The Virtual, Global Community
for Anyone Interested in Dental Informatics
Funded by the National Library of Medicine
Dental Informatics Online Community (DIOC)
Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Notice
By using DIOC, you agree to be bound by all of the terms in this Terms and Conditions Agreement. If you do not fully agree with this Agreement, do not use DIOC. Your failure to follow this Agreement may result in termination of your access.
Security and Privacy
The University takes reasonable steps to safeguard personal information available through the DIOC. For example, registration at DIOC is only possible with a valid email address, and a password is required to login. In addition, individuals can choose to display or hide any or all of their personal information to the public. Owing to the nature of internet communications and web technology, users are advised to apply discretion when deciding which items of personal information are selected for display to the public.
The following Privacy Note is accessible to new users:
Thank you for being one of our DIOC members! We are diligent about preventing spam and will ensure that your email address will never be displayed to the public.
We will work to eliminate spam. You will always have the ability to unsubscribe from DIOC at any time by going to your profile in the members area (My DIOC) via http://dentalinformatics.org/mydioc/profile.html
We do not release your information outside DIOC for any purpose.
Policy and Guidelines for Appropriate Use
Use of Copyrighted Material
Prohibited Uses of Information
Use of the DIOC and/or the information stored therein for commercial or business purposes of any kind, for personal gain or for political purposes, is prohibited. Prohibited activities also include, but are not limited to solicitations for commercial services, harvesting of information, cold-calling and mass-mailings.
Screening and Monitoring
Abuse Reporting and Privacy Inquiries
Users wishing to report abuse or to inquire about privacy concerns are invited to contact the DIOC project leadership at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Limitation, Suspension or Termination of Service
Liability, Indemnity and Warranties
The University neither makes representations or warranties about the accuracy, reliability, completeness or timeliness of any information held in the DIOC, or otherwise endorse the information, facts, views, opinions and recommendations of individuals or organizations that post thereon, nor does it warrant that the DIOC will always be available or operate error-free. Users are advised that networks and websites may carry computer viruses, worms and other harmful material, and that reasonable precautions should be taken by users of the DIOC.
TO THE EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, THE UNIVERSITY DOES NOT WARRANT THE ACCURACY, COMPLETENESS, NON-INFRINGEMENT, MERCHANTABILITY OR FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OF THE INFORMATION AVAILABLE THROUGH DIOC. NEITHER THE UNIVERSITY NOR ANY OF ITS EMPLOYEES, AGENTS OR REPRESENTATIVES SHALL BE LIABLE TO ANYONE FOR ANY LOSS OR INJURY CAUSED IN WHOLE OR IN PART BY THE OPERATION OF THE DIOC. IN NO EVENT WILL THE UNIVERSITY, ITS AGENTS, EMPLOYEES OR REPRESENTATIVES BE LIABLE TO YOU OR ANYONE ELSE FOR ANY DECISION MADE OR ACTION TAKEN BY YOU IN RELIANCE ON SUCH INFORMATION OR FOR ANY CONSEQUENTIAL, SPECIAL OR SIMILAR DAMAGES.
By using the DIOC, users agree to indemnify, defend, and hold harmless the University, DIOC project leadership, and their respective employees, agents and assigns from and against any and all losses, claims, damages, costs, and expenses that may arise from use of the DIOC, and/or from user breach of these policies. The University reserves the right to participate in the investigation, settlement, and defense of any such action or claim. The University reserves the right to approve choice of counsel, and any potential settlement of such a claim.
By posting or submitting comments or information, you represent and warrant that the content is accurate and that it does not violate this Agreement, and that it will not violate the rights of any person or entity. DIOC reserves the right to delete or edit any communications at any time for any reason, but has no obligation to review or remove any such content.
The University reserves the right to change this policy and/or its incorporated policies at any time, without prior notice. Changes to policies are effective upon posting.