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Terms of Use

Last Modified: 08/25/2014

Your access to and use of the Site, including any content, functionality and services offered on or through the Site, is also subject to the following terms of use (“Terms of Use”) and all applicable laws. Please read the Terms of Use carefully before you start to use the Site. By accessing and browsing the Site, you accept, without limitation or qualification, and agree to be bound by these Terms of Use and our Privacy Policy and acknowledge that any other agreements between you and DENTSPLY International regarding this subject matter are superseded by these Terms of Use. If you do not want to agree to these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy, you must not access or use the Site.

Informational Purposes Only. The Site is not for medical emergencies. Do not use the Site for adverse event reporting. If you are a dentist/physician, follow the regulations required by your country's regulations. This Site may from time to time contain information relating to various medical, health and fitness conditions of people. This is for informational purposes only and is not meant to be a substitute for the advice provided by your own dental professional or other medical professional. You should not use the information contained herein for diagnosing a health problem or disease. You should always consult your own dental and medical advisors.

Reliance on Information Posted. While DENTSPLY International uses reasonable efforts to include accurate and up-to-date information in the Site, the information presented on or throughout the Site is made available solely for general information purposes. DENTSPLY International makes no warranties or representations as to its accuracy, completeness or usefulness of the information. DENTSPLY International assumes no liability or responsibility for any errors or omissions in the content of the Site, including the accuracy, completeness, timeliness, reliability or availability of any information you receive as a result of your use of the Site. DENTSPLY international disclaims all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such materials by you or any other visitor to the Site, or by anyone who may be informed of any of its contents. The Site may include content provided by third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, other than the content provided by DENTSPLY International, are solely the opinions and the responsibility of the person or entity providing those materials. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of DENTSPLY International and it is not responsible, or liable to you or any third party, for the content, accuracy, completeness, timeliness or availability of any materials provided by any third parties.

Information About You and Your Visits to the Site. All information collected by DENTSPLY International on this Site is subject to the Privacy Policy. By using this Site, you consent to all actions taken by DENTSPLY International with respect to your information in compliance with the Privacy Policy.

Disclaimer of Warranties. Your use of and browsing in the Site are at your risk. Neither DENTSPLY International nor any other party involved in creating, producing or delivering the Site is liable for any direct, incidental, consequential, indirect, special or punitive damages arising out of your access to, or use of, the Site. DENTSPLY International neither warrants nor represents that your use of materials displayed on the Site will not infringe rights of third parties not owned by or affiliated with DENTSPLY International. Without limiting the foregoing, everything on the Site and data available to you through the Site is provided to you “AS IS” WITHOUT WARRANTY OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESSED OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. Please note that some jurisdictions may not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, so some of the above exclusions may not apply to you. Check your local laws for any restrictions or limitations regarding the exclusion of implied warranties. DENTSPLY International also assumes no responsibility, and shall not be liable, for any damages to, or viruses that may infect, your computer equipment or other property on account of your access to, use of, or browsing in the Site or your downloading of any materials, data, text, images, video or audio from the Site.

Transmissions to the Site. Any communication or material you transmit to the Site by electronic mail or otherwise, including any data, questions, comments, suggestions, or the like is, and will be treated as, non-confidential and non-proprietary. Anything you transmit or post may be used, copied, modified, adapted, publicly displayed and translated by DENTSPLY International or its affiliates for any purpose whatsoever, without restrictions, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, broadcast and posting under an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free non-exclusive license. Furthermore, DENTSPLY International is free to use any ideas, concepts, know-how, or techniques contained in any communication you send to the Site for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing and marketing products using such information. DENTSPLY International reserves the right, in its absolute discretion, to remove or delete, without notice, any material you may submit for inclusion on this Site. DENTSPLY International also has the right to disclosed your identity to any third party who is claiming that any material posted or uploaded by you to the Site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights or of their right to privacy. We process any information about you in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Intellectual Property Rights. This Site and its entire contents, features and functionality (including, but not limited to, all information, software, text, displays, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof), are owned by DENTSPLY International, its licensors or other providers of such material and are protected by United States and international copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret and other intellectual property or proprietary rights laws. These Terms of Use permit you to use the Site for your personal, non-commercial use only. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, create derivative works of, publicly display, publicly perform, republish, download, store or transmit any of the material on the Site, except as follows: (1) your computer may temporarily store copies of such materials incidental to your accessing an viewing those materials; (2) you may store files that are automatically cached by your web browser for display enhancement purposes; (3) you may print or download copies of a reasonable number of pages of the Site for your own personal, non-commercial use and not for further reproduction, publication or distribution; (4) If desktop, mobile or other applications are provide for download, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device solely for your own personal, non-commercial use, provided you agree to be bound by the end user license agreement for such applications; (5) if social media features are provided with certain content, you may take such actions as are enabled by such features. You must not: (1) modify copies of any materials from the Site; (2) use any illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or any graphics separately from the accompanying text; (3) delete or alter any copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights notices from copies of materials from the Site; (4) access or use for any commercial purposes any part of the Site or any services or materials available through the Site. If you print, copy, modify, download or otherwise use or provide any other person with access to any part of the Site in breach of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Site will cease immediately and you must, at DENTSPLY International’s option, return or destroy any copies of the materials you have made. No right, title or interest in or to the Site or any content on the Site is transferred to you, and all rights not expressly granted are reserved by DENTSPLY International. Any use of the Site not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a breach of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright, trademark and other laws.

Trademarks. The trademarks, logos, product and service marks, designs and slogans (collectively the “Trademarks”) displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered Trademarks of DENTSPLY International and its affiliates or licensors or their respective owners.

The list found here contains Trademarks of DENTSPLY International and those of affiliates of DENTSPLY International, as well as Trademarks used under license by DENTSPLY International or by affiliates of DENTSPLY International (DENTSPLY International fully acknowledges the rights of third parties in such marks).  In order to improve readability, DENTSPLY International does not use ™ or ® in the running text or on pictures and other images on this Site, either for its own Trademarks or for the Trademarks of third parties. By doing so, however, DENTSPLY International does not waive any rights to its Trademarks.

Use of the ® symbol in the Trademark List indicates that a Trademark is registered in the United States in the name of DENTSPLY International or in the name of an affiliate of DENTSPLY International or is a registered Trademark in the United States used by DENTSPLY International under license. Trademarks may also be registered in other countries outside the United States.  The Trademark List constitutes an integral part of these Terms of Use. DENTSPLY International reserves the right to update the Trademark List without notice.

Nothing contained on the Site should be construed as granting, by implication, estoppel or otherwise, any license or right to use any Trademark displayed on the Site without the written permission of the Trademark owner. Your misuse of the Trademarks displayed on the Site, or any other content on the Site, except as provided in these Terms of Use, is strictly prohibited.  DENTSPLY International does not waive any right to any Trademark or to any other intellectual property rights and nothing herein, including the absence of a Trademark on this Site or on the Trademark List, shall be construed to the contrary.

Prohibited Uses. You may use the Site only for lawful purposes and in accordance with these Terms of Use. You agree not to use the Site: (1) in any way that violates any applicable federal, state, local or international law or regulation (including, without limitation, any laws regarding the export of data or software to and from the US or other countries); (2) to impersonate or attempt to impersonate DENTSPLY International, its employees, another use, or any other person or entity (including, without limitation, by using email addresses or screen names associated with any of the foregoing); (3) to engage in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits anyone’s use of the Site, or which may harm DENTSPLY International or users of the Site or expose them to liability; (4) use the Site in any manner that could disable, overburden, damage, or impair the Site or interfere with any other party’s use of the Site; (5) use any robot, spider or other automatic device, process or means to access the Site for any purpose, including monitoring or copying any of the material on the Site; (6) use any manual process to monitor or copy any of the material on the Site or for any other unauthorized purposes without DENTSPLY International’s prior written consent; (7) use any device, software or routine that interferes with the Site or otherwise attempt to interfere with the proper working of the Site; (8) introduce any viruses, trojan horses, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful; (9) attempt to gain unauthorized access to, interfere with, damage or disrupt any parts of the Site, the server on which the Site is stored, or any server, computer or database connected to the Site; or (10) attack the Site via a denial-of-service attach or a distributed denial-of-service attack.

Desktop, mobile or other applications available on this Site may be further subject to United States Export laws, rules and regulations, as amended from time to time. No such desktop, mobile or other applications from this Site may be downloaded or exported (1) into (or to a national or resident of) Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Sudan or any other country to which the United States has embargoed goods; or (2) anyone on the United States Treasury Department's list of Specially Designated Nationals or the U.S. Commerce Department's Table of Deny Orders. By downloading or using any software, you represent and warrant that you are not located in, under the control of, or a national or resident of any such country or on any such list.

Linking to Site and Social Media Features. You may link to the Site, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage DENTSPLY International’s reputation or take advantage of it, but you must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on DENTSPLY International’s part without express written consent. The Site may provide certain social media features that enable you to: (1) link from your own or certain third-party websites to certain content on this Site; (2) send emails or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Site; or (3) cause limited portions of content on this Site to be displayed or appear to be displayed on your own or certain third-party websites. You may use these features solely as they are provided by DENTSPLY International, solely with respect to the content they are displayed with and otherwise in accordance with any additional terms and conditions DENTSPLY International provides with respect to such features. Subject to the foregoing, you must not: (1) establish a link from any website that is not owned by you; (2) cause the Site or portions of it to be displayed, or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on any other site; (3) link to any part of the Site other than the homepage; (4) otherwise take any action with respect to the materials on this Site that is inconsistent with any other provision of these Terms of Use. You agree to cooperate with us in causing any unauthorized framing or linking immediately to cease. DENTSPLY International reserves the right to withdraw linking permission without notice. DENTSPLY International may disable all or any social media features and any links at any time without notice in its discretion.

User Contributions. Although DENTSPLY International may from time to time monitor or review discussions, chats, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards, and the like on the Site, DENTSPLY International is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations, nor for any error, defamation, libel, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, profanity, danger or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on the Site. You are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, threatening, libelous, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, inflammatory, pornographic or profane material or any material that could constitute or encourage conduct that would be considered a criminal offense, give rise to civil liability or otherwise violate any law. DENTSPLY International will fully cooperate with any law enforcement authorities or court order requesting or directing DENTSPLY International to disclose the identity of anyone posting any such information or materials.

Links from the Site. Any links contained on the Site to other sites or resources provided by third parties are provided for your convenience only. DENTSPLY International has no control over the contents of those sites or resources, and accepts no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third party websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use for such websites.

Changes to the Terms of Use. DENTSPLY International may at any time in its sole discretion revise or update these Terms of Use by updating this posting. All changes are effective immediately when they are posted and apply to all access to and use of the Site thereafter. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of revised Terms of Use means that you accept and agree to the changes. You are expected to check this page from time to time so you are aware of any changes, as they are binding on you. DENTSPLY International reserves the right to revoke your access to the Site.

Changes to the Site. DENTSPLY International reserves the right to withdraw or amend the Site, and any service or material it provides on this Site, in its sole discretion and without notice. DENTSPLY International will not be liable if for any reason all or any part of the Site is unavailable at any time or for any period. From time to time, DENTSPLY International may, in its sole discretion, restrict access to some parts of the Site, or the entire Site, to users, including registered users.

Accessing the Site and Account Security. You are responsible for: (a) making all arrangements necessary for you to have access to the Site; and (b) ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your Internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them. To access the Site or some of the resources it offers, you may be asked to provide certain registration details or other information. It is a condition of your use of the Site that all the information you provide on the Site is correct, current and complete. You agree that all information you provide to register with this Site or otherwise, including but not limited to through the use of any interactive features on the Site, is governed by the Privacy Policy, and you consent to all actions we take with respect to your information consistent with the Privacy Policy. If you choose, or are provided with, a user name, password or any other piece of information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential, and you must not disclose it to any other person or entity. You also acknowledge that your account is personal to you and agree not to provide any other person or entity with access to this Site or portions of it using your user name, password or other security information. You agree to notify DENTSPLY International immediately of any unauthorized access to or use of your user name or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to ensure that you exit from your account at the end of each session. You should use particular caution when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others are not able to view or record your password or other personal information. DENTSPLY International reserves the right to disable any user name, password or other identifier, whether chosen by you or provided to you, at any time, in its sole discretion.

Governing Law. All matters relating to the Site and these Terms of Use and any dispute or claim arising therefrom or related thereto (in each case, including non-contractual disputes or claims), shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York without giving effect to any choice or conflict of law provision or rule (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction). Any legal suit, action or proceeding arising out of, or related to, these Terms of Use or the Site shall be instituted exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or the courts of the State of New York. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and to venue in such courts.

Waiver and Severability. No waiver by DENTSPLY International of any term or condition set forth in these Terms of Use shall be deemed a further or continuing waiver of such term or condition or a waiver of any other term or condition, and any failure of DENTSPLY International to assert a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held by a court or other tribunal of competent jurisdiction to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason, such provision shall be eliminated or limited to the minimum extent such that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue in full force and effect.

Entire Agreement. These Terms of Use, the Privacy Policy constitute the sole and entire agreement between you and DENTSPLY International with respect to the Site and supersede all prior and contemporaneous understandings, agreements, representations and warranties, both written and oral, with respect to the Site.