EFFECTIVE DATE: MAY 25, 2018
Last updated: May 29, 2018
This privacy notice discloses the privacy practices for the International Academy of Oral Medicine and Toxicology (IAOMT), our websites (www.iaomt.org and www.theSMARTchoice.com), our social media platforms (including IAOMT-based accounts on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), and our member resources and forums.
This privacy notice will notify you of the following:
- Who we are;
- What information we collect;
- How it is used;
- With whom it is shared;
- How it is secured;
- How policy changes will be communicated;
- How to access and/or control or correct your information; and
- How to address concerns over misuse of personal data.
If you have any questions about this policy, contact the IAOMT Office via email at [email protected] or via phone at (863) 420-6373.
WHO WE ARE
The IAOMT is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, and our mission is to be the trusted Academy of medical, dental and research professionals who investigate and communicate safe science-based treatments to promote whole body health. We have been dedicated to protecting public health and the environment since we were founded in 1984.
INFORMATION COLLECTION, HOW IT IS USED, AND SHARING
Generally speaking, we only have access to personal information that you voluntarily give us via email, posting on a social media platform, or other via other direct contact from you. However, we may also use statistical information to track visitors to our website. This lets us see which of our features are the most popular so we can better serve our users’ needs. It also lets us provide aggregate data about our traffic (not identifying you personally by name, but by showing how many visitors came to a certain page, for example). More essential details about the information we collect are provided below:
Information You Provide Us: We collect information about you when you contact the IAOMT Office (via email, online, postal mail, telephone, or fax), join as a member, purchase products or services, register for a conference, respond to a request, etc. The information collected might include your name, address, email address, telephone, and company name, as well as general demographic information (e.g., your primary degree). This information is used to contact you about and provide you with the products/services which you have signed up to receive
We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g., to ship an order, or as necessary to fulfill your membership services, e.g. to use Memberclicks or to provide other technological member resources. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone.
Some of our resources for IAOMT members may also collect information. Additional security and privacy policies related to IAOMT membership include the following:
We may also receive information about you, such as your name, address, email address, telephone, and company name, when we act as an exhibitor at a conference.
Information Collected Automatically: When you interact with us online, certain information about your use of our website is automatically collected. This information includes computer and connection information, such as statistics on your page views, traffic to and from our website, referral URL, ad data, your IP address, and device identifiers. This information also may include how you search for our services, the websites you click on from our site or emails, whether and when you open our emails, and your browsing activities across other websites.
Much of this information is collected through cookies, web beacons, and other tracking technologies, as well as through your web browser or device. The tracking technologies employed when you use our website may be first-party or third-party. It may be possible to switch off cookies by changing your browser preferences. Turning cookies off may result in a loss of functionality when using our website, and you may be unable to place an order.
Information from Social Media: When you interact with us or our services through a social media platform, we may collect the personal information that you make available to us on that page, including your account ID or username and other information included in your posts. If you choose to log in to your account with or through a social networking service, we and that service may share certain information about you and your activities. Additional security and privacy policies related to your use of IAOMT’s social media accounts include the following:
- Facebook: Click here to read Facebook’s data policy, and click here to read Facebook’s article on the General Data Protection Regulation.
- Instagram: Click here to read Instagram’s data policy, and click here to read Instagram’s cookie information.
- YouTube: Click here to visit YouTube’s privacy and safety center.
Information for Legal Purposes: We may use or disclose information about you if required to do so by law or on the good-faith belief that such sharing is necessary to (a) conform to applicable law or comply with legal process served on us or our website; (b) protect and defend our rights or property, the website, or our users; or (c) act to protect the personal safety of our employees and agents, other users of the website, or members of the public. Additionally, we may transfer to another entity or its affiliates or service providers some or all information about you in connection with, or during negotiations of, any merger, acquisition, sale of assets or any line of business, change in ownership control, or financing transaction. We cannot promise that an acquiring party or merged entity will have the same privacy practices or treat your information as described in this Policy.
We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server, to administer our websites, and for statistical metrics used to track website visitor traffic.
We use “cookies” on our sites. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a site visitor’s hard drive to help us improve your access to our site and identify repeat visitors to our site. For instance, when we use a cookie to identify you, you would not have to log in a password more than once, thereby saving time while on our site. Cookies can also enable us to track and target the interests of our users to enhance their experience on our site. Usage of a cookie is in no way linked to any personally identifiable information on our site.
Our services (webpages, newsletters, social media posts, etc.) often contain links to other sites. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our services and to read the privacy statements of any other site that collects personally identifiable information. Likewise, if you link to our website from a third-party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of the owners and operators of that third-party site and recommend that you check the policy of that third-party site.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information to us, your information is protected both online and offline.
Wherever we collect sensitive information (such as credit card data), that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. You can verify this by looking for a closed lock icon at the bottom of your web browser, or by looking for “https” at the beginning of the address of the web page.
While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Employees are required to handle this information with the utmost of care, confidentiality, and security and to abide by all of the policies set forth by the IAOMT. The computers/servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment. The IAOMT is PCI Compliant (meets the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard).
NOTIFICATION OF CHANGES
YOUR ACCESS TO AND CONTROL OVER INFORMATION & OTHER PROVISIONS
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do any of the following by contacting us via the email at [email protected] or via phone at (863) 420-6373:
- See what data we have about you, if any
- Change/correct any data we have about you
- Have us delete any data we have about you
- Express any concern you have about our use of your data
Numerous other provisions and/or practices may be required as a result of laws, international treaties, or industry practices. It is up to you to determine what additional practices must be followed and/or what additional disclosures are required. Please take special