TERMS AND CONDITIONS OF USE

  1. Acceptance of Terms of Use. The services that DDSmentoring provides to you are subject to the following Terms of Use ("TOU"). DDSmentoring reserves the right to update the TOU at any time without notice to you. The most current version of the TOU can be reviewed by clicking on the "Terms of Use" hypertext link located at the bottom of our Web pages. By using this site, you agree to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use. Please review these terms and conditions carefully. Should you object to any term or condition of the TOU, any guidelines, or any subsequent modifications thereto or become dissatisfied with DDSmentoring in any way, please immediately discontinue use of DDSmentoring. PLEASE REVIEW THESE TERMS AND CONDITIONS CAREFULLY. SHOULD YOU OBJECT TO ANY TERM OR CONDITION OF THE TOU, ANY GUIDELINES, OR ANY SUBSEQUENT MODIFICATIONS THERETO OR BECOME DISSATISFIED WITH DDSMENTORING IN ANY WAY, YOU SHOULD IMMEDIATELY DISCONTINUE USE OF DDSMENTORING.
  2. Description of Services. DDSmentoring provides you with access to communication and/or discussion forums with other dental professionals ("Services"). The Services, including any updates, enhancements, new features, and/or the addition of any new Web properties, are subject to the TOU. The information contained on the site is made available with the express understanding that neither DDSmentoring, nor the Site itself, nor users of the Site are dispensing medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment to any dental patients. The content of this website is provided for general informational purposes only.
  3. Privacy. Your visit to our site is also governed by our Privacy Policy. Please review our Privacy Policy at: www.DDSmentoring.com.
  4. Personal and Non-commercial Use. Unless otherwise specified, the Services are for your personal and non-commercial use. You may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, create derivative works from, transfer, or sell any information, software, products or services obtained from the Services.
  5. Third Party Content. This Site and Content available through the Service may contain features and functionalities that may link you or provide you with access to third party content which is completely independent of DDSmentoring, including web sites, directories, servers, networks, systems, information and databases, applications, software, programs, products or services, and the Internet as a whole.

    Your interactions with organizations and/or individuals found on or through the Service, including comments, advice, communications, and any other terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such dealings, are solely between you and such organizations and/or individuals. DDSmentoring does not verify information provided by users or run background checks on users, and is not liable for any misinformation that is posted on the site. You should make whatever investigation you feel necessary or appropriate before proceeding with any online or offline transaction with any of these third parties. You should not provide any personal information to any third party individuals on the communication and/or discussion forums. You acknowledge that the communication and/or discussion forums and features offered therein are for public and not private communications, and you have no expectation of privacy with regard to any submission or posting on a public forum.

    You agree that DDSmentoring shall not be responsible or liable for any loss or damage of any sort incurred as the result of any such dealings. If there is a dispute between participants on this site, or between users and any third party, you understand and agree that DDSmentoring is under no obligation to become involved. In the event that you have a dispute with one or more other users, you hereby release DDSmentoring, its officers, employees, agents and successors in rights from claims, demands and damages (actual and consequential) of every kind or nature, known or unknown, suspected and unsuspected, disclosed and undisclosed, arising out of or in any way related to such disputes and / or our service. If you are a California resident, you waive California Civil Code Section 1542, which says: "A GENERAL RELEASE DOES NOT EXTEND TO CLAIMS WHICH THE CREDITOR DOES NOT KNOW OR SUSPECT TO EXIST IN HIS FAVOR AT THE TIME OF EXECUTING THE RELEASE, WHICH, IF KNOWN BY HIM MUST HAVE MATERIALLY AFFECTED HIS SETTLEMENT WITH THE DEBTOR."
  6. Ownership. All content included on this site is and shall continue to be the property of DDSmentoring or its content suppliers and is protected under applicable copyright, patent, trademark, and other proprietary rights. Any copying, redistribution, use or publication by you of any such content or any part of the Site is prohibited, except as expressly permitted in this Agreement. Under no circumstances will you acquire any ownership rights or other interest in any content by or through your use of this site.
  7. Use of Services. The Services may contain e-mail services, bulletin board services, chat areas, private messaging, news groups, forums, communities, personal web pages, calendars, file cabinets and/or other message or communication facilities designed to enable you to communicate with others (each a "Communication Service" and collectively "Communication Services"). You agree to use the Communication Services only to post, send and receive messages and material that are proper and, when applicable, related to the particular Communication Service. By way of example, and not as a limitation, you agree that when using the Communication Services, you will not:

    1. Provide your confidential information or confidential information of your patients to any third party individuals on DDSmentoring.com’s communication and/or discussion forums.
    2. Use the Communication Services in connection with surveys, contests, pyramid schemes, chain letters, junk email, spamming or any duplicative or unsolicited messages (commercial or otherwise).
    3. Defame, abuse, harass, stalk, threaten or otherwise violate the legal rights (such as rights of privacy and publicity) of others.
    4. Publish, post, upload, distribute or disseminate any inappropriate, profane, defamatory, obscene, indecent or unlawful topic, name, material or information.
    5. Upload, or otherwise make available, files that contain images, photographs, software or other material protected by intellectual property laws, including, by way of example, and not as limitation, copyright or trademark laws (or by rights of privacy or publicity) unless you own or control the rights thereto or have received all necessary consent to do the same.
    6. Use any material or information, including images or photographs, which are made available through the Services in any manner that infringes any copyright, trademark, patent, trade secret, or other proprietary right of any party.
    7. Upload files that contain viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time bombs, cancelbots, corrupted files, or any other similar software or programs that may damage the operation of another's computer or property of another.
    8. Advertise or offer to sell or buy any goods or services for any business purpose, unless such Communication Services specifically allows such messages.
    9. Download any file posted by another user of a Communication Service that you know, or reasonably should know, cannot be legally reproduced, displayed, performed, and/or distributed in such manner.
    10. Falsify or delete any copyright management information, such as author attributions, legal or other proper notices or proprietary designations or labels of the origin or source of software or other material contained in a file that is uploaded.
    11. Restrict or inhibit any other user from using and enjoying the Communication Services.
    12. Violate any code of conduct or other guidelines which may be applicable for any particular Communication Service.
    13. Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including e-mail addresses.
    14. Violate any applicable laws or regulations.
    15. Create a false identity for the purpose of misleading others.
    16. Use, download or otherwise copy, or provide (whether or not for a fee) to a person or entity any directory of users of the Services or other user or usage information or any portion thereof.
    17. Engage in any conduct in violation the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”).
    18. Provide any professional advice including but not limited to tax, legal, and medical matters.


    DDSmentoring has no obligation to monitor the Communication Services. However, DDSmentoring reserves the right to review materials posted to the Communication Services and to remove any materials in its sole discretion. DDSmentoring reserves the right to terminate your access to any or all of the Communication Services at any time, without notice, for any reason whatsoever.

    DDSmentoring reserves the right at all times to disclose any information as DDSmentoring deems necessary to satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request, or to edit, refuse to post or to remove any information or materials, in whole or in part, in DDSmentoring's sole discretion.

    Always use caution when giving out any personally identifiable information about yourself in any Communication Services. DDSmentoring does not control or endorse the content, messages or information found in any Communication Services and, therefore, DDSmentoring specifically disclaims any liability with regard to the Communication Services and any actions resulting from your participation in any Communication Services. Managers and hosts are not authorized DDSmentoring spokespersons, and their views do not necessarily reflect those of DDSmentoring. DDSmentoring maintains policy of anonymity for its users. Materials uploaded to the Communication Services may be subject to posted limitations on usage, reproduction and/or dissemination; you are responsible for adhering to such limitations if you download the materials.
  8. Material Provided or Posted on DDSmentoring. DDSmentoring does not claim ownership of the materials you provide to DDSmentoring (including feedback and suggestions) or post, upload, input or submit to any Services or its associated services for review by the general public, or by the members of any public or private community, (each a "Submission" and collectively "Submissions"). However, by posting, uploading, inputting, providing or submitting ("Posting") your Submission you are granting DDSmentoring, its affiliated companies and necessary sublicensees permission to use your Submission in connection with the operation of their Internet businesses, including, without limitation, the license rights to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat your Submission; and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of your Submission, as provided herein. DDSmentoring is under no obligation to post or use any Submission you may provide and DDSmentoring may remove any Submission at any time in its sole discretion.

    By posting a submission you warrant and represent that you own or otherwise control all of the rights to your Submission as described in these Terms of Use including, without limitation, all the rights necessary for you to provide, post, upload, input or submit the Submissions.
    Posting a Submission that contain images, photographs, pictures, videos or that are otherwise graphical in whole or in part ("Images"), User warrants and represents that (i) User is the copyright owner of such Images, or that the copyright owner of such Images has granted you permission to use such Images or any content and/or images contained in such Images consistent with the manner and purpose of User’s use and as otherwise permitted by Provider’s Terms of Use and the Services, (ii) User has the rights necessary to grant the licenses and sublicenses, (iii) that each person depicted in such Images, if any, has provided consent to the use of the Images, including, by way of example, and not as a limitation, the distribution, public display and reproduction of such Images, and (iv) User’s posting of any content and/or images is not in violation HIPAA. By Posting Images, User is granting Provider’s permission to use User’s Images in connection with the use, as permitted by Provider’s Terms of Use, of any of the Services, and including, without limitation, a non-exclusive, world-wide, royalty-free license to: copy, distribute, transmit, publicly display, publicly perform, reproduce, edit, translate and reformat User’s Images without having User’s name attached to such Images, and the right to sublicense such rights to any supplier of the Services. The licenses granted in the preceding sentences for Images will terminate at the time User completely removes such Images from the Services, provided that, such termination shall not affect any licenses granted in connection with such Images prior to the time User completely remove such Images. No compensation will be paid with respect to the use of User’s Images.
  9. Intended Audience. This website is intended for individuals over the age of 18.
  10. Trademarks. DDSmentoring and others are either trademarks or registered trademarks of DDSmentoring. Other product and company names mentioned on this Site may be trademarks of their respective owners.
  11. Compliance with Laws. You agree to comply with all applicable laws regarding your use of the website. You further agreed that information provided by you is truthful and accurate to the best of your knowledge.
  12. Indemnification. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold DDSmentoring and our partners, employees, and affiliates, harmless from any liability, loss, claim and expense, including reasonable attorney's fees, related to your violation of this Agreement or use of the Site.
  13. Disclaimer.
    THE INFORMATION ON THIS SITE IS PROVIDED ON AN "AS IS," "AS AVAILABLE" BASIS. YOU AGREE THAT USE OF THIS SITE IS AT YOUR SOLE RISK. DDSMENTORING DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO ANY EXPRESS WARRANTIES, STATUTORY WARRANTIES, AND ANY IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF: MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT. TO THE EXTENT YOUR JURISDICTION DOES NOT ALLOW LIMITATIONS ON WARRANTIES, THIS LIMITATION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. YOUR SOLE AND EXCLUSIVE REMEDY RELATING TO YOUR USE OF THE SITE SHALL BE TO DISCONTINUE USING THE SITE.
  14. Limitation of Liability.
    UNDER NO CIRCUMSTANCES WILL DDSMENTORING BE LIABLE OR RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL (INCLUDING DAMAGES FROM LOSS OF BUSINESS, LOST PROFITS, LITIGATION, OR THE LIKE), SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY, PUNITIVE, OR OTHER DAMAGES, UNDER ANY LEGAL THEORY, ARISING OUT OF OR IN ANY WAY RELATING TO THE SITE, YOUR SITE USE, OR THE CONTENT, EVEN IF ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES. YOU UNDERSTAND AND ACKNOWLEDGE THAT THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THE SITE IS FOR GENERAL INFORMATIONAL PURPOSES ONLY AND IT IN NO WAY CREATES ANY DOCTOR PATIENT RELATIONSHIP.

    You may have additional rights under certain laws (including consumer laws) which do not allow the exclusion of implied warranties, or the exclusion or limitation of certain damages. If these laws apply to you, the exclusions or limitations in this Agreement that directly conflict with such laws may not apply to you.
  15. Use of Information. DDSmentoring reserves the right, and you authorize us, to use and assign all information regarding site uses by you and all information provided by you in any manner consistent with our Privacy Policy.
  16. Copyrights and Copyright Agent. If you believe your work has been copied in a way that constitutes copyright infringement, please provide a notice containing all of the following information to DDSmentoring:
    1. An electronic or physical signature of the person authorized to act on behalf of the owner of the copyright interest;
    2. A description of the copyrighted work that you claim has been infringed;
    3. A description of where the material that you claim is infringing is located on the Site;
    4. Your address, telephone number, and e-mail address;
    5. AA statement by you that you have a good faith belief that the disputed use is not authorized by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law; and
    6. A statement by you, made under penalty of perjury, that the above information in your notice is accurate and that you are the copyright owner or authorized to act on the copyright owner's behalf.
    By Mail: Legal Department DDSmentoring.com 411 North Central Ave., Suite 225 Glendale, CA 91203 By e-mail: online@ddsmentoring.com
  17. Applicable Law. You agree that the laws of the state of California, without regard to conflicts of laws provisions will govern these Terms and Condition of Use and any dispute that may arise between you and DDSmentoring or its affiliates. Any action or proceeding related to or arising out of any dispute between you and DDSmentoring or its affiliates shall be brought and maintained exclusively in a Court of competent jurisdiction in Los Angeles County, California.
  18. Severability. If any provision of this Agreement shall be adjudged by any court of competent jurisdiction to be unenforceable or invalid, that provision shall be limited or eliminated to the minimum extent necessary so that this Agreement will otherwise remain in full force and effect.
  19. Termination. DDSmentoring may terminate this Agreement at any time, with or without notice, for any reason.