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Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using Prosthopedia® , subsequently herein referred to collectively as the website (the “site”). By accessing or using this site you signify your acknowledgment and assent to the Privacy Policy set forth below. You must agree to these provisions at the bottom of this page to proceed. If you do not agree to this statement, please do not use this site.

The ACP respects the privacy of members, donors and other visitors to its site. This policy is intended to help you understand how ACP collects, uses and safeguards the information collected through the ACP site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the use or disclosure of information that is collected or obtained through means other than this site, including information obtained from the general ACP member database.

ACP strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the ACP has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does ACP Collect?
Most data the ACP collects are used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. The ACP reserves the right to revise this privacy statement at any time by providing notice to users. Use of this site after such change signifies the user’s acceptance of the changed terms.

From General Users.
ACP does not collect any personal information from users browsing its site. Only aggregate data—such as the number of hits per page—are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.

From ACP’s Members, Conference Registrants and Other Customers.
To gain access to members-only resources on www.prosthopedia.org, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. ACP asks users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone and email. Similar information may be submitted to ACP through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders and subscriptions. Additionally, for some emails sent in HTML format by ACP to its members through its listservs and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that e-mail. For those e-mails, ACP will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: email address of a user, the date and time of the user's “click,” a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. ACP only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

How Does ACP Use Data Collected?
ACP use information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

ACP Member Services and Products.
Generally, ACP uses data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Consent to Use Personal Information.
For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), ACP or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the user when registering for this site. ACP may send such data outside the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please indicate your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. User supplies as defined above when registering for the website in order to allow the ACP (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the user unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties’ products and services.

Credit Card Account Information.
The ACP does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, ACP submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does ACP Use Cookies?
Cookies are files that contain information created by a Web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). The ACP uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users via the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a user registers, the system will ask whether the user approves of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a “persistent” cookie and rather accept only a “per-session” cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.
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What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?
This website contains links to other websites. The ACP has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?
If any user suspects ACP has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy policy, please contact us by emailing acp@prosthodontics.org or by calling 312-573-1260.

Terms of Use
Users of the Prosthopedia® are subject to these Terms of Use, plus any additional terms and conditions posted at specific portions of the site.

The website is a dynamic website, and changes are made regularly. All information is current as of its first appearance on this site or when last modified.

All items on the website are copyright of the American College of Prosthodontists. Reproduction or republication is strictly prohibited without prior written permission, unless and to the extent specific items posted on the website indicate otherwise.

The material contained on the website is offered as information only and not as practice, financial, accounting, legal or other professional advice. Users need to consult their own professional advisors for such advice.

Information on the website provided as assistance for users making clinical decisions regarding the clinical care of their patients cannot substitute for the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the patient’s dentist. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the science of dentistry at the time of their development, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge or recommendations.

The ACP does not necessarily endorse the resources that may appear or otherwise be referenced on the website, and make no representation or warranties about the products or services they may provide.

By linking to or hosting other websites, the ACP does not endorse the policies or practices of, or opinions expressed on, those sites; nor does the ACP make any representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy of any items or claims contained therein.

Business decisions, including decisions about method of practice, are personal choices to be made by individual dentists. The ACP does not, via the website or otherwise, encourage dentists to make any particular business decision on issues addressed herein; including with respect to whether and how to participate in managed care plans. Moreover, the ACP discourages dentists from taking any unlawful collective action, including but not limited to price fixing or boycotts.

Revised October 2014.

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