The World Federation of Pediatric Imaging (WFPI) is committed to protecting your privacy and will collect no personal information from you unless you consent to provide that information. This privacy policy applies when you visit or use our websites. This policy may be supplemented by additional privacy statements, terms or notices provided to you. 

Information we collect

When visiting our websites, we collect information about you in two ways: directly from your input and through cookies. WFPI’s Cookie Policy is also accessible from this page. 

The types of personal information that we collect directly from you may include, but not limited to: 
  • Contact details, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, phone number and social media handle. 
  • We collect your information to help improve your user experience and ability to engage in our events and services. More information about cookies can be found here. (link will lead to cookie policy posted on the website) 

How we use your information
WFPI uses and shares your personal information when necessary to complete your voluntary financial transaction including: 

  • Credit card and billing information shared with our bank for authorization, 
  • Delivery address shared with our fulfillment center and shipper. 
  • E-mail address is used to send you an order confirmation and to alert you to any changes in the availability of the items you ordered. 
  • WFPI sends e-mails to let you know about changes to its website and communicate with you about issues that matter to the global pediatric radiologists. 

For EU Residents
WFPI uses your personal data in accordance with the EU data protection legislation, including national or international legislation implementing the EU Data Protection Directive (until superseded), the Privacy in Electronic Communications (“ePrivacy”) Directive (EU), and the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (“GDPR”), as amended or superseded.

At any time, you may update your preferences or change your consent by notifying the WFPI via the


What are cookies? 

  • Most websites you visit will use cookies in order to improve your user experience by enabling that website to ‘remember’ you. There are several types of cookie and the most common are often referred to as 'session' cookies. These are used to keep track of information needed by a user as they travel from page to page within a website. These cookies have a short lifetime and expire within a few minutes of the user leaving the site. 
  • Other types of cookies can be used to track internet activity after the user has left a website. These are either sponsored by organizations external to the website being visited (known as 'third party' cookies) or can originate from the website organization itself ('first party' cookies). These usually have a long lifetime with several months being quite common. They are 'harvested' and 'refreshed' whenever the user visits a page where the same or a similar cookie is being used. 

What is in a cookie? 

  • A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your computer or mobile device by a website’s server and only that server will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie. Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will contain some anonymous information such as a unique identifier and the site name and some digits and numbers. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what’s in your shopping cart. 

Cookie usage at WFPI’s website 

This organization uses 'necessary' cookies which help make a website usable by enabling basic functions like page navigation. They are also used to track anonymously which areas of the site are popular and which are not used; this allows us to target carefully our website resources. 

  • First party cookies 
    • First party cookies are set by the website you are visiting and they can only be read by that site. The WFPI website,, uses following first party cookies: 
    • Application session management: in order to ensure proper delivery of our content, we work on several servers; this cookie allows you to stay on the proper server to access the latest information. 
    • Cookie policy: this is a legal requirement to ensure you read and accept this cookie policy. This cookie is the only persistent one we place on your browser. It lasts 1 year, i.e., each year (or before if you clear your cookies) you will need to indicate again that you agree with this policy. 
  • Third party cookies 
    • Third party cookies are set by a different organization to the owner of the website you are visiting. For example, the website might use a third party analytics company who will set their own cookie to perform this service. The website you are visiting may also contain content embedded from, for example, Informz and Crazy Egg and these sites may set their own cookies. The website uses the following third party cookies: 
    • Google Analytics: this is used to allow us to identify the content that is most visited, how that content is visited, what the user journey is, etc. Google will use the information generated by the cookie about your use of this website (including your IP address) to evaluate website user experiences. The data from this tool allows us to continuously improve your user journey and experience on our website. 
    • Website monitoring: this allows us to track how the website is performing for you (e.g., page loading times) and gives us these indications by geo-localization so that, if you are in a country where our website runs slower, we can be informed and take actions to improve this. 
    • Wufoo: WFPI uses Wufoo, an online form service to provide its users with the ability to submit forms for various reasons to include, but not limited to: membership applications, registration for activities and events, disclosure forms, grant submissions, etc. The cookies set by Wufoo allow you to submit information to us via the Wufoo forms service. 
    • YouTube: WFPI has a YouTube channel and embeds videos into our website using YouTube’s embed code. YouTube sets the cookies and requires local storage. 
    • Twitter: This website integrates with Twitter to show our Twitter feed but also allows you to post content to your Twitter account. Twitter may use cookies to better understand how you interact with their services, to monitor aggregate usage by Twitter users and web traffic routing to their services. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases, this may impact your ability to use Twitter.

      For more information, visit: Twitter's Privacy Policy.

    Session cookies 

    Session cookies are stored only temporarily during a browsing session and are deleted from the user’s service when the browser is closed. 

    Persistent cookies  - This type of cookie is saved on your computer for a fixed period (usually a year or longer) and is not deleted when the browser is closed. Persistent cookies are used where we need to know who you are for more than one browsing session. 

    What to do if you don’t want cookies to be set 

Some people find the idea of a website storing information on their computer or mobile device a bit intrusive, particularly when this information is stored and used by a third party without them knowing. Although this is generally quite harmless you may not, for example, want to see content that has been targeted to your interests. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies or even to delete cookies that have already been set; but you need to be aware that you might lose some functions of those website. 

How can I control cookies? 

  • If you don’t want to receive cookies, you can modify your browser so that it notifies you when cookies are sent to it or you can refuse cookies altogether. You can also delete cookies that have already been set. 
  • If you wish to restrict or block web browser cookies which are set on your device then you can do this through your browser settings; the Help function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit, which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of desktop browsers. 
  • Our website does work without cookies, but you will lose some features and functionality if you choose to disable cookies.

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Disclaimer: the content offered on this site is prepared by individual authors or institutions; WFPI has no responsibility for it and does not endorse any products advertised therein. Material is for use only by trained medical personal licensed in their area of expertise in the location in which they practice. WFPI is an independent organization operating under the auspices of the Society for Pediatric Radiology (SPR)

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Dr. Jennifer Nicholas
Chair, Digital Education and Social Media Committee


Leadership workroom


WFPI Mission
Communication and collaboration between pediatric imaging practitioners, via their organizations
Advocating for appropriate practices and resource allocation for children
Patient safety, in particular radiation safety and protection
Outreach and training in lower resource settings
Provision of information & resources