Privacy Policy

Dental Beacon (“Dental Beacon”) operates DentalBeacon.org and may operate other websites. It is Dental Beacon’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Visitors To Our Website

Like most website operators, Dental Beacon collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Dental Beacon’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Dental Beacon’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Dental Beacon may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Dental Beacon also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on DentalBeacon.org blogs/sites. Dental Beacon only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Collecting Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Dental Beacon’s websites choose to interact with Dental Beacon in ways that require Dental Beacon to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Dental Beacon gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up at DentalBeacon.org to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Dental Beacon are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Dental Beacon collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Dental Beacon. Dental Beacon does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Compiled Statistics

Dental Beacon may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. Dental Beacon may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Dental Beacon does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Safeguarding of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Dental Beacon discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Dental Beacon’s behalf or to provide services available at Dental Beacon’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Dental Beacon’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Dental Beacon will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Dental Beacon discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Dental Beacon believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Dental Beacon, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Dental Beacon website and have supplied your email address, Dental Beacon may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Dental Beacon and our products. If you send us a request (for example via email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Dental Beacon takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Browser Cookies

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Dental Beacon uses cookies to help Dental Beacon identify and track visitors, their usage of Dental Beacon website, and their website access preferences. Dental Beacon visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Dental Beacon’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Dental Beacon’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Asset Transfers

If Dental Beacon, or substantially all of its assets, were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Dental Beacon goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of Dental Beacon may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Advertisements

Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Dental Beacon and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Changes To Privacy Policy

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Dental Beacon may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Dental Beacon’s sole discretion. Dental Beacon encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.