Privacy Policy

Internet Privacy Policy

Certifying Board of Dietary Managers (CBDM) welcomes visitors to its website and related Internet services. We are committed to the privacy of our members, supporters, and visitors. To that end, we adhere to the following policies. CBDM collects no personal information about you when you visit our website unless you choose to provide that information to us.

Personal Information Collection

If you provide us with personal information, e.g., by sending an email or by filling out a form and submitting it through our website, we use that information only to provide you with the information and services that you request. No information will be released without written permission from the applicant, candidate, or certificant unless required by court order or other legal process.

Online Course Usage Information

If you are enrolled in an ANFP online course, the ANFP website collects detail about the course pages you have visited. This information may be used by authorized ANFP staff members to provide technical support to you, to document your course completion, and/or to ensure you receive continuing education hours you have earned.

Anonymous Information Collection

In order to provide timely and relevant information and services to our website visitors, we collect anonymous information from our website visitors and summarize it in aggregated statistics to analyze information such as: time and length of visits, pages visited, files downloaded, and links/banner ads clicked. We compile this anonymous information to develop reports of website usage in order to better understand visitors’ needs and interests on the CBDM website. We use it to evaluate and enhance services to all visitors as a group.


We use the email and payment information you provide only to process your orders and to fulfill your requests for information. Supplier Members of Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals do have access to current ANFP member names and email addresses. You can opt out of having your email address given to supplier members by checking the appropriate box on your annual dues notice or calling us at 1-800-323-1908. Association of Nutrition and Foodservice Professionals does not sell, rent, or trade email addresses to any other organization, other than current ANFP supplier members. ANFP members who have access to selected, individual member email addresses through the members-only ANFP Member Community must abide by the Policy for Usage (below).

ANFP or CBDM may Generate E-mail for the Following Purposes:

  • To reply to an e-mail or request initiated by a member, customer, or website visitor.
  • To confirm purchase and/or provide a payment receipt resulting from a business transaction initiated with ANFP (e.g., purchase in the Marketplace, online dues or certification fee payment).
  • To deliver news and information (e.g., ANFP eNews). This type of e-mail has a provision for opt-out and includes a link for doing so.

User Login

Web-based services are provided through the User Login system and are available only to members, certificants, customers, and individuals/companies with whom ANFP or CBDM has an established relationship. These services are provided through the User Login system. Web pages within User Login that display individual member information, such as continuing education hours and contact information, operate under a secure server environment, and although CBDM cannot guarantee against loss or misuse of information, reasonable precautions are taken to protect the security of this information. Users are responsible for securing their own user IDs and passwords, and should not share their login information with others. Users may change their own passwords at any time under User Login, or contact the CBDM for assistance.

ANFP Member Community - Policy for Usage

The ANFP Member Community is a members-only access feature of the ANFP website. It provides an online networking opportunity for members of ANFP. Members enjoy freedom to exchange information and share knowledge in a sales-free, confidential environment, with respect for every member’s circumstances.

By logging in to the Community, members agree to:

  • Refrain from using the resources of the Community (including member email addresses) to market or sell services/products for personal gain, or for the gain of any third-party entity.
  • Refrain from using language that is offensive to others.
  • Honor the confidentiality of members’ postings.
  • Failure to abide by this policy may result in removal from the ANFP Member Community.

To report any concerns regarding violation of this policy, contact


Cookies are small text files transferred from the website to the hard drive of a user’s computer. On the ANFP website, cookies are used to enable functionality of Member Login, Online Course Login, the ANFP Member Community, and the Marketplace. In order to use these features of the website, a user needs to set privacy controls to “medium,” or set the browser to accept “session cookies” or “first-party cookies,” or apply a similar setting, depending on the browser software. Cookies generated through the ANFP website are not used to disseminate information about users over the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided.

Links to Other Websites

As a service to members and visitors, the CBDM website provides links to other websites. CBDM is not responsible for the privacy practices or content of external sites. The CBDM Internet Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by the CBDM website.

Opt-Out; E-mail Removal

Any ANFP member or recipient of e-mails generated by ANFP or CBDM may opt-out by selecting “UNSUBSCRIBE” at the bottom of the e-mail.

Questions or Concerns

If you have questions about this policy, or you suspect CBDM is not complying with this privacy policy, please contact the CBDM at or call CBDM at 800.323.1908.