Society of Diagnostic Medical Sonography


This privacy policy also applies to our affiliated websites for the SDMS Foundation and the Journal of Diagnostic Medical Sonography (JDMS). 

How We Protect Your Information

We employ the latest encryption and security technology and fraud detection techniques in all areas where you provide us with personal or account information. This is done to protect you from unauthorized use of the information you are sending to our servers. We take security very seriously. Secure areas such as online ordering, member contact information, etc. use Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption to protect the information being displayed and submitted via a web browser.

We are constantly monitoring our online resources to help prevent the spread of viruses. However, we recommend you always have anti-virus software installed on your computer and ensure it is always up-to-date (your software's virus definition files should be updated at least monthly). Certain computer viruses can capture personal information and/or cause considerable damage to your computer's configuration.

What Information Do We Collect and How Do We Use It?

When you visit the SDMS web site, our servers automatically recognize your Internet Protocol address (IP address) or domain name. Often times this number is assigned by your Internet Service Provider (ISP) and automatically changes each time you dial your ISP so it does not directly identify you. 

In order to enhance our web site, we may track how our visitors are using the web site. Specific information such as name, SDMS Member number, and email address, is not included in this analysis. Unless you provide it, we do not collect or know your name or email address. We do not follow your browsing path outside of our web site.


Like many web sites, our web site sometimes uses "cookies" - small files placed temporarily in your web browser - to keep track of your stay at our site and to personalize the information provided. The text in a cookie, by itself, only tells us that you have visited our site before. A cookie generated by our servers contains no information about you. It contains only an alphanumeric ID that, for example, lets you continue shopping where you left off with your last visit without losing any of the items in your list.

If you share a computer with someone else (e.g., at work), you should be careful about saving your logon information using cookies. While storing your logon information in a cookie may speed your access to the Members Only resources on our web site, you could also be providing the other users with access using your member number. Your member number is your key to SDMS benefits and should not be shared with others.

Email Address

Members who provide an email address as part of their member record will receive electronic newsletters and SDMS Member Alerts, such as legislative alerts. If you receive email from us that you would rather not receive, Click here to unsubscribe or call (214) 473-8057. 

We do not share email addresses collected from our membership so providing us with your email address simply helps us deliver your membership services and benefits and will not result in your receiving unsolicited commercial email from any party. In certain cases, however, your email address may be used by SDMS or our partners to deliver member benefits you have specifically requested. For example, if you access a member benefit such as a CME program hosted on a partner's web site, we may pass your name, email address, and SDMS/ARDMS number to the partner's web site solely so they can log your participation and deliver a CME certificate via email. 

Personal Information

When you join or renew SDMS membership, place an order, sign up for an email list, or participate in a promotion or contest, we ask you to provide information which MAY include your name, mailing address, email address, telephone number, ARDMS number, date of birth, social security number, or credit card number. Except to verify credit card information to complete your order, we do not use or release any credit card or financial information for any purpose. A member's date of birth and social security number are used for identity verification and continuing education tracking. This information will not be released for any purpose.

Continuing Medical Education Records

When you complete continuing medical education (CME) through the SDMS, we maintain this information and may provide verification of completion to credentialing organizations through our SDMS CME Tracker program. An SDMS member may view their CME records in the Members Only area of the SDMS website. This information will not be released for any other purpose.

Mailing Lists

All SDMS members receive certain benefits including newsletters, journal, etc. If members provide us with a mailing address, they may also periodically receive mail (not email) from other reputable companies that offer products and services that may be of interest. SDMS requires all companies with whom we share our mailing list to submit the contents of the mailing for prior approval. If you have complaints about a mailing or wish to be placed on our Do-Not-Share list, ​please contact the Membership Department at or call (214) 473-8057.