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www.laserdentistry.org is the web site of the Academy of Laser Dentistry (ALD). ALD respects the privacy of our members and other users of our web site. This Privacy Policy addresses our use of information about you collected by virtue of your use of laserdentistry.org.

You may contact us about this Privacy Policy:

Academy of Laser Dentistry
PO Box 8667
Coral Springs, FL 33075
By Email: laserexec@laserdentistry.org

ALD knows that you value your privacy, and we appreciate the trust in giving us your mailing and e-mail address to better communicate with you about news and events going on with ALD. Accordingly, we have developed this policy in order for you to understand how we collect, use, communicate and make use of personal information. The following outlines our privacy policy. When accessing the https://www.laserdentistry.org website, Academy of Laser Dentistry will learn certain information about you during your visit. Similar to other websites, our website utilizes a standard technology called ‘cookies' (see explanation below) and server logs to collect information about how our site is used. Information gathered through cookies and server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our site, and the websites visited just before and just after our own, as well as your IP address.

Information We May Collect About You

We collect information from you on various ALD forms.

For each visitor to our Web site, our Web server automatically recognizes only the user's domain name, but not the e-mail address (where possible).

We collect the domain name and internet protocol (IP) address of visitors to our Web site, aggregate information on what pages users access or visit, user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by users, including from surveys, purchases and/or registrations. We also may collect the e-mail addresses of those who communicate with us via e-mail.

Our Use of Cookies

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a website, that site's computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. With respect to cookies: We use cookies for a number of purposes, including to administer our web site and to record session information, such as items that users add to their shopping cart and user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, and to ensure that visitors are not repeatedly sent the same banner ads.

Email Policy

We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential.  We do not provide emails to third parties, but emails of ALD members are included on www.laserdentistry.org in the Dental Directory.  ALD members are listed in the Dental Directory on www.laserdentistry.org so that you may be found by people seeking a laser dentist.  Internally, we will use your e-mail address solely to provide timely information about the Academy of Laser Dentistry. We will maintain the information you send via e-mail in accordance with applicable federal law.

How We May Use Information We Collect

ALD may use your contact information to alert you to new information, products and services, events and other opportunities.  Broadly speaking, we use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service and making available other items and services to our members and prospective members. Academy of Laser Dentistry will not obtain personally-identifying information about you when you visit our site, unless you choose to provide such information to us, nor will such information be sold or otherwise transferred to unaffiliated third parties without the approval of the user at the time of collection. We may disclose information when legally compelled to do so, in other words, when we, in good faith, believe that the law requires it or for the protection of our legal rights. From time to time, we may also make your contact information available to other reputable organizations whose products or services we think you might find interesting.  We have instituted opt-out capabilities to ensure that you do not receive unwanted communication.

Mailing List Policy - Postal

We do not provide email addresses to any third party.  The individual or corporation requesting the use of the ALD Membership postal mailing list must submit in writing the purpose for which the list is to be used including a mailing sample and pay the applicable fee. The postal mailing list may be provided by either electronic mail or by labels as requested.

  1. ALD will include the following member data: Name of healthcare provider or corporate member; practice address; phone number; fax number; E-mail address; web site.
  2. The individual or corporation requesting the use of the mailing list must submit in writing the purpose for which the list is to be used. Samples of the material being mailed will be sent to the Academy of Laser Dentistry. Applicants must agree that the list will be used only for transferring the materials that are pre-approved by ALD.
  3. The list may be provided electronically or by providing pre-printed labels or both.
  4. The applicable fee must be paid in advance.
  5. Limited Use: Any individual or corporation purchasing the list can use it as needed within a 6-month window of that purchase. Use of the list after the 6-month cut-off will require an additional fee and approval of materials.
  6. The individual or corporation receiving a list must guarantee in writing that they will not distribute the list to other organizations or individuals, even those who are members of ALD.

Opt-Out Policy

Individuals may at any time elect to opt-out so that they are not included in any mailing list data. The following opt-out capabilities are available on all forms: Occasionally ALD makes mailing lists available to other dental organizations or corporations on a special request basis. Each request for use must follow ALD's Mailing List Policy above. If you prefer your mailing information remain for ALD use only, please contact us.

Your Rights

To help us keep our promise to respect your privacy, it is important when you wish to exercise your rights that you contact us via any of the means listed in the first section of this Privacy Policy.

If you do not want to receive e-mail, postal mail, telephone calls or faxes from us in the future, or if you do not want us to share your contact information in the manner described above, please provide us with your exact name, e-mail and postal addresses, phone and fax numbers and, if appropriate, ALD membership number. We will no longer use information you so identify, if that is your wish.

On request we provide site visitors with access to all information that we may maintain about them, including financial information (e.g. credit card account information), unique identifier information (e.g., user/member number or password), transaction information (e.g., dates on which users made purchases, amounts and types of purchases), communications that the visitor has directed to our site (e.g., e-mails, user inquiries), and contact information (e.g., name, address, phone number).

On request we also offer visitors the ability to have inaccuracies corrected in contact information, financial information, unique identifiers, transaction information and communications that the visitor has directed to the site.
You may also contact us if you believe your information is being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected.

More about our Privacy Policies 

With respect to other web sites and servers: www.laserdentistry.org contains links to other web sites. We have no control over and take no responsibility for the privacy practices or content of those sites.

More about Ad Server Companies and Virtual Learning

ALD may partner with or have special relationships with ad server companies. We may, at times, run virtual learning programs for various educational courses. The information collected is used to assess course effectiveness and learner outcomes and is not made available to outside sources. With respect to security: We use industry-standard encryption technologies when transferring and receiving consumer data exchanged with our site. When we transfer and receive certain types of sensitive information such as financial information, we redirect visitors to a secure server and will notify visitors through a pop-up screen on our site. We have appropriate security measures in place in our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of information that we have collected from you at our site or by US mail. When users choose to make payments via credit cards, we submit the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouses. We do not store or reuse this credit card information, unless you have given your authorization for us to do so.

Note: Health information you may share via www.laserdentistry.org is neither private nor confidential and should be shared, if at all, only in accordance with applicable laws. We are not responsible for any health related information a visitor might provide.  We do not recommend providing personal health related information.

Changes, Comments and Questions

If our information practices change at some time in the future we will post the policy changes to our Web site to notify you and allow you to opt out of new uses.

The latest version of our Privacy Policy will always be available at here. If you are concerned about how your information may be used, please check back periodically.

We welcome your comments or questions about our Privacy Policy and privacy practices. If you feel that this site is not following its stated policy, please let us know.

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