Community Rules & Etiquette and Privacy Guidelines
Thank you for being part of our community. To ensure the best possible experience for all members, we have established some basic guidelines for participation.
By joining and using this community, you agree that you have read and will follow these rules and guidelines. You also agree to reserve discussions and shared files and content to that best suited to the medium. This is a great medium with which to solicit the advice of your peers, benefit from their experience, and participate in an ongoing conversation. Questions should be directed to our member services department via the Contact Us link on this site.
Please take a moment to acquaint yourself with these important guidelines. If you have questions, contact the member services department. In order to preserve an environment that encourages both civil and fruitful dialogue, we reserve the right to suspend or terminate membership in this community for anyone who violate these rules.
- Respect others. Focus on the content of posts and not on the people making them. Please extend the benefit of the doubt to newer guests and members; there’s no such thing as a stupid question.
- Respect the purpose of the community. All users are subject to the IADR Professional Conduct at Meetings Policy. Use the community to share successes, challenges, constructive feedback, questions, and goals instead of products or services that you provide.
- Use caution when discussing products. Information posted on the discussion groups and in the libraries is available for all to see, and comments are subject to libel, slander and antitrust laws.
- All defamatory, abusive, profane, threatening, offensive, or illegal materials are strictly prohibited. Do not post anything that you would not want the world to see or that you would not want anyone to know came from you.
- Respect intellectual property. Post content that you have personally created or have permission to use and have properly attributed to the content creator. Do not post any information or other material protected by copyright without the permission of the copyright owner. By posting material, the posting party warrants and represents that he or she owns the copyright with respect to such material or has received permission from the copyright owner. In addition, the posting party grants International Association for Dental Research and users of this site the nonexclusive right and license to display, copy, publish, distribute, transmit, print, and use such information or other material.
- When posting items in our collaborative environment, please indicate if the item is not available for reuse. It’s also advisable to contact the owner of any material if you would like to reuse it.
- Post your message or documents only to the most appropriate communities. This helps ensure all messages receive the best response by eliminating "noise."
Discussion Group Etiquette
- State concisely and clearly the topic of your comments in the subject line. This allows members to respond more appropriately to your posting and makes it easier for members to search the archives by subject.
- Send messages such as "thanks for the information" or "me, too" to individuals, not to the entire list. Do this by using the "Reply to Sender" link in every message.
- Do not send administrative messages, such as “remove me from the list,” to the group. Instead, use the web interface to change your settings or to remove yourself from a list. If you are changing email addresses, you do not need to remove yourself from the list and rejoin under your new email address.
- The community is not a place to promote your own business, journals, webinars, events, etc. Posts of a promotional nature are subject to be removed from the community.
- International Association for Dental Research has a graduated enforcement policy for repeated violations of the Terms and Conditions:
- First Violation: A written warning is sent to the member who violates the Terms and Conditions and the message may be deleted.
- Second Violation: A written warning is sent to the member who violates the Terms and Conditions and the message may be deleted. The member’s community account is put into moderation for 30 days.
- Third Violation: A written warning is sent to the member who violates the Terms and Conditions and the message may be deleted. The member’s community account is put into moderation for one year and may result in removal from community.
This site is provided as a service for the members of International Association for Dental Research. International Association for Dental Research is not responsible for the opinions and information posted on this site by others. We disclaim all warranties with regard to information posted on this site, whether posted by International Association for Dental Research or any third party; this disclaimer includes all implied warranties of merchantability and fitness. In no event shall International Association for Dental Research be liable for any special, indirect, or consequential damages or any damages whatsoever resulting from loss of use, data, or profits, arising out of or in connection with the use or performance of any information posted on this site.
Messages should not be posted if they encourage or facilitate members to arrive at any agreement that either expressly or impliedly leads to price fixing, a boycott of another's business, or other conduct intended to illegally restrict free trade. Messages that encourage or facilitate an agreement about the following subjects are inappropriate: prices, discounts, or terms or conditions of sale; salaries; profits, profit margins, or cost data; market shares, sales territories, or markets; allocation of customers or territories; or selection, rejection, or termination of customers or suppliers.
International Association for Dental Research does not actively monitor the site for inappropriate postings and does not on its own undertake editorial control of postings. However, in the event that any inappropriate posting is brought to the attention of International Association for Dental Research we will take all appropriate action.
International Association for Dental Research reserves the right to terminate access to any user who does not abide by these guidelines.
Commitment to User Privacy
The International Association for Dental Research (IADR) is committed to protecting your privacy. You can visit most pages on IADR website without giving us any information about yourself. But sometimes IADR does need information to provide services that you request. This document is designed to give a clear explanation of IADR’s data processing practices. Please see below for further information.
If you have any questions or concerns relating to IADR‘s website or would like to find out more about how IADR collects, stores, or uses your personal data, please contact IADR at:
1619 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
The Information IADR Collects and the Primary Purpose
The personal information you provide to IADR is being collected for legitimate business purposes, which include processing membership and meeting registrations or responding to inquiries; keeping you informed about new events, products, or offers; and providing the best possible service to you. Whenever IADR processes data for these purposes, IADR will ensure that Personal Data rights are accounted for and respected. The provision of this information is voluntary. However, if you do not provide the information IADR requests, IADR may be unable to process your membership, meeting registration or respond to your inquiry. All information provided by you will be held in the strictest confidence according to data privacy regulations.
IADR will only collect the personal information that is necessary for the purposes mentioned above. This personal information includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- Full Name and Job Title
- Company Name and Address
- Phone and Fax Number
- Email Address
- IADR Region/Division/Section
- IADR Scientific Group/Network
When you visit the IADR website, a cookie (a very small text file) is placed on your device. This information is used for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of IADR’s websites. If you choose to not have your browser accept cookies, you will be able to view the majority of the IADR site; however you will not be able to register as a site member or log in to your IADR account.
IADR may log environmental variables, about your computer hardware and software, including, but not limited to:
- IP Address
- Browser Type
- Operating System
- Access Times
- Mouse Movements & Scrolling Activity
- Referring Website Addresses
Information Sharing: With Whom IADR Shares Information and Why
IADR adheres to a strict policy according to which IADR does not rent or sell member or meeting attendee email lists. IADR will share your information with the Region, Division, Section, Group or Network that you belong to facilitate local and scientific specialty communications.
No list supplied by IADR may be used by anyone other than for the confidential use of the original intent.
IADR is committed to fully complying with the European Union General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679 in effect as of 25 May 2018)
IADR respects your right to privacy. IADR ensures all data is managed lawfully, fairly and transparently. When IADR uses third parties to acquire personal data from our members and attendees, IADRs hold those parties to the same high standard and the same legal requirements.
According to the GDPR, you have a right to be forgotten. You also have the right to request your personal data and information related to IADR’s privacy protection policies and processes. Please email IADR at email@example.com for assistance with any of the above requests.
Appropriate technical and organizational measures are taken against unauthorized or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction of data.
IADR takes all necessary precautions to protect your information and is compliant with PCI (credit card processing compliance) requirements. When users submit sensitive information (e.g., a credit card number) over the Internet, IADR protects it using encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol. Access to all of IADR users' information is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific task, such as processing an event registration, are granted access to personally identifiable information. The servers on which IADR stores personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
Correcting, Updating or Removing Your Personal Information
IADR will make every attempt to keep your personal data accurate, complete and up to date. If your personal information is incorrect or changes, or if you no longer wish to receive information from IADR, IADR will endeavor to correct, update, or remove your information as swiftly as possible.
With respect to membership you may make changes/updates to your personal information by linking to your account at Edit My Profile. Here, you will be able to view your personal information that IADR has on file and make any necessary changes. You may also access and correct your Personal Information and Privacy Preferences (such as specifying whether you wish to receive promotional communications) by writing IADR at:
Attn: Change of Address/Privacy
1619 Duke Street
Alexandria, VA 22314, USA
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Please include your name, address, and/or email address when you contact us.
Notification of Changes
IADR reserves the right to amend the Privacy Notice. In such case, the ‘last updated’ date will be amended accordingly, and you will be informed via statement prominently displayed on the website.
Data Storage and Retention
The personal data IADR retains is stored on IADR servers and on the servers of cloud-based database management services located in United States. IADR discourages the retention of data for longer than it is required.
For more information on where and for how long your personal data is stored, and for more information on your rights of erasure, please contact the IADR at email@example.com.
The Internet is a global environment. The data that IADR collects from you may be transferred to, and stored at international destinations. It may also be processed by international staff or data processors outside this area, who may be engaged in, among other things, the fulfilment of your order, the processing of your payment details, and the provision of support services.
If you do not consent to this transfer, storing or processing of your personal information, please email firstname.lastname@example.org indicating your wishes.
Information About Children
The IADR website, Services and Materials are intended for students and professionals in the dental, oral and craniofacial research and healthcare field. IADR does not knowingly collect any personal information from anyone under 13 years of age.
Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation
IADR has taken all reasonable steps to comply with Canada's Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL). IADR only emails contacts with whom a business relationship exists within the last two years, individuals who may have inquired about an event in the last six months, or individuals who have opted in to receive our promotional marketing communications. Should you receive an unsolicited email from IADR, please email email@example.com and IADR will remove your details from IADR promotional email database within 48 hours.