AACD PRIVACY POLICY

Your privacy is important to us at the Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry (“AACD”), and we are providing this Privacy Policy to explain our policy with respect to information collected about you. The phrase Personally Identifiable Information in this policy shall refer to information or a combination of information that you provide to us through the Internet that can be used to uniquely identify you. Our Privacy Policy is described in more detail below:

I. Collection and Use of Information by AACD

AACD may collect any content, record, or electronic communication of any kind, including Personally Identifiable Information, subject to applicable laws. This includes both information that you physically type into the computer keyboard, as well as other information collected, for example through Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and the use of cookies which may be placed on your computer when you access the site. You may set your browser to not accept cookies, or to warn you when a cookie is being placed on your computer. If you choose not to accept cookies, however, your ability to navigate this site may be hindered.

By registering to become a member of AACD, you expressly consent to AACD sharing your personal information with third parties including our agents, partners and members. You also consent to AACD contacting you with information we feel may be of interest to you. If you do not wish for AACD to share your information, please do not register to be an AACD member. Additionally, if you are a Chapter Contact, we will share your Chapter Contact information with the leaders of other Chapters to encourage networking. We also may distribute the Chapter Contact personal information lists at AACD Conferences and other AACD-related shows. By becoming a Chapter Contact, you expressly consent to this information distribution and may not opt-out of this sharing.
AACD maintains full rights to any information collected on this site, and may freely collect and use such information, unless otherwise prohibited by this Privacy Policy or applicable law.

II. Requests for Access to Your Information, or Corrections to Errors or Changes in This Information

If you wish to have access to Personally Identifiable Information about you in our records, please contact us with your request at the mailing address or e-mail address located under the Contacting Us paragraph of the website. You may also request that we update Personally Identifiable Information about you, or request correction of any factual errors that you believe may exist regarding this information. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to accommodate such requests.

III. Chat Rooms and Privacy Practices of Third Party Sites; Advertisers, Vendors and Others

From time to time, we might offer chat rooms or posting boards. Keep in mind that if you choose to post information in any chat rooms or on any posting boards, you may be revealing your personal information to the public. If you do not wish for your personal information to be disclosed to the public, you should not include any personal information in your postings, or you should refrain from using the chat rooms or posting boards. By using AACD chat rooms or posting boards, you acknowledge that AACD has no control over what third parties may do with that information. You also acknowledge and agree that AACD may disclose your personal information if AACD reasonably believes it is required to do so by law, to protect itself, or to protect another users.

This site may contain advertisements and links to other sites. AACD IS NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR THE PRIVACY POLICIES OR PRACTICES OF ANY ADVERTISERS OR LINKED SITES OR FOR THE PRIVACY POLICIES OR PRACTICES OF ANY OTHER THIRD PARTIES. To the extent that you disclose Personally Identifiable Information to any advertisers, linked sites or other third parties, different rules may apply to their use or disclosure of Personally Identifiable Information you disclose to them, and we encourage you to review their privacy policies before disclosing Personally Identifiable Information to them.

IV. Children

This website is not directed toward children under thirteen years old, and AACD does not knowingly collect or use information from children under the age of thirteen through this site without first obtaining parental permission.

V. Agreement to Terms

BY YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, YOU HEREBY AGREE TO THE TERMS OF THIS PRIVACY POLICY AND CONSENT TO THE COLLECTION AND USE OF INFORMATION AS DISCUSSED IN THIS PRIVACY POLICY. AACD RESERVES THE RIGHT TO CHANGE THIS PRIVACY POLICY AT ANY TIME. IF WE DECIDE TO CHANGE THE PRIVACY POLICY, WE WILL POST ANY CHANGES ON THIS WEBSITE. ANY SUCH CHANGES SHALL BE EFFECTIVE UPON POSTING ON THE WEBSITE. BY ACCESSING THE SITE FOLLOWING THE POSTING OF CHANGES TO THIS PRIVACY POLICY, YOU AGREE TO ALL SUCH CHANGES.

BY YOUR USE OF THIS SITE, YOU ALSO HEREBY AGREE TO THE FULL LEGAL TERMS OF THE SITE, WHICH ARE INCORPORATED INTO THIS PRIVACY POLICY BY REFERENCE. PLEASE CAREFULLY REVIEW THE FULL LEGAL TERMS OUTLINED ABOVE.

VI. Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy, or any requests for access to or changes to information about you, please e-mail.