Terms of Use & Privacy Policy

 

Terms of Use

Non-registered and public visitors to our accessible public pages are advised that GAO Forum is not for use or viewing by the general public or non-registered users. We do not offer any guarantee of fitness for purpose to the general public or to non-registered users and you view and use our public pages at your own risk. Please read and review this Terms of Use, as well as the Privacy Policy, before accessing or using this website. By using this website, you agree to this Terms of Use. Even if you are merely surfing or browsing through the site, your use of the website is still subject to the Terms of Use. If you do not agree to the Terms of Use, you may not access or use this website. GAO Forum, its agents, advertisers, affiliates, and sponsors will not be held responsible for direct, indirect or consequential damages issuing from use of this website by the public or non-registered users. GAO Forum may update the Terms of Use at any time when necessary.

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I. Membership and Registration

1. Acceptance of Terms

The services provided by GAO Forum are subject to the following Terms of Use. Before submitting your application for membership, you are responsible for to carefully review the Terms of Use, as well as the Privacy Policy, as they create a binding agreement between GAO Forum and yourself. Once you register with us, we consider you a “member” of GAO Forum. We do not offer any guarantees of fitness for purpose to Members and you use our website at your own risk.

2. Eligibility for Membership

GAO Forum is a professional website opened to profesisonals in the dental professions and dental education, such as dentists, implantologists, students enrolled in dental and higher education, technicians, hygienists, and others. You must be over eighteen (18), or the legal age of majority in the state or country you live in, to be eligible for membership. By registering for membership on GAO Forum, you agree to be bound by the eligibility for membership.

3. Your Information

When applying for membership, we require you to provide us with certain personal information about yourself including, without limitation, your name, address, e-mail address, professional status or others (collectively, “Your Information”). Please review our Privacy Policy for clarification on how we may use Your Information and other information that you may provide or submit while using the website. For your part, you agree that all Your Information that you provide to use is true, complete, accurate, and up to date. You will notify us of any changes to Your Information. Your failure to update or to provide true, complete, accurate Your Information may result in a suspension or termination of your membership and refusal of any and all current or future use of our website and services.

4. Security of Your Information

Because any activities that occur under your user ID or password are your responsibility, it is important for you to keep your user ID and password secure. You agree not to transfer or resell your use of or access to GAO Forum to any third party. You agree to notify us immediately if you believe that someone has used your registration or password without your authorization (mailto: info@gaoforum.com). We will not be liable for any loss that you may incur as a result of someone else using your password or account, either with or without your knowledge. However, you could be held liable for losses or damages incurred by us or another third party due to someone else using your account or password. Additionally, we will not be held responsible in the event that your computer is illegally or accidentally accessed and your membership details are revealed or used in any way. As a registered member you may not use anyone else’s account at any time without written permission of the account holder. As a registered member you will have access to your account information and we strongly advise you to change your password regularly. While we shall maintain your registration information with best available security we shall not be held liable, and you agree to hold GAO Forum, its agents, advertisers, affiliates and sponsors harmless, in the event that your details are obtained illegally or without permission through any form of unauthorized access, system hacking or other method.   Your registration details will be shared with GAO Forum administrators, who may use this information to contact you. For details on how we use your information, refer to our Privacy Policy. Additionally, in order to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce the Terms of Use, or (3) protect rights, property or personal safely of GAO Forum, its employees, users of the website, or the public, we may access and disclose any information we consider necessary or appropriate. For details, read our Privacy Policy.

5. Communications

We may contact you via e-mail, regular post, or other method to communicate with you. You are responsible for ensuring that the email address you submit to the site, as part of your registration, is valid and that the services, software or systems you use to access your email do not block or filter communication from GAO Forum. GAO Forum is not responsible for the actual delivery of the communication interfered by filtering or blocking techniques that are intended to block email.

II. Community Guidelines

1. Member Conduct

GAO Forum contains a Forum section that enables members to communicate and share information. When you use the Forum, you may have the opportunity to disclose, post, or otherwise upload to publicly or members’ accessible portions of the website. You may also have the opportunity to transmit information to other members via public or private messages. While we may provide you with these tools and opportunities, we also wish to remind you that you should choose carefully which information you post on the website and that you provide to other members. We expect and require that you take full responsibility for the content that you post or send through the website.

2. No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

Members may not make available of any content that is unlawful or prohibited by the Terms of Use, or by applicable local, national or other ruling law, including existing moral. Members are expected to behave professionally in all online communications, to be considerate of others’ opinions and to behave in a polite and proper manner. You may not post offensive, racist, nationalist or pornographic content or content that infringes on our or any third party’s intellectual property or other proprietary rights or trade secrets of any party. Members who resort to criticizing, impersonating, or harassing another member on personal, professional, national, ethnical, or any other grounds will be subject to sanction or suspension.

Members may not try to gain unauthorized access to any services of the website, other members’ accounts, or computer systems or networks connected to any GAO Forum server through hacking password mining, spamming or any other means. You may not use this website in any manner that could damage, disable, overburden, or impair any server or network of GAO or affiliated companies. You may not transmit any software or other materials that contain any virus, worm, time bomb, Trojan horse, spyware, adware or other harmful or disruptive component. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information through any means not intentionally made available as provided. You may not harvest or collect information about GAO Forum visitors or members without the express consent of GAO Forum. You may not express or imply that any statements you make are endorsed or approved by us, without our prior written consent.

We actively monitor the Forum, comments, and group discussions; however, we are not obligated to do so. Because community standards vary and individuals sometimes choose not to comply with our policies and practices, in the process of using our website, you may be exposed to content that you find offensive or objectionable. You may contact us directly at info@gaoforum.com if there are issues you find objectionable. We will investigate the complaints that come to our attention and take any action that we believe is appropriate, includidng, but not limited to issuing warnings, removing the content or terminating memberships. However, because situations and interpretations vary, we also reserve the right not to take any action. In such cases, we may not remove content that you believe is objectionable or offensive.

3. Copyrights or Property Rights

UNAUTHORIZED USE, COPYING, REPRODUCTION, MODIFICATION, REPUBLISHING, UPLOADING, DOWNLOADING, POSTING, TRANSMITTING, DISTRIBUTING OR DUPLICATING OR ANY OTHER MISUSE OF ANY PART OF THE WEBSITE IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED. Members are ultimately responsible for all content that they provide.  Members who contribute content must own the copyright of that content or have documented evidence of their right of use. By sending, transmitting, or posting contents in any area of GAO Forum or delivered to us via email, you represent and warrant to us that you have the necessary permissions, consents, or licenses to post or submit your material, and that it will not violate any law or the rights of any person or entity. In the event of copyright issues, we will not be held responsible or legally liable. We reserve the right to remove any content we consider contravenes copyright.   Additionally, you may not remove or alter any copyright, trademark, or other proprietary rights notices contained on GAO Forum. The website and all of the material that it contains is owned by GAO Forum or its third party licensors and is protected by intellectual property and other laws. Nothing found on the site may be copied, reproduced, republished, distributed, sold, licensed, transferred or modified without the express written permission of GAO Forum. Do inform us (mailto: info@gaoforum.com) if there are any issues regarding copyright or right of use. Upon notification of an issue, we reserve the right to remove the content.

III. Use of Contents

1. Permission to Use the Contents

When you send or transmit to us any information, suggestions, ideas, notes, concepts or any other materials (collectively, “Contents”), or post Contents or participate in GAO Forum, you are granting us certain rights to use the content you submit or post through the website. By submitting Contents, you grant us a royalty-free, worldwide, non-terminable, non-exclusive license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, edit, market, publish, store, distribute, have distributed, publicly and privately display, communicate, publicly and privately perform, transmit, have transmitted, create derivative works based upon, and promote such Contents (in whole or in part) in any medium now know or hereafter devised, for editorial, commercial, promotional and all other purposes including, without limitation, the right to publish your name in connection with your Contents; and the right to sublicense any or all of these rights. No compensation will be paid for the use of your Contents. While we will endeavor to protect author’s copyright in all cases and circumstances under our direct control, we cannot provide or offer 100% guarantee of such protection.   Your use of Contents available on GAO Forum is granted solely only with prior written permission (mailto: info@gaoforum.com) and ensure that the source of Contents appears on all copies together with link to GAO Forum. In such cases, there is a common-sense limit to the number of documents and number of copies which can be taken and you should email the administrator (mailto: info@gaoforum.com) to enquire about these limits. You may quote extracts for academic and illustrative purposes. You may republish your own contributions to GAO Forum only after obtaining permission from the administrator (mailto: info@gaoforum.com), and in such event it must carry original publication details .You may promote and state that you are a member of the GAO Forum community solely for the purpose of identifying your role in the community. The information you are allowed to copy from GAO Forum must be for non-commercial use, i.e., NOT for advertising and marketing, and cannot be posted or placed on any other websites without prior written permission, except in the case of brief excerpts for illustrative or reference purposes. Specially marked documents shall not be downloaded at all. Members who are part of an accredited educational institution may download and reproduce documents for distribution in the classroom. Distribution outside the classroom requires specific permission. Unless otherwise specified, the services provided by GAO Forum are for your personal, professional, and non-commercial use. Use for any other purpose is expressly prohibitedby law and may result in civil or criminal penalties.

2. Content Amendments / Deletion

GAO Forum, its sponsors and advertisers shall, in particular, not be liable for any of the following losses or damage (whether such damage or losses were foreseen, foreseeable, known or otherwise): (a) loss of data; (b) loss of revenue or anticipated profits; (c) loss of business; (d) loss of opportunity; (e) loss of goodwill or injury to reputation; (f) losses suffered by third parties; or (g) any indirect, consequential, special or exemplary damages arising from the use of GAO Forum. GAO Forum has no responsibility or liability for the deletion or failure of any Contents.

3. Termination

This Terms of Use shall remain effective until terminated in by either party. You may terminate your registration at any time by requesting the deletion of your membership in an email to info@gaoforum.com at any time. If we determine, in our sole discretion, that you are not in compliance with the Terms of Use, we reserve the right to terminate your membership. Upon termination of this Terms of Use by either party, your right to use GAO Forum shall immediately cease, and you shall destroy all materials obtained from GAO Forum and all copies thereof, whether made under the terms of this Terms of Use or otherwise.

IV. General

1. Limitation of Warranties or Liability

GAO Forum provides various opportunities for registered members to contribute and take part in activities on the website. However, we neither endorse nor are responsible for any opinion, advice, information, or statement made or displayed on GAO Forum by third parties, whether such third parties are visitors to GAO Forum, members of our community or otherwise. We are not responsible for any errors or omissions in articles or postings, for hyperlinks embedded in topics, comments, messages, or for any results obtained from the use of such information. Under no circumstances will our affiliates or agents be held liable for any loss or damage caused by your usage or reliance on information obtained through GAO Forum. We cannot and do not take responsibility for the veracity, reliability, or any opinion, advice, information, or statement available on GAO Forum.   GAO Forum does not provide or offer any warranty on the all services on the website. THIS WEBSITE AND THE SERVICES PROVIDED THROUGH IT ARE PROVIDED ON AN “AS IS” AND “AS AVAILABLE” BASIS WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND. TO THE FULLEST EXTENT PERMITTED BY LAW, GAO FORUM EXCLUDES ALL REPRESENTATIONS AND WARRANTIES (WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED BY LAW), INCLUDING THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF SATISFACTORY QUALITY, MERCHANTISE, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, NON-INFRINGEMENT, COMPATIBILITY, SECURITY AND ACCURACY. GAO FORUM WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF THIS WEBSITE, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES. THE FUNCTIONS, MATERIALS AND CONTENT OF THE WEBSITE ARE NOT WARRANTED TO BE UNINTERRUPTED, TIMELY, SECURE, FREE OF VIRUSES OR ERROR-FREE, AND GAO FORUM MAKES NO WARANTY THAT THE INFORMATION ON THIS WEBSITE WILL BE ACCURATE, CURRENT OR RELIABLE OR THAT THE QUALITY OF PRODUCTS, SERVICIES, INFORMATION OR OTHER MATERIAL OBTAINED THROUGH THE WEBSITE WILL MEET YOUR EXPECTATIONS. GAO FORUM DISCLAIMS ANY RESPONSIBILITY FOR THE DELETION, FAILURE TO STORE, MISDELIVERY, OR UNTIMELY DELIVERY OF ANY INFORMATION OR MATERIAL. YOU ASSUME THE ENTIRE RISK OF LOSS AND DAMAGE DUE TO YOUR USE OF THE WEBSITE, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE COST OF REPAIRS OR CORRECTIONS TO YOUR HARDWARD AND SOFTWARD. GAO FORUM AND ITS RESPECTIVE OWNERS, DIRECTORS, OFFICERS, EMPLOYEES, LICENSORS, AND AGENTS SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF LOSSES (INCLUDING WITHOUT LIMITATION LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSSES), WHETHER BASED IN CONTRACT, TORT, TRICT LIABILITY, OR OTHERWISE, WHICH YOU MAY INCUR IN CONNECTION WITH THE USE OF, OR INABILITY TO USE, THE WEBSITE. SOME JURISDICTIONS DO NOT ALLOW THE EXCLUSION OF CERTAIN WARRANTIES, AND AS A CONSEQUENCE SOME OF THE ABOVE DISCLAIMERS MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU.   You assume total responsibility and risk for your use of this website. No opinion, advice, or statement on this website shall create or imply warranty. Your use of this website and any materials provided is entirely at your own risk.

2. Copyright, Trademarks, and Intellectual Property

All intellectual property rights in GAO Forum’s website and products are and shall remain the exclusive property of GAO Forum or its licensors, as applicable. All elements of this website are protected by copyright, trade dress, trademark, unfair competition, and other laws and any copy, reproduction, republication, upload, translation, retransmission or other use is strictly prohibited. GAO Forum grants you a limited and restricted license to access and download content only for your personal, non-commercial use. No logo, graphic, sound, interfaces, photographs, videos, artwork, and computer code contained in this website may be copied or retransmitted unless expressly permitted by GAO Forum, except when used to identify or illustrate a quotation or excerpt. Request for permission to reproduce any information contained on this website.

3. Accuracy of Information

Information displayed in this website is subject to a variety of significant uncertainties, including scientific, business, economic and financial factors, and therefore actual results may be different from those presented. While we try to ensure that all content is correct at the time of publication, no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of GAO Forum. Neither GAO Forum nor any affiliated company which manufactures or distributes any GAO components or other products makes any representation, guarantee, covenant, or other undertaking, express or implied, with respect to the qualifications of or standard of care exercised by the practitioners listed on or referred to by this website.

4. Restrictions Vary by Country

Products referred to on this website may not be licensed for sale in all jurisdictions, not be available or not be regulatory cleared/released for sale in all markets. Any offer of any product made on this website is void where prohibited. Please contact your local office for current product assortment and availability in your particular market. GAO Forum is not a licensing or governing body for dental professionals thus makes no representations regarding any individual practitioner’s licensing status; please refer to the appropriate governmental dental licensing authority for license or status verification. The information provided is not a substitute for medical or dental care, and is not intended as medical or dental care. Physicians should read the package insert prior to use.

5. No Control over Third Party

This website may provide links or references to other third party websites for convenience to the users only. GAO Forum has no control over the third party pages and has no responsibility for the content of such sites and shall not be liable for any damages or injury arising from that content or that access. Your participation with the third party’s page, including payment and delivery of related goods or services and the terms, conditions, warranties or representations associated with such offers, is solely between you and the third-party company. You agree that GAO Forum shall not be liable for any costs or damages you may incur resulting from your decision to enter such transactions.

6. Update and Amendments of the Terms of Use

GAO Forum may update the Terms of Use at any time without notice to you. We will notify you of any significant changes by placing a prominent notice on the site for a period of time. This does not assume any responsibility to update it.

 7. Privacy

Please read our Privacy Policy for more information on the collection and use of your personal data by GAO Forum. The Private Policy constitutes an integral part of these Terms of Use.

8. Governing Law

These Terms of Use are governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of South Korea. Website users agree to submit any dispute arising out of their use of Neobiotech’s websites to the exclusive jurisdiction of the courts of South Korea.

If any of these terms are determine to be illegal, invalid or otherwise unenforceable by reason of the laws of any state or country in which these terms are intended to be effective, then to the extent and within the jurisdiction in which that term is illegal, invalid or unenforceable, it shall be severed and deleted from these terms and the remaining terms shall survive and continue to be blinding and enforceable. This is the entire agreement between us relating to the subject matter herein and supersedes and any and all prior or contemporaneous written or oral agreements between us. This Terms of Use is not assignable, transferable or sub-licensable by you. Nothing in this Terms of Use shall confer or create any right or benefits enforceable by any person who is not a party to this Terms of Use.

Last modified:  14 Jan 2015. This dated version supersedes all previous versions.

Privacy Policy

 

GAO Forum is committed to protecting members’ personal information. The purpose of this policy is to inform you of GAO Forum’s practices in relation to the personal information you provide when you register for free membership. It is important to us that you are always aware of which personal data is collected during your visit on our website and during the use of our services and offers as well as how we use said data afterwards. The following notices are intended to provide you with information about this and also to inform you of how we protect your personal data from manipulation, loss, destruction or improper use.   Personal data is any data that allow for your personal identification, i.e. your name, address, phone number or email address (“Personal Data”). Personal Data is only collected, processed or used by us if permitted by law or if you have given your prior consent.

1. Collection of Data

GAO Forum collects personally identifying data during the process of registration, and you may be required to provide certain personal information. Once you have created our user name and password they will no longer by anonymous to us. When you subscribe to our E-Newsletter or participate in our surveys, we may request contact information. Additionally, information submitted to the forum is displayed publicly, so please exercise with care.   GAO Forum does log the Internet protocol (“IP”) addresses of website users for purposes of administrating or compiling demographic information and of monitoring usage and performance of its websites. GAO Forum uses some standard tracking technology (“Cookies”) to gather data such as browser type and operating system, metrics, and geographical location, and to better understand how its websites are used. This information is used separately from Personal Data. The two sets of data are not merged; therefore, they are not indicative of Personal Data and one cannot generate any such conclusions therefrom.

2. Use of Data

We will use your Personal Data, Cookies, and web tracking in order to improve and operate this website, its customer service, other services including marketing (e.g. newsletters or news alerts), requests, enquiries, and to communicate with you. Personal Data may be stored and processed by GAO Forum, its affiliates and/or authorized third parties acting upon instructions from GAO Forum in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

3. Disclosure of Data

We may disclose information in aggregate (so that no individuals are identified) for strategic development purposes, including reports to our sponsors and advertisers. In the event that GAO Forum intends to use your personal information for any other purposes we will ensure that we notify you first.  You have the right to object free of charge to the processing of personal information collected from you by GAO Forum. GAO Forum may also disclose your Personal Data to third parties if required by law or for regulatory purposes. Your Personal Data may be disclosed when reasonably necessary to (1) comply with legal process, (2) enforce the Terms of Use, or (3) protect rights, property or personal safely of GAO Forum, its employees, users of the website, or the public.

4. Hyperlinks and Websites of Third Parties

This website may include hyperlinks to third-party websites, which are completely beyond the control of GAO Forum. This Privacy Policy only applies to this website and GAO Forum is not responsible for the privacy practices of third parties.

5. Contact

If you have any questions about GAO Forum’s collection and uses of your Personal Data, we will gladly provide you with information concerning the data stored about you at any time. Please contact us under the following e-mail address: info@gaoforum.com.     GAO Forum may make changes to this policy from time to time if our information practices are modified or changed. We will notify you of any significant changes in the way we treat your Personal data by sending a notice to the primary e-mail address specified in your account or by placing a prominent notice on the site prior to the change. We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information regarding our policies.

Last modified:  14 Jan 2015. This dated version supersedes all previous versions.

 

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