Privacy & User Consent

Last Modified: May 8, 2024

This Privacy Policy is intended to help you understand how the Academy of Dentistry International (“ADI”) collects, uses, and shares the information we collect, including through our website, which is located at (“Website”). References in this Privacy Policy to “our,” “us,” or “we,” means ADI. When we refer to “you” or “your,” we mean you, the individual end user of our Website.

What Information Does ADI Collect?

ADI collects personal information, such as your first and last name, postal address, email address, date of birth, city of birth, convocation date, educational background, the name of education institutions attended, professional positions, publications, areas of interest, social organization affiliation, and spouse’s name (“Personal Information”). ADI also collects information about your use of the Website, including (1) technical information, such as the date and time you accessed the Website, your internet protocol address, browser name, computing device type, and (2) service usage information, such as records and history about your interactions with our Website, demographic, geographic, and psychographic information, and any other feedback you choose to provide to us (“Browsing Information”).

The information we collect depends upon your interaction with us. When you contact us with an inquiry via email or through our website, we collect the Personal Information necessary to respond to your request. If you choose to apply to become an ADI member or fellow, we collect the Personal Information necessary for us to complete your application, including payment card information necessary to process membership fees. We collect Browsing information from you when you visit the Website via internet cookies and use of analytics services. 

How Does ADI Use My Information? 

We use the Personal Information you provide us to respond to your inquiries of us, to complete your ADI membership or fellowship application, administer ADI membership benefits and access to member-only pages on our Website, send communications (i.e. newsletters, updates, notices) to you in accordance with your chosen preferences, and for inclusion in your online member directory profile. We also use payment card information you provide us in conjunction with your membership enrollment and any other online transactions through our website to process payments for the applicable fees or dues. We use Browsing Information to monitor and diagnose, troubleshoot and optimize our Website. We also use Browsing Information to understand our Website usage and activity, to customize the content displayed to you, and to help us identify fraudulent, malicious, or criminal activity occurring on our Website.

You have the right to change your preferences concerning the communications and circumstances in which we contact you at any time by adjusting your communication settings on our Website or contacting us to withdraw your consent or adjust your preferences.

Does ADI Share My Information With Third Parties?

ADI shares Personal Information and Browsing Information we collect about you with third parties who perform services for us as part of the services we provide you through our Website. We use third parties to host our Website and data, send emails, print and send documents and mailings, process payment card transactions, and to analyze Website usage. We share Browsing Information with select third parties, including our Website analytics provider through internet cookies.

On rare occasions, we may be required to disclose your Personal Information and/or Browsing Information as required by law and as necessary to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or other legal process served on us.

In the event that ADI, or substantially all of ADI’s assets are sold, or ADI reorganizes or merges into another organization, then customer information, including Personal Information would be transferred to another organization.

Internet Cookies and Analytics

Our Website utilizes internet cookies and Google Analytics. Internet cookies are small files that are transferred to your computer’s hard drive through your web browser, which enable us to collect Browsing Information. Internet cookies and web beacon technology enable us to track which pages on our Websites visitors view. Google Analytics provides us with Browsing Information about your online activities over time, which is obtained through automated means. Many internet web browsers include settings that permit you to turn off or reject internet cookies. If you choose to configure your browser settings to remove or reject internet cookies, you will be able to continue to browse our Website, but not all of the functions of our Website will work properly.

Do Not Track

There are several internet web browsers that offer a “do not track” option that relies upon technology known as a DNT header, which sends a signal to websites visited by a user about the user’s “do not track” preference setting. Our website service provider does not currently commit to responding to “do not track” signals from browsers as it pertains to the Website.

Sensitive Information 

We ask that you not send or otherwise disclose to us, any sensitive Personal Information, including any information related to your racial, ethnic origin, political opinion, religion, or other beliefs, sexual orientation, health or medical condition, or criminal background on or through the Website or in any communications you send to us.

Third Party Links

The ADI Website contains links to third party websites. ADI does not have any control over the content, opinions, or information contained on a third party website. ADI encourages users that click links to third party websites to consult that website’s privacy policy for more information about that organization’s information practices. Clicking links to third party websites and your browsing of those websites is at your own risk and ADI does not make any warranties or representations, express or implied, regarding any content, opinions or information on those sites.

Policy on Information Belonging to Minor Children

ADI does not knowingly collect any Personal Information from anyone under the age of 18 or otherwise classified as a minor child under applicable law. If you are under 18 years of age or otherwise classified as a minor under applicable law, do not provide any information to us. Should you become aware that any child has provided us with Personal Information, that child’s parent, legal guardian, or person having legal authority over such child or minor, should contact us at the address provided in this Privacy Policy to have such information deleted from our records.

Accessing, Changing or Suppressing Your Personal Information

If you would like to review, correct, update, suppress, delete or otherwise limit our usage of your Personal Information, which you have provided to us, please contact us at one of the addresses provided in this Privacy Policy under the heading “contact us.” Please clearly describe your request and include enough details so that we may locate your information or be able to contact you (to the extent permitted by applicable law) if we require additional information to carry out your request. 

European Union (“EU”) Data Rights

The European Union’s (“EU”) General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) requires that certain information be provided to a data subject when personal data is collected from such data subject, which is detailed below. References to terms such as “controller,” “personal data,” “processor,” and “supervisory authority” are intended to have the same meanings assigned those terms in Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council of 27 April 2016.

Individuals located within the EU are afforded certain data rights, which we are required to disclose to you:

Notification of Changes to this Privacy Policy

ADI will make periodic changes to this Privacy Policy and will post notice of such changes to the main page of our Website. Please pay particular attention to the “Last Modified” legend at the top of this Privacy Policy to see when the Privacy Policy was last revised. If you are a member or fellow of ADI, we will also notify you by email if there are material changes in our privacy practices or policies, where you have consented to receiving communications from us. If you do not agree to the terms of our Privacy Policy, please cease using our Website.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, we encourage you to contact us at USA Section of the Academy of Dentistry International, 7434 Louis Pasteur Drive, Suite 303, San Antonio, TX 78229, Telephone: (833) 313-1066, email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..