We (the founders) created DentalLnx, a dental industry network for all dental professionals. We would love for you to use it and help us evolve this document in the direction that best supports and protects all dental professionals and its community. The DentalLnx basic service is free. We also offer paid services for advanced features and other commercial services.
This page communicates the terms by which you may use DentalLnx. By accessing the website at http://www.dentallnx.com, you are agreeing to be bound by these terms of service, all applicable laws and regulations, and agree that you are responsible for compliance with any applicable local laws. If you do not agree with any of these terms, you are prohibited from using or accessing this site. The materials contained in this website are protected by applicable copyright, trademark law, and patent law.
DentalLnx is a site produced and operated by DentalLnx, Inc. We are a corporation, registered in the state of Virginia.
HIPPA Compliant Considerations
We are currently not HIPPA Compliant, so in the mean time it is best to use the DentalLnx network as other commonly used social media. It is probably best to become familar with basics of how HIPPA affects you the user.
The first rule of using social media in healthcare is to never disclose protected health information on social media channels. The second rule is to never disclose protected health information on social media. (see the definition of protected health information for further information).
Common Social Media HIPAA Violations
Posting of images and videos of patients without written consent
Posting of gossip about patients
Posting of any information that could allow an individual to be identified
Sharing of photographs or images taken inside a healthcare facility in which patients or PHI are visible
Sharing of photos, videos, or text on social media platforms within a private group
You are resposible for what you post and for staying compliant.
Accessability to DentalLnx
DentalLnx is accessible on a temporary basis and we reserve the right to withdraw access to our site or to amend our site without notice. We will not be liable if our site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
We provide access to the DentalLnx website only to users who have registered with us.
Since a password is required to login you must treat that password as confidential and you must not disclose it to any third party. We have the right to disable any password or account for any reason and at any time.
When using DentalLnx, you must comply with the provisions of our user policy below.
You may not allow anyone else to use your account for our site.
Suspension and termination
immediate withdrawal (whether temporary or permanent) of your right to use our site;
issue of a warning to you;
legal proceedings against you for reimbursement of all costs (including, but not limited to, reasonable administrative and legal costs) resulting from the breach;
further legal action against you; and/or
disclosure of such information to law enforcement authorities as we reasonably feel is necessary.
We exclude liability for actions taken in response to breaches of the acceptable use policy. The responses described in this policy are not limited and we may take any other action we reasonably deem appropriate.
By using our site, you legally promise (‘warrant’) that:
you will only use our site for your own personal use; and
you are over the age of 18.
Furthermore, you may only use our site for lawful purposes. You may not use our site:
in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international law or regulation;
in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm any person in any way;
to send, knowingly receive, upload, download, use or re-use any material which does not comply with our content standards below;
to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form of similar solicitation (spam); nor
to knowingly transmit any data, send or upload any material that contains viruses, Trojan horses, worms, time-bombs, keystroke loggers, spyware, adware or any other harmful programs or similar computer code designed to adversely affect the operation of any computer software or hardware.
You also agree not to access without authority, interfere with, damage or disrupt any equipment or network or software owned or used by us or any third party.
We may provide communication services on our site such as messaging and text services.
Where we do provide any communication service, we will provide clear information to you about the kind of service offered, if it is moderated and what form of moderation is used (including whether it is human or technical).
We will do our best to assess any possible risks for users from third parties when they use any communication service provided and we will decide in each case whether it is appropriate to use moderation of the relevant service (including what kind of moderation to use) in the light of those risks. However, we are under no obligation to oversee, monitor or moderate any communication service we provide on our site.
Where we do moderate a communication service, we will normally provide you with a means of contacting the moderator in the event that a concern or difficulty arises.
These content standards apply to any and all material which you provide on registration, which you use in relation to any interactive services or which you otherwise upload to our servers.
You must comply with the spirit of the following standards as well as the letter. The standards apply to each part of any contribution as well as to its whole.
be accurate (where they state facts);
be genuinely held (where they state opinions); and
comply with applicable law in any country from which they are posted.
When uploading images to our site, you must have:
the right to do so (whether because you are the owner of the copyright or because the copyright owner has granted you an appropriate licence); and
where those images pertain to anyone else (e.g. photos of dental work you have carried out on a patient), their explicit consent to your uploading them to our site. This applies even if the person cannot be identified from those images.
Postings must not:
contain any material which is defamatory of any person;
contain any material which is obscene, offensive, sexually explicit, hateful or inflammatory;
promote sexually explicit activity or violence;
promote any illegal activity;
promote discrimination based on race, sex, religion, nationality, disability, sexual orientation or age;
infringe any copyright, database right or trademark of any other person;
be likely to deceive any person;
be made in breach of any legal duty owed to a third party, such as a contractual duty or a duty of confidence;
be threatening, abuse or invade another’s privacy, or cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
be likely to harass, upset, embarrass, alarm or annoy any other person;
be used to impersonate any person, or to misrepresent your identity or affiliation with any person;
give the impression that they emanate from us, if this is not the case;
identify any patient (whether from a single contribution or from multiple contributions together). This does not simply mean a patient’s identity (e.g. ‘John Doe’) but includes mere identification of a patient. For example, ‘the 5’ 5” gentleman in the jogging suit who comes to my clinic at 1402 Skyhaven Street every Friday for a check-up’;
advocate, promote or assist any unlawful act such as (by way of example only) copyright infringement or computer misuse; nor
otherwise bring the dental profession into disrepute.
You promise and warrant (legally) that you will comply with these content standards.
We have the right to:
disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any contributions constitute a violation of their rights or if we are under a duty to disclose your identity; and
remove any contribution if, in our reasonable opinion, such contribution does not (or may not) comply with these content standards.
Our site will evolve
We aim to evolve the DentalLnx website from time to time and may change the features, content, and prices at any time. If the need arises, we may suspend access to our site or close it indefinitely. Any of the material on our site may be out of date at any given time and we are under no obligation to update such material.
Our site and the material available on it are provided without any guarantees, conditions or legal promises (‘warranties’) as to their accuracy. To the extent permitted by law, we expressly exclude:
all conditions, legal promises (‘warranties’) and other terms which might otherwise be implied in any manner;
any liability for any direct or indirect loss or damage incurred by any user in connection with our site (or in connection with the use, inability to use, or results of the use of our site, any websites linked to it and any materials on it) including, without limitation, any liability for:
loss of anticipated savings; and/or
loss of data.
This shall not prevent claims for loss of or damage to your tangible property or any other claims for direct financial loss that are not excluded by any of the categories set out above.
Nothing in these terms affects our liability for death or personal injury arising from our negligence, our liability for fraud, or any other liability which cannot be excluded or limited under applicable law.
Information about you and your use of our site
Viruses, hacking and other offences
You must not attempt to gain unauthorised access to our servers or any server, computer or database connected to our site nor knowingly attempt to introduce viruses, trojans, worms, logic bombs or other material which is malicious or technologically harmful. You must not attack our site via a denial-of-service attack or a distributed denial-of service attack.
By breaching this provision, you would commit a criminal offence. We will report any such breach to the relevant law enforcement authorities and we will cooperate with those authorities by disclosing your identity to them. In the event of such a breach, your right to use our site will cease immediately.
We will not be liable for any loss or damage caused by a distributed denial-of-service attack, viruses or other technologically harmful material that may infect your computer and/or phone equipment, computer and/or phone programs, data or other proprietary material due to your use of our site (or your downloading any material on it) or on any website linked to it.
Links from our site
Where our site contains links to other sites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only. We have no control over the contents of those sites or resources and accept no responsibility for them or for any loss or damage that may arise from your use of them.
Linking to our site
You may link to our home page, at DentalLnx.com, provided you do so in a way that is fair and legal and does not damage our reputation or take advantage of it. You must not establish a link in such a way as to suggest any form of association, approval or endorsement on our part where none exists.
Our site must not be framed on any other site, nor may you create a link to any part of our site other than the home page. We reserve the right to withdraw linking permission without notice.
Intellectual property rights
We are the owner or the licensee of all intellectual property rights at DentalLnx (and in the material published on it). Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. In other words, you may not use any content without our permission.
All materials that you upload to our site will be considered non-confidential. You grant us a worldwide, perpetual, irrevocable, royalty-free, non-exclusive, transferable licence to use, copy and distribute those materials in any way we wish and for any purpose.
DentalLnx and the associated logo are trademarks of DentalLnx, Inc.