Privacy Policy

Last modified: 9/14/2021

The DALE Foundation (“we,” “us” or “our”) has a firm commitment to protecting the integrity and privacy of the users of our website and products.

This Privacy Policy describes the types of information we may collect from you or that you may provide when you visit our website, dalefoundation.org (our “Website”); when you create an account with us; when you purchase or obtain access to our products (“Products”) or via email or other correspondence between you and us; and our practices for collecting, using, maintaining, protecting and disclosing that information.

By using our Site, you consent to us collecting and storing your data as described in this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use. If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use our Site. From time to time, we may need to change, modify, add or remove portions of this Privacy Policy. Any changes will be posted on this web page, and we will update the effective date. Use of the site after the effective date constitutes acceptance of the updated Privacy Policy. Please refer back to this Privacy Policy regularly to stay aware of any modifications.

Personal Information We Collect About You and How We Collect It

We collect personal information from you when you provide it to us directly. Such information may include name, postal address, email address, zip code, last four digits of your Social Security Number, AGD member number, credit card information and telephone number. For example, we gather contact information when you purchase access to a Product, create an account on our Website or register for an event. When corresponding with us or when making a request for information or otherwise interacting with us 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. If you are purchasing access to a Product for someone other than yourself, you are responsible for obtaining, and hereby represent and warrant that you have obtained, permission to provide to the DALE Foundation the personal information of the person for whom you are purchasing the Product and for the DALE Foundation to use that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

How We Use and Share Your Information

The personal information you share will be used to fulfill your request or complete the transaction you initiated. We may also use this information to contact you and send you periodic mailings from us or our affiliates or partners with information on new products and services or upcoming events. You may also be asked to consent to specific uses of your information at the time you provide personal information to us. If you provide us with your telephone number via the Website, we will use your telephone number only to contact you about the request or transaction, such as a Product purchase, that you have initiated via the Website.

We also collect technical information about your use and interaction with our Website, products and services, which we use to understand trends on the Website and Product use and to generally improve our Website, products and services (please see “Cookies and Other Online Tracking Technologies” below for additional details). We may, for example, perform statistical analyses of aggregate user behavior and characteristics in order to measure interest in and use of various areas on our Website.

We may use your personal information to compile and display content and information that we think you might be interested in. We also may use your information on an aggregate basis — without personal identifiers — for purposes such as to develop and display new features and content for the Website and Products or to provide others with aggregate information about our users and the usage patterns of the Website and Products. We also may perform statistical analyses of user behavior (on an aggregate basis) to measure interest in and use of the various areas of the Website and our Products.

We may share your information with our affiliate or partner organizations, including the Dental Assisting National Board, Inc. (DANB) and the Organization for Safety, Asepsis and Prevention (OSAP). We will not sell or otherwise transfer or disclose your personal information, including your name, email address, street address or phone number, to third parties without your prior consent except: (a) as may be necessary for such third parties to provide services to us or deliver the Products; (b) as may be required by federal, state or local law or by rules regulating the oral healthcare professions; or (c) as may be required to protect the rights, property, interests or personal safety of our Website, the DALE Foundation or our officers, directors, employees, members, other users, and/or the public, or in the event of a bankruptcy, transfer of assets, reorganization or other restructuring.

Cookies and Other Online Tracking Technologies

We and our service providers and partner organizations may automatically collect technical information about your interaction with our Website, such as IP addresses and referral URLs. 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. Other online 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 Website also automatically gathers information about the areas the user visits on the Website and about the links the user selects from within the Website to third party sites. While we track your activity within and across our Website, we do not track your activity across third party sites over time, nor do we permit third parties to do so on our Website. We also may collect aggregate information on what pages you access or visit and the length of time you spend on the Website. The information we collect is used to improve the content and content delivery of the Website and Products, including online content, materials and services that we describe or make available on the Website. You can configure your browser to disable, block or alert you when a site is attempting to send a cookie. Because an industry-standard Do-Not-Track protocol is not yet established, the choices we offer will continue to operate as described in this Privacy Policy independent of any Do-Not-Track signals.

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

Do Not Track. “Do Not Track” is a privacy preference that users can set in certain web browsers. We do not respond to browser do not track signals.

How to Opt Out

All DALE Foundation email communication provides information on how to unsubscribe quickly and easily. If you wish to unsubscribe from receiving DALE Foundation emails, you may unsubscribe from the email list by clicking on the “unsubscribe” link at the bottom of the email.

Links to Third Party Sites

Some transactions may require that you leave the Website and complete the transaction on the site of a third party with whom we have an agreement. You may also find advertising or other content on the Website that links to the sites of advertisers and other third parties. These third-party sites may have their own privacy policies or no policy at all. This Privacy Policy does not apply to such other sites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the content or privacy policies of third-party sites, nor over the measures, if any, that are taken by such sites to protect the privacy of your information. You should check the privacy policy of any third-party site before providing personal information through such site.

Security of Information

Data security is important to us, but please keep in mind that no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is 100% secure. While we strive to use reasonable and appropriate measures to help protect information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

If you access an area of the Site that requires a password, it is your responsibility to take proper security measures to protect your password. For example, do not share your password with others or use the same password on more than one website.

Children’s Privacy.

You must be at least 13 years old to use the Website and the Products. Our Website and Products are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13. If we learn that we have collected or received personal information from a child under 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information.

If you are between 13 and 17 years old, you may use our Site only with the involvement and permission of a parent or guardian. If you are a parent or guardian and you believe that your child has provided us with personal information, please contact us. (Please see the “Contact Information” section below.) If we become aware that we have collected personal information from children without verification of parental consent, we will take steps to remove that personal information from our servers.

Your California Privacy Rights

California Law California Civil Code Section 1798.83, also known as the “Shine The Light” law, permits California residents to annually request, free of charge, information about personal information (if any) disclosed to third parties for direct marketing purposes in the preceding calendar year. If applicable, this information would include a list of the categories of personal information that was shared and the names and addresses of all third parties with whom we shared information in the immediately preceding calendar year. If you are a California resident and would like to make such a request, please submit your request in writing to:

Legal Department
Attn: Shine the Light Disclosure
The DALE Foundation
444 N. Michigan Ave.
Suite 970
Chicago, IL 60611

Accessibility

We are committed to ensuring that our communications are accessible to people with disabilities. To make accessibility-related requests or report barriers, please contact us at email@dalefoundation.org.

Contact Information

We welcome your comments and questions. All comments and questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to us by email at email@dalefoundation.org. You may also contact us by telephone at 1-877-510-3253, or by post at the following address:

The DALE Foundation
Attention: Privacy Policy
444 N. Michigan Ave., Suite 970
Chicago, IL 60611
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