Disclaimer and Privacy

Disclaimer

Please read carefully and completely the terms of the agreement which follows. By accessing the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons website you agree to be bound by the terms of this agreement. If you do not wish to be bound to the terms of this agreement, you must not access the site.

Accuracy

Every effort is made to provide information that is accurate. However, protocols, programs, courses and other matters contained in this website are subject to change at any time by appropriate action of the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. We give no assurance or warranty that information on this site is current, and take no responsibility for matters arising from changed circumstances or other information or material which may affect the accuracy or currency of information on this site.

Copyright

Copyright in this website rests with the Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons unless otherwise stated. All aspects of this website including data, documents, graphics, web pages and logos are copyright to the College and may not be reproduced in any shape or form.

No warranties

This web site is provided on an 'as is', 'as available' basis without warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, those of TITLE, MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE or NON-INFRINGEMENT or any warranty arising from a course of dealing, usage, or trade practice. No oral advice or written information provided shall create a warranty; nor shall members or visitors to the site rely on any such information or advice. This publication is not intended to be a contract, explicit or implied, and The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons reserves the right to make changes in the information contained.

Disclaimer of liability

The user assumes all responsibility and risk for the use of this web site and the Internet generally. Under no circumstances, including negligence, shall anyone involved in creating or maintaining this website be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages, or lost profits that result from the use or inability to use the website and/or any other websites which are linked to this site. We accept no liability or responsibility to any person as a consequence of any reliance upon the information contained in this site. Nor shall they be liable for any such damages including, but not limited to, reliance by a member or visitor on any information obtained via the website; or that result from mistakes, omissions, interruptions, deletion of files, viruses, errors, defects, or any failure of performance, communications failure, theft, destruction or unauthorized access. States or Countries which do not allow some or all of the above limitations of liability, liability shall be limited to the greatest extent allowed by law.

Online conduct

Visitors agree to use the website only for lawful purposes and are prohibited from posting on the website any unlawful, harmful, threatening, abusive, harassing, defamatory, or obscene material of any kind, including, but not limited to, any material which encourages conduct that would constitute a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any applicable local, state, national or international law. Although in the absence of a specific complaint the postings are monitored for compliance with this provision, in an effort to discourage such conduct, please note that all postings in the forum area will list the author's name - no anonymous postings are permitted.

Third party content

We are distributors (not publishers) of the content supplied by visitors and other third parties. Accordingly, we have no more editorial control over this content than does a public library. Any opinions, advice, statements, services, offers or other information or content made available by members, visitors and other third parties are those of the respective author(s) and we are not responsible for any material posted by third parties. We cannot and do not endorse it in any way, nor do they vouch for its accuracy or usefulness. Furthermore, we expressly disclaim any liability associated with material posted by third parties.

Disclaimer of endorsement

Reference to any person, products, services, hypertext link to the third parties or other information by trade name, trademark, and supplier or otherwise does not constitute or imply its endorsement, sponsorship or recommendation by the College, nor is an endorsement of the College implied by such links. Any external links on the College website are for convenience only, as an index in a public library.

Information subject to change

Any information on this website may include technical inaccuracies or typographical errors. Furthermore, the information may change from time to time without any notice.

Privacy policy

The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons has developed a policy to protect your privacy in compliance with privacy legislation. Our policy is to inform you of the following:

  • What personal information is being collected
  • Who is collecting your personal information
  • How your personal information is being used
  • To whom your personal information is being disclosed
  • How your personal information is being stored
  • Information collected - De-identified

The usage analysis software used by the College records:

  • Unique visitors and sessions
  • Requested pages, downloads, search terms used, posted forms, status and errors, hits and bytes downloaded per directory, file, and file type
  • Entrance pages, exit pages, click paths, click to and click from and length of session
  • Domains, Countries, and IP addresses
  • Browsers, platforms, and robots
  • The statistics are de-identified at the time of recording. This information is used to monitor usage patterns on our site in order to improve navigation and design features - helping you to get information more easily.

Information collected - Identified

The College may collect identifiable information such as contact details. Further, access to member only services has been made possible by using information contained in College databases. Accordingly, we collect personal information to facilitate the granting of access to member only services.

No data is stored in an unencrypted form.

Access to information collected

The College will not make an attempt to identify users or their browsing activities. However, in the unlikely event of an investigation, a law enforcement agency or other government agency may exercise its legal authority to inspect our Internet Service Provider's logs, and thus gain information about users and their activities.

All of the identified information that the College has used to grant member access can be viewed and changed by members when they view their personal details.

Use and disclosure of information collected

Any information you provide will only be used for the purposes for which you have provided it. It will not be disclosed to third parties without your consent.

Cookies

This website will use cookies to manage login and logout.

Security

We endeavour to ensure the College website is secure through the use of firewalls. Personal data is maintained under strict security and can only be accessed internally by the College employees who have permission to do so.

When purchasing from Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons  your financial details are passed through a secure server using the latest 128-bit SSL (secure sockets layer) encryption technology.128-bit SSL encryption is the current industry standard.

Examination results

Examination results on the website will be published with secure access for candidates only.

Changes to privacy statement

The Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons reserves the right to modify or amend this privacy statement at any time, provided that those modifications or amendments comply with the Privacy Act.

Last Modified: 22/02/2010 © Royal Australasian College of Dental Surgeons. All rights reserved.