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Terms & Conditions

The Academy of Laser Dentistry website that is intended to provide useful information for ALD members, consumers and other interested persons. The following Terms of Use outline your obligations when using the ALD website. You can also review our Privacy Policy which outlines our obligations and practices towards handling any personal information that you may provide to us.

1. ACCEPTANCE OF TERMS

The web pages available at laserdentistry.org ("Site"), are owned and operated by the Academy of Laser Dentistry (“ALD”) and is accessed by you under the Terms & Conditions of Use described below ("Terms & Conditions").

PLEASE READ THESE TERMS OF USE CAREFULLY BEFORE USING THE SERVICES. BY ACCESSING THIS SITE OR USING ANY PART OF THE SITE OR ANY CONTENT OR SERVICES (AS EACH IS DEFINED BELOW) ON THE SITE, YOU AGREE TO BECOME BOUND BY THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS. IF YOU DO NOT AGREE TO ALL THE TERMS & CONDITIONS, THEN YOU MAY NOT ACCESS THE SITE OR USE THE CONTENT OR ANY SERVICES IN THE SITE. ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY CONDITIONED UPON YOUR ASSENT TO ALL OF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS, TO THE EXCLUSION OF ALL OTHER TERMS; IF THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS ARE CONSIDERED AN OFFER BY ALD, ACCEPTANCE IS EXPRESSLY LIMITED TO THESE TERMS & CONDITIONS.

2. MODIFICATIONS OF TERMS & CONDITIONS

The ALD reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to modify or replace the Terms & Conditions at any time. If the alterations constitute a material change to the Terms & Conditions, ALD will notify you by posting an announcement on the Site. What constitutes a "material change" will be determined at ALD's sole discretion, in good faith and using common sense and reasonable judgment. You shall be responsible for reviewing and becoming familiar with any such modifications. Use of the Services by you following such notification constitutes your acceptance of the Terms & Conditions as modified.

3. DESCRIPTION OF SERVICE

Subject to full compliance with the Terms & Conditions, ALD may offer to provide certain services and content, as described more fully on the Site, ("Services"). Services shall include, but not be limited to, the offering of any information and materials displayed, transmitted or performed on the Site or through the Services (including, but not limited to text, user comments, messages, information, data, graphics, news articles, photographs, images, illustrations, software, audio clips and video clips, also known as the "Content"). ALD may change, suspend or discontinue the Services including any Content for any reason, at any time, including the availability of any feature or content. ALD may also impose limits on certain features and services or restrict your access to parts or all of the Services without notice or liability. While it is the ALD's intent to always present accurate information, the Academy of Laser Dentistry makes no warranties regarding the correctness of the information provided on this site. The Academy does not endorse, approve or certify such information, nor does it guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness, or correct sequencing of such information. The Academy of Laser Dentistry accepts no liability for damages of any kind resulting from reliance on any of the information provided therein. By proceeding to use this service, each user expressly waives any and all rights of action that he or she may have against the Academy of Laser Dentistry arising out of use and/or reliance on the information on this service.

4. YOUR REGISTRATION OBLIGATIONS

As a condition to becoming a registered Member, you are required to register with ALD and select a password ("ALD Password"). You shall provide ALD with accurate, complete, and updated registration information. Failure to do so shall constitute a breach of the Terms & Conditions, which may result in immediate termination of your ALD account. ALD reserves the right to refuse registration of, or cancel your membership in its discretion. You shall be responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your ALD password.

5. REGISTERED USER CONDUCT

As a condition of use, you promise not to use the Services for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these Terms & Conditions, or any other purpose not reasonably intended by ALD.
By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree not to use the Services:

  1. to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any Content that is untrue, misleading, infringing, libelous, defamatory or otherwise violates any law or right of any third party;
  2. for any illegal or unauthorized purpose. If you are an international user, you agree to comply with all local laws regarding online conduct and acceptable content;
  3. to post or transmit, or cause to be posted or transmitted, any communication or solicitation designed or intended to obtain password, account, or private information from any ALD user;
  4. to violate any laws in your jurisdiction (including but not limited to copyright laws);
  5. to submit stories or comments linking to affiliate programs, multi-level marketing schemes, sites/blogs repurposing existing stories (source hops), or off-topic content.

ALD may remove any Content and ALD accounts at any time for any reason (including, but not limited to, upon receipt of claims or allegations from third parties or authorities relating to such Content), or for no reason at all. To report Terms of Use abuse, please email: laserexec@laserdentistry.org
You are solely responsible for your interactions with other users of the Site. ALD reserves the right, but has no obligation, to monitor disputes between you and other users.

6. COPYRIGHT COMPLAINTS

ALD respects the intellectual property of others. It is ALD's policy to respond expeditiously to claims of copyright and other intellectual property infringement. ALD will promptly process and investigate notices of alleged infringement and will take appropriate actions under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act ("DMCA") and other applicable intellectual property laws. Upon receipt of notices complying or substantially complying with the DMCA, ALD may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any material claimed to be infringing or claimed to be the subject of infringing activity and may act expeditiously to remove or disable access to any reference or link to material or activity that is claimed to be infringing. ALD will terminate access for subscribers and account holders who are repeat infringers.
Notifying ALD of Copyright Infringement: To provide ALD notice of an infringement, you must provide a written communication to the attention of "DMCA Infringement Notification Dept." care of laserexec@laserdentistry.org that sets forth the information specified by the DMCA (http://www.copyright.gov/title17/92chap5.html#512).

7. ALD PRIVACY POLICY

ALD's current Privacy Policy is incorporated by this reference.

8. INDEMNITY

You will indemnify and hold harmless ALD, its parents, subsidiaries, affiliates, customers, vendors, officers and employees from any liability, damage or cost (including reasonable attorneys. fees and cost) from (i) any claim or demand made by any third party due to or arising out of your access to the Site, use of the Services, violation of the Terms & Conditions by you, or the infringement by you, or any third party using your account or ALD Password, or any intellectual property or other right of any person or entity.

9. WARRANTY DISCLAIMERS

You acknowledge that ALD has no control over, and no duty to take any action regarding: which users gain access to the Site or use the Services; what effects the Content may have on you; how you may interpret or use the Content; or what actions you may take as a result of having been exposed to the Content. You release ALD from all liability for you having acquired or not acquired Content through the Site or the Services. The Site or Services may contain, or direct you to sites containing information that you may or may not find helpful. ALD makes no representations concerning any content contained in or accessed through the Site or Services, and ALD will not be responsible or liable for the accuracy, copyright compliance, legality or decency of material contained in or accessed through the Site or the Services. THE SERVICE, CONTENT, AND SITE ARE PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS" BASIS, WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT.

10. LINKS

The ALD has attempted to provide useful links to helpful sites.  ALD has no control over third party sites and resources for which it provides links.  You acknowledge and agree that ALD is not responsible for the availability of such external sites or resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any Content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such sites or resources. You further acknowledge and agree that ALD 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 Content, goods or services available on or through any such site or resource.

11. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY

IN NO EVENT SHALL ALD BE LIABLE UNDER CONTRACT, TORT, STRICT LIABILITY, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER LEGAL THEORY (I) WITH RESPECT TO THE SITE, THE SERVICE OR ANY CONTENT FOR ANY LOST PROFITS OR SPECIAL, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OF ANY KIND WHATSOEVER, SUBSTITUTE GOODS OR SERVICES (HOWEVER ARISING), OR (II) FOR ANY DIRECT DAMAGES IN EXCESS OF (IN THE AGGREGATE) $100.

12. TERMINATION

ALD may terminate or suspend any and all Services and your ALD Membership immediately, without prior notice or liability, if you breach any of the terms & conditions Upon termination of your account, your right to use the Services will immediately cease. If you wish to terminate your Membership account, you may simply opt out of Public Member Directory and discontinue using the Services. All provisions of the Terms & Conditions which by their nature should survive termination shall survive termination, including, without limitation, ownership provisions, warranty disclaimers, indemnity and limitations of liability.

13. MISCELLANEOUS

No agency, partnership, joint venture, or employment is created as a result of the Terms & Conditions and you do not have any authority of any kind to bind ALD in any respect whatsoever. The failure of either party to exercise in any respect any right provided for herein shall not be deemed a waiver of any further rights hereunder. ALD shall not be liable for any failure to perform its obligations hereunder where such failure results from any cause beyond ALD's reasonable control, including, without limitation, mechanical, electronic or communications failure or degradation (including "line-noise" interference). If any provision of the Terms & Conditions is found to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that the Terms & Conditions shall otherwise remain in full force and effect and enforceable. The Terms & Conditions is not assignable, transferable or sublicensable by you except with ALD's prior written consent. ALD may transfer, assign or delegate the Terms & Conditions and its rights and obligations without consent. The Terms & Conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Illinois as if made within Illinois between two residents thereof, and the parties submit to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Cook County courts and the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois. Both parties agree that the Terms & Conditions is the complete and exclusive statement of the mutual understanding of the parties and supersedes and cancels all previous written and oral agreements, communications and other understandings relating to the subject matter of the Terms & Conditions, and that all modifications must be in a writing signed by both parties, except as otherwise provided herein.

14. TRADEMARKS

ALD graphics, logos, designs, page headers, button icons, scripts, and service names are trademarks or trade dress of ALD in the U.S. and/or other countries. ALD's trademarks and trade dress may not be used, including as part of trademarks and/or as part of domain names, in connection with any product or service in any manner that is likely to cause confusion.
The Academy of Laser Dentistry and its officers, employees and agents assume no responsibility for consequences resulting from the use of the information herein, or in any respect for the content of such information, including, but not limited to, errors or omissions, the accuracy or reasonableness of factual or scientific assumptions, studies or conclusions, ownership of copyright or other intellectual property rights, and the violation of property, privacy or personal rights of others. No guarantees or warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular use or purpose are made by the ALD with respect to such information.

This site offers links to other Internet addresses. The ALD does not endorse, approve, certify or control these external Internet sites and does not guarantee the accuracy, completeness, efficacy, timeliness or correct sequencing of information located at such addresses.

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