Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. and Dental CE Academy, Inc. Terms and Conditions
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Terms and Conditions of Use
Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. and its associates provide their services to you subject to the following conditions. Please read them carefully.
Email Messages and E-Newsletters
As part of the terms and conditions of creating your free Virtual Dental Expo account on this web site and utilizing Virtual Dental Expo as a free source of continuing education and CE credits throughout Virtual Dental Expo and Dental CE Academy (all Virtual Dental Expo affiliate sites), you agree to opt in to receive email messages and newsletters from Viva Learning or Viva Learning affiliates.
When you visit Virtual Dental Expo or send e-mails to us, you are communicating with us electronically. You consent to receive communications from us electronically. We will communicate with you by e-mail or by posting notices on this site. You agree that all agreements, notices, disclosures and other communications that we provide to you electronically satisfy any legal requirement that such communications be in writing.
What are your mobile terms?
When you provide us with your mobile phone number, you agree that our organization may send you text messages (including SMS and MMS) to that phone number. Our organization may send you up to 6 messages per month. You will receive a confirmation text message, and you may need to reply as instructed to complete registration. Message and data rates apply. Reply STOP to cancel, HELP for help. You agree to receive a final text message confirming your opt-out. You may opt-out at any time by texting the word STOP to shortcode 31996. For help, send a text message with the keyword HELP to shortcode 31996. Texts may be sent through an automatic telephone dialing system. Consent is not required to purchase our goods or services. You agree to notify us of any changes to your mobile number and update your account us to reflect this change. Your carrier may prohibit or restrict certain mobile features and certain mobile features may be incompatible with your carrier or mobile device. Contact your carrier with questions regarding these issues.
How do I sign up for these text messages?
All you have to do is text "expo" to 31996. (Up to 6 messages a month, message and data rates may apply, and you can always text HELP for help & STOP to cancel.) When you opt-in to the service, we will send you an SMS message to confirm your signup.
If at any time you forget what keywords are supported, just text HELP to 31996. After you send the SMS message HELP to us, we will respond with instructions on how to use our service as well as how to unsubscribe.
How do I opt out of these text messages?
You can cancel the SMS service at any time. Just text STOP to 31996. After you send the SMS message STOP to us, we will send you an SMS message to confirm that you have been unsubscribed. After this, you will no longer receive SMS messages from us. If you want to join again, just sign up as you did the first time and we will start sending SMS messages to you again.
Will I be charged for the text messages I receive?
Our organization will never charge you for the text messages you receive however standard message and data rates may apply for any messages sent to you from us and to us from you. You will receive up to 6 messages per month. If you have any questions about your text plan or data plan, it is best to contact your wireless provider. For all questions about the services provided through the number 31996, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Supported wireless carriers
We are able to deliver messages to the following mobile phone carriers: Major carriers: AT&T, Verizon Wireless, Sprint, T-Mobile, MetroPCS, U.S. Cellular, Alltel, Boost Mobile, Nextel, and Virgin Mobile. Minor carriers: Alaska Communications Systems (ACS), Appalachian Wireless (EKN), Bluegrass Cellular, Cellular One of East Central IL (ECIT), Cellular One of Northeast Pennsylvania, Cincinnati Bell Wireless, Cricket, Coral Wireless (Mobi PCS), COX, Cross, Element Mobile (Flat Wireless), Epic Touch (Elkhart Telephone), GCI, Golden State, Hawkeye (Chat Mobility), Hawkeye (NW Missouri), Illinois Valley Cellular, Inland Cellular, iWireless (Iowa Wireless), Keystone Wireless (Immix Wireless/PC Man), Mosaic (Consolidated or CTC Telecom), Nex-Tech Wireless, NTelos, Panhandle Communications, Pioneer, Plateau (Texas RSA 3 Ltd), Revol, RINA, Simmetry (TMP Corporation), Thumb Cellular, Union Wireless, United Wireless, Viaero Wireless, and West Central (WCC or 5 Star Wireless).
Bell (including NorthernTel, Solo Mobile, and Telebec), Fido, MTS, Rogers, SaskTel, Telus (including Koodo Mobile and Public Mobile), Videotron, Virgin Mobile, and Wind.
***This service and the carriers are not liable for delayed or undelivered messages***
Our organization is dedicated to protecting your privacy and work hard to ensure our website, and services are both safe and secure for our visitors, clients, and subscribers.
Protection of Information
Any information communicated to our organization for text messaging and or storage will remain in the ownership of the user, which will be stored securely in accordance with our security policy and the law. Our organization will take the necessary steps to secure your personal information with safeguards appropriate to the sensitivity of the information. Our organization will, at no time, rent or redistribute this information without your consent, except where legally required to do so.
Subscribing and Unsubscribing
It is policy, that just as a user must opt in to a text marketing list, they have the right to opt out of a particular text marketing list as well. When a user opts out of a text marketing list, they will no longer receive any texts unless they, themselves, re-subscribe.
Limits On Our Abilities
THIRD PARTY MATERIAL
The Site hosts information and courses provided by third-party vendors and other third party content suppliers (both hereinafter "Content Suppliers"). You acknowledge that Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. is not responsible or liable for any such third party content or for the availability of, or the materials located on or through, any external sites linked to on the Virtual Dental Expo site or hosted by the Virtual Dental Expo site.
All content included on this site, such as text, graphics, logos, button icons, images, audio clips, digital downloads, data compilations, and software, is the property of Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. or its Content Suppliers and protected by international copyright laws. The Content Suppliers may own and are responsible for any material they post to the site or link to on the site or any material they provide to Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. to post or link to the site. Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. does not claim ownership of the content posted to the Site by Content Suppliers or take any responsibility for such content. The compilation of all content on this site is the exclusive property of Virtual Dental Expo, Inc., with copyright authorship for this collection by Virtual Dental Expo, Inc., and protected by international copyright laws.
The Digital Millennium Copyright Act of 1998 (the "DMCA") provides recourse for copyright owners who believe that material appearing on the Internet infringes their rights under U.S. copyright law. If you believe in good faith that materials hosted by Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. infringe your copyright, you (or your agent) may send us a notice requesting that the material be removed, or access to it blocked. The notice must include the following information as required by 17 USC. § 512(c)(3)(A): (a) a physical or electronic signature of a person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed; (b) identification of the copyrighted work claimed to have been infringed (or if multiple copyrighted works located on the site are covered by a single notification, a representative list of such works); (c) identification of the material that is claimed to be infringing or the subject of infringing activity, and information reasonably sufficient to allow Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. to locate the material on the site; (d) the name, address, telephone number, and email address (if available) of the complaining party; (e) a statement that the complaining party has a good faith belief that use of the material in the manner complained of is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and (f) a statement that the information in the notification is accurate, and under penalty of perjury, that the complaining party is authorized to act on behalf of the owner of an exclusive right that is allegedly infringed. If you believe in good faith that a notice of copyright infringement has been wrongly filed against you, the DMCA permits you to send Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. a counter-notice. Notices and counter-notices must meet the then-current statutory requirements imposed by the DMCA; see for details. Notices and counter-notices with respect to the Site should be sent in writing to VDX Copyright Notice, 1846 E. Innovation Park Drive, Suite 100 Oro Valley, Arizona, 85755 USA (info at virtualdentalexpo.com) . We suggest that you consult your legal advisor before filing a notice or counter-notice. Also, be aware that there are penalties for false claims under the DMCA.
Provision of the Communication Decency Act
Virtual Dental Expo facilitates the upload of third party content and hosts such content on its website and its affiliate sites including www.dentalceacademy.com. Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. is protected under Section 230 of the Communications Decency Act. Section 230 states that "No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider" (47 U.S.C. § 230). In other words, online intermediaries, such as Virtual Dental Expo, Inc., that host or republish the third party speech of others do not have the liability for such material and do not have the liability of the author of such material and are protected against a range of laws that might otherwise be used to hold them legally responsible for what others say and do. The protected intermediaries include not only regular Internet Service Providers (ISPs), but also a range of "interactive computer service providers," including basically any online service that allows third parties to have material posted to its site. Other than copyright infringement, if you feel that any third party material hosted on the Virtual Dental Expo site violates your rights, Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. does not promise to remove such material but may consider the removal upon request. Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. shall be the sole determinant of what constitutes material that may infringe upon third party rights in this regard.
Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. trademarks and trade dress may not be used in connection with any product or service that is not Virtual Dental Expo Inc.'s , in any manner that is likely to cause confusion among customers, or in any manner that disparages or discredits Virtual Dental Expo, Inc.. All other trademarks not owned by Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. or its subsidiaries that appear on this site are the property of their respective owners, who may or may not be affiliated with, connected to, or sponsored by Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. or its subsidiaries. If you feel a third party hosted on the Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. site has violated your Trademark, please contact Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. with a full description of the violation and proof of your ownership of the trademark at issue.
Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. and its subsidiary, Dental CE Academy, Inc. plus affiliates currently offer free continuing education and users can conveniently use one username and password as members to access all Virtual Dental Expo websites. This does not guarantee that all content is free and Virtual Dental Expo and its associates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel memberships in their sole discretion.
LICENSE AND SITE ACCESS
Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. grants you a limited license to access and make personal use of this site and not to download (other than page caching) or modify it, or any portion of it, except with express written consent of Virtual Dental Expo, Inc.. This license does not include any resale or commercial use of this site or its contents: any collection and use of any product listings, descriptions, or prices: any derivative use of this site or its contents: any downloading or copying of account information for the benefit of another merchant: or any use of data mining, robots, or similar data gathering and extraction tools. This site or any portion of this site may not be reproduced, duplicated, copied, sold, resold, visited, or otherwise exploited for any commercial purpose without express written consent of Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. You may not frame or utilize framing techniques to enclose any trademark, logo, or other proprietary information (including images, text, page layout, or form) of Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. and our associates without express written consent. You may not use any meta tags or any other "hidden text" utilizing Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. name or trademarks without the express written consent of Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. Any unauthorized use terminates the permission or license granted by Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. You are granted a limited, revocable, and nonexclusive right to create a hyperlink to the home page of Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. so long as the link does not portray Virtual Dental Expo, Inc., its associates, or their products or services in a false, misleading, derogatory, or otherwise offensive matter. You may not use any Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. logo or other proprietary graphic or trademark as part of the link without express written permission.
If you use this site, you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your account and password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur under your account or password. Virtual Dental Expo and its associates reserve the right to refuse service, terminate accounts, remove or edit content, or cancel orders in their sole discretion.
REVIEWS, COMMENTS, EMAILS, AND OTHER CONTENT
Visitors may post reviews, comments, and other content: and submit suggestions, ideas, comments, questions, or other information, so long as the content is not illegal, obscene, threatening, defamatory, invasive of privacy, infringing of intellectual property rights, or otherwise injurious to third parties or objectionable and does not consist of or contain software viruses, political campaigning, commercial solicitation, chain letters, mass mailings, or any form of "spam." You may not use a false e-mail address, impersonate any person or entity, or otherwise mislead as to the origin of a card or other content. Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. reserves the right (but not the obligation) to remove or edit such content, but does not regularly review posted content. If you do post content or submit material, and unless we indicate otherwise, you grant Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. and its associates a nonexclusive, royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable, and fully sublicensable right to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display such content throughout the world in any media. You grant Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. and its associates and sublicensees the right to use the name that you submit in connection with such content, if they choose. You represent and warrant that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to the content that you post: that the content is accurate: that use of the content you supply does not violate this policy and will not cause injury to any person or entity: and that you will indemnify Virtual Dental Expo, Inc.or its associates for all claims resulting from content you supply. Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. has the right but not the obligation to monitor and edit or remove any activity or content. Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. takes no responsibility and assumes no liability for any content posted by you or any third party.
RISK OF ADVERSE EVENTS
Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. sites, including all Virtual Dental Expo sites and subsidiaries including Dental CE Academy, offer content that include opinions, techniques, recommendations, etc. from a variety of writers and speakers that are not necessarily endorsed by Virtual Dental Expo, Inc., its associates and sponsored Virtual Dental Expo affiliates. Viewers are responsible for verifying the validity, accuracy and relevance of all content before implementing any techniques, products or recommendations into their clinical setting. Viewers understand that Virtual Dental Expo, Inc., its associates, writers, speakers and sponsored VDX affiliates are not in any way responsible or liable for such third party content and any adverse events that may occur (i.e., in a clinical setting or anywhere) based on any third party information hosted by Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. sites, including all Virtual Dental Expo, Inc.affiliate sites. In this regard, please see the reference to CDA Section 230 above. In addition, Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. disclaims any and all responsibility or liability for the accuracy, content, completeness, legality, reliability, operability or availability of information or material displayed in or linked or otherwise made available on the Site (including that posted by Content Suppliers).
Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. and its associates attempt to be as accurate as possible. However, Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. does not warrant that product descriptions or other content of this site is accurate, complete, reliable, current, or error-free. If a product offered by Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. affiliate, itself is not as described, your sole remedy is to return it to the vendor in unused condition.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY THIS SITE IS PROVIDED BY VIRTUAL DENTAL EXPO, INC. ON AN "AS IS" AND "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. VIRTUAL DENTAL EXPO, INC. MAKES NO REPRESENTATIONS OR WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, AS TO THE OPERATION OF THIS SITE OR THE INFORMATION, CONTENT, MATERIALS, OR PRODUCTS INCLUDED ON THIS SITE. YOU EXPRESSLY AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. TO THE FULL EXTENT PERMISSIBLE BY APPLICABLE LAW, VIRTUAL DENTAL EXPO, INC. DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES, EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY AND FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. VIRTUAL DENTAL EXPO, INC. DOES NOT WARRANT THAT THIS SITE, ITS SERVERS, OR E-MAIL SENT FROM VIVA LEARNING LLC ARE FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. VIRTUAL DENTAL EXPO, INC. WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS SITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. CERTAIN STATE LAWS DO NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON IMPLIED WARRANTIES OR THE EXCLUSION OR LIMITATION OF CERTAIN DAMAGES. IF THESE LAWS APPLY TO YOU, SOME OR ALL OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS, EXCLUSIONS, OR LIMITATIONS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU, AND YOU MIGHT HAVE ADDITIONAL RIGHTS.
By visiting Virtual Dental Expo, Inc., you agree that the laws of the state of Arizona, without regard to principles of conflict of laws, will govern these Conditions of Use and any dispute of any sort that might arise between you and Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. or its associates.
Any dispute relating in any way to your visit to Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. or to products and/or services you purchase through Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. shall be submitted to confidential arbitration in Phoenix, Arizona, except that, to the extent you have in any manner violated or threatened to violate Virtual Dental Expo's intellectual property rights, Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. may seek injunctive or other appropriate relief in any state or federal court in the state of Arizona, USA, and you consent to exclusive jurisdiction and venue in such courts. Arbitration under this agreement shall be conducted under the rules then prevailing of the American Arbitration Association. The arbitrators award shall be binding and may be entered as a judgment in any court of competent jurisdiction. To the fullest extent permitted by applicable law, no arbitration under this Agreement shall be joined to an arbitration involving any other party subject to this Agreement, whether through class arbitration proceedings or otherwise.
SITE POLICIES, MODIFICATION, AND SEVERABILITY
Please review our other policies, such as our Shipping and Returns policy, posted on this site. These policies also govern your visit to Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. We reserve the right to make changes to our site, policies, and these Conditions of Use at any time. If any of these conditions shall be deemed invalid, void, or for any reason unenforceable, that condition shall be deemed severable and shall not affect the validity and enforceability of any remaining condition.
Physician Payment Sunshine Act:
In accordance with the Physician Payment Sunshine Act (“Sunshine Act”), which became effective August 1, 2013, Virtual Dental Expo, Inc. will compile a list of those doctors, for each calendar year, that earn Continuing Education credits valued at $100 or more, based on each Continuing Education Unit valued at $30.00. The list will be sent to the appropriate Continuing Education sponsors to facilitate their Sunshine Act reporting obligations.