Privacy Policy

DANB provides the following privacy policy (the “Privacy Policy”) in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. DANB may need to change this Privacy Policy from time to time in order to address new issues and to reflect changes on our Site. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy regularly because your use of the Site signifies that you agree to be bound by the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy, as amended from time to time.

A. Collection of Personal Information. When you initiate a transaction or request for information on the Site, DANB may ask for information about you. Such information may include name, age, education level, gender, postal address, e-mail address, zip code, credit card information, and telephone number. When corresponding with DANB or when making a request for information or otherwise interacting with DANB through the website, you choose what information to supply, what questions or comments to submit, and by what method of communication information should be delivered. Please take care to share only such information as is needed and that you believe is appropriate. The information you share will be used to fulfill the request or complete the transaction you initiated, in accordance with this Privacy Policy and with additional terms and conditions as may be set forth at the time of the transaction. If you supply us with your postal address and/or e-mail address via the Site, you may receive periodic mailings from DANB or its affiliates with information on new products and services or upcoming events. If you do not wish to receive such mailings, you may request to be excluded from such mailings by calling DANB at the telephone number provided in section L, sending an e-mail message to the e-mail address provided in section L, or writing to DANB at the mailing address provided in section L. If you provide us with your telephone number via the Site, DANB will use your telephone number only to contact you about the order or transaction that you have initiated via the Site.

Some transactions may require that you leave the DANB Site and complete the transaction on the site of a third-party vendor with which DANB has an agreement. These third-party sites may be subject to terms and conditions and policies that differ from those described in these Terms and Conditions of Use. Please refer to any terms and conditions or policy documents available at those sites for additional information.

B. Use of Personally Identifiable Information. DANB may share your information with its affiliate organizations. However, DANB will not sell or otherwise transfer or disclose personally identifiable information to third parties without the user's prior consent except as may be required by federal, state or local law, or by rules regulating the oral healthcare professions, or by exigent circumstances. That means that DANB will not disclose your name, e-mail address, street address or phone number to third parties without your consent. We may use your personally identifiable information to compile and display content and information that we think you might be interested in. DANB also may use your profile information on an aggregate basis without personal identifiers to develop and display new features and content for the Site, and to provide others with aggregate information about our users and the usage patterns of the Site. DANB also may perform statistical analyses of user behavior (on an aggregate basis) in order to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Site. You may be asked to consent to specific uses of your information at the time you perform a transaction on DANB's Website. Please read the terms and conditions associated with each transaction before completing the transaction.

C. Use of Personally Identifiable Information for Credential Verification. The DANB Site may provide information about individuals who have passed exams administered by DANB, such as name, city and state of residence, certification status, certification number, exam passing status, and information about other DANB-administered credentials held. Other identifying information is not made available to Users through the credential verification process. Users of the Site agree to use the credential verification information for legitimate purposes, such as verification of credentials for employment or regulatory reasons or to verify certification status prior to publication of certification designations. Users of the Site agree not to use credential verification information, in whole or in part, for mailing lists, solicitations, fundraising or commercial purposes.

D. New and Unanticipated Uses. From time to time, DANB may use users’ information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in this document. If DANB’s information practices change in the future, DANB will revise this policy and post such revised policy to its website at www.danb.org/Privacy-Policy.aspx to notify you of these changes. DANB will use for new purposes only data collected from the time of the policy change forward. If you are concerned about how your information is used, you should refer back to this document periodically.

E. Retention of User Information. It is not possible for a user to delete his or her profile from our database, nor is it feasible to delete all traces of a user's activity in the system.

F. Collection of Non-Personal Identification Information and Use of Cookie Technology. DANB may collect non-personal identification information through the use of “cookie” technology and/or Internet Protocol (“IP”) address tracking. Cookies are small text files a website can use to recognize repeat users and facilitate the user’s ongoing access to and use of the site. Non-personal identification information might include the browser used by the user, the type of computer, the operating systems, the Internet service providers and other similar information. The DANB system also automatically gathers information about the areas the user visits on the Site and about the links the user may select from within the Site to other sites. DANB may collect aggregate information on what pages you access or visit and the length of time you spend at DANB’s website. The information DANB collects is used to improve the content and content delivery of the Site, including online content, materials, and services that we describe or make available on the Site.

DANB cannot control the use of cookies by third parties whose sites a user visits or links to from the Site. Most browsers are set to accept cookies. You can set yours to refuse cookies, or to alert you when cookies are being sent.

G. Password-Protected Areas. DANB does not warrant or represent that the information you submit to the Site will be protected against loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties. If you access an area of the Site that requires a password, you are responsible for taking all steps to ensure that no other person has access to your password or account. It is your sole responsibility to (1) control the dissemination and use of your password; (2) authorize, monitor, and control access to and use of your password; and (3) promptly inform DANB of any need to deactivate your user name or password. You permit DANB and all other persons or entities involved in the operation of the website to transmit, monitor, retrieve, store and use your information in connection with the operation of Site. DANB does not and cannot assume any responsibility or liability for any information submitted by you to the Site or for your or third parties’ use or misuse of information transmitted or received through the Site.

H. Links to other sites. Users may find advertising or other content on the Site that enable linking to the sites of advertisers and other third parties. These third party sites may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. The DANB Privacy Policy does not apply to such other sites. DANB has no control over and is not responsible for the content displayed on such sites, nor over the measures, if any, that are taken by such sites to protect the privacy of user information. Users should check the privacy policy of any third party site before providing personally identifiable information.

I. Security of Information. DANB is committed to keeping user information secure, and uses industry standard technology in an attempt to achieve that goal. DANB has appropriate security measure in place in its physical facilities to protect against loss, misuse, or alteration of information that DANB has collected from you at the Site.

J. Release of Information to Comply with Legal Requirements or Government Request. DANB reserves the right at all times to disclose any information uploaded to or appearing on the Site to the extent necessary to comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process, subpoena or governmental request.

K. Parental Permission. USERS UNDER 18 YEARS OF AGE MUST OBTAIN PARENTAL PERMISSION TO USE THE SITE. Adults should not assist unauthorized children to access the Site. DANB will not knowingly collect, use or disclose personally identifiable information about visitors under 18 years of age, except in the event that an individual under the age of 18 is enrolled in a dental assisting education program or is accessing the Site for purposes of applying for an examination necessary to practice as a dental assistant in a state that allows individuals under the age of 18 to be employed as dental assistants.

L. Contact Information. DANB welcomes your comments and questions. All comments and questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to DANB by e-mail at web@danb.org. You may also contact DANB by telephone at 1-800-FOR-DANB, or by post at the following address:

Dental Assisting National Board, Inc.
Attention: Privacy Policy
444 N Michigan Ave Ste 900
Chicago IL 60611

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