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We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of all users of and services; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information. (1) What information do we collect? We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information: (a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website (including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views, website navigation); (b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us (including your name, email address and telephone number); (c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website services, email notifications and/or newsletters (including your name, email address and telephone number); (d) any other information that you choose to send to us. (2)Registration Users can set up an account using their GDC number and or position such as dental practice manager or NHS manager/stakeholder to verify identity. Ltd uses additional security details to verify your identity should you request support from our Helpdesk. We also collect details about your seniority/speciality. This is used to tailor our services and your experience of the website. Updating profile information gives registered users the option to change and modify information previously provided. To update profile information, click the 'My Account' link on your Homepage. (3) Cookies A cookie consists of information sent by a web server to a web browser, and stored by the browser. The information is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser. We may use both “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies on the website. We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognize you when you visit. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date. Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer you can refuse all cookies by clicking “Tools”, “Internet Options”, “Privacy”, and selecting “Block all cookies” using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites. (4) Using your personal information Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website. We may use your personal information to: (a) administer the website; we will not without your express consent provide your personal information to any third parties for the purpose of direct marketing. (5) Disclosures we may disclose information about you to any of our employees, partners, agents, suppliers or subcontractors insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes as set out in this privacy policy. In addition, we may disclose your personal information: (a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law; (b) in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; (c) in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention and reducing credit risk); (d) to the purchaser (or prospective purchaser) of any business or asset which we are (or are contemplating) selling; and (e) to any person who we reasonably believe may apply to a court or other competent authority for disclosure of that personal information where, in our reasonable opinion, such court or authority would be reasonably likely to order disclosure of that personal information. Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties. Information that we collect may be stored and processed in and transferred between any of the countries in which we operate in order to enable us to use the information in accordance with this privacy policy. Information which you provide may be transferred to countries (including [the United States, Japan, etc.) which do not have data protection laws equivalent to those in force in the European Economic Area. In addition, personal information that you submit for publication on the website will be published on the internet and may be available, via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use or misuse of such information by others. You expressly agree to such transfers of personal information (6) Security of your personal information we will take all reasonable technical and organizational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information. We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure (password- and firewall- protected) servers. All electronic transactions you make to or receive from us will be encrypted using SSL technology. Of course, data transmission over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet. 7) Policy amendments we may update this privacy policy from time-to-time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes. (8) Your rights you may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. Provision of such information will be subject to: Your supply of appropriate evidence of your identity (for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address). We may withhold such personal information to the extent permitted by law. You may instruct us not to process your personal information for marketing purposes by email at any time. In practice, you will usually either expressly agree in advance to our use of your personal information for marketing purposes, or we will provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of the use of your personal information for marketing purposes. (9) Third party websites contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites. (10) Updating information Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated. (11) Contact if you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us at or by post to 43B Bartholomew Road, London NW5 2AH, UK (12) Data controller the data controller responsible in respect of the information collected on this website is Cookies policy In this section you will find information on what cookies may be set when you visit website and how to manage them. We provided information on the following: • What are cookies? • Can I opt out of cookies? • First-party cookies • Third-party cookies • Social networking tools • External web services • What are Flash cookies? • What are web beacons? What are cookies? is a shared learning multilingual platform for the dental communities across the UK and EU. For shared learning and knowledge to be relevant, reliable and timely, it will be delivered over the internet, and involve placing small amounts of information on your device (e.g. computer or mobile phone). These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example: • Enabling a service to recognize your device so you don't have to give the same information several times during one task • Recognizing that you may already have given a username and password so you don't need to do it for every web page requested • Measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there's enough capacity to ensure they are fast • Analyzing anonymised data to help us understand your comments, views and interactions inside and outside the dental community. Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies. A persistent cookie consists of a text file sent by a web server to a web browser, which will be stored by the browser and will remain valid until its set expiry date (unless deleted by the user before the expiry date). A session cookie, on the other hand, will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed. If you'd like to learn how to remove cookies set on your device, visit Can I opt out of cookies? We will not use cookies to collect personally identifiable information about you. However, if you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website, or indeed any other website, you can do this through your browser settings. The 'Help' function within your browser should tell you how. Alternatively, you may wish to visit the which contains comprehensive information on how to do this on a wide variety of browsers. You will also find details on how to delete cookies from your machine, as well as more general information about cookies. Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of our website. For information on how to manage cookies on your mobile phone, games console or internet-enabled television, you will need to refer to your manual. To opt out of third-parties collecting any data regarding your interaction on our website, please refer to their websites for further information. First-party cookies These are the main cookies set by, and the purpose of each cookie Cookie Name Purpose Session cookies Every time you visit, we use a session cookie to remember things like selections you've made. These we consider necessary to the working of the site. If these cookies are disabled, a range of functionality will not work. Learn more about session cookies: Omniture These cookies are used to carry out statistical analysis of page use, interactions and user paths. We use this to understand how the site is being used and improve the user experience. User data is anonymous. Google Analytics These cookies are used to carry out statistical analysis of page use, interactions and user paths. We use this to understand how the site is being used and improve the user experience. User data is anonymous. New Relic This service helps us understand the speed and technical performance of our sites so we can monitor and improve it. User data is anonymous. Third-party cookies uses a number of suppliers, agents and partners who may set cookies on our behalf in order to deliver certain services. Here is a list of some cookies that may be set by third-parties. Please be aware that we do not control these cookies. If you would like more information about the cookies used by these suppliers, as well as information on how to opt out, please check their individual privacy policies Cookie name/partner Purpose Google AdSense This cookie is used by Google to report to us on the effectiveness of online campaigns. User data is anonymous. How to manage these cookies: Visit Google's advertising privacy page Visit Google's advertising preferences page Double Click (Google) This is very similar to the cookie above (both are owned/controlled by Google) but is specific to the display advertising on our sites. User data is anonymous. How to manage these cookies: Visit Google's advertising privacy page Visit Google's advertising preferences page Media Mind This cookie is used by advertisers to monitor the effectiveness of advertisements and make them more relevant to visitors. User data is anonymous. How to manage these cookies: View Mediamind's privacy policy Face book Connect This cookie is used to remember your Face book log-in so you do not need to enter these details each time you use Face book Connect to log in. How to manage these cookies: Visit Face book’s privacy page Social networking tools On some pages, we feature embedded 'share' buttons or widgets that enable you to share content with colleagues through a number of popular social networking sites such as LinkedIn, Google+, Twitter, YouTube, Flickr. These sites may set cookies which can identify you personally when you are also logged in to their services. This means they may be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website to see how your information is used and how to opt out. Wiki, Blog and Forum areas • The Wiki area is an editable web page that can be used by multiple users of to write or edit an article • The Blog area is an online chronological diary of entries written by a user or a group of users and searchable online. It is intended to give voice to all users of • The Forum area is intended for shared learning within the dental community, provide help and advice through special interest forums and discussion groups. Wikis, blogs and forum pages are always annotated with the username of the user commenting, and cannot be posted anonymously. Unless specifically indicated, the wiki, blog and forum pages are intended for GDC-registered dental care professionals, dental practice managers and NHS managers/commissioners involved in the provision of dental care services. Remember that, once a comment has been posted, it cannot be retrieved. You must respect other members' and patients' confidentiality. Information you provide in comments to our blogs are public and may be read, collected, and used by others who view those blogs. Your posts will remain even after you cancel your Service account.To assist users, the Terms and Conditions for available on the site. These specifically ban the advertising of services, and the posting of irrelevant, libelous or malicious information. External web services We also embed photos and video content from websites such as YouTube and Flickr. As a result, when you visit a page which features such content, you may be presented with cookies from these websites. As with the social networking tools (above), we cannot prevent these sites or domains from collecting information on your use of this content. If you are not logged in to their services then they will not know who you are but may still gather anonymous usage information (e.g. number of views, plays, loads etc). We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about them and how you can opt out. What are Flash cookies? Flash cookies are collected via Adobe Flash media player (also called a local shared object). This is a piece of software that you probably have on your computer, and which allows you to watch online videos and listen to podcasts. How to disable Flash cookies The Adobe website has comprehensive information on how to delete or disable Flash cookies, either for a specific domain like, or for all websites. Please be aware that restricting the use of Flash cookies may affect some of the Flash-based applications available to you on What are web beacons? Some of our pages contain electronic images known as web beacons (or clear gifs), which allow us to count the number of visitors to these pages. Web beacons are usually only used to track the effectiveness of a particular link, a campaign or advertisement. Some of these web beacons may be placed by third-party advertisers. Relevant sites to find out more on cookies and web beacons to find out more about the Data Protection Act 1988 © 2012

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