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DENTSPLY Online Privacy Policy

DENTSPLY Limited takes your privacy seriously and is committed to safeguarding your privacy online. Because we do gather certain types of information from visitors to our websites, we have developed a privacy statement to help you understand the terms and conditions surrounding the collection and use of that information. This statement discloses the types of information we gather, how it is used, and how you can edit any data that we've collected about you at any time.

Guiding Principles

DENTSPLY respects the privacy of individuals who visit our website, send us e-mail, or participate in features/services we offer online. Accordingly, our policy regarding online privacy has been developed using the following guiding principles:

        * DENTSPLY maintains a strict "no-spam" policy. Subscribers to our e-mail services or any other feature/service found on our website will not receive unsolicited e-mail messages from DENTSPLY.

        * DENTSPLY collects information online primarily to provide our visitors with a more relevant experience on our website. When doing so, we will make every reasonable effort to avoid excessive or irrelevant collection of data.

        * DENTSPLY will take reasonable physical, electronic and managerial measures to safeguard and secure any information you provide to us (e.g. data will be stored in protected databases on secured servers with restricted access).

        * DENTSPLY will not share any information you have provided to us with anyone without your consent other than to provide the service you have requested. At the time you register for any such service, you will be notified of, and asked to consent to, the sharing of your information with any particular third party necessary to the provision of the requested service

Information Collected

Non-Personally Identifiable Data: Any time you visit the DENTSPLY website, we may gather certain non-personally identifiable information regarding the means you use to access our website. This information may include the type and version of your browser, your service provider, your IP address, (ie the unique number used to identify your computer) and any search engine you may have used to locate the website. We use this information to help diagnose problems with our server, administer the website, and compile broad statistical data. In addition, DENTSPLY gathers certain navigational information about where you go on our websites. This information enables us to determine which areas of the website are most frequently visited and helps us to tailor the sites to the needs and interests of our online visitors. In addition, this tracking data may be used to tailor information presented to you on our sites based on your previous use of the sites and your interests in particular topics.

Information Voluntarily Provided: Any information you provide to us (i.e. name, e-mail address, etc.) when you enroll in one of our E-Mail Services, request information, register on our website, enter one of our contests, or use any of the other interactive portions of our websites, is securely maintained on our Web server and internal systems. This information may be used to provide you with information you have requested about our company, our products and our services, or to provide you with information about, or samples of, our product range for marketing purposes. When we request information on our sites, some requests are marked as "Required"; this information is necessary to allow you to participate in the programme or service you’ve requested. You may opt out of receiving future communications at any time (see the Opt-Out Procedures section below). This data may also be used to tailor your experience on our sites by providing content that is relevant to your interests and geographic region. Finally, we may create aggregated information from information you provide us (such as demographic data) for use in updating and maintaining our sites. This aggregated information will not be shared with others except as noted below (see the "Disclosure of Personal Information" and "Use of Cookies" sections).

How We Communicate with You

DENTSPLY may send authorised communications to you on the basis of the information you provide to us through e-mail or regular mail. We will not contact you by telephone, fax, or other means unless you have explicitly requested us to contact you in response to a specific enquiry, or request, or to arrange an appointment. You may also optout of e-mail and regular mail communications from us at any time (see the "Opt-Out Procedures" section below)

Disclosure of Personal Information

DENTSPLY understands the importance of your privacy. We collect and maintain the personal information of our customers for the use of DENTSPLY and its subsidiaries. We do not sell, rent, or trade customer information to third parties, other than as described below, and never without your consent.

        * Business Partners: DENTSPLY may partner with select distributors and other companies at various times to provide expanded services to our site visitors. As part of such a relationship, DENTSPLY may share with these companies the use of certain interactive website functions (e.g. the E-Mail Service). Information provided by site visitors through the use of such interactive functions may be available to both DENTSPLY and its partners.

        * Agents: DENTSPLY may use other companies and individuals to perform certain functions on our behalf. Examples include administering e-mail services and running special promotions. Such parties only have access to the personal information needed to perform these functions and may not use or store the information for any other purpose. Subscribers or site visitors will never receive unsolicited e-mail messages from agents working on our behalf.

        * Business Transfers: In the event that DENTSPLY sells or transfers a particular portion of its business assets, consumer information may be one of the business assets transferred as part of the transaction. If substantially all of the assets of DENTSPLY are acquired, information of the types listed in the "Information Collected" section above may be transferred as part of the acquisition.

        * Compliance with Law/Safety: DENTSPLY may disclose specific personal information based on a good-faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to comply with or conform to the law or that such disclosure is necessary to protect the users of our website, the sites themselves, or the public.

        * With Consent: Other than as set forth in this Privacy Policy, you will be notified when any personally identifiable information about you may be shared with third parties, and you will be given the opportunity to decline to share that information.

Policies on Children

Please note: this website is not to be used by people who are less than 18 years old.

Use of Cookies

DENTSPLY may use a browser feature known as a "cookie". Cookies are small files placed on your hard drive that assist DENTSPLY in providing you with a customised browsing experience. DENTSPLY uses cookies to provide you with the convenience of not having to re-enter information, such as user IDs and passwords, multiple times during your visits to the DENTSPLY website. Cookies can also be utilised to help DENTSPLY provide you with information targeted to your interests, based upon your prior browsing on the DENTSPLY website. The "help" section of the toolbar on most browsers will inform you on how to prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify you upon the receipt of a new cookie, or how to disable the use of cookies completely. As the DENTSPLY website has been designed to take advantage of the use of cookies, should you configure your browser to decline their use, certain features of the DENTSPLY website may not function correctly and you may be required to reenter any user IDs and passwords more frequently.

Accessing the DENTSPLY website from outside of the United Kingdom

If you are visiting the DENTSPLY website from a location outside of the United Kingdom, your connection will be through and to servers located in the United Kingdom. Any information you provide during your visit will be processed and maintained on our Web server and other internal systems located within the United Kingdom.

External Links

The DENTSPLY website may contain links to other websites. DENTSPLY is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of such websites. To help ensure the protection of your privacy, DENTSPLY recommends that you review the privacy policy of any website you visit via a link from the DENTSPLY website.

Passwords

The personal data record created through your registration with the DENTSPLY website can only be accessed with the unique password associated with that record. To protect the integrity of the information contained in this record, you should not disclose or otherwise reveal your password to third parties.

Public careers

The DENTSPLY website may make chat rooms, careers, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users at various times. Please remember that, unless otherwise stated, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas.

Opt-Out Procedures You may always optout of receiving future communications from DENTSPLY. Our sites allow users to optout of receiving such communications at the point where personal information is requested, or through other means as identified. Correcting, Updating and Removing Information

DENTSPLY supports the individual's right to protect their privacy. Accordingly, You may update, modify or remove this information at any time by doing any of the following:

        * Sending your request by e-mail to: mea@dentsply.com

        * Visiting the following URL: www.dentsplymea.com and using the "Contact Us" form

        * Calling us on 01932 853422

Notification of Changes

This privacy policy may be revised over time as new features are added to the DENTSPLY website and as Internet privacy standards evolve. To ensure that you are fully informed about how your personal information is used, our privacy policy will always be available for review on our website. If we make any substantial changes in the way we use your personal information, we will notify you by posting a prominent announcement on our pages.

Contacting the DENTSPLY website

If you have questions concerning this privacy policy or the practices of this website, you may us on 01932 853422

DENTSPLY Limited, Building 1, Aviator Park, Addlestone, Surrey KT15 2PG, United Kingdom