Privacy Policy

When you preview content on the American Board of Craniofacial Dental Sleep Medicine website and/or download applications and other information, the ABCDSM automatically collects and temporary stores certain date about your visit such as the:

  • Name of the domain you use to access the Internet.
  • Type of browser and operating system you use to access our site.
  • Frequency, dates and times of your visits.
  • Time spent on the site.
  • Pages viewed.
  • Address of the website you came from, if you were referred from another site.

We also track keywords that are entered into major search engines as a measure of interest in specific topics, but we do not monitor which keywords and/or search terms any given individual user enters.

The above information is maintained indefinitely. However, it is collected in aggregate form and does not identify you personally. Rather, it is used to generate statistics concerning traffic on our site, and to help us improve the quality of our site and make it more useful to visitors. In addition, the website temporarily places cookies in the user's browser during the use of the website. These cookies are automatically deleted when the user's browser if closed.

Personally Provided Information

You do not have to give us personal information to visit our website. If you choose to provide us with additional information about yourself through an e-mail message, for example, we use that information only to respond to your message or to fulfill the stated purpose of the communication. The information provided is handled on a confidential basis within the ABCDSM. However, e-mail is not necessarily secure against interception. If your message is sensitive, you may prefer to send it by fax or postal mail.

We request information from the user on forms that may be downloaded from our Web site. Here a user must provide contact information (like name and shipping address) and financial information (like credit card number, expiration date). This information is used to fill customers' orders. If we have trouble processing an order, this contact information is used to get in touch with the user.

The ABCDSM does not disclose, give, sell, or transfer any personal information about our visitors, unless required by law enforcement or statute. Please note that ABCDSM provides alternate means of communicating with us if you do not want to submit information over the Internet.

ABCDSM takes physical, electronic and managerial precautions to secure against unauthorized access and use of data sent to ABCDSM. As with its rules concerning certification, ABCDSM may modify this policy from time to time as may be required by changes in our processes and services. Such modifications will be effective upon posting on this website.

Links to Other Sites

Our website has links to additional web resources. The privacy policy described here does not necessarily apply to those other sites. Once you link to another site, please keep in mind that you are subject to the privacy policy of that site.