Pipeline, Profession & Practice: Community-Based Dental Education
Thank you for visiting the Pipeline Profession & Practice: Community-Based Dental Education (Dental Pipeline) program Web site. All content on this Internet site is owned by the Pipeline, Profession & Practice: Community-Based Dental Education program. This Web site is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and organizations to interact with the Dental Pipeline program. The Dental Pipeline program recognizes that it is critical for individuals and organizations to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit the Dental Pipeline’s Web site.
For purposes of this policy, “personal information” means any information concerning a natural person, as opposed to a corporate entity, which because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. The Dental Pipeline only collects personal information about you when you provide that information voluntarily by sending e-mail or by initiating an on-line transaction, such as a survey, registration, or order form.
Authorships and Accountability
Unless specifically indicated, material posted on this site was created by the National Program Office of the Pipeline, Profession & Practice: Community-Based Dental Education program, with offices based at Columbia University Medical Center and the University of Connecticut Health Center. Information prepared by others will be so indicated with its source and date included.
All materials on this Web site have been reviewed by at least three senior staff members of the Dental Pipeline program.
The text materials contained in this Web site may be used, downloaded, reproduced or reprinted, provided that appropriate acknowledgement appears in all copies and provided that such use, download, reproduction, or reprint is for non-commercial, educational, or personal use only. The text materials contained in this Web site may not be modified in any way.
All rights to photographs, illustrations, artworks, and other graphic materials are reserved to the Pipeline, Profession & Practice: Community-Based Dental Education and/or copyright owners.
Information Collected When You Visit this Web Site
When you visit this Web site, the Dental Pipeline does not collect and store personal information about your visit. The most detailed item tracked about a user is a statistic report in statistics tracking software that resolves only what network you visited the Web site through. These are stored indefinitely.
Cookies are simple text files stored on your web browser to provide a means of distinguishing among users of this Web site. Since this site does not have stored preferences or a “login” function, no cookies are placed on your browser.
Disclosure of Information Collected Through This Web site
The collection of information through this Web site and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. The Dental Pipeline will only collect personal information through this Web site or disclose personal information collected through this Web site if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. Participation in an on-line transaction resulting in the disclosure of personal information to the Dental Pipeline program by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by the Dental Pipeline program for the purposes reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the transaction.
However, the Dental Pipeline program may collect and disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: 1) made pursuant to a court order or by law; 2) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or 3) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.
Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information collected through this Web site is subject to the provisions of the Personal Privacy Protection Law. The Dental Pipeline Program may disclose personal information to federal or State law enforcement authorities to enforce the Dental Pipeline’s rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the Dental Pipeline program’s information technology assets or against other inappropriate use of this Web site.
Information Collected When You Initiate an On-Line Transaction
During your visit to this Web site you may initiate a voluntary transaction with the Dental Pipeline program. The Dental Pipeline program collects information from our users at several points on our Web site through the following voluntary mechanisms.
The Dental Pipeline program provides an on-line form for contacting us, on that form we ask for contact information so that we may contact the user and provide a response. If the user contacts us via email, the email address will be deleted after contact has ended.
Share Your Story
If a user wishes to share a story, we ask for the users name, email, address, and phone number so that we may authenticate the story and receive permission to use it publicly. Out of respect for our users privacy we will not release a story until we contact the user directly.
Dental Pipeline E- Newsletter
If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletter, we ask for contact information such as name and email address. We also provide a way to opt-out of these communications.
The Dental Pipeline does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this Web site. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail or through and on-line transaction will be treated as though an adult submitted it. The Dental Pipeline program strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information on-line.
We Do Not share personal information with Third Parties, except as needed to fulfill requested services using intermediaries or agents, without users express consent.
However, as a National Program Office supported by The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation®, we reserve the right to share information you provide with the Foundation for the purposes of grant making and support of Initiative activities.
Access to and Correction of Personal Information Collected Through this Web Site
Any user may submit a request to the Dental Pipeline program’s Communications Coordinator to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through this Web site. Any such requests shall be made in writing to the address below and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. The address of the Communications Coordinator is:
Pipeline, Profession & Practice: Community-Based Dental Education
Columbia University Medical Center
630 West 168th Street, P&S Box 100
New York, NY 10032
Confidentiality and Integrity of Personal Information Collected Through This Web Site
The Dental Pipeline is strongly committed to protecting information collected through this Web site against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, the Dental Pipeline limits employee access to personal information collected through this Web site to only those employees who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, the Dental Pipeline program has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this Web site as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For Web security purpose and to maintain the availability of the Web site for all users, the Dental Pipeline employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempt to upload or change information or otherwise dame this Web site.