Privacy Policy

52Pearls.com Privacy Policy (Last Updated: September 15, 2016)

52Pearls.com offers various Services to help its users find dental professionals. 52Pearls.com's Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") is designed to provide a clear understanding of the information we collect and how we use it to provide our services and give users a better experience. It applies to any users of www.52Pearls.com and any US affiliated websites, web pages, mobile applications and mobile websites operated by 52Pearls.com (the "Site"), including those who are seeking to find a service provider through 52Pearls.com ("Dental Employers ") as well as those who are looking to promote their services through 52Pearls.com ("Dental Professionals "), and any users of any of the various services that 52Pearls.com provides through the Site or any other channels, including over the telephone ("Services"). For purposes of this Agreement, the terms "52Pearls.com," "we," "us," and "our" refer to 52Pearls.com, Inc. "You" refers to you, as a visitor or user or the Site or the Services. Please note that our subsidiaries have separate privacy policies. In addition, this Privacy Policy does not apply to third party entities that may use the 52Pearls.com Site or Services. Such entities' use of the 52Pearls.com Site and Services are subject to separate terms that they agreed when they registered with 52Pearls.com.

By using the Site and/or the Services, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information and other information as described in this Privacy Policy.

  • Information We Collect
    • Information you provide
    • Information provided by others
    • Information you expressly authorize us to collect
    • Technical and usage information
  • How We Use Information
    • Personal Information
    • Non Personal Information
  • How We Share Information
    • Personal Information
    • Background checks
    • Non Personal Information
    • Business transactions
  • Your Choices Regarding the Sharing of your Personal Information
  • Your Communication Choices
  • Changing or Removing your Personal Information and Closing your Account
  • Collection of Information from Children
  • How We Protect Information
  • Links to other Websites
  • Changes to our Privacy Policy
  • Contact Us
Information We Collect

We collect both "Personal Information" and "Non Personal Information" about our users. In this policy, Personal Information is information that can be used to contact or identify you, such as your full name and email address, and information that is linked to such information. "Non-Personal Information" is information that cannot be used to contact or identify you and is not linked to information that can be used to contact or identify you and includes passively collected information about your activities on our Site, such as usage data, to the extent that information is not linked to your Personal Information.

Site Visitors can access and browse certain portions of the Site without disclosing Personal Information, although, like most websites, we passively collect certain information from your computer, such as your IP address and web browser user agent, when you browse the Site. Visitors who access and browse the Site without registering are "Site Visitors". In order to utilize some of the Services offered by 52Pearls.com, you must register with 52Pearls.com. All users who register with 52Pearls.com are "Registered Users".

Information you provide

Regardless of whether you are a Site Visitor or a Registered User, all Personal Information that you provide to us when registering, posting a job, posting a profile, communicating through the Site, email or postal mail, will be stored by us. You represent and warrant to us that you have the right and authority to provide us all Personal Information you provide about yourself or others. You may provide us this Personal Information in various ways, including:

When registering

When you register directly through 52Pearls.com, we will collect and store the information that you provide to us directly on our online registration forms. This may include, among other information:

  • your first and last name
  • your email address
  • your home address
  • your gender
  • your phone number

Some users may have the opportunity to register with 52Pearls.com by connecting through Facebook or LinkedIn’s application programming interface (API). Please see Section I.B.4 below to learn about the information we access, collect and store if you register for 52Pearls.com through Facebook or LinkedIn.

If you register for a Service that requires you to pay a fee, 52Pearls.com will also collect your credit card type, number, expiration date, and security code as well as your billing address for payment purposes, if not previously provided.

When posting a job

If you are a Dental Employer, we collect and store all of the additional information that you provide to us on your job posting or that is otherwise included in an auto-generated job posting. This may include, among other information:

  • the type of Dental Professional you are looking for, your schedule, location, hourly rate, narrative job description, requirements for a Dental Professional (such licenses)
  • any other information you choose to include in your job posting
When posting a profile

If you are a Dental Professional, we collect and store all of the additional information that you provide to us in your profile. This may include, among other information:

  • details on your skill set, your availability, your location, your level of education, related services you provide
  • your phone numbers
  • references, if you choose to provide them
  • any other information you choose to include in your profile
Through the Site or by telephone, email, postal mail or chat

Certain Registered Users may provide Personal Information on the Site through other Site features and offerings such as our online communications, groups and payment platforms and our senior care offerings. In some cases, Site Visitors may have the ability to provide us Personal Information through the Site, such as contact information. In addition, both Registered Users and Site Visitors may choose to provide us additional Personal Information by phone, email, postal mail, or chat. We collect and store all of the Personal Information you provide us through these channels. Moreover, if you provide information about someone other than yourself through any of these channels, you represent that you have authority to do so.

  • Information provided by others
By Site Visitors, Registered Users and others

52Pearls.com also captures and collects information that Site Visitors, Registered Users and others provide about each other. Certain, Registered Users may communicate directly with each other through 52Pearls.com platforms. Site Visitors, Registered Users and others also may provide us information about Registered Users by phone, email or postal mail. 52Pearls.com captures and stores all information it receives from Site Visitors, Registered Users and others about other Registered Users and Site Visitors.

By third parties to verify your information and representations

In order to promote the safety and integrity of the Site and Service, you authorize 52Pearls.com in its Terms of Use to utilize third party service providers to use your Personal Information to scan on an ongoing basis a variety of sources, which may include, but are not limited to, national criminal databases, sex offender registries, certain media streams, terrorist watch lists, criminal and fugitive watch lists, fraud watch lists, law enforcement reports, and other data to assist us in verifying the information you provide us (such as your name, address, email address, etc.) and the representations and warranties you make in the Terms of Use and on the Site (such as representations regarding your criminal background) ("Verification Checks"). The results of any Verification Checks will be made available to 52Pearls.com.

By Facebook if you connect to 52Pearls.com through Facebook

You may have the opportunity to connect to 52Pearls.com through Facebook's API when you register for 52Pearls.com or after you have registered for 52Pearls.com. If you connect to 52Pearls.com through Facebook, either when you register or after you have registered, we will collect, store, and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information you agreed that Facebook could provide to 52Pearls.com through its API. Your agreement (and our access to your information) takes place when you instruct, accept or allow Facebook to register you for a 52Pearls.com account or otherwise connect to 52Pearls.com through Facebook. The information 52Pearls.com may access, collect and store may include the following, among other information, as allowed by you, Facebook's API, and your Facebook privacy settings:

  • your name
  • your profile picture
  • your email address
  • your gender
  • your birthday
  • your location (i.e. city)
  • the names and pictures of your Facebook friends
  • your interests and affinity networks
  • other information you make publicly available via Facebook
By LinkedIn if you connect to 52Pearls.com through LinkedIn

You may have the opportunity to connect to 52Pearls.com through LinkedIn's API when you register for 52Pearls.com or after you have registered for 52Pearls.com. If you connect to 52Pearls.com through LinkedIn, either when you register or after you have registered, we will collect, store, and use in accordance with this Privacy Policy any and all information you agreed that LinkedIn could provide to 52Pearls.com through its API. Your agreement (and our access to your information) takes place when you instruct, accept or allow LinkedIn to register you for a 52Pearls.com account or otherwise connect to 52Pearls.com through LinkedIn. The information 52Pearls.com may access, collect and store may include the following, among other information, as allowed by you, LinkedIn's API, and your LinkedIn privacy settings:

  • your name
  • your profile picture
  • your email address
  • your gender
  • your birthday
  • your location (i.e. city)
  • your interests and affinity networks
  • other information you make publicly available via LinkedIn
By other sources

In addition, we may obtain from other sources publicly available Personal Information, such as demographic data, and other information to enable us to comply with regulatory requirements, ensure the accuracy of data, better understand your likely interests, prevent fraud, etc.

Technical and usage information

Log files, IP addresses and information about your computer and mobile device

When you visit the Site, 52Pearls.com receives the internet protocol ("IP") address of your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the internet), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using. If you are using a mobile device, 52Pearls.com may also receive your mobile device id (UDID), or another unique identifier, and mobile operating system. We may correlate this information with other Personal Information we have about you. Additionally, when you visit the 52Pearls.com website we and any third parties we use to place ads on our Site automatically receive the URL of the webpage from which you came. If you click on an ad, we and any such third party may also receive the URL of the page you were on when you clicked the ad and the URL of the site associated with the ad that you clicked.

Cookies and other technologies

Like most websites, we and our service providers use cookies and tracking pixels to track Site usage and trends, evaluate the effectiveness of our ads both on and off our Site, customize your experience on the Site and improve the quality of our Services. For example, using these technologies we can determine, among other things, which pages of our Site you visit and which ads you click on. A cookie is a tiny data file that resides on your computer, mobile phone, or other device, and allows us to recognize you when you return to the Site using the same computer (or mobile device) and web browser. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases doing so may impact your ability to use 52Pearls.com. Tracking pixels do not identify individual users and the analysis of data obtained by tracking pixels is performed on an aggregate basis.

We use Google Analytics to measure Site usage and improve our visitor experience. The relevant data is provided to us by Google in the aggregate (i.e. individual users are not identified) and allows us to better understand our Site audience. The Google Analytics features implemented by us allow us (i) to evaluate and generate reports on certain demographic, behavioral, and interest metrics of users collected by Google, and (ii) to create advertising remarketing audiences and campaigns based on such metrics, which may be segmented into aggregated groups.

Visitors can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google Display Network ads using the Ads Settings form at https://www.google.com/settings/ads.

Social media features and widgets

Our Site includes social media features and widgets, such as the Facebook "Like" button and the Facebook "Share" button. These features may collect your IP address, the URL of the page you are visiting on our Site, and may set a cookie to enable the feature to function properly. Social media features and widgets are either hosted by a third party or hosted directly on our Site. Your interactions with these features are governed by the privacy policy of the company providing it.

How We Use Information

Personal Information

In general, the Personal Information we collect is used (1) to improve our Services and enhance your experience with 52Pearls.com, (2) to enable us to provide a safer community for all of our Registered Users, and (3) to help us communicate with you. For example, we may use your Personal Information to:

  • register and service your account.
  • include in Dental Employer job postings and Dental Professional profiles.
  • contact you in response to questions and solicit feedback and input from you.
  • enable Dental Employers and Dental Professionals to search based on the Personal Information the other has made available on the Site, and the information others have provided about them.
  • connect Dental Employers with Dental Professionals that appear to meet their needs and preferences.
  • enable Registered Users to search for, find, interact, connect and share information with other Registered Users they may have an interest in interacting with.
  • enable Registered Users who connect to 52Pearls.com through Facebook to see which of their Facebook friends who have connected to 52Pearls.com through Facebook are Registered Users or friends with other Registered Users who have connected to 52Pearls.com through Facebook.
  • verify information you provide us as well as the representations and warranties you make to us in the Terms of Use or on the Site.
  • otherwise help protect the safety and integrity of the Site and 52Pearls.com users.
  • target promotional messages or content on the Site, via email or other ads on 52Pearls.com or third party sites.

Non Personal Information

In general, we use the Non Personal Information we collect to help us improve our Services and customize the user experience, such as by providing targeted useful features and promotions based on the type of Service you seek. We also aggregate the information collected via cookies and similar technologies to use in statistical analysis to help us track trends, evaluate the effectiveness of our ads and analyze patterns in the use of 52Pearls.com.

How We Share Information

In addition to using the information collected by 52Pearls.com for the purposes described above, we may also share your information with various third parties, as described below. Please review our sharing policy closely, especially with respect to your Personal Information. By using our Site or our Services, you agree to allow us to share the Personal Information you provide to us in the ways described below. Your ability to make changes to what information is shared is described below in Section IV.

Personal Information

With All Site Visitors and Registered Users

If you are a Dental Employer or a Dental Professional, in order to increase your chances of finding a job or finding the care you need, we share with Site Visitors and Registered Users the information that is included in your job posting or profile, aside from your contact information, as well as the following registration information, which we may include in your job posting or profile: your first name, first initial of your last name, city, state, profile picture, and if you are a Dental Professional, your gender and, unless you opt-out, your age. With certain exceptions, you choose how much detail you want to include in either your job posting or your profile; the more information you share, however, the better chance you have of finding either care or a job. We may also share on your profile or job posting any company reviews you have posted on our Site and whether you have connected to 52Pearls.com through Facebook. If you are a Dental Professional and have elected to verify certain information with 52Pearls.com or to have a background check performed, we may also disclose that information in your profile in addition to any payment or payroll preferences you have indicated.

If you post information in a 52Pearls.com online group forum that information may be viewed by any Site Visitor or Registered User who accesses the forum.

We may display personal testimonials of Registered Users and other endorsements on our Site or in other marking materials. These testimonials or endorsements may include Non Personal Information such as the Registered User's first name, first initial of last name, town and state. With a Registered User's consent, we may include Personal Information such as their full name.

With other Registered Users and corporate providers

If you are a Dental Professional, your phone number will be visible to certain Registered Users if you elect to share it in your profile. In addition, your approximate residential location (through Google map plotting) is made available to certain Registered Users unless you elect to keep that information confidential.

If you are a Dental Employer or a Dental Professional, you will appear in search result listings if you match the search criteria used by a Dental Professional or Dental Employer, as applicable. Similarly, you may appear in emails sent to Dental Professionals or Dental Employers in your area. Dental Employers may opt-out of being included in Dental Professional search results and in certain emails sent to Dental Professionals.

If you are a Registered User, your 52Pearls.com online status may be made available to other Registered Users unless you elect to keep that information confidential.

If you connect to 52Pearls.com through Facebook, we may allow any of your Facebook friends who have connected to 52Pearls.com through Facebook to see that you are a Registered User. In addition, other Registered Users who have connected to 52Pearls.com through Facebook will be able to see if you are friends with any of their Facebook friends or if you share certain affinities or interests with them.

If we terminate your registration for any reason, we reserve the right to send a notice of your termination to other Registered Users with whom we believe you have corresponded.

With vendors/service providers

We also share Personal Information with vendors who perform services on behalf of 52Pearls.com, including without limitation vendors who provide email services, demographic information, or geo-location information, vendors who process credit card payments, vendors who run classified advertising businesses, and vendors who send SMS messages to Registered Users' mobile phone numbers, in each case to the extent applicable. 52Pearls.com has selected vendors who maintain high standards with respect to privacy and agree to use the Personal Information only to perform specific services on behalf of 52Pearls.com.

With Facebook if you connect to 52Pearls.com through Facebook

If you connect to 52Pearls.com through Facebook's API, you may elect to post certain aspects of your activities on 52Pearls.com back to your Facebook account. You will be prompted to decide whether or not to share those 52Pearls.com activities back to your Facebook account.

As required by law or for reasons of safety

You acknowledge and agree that we may disclose information we've collected about you if required to do so by law or if we, in our sole discretion, believe that disclosure is reasonable to comply with the law, requests or orders from law enforcement, or any legal process (whether or not such disclosure is required by applicable law), or to protect or defend 52Pearls.com's, or a third party's, rights or property. We may also reserve the right to disclose information we've collected about you for purposes of protecting the health and safety of our community and Registered Users, such as in the case of risk of harm or violence against any person (including you).

With our affiliates

You acknowledge and agree that to the maximum extent permitted by law we may disclose any of the information we've collected about you to any of our affiliates or subsidiaries, for the purposes of providing you with the Services, operating the Site, and our other commercial purposes.

With Your Consent

We also may share your Personal Information with a third party if you consent to the sharing.

Non Personal Information

This Privacy Policy does not limit our use or disclosure of any Non Personal Information, such as information passively collected from your computer via cookies, web beacons, or standard logging of website activity. If you do not wish to share this information with 52Pearls.com, then you should take steps to limit the passive collection of data about your activities on our site, for example, by changing your browser settings to disable cookies. We reserve the right to use and disclose such Non Personal Information, as well as any other Non-Personal Information we collect, with our advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

Business transactions

In the event we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of ours or that acquirer's affiliates may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.

Your Choices Regarding the Sharing of your Personal Information

Registered Users have control over what optional Personal Information they choose to share with us when utilizing our Services (such as pictures, certain details in a job description or profile, etc.).

In addition, Registered Users have the following opt out choices with respect to the sharing of their Personal Information:

  • Registered Users can opt out of having their 52Pearls.com online status visible to other Registered Users who are on 52Pearls.com.
  • Registered Users can opt out of having information contained in their job postings or caregiver profiles shared with third party web sites to be listed in third party search engine results such as Google.
  • Registered Users who have connected to 52Pearls.com through Facebook may subsequently opt out of having certain of their Facebook information shared with 52Pearls.com and certain of their 52Pearls.com information shared with Facebook by disabling Facebook Connect in their account settings.
  • If a Dental Professional has chosen to have their phone number made available to other Registered Users but later decides they no longer wish to make it available, they may change their election.
  • Dental Professionals can opt out of having their approximate residential location (through Google map plotting) visible to Registered Users by emailing help@52pearls.com.
  • Dental Employers can opt out of appearing in Dental Professional search results and in certain Dental Professional emails by adjusting their account settings to not allow Dental Professionals to initiate contact with them. They can also opt out of allowing Dental Professionals see that they have viewed the Dental Professionals' profiles.

Your opt out preferences will take effect within 30 days of receipt of your request.

Your Communication Choices

By becoming a 52Pearls.com Registered User, you are consenting to receive certain email communications from us, such as special offers, tips and advice, notifications of new Dental Employers or Dental Professionals in your area, customer surveys and administrative notices.

You have a choice at any time to stop us from sending you emails for marketing purposes by adjusting your settings in your account settings. Please note that despite any indicated email marketing preferences, we may send you administrative emails regarding 52Pearls.com, including, for example, notices of updates to our Privacy Policy, notifications of new Dental Employers or Dental Professionals in your area, responses to job postings from Dental Professionals, and responses to job applications from Dental Professionals, if we choose to provide such notices to you in this manner.

Changing or Removing your Personal Information and Closing your Account

If the Personal Information you provided when you registered changes, you may update this information by logging into your account and accessing your account settings. If you would like to remove some of the Personal Information you have posted on the Site, such as information you posted in profiles and job postings, you may do so by editing or deleting that item in your My Profile & Setting area or your My Job area. To request removal of other Personal Information you have voluntarily posted on our Site, such as information you may have posted in online group forums, contact help@52Pearls.com. In some cases, we may not be able to reasonably accommodate your request to remove your Personal Information, in which case we will let you know if we are unable to do so and why.

If you no longer wish to participate in our Services you may close your account directly in the account settings portion of your account.

If you close your 52Pearls.com account, we will remove your name and other Personal Information from our publicly viewable database. If you close your account, we have no obligation to retain your information, and may delete any or all of your account information without liability. However, we may retain information related to you if we believe it may be necessary to prevent fraud or future abuse, or for legitimate business purposes, such as analysis of aggregated, Non Personal Information, account recovery, auditing our records, enforcing our rights and obligations under our agreements or if required by law. 52Pearls.com may also retain and use your information if necessary to provide the Services to other Registered Users. For example, just as an email you may send to another person through an email service provider resides in that person's inbox even after you delete it from your sent files or close your account, emails you send to others through 52Pearls.com to other Users, as well as your contributions to 52Pearls.com groups, may remain visible to others after you have closed your account. Similarly, other information you have shared with others, or that others have copied, may also remain visible. 52Pearls.com disclaims any liability in relation to the deletion or retention (subject to the terms herein) of information or any obligation not to delete the information. 52Pearls.com does not control when search engines update their search index or cache, which may contain certain job post, profile or other information that has since been removed from 52Pearls.com's Site.

Collection of Information from Children

52Pearls.com's Site and Services are not intended for individuals under the age of 14. Accordingly, 52Pearls.com does not knowingly collect, either online or offline, personal information from individuals under the age of 14.

How We Protect Information

We have implemented industry-recognized safeguards to help protect your information from unauthorized access. These safeguards include:

  • 52Pearls.com uses SSL (Secure Socket Layer), the industry standard method for computers to communicate securely without risk of manipulation or recipient impersonation. We utilize SSL in the online registration process, in the login process, and in the account management section of the Site.
  • 52Pearls.com uses strong encryption technology to protect sensitive information.
  • 52Pearls.com employs firewalls, intrusion detection systems, and system monitoring to protect against unauthorized access of our systems.

Your user accounts are also protected by the password you use to access your online account with 52Pearls.com, and we urge you to take steps to keep your password safe. If you feel your password has been compromised, you should change it immediately by logging into your account and visiting the "My Profile & Settings" section. After you have finished using our Site, you should log out of your 52Pearls.com account and exit your browser.

WE TAKE THESE PRECAUTIONS IN AN EFFORT TO PROTECT YOUR INFORMATION AGAINST SECURITY BREACHES. HOWEVER, THIS IS NOT A GUARANTEE THAT SUCH INFORMATION MAY NOT BE ACCESSED, DISCLOSED, ALTERED, OR DESTROYED BY BREACH OF SUCH FIREWALLS AND SECURE SERVER SOFTWARE. BY USING OUR SITE, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE THAT YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE TO ASSUME THESE RISKS.

Links to Other Websites

52Pearls.com may provide links to other web sites that we believe may be of interest to our users. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those web sites, nor are we responsible for the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through 52Pearls.com; thus when you use a link to go from our web site to another third party web site, this policy is no longer in effect. We encourage our users to read the privacy policies of these other web sites before proceeding to use them.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

52Pearls.com reserves the right to change this policy and our Terms of Service at any time. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat Personal Information by sending a notice to the email address registered in your account, or by placing a prominent notice on our Site, so that you can choose whether to continue using our Services. Significant changes will go into effect 30 days after we notify. Non-material changes or clarifications will take effect immediately upon posting of the updated policy on our Site. Your use of the Site or the Services after such effective date will constitute acceptance by you of such changes.

Contact Us

If you have any questions on our Privacy Policy, you can contact us via email at help@52Pearls.com