digital Assets in order to interact with you.  The following are examples of the types of Data that you may choose to provide to us in an email when requesting information:

  1. Personal Data

“Personal Data” is Data that you provide to us, that identifies you directly.  This also includes information that is associated with you and could potentially identify you, including when combined with other information from or about you.  We will not collect or use Personal Data except as stated in this Privacy Statement.  Personal Data may include, among other things, name, postal address, telephone number, email address, subscriptions or a combination of these and other Data.


  1. Non-Personal Data

“Non-Personal Data” can be technical information or it can be demographic information, such as your ZIP code, other geolocation data or interests. Non-Personal Data can be information that is automatically collected through the use of cookies for instance.  Non-Personal Data does NOT identify you personally but may be tied together with other data to identify you. Here are some examples of the Non-Personal Data that is collected via SCCAP Digital Assets and a description of how this information is used:

  • Internet Protocol (IP) address — Your IP address is a number that lets computers attached to the Internet know where to send you data — such as the webpages you view. We use this information to deliver our webpages to you upon request, to tailor SCCAP Digital Assets to the interests of our Users and to measure traffic within our SCCAP Websites.
  • Cookies — SCCAP Websites use “cookies” to improve functionality and usability. We use this information for planning, tracking and to improve the technical functions of our sites and products. By using SCCAP Digital Assets, you are consenting to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Statement. For more information about cookies please see below.

Please note that we also consider aggregated data, which is not personally identifiable, to be Non-Personal Data.

  1. Automatically Collected DataWhen you visit SCCAP Digital Assets, we may automatically collect Data about you through the use of cookies. This Data includes the browser or operating system that you use, your IP address, the date and time you have viewed certain pages on SCCAP Digital Assets, by ways of example. Please see the “Use of Cookies” (section below)to find out more about how we use cookies and similar technologies.

How SCCAP Uses Your Data


Except to the extent necessary to fulfill our business obligations as described in this Privacy Statement, we do not sell, transfer, or otherwise disclose to third parties any of the Personal Data that we collect directly from or about you.



Cookies are text files sent by Web servers to Web browsers and are stored on the user’s computer or mobile device. If the browser is loading a page and the server requests the Data stored in the cookie, the Data contained within the cookie is sent back to the server.

Cookies contain data about the user’s activities on a website and can be used by Web servers to identify and track Users as they navigate different pages on that website and can identify Users returning to that website.

Cookies may be either “persistent” or “session” cookies. SCCAP uses persistent cookies to enable our website to recognize you when you visit or return to an SCCAP Website.  Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until you delete them or until it expires automatically at its expiration date. Session cookies are temporary cookies that typically expire at the end of the web browsing session on a website.  SCCAP uses session cookies to keep track of you while you navigate SCCAP Digital Assets.  A session cookie expires at the end of the user session, i.e. when the Web browser is closed.

How SCCAP uses cookies

Cookies contain Data that we have previously stored from prior interactions with SCCAP Digital Assets

SCCAP Digital Assets use Data we obtain from cookies for the following purposes:

  • To track some user actions only during the current website session.
  • To improve the SCCAP Digital Assets’ usability.
  • To analyze the use of the SCCAP Digital Assets.*
  • To assist SCCAP with administering the SCCAP Digital Assets.
  • To report click-through data to our Board of Directors

*We use Google Analytics to analyze the use of SCCAP Digital Assets.  Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on Users’ computers.  The Data generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this Data. More information is available at Google’s privacy policy at

 Managing Your Cookie Settings

Most browsers allow you to control cookies through their settings preferences. However, if you limit the ability of websites to set cookies, you may limit your overall user experience, since it will no longer be personalized to you. It may also stop you from saving customized settings like login information.

Release of Data to Third Parties

 Personal Data collected as a function of the SCCAP Digital Assets will not be released to third parties except to further the purpose for which you provided the Data and in the following instances:

  • To fulfill a service to you including answering questions
  • To comply with the law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to conform to the requirements of law or comply with legal process served on us, protect and defend our rights or property, including the rights and property of SCCAP and SCCAP Digital Assets or act in urgent circumstances to protect the personal safety of our end users.
  • To track and analyze non-identifying and aggregate usage and volume statistical data from our Users and provide such Data to third parties.

 Third Party Websites and Advertisers

 SCCAP Digital Assets may provide you with links to other websites, although we do not necessarily advise that you are linking to another website. In the event you choose to access such websites, SCCAP is not responsible for any actions or policies of those sites. Further, please note that the third party’s Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy or security practices may differ from SCCAP. SCCAP neither assumes responsibility for, nor does it control, endorse or guarantee any aspect of your use of the linked site. We recommend that you check the Privacy Policy, Cookie Policy and other pertinent security practices of such a party before providing Personal Data to it.


Your Choices & Obligations

Data Retention

SCCAP does not store personal data.  The information retained is non-personal data in a depersonalized or aggregate form.

Website Security

 No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100 percent secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any Data you transmit to us and you understand that any Data that you transfer to SCCAP is done at your own risk. However, SCCAP uses website security measures consistent with current best practices to protect its website, email and mailing lists. These measures include technical, procedural, monitoring and tracking steps intended to safeguard data from misuse, unauthorized access or disclosure, loss, alteration or destruction.

Data Retention and Access

SCCAP retains information only as non-personal aggregated information.  The information is retained within statistical reports that are shared with current board members and are achieved within the password protected Dropbox.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits our visitors who are California residents to request certain information regarding SCCAP’s disclosure of personal data to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please contact us at

Children’s Privacy

SCCAP Digital Assets, and the services SCCAP provides to its Users, are not directed to or intended for individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal Data from children under 18. If we become aware that a child under the age of 18 has provided us with personal Data, we will take steps to delete such information. If you become aware that a child under the age of 18 has provided us with personal Data, please contact us at


 In the event that all or part of our assets are sold or acquired by another party, or in the event of a merger, you grant us the right to assign the personal and non-personal Data collected via SCCAP Digital Assets.

Contacting SCCAP

Users may contact SCCAP through email at or 470-304-2468 You may also mail us directly Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 4575 Webb Bridge Road Suite 3372, Alpharetta GA 30023

EU User Consent

 For Users of this website located in the European Union (“EU”), SCCAP follows the Google EU User Consent Policy found at this link: By voluntarily using this website, EU Users consent to SCCAP’s data collection, sharing, and usage as described above, as well consent to SCCAP’s storing and accessing of cookies as described above. Any EU user not consenting to such uses by of data and cookies by SCCAP should not use this website.


This section applies if you are an EU data subject (for these purposes, reference to the EU also includes the European Economic Area countries of Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway and, where applicable, Switzerland).

SCCAP is the data controller for processing Personal Data provided to us through SCCAP Digital Assets and transferred to SCCAP from APA. APA’s registered office is 750 First Street NE, Washington D.C. 20002.  SCCAP’s registered office is: Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 4575 Webb Bridge Road Suite 3372, Alpharetta GA 30023

Subject to applicable law, you have the following rights in relation to your Personal Data:

  • Right of access: If you ask us, we will confirm whether we are processing your Personal Data and, if so, provide you with a copy of that Personal Data (along with certain other details). If you require additional copies, we may need to charge a reasonable fee.
  • Right to rectification: If your Personal Data is inaccurate or incomplete, you are entitled to have it rectified or completed. If we have shared your Personal Data with others, we will tell them about the rectification where possible. If you ask us, where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so that you can contact them directly.
  • Right to erasure: You may ask us to delete or remove your Personal Data and we will do so in some circumstances, such as where we no longer need it (we may not delete your data when other interests outweigh your right to deletion). If we have shared your data with others, we will tell them about the erasure where possible. If you ask us, where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so that you can contact them directly.
  • Right to restrict processing: You may ask us to restrict or ‘block’ the processing of your Personal Data in certain circumstances, such as where you contest the accuracy of that Personal Data or object to us processing it. We will tell you before we lift any restriction on processing. If we have shared your Personal Data with others, we will tell them about the restriction where possible. If you ask us, where possible and lawful to do so, we will also tell you with whom we shared your Personal Data so that you can contact them directly.
  • Right to data portability: Effective 25 May 2018, you have the right to obtain your Personal Data from us that you consented to give us or that is necessary to perform a contract with you. We will give you your Personal Data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. You may reuse it elsewhere.
  • Right to object: You may ask us at any time to stop processing your Personal Data, and we will do so:
    • If we are relying on a legitimate interest to process your Personal Data — unless we demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing; or
    • If we are processing your Personal Data for direct marketing.
  • Rights in relation to automated decision-making and profiling: You have the right to be free from decisions based solely on automated processing of your Personal Data, including profiling, unless such profiling is necessary for entering into, or the performance of, a contract between you and us.
  • Right to withdraw consent: If we rely on your consent to process your Personal Data, you have the right to withdraw that consent at any time. This will not affect the lawfulness of processing based on your prior consent.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with the data protection authority: If you have a concern about our privacy practices, including the way we have handled your Personal Data, you can report it to the data protection authority that is authorized to hear those concerns.

How We Protect Your Personal Data

We maintain reasonable risk-based physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect against unauthorized and accidental disclosure, use, alteration, or destruction of personal data in our possession, and to maintain the confidentiality, integrity, availability, and resilience of our systems, data, and services. We restrict access to Personal Data to those individuals and third parties that need to know the information to accomplish the business purposes described in this Privacy Statement. We are committed to taking appropriate measures to enforce compliance with this Privacy Statement. In addition, we comply with applicable law for protecting Personal Data.

We provide reasonable security controls to protect electronic Data that we receive from you against foreseeable hazards, but please note that no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. In addition, use of email to transmit Data is insecure and violates SCCAP policy. Please contact us if you need a more secure method for transmitting Data.

 Changes in Our Privacy Policy

SCCAP reserves the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason without prior notice. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page and other places we deem appropriate so that you are always aware of our policies. We may also contact you by email with changes. Additionally, we will update the “last updated” date below.

July 11, 2018


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