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Terms of Use Policy

Agreement between User and Michigan Dental Association

The Michigan Dental Association (MDA) website is comprised of various web pages operated by MDA. The MDA website is offered to you conditioned on your acceptance without modification of the terms, conditions and notices contained herein. Your use of the MDA website constitutes your agreement to all such terms, conditions and notices.

Modification of These Terms of Use

MDA reserves the right to change the terms, conditions and notices under which the MDA website is offered.

Links to Third Party Sites

The MDA website may contain links to other websites ("Linked Sites"). The Linked Sites are not under the control of MDA and MDA is not responsible for the contents of any Linked Site, including without limitation any link contained in a Linked Site or any changes or updates to a Linked Site. MDA is not responsible for webcasting or any other form of transmission received from any Linked Site. MDA is providing these links to you only as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not imply endorsement by MDA of the site or any association with its operators.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

As a condition of your use of the MDA website, you warrant to MDA that you will not use the MDA website for any purpose that is unlawful or prohibited by these terms, conditions and notices. You may not use the MDA website in any manner which could damage, disable, overburden or impair the MDA website or interfere with any other party's use and enjoyment of the MDA website. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available or provided for through the MDA websites.

Materials Provided to MDA or Posted at any MDA Website

MDA does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to MDA (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any MDA website or its associated services (collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you are granting MDA, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses including, without limitation, the rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and to publish your name in connection with your Submission.

No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. MDA is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and may remove any Submission at any time in MDA’s sole discretion.

By posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting your Submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in this section including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.

Liability Disclaimer

THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES INCLUDED IN OR AVAILABLE THROUGH THE MDA WEBSITE MAY INCLUDE INACCURACIES OR TYPOGRAPHICAL ERRORS. CHANGES ARE PERIODICALLY ADDED TO THE INFORMATION HEREIN. MDA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAY MAKE IMPROVEMENTS AND/OR CHANGES IN THE MDA WEBSITE AT ANY TIME. ADVICE RECEIVED VIA THE MDA WEBSITE SHOULD NOT BE RELIED UPON FOR PERSONAL, MEDICAL, LEGAL OR FINANCIAL DECISIONS AND YOU SHOULD CONSULT AN APPROPRIATE PROFESSIONAL FOR SPECIFIC ADVICE TAILORED TO YOUR SITUATION. MDA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS MAKE NO REPRESENTATIONS ABOUT THE SUITABILITY, RELIABILITY, AVAILABILITY, TIMELINESS, AND ACCURACY OF THE INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS CONTAINED ON THE MDA WEBSITE FOR ANY PURPOSE. TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, ALL SUCH INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS ARE PROVIDED "AS IS" WITHOUT WARRANTY OR CONDITION OF ANY KIND.

MDA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS HEREBY DISCLAIM ALL WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS WITH REGARD TO THIS INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS, INCLUDING ALL IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR CONDITIONS OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, TITLE AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.

TO THE MAXIMUM EXTENT PERMITTED BY APPLICABLE LAW, IN NO EVENT SHALL MDA AND/OR ITS SUPPLIERS BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, PUNITIVE, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES OR ANY DAMAGES WHATSOEVER INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGES FOR LOSS OF USE, DATA OR PROFITS, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY CONNECTED WITH THE USE OR PERFORMANCE OF THE MDA WEBSITE, WITH THE DELAY OR INABILITY TO USE THE MDA WEBSITE OR RELATED SERVICES, THE PROVISION OF OR FAILURE TO PROVIDE SERVICES, OR FOR ANY INFORMATION, SOFTWARE, PRODUCTS, SERVICES AND RELATED GRAPHICS OBTAINED THROUGH THE MDA WEBSITE, OR OTHERWISE ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THE MDA WEBSITE, WHETHER BASED ON CONTRACT, TORT, NEGLIGENCE, STRICT LIABILITY OR OTHERWISE, EVEN IF MDAOR ANY OF ITS SUPPLIERS HAS BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF DAMAGES. BECAUSE SOME STATES/JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF LIABILITY FOR CONSEQUENTIAL OR INCIDENTAL DAMAGES, THE ABOVE LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IF YOU ARE DISSATISFIED WITH ANY PORTION OF THE MDA WEBSITE, OR WITH ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE, YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY IS TO DISCONTINUE USING THE MDA WEBSITE.

SERVICE CONTACT: Michigan Dental Association, 3657 Okemos Road, Ste. 200, Okemos, MI 48864. Phone: 517.372.9070.

Termination/Access Restriction

MDA reserves the right, in its sole discretion, to terminate your access to the MDA website and the related services or any portion thereof at any time, without notice. To the maximum extent permitted by law, this agreement is governed by the laws of the State of Michigan, U.S.A. and you hereby consent to the exclusive jurisdiction and venue of courts in Ingham County, Michigan, U.S.A. in all disputes arising out of or relating to the use of the MDA website. Use of the MDA website is unauthorized in any jurisdiction that does not give effect to all provisions of these terms and conditions, including without limitation this paragraph. You agree that no joint venture, partnership, employment, or agency relationship exists between you and MDA as a result of this agreement or use of the MDA website. MDA’s performance of this agreement is subject to existing laws and legal process, and nothing contained in this agreement is in derogation of MDA’s right to comply with governmental, court and law enforcement requests or requirements relating to your use of the MDA website or information provided to or gathered by MDA with respect to such use. If any part of this agreement is determined to be invalid or unenforceable pursuant to applicable law including, but not limited to, the warranty disclaimers and liability limitations set forth above, then the invalid or unenforceable provision will be deemed superseded by a valid, enforceable provision that most closely matches the intent of the original provision and the remainder of the agreement shall continue in effect. Unless otherwise specified herein, this agreement constitutes the entire agreement between the user and MDA with respect to the MDA website and it supersedes all prior or contemporaneous communications and proposals, whether electronic, oral or written, between the user and MDA with respect to the MDA website. A printed version of this agreement and of any notice given in electronic form shall be admissible in judicial or administrative proceedings based upon or relating to this agreement to the same extent an d subject to the same conditions as other business documents and records originally generated and maintained in printed form. It is the express wish to the parties that this agreement and all related documents be drawn up in English.

Copyright and Trademark Notices

All contents of the MDA website are: Copyright 2013 by MDA and/or its suppliers. All rights reserved.

Trademarks

The names of actual companies and products mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

The example companies, organizations, products, people and events depicted herein are fictitious. No association with any real company, organization, product, person, or event is intended or should be inferred.

Any rights not expressly granted herein are reserved.

Notices and Procedure for making Claims of Copyright Infringement

Pursuant to Title 17, United States Code, Section 512(c)(2), notifications of claimed copyright infringement under United States copyright law should be sent to Service Provider's Designated Agent. ALL INQUIRIES NOT RELEVANT TO THE FOLLOWING PROCEDURE WILL RECEIVE NO RESPONSE. See Notice and Procedure for Making Claims of Copyright Infringement.

Data We Collect

MDA Contact Information

Michigandental.org is the website of the Michigan Dental Association (“MDA”) for dental professionals. The Michigan Dental Association is committed to protecting your privacy. This notice describes the information we collect about you through michigandental.org, how it’s used, and how we protect it.

To contact us about this Privacy Policy or to request any additional information:

Mailing address:
3657 Okemos Road, Suite 200
Okemos, MI 48864
Email: Jeff Mertens, MDA communications and technology coordinator.

Information We May Collect

The MDA may collect your information from you:

  • Through our Store at store.michigandental.org: Name, Business Name, Address, City, State, ZIP Code, email address, and phone number. 
  • Through our public and professional websites at smilemichigan.com and michigandental.org: users are anonymous but we track information on pages the user accesses, length of time spent on pages, browser type, operating system, etc. 
  • Through various surveys, forms, or quizzes: any information requested through such surveys, forms, or quizzes, which you may complete at your discretion. 
  • For those who communicate with us via email: we collect the e-mail addresses of those who do so.

The MDA website may also store "cookies" on your computer. Cookies save certain information entered by you on our website and are used to administer our website and to record session information, such as items that users add to their shopping cart.

Additionally, the MDA uses other websites, including Jobboard.io (a division of ZipRecruiter, Inc.) and Mailchimp.com to allow our users to post available jobs (via the MDA Job Board) and to send out our newsletters and other promotional materials. The MDA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of any such websites, whether or not such links are accessible through our Website. Any information collected for either the MDA Job Board website or Mailchimp is provided directly by you, including Identity Data, Contact Data, Financial Data, Transactional Data, Technical Data, Profile Data, Usage Data, and Marketing and Communications Data (for purposes of jobboard.io) and your name and email address (for purposes of MailChimp.)  Jobboard.io’s privacy policy, which includes a detailed description of the data types set forth above, can be found here: https://www.jobboard.io/privacy-policy/.

The American Dental Association also maintains a directory of dentists that may include information you submit via its website. This directory is available on the MDA public website and contains your name, practice address, practice phone number, and practice website (if on file).

How We May Use Information We Collect

The MDA may use the information we collect to alert you to information, products and services, events and other opportunities either by mail or through the MDA’s monthly Journal eNews. Specifically:

With regard to data collected by our Store, we use this information to assist in processing any orders you place through our Store.

With regard to the information collected by smilemichigan.com, this information is collected anonymously so that it cannot be used to identify you. This anonymous data is used for the purpose of providing an optimal website experience.

With regard to surveys, forms, and quizzes, this information is collected for the purpose of compiling the data submitted by our users to provide the services requested by our members.

Email addresses are collected so that we can continue to communicate with you.

Any information collected by the MDA is collected through your voluntary submission and consent. To “opt out” of any electronic mailings or to have any data removed, please contact the MDA or click on the “Unsubscribe” link at the bottom of any email newsletter.

We will not share your nonpublic personal information with other companies for their marketing purposes without your affirmative consent.

An MDA subsidiary or affiliate may have certain privacy policies even more stringent than noted here, which will be indicated on its specific portion of michigandental.org or its own site.

Your Rights

We may keep the personal data identified above, including any correspondence or comments, for so long as such information is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected and for legal or business requirements. We will establish minimum and maximum retention periods for all such data and procedures for maintaining or destroying any such data. Please note that the MDA does not maintain any data that you provide to jobboard.io through jobs.michigandental.com. Any such data is retained according to jobboard.io’s privacy policy unless and until you remove any data that you have provided.

Subject to any applicable exceptions provided by law, we will make your data available do you. To review and of your personal information held by the MDA, including how the MDA uses or has used such information, please send an email request to the MDA Membership Department or call 800-589-2632. You must describe the information you wish to review and you may be required to provide additional information sufficient to assist us in identifying you. We will make every effort to respond to your request within 30 days, but if we are unable to do so, we will notify you in writing. If you are located in the European Union or the European Economic Area, you have the right to make a complaint to the appropriate EU county privacy commission with respect to this time limit. We expect to provide access to this information without charge, but we reserve the right to collect a reasonable charge in connection with such a request. If so, we will notify you before responding to your request so that you have an opportunity to withdraw your request.

Data Security

The MDA uses industry-standard security technology to protect the loss, misuse, or alternation of any data we collect. These security measures include end-to-end encryption when any personal data is transmitted and storage of such information in a secured database. We limit access to our servers and require our employees to adhere to high standards of ethics and integrity in performing their jobs. The MDA restricts access to nonpublic personal information to our employees and others who must use it to provide our products and services. Use of this information is limited by law, our employee code of conduct, and written agreements where appropriate. We also maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect your information.

Links to Other Websites

In addition to websites through which we provide you with services, our website contains links to other sites that are not maintained by us. These links are solely for your convenience. We make no warranties or representations about other websites. We recommend that you read the privacy and security policies of these sites.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be revised from time to time as we add new features and services, as laws change, and as industry privacy and security best practices evolve. If we make any material change to this Privacy Policy regarding use or disclosure of personal information, we will provide advance notice on our Website. Small changes or changes that do not significantly affect individual privacy interests may be made at any time and without prior notice. Your use of our website constitutes acceptance of the provisions of this Privacy Policy and your continued usage after such changes are posted constitutes acceptance of each revised Privacy Policy.

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