Privacy Policy & Terms of Use

GNYAP Privacy Policy

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully before using the Greater New York Academy of Prosthodontics and the GNYAP Foundation, subsequently herein referred to collectively as “GNYAP,” website (the “site”). By accessing or using this site you signify your acknowledgment and assent to the Privacy Policy set forth below. You must agree to these provisions at the bottom of this page to proceed. If you do not agree to this statement, please do not use this site.

The GNYAP respects the privacy of members, donors and other visitors to its site. This policy is intended to help you understand how the GNYAP collects, uses and safeguards the information collected through the GNYAP site. This Privacy Policy does not apply to the use or disclosure of information that is collected or obtained through means other than this site, including information obtained from the general GNYAP member database.

The GNYAP strongly believes that if electronic commerce and online activities are to flourish, consumers must be assured that information provided online is used responsibly and appropriately. To protect online privacy, the GNYAP has implemented the following policy.

What Information Does GNYAP Collect?

Most data the GNYAP collects are used only to help us better serve our members. It is our general policy to collect and store only personal information that our members and visitors knowingly provide. The GNYAP reserves the right to revise this privacy statement at any time by providing notice to users. Use of this site after such change signifies the user’s acceptance of the changed terms.

From General Users.

GNYAP does not collect any personal information from users browsing its site. Only aggregate data—such as the number of hits per page—are collected. Aggregate data are only used for internal and marketing purposes and do not provide any personally identifying information.
From GNYAP’s Members, Conference Registrants and Other Customers.

To gain access to members-only resources and personalization features on, members and other users are asked to register and provide some limited information. This information is submitted voluntarily. GNYAP asks users to provide their name, member number (for members), organization name, business phone and e-mail. Similar information may be submitted to GNYAP through membership applications, conference or seminar registration, publication orders and subscriptions. Additionally, for some e-mails sent in HTML format by GNYAP to its members through its listservs and electronic newsletters, we will collect specific information regarding what the recipient does with that e-mail. For those e-mails, GNYAP will monitor whether a recipient subsequently clicks through to links provided in the message. Other information collected through this tracking feature includes: e-mail address of a user, the date and time of the user’s “click,” a message number, name of the list from which the message was sent, tracking URL number and destination page. GNYAP only uses this information to enhance its products and distribution of those products to its members. This information is not sold or distributed in any other manner.

How Does GNYAP Use Data Collected?

GNYAP use information voluntarily submitted by members and other customers in the following ways:

GNYAP Member Services and Products.

Generally, GNYAP uses data collected to improve its own web content; to respond to visitors’ interests, needs and preferences; and to develop new products and services.

Disclosures to Third Parties.

GNYAP also makes member contact information available through the GNYAP Membership Directory to other members using its site and to those who register for its conferences. In addition, GNYAP incorporates information users provide into hard copies of the Membership Directory that it provides to members and sells to approved requesters. On occasion, GNYAP may also provide limited data to third parties that offer products and services. These limited data include names, job titles, companies and business addresses, but do not include business phone numbers, business fax numbers or e-mail addresses. Users may request GNYAP refrain from disclosing the data it collects to third parties on the membership application form, conference registration form or any other form on which they are providing information; an opt-out box will appear on each form on which a user provides information. Alternatively, users may contact GNYAP at or by calling 201-440-6522 to express their preferences if they determine later that they do not wish to have the information shared.

Consent to Use Personal Information.

For the purposes of the Data Protection Act(s) 1984 and 1998 (as applicable), GNYAP or its agents must store, host and otherwise process the information (including personal data) supplied by the user when registering for this site. GNYAP may send such data outside the European Economic Area for processing. If you reside in the European Union, please indicate your consent that the personal information you have provided may be transferred and stored in countries outside of the EU, including the United States. User supplies as defined above when registering for the Web site in order to allow the GNYAP (or its designated agents) to use the information to send the user unsolicited direct mail advertisements, promotions, and solicitations for third parties’ products and services.

Credit Card Account Information.

The GNYAP does not disclose credit card account information provided by its members and customers. When members and customers choose to pay using their credit cards, GNYAP submits the information needed to obtain payment to the appropriate clearinghouse.

How Does GNYAP Use Cookies?

Cookies are files that contain information created by a Web server that can be stored on a user’s hard disk for use either during a particular session (“per-session” cookie) or for future use (“persistent” cookie). The GNYAP uses cookies only to facilitate automated activity, store and track passwords, determine appropriate solicitations, and review navigation patterns. Cookies are not used to disseminate significant information about users via the Internet or to analyze any information that users have knowingly or unknowingly provided. When a user registers, the system will ask whether the user approves of the attachment of a cookie. Users may instruct their Internet browsers to opt out of accepting a “persistent” cookie and rather accept only a “per-session” cookie, but will need to login each time they visit the site to enjoy the full benefits. If the user declines the attachment of any cookie, the user may not have access to the full benefits of the website. Registration enables the site to better determine members’ interest areas and provide the most relevant information.

What Privacy Issues Arise With Links To Other Sites?

This Web site contains links to other Web sites. The GNYAP has no control over and is not responsible for the privacy policies or content of such sites.

What Means Of Redress Are Available?

If any user suspects GNYAP has handled its personal information in a manner that does not comply with this privacy policy, please contact us by e-mailing or by calling 201-440-6522.

Terms of Use

Users of the GNYAP website are subject to these Terms of Use, plus any additional terms and conditions posted at specific portions of the site.

The GNYAP website is a dynamic website, and changes are made regularly. All information is current as of its first appearance on this site or when last modified.

All items on the GNYAP website are copyright of the American College of Prosthodontists. Reproduction or republication is strictly prohibited without prior written permission, unless and to the extent specific items posted on the GNYAP Web site indicate otherwise.

The material contained on the GNYAP website is offered as information only and not as practice, financial, accounting, legal, or other professional advice. Users need to consult their own professional advisors for such advice.

Information on the GNYAP website provided as assistance for users making clinical decisions regarding the clinical care of their patients cannot substitute for the individual judgment brought to each clinical situation by the patient’s dentist. As with all clinical reference resources, they reflect the science of dentistry at the time of their development, but they should be used with the clear understanding that continued research may result in new knowledge or recommendations.

The GNYAP does not necessarily endorse the resources that may appear or otherwise be referenced on the GNYAP website, and make no representation or warranties about the products or services they may provide.

By linking to or hosting other websites, the GNYAP does not endorse the policies or practices of, or opinions expressed on, those sites; nor does the GNYAP make any representations or warranties with respect to the accuracy of any items or claims contained therein.

Business decisions, including decisions about method of practice, are personal choices to be made by individual dentists. The GNYAP does not, via the GNYAP website or otherwise, encourage dentists to make any particular business decision on issues addressed herein; including with respect to whether and how to participate in managed care plans. Moreover, the GNYAP discourages dentists from taking any unlawful collective action, including but not limited to price fixing or boycotts.

Revised November 2008.