Privacy Policy
Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy


HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices

To read more about the American Society of Implant and Reconstructive Dentistry LLC’s (“ASIRD”) privacy practices regarding dental and medical information under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (“HIPAA”), please click here to link to our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

Website Privacy Policy Effective Date

This Website Privacy Policy for ASIRD shall apply only to individual consumers and solely to information collected by this Website. This Privacy Policy is effective as of January 1, 2015 (“Effective Date”) and applies to personal information submitted on this Website on or after the Effective Date.

Our Commitment to Privacy

Your privacy is important to us, as well as to our member dentists (collectively, “we,” “us” or “our”) and we are committed to treating your personal information responsibly. To better protect your privacy, we provide this notice explaining our online information gathering and dissemination practices and the choices you can make about the collection and use of the personal information you submit on this Website on which this Website Privacy Policy is posted. Use of this Website constitutes your consent to our collection and use of personal data in accordance with the terms hereof. We endeavor to maintain appropriate procedures and safeguards to protect the confidentiality of personal information we collect from visitors to this Website. Personal information collected is accessible only by designated staff or agents of our organization and its affiliates who are also bound to this statement, except as expressly described below. However, it is important to recognize that “perfect security” does not exist on the Internet. For example, third parties (hackers) may unlawfully intercept or access information or confidential transmissions. Therefore, while we endeavor to maintain appropriate physical and electronic procedures and safeguards to protect information collected from this Website, we cannot guarantee the confidentiality of any information that you disclose online and transmit to us, and you understand that you do so at your own risk.

Personal Information That We May Collect

We will not collect any personal information about you through this Website unless you provide it to us voluntarily, with the exception of you computer’s IP address. The information we collect will vary depending on how you use this Website. On some pages you can “request a consultation” or “ask the doctor a question”. The types of personal information collected may include, without limitation, your name and contact information (such as your postal address, zip code, phone number or e-mail address), your gender, the number and/or ages of members of your household or business, information about the type of services you are interested in and other general information relating to your dental or medical health on our Website. For more information concerning our privacy practices regarding dental and medical information protected under HIPAA, please click here to link to our HIPAA Notice of Privacy Practices.

In addition to the information provided by Website visitors, our computers automatically receive and record information from your Internet browser, including your IP address, cookie information, and the pages you request (see “Cookies and Other Tracking Methods”).

Note About Children

This Website is not directed at children and most of the services offered on this Website are designed for individuals who are 18 years of age or older. We recognize the need to provide additional privacy protections for children who use the Internet. Consistent with the United States Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, which applies to information of children under 13 years of age, we do not collect or maintain information from those actually known to be under the age of 18. We will not contact children under age 18 without a parent’s permission. If you are aware that a person under 18 has improperly provided personal information to us, please contact us.

How We Use and Disclose Your Personal Information

We use personal information you provide to us on an aggregated basis to do such things as operate our Website, enhance our Website, and to better understand the profile of our online audience. We may also use this data, both aggregate and personal to you, to enhance your online experience on our Website by displaying content and marketing messages that we believe will be of interest to you. In some cases, we use your personal information to contact you or to provide information to you, such as to send newsletters to you that you request. We may also use your personal information for market research purposes.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

We do not sell or rent your personal information or share your personal information with other people outside ASIRD or member dentists, except with your permission, or under the following limited circumstances:

  • We may need to share the information or send the information to contractors who work on our behalf under confidentiality agreements in order to provide the information, (provided that these companies do not have any independent rights to use the personally information we provide to them beyond what is necessary to assist us, unless they have your consent to do so).
  • We may store and disclose personal information as allowed or required by applicable law, including making disclosures in order to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process.
  • We may establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims as necessary or advisable to protect the rights, safety or property of our communities or others and to conform to legal or regulatory requirements.
  • We may cooperate with law enforcement authorities in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of the Website terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We may transfer information about you if this company is acquired by or merged with another company.
Correction of Personal Information; Opt-Out Right

We make every effort to keep your information current and accurate. Accordingly, we ask that you notify us via e-mail, telephone or postal mail at the address shown in the last section of this Website Privacy Policy of any changes to your personal information.

You may at any time request to be removed from our email list by clicking the unsubscribe link in any email you receive from us or by notifying us via e-mail, telephone or postal mail at the address shown in the last section of this Website Privacy Policy. In the event you elect not to receive any future contacts from us, we will endeavor to remove your name from our email list within 10 business days.

This Website may contain links to websites of member surgeons/dentists, which are provided solely as a convenience to viewers and not as an endorsement of the contents of such websites. While we endeavor to only provide links to websites maintained by reputable individuals and organizations, you should be aware that these member surgeons/dentists might be able to gather information from and about you if you visit their websites. In such cases, those surgeons/dentists will use such information in accordance with their own privacy policies, which may differ substantially from our policy. We assume no liability for the privacy practices of such other websites and are not responsible for the availability or content of, any off-site pages or any other sites linked to our Website. Your linking to off-site pages or other websites is at your own risk.

Cookies and Other Tracking Methods

“Cookies” are small pieces of information stored on your computer. We may use cookies or, in a limited number of cases, IP addresses, for a number of reasons. Cookies allow us to better understand how users use our Website and can help us to tailor our Website or a marketing message to better match your needs and interests. Cookies can also help you remember your user name and password on protected areas of Websites. You are always free to decline our Cookies and continue to use our Website if the tools in your browser permit, but some parts of our Website may not work properly or as efficiently if you do.

Notification of Changes in Website Privacy Policy or Use of Information Collected

This Website Privacy Policy may be updated and modified from time to time by us in our sole discretion. If we decide to change our Website Privacy Policy or if we make any material changes in our privacy practices that affect user information already collected through our Website, we will post a notice of those changes on our Homepage. We will use information in accordance with the Website Privacy Policy under which the information was collected. Your use of this Website constitutes acceptance of this Website Privacy Policy as it appears on the Website at the time of your use. If you do not agree to any provision of this Website Privacy Policy, or any update or modification thereto, please do not use our Website.