Privacy Notice

Last Modified November 7, 2022

This Privacy Notice is meant to help you understand what information the Northern California CBT Network (“NCCBT Network”) collects and how we use this information. If you have questions about our Privacy Notice, you may contact us here.

By accessing our website at or where this policy is posted, you consent to this Privacy Notice.

This Privacy Policy does not extend to anything that is inherent in the operation of the Internet, and therefore beyond NCCBT Network’s control, and is not to be applied in any manner contrary to applicable law or governmental regulation. This Privacy Policy only applies to information collected through our website at This Privacy Policy does not apply to any information we may collect from you in any place other than

What Information Do We Collect?
Third Party Links On Our Website
How Do We Use The Information We Collect?
Why Do We Share The Information We Collect?
Cookies & Other Similar Technologies
How Do We Keep Your Information Secure?
Children’s Online Privacy
How to Access and Control Your Personal Data
How to Contact Us
Your California Rights
Changes To Our Privacy Notice


We collect personal information, or “personal data,” in order to operate our professional association and facilitate our services. “Personal data” is the information that identifies you as an individual, such as your name and contact information. The type of personal data we collect depends on your interactions with us and how you use our website. Some information is provided by third parties, such as when you RSVP to events, and some information is provided to us by you.

You provide us with personal data when you:

  • Contact us;
  • Sign up for membership;
  • Attend NCCBT Network events;
  • Use the NCCBT Network Clinical Directory or Google Group; and
  • Sign up to receive communications from us.

You may choose not to provide certain personal data; however, you may be unable to use a certain service or be unable to access certain functionalities of our website. For example, we need your contact information in order to respond to you when you communicate with us, or to provide you certain services.

Some Personal Data Is Received From Third Parties.

We also collect some personal data from third parties, through technology such as cookies, and when you use third party services, such as when you RSVP to an event.

Some Data Is Collected By Our Website.

Our website collects aggregated data about site visitors which alone cannot be used to identify you. We use this information to learn about how our website is used and to improve our services.


The type of personal data we collect depends on the NCCBT Network events and services that you use which may include:

Contact Information. We may collect your first and last name, email address, postal address, phone number, username, or other similar contact information.

Billing Information. We collect data necessary to process your payment if you make purchases, such as your credit card or bank information.

Account Information. We collect information related to your account such as your username or password. We also keep a record of NCCBT Network events you have attended.

Professional Information. If you choose to provide it, we collect professional information to provide Continuing Education credit or to include it in the Clinical Directory. This may include information such as your job title; your professional license, certification, or registration numbers; the name, postal address, telephone number of your employer; the insurance panel on which you are a preferred medical provider; and other similar professional information.

Demographic Information. We may collect demographic information such as your geographic location. We also offer members the ability to list their level of education and how they may identify (ethnicity, gender, etc.) on the private, members-only, searchable Clinical Directory, but this is optional.


We collect and use aggregated information about site visitors that does not personally identify you. When you visit our website, we may automatically receive your computer’s internet protocol (IP) address, your operating system and browser type, the web pages you visit on our website, the address of any referring website, the date and time of your visit, and your geographic location. This information is used to operate, maintain, and manage our website. For example, we may calculate the average number of site visitors who visit a particular webpage on our website.

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Our website may contain links to other third party websites for your convenience. We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other third parties and any information you submit to a third party is subject to their privacy policy. Once you leave the NCCBT Network website or are redirected to a third party website, application, or other online service, we encourage you to read the privacy policy applicable to that third party.

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We use the personal data we collect to communicate with you and to facilitate activities and services such as events, the Clinical Directory or the NCCBT Network Google Group. We also use the data we collect to operate our association and its activities, improve our services and send you event announcements that we think may interest you.


We use personal data to provide our services, including facilitating communication between you, NCCBT Network and other NCCBT Network Members. We may also use personal data to understand how site visitors use our website in order to improve our website or offer more relevant events.


We use your personal data to respond to you when you contact us. We may also use your personal data to communicate with you about events and member benefits, to inform you of any updates or changes to your membership, to process/refund payments, and to send you optional surveys to obtain your feedback about your member experience and offerings. To update your preferences or to opt-out of receiving certain communications, please see How to Access and Control Your Personal Data below.

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We may share personal data with our members, vendors or other third parties as necessary to provide information or complete the transaction of a service you have requested or authorized. We may also share personal data if required by law, to protect our customers or others, or to maintain the security of our products or to operate our business.


NCCBT Network is a tax-exempt, unincorporated professional association of cognitive behavioral therapists which promotes networking and educational activities amongst members. We may share your personal data with other NCCBT Network members in order to facilitate events or to facilitate networking or educational services. For example, if you choose to list yourself in the Clinical Directory your information is available to other NCCBT Network members who have access to the Clinical Directory.


We use a Google Group to facilitate communications amongst NCCBT Network members. All NCCBT Network members are automatically invited to join the NCCBT Network Google Group and you may choose whether or not to join. You may also choose whether to receive and participate in communications related to the NCCBT Network Google Group. For more information or to exercise your preference to receive messages, please visit our FAQs.


If you are an NCCBT Network member, you are eligible to list yourself in the Clinical Directory by creating a profile. You control the personal information about yourself which other NCCBT Network members may view in the Clinical Directory, and you can change or delete information about yourself at any time. You may choose not to be listed in the Clinical Directory by not preparing a profile for yourself.


We may share your personal data with third parties to perform services on our behalf such as payment processing, providing technical services, or facilitating events. For example, we use Wild Apricot Payments to process payments made through our website. Wild Apricot Payments is powered by AffiniPay, a payment gateway that specializes in payment solutions for associations. You can learn more about Wild Apricot’s Privacy Policy at and AffinyPay’s Privacy Policy at and

These third parties may only use the personal data that is necessary to perform the function required and may not use it for any other purpose. We will not sell or rent your personal data to third parties without your permission.


We may access, preserve, use, or disclose your personal data if we have a good faith belief that the law requires us to do so, or that it is reasonably necessary to detect, prevent, and address security, technical issues, or fraud.


We may access, preserve, use, or disclose your personal data in order to protect the rights of the business, its property, its employees, and others, or to enforce our billing or contracts. If we are involved in a merger, acquisition, sale, restructuring or other change in ownership, personal data may be among the transferred business assets.

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Like many other websites, we use cookies and other similar technologies to improve the performance of our website. Our website may also include web beacons and cookies from third party service providers. Cookies are small text files sent from a website and stored on your browser while you visit a website. Cookies track how you use a website and enable the website to remember your preferences and settings and help us analyze how our website is performing. Many web browsers are set up to accept cookies automatically, but you may change your cookie preferences through the options available in your web browser. You may choose not to receive certain cookies, however, please note this may affect the availability of certain features of our website.

Session Cookies provide information about how a website is used during a single browser session while a user is visiting a website and usually expire after the browser is closed.

Persistent Cookies remain on your device between different browser sessions for a set amount of time in order to enable the website to remember user preferences, settings, or actions across other sites.

First-Party Cookies are cookies set by the website you are visiting. They have the same domain or subdomain as what is in your browser’s address bar.

Third Party Cookies are set by third parties that are different from the website you are visiting. These cookies have a different domain or subdomain than what is in your browser’s address bar.

You may change your cookie preferences in your web browser settings. Please review the options available in the web browser that you are using to make changes to your cookie preferences.


We use third party analytics services to understand how our website is accessed and used to improve the performance of our website. For example, we use:

Google Analytics which uses cookies and other similar technologies to collect and analyze information about how our website is used. You can learn more about Google Analytics at, and you may choose to opt-out by visiting

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We use certain physical, administrative and electronic safeguards to protect the security, confidentiality and integrity of personal data. While no method of data transmission or storage is 100% secure, and we cannot guarantee that our network or systems will never be compromised, we take measures to protect your personal data against loss or unauthorized access. It is your responsibility to maintain the confidentiality of your account password. Please contact us immediately if you think your account may

have been compromised.

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Our website is a general audience site and is not intended for use by children under 13. If you become aware that a child under 13 has provided us with personal data through our website, we ask that you notify us by email at Should we become aware that a child under age 13 has provided personal information, we will take steps to immediately delete it.

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NCCBT NETWORK Account and Clinical Directory: You can view or edit personal data connected to your account, including information about you in the Clinical Directory, by logging into your NCCBT Network account online.

Access Requests: You may also contact us directly by email to request access to, correct, change or delete your personal data. If you contact us with a request, we may need to ask for additional information from you in order to confirm your identity. This is to ensure that your personal information is not disclosed to a person who does not have a right to receive it. We will endeavor to respond to your inquiry within 30 days. Please note that we may have a legal obligation to preserve certain data.

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NCCBT Network Operations & Support:

NCCBT Network President: Janie Hong,

NCCBT Network Co-Treasurer: Melinda White,


Attention: Melinda White, Co-Treasurer
Northern California CBT Network
1635 Solano Avenue
Berkeley, CA 94707

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If you are a California resident, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits you to make an annual request for information regarding the disclosure of categories of your personal data NCCBT Network has shared with a third party for the third party’s direct marketing purposes. We do not disclose personal data to any third party to use for its own direct marketing purposes. Our website does not sell personal information.

Under the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018 (CCPA), you have the right:

  • To know what categories and/or specific items of personal information are collected about you. You may submit a verifiable consumer request to

  • Subject to statutory exemptions and exceptions, to request that we delete personal information that we have collected about you. You may submit a request for deletion to

If you exercise your rights under the CCPA, you have the right not to be discriminated against.


Do Not Track is a privacy preference that can be set in a web browser. At this time our website does not recognize Do Not Track browser settings or signals. For information about Do Not Track, please visit

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This Privacy Notice is effective as of November 7, 2022. From time to time it may become necessary to update or change our Privacy Notice and we encourage you to periodically check here for the most current version. If significant changes are made, we will provide you with appropriate notice, which may include a conspicuous notice on our website or email notification. Your continued use of our website constitutes your agreement to this Privacy Notice.

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