The Universal Self-Care Community That Your Doctor Prescribes

Privacy Policy

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Since this is a community portal, the flow of information is understandable. In order for you to feel safe and comfortable while browsing and using our site we have developed this privacy policy in order to give you control over the information we may collect from you. We urge you to read this Privacy Policy carefully.


This site is not intended nor recommended for children under 18 years of age. The parent or guardian of any minor who subscribes to this site assumes full responsibility for the interpretation and use of any information found on this site.


This Disclaimer and Privacy Policy applies only to the pages published under our domain DrSmiles.Info. It does not cover nor is it valid for any third party or advertiser with whom we may have a relation with now or in the future. For disclaimers and privacy policies of those providers visit their web sites or contact them through the appropriate contact form on their web site. This site features banner and text link advertising such as Google, Dentists and other Healthcare Providers. Some of these advertisements may have cookies to track click-stream data for statistic analysis purposes. These cookies are not covered by this policy. For the policy covering these cookies, visit the web sites of those advertisers or contact them through the appropriate form on their website. We retain the right of modifying or changing this policy as we change our data handling practices. We will post the changed version of this privacy policy here on this site if and when the changes occur.

Statistics Info:

In order to monitor and analyze the statistics of our site so that we can be able to manage it more efficiently we collect the data such as the number, time and duration of visits, page views, IP address of the visitors, referrers, operating system and browser used for visiting and visitor search phrases. Typically most sites collect this information as standard procedure. This information is anonymous and cannot personally identify the visitor. Besides statistic analysis the data may additionally be used only in anonymous user analysis and profiling and monitoring site trends.

Registration Info:

The registration information is collected only if a visitor decides to register voluntarily. This information will then be needed in order to complete the registration and will be used in identifying the user to the site and for display within the member’s site profile. This required information includes registrant’s username, first name and last name. The additional information required for registration are the member’s e-mail address, zip code and a password which serve as unique identifiers. This information may also be used by our website administrators to contact the user for certain site and services related notices. The user’s e-mail addresses, password and zip code as collected at registration will not be made available to the public.

Performance Desk & Live Support Desk Info:

Industry professionals are provided online tools to track, monitor and chart data. This data is collected and managed at the registrant’s option. This information is never made public, however the member can share this data with others as they wish via generated charts, spreadsheets, forms etc. This site will never ever ask for personal credit or financial information. Protect your identity. All transactions on this site are Handled by PayPal. Give them you information as you seem fit. We encourage all members to fully understand their privacy and security information as found on their site.

Optional Info & Site Content Info:

To further expand our services and features to our membership, the website may collect additional information. This data may be used for the purposes of allowing members to market their specialties and services, participate in continuing education courses and open forums. Content information is provided by the choice of the site users and we are not responsible for it’s content nor for the revealing nature of it in regard to the users personally identifiable information. Site content posted by our users may be used for research and development purposes as well as user analysis and profiling. It will also be available to the public as a valuable resource to the community. The content publishing is governed by the rules and conditions for the certain type of content such as forum posts, blogs, chatrooms, whiteboards or articles. This information may be permanently or indefinitely preserved. Any information that you reveal in a chat room, forum, message board or discussion is open to the public and is not a private, secure service. Think carefully before disclosing any Personal Information. What you write may be seen or collected by third parties and may be used by others in ways we are unable to control or predict, including to contact you for unauthorized purposes.

Email, Video, Popup Messaging & Remote PC Info:

Data collected, sent or recieved via email, video conferencing, popup messaging and remote pc is not accessible to the public or site administrators nor shared in anyway contrary to the intent of the member.

Calendar Info:

By default, the member’s calendar and appointments manager is private. Members control who has access and/or control over this information.

Files & Webpages Info:

Members are provided a private folder and a public folder in which they may upload to and store files and webpages according to the terms and conditions agreed to at the time of registration. Respectively files contained in the public folder may be accessed by the public and other members. It is the responsibility of the member to determine that their files are in the private folder in order to secure these files with secure htaccess protocol. The site, owners and administrators shall in no way be held responsible for any files, data or content placed on our servers by any member or any damages or associated losses. Members upload files and use site services entirely at their own risk.


Cookies are a technology which can be used to provide you with tailored information from a Web site. A cookie is an element of data that a Web site can send to your browser, which may then store it on your system. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie, giving you the chance to decide whether to accept it.

Our site makes use of cookies in order to provide a better service and additionally as an aid in collection of data for statistics. We divided the cookies used into two types:

Anonymous Cookies:

Anonymous cookies are used to aid server logs in collecting data for statistic analysis and anonymous analysis and profiling purposes. The nature of the data that may be stored or referred to by these cookies is the same as in the identified statistics information above. That data cannot personally identify the visitors. The only recipients of this data are the site administration and webmasters.

User Cookies:

These cookies apply only to the registered members and are set upon the registration. Since you have the choice whether to register or not, these cookies are of optional nature. However, these are required for all registered users in order to provide a pleasant and fully functional service and experience. The information stored in these cookies include only unique identifiers for remembering your login and other information that may be required for completion of certain site user’s activity’s such as filling a contact form, submitting an article or posting on forums. It is also used for administration purposes and providing an option of customizing the user experience such as notification options, forums, education etc.

Newsletters & Emails to You:

At registration and at various times as you use our site, you will be given the option (optin) of receiving recurring informational and promotional newsletters and ecards via email from us and/or directly from third parties sent to your email address as your provided to us at registration.

Site Issued Email Address:

All members by default agree to recieve from time to time and without complaint emails and ecards from either us or our primary sponsors. These emails and ecards will be sent only to the email address you have chosen as your free site email address at registration. It is your responsibility to filter such corrospondance via the email account preferences. Neither we nor our afilliate 3rd party sponsors will ever send unsolicited emails to the member’s primary email address as provided to us at registration with the exception of important site notices such as changes to these terms and conditions as outlined here.

How This Site Is Funded:

DrSmiles is a non-profit public benefit corporation dba Half Moon Bay Coastside Foundation © 2009. The information provided here as a public service is designed to support, not replace, the relationship that exists between a patient/site visitor and his/her health care provider.

A revenue model exists to collect funds by via annual SmilesPage Provider membership fees and are recognized as “Sponsors” of their campaign, product or service. These sponsors are then allowed to distribute to their own customers and visitors personalized SmilesPage/LifeStyle Manager accounts co-branded with DrSmiles content, links to third party content and content uploaded by their Provider (sponsor) . Their content is self regulated and may be unmonitored. Visitors may OPT to be members of a providers SmilesPage circle by willfully joining, and the branding they receive on their webpages (SmilesPage) is that of their recruiting entity.


To provide you confidence that we adhere to accepted healthcare privacy standards we participate in the independent verification program:
HON Code – Health on The Net Foundation. We comply with the principles of the HON Code of Conduct established by the Health on the Net Foundation. To verify our compliance, click on the HON logo. Please note that the Health on The Net Foundation certification applies only to sites under our domain.
honcode status: certified April 25 2005. pending annual review. click logo below.

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