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How We May Use Information We May Collect About You
The information we collect via this website and related areas of ADA.org is used and disclosed to process information and requests submitted to the CODA. The information may also be used to improve services to you and the content of the website.
For each visitor to this website and to ADA.org, where reasonably possible, our web server automatically recognizes only the user's internet protocol (“IP”) address, but not the e-mail address. Our system can recognize the identity of individuals who sign in using their usernames and passwords. We collect information such as the IP address of visitors to this website and ADA.org, aggregate information on what pages users access or visit, user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by users. This information may be used for the purpose of understanding website usage and improving website performance. We may also collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email.
Advertising on ADA.org may be served through a vendor that uses IP addresses for purposes such as controlling ad frequency.
How We May Use Information We Collect
Whenever the CODA conducts research using personally identifiable data, that research is reviewed by an institutional review board, if appropriate, to help ensure the protection of the rights and welfare of research subjects. Research results include only summary or aggregate data reported in such a way that individuals cannot be identified.
From time to time, the Commission on Dental Accreditation receives requests for email distribution lists from requestors such as deans, dental faculty and affiliates of dental education programs; non-profit dental organizations; researchers; government officials (federal and state); member and non-member dentists; and other dental professionals. The CODA may supply lists for purposes such as announcements of scholarships, student competitions, association meetings, and information about licensure exams. The CODA will not supply lists for the purpose of selling a commercial product.
The CODA and the ADA may use personal information in its databases to confirm your identity for accreditation purposes or in relation to unauthorized use of ADA services, networks or intellectual property. Your personal information may be provided to government agencies or others as necessary to comply with the law or in response to legal or administrative processes such as subpoenas. Your personal information may also be used to give notice to you in relation to any unauthorized use of CODA and/or ADA services, networks or intellectual property. In addition, your personal information may be released as permitted by law if such release is deemed necessary to protect the health and safety of customers or others, or to legally protect the CODA and/or the ADA, their customers or service providers.
While the ADA takes measures to protect your personal information, no security measure or network is entirely secure. Your password to access ADA.org should be complex and should never be shared with anyone, and should be changed from time to time. After you access ADA.org, you should log off and exit your browser so unauthorized persons cannot access the site.
On request, we may provide visitors to the website with access to the contact information that may be maintained about them (e.g., name, address, phone number, e-mail address and identification numbers).
On request, we may offer visitors the ability to update or correct inaccuracies in contact information or unique identifiers.
You may also contact the CODA or the ADA if you believe your information is being used for purposes other than those for which it was originally collected.
More About Our Privacy Practices
With respect to other websites and servers: This website and ADA.org contains links to other websites. We have no control over and take no responsibility for the privacy practices or content of those sites.
We use Doubleclick for Publishers (DFP) Small Business to serve ads on our site.
When users choose to make payments via credit cards, they do so on the website of a third party service provider. We do not store or reuse credit card information unless you have given us your credit card information directly and authorized us to do so.
Changes, Comments and Questions
If our Privacy notice changes at some time in the future we will post the revised notice to our website and changes will be effective on the day that we post the revised notice. The latest version of the Privacy Notice will always be available on this website. If you are concerned about how your information may be used, please check back on this website periodically.
Your comments or questions about our Privacy Notice and privacy practices are welcomed. If you feel that this site is not following its stated policy, please contact us.