Privacy Statement


This Web site is the official online publication of the Ontario Dental Association.

The Ontario Dental Association (Web site) is the voluntary, not-for-profit professional association that represents the dentists of Ontario, supports members in the provision of exemplary oral health services, and promotes the attainment of optimal health for the people of Ontario. It must collect and retain certain personal information in order to provide services to you. Protecting your privacy is important to us. Accordingly, we have established a Privacy Policy, as well as Confidentiality Standards for our employees, to ensure that your personal information is protected by appropriate security safeguards.

Why We Require Personal Information
We also collect personal information that you choose to share with us in the registration and interactive portions of this Web site. This information may include personal information, e-mail addresses and your answers to questions. This information is only collected with your permission. We collect this information, should you decide to provide it to us, to provide you with the services and information being offered in accordance with ODA's main Privacy Policy.

E-mail Communications, Newsletters And Related Services
We may occasionally send you informational e-mails or surveys. These e-mails may include links to this Web site or to the Web sites of other organizations. To enable this Web site to tailor our communications to your interests, we may track the Web links that you click on. This tracked information will only be used to analyze your interest in our communications, and in keeping with Web site's main Privacy Policy, will not be shared with any other organizations. Alternatively, if you wish to remain anonymous, you can access the Web pages referenced in those e-mails and your visit will not be tracked. To stop receiving e-mail communications, e-mail your request to unsubscribe from Web site's electronic news service to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Protecting Your Personal Information
We will provide specific notice before collecting any of your personal information (details that can identify you as an individual, such as your name and address). We will explain what information is being collected and how it will be used. You have the right to decline to have this information collected or transferred for marketing purposes. We collect no personal information about you unless you choose to provide that information to us. We do not use techniques that collect personal information about you without your knowledge. Any personally identifiable data about our customers or Web site visitors is stored securely.

How We Use Non-Personal Information
ODA's Web site operating system may automatically record some general information about your visit, such as:

Some areas of our site may allow you to conduct e-commerce transactions. In connection with these transactions, we securely collect data necessary to complete the transaction and that is furnished by you.
We may disclose this non-personal information to a third party in order to facilitate the transaction or to other third parties such as sponsors, clients or advertisers and/or use it for auditing purposes under contractual privacy obligations to Web site. This tracking system does not record personal information about individuals or link this information to any personal data collected.

We may use "cookies" that identify you as a return visitor. A cookie is a piece of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store the cookie on your hard drive. These cookies automatically identify your browser to our server whenever you interact with the Web site. So, when you come back to visit us again, we can tailor information to suit your individual preferences. The goal is to save you time and provide you with a more meaningful visit and to measure Web site activity. Cookies do not contain any personally identifying information. Most browsers automatically accept these cookies, however browsers such as Netscape allow you to disable cookie collection if you wish, or inform you when a cookie is being stored on your hard drive.

We use general traffic, site usage, and length of stay information in reports to advertisers and firms with which we have a business relationship. This sort of information is shared only on an aggregated basis and does not personally identify you.

We do not permit registration by, nor collect personally identifiable information from any person we know to be under the age of 18.

The ODA will be pleased to inform you of the existence, any use, and disclosure of personally identifying information, and provide you with access to that Personal Information, within 30 (thirty) days of a receipt of a written request directed by fax or mail to Web site, Chief Privacy Officer. To request a change or delete information that has previously been provided by you to us, write to Web site, Chief Privacy Officer with the details of your request. Contact information is at the end of this statement.

When You Leave This Site
This policy discloses the privacy practices for our Web site. However, our site contains links to other sites, including sites that may indicate a special relationship with us. Once you link to another site, you are subject to the privacy and security policies of the new site. We encourage you to read the privacy policies of all Web sites you visit, especially if you share any personal information.

If the Web site decides to change this Privacy Policies revisions will be posted on our Web site. You agree to review the Privacy Policies each time you use the Web site so that you are aware of any modifications made to these policies. By accessing or using the Web site, you agree to be bound by all of the terms and conditions of the Terms of Use as posted on the Web site at the time of your access or use, including the Privacy Policies then in effect.

For more information, please contact:
Ingrid McDonald
Chief Privacy Officer
Ontario Dental Association
4 New Street
Toronto, ON
M5R 1P6
Tel: (416) 922-3900