Effective Date [February 23, 2021]
(1) What Information We Collect and Process
In some areas of the HDT Site, we request or may request that you provide personal information, including your name, address, email address, telephone number. In other areas, we collect or may collect demographic information, such as your ZIP code, age, preferences, gender, interests and favorites. Sometimes we collect or may collect a combination of the two types of information. Examples of areas on the HDT Site where we collect personal information are pages where you can sign up for our newsletter.
We also gather certain information about your use of the HDT Site, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that is collected by us. This information can include, without limitation, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Web site addresses. But please note that this information is not linked to you such that it can be used to identify you.
(2) How and Why We Use Your Information
We use the information we gather, whether personal, demographic, collective or technical, for the purpose of operating and improving the HDT Site, fostering a positive user experience, and delivering the products and services that we offer.
If you have provided consent for us to do so, we may also use the information we gather to inform you of other products or services available from us or our affiliated companies or to contact you about your opinion of current products and services or potential new products and services that may be offered.
We may use your contact information in order to send you email or other communications (including phone calls or SMS Text messages if you have authorized) regarding updates at the HDT Site, regarding dental industry updates and news, and for surveys directed to you. The nature and frequency of these messages will vary depending upon the information we have about you.
In addition, at the time of registration for an account on the HDT Site, you have the option to elect to receive additional communications, information and promotions, including without limitation, free informational newsletters from us relating to topics that may be of special interest to you.
(3) With Whom We Disclose Information
We do not disclose to third parties your personal information, or your combined personal and demographic information or information about your use of the HDT Site (such as the areas you visit or the services you access), except as set forth below.
a. We disclose information to companies and individuals we employ to perform functions on our behalf. Examples include hosting our Web servers, analyzing data, providing marketing assistance, and providing customer service. These companies and individuals will have access to your personal information as necessary to perform their functions, but they may not share that information with any other third party.
d. We disclose and transfer information to a third party who acquires all or a substantial portion of our business, whether such acquisition is by way of merger, consolidation or purchase of all or a substantial portion of our assets. In addition, in the event we become the subject of a bankruptcy proceeding, whether voluntary or involuntary, we or our trustee in bankruptcy may sell, license or otherwise dispose of such information in a transaction approved by the bankruptcy court. You will be notified of sale of all or a substantial portion of our business to a third party via email or through a prominent notice posted on the HDT Site.
Our server automatically collects data about your equipment, browsing actions, and patterns when you visit our HDT Site. This information includes your Internet Protocol address, or IP Address, which is a number that’s automatically assigned to your computer by your Internet service provider whenever you’re on the Internet. When you request pages from our HDT Site, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name. Your IP Address is used to help identify you and to gather demographic information about our customers as a whole. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another web site or a search engine); date and time stamp of your visit; operating system; the pages you visit on this web Site and the files you interact with; the web site you visit after this web site; the ads you see and/or click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this web site or a referral site; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We use this information for internal system administration, to help diagnose problems with our server, and to administer our web site. Such information may also be used to gather demographic information, such as country of origin and Internet Service Provider.
HDT Site collects this type of information through the use of data collection technologies such as cookies, web beacons and widgets. A cookie is a text file containing small amounts of information which a server may download to your computer, mobile, or tablet when you visit a website or use an app. There are different types of cookies which are used to do different things, such as letting you navigate between different pages on a website efficiently, remembering preferences you have given, and helping us to identify ways to improve your overall site experience. Among other third-party cookies, we use Google Analytics. You can learn more about how those cookies work by visiting “How Google Uses Data When You Use Our Partners’ Sites or Apps,” located at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/. Your use of the HDT Site constitutes your consent to the Platform settling cookies on your computer or device. You can prevent or restrict the storage of cookies on your computer or device by setting your browser not to accept cookies or to request your permission before setting cookies.
Web beacons (sometimes called single-pixel gifs) allow us to count users who have visited those pages and compile aggregated statistics about our Web site usage. Web beacons collect only a limited set of information including a cookie number, time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the Web beacon resides. You may not decline web beacons; however, they can be rendered ineffective by declining all cookies or modifying your browser settings to notify you each time a cookie is tendered and permit you to accept or decline cookies on an individual basis. Third parties are not permitted to use Web beacons on the HDT Site.
We do not process or respond to your browsers’ “do not track” signals. You may, however, disable certain tracking as discussed above (e.g., by disabling cookies). Please consult the “Help” section of your internet browser for more information.
(5) Access to and Modification of Your Information
You may review, correct, update or change your HDT Site account information at any time.
If you receive newsletters, commercial emails or other communications from CCDL, but subsequently change your mind, you may opt-out by following the procedures set forth in herein.
We retain information we gather about you in an effort to make your repeat use of the HDT Site more efficient, practical, and relevant.
(6) Your Right to Opt Out
Except as necessary for CCDL to provide the services or information requested by you, you may opt out of having your personal information, which has been provided to CCDL, prospectively retained by CCDL.
If you do not want to receive email communications from us in the future, or if you desire that we not retain any personal information, you may unsubscribe via the link at the bottom of the email, or send an email to [email protected] and tell us that you no longer wish to receive email from our company and/or no longer wish to have your information retained.
(7) Security of Personal Information
We have implemented commercially reasonable technical and organizational measures designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration or disclosure. In the unlikely event that we believe that the security of your Personal Information in our possession or control may have been compromised, we may seek to notify you of that development as may be required by law. If a notification is appropriate, we would endeavor to do so as promptly as possible under the circumstances, and, to the extent we have your e-mail address, we may notify you by e-mail. You consent to our use of e-mail as a means of such notification. If you prefer for us to use another method to notify you in this situation, please e-mail us at [email protected] with the alternative contact information you wish to be used.
(8) Policy Regarding Information Obtained From Children
The HDT Site are not intended for children under 18 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18.
(9) Links to Other Websites
The HDT Site contain links to other websites over which we have no control. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites to which you choose to link from our Sites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those other Web sites so you can understand how they collect, use and share your information.
(10) Contact Information