We collect personally identifiable information such as names, postal addresses, email addresses, etc., when voluntarily submitted by our visitors. The IDA maintains a directory of dentists that may include information you submit via our website. The information you provide is used to fulfill your specific request. This information is only used to fulfill your specific request, unless you give us permission to use it in another manner, for example to add you to one of our mailing lists.
We may share information with governmental agencies or other companies assisting us in fraud prevention or investigation. We may do so when: (1) permitted or required by law; or, (2) trying to protect against or prevent actual or potential fraud or unauthorized transactions; or, (3) investigating fraud which has already taken place. The information is not provided to any person or company for marketing purposes. Commitment to Data Security Your personally identifiable information is kept secure. Only authorized employees, agents and partners have access to this information. If you do not want to receive email, postal mail, telephone calls or faxes from the IDA in the future, or if you do not want us to share your contact information in the manner described above, please provide us with your exact name, email and postal addresses, phone and fax numbers and, if appropriate, ADA membership number.
We employ 256-bit encryption technology in all areas of the Site which require you to provide your personal or account information, including those areas related to online ordering, order status, publications requests and forms. The Site utilizes industry-standard firewalls and Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology to allow for the encryption of potentially sensitive Personal Information, such as your name, address and credit card number. You should recognize, however, that no computer system is fully secure and that there are inherent risks associated with Internet transactions. To make sure you have the latest security features on your browser, you may want to download the most recent version of your favorite browser, which should have full SSL support.