Privacy Policy

The Binge Eating Disorder Association (BEDA) respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it through adherence to this privacy policy. A 501(c)3 non-profit organization, BEDA provides help and support to those who struggle with the binge eating disorder (BED), their families and friends, healthcare and wellness professionals, and others interested in the issue.

BEDA’s privacy policy applies to the website and provides information about the personal information we collect from our website and the ways we use that personal information. It does not describe our practices regarding information we might collect on or through other sources, both on and offline.

What information we collect
You can browse content on without revealing any personal information.

We may provide the opportunity to participate in a survey on our website or request or allow you to submit content that may be uploaded to our website. In doing so, we may ask you for certain information, such as your age, gender, race, ethnicity, and your opinions of the website. Participation is voluntary and, if indicated, anonymous. If anonymous, it will not be linked to any personal information.

Typically, if we provide for the opportunity to make online donations to BEDA, make purchases from BEDA, or participate in auctions or events sponsored by or for the benefit of BEDA, we will do so by providing you with a link through to a secure website (which may be a third party’s website) for the purposes of processing electronic transactions. The types of personal information that would be collected are disclosed prior to or at the time of submission. Please read the privacy policy(ies) and/or data collection practices of any third-party site that processes electronic transactions on BEDA’s behalf. We take no responsibility for the security and/or data collection practices of third parties.

Non-personal information and data may be automatically collected by on the website through the use of “cookies.” “Cookies” are files a website can use to track, on a non-personally identifiable basis, repeat visitors, facilitate the visitor’s access to and use of the site, and allow a site to analyze how visitors are using the site in order to make improvements to the content. By agreeing to this privacy policy, you are consenting to our use of cookies.

However, if you don’t want information collected through the use of cookies, you may delete, disable, turn off or reject the cookies through the “Internet Options” sub-option of the “Tools” menu on your browser (or as otherwise directed by your browser technology). From time to time, certain areas or content of the website can only be accessed in conjunction with cookies, and you should be aware that disabling cookies might prevent you from accessing some of our content.

What we do with your information
BEDA does not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to other companies or individuals. BEDA may use information collected through its services and the website for research and development purposes. However, such use will not include any personally identifiable information in such research or analysis. We only use your information for its intended purposes. We will use members’ email addresses to respond to requests and to send updates about new content on the website and events we organize. We may also directly communicate with you concerning non-anonymous surveys or submission of content. Information collected from the website will be stored as long as BEDA deems reasonably necessary and practicable for our purposes, or to otherwise meet legal requirements.

Your personal information will only be accessible to authorized BEDA staff, consultants, agents, subcontractors, and professional advisors, all of whom are contractually bound to honor the terms of this Privacy Policy. You acknowledge, consent, and agree that, to the extent legally permissible in each applicable jurisdiction, we may access, preserve, and/or disclose the information we collect (including personal information) to a law enforcement agency or another third party if required to do so by law or if we determine access, preservation, or disclosure is reasonably necessary to: (a) comply with legal process; (b) respond to claims that any content that you submit violates the rights of third parties; or (c) protect the safety, rights, or property of our visitors (including you) or others.

Accessing and correcting information
You have the right to access, update, request removal of, and correct factual inaccuracies in personally identifiable information that we collect from our website, subject to the provisions in the preceding section. To do so, you may e-mail us at To protect your privacy and the security of your personally identifiable information, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before updating, correcting or removing your personally identifiable information.
Children’s privacy
BEDA complies with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) and does not knowingly collect personal information from anyone under the age of 13. If we learn that we have any information or content from anyone under the age of 13, we will delete that information immediately.

We take security seriously and we will take reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse, or alteration of your personal information. BEDA will store all the personal information you provide on its secure servers. Information relating to electronic transactions entered into via our website will be protected by encryption technology. However, there is no such thing as a 100% secure website. BEDA cannot, and does not, guarantee that unauthorized access, hacking, data loss, disclosure, misuse, modification, or any other breaches will not occur.

Links to outside sites
The BEDA website contains links to other websites and services we do not maintain. These sites have their own privacy policies and/or data collection practices concerning personal or donor information, which may be substantially different from ours. We encourage all donors and/or users to learn about the privacy policies and practices of all websites and charities. We take no responsibility for linked sites.

All images being used on this website are for illustrative purposes only. The depiction does not suggest the person’s endorsement of any business, product, service, cause, association, or other endeavors of BEDA. Nor does BEDA suggest that such person has or had eating disorders, or any other associations with eating disorders, explicit or implied.

Changes to this privacy policy
From time to time, BEDA may decide, or be required by law, to make changes to this privacy policy. If we make any material changes to this policy that may impact how we use personal information we have already obtained, we will update this privacy policy by posting a revised privacy policy, and, as necessary, notify you as required by law. You are encouraged to return to this page periodically to check for updates.

Contacting us
If you would like to correct your information or discontinue receiving emails or mail from BEDA, or if you have any questions, comments, or concerns about our website or privacy policy, please email us at or contact us at:

Binge Eating Disorder Association
637 Emerson Place
Severna Park, MD 21047
(855) 855-BEDA

U.S. governing law
The BEDA website is designed and targeted to users who reside in the United States and is governed by and operated in accordance with the laws of the United States. We make no representation that our website is operated in accordance with the laws or regulations of, or governed by, other nations.

By accessing and/or providing personal information through the website, you certify that you meet the age and other requirements for disclosure of personal information in your jurisdiction. If you do not meet the age and other requirements, please contact us and request that we delete your personal information, and discontinue disclosing personal information through the website.

Continued use of the website and/or disclosure of personally identifiable information indicate that you are agreeing to the collection, use, disclosure, management, and storage of your personal and non-personal information as described in this privacy policy.