• TERMS AND CONDITIONS

    • Last updated: 28 February 2016

      Your access and use of www.dentsplysirona.com (the "Site"), including all content, features and services offered on or through the Site, is subject to the following Terms of Use and all the laws in force. Read these Terms of Use carefully before you start using the Site. By accessing and navigating the Site, you accept, without restrictions or reservations, these Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy and agree to abide by them. You also acknowledge that any other agreement between you and DENTSPLY SIRONA in relation to its content shall be replaced by these Terms of Use. If you do not accept these Terms of Use or the Privacy Policy you cannot use the Site.

      For informational purposes only.

      The Site is not for medical emergencies. Do not use the Site to report adverse events. If you are a dentist or doctor, follow the rules stipulated by the laws of your country. On occasion, this Site may contain information related to various medical conditions, health conditions and people’s physical fitness. This information is for informational purposes only and is not intended to replace the medical advice provided by your dentist or other doctor. You should not use the information contained herein to diagnose a health problem or illness. You should always check with your own dentist or doctor.

      Intellectual property rights.

      This Site and all its content, features and functionality (including, but not limited to, all information, software, text, screens, images, video and audio, and the design, selection and arrangement thereof) are the property of DENTSPLY SIRONA, its licensors or other suppliers of such materials and are protected by copyright laws, trademarks, patents, trade secrets and other laws on intellectual property rights or protection rights of the United States and international, as appropriate. All text, formats (including, without limitation, the selection, coordination and arrangement of materials on the Site), all images, graphics, animations, tools, widgets, applications, advertisements, videos, music, sounds, articles, copies, creative materials, photographs, trademarks, company logos, trade names, logos and other materials and information on this Site are subject to the intellectual property rights of DENTSPLY SIRONA, its branches and affiliates, and their respective licensors and authorised dealers (together, the "Content").

      Rights for use of the Site.

      These Terms of Use allow you to use the Site solely for a personal or internal commercial purpose. You must not reproduce, distribute, modify, or create works deriving from materials of the Site; publicly display, publicly present, republish, download, store or transmit materials of the Site, with the exception of the ways indicated below: (1) your computer may temporarily store copies of these materials derived from the access and display of these materials; (2) files may be stored that are automatically cached by your Internet browser for better viewing purposes; (3) copies of a reasonable number of pages of the Site may be printed or downloaded for personal or internal commercial use and in no case for reproduction, publication or subsequent distribution; (4) If desktop, mobile or other applications are offered for downloading, you may download a single copy to your computer or mobile device only for your own internal commercial use, provided that you submit to the end user licence agreement for those applications; (5) if social networking features with certain content are offered, actions enabled by such functions may be performed. You should not: (1) modify copies of Site materials; (2) use illustrations, photographs, video or audio sequences or graphics separately from the accompanying text; (3) delete or alter notices of copyright, trademarks or other proprietary rights of copies of materials from the Site; (4) access or use parts of the Site or services or materials available on the Site by competing with DENTSPLY SIRONA or for the benefit of another supplier or a third party. If you print, copy, modify, download or use parts of the Site or otherwise provide other persons access to parts of the Site in contravention of the Terms of Use, your right to use the Site will be immediately suspended and you must, at the discretion of DENTSPLY SIRONA, return or destroy all copies of the materials you have made. You are not transferred any rights over the Site or contents of the Site and DENTSPLY SIRONA reserves all rights not expressly granted. Any use of the Site not expressly permitted by these Terms of Use is a violation of these Terms of Use and may violate copyright laws, trademarks and other laws.

      Registered trademarks, logos, product and company logos, designs and slogans, whether registered or not (collectively the "Trademarks") displayed on the Site are registered trademarks of DENTSPLY SIRONA and its affiliates or licensors or their respective owners. No content on the Site should be construed as conferring, by inference, legal impediment or otherwise, any licence or right to use Registered Trademarks displayed on the Site without the written authorisation of the registered Trademark owner. It is not permissible to use the Trademarks displayed on the Site or any other content of the Site, except as stipulated in these Terms of Use. The trademarks displayed on the Site are registered and unregistered trademarks of DENTSPLY SIRONA and its affiliates or licensors or their respective owners. The list that can be found here contains registered trademarks of DENTSPLY SIRONA and subsidiaries of DENTSPLY SIRONA as well as registered trademarks used under licence by DENTSPLY SIRONA or by subsidiaries of DENTSPLY SIRONA (DENTSPLY SIRONA fully recognises the rights of third parties over such trademarks). To improve readability, DENTSPLY SIRONA does not use ™ or ® for its own registered trademarks or for the registered trademarks of third parties in the text provided or in graphics or other images of the Site. However, this does not mean that DENTSPLY SIRONA waives any right over its registered trademarks.

      Any unauthorised commercial use of these materials will violate the intellectual property rights of DENTSPLY SIRONA and will be subject to all legal rights and remedies available to DENTSPLY SIRONA.

      You are not granted the right to license, republish, distribute, copy, assign, sub-licence, transfer, prepare derivative works of, or other non-personal use of any Site Content. No part of the Content must be reproduced in any way or incorporated into an electronic or mechanical information retrieval system, other than for your personal use or other use expressly authorised by DENTSPLY SIRONA. You must not access the Site or use the Site in any way that may or is designed to harm or disrupt the Site or any server or network underlying the Site, or to interfere with the use and enjoyment of other people on the Site.

      You must not use automated systems (e.g. robots, crawlers, etc.) to access the Site. You agree not to collect personal information from other users of the Site and not to sell or otherwise exploit that information.

      Except for the limited rights expressly granted herein, all rights to the Site and all Content included in it are reserved by DENTSPLY SIRONA and are the property of DENTSPLY SIRONA.

      In addition, desktop, mobile or other applications available on this Site may be subject to United States export laws, rules and regulations and other export laws, rules and regulations, with any amendments thereto. No desktop, mobile or other application of this Site must be downloaded or exported (1) to (or to a citizen or a resident of) Cuba, Libya, North Korea, Iran, Syria, Sudan or any other country subject to United States embargoes; or (2) anyone who is on the Specially Designated Persons List of the US Department of the Treasury, or on the Denied Persons List of the US Department of Commerce. . By downloading or using any part of the Content you represent and warrant that you are not in, or controlled by, or a citizen or resident of, any of these countries nor on any of those lists.

      DENTSPLY SIRONA RESERVES THE RIGHT TO DENY ACCESS TO THIS SITE OR ITS CONTENT TO ANYONE WITHOUT PRIOR NOTICE AND AT ITS FULL DISCRETION FOR ANY REASON, INCLUDING THE INFRINGEMENT OF ANY OF THESE TERMS OF USE AND OF ANY RIGHTS OF USE.


      Information about you and your visits to the Site.

      All information collected by DENTSPLY SIRONA on this Site, including User Contributions (as defined below), is subject to the Privacy Policy.

      Warranty disclaimer.

      Although DENTSPLY SIRONA makes reasonable efforts to include accurate and current information on the Site, the information presented on or through the Site is offered for general informational purposes only. DENTSPLY SIRONA does not offer any warranties or representations of the accuracy, integrity or usefulness of the information.

      EVERYTHING CONTAINED ON THE SITE AND THE INFORMATION MADE AVAILABLE ON THE SITE IS PROVIDED "AS IS", WITHOUT WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE IMPLIED WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE OR NON-INFRINGEMENT. DENTSPLY SIRONA DOES NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT YOUR USE OF THE SITE DOES NOT INFRINGE THIRD-PARTY RIGHTS NOT CONTROLLED BY OR ASSOCIATED WITH DENTSPLY SIRONA. NO INFORMATION OBTAINED BY YOU FROM DENTSPLY SIRONA THROUGH THE SITE SHALL CREATE A WARRANTY NOT EXPRESSLY STATED HERE. WITHOUT LIMITATION, DENTSPLY SIRONA DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES REGARDING THE AVAILABILITY OF THE SITE, THAT THE DENTSPLY SIRONA SITE IS FREE OF ERRORS, THAT ERRORS WILL BE CORRECTED OR THAT THE DENTSPLY SIRONA SITE IS FREE OF VIRUSES OR OTHER HARMFUL COMPONENTS. YOUR USE OF THE SITE IS ON YOUR OWN ACCOUNT AND AT YOUR OWN RISK, ALL CONTENT DOWNLOADED OR OTHERWISE OBTAINED ON THE SITE IS OFFERED AT YOUR OWN RISK AND YOU ARE SOLELY RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR COMPUTER SYSTEM OR THE LOSS OF DATA RESULTING FROM YOUR USE OF THE SITE, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE RESULTING FROM COMPUTER VIRUSES. PLEASE NOTE THAT SOME JURISDICTIONS MAY NOT ALLOW THE DISCLAIMER OF IMPLIED WARRANTIES, SO SOME OF THE ABOVE EXCLUSIONS MAY NOT BE VALID FOR YOU.


      Exemption from liability for damages and limitation of liability.

      IN NO CIRCUMSTANCES SHALL DENTSPLY SIRONA OR OTHER PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR DELIVERY OF THE SITE BE LIABLE FOR DIRECT, CASUAL, RELEVANT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL OR PUNITIVE DAMAGES RESULTING FROM ACCESS TO THE SITE BY YOU OR YOUR USE OF THE SITE. THIS INCLUDES, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DAMAGE TO PROPERTY, LOSS OF USE, LOSS OF BUSINESS, ECONOMIC LOSS, LOSS OF DATA OR LOSS OF PROFITS, REGARDLESS OF THE TYPE OF ACTION (INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, THROUGH A CONTRACT, NEGLIGENCE OR OTHER ILLEGAL ACTS), EVEN INCLUDING WHEN DENTSPLY SIRONA OR ITS BUSINESS PARTNERS, EMPLOYEES, REPRESENTATIVES OR AFFILIATES HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES OR LOSSES. APPLICABLE LEGISLATION MAY NOT ALLOW THE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION OF LIABILITY OR INCIDENTAL OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, SO THE ABOVE LIMITATION OR EXCLUSION MAY NOT APPLY TO YOU. IN THE EVENT THAT THIS LIMITATION OF LIABILITY CANNOT BE IMPLEMENTED, IN NO EVENT SHALL THE LIABILITY OF DENTSPLY SIRONA OR OTHER PARTIES INVOLVED IN THE CREATION, PRODUCTION OR DELIVERY OF THE SITE, IN CONNECTION WITH THE SITE UNDER ANY THEORY OF LIABILITY, WHETHER CONTRACTUAL, AGGRAVATING, OBJECTIVE OR OTHERWISE, EXCEED A TOTAL OF $ 250.00, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THEY HAVE BEEN ADVISED OR NOT OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGES.

      Indemnification.

      You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless DENTSPLY SIRONA and its directors, managers, employees, contractors, business partners, staff and subsidiaries (collectively, the "DENTSPLY SIRONA Parties") from all liability, loss, action and expenses, including reasonable attorneys' fees, related to a violation of these Terms of Use on your part or your use of the Site. You shall indemnify and hold harmless the Parties of DENTSPLY SIRONA from any claim, action or proceeding brought against DENTSPLY SIRONA Parties arising out of or related to infractions of copyright or other intellectual property rights or other rights of third parties contained therein in your User Contributions, and/or any other violation of laws or breach of contractual obligations relating to User Contributions. DENTSPLY SIRONA Parties shall be indemnified from and held harmless against all claims, damages, and costs that are directly or indirectly related to the use, disposition, reproduction, publication or public communication of the user’s Contribution.


      Functions of social networks.

      The Site may offer some social networking features that allow you to: (1) establish links from your own websites or certain third-party websites with certain content of the Site; (2) send email messages or other communications with certain content, or links to certain content, on this Site; or (3) have limited portions of content on this Site displayed or displayed on your own websites or certain third-party websites. You can use these functions only as provided by DENTSPLY SIRONA, only in relation to the content with which they are displayed and, otherwise, according to any terms and conditions that DENTSPLY SIRONA stipulates in relation to those functions. Notwithstanding the foregoing, you must not: (1) establish a link from a website of which you are not the owner; (2) make the Site or parts thereof display or appear to be displayed by, for example, framing, deep linking or in-line linking, on another site; (3) establish a link to a part of the Site other than the home page; (4) otherwise undertake actions in relation to the Content of this Site that are contrary to any provision of these Terms of Use. You agree to cooperate with DENTSPLY SIRONA to immediately cease any framing or unauthorised link. DENTSPLY SIRONA reserves the right to cancel the link permission without prior notice. At its own discretion, DENTSPLY SIRONA may disable at any time and without notice all or part of the social network functions and any links.



      User contributions.

      All communications or materials transmitted to the Site by email or otherwise, including all data, questions, comments and suggestions, which may consist of textual content and, potentially, photos, videos, images, audio files, other types of content and links to said content if authorised by the Site (together with "User Contributions"), are and will be treated as non-confidential and not subject to property rights. User Contributions may be used, copied, modified, adapted, publicly displayed and translated by DENTSPLY SIRONA or its affiliates for any purpose and without restrictions, including, but not limited to, reproduction, disclosure, transmission, publication, dissemination and disclosure under an irrevocable, worldwide, perpetual, royalty-free and non-exclusive licence. Likewise, DENTSPLY SIRONA is free to use all ideas, concepts, know-how or techniques contained in User Contributions for any purpose, including, but not limited to, the development, manufacture and marketing of products using such information. DENTSPLY SIRONA reserves the right, at its complete discretion, to remove or delete any User Contribution without prior notice. DENTSPLY SIRONA also has the right to disclose your identity to any third party claiming that a User Contribution published or uploaded by you on the Site constitutes an infringement of your intellectual property rights or your right to privacy.

      Although DENTSPLY SIRONA may occasionally monitor or review discussions, chats, publications, broadcasts, bulletin boards and similar activities on the Site, DENTSPLY SIRONA is not obligated to do so and assumes no liability arising from the content of such parts of the Site or errors, defamation, slander, omission, falsehood, obscenity, pornography, blasphemy, danger or inaccuracy in the information in those parts of the Site. You are prohibited from publishing or transmitting unlawful, intimidating, defamatory, obscene, scandalous, incendiary, pornographic or blasphemous material or material that may constitute or encourage conduct that could be considered criminal, giving rise to civil liability or otherwise violating any law. DENTSPLY SIRONA will cooperate fully with any authority responsible for ensuring compliance with the law or court order that requests or orders DENTSPLY SIRONA to reveal the identity of any person who publishes such information or materials.



      Copyright claims.

      DENTSPLY SIRONA has adopted a policy that stipulates the suspension in certain circumstances of users of the Site that repeatedly infringe the copyright. DENTSPLY SIRONA may, when appropriate and at its sole discretion, disable and/or terminate user accounts that may be infringing the intellectual property rights of a third party. If you consider that any material available on the Site infringes a copyright you must notify DENTSPLY SIRONA using the notification procedure for copyright infringement under the Digital Millennium Copyright Act (DMCA). (Title 17 US Code Section 512 (c) (2)). DENTSPLY SIRONA will promptly remove or disable access to the allegedly infringing material and will follow the procedures specified in the DMCA to resolve the claim between the notifying party and the alleged infringer who provided the material. You must send your infringement notices under the DMCA to: Copyright Agent, Michael Friedlander at DENTSPLY SIRONA, 3030 47th Avenue, Suite 500, LIC, NY 11101, copyrightagent@DENTSPLYSIRONA.com.

      • Submit the following notification, in writing, to the DENTSPLY SIRONA Copyright Agent:
      • Identify the work protected by copyright or other intellectual property right that you claim has been infringed;
      • Identify the material on the Site whose rights you claim are being infringed, in sufficient detail for DENTSPLY SIRONA to locate it on the Site;
      • A statement by you that you have believe in good faith that the disputed use is not authorised by the copyright owner, its agent, or the law;
      • A statement by you that states under penalty of perjury (a) the accuracy of the information stated above in your notification and that (b) you are the copyright owner in question or authorised to act on behalf of that owner;
      • Your address, telephone number and email address; and
      • Your physical or electronic signature

      Third-party content and links from the Site.

      The Site may include content provided by third parties. All statements and/or opinions expressed in these materials, with the exception of the content provided by DENTSPLY SIRONA, are exclusively the opinions and responsibility of the person or entity that makes such materials available. These materials do not necessarily reflect the opinion of DENTSPLY SIRONA and DENTSPLY SIRONA is not answerable to you or third parties regarding the content, accuracy, integrity, timeliness or availability of materials provided by third parties. All links contained on the Site with other sites or resources provided by third parties are offered solely for your convenience. DENTSPLY SIRONA has no control over the contents of those sites or resources and assumes no responsibility for them or for losses or damages that may arise from your use of them. If you decide to access any of the third-party websites linked to this Site, you do so entirely at your own risk and subject to the terms and conditions of use and the privacy notice of such websites.

       
      Changes to the Site and the Terms of Use.

      DENTSPLY SIRONA may occasionally revise or update these Terms of Use by updating its publication at its own discretion. All changes take effect immediately after their publication and are valid for all future accesses and uses of the Site. Your continued use of the Site following the publication of revised Terms of Use implies acceptance and compliance with the changes. DENTSPLY SIRONA reserves the right to cancel or modify the Site and any service or material you provide on this Site, at its sole discretion and without prior notice.

      Access to the Site and account security.

      You are responsible for: (1) performing all necessary procedures to access the Site; and (2) ensuring that all persons who access the Site through your Internet connection are aware of these Terms of Use and comply with them. To access the Site or any of the resources it offers you may be asked to provide certain registration data or other information. A condition for your use of the Site is that all the information you provide on the Site is correct, current and complete. If you choose, or are provided with, a username, password or other information as part of our security procedures, you must treat such information as confidential and must not disclose it to other persons or entities. You also agree that your account is personal to you and you agree not to provide another person or entity with access to this Site or parts of it using your username, password or other security information. You agree to notify DENTSPLY SIRONA immediately of any unauthorised access to your username or password or of any unauthorised use of your username or password or any other breach of security. You also agree to make sure you sign out of your account at the end of each session. You should be especially careful when accessing your account from a public or shared computer so that others cannot see or record your password or other personal information. At its own discretion, DENTSPLY SIRONA reserves the right to disable at any time any username, password or other identifier you have chosen or been provided.

       
      Applicable legislation.

      All matters relating to the Site and these Terms of Use and all disputes or claims arising out of or related to the Site and these Terms of Use (in each case, including disputes or non-contractual claims) will be dictated by and construed in accordance with the internal laws of the State of New York, rendering void any disposition or law of choice or conflict of law (whether of the State of New York or any other jurisdiction). All lawsuits, actions or legal proceedings arising out of or related to these Terms of Use or the Site will be instructed exclusively in the federal courts of the United States or in the courts of the State of New York. You waive any and all objections to the exercise of jurisdiction over you by such courts and the place of such courts.

      Waiver and severability.

      A waiver by DENTSPLY SIRONA of any of the terms or conditions set forth in these Terms of Use shall not be deemed a successive or permanent waiver of such term or condition or as a waiver of any other term or condition, and incapacity on the part of DENTSPLY SIRONA's right to enforce a right or provision under these Terms of Use shall not constitute a waiver of such right or provision. If any provision of these Terms of Use is held to be invalid, illegal or unenforceable for any reason by a court of competent jurisdiction, that provision will be eliminated or limited to the minimum necessary so that the remaining provisions of the Terms of Use will continue to be in full force and effect.
       
      Entire agreement

      These Terms of Use and the Privacy Policy constitute the exclusive and entire agreement between you and DENTSPLY SIRONA in relation to the Site and supersede all previous and coexisting agreements, covenants, statements and warranties, whether in writing or orally, in connection with the Site.

      © 2016 DENTSPLY SIRONA. DENTSPLY SIRONA and the DENTSPLY SIRONA brand are registered trademarks of DENTSPLY SIRONA. Sponsor: DENTSPLY SIRONA