Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

The World Federation of Orthodontists (WFO) respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its Web site. To protect your online privacy, the WFO has the following policies.

What Information Does the WFO Collect?

Most data the WFO collects are used primarily to help the WFO to better serve its members.

General Users: The WFO does not collect any personal information from users, who are not subscribers, browsing its Website. Only aggregate data — such as the number of views per page — are collected. Aggregate data is used only for internal and marketing purposes and does not provide any personally identifying information.

WFO Members and education site subscribers: To gain access to the resources and personalization features on the WFO continuing education Web site, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. These data are submitted voluntarily. Members wanting access to the continuing educationwebsite are asked to provide their name, member number and e-mail address. Similar information may be submitted to the WFO through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders, and subscriptions. The WFO only uses this information to enhance its products and those it endorses or approves and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

How Does the WFO Use Data Collected?

The WFO uses information voluntarily submitted by members and subscribers in the following ways:

WFO Member Services and Products. Generally, the WFO use data collected to improve their own Web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop, endorse or approve new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties. The WFO does not disclose this information to any third party services.

Consent to Use Personal Information.  For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) of 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), the WFO or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the User when registering for this Website. Users supply consent at the time of application for membership in the WFO.

Credit Card Account Information. The WFO does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, the WFO submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does the WFO Use “Cookies”?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a Web server that can be stored on a User’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). The WFO uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about Users over the Internet or to analyze any information that Users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a user registers, the system will ask whether the user approves of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a “persistent” cookie and rather accept only a “per-session” cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the Web site. Registration enables the site to better determine members’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise with Links to Other Sites?

This Web site contains links to other Web sites. The WFO has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means of Redress Are Available?

If any User suspects that the WFO has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy statement, please contact us by e-mailing or by calling 1-800-222-9969.