DISCLAIMER/TERMS & CONDITIONS
This website's intended audience is qualified dental professionals with an interest in further education and training in the field of dental implantology and related disciplines. It is not intended for the general public, although some information on this site may be of interest to the general public. As such, Terms of this website refer to both dental professionals and viewers from the general public. The information provided on this site, including on its forums, is for educational and informational purposes only. In no way should it be considered as offering legal advice, medical advice, treatment advice or any related advice. Where there is reference to medical, surgical or dental products, instrumentation, equipment or procedures, we specifically disclaim any warranties, express or implied, including implied warranties of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose. It’s your job to evaluate the information and results from tools we provide. If you are a dental, medical or other healthcare professional, you should exercise your professional judgment in evaluating any information, and we encourage you to confirm the information contained on our Website with other sources before undertaking any treatment based on it. If you are a patient or a member of the general public you should evaluate the information together with your dentist or another qualified healthcare professional. The use of the website is at your own risk and the website and the content are provided on an as is basis. Some information on our website or forums may come from you or from other users, for which we have no responsibility. Whether the information comes from us or from others, we are not liable for any damages resulting from your use of the information. The information on this website or its forums should not be used as a substitute for the advice of an appropriately qualified and licensed dentist or other health care provider. Please check with a suitably qualified healthcare professional if you suspect you are ill or suffer from a medical or dental condition.
Your access to and use of the Website indicates that you have had sufficient opportunity to access the Terms and contact us, and that you have read, accepted and will comply with the Terms. If you do not agree to the Terms, you must not use the Website.
1. No advice
1.1 This website contains general medical information. All statements, opinions and documents contained in this Website are for general information purposes only. The information is subject to change without prior notice.
1.2 The medical information is not advice and should not be treated as such. Any reliance you place on the information is at your own risk. Before acting on the information, we recommend that you consider whether it is appropriate for your circumstances, carry out your own research and seek professional advice where necessary. This information is not intended to replace consultation with a qualified medical professional.
2. No warranties
2.1 The medical information on this website is provided without any representations or warranties, express or implied.
2.2 Without limiting the scope of Section 2.1, we do not warrant or represent that the medical information on this website:
(a) will be constantly available, or available at all; or
(b) is true, accurate, complete, current or non-misleading.
3. Medical assistance
3.1 You must not rely on the information on our website as an alternative to medical advice from your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
3.2 If you have any specific questions about any medical matter, you should consult your doctor or other professional healthcare provider.
3.3 If you think you may be suffering from any medical condition, you should seek immediate medical attention.
3.4 You should never delay seeking medical advice, disregard medical advice or discontinue medical treatment because of information on our website.
3.5 To the fullest extent permitted by law, as a user you release the owner of this website and their suppliers and subcontractors involved in online communication for any claim for injury, damage or loss, resulting from your access or reliance on this website.
3.6 All dental, medical and surgical procedures carry certain risks. Information on this website is for general information only and does not constitute medical advice. For our professional advice, you require a comprehensive assessment. Before commencing any treatment, you may opt to seek a second opinion. Results can vary, and the effect of alternative treatment options, including no treatment, should be considered.
4. Interactive features
4.1 This website may include interactive features that allow users to communicate with us.
4.2 You acknowledge that, because of the limited nature of communication through our website’s interactive features, any assistance you may receive using any such features is likely to be incomplete and may even be misleading.
4.3 Any assistance you may receive using any of our website’s interactive features does not constitute specific advice and accordingly should not be relied upon without further independent confirmation.
5.1 Delays or Interruptions: we are not responsible for any delays or interruptions to the Website. We will use commercially reasonable efforts to minimise delays and interruptions. We cannot warrant that the Website will be available at all times or at any given time. We may at any time and without notice to you, discontinue the Website in whole or in part. We are not responsible for any loss, cost, damage or liability that may result from our discontinuance of the Website.
Our Website contains material which is owned by or licensed to us and is protected by Australian and international laws, including but not limited to the trademarks, trade names, software, content, design, images, graphics, layout, appearance, layout and look of our Website. We own the copyright which subsists in all creative and literary works that are displayed originally on the Website.
All original text and images are Copyright© The Implant Institute. The Website (or its Forums) may also contain information, software, text, photographs, graphics and other material that are protected by copyright, trademark or other proprietary rights. All content on the Website is copyrighted as a collective work pursuant to applicable copyright law. You are granted a limited nonexclusive license to use the information for your personal and noncommercial use. Otherwise, you may not copy, store in an electronic form, modify, print, transmit, sell or transfer, create derivative works from, distribute, perform, frame in another web page, display, or in any way exploit any of the content, in whole or in part. Permission to reprint or electronically reproduce any materials is expressly prohibited without prior written consent from The Implant Institute (or in the case of Members Forums, the prior consent of the relevant Member. You may hyperlink to the Website provided that the link is to the “home” page of the Website.
The Website includes an interactive portion that allows users to submit information and materials. Users shall not provide copyrighted or other proprietary information without permission from the owner of such material or rights and shall be solely responsible for any damages resulting from such disclosures. Where clinical or patient diagnostic, planning or treatment images are posted by professionals in the Members Forum(s), the Member/poster should be sure that they have the permission of the subject of such images (usually a dental patient), and that no images are used that may identify the person receiving treatment (Patient) without their express permission. Users shall be solely responsible for obtaining such permission and agree to indemnify The Implant Institute, MH Dental Services Pty Ltd, and Dr Misagh Habibi and related entitites for any claim that information or materials submitted by you infringe any third-party intellectual property right. You grant The Implant Institute a nonexclusive license to use, copy, edit, modify, transmit, distribute and to create a derivative work of any information or material submitted by you through the Website or its Forum(s).
We may collect personal information from you in the course of our business, including if you input personal information on the Website or otherwise provide personal information to us. This may include your name, address, phone number, email address, professional degrees and experience in dentistry, and other personal information.
We may conduct surveys or market research to seek your opinion and feedback.
We will not ask you to provide personal information that may disclose your political, religious or philosophical beliefs or affiliations, health and sexuality, racial or ethnic origin, or criminal convictions.
We collect and use the information for purposes including internal record keeping; for business development and marketing purposes; identifying and understanding user needs; for marketing communication from us; and to customise, improve and ensure proper functioning of our Website.
You have the right to access and correct the personal information that we hold about you, in certain circumstances set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Commonwealth). If you wish to access or modify any personal information that you have provided to us, please contact us at the email address listed at the start of the policy. An administrative fee may be payable. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.
To unsubscribe from our e-mail database, or opt out of any communications, please contact us at the email address listed at the start of the policy, with “Unsubscribe” in the subject line of the e-mail.
We take reasonable steps to ensure that the personal information collected from you is accurate, up to date, complete and stored in a secure environment and accessed only by our authorised personnel. We note that no information transmitted over the Internet can be guaranteed to be secure. We cannot therefore guarantee the security of any information that you transmit to us, or receive from us. The transmission and exchange of information is carried out at your own risk.
7. Forums, Users & Sponsor
Information that You Put on Our Website
When you place materials or information on our website that becomes available online, you give us an irrevocable, perpetual license to use, reproduce, modify, adapt, publicly perform and publicly display that information. For example, we have the right to display a comment that you post on one of our discussion boards at any time. We will consider requests to remove information that you make publicly available on our Website(s) on an individual basis (contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
We ask that you not post any messages with misleading, false, or inappropriate language or statements. We reserve the right to remove any offensive or fraudulent content at any time without your consent.
8. Member Conduct
If you use or subscribe to a service of The Implant Institute, such as training programs, workshops, mentorships, email, bulletin board or community (a “Member Service”), all communications, information, data, text, music, sound, graphics, messages and other material (the “Content”) are your responsibility and you are responsible for all Content that you upload, post, transmit, email or otherwise distribute via the Member Service. The Implant Institute is not responsible for the consequences of the Content posted via the Member Service and, as such, does not guarantee the accuracy, integrity or quality of such Content. You understand that by using the Member Service, you may be exposed to Content that is offensive or objectionable. In no event will The Implant Institute be liable in any way for any Content or for any loss or damage of any kind incurred as a result of the use of any Content uploaded, posted, transmitted, emailed or otherwise made available via the Member Service. In cases where you feel threatened or believe someone else is in danger, you should contact your local law enforcement agency immediately. If you think you may have a medical emergency, call your doctor or 000 immediately.
In consideration of being allowed to use the Member Service, you agree to not use the Member Service to:
Violate applicable local, state, national, or international laws;
Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise distribute any Content that infringes on the intellectual property rights of others or on the privacy or publicity rights of others;
Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise distribute any Content that is unlawful, harmful, obscene, defamatory, threatening, harassing, abusive, slanderous, hateful, or embarrassing to any other person or entity as determined by The Implant Institute in its sole discretion;
Harm minors in any way;
Posting advertisements or solicitations of business;
Forge headers or otherwise manipulate identifiers in order to disguise the origin of any Content transmitted through the Member Service;
Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise distribute chain letters, pyramid schemes, unsolicited or unauthorized advertising or spam;
Impersonate another person or stalk or otherwise harass another person;
Post, upload, email, transmit or otherwise distribute viruses or other harmful computer code designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the use of any computer software or hardware;
Harvest or otherwise collect information about others, including email addresses, without their identification for posting or viewing comments; consent;
Allow any other person or entity to use your identification for posting or viewing comments
Interfere with or disrupt the Member Service or computers, networks or other hardware connected to the Member Service, or disregard any requirements or policies of networks connected to the Member Service;
Engaging in any other conduct that restricts or inhibits any other person from using or enjoying the Member Service, or which, in the judgment of The Implant Institute, exposes it or any of its customers, subscribers, sponsors or suppliers to any liability or detriment of any type.
We may (but are not obligated to) do any or all of the following:
Record or pre-screen the dialogue in public chat rooms.
Investigate an allegation that a communication(s) do(es) not conform to the terms of this section and determine in its sole discretion to remove or request the removal of the Content.
9. Acceptance Procedure
By accessing materials on our Website(s) or registering for any of our programs or forums, you agree with all the terms and conditions of this agreement.
We reserve the right, at our sole discretion, to change the terms and conditions of this Agreement from time to time, and your continuing use of our Website(s) constitutes your acceptance of and agreement to any changed terms and conditions.
10. Faculty qualifications and specialisation - The Director, Mentors/Tutors and faculty of The Implant Institute are registered as general dentists, (not specialists in oral surgery, oral and maxillofacial surgery, prosthodontics or periodontics). They have additional postgraduate training and/or postgraduate university qualifications in oral implantology and extensive professional development and experience in the surgical and dental procedures they perform and teach. More extensive information about their professional qualifications, awards and appointments can be found in their biographies on this website.
11. Terms and conditions on program attendance, dates, changes and flight/accommodation bookings.
PGCert Program: Dates for PGCert Program modules are definite and secure. You may book your flights and accomodation well in advance for Module 2.
Training & Workshop Programs: The Implant Institute may cancel scheduled courses up to thirty (30) days prior to the scheduled start of the course if certain attendance minimums are not met. If you are travelling for these programs, you may chose to await confirmation prior to booking flights and accommodation, or alternatively book exchangeable flights and accommodation. The Implant Institute is not responsible for reimbursing prepaid (including non-refundable) customer travel costs.
Mentorship Programs: Mentorship solutions have no defined dates and can be commenced with our Tutors at any time to suit you. One on one residencies are arranged at a date to suit you and the Tutor.
Images & Marketing: By registering for a program, you agree that visual material from the program may be used for promotional purposes. Please state any objections to this by separate written notification to The Implant Institute.