Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the American College of Prosthodontists and the ACP Education Foundation, subsequently herein referred to collectively as “ACP,” website (the “site”). By accessing or using this site you signify your acknowledgment and consent to the Privacy Policy set forth below. You must agree to these provisions at the bottom of this page to proceed. If you do not agree to this statement, please do not use this site.

The ACP respects the privacy of members, donors, and visitors to its site. This policy is intended to help you understand how ACP collects, uses, and safeguards the information collected through the ACP site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the use or disclosure of information that is collected or obtained through means other than this site, including information obtained from the general ACP member database.

ACP strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the ACP has implemented the following policy.

What information does ACP collect?

Most data the ACP collects is used only to help us better serve our members and visitors. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. ACP does not collect any personal information from users browsing its site. Only aggregate data – such as the number of hits per page – is collected. Aggregate data only is used for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information. The ACP reserves the right to revise this privacy statement at any time by providing notice to users. Use of this site after such change signifies the user’s acceptance of the changed terms.

How does ACP use data collected?

ACP uses information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

  • ACP member services and products

    Generally, ACP uses data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs, and preferences; and to develop new products and services.
  • Disclosures to third parties

    ACP also makes member contact information available through the ACP Find a Prosthodontist™ online directory, the Find a Colleague online directory, the ACP Membership Directory, to other members using its site, and to those who register for its conferences. In addition, ACP incorporates information users provide into hard copies of the ACP Membership Directory that it provides to members and sells to approved requesters. On occasion, ACP also may provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies, and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers, or email addresses. Users may request ACP refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form, or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact ACP at acp@prosthodontics.org or (312) 573-1260 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.
  • Consent to use personal information

    For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), ACP or its agents must store, host, and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the user when registering for this site. ACP may send such data outside the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please indicate your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. User supplies as defined above when registering for the website in order to allow the ACP (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the user unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties’ products and services.

How does ACP use cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). The ACP uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store, and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users via the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a user registers, the system will ask whether the user approves of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a “persistent” cookie and rather accept only a “per-session” cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members' interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What privacy issues arise with links to other sites?

This website contains links to other website. The ACP has no control of and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means of Redress Are Available?

If any user suspects ACP has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy policy, please contact us by emailing acp@prosthodontics.org or by calling (312) 573-1260.