Last Updated: May 6, 2010
Effective Date: May 6, 2010
Dentistry.com (the "Site") is administered by Futuredontics, Inc. dba 1-800-DENTIST®. As part of the normal operation of our company and Site we collect and disclose information about you. This Privacy Statement describes the information we collect about you and what may happen to that information.
Information We Collect
To match you with a dentist, either by telephone or via our online find-a-dentist pages, we require you to provide us with your full name, contact information such as address, telephone number and e-mail address ("personally identifiable information"), and dental need. To post a review or post a message on the message board, we require you to provide us with personally identifiable information which consists of your full name and contact information, such as telephone number and/or e-mail address. In the course of using our service and/or Site, we automatically track certain information about you. This information includes the URL that you just came from (whether this URL is on our Site or not), which URL you go to next (whether this URL is on our Site or not), what browser you are using, and your IP address. Most sites automatically collect this information.
Our Use of Your Information
We use the information you provide to return to you a list of dentists from which you may choose your new dentist. Additionally, we use personally identifiable information about you internally to improve our marketing and promotional efforts, to statistically analyze Site usage, to improve our content and product offerings and to customize our Site's content and layout. We believe these uses allow us to improve our Site and better tailor it to meet your needs.
If you send personal correspondence to us, which includes but is not limited to e-mail, letter, survey or review, we may collect such information into a file specific to you. All correspondence either provided to us or if contained within a customer survey or review, is deemed the property of Futuredontics, Inc. upon receipt. Correspondence submitted to Futuredontics, Inc. may be used in whole or in part, without restriction, and in any medium, by Futuredontics, Inc. in its sole and absolute discretion for any purpose, including marketing, advertising, and educational purposes. At no time will Futuredontics, Inc. use, reproduce, or publish any correspondence with personally identifiable information.
If you request to receive information regarding dentists, products, services, and/or promotional campaigns via e-mail and/or text message, you may receive a follow-up e-mail, telephone call, and/or text message from Futuredontics, Inc. Standard text messaging rates and/or cell phone airtime rates may apply. If, at anytime you would like to unsubscribe from future communications from Futuredontics, Inc., please click here or contact us via e-mail at info@Dentistry.com.
Our Disclosure of Your Information
We reserve the right to use and to disclose to third parties all of the information that we collect from you over the telephone or online, in any way and for any purpose. Once you have selected a new dentist, either by telephone or through the use of our Site, we will share your personally identifiable information with your dentist. If you request to be matched with a dentist for a specific dental product or brand, we may share your personally identifiable information with the company manufacturing the product. In addition, Futuredontics, Inc. cooperates with all law enforcement inquires. Therefore, local, state and federal law enforcement can request your name, street address, city, state, zip code, phone number, and e-mail address. Due to the existing regulatory environment, we may be forced to disclose information to the government or third parties under certain circumstances, or third parties may unlawfully intercept or access transmissions or private communications. Further, we can disclose any information about you to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate. Therefore, although we use industry-standard practices to protect your privacy, we do not promise, and you should not expect, that your personally identifiable information or private communications will remain private.
Your Privacy Rights
Our consumers can request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, information about the personally identifiable information (if any) we disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personally identifiable information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with which we shared such information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you would like to request this information, please submit your request in writing to:
Chief Technology Officer - Privacy Statement
6060 Center Drive, 7th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90045
Changes to Privacy Statement
The terms of this Privacy Statement will govern the use and any information collected while it is in place. Futuredontics, Inc. reserves the right to change this Privacy Statement at any time, so please re-visit this page as often as you wish. In case of any material change, we will change the "Last Updated" date in this Privacy Statement. Changes to this Privacy Statement are effective as of the stated "Last Updated" date and your continued use of this Site on or after the "Last Updated" date will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.
Futuredontics, Inc. uses industry-standard efforts to safeguard the confidentiality of your personally identifiable information, such as firewalls and Secure Socket Layers. However, "perfect security" does not exist on the Internet.
Questions regarding this statement should be directed to info@Dentistry.com.