Privacy Terms

Your privacy is important to us. To protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.

 Privacy Policy

When you join CRD, your contact information is entered into our database so you may receive communications from CRD via mail, fax, phone, and e-mail. CRD uses this contact information to deliver to you the Dispatch (the Council's quarterly journal) and NewsScan ( its weekly e-newsletter), as well as information about membership, educational programs and resources, networking opportunities, volunteer and leadership opportunities, special offers,    certification, awards programs, and news that may be of interest to members.

The CRD mailing list is available to rent. CRD occasionally trades mailing lists with other industry organizations. Under certain conditions, CRD may rent lists of members for bona fide marketing purposes.  Unless you opt out of receiving mailings from CRD, your name may be added to these traded or sold lists for the one-time use of these partners. While members of the Council for Resource Development and their instiutions are listed in the directory, CRD is not responsible for examining or evaluating the products and services offered, nor does it warrant the products or services of any of these businesses or individuals or the content of their web sites. 

CRD does not provide member e-mail addresses to third-party vendors. However, CRD may send out an occasional e-mail on a third party's behalf. In addition, third-party vendors may sometimes send e-mails on CRD’s behalf to people who are not on the CRD list. In these instances, CRD does not have access to the third party’s e-mail addresses and recipients will not be added to the CRD list.

You can be removed from a list at any time by writing to

Terms of Use: CRD Online Membership Directory

By accessing the CRD Membership Directory online, you hereby accept and agree to be bound by the following terms and conditions.

The directory and its contents are proprietary products of the Council for Resource Development. The directory is intended primarily for use by members as a means to contact their fellow professionals. Permitted uses of the directory also include obtaining information for the purpose of hiring an individual or a firm to provide the products or services offered.

The contents of this directory may not, in whole or part, be reproduced, copied, disseminated, or entered into a computer database for the purpose of marketing a product or service to the individuals and companies listed in the directory. The listing of any individual or institution in the directory does not represent their consent to receive any marketing or related information. This prohibition against use of the directory for marketing purposes extends to all individuals and companies, regardless of membership status in CRD. 

Collection and Use of Personal Information

When you request information, order a product or service, register using one of our forms, donate, or contact us offline, we may need your specific information in order to process your registration or request and reply promptly.

We may ask you for contact information (such as your name, email, or address) and demographic information (such as your zip code or age). We also collect demographic and profile data at our site and in our databases (such as your professional degree or field of interest). We may use data you provide to tailor your experience at our annual scientific meeting or to develop and distribute content that may be of interest to you.

In general, we use identifiable information to complete a transaction, as indicated below. We do not provide your name and address or email to outside parties, except as described here. 

Automatically collected information: Our web server logs collect information about the pages our users view when they visit the site. This may include IP address, host name, browser type, or other information that's automatically collected by the software we use to serve our visitors. This information helps us fine tune our pages and administer and troubleshoot technical problems.

Links to Other Sites

This site may provide links to other World Wide Web sites or resources. You acknowledge and agree that the Council for Resource Development has no control over such sites and resources and is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any materials, advertising, products, or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that the Council for Resource Development shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any such materials or goods available on or through any such site or resource.

Protecting Personal Information

When you register, donate or access your account information, we use a secure server. This secure server software, SSL (Secure Sockets Layer), encrypts all information you input before it is sent to us. Furthermore, all of the customer transactional data we collect is protected against unauthorized access with the use of digital certificates. Digital certificates for the Council for Resource Development are issued by Sage, one of the most established signers of digital certificates.

How to Correct or Update Information

Here are the options for changing and modifying information previously provided. Email, fax or mail us at:
The Council for Resource Development
8720 Georgia Avenue, Suite 700
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Phone (202) 822-0750