Privacy Policy 2017-12-06T15:44:46+00:00

Privacy Policy

How we safeguard your information.

Marc Allen Orthodontics Respects Your Privacy

Last Updated:  August 2017

This Privacy Notice explains how Marc Allen Orthodontics (“MAO”) collects information about you through our website and how this information is then used or disclosed. This Privacy Notice does not apply to websites that do not display or link to this notice or that have their own privacy notices or to information we may collect from you or about you in other ways, including through emails you may send to us.

MAO Contact Information

You may contact us about this Privacy Notice:

Via postal address:
Marc Allen Orthodontics
223 Gilead Road
Huntersville, NC 28078

By email

How We May Use and Disclose Information We Collect About You

The information we collect via our website may be used and disclosed to improve the content of and advance MAO’s mission. For example, we may use this information for purposes such as:

  • Registering you for, or providing you with, programs and services you have requested
  • Processing, fulfilling and following up on your orders or membership application
  • Providing access to publications
  • Responding to your emails or online requests
  • Sending you information you request
  • Sending and processing surveys and continuing education quizzes
  • Publishing membership directories and registration lists
  • Sharing with companies to offer you products and services that may be of interest to you
  • Sharing your email address with companies to deliver communications on our behalf
  • Sharing your email address as described below
  • Sharing information about you with members and state and local dental societies
  • Sharing information about you with service providers
  • Sharing with third parties as required by law
  • Sharing demographic information for research purposes

For each visitor to our website, where reasonably possible, our web server automatically recognizes only the user’s internet protocol (IP) address, but not the email address. Our system can recognize the identity of individuals who sign in using their usernames and passwords.

We collect information such as the internet protocol (IP) address of visitors to our website, aggregate information on what pages users access or visit, user-specific information on what pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by users, including from surveys, purchases and/or registrations. We also may collect the email addresses of those who communicate with us via email.

With respect to cookies: We use cookies for a number of purposes, including to administer our website and to record session information, such as items that users add to their shopping carts and user-specific information on what pages users access or visit.

With respect to your email address: We generally do not knowingly disclose your e-mail address without your express or implied consent.  We may disclose your e-mail address if you serve in a leadership capacity or if you provide your e-mail address in connection with an event or an attendee list. We have instituted opt-out capabilities to help you avoid receiving unwanted commercial email messages from the MAO. We will not knowingly give or sell your email address to any unrelated entity outside MAO, its service providers, subsidiaries and affiliated entities.

MAO also occasionally hires other companies to provide services on our behalf, including, but not limited to, hosting of online resources, processing credit card transactions, packaging, order fulfillment, answering customer questions about products or services, consulting services, data modeling, printing, sending postal mail and processing membership and event registration. We will provide those companies with information they need to deliver the service. Third parties may collect information such as your IP address that may indicate your online activities over time or across different websites when you use our websites. At this time, this website does not respond to do-not-track signals.

Your Rights and Responsibilities

It is important when you wish to exercise your rights that you contact us via any of the means listed in the first section of this Privacy Notice.

While MAO takes measures to protect your personal information, no security measure or network is entirely secure. Your password to access our patient portal should be complex and should never be shared with anyone, and should be changed from time to time. After you access the patient portal, you should log off and exit your browser so unauthorized persons cannot access the site.

If you do not want to receive email, postal mail, telephone calls from us in the future, or if you do not want us to share your contact information in the manner described above, please provide us with your exact name, email and postal addresses, phone and fax numbers to It may take up to four weeks for your opt out to become effective. While we will continue to share information we maintain about you with our service providers, subsidiary and affiliates, and with state and local dental societies, we will take reasonable steps to ensure that any other specific contact information you so identify is removed from lists we share with other organizations.

You may also contact us at if you believe your information is being used improperly.

You may provide consent to additional uses and disclosures; for example, in connection with a product or service offered by MAO, an affiliated entity, or a third party.

Children’s Privacy

We do not knowingly solicit data online from, or market online to children under the age of 13.

More About Our Privacy Practices

With respect to other websites and servers: contains links to other websites. We have no control over and take no responsibility for the privacy practices or content of those sites.

When users choose to make payments via credit cards, they do so on the website of a third party service provider. We do not store or reuse credit card information unless you have given us your credit card information directly and authorized us to do so.

Changes, Comments and Questions

If our Privacy Notice changes at some time in the future we will post the revised Privacy Notice to our website to notify you and the changes will be effective on the day that we post the revised privacy notice. The latest version of our Privacy Notice will always be available at If you are concerned about how your information may be used, please check back at our website periodically.

We welcome your comments or questions about our Privacy Notice and privacy practices. If you feel that this site is not following its stated policy, please let us know.