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).
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.
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.
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 BetterBeginnings@health.ucsd.edu.
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.