Privacy Policy

Center for Better Beginnings Website Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

Welcome to the Center for Better Beginnings website. This website is operated and managed by the Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology in the Department of Pediatrics at the University of California San Diego (UCSD).

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THIS SITE. By using this site, you agree to these terms of use. If you do not agree to these terms of use, please do not use this site. This site is owned and operated by the UCSD Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology (referred to as “we,” “us,” or “our” herein). We reserve the right, at our discretion, to change, modify, add, or remove portions of these terms at any time. Please check these terms periodically for changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes to these terms will mean you accept those changes.

Health Information

All health and health-related information contained within this website is intended to be general in nature and should not be used as a substitute for medical treatment by a health care professional. Your health care provider should be consulted regarding matters concerning the medical condition, treatment, and needs of you and your family.

Every effort is made to ensure that the material within this website is accurate and timely; however, this should not be considered official and should be confirmed with other reliable sources. This information is provided without warranty for quality or accuracy. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in any information provided or the results obtained from the use of such information.


We respect the privacy of our users.

Our goal is to provide you with a personalized Internet experience that delivers the information, resources, and services that are most relevant and helpful to you. In order to achieve this goal, we sometimes collect information during your visits to understand what differentiates you from each of our other users.

To demonstrate our commitment to your privacy, we have prepared this statement disclosing our website privacy practices.

Here, you will learn what personally identifiable information of yours is collected, how and when we might use your information, how we protect your information, who has access to your information, and how you can correct any inaccuracies in the information.

Collection of Data

We collect certain information from and about our website users in two ways: directly from the user and from our Web server logs.

  • User-Supplied Information:
    When you submit a form, we may ask you for your name, e-mail address, and some other personal information. The more accurate information you volunteer, the better we are able to respond to your request.
  • Log Information:
    Web servers typically collect, at least temporarily, the following information: Internet Protocol (IP) address of computer being used; web pages requested; referring web page; browser used; date and time. We may collect statistics identifying particular IP addresses from which our website is accessed.

Use of Data

  • User-Supplied Information:
    The information is used to process the request and to contact you when necessary. We may also use personal information for the purpose of future communication on new offerings but only if the opportunity to opt out of that type of use is provided.
  • Log Information:
    Cookies are used to remember users who return to the site. The browser-IP-address information and anonymous-browser history is used to report information about site accesses for profiling purposes and for troubleshooting. This information is generally used to improve website presentation and utilization.

The UCSD Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology does not sell, rent, or exchange any personal information collected or gathered online about visitors to this site unless (i) provided for otherwise in this Privacy Policy; (ii) we obtain your consent, such as when you choose to opt-in or opt-out to the sharing of information; (iii) a service provided on our site requires the interaction with or is provided by a third party; (iv) pursuant to legal process or law enforcement; or (v) we find that your use of this site violates this Policy or other usage guidelines or as deemed reasonably necessary by us to protect our legal rights and/or property.

Security: How We Protect Your Information

This site has security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under our control. We work to protect the security of your information during transmission by using Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) software, which encrypts information you input.

No Guarantees

While this Privacy Policy states our standards for maintenance of personal information and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Data.

Updating Your Information

If you would like to update your personal information or stop receiving communication from the Center for Better Beginnings, please call 858-246-2140.

If you have any questions about this privacy statement, you can contact the Web Operations Team at

Relationship of This Site to University of California

The Center for Better Beginnings website is an unofficial website that is operated and managed by the UCSD Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology. Any content contained or accessible from this site is solely the view of the UCSD Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology. Any content contained or accessible from this site does not reflect the views of the Regents of the University of California, the University of California San Diego as a whole, nor UC San Diego Health, and these entities do not endorse, warrant, or otherwise take responsibility for the contents of this site or of any material accessible from this site.


Links from this website to the website of any external entity do not imply endorsement of the external entity’s products or services. References to non-Center for Better Beginnings products, services, or organizations do not imply endorsement of such products, services, or organizations.

Restrictions of Use of Material

All trademarks, service marks, and trade names are proprietary to the UCSD Division of Dysmorphology and Teratology, unless noted otherwise. No material may be copied, reproduced, republished, uploaded, posted, transmitted, or distributed in any way, without explicit permission, except that you may download one copy of the materials on any single computer for your personal, non-commercial home use only, provided you keep intact all copyright and other proprietary notices. Modification of the materials or use of the materials for any other purpose is a violation of our copyright and other proprietary rights. The use of any such material on any other website or networked computer environment or in any other medium is prohibited.