Dental Companion takes security very seriously so we have taken measures to protect not only the web site but also your personal data. The following are some of measures that Dental Companion will be taking.
1. Connection from a secured network
2. The use of strong, cross-platform compatible encryption
3. Login will be encrypted
4. Data validation to be done server-side
Even though Dental Companion has taken steps to protect the site, we would also ask that our members take reasonable measures to protect themselves. By taking simple but effective steps you will stay safe when using Dental Companion and the Internet in general.
Friendly Safety Tips
1. Don’t save or share your logon information
2. Don't leave the computer unattended with sensitive information on the screen
3. Don't enter sensitive information into a public computer
4. Don’t use your date of birth as your password
5. Remember to always be aware when sharing personal details
6. Report abuse of the site to Dental Companion immediately
7. Never give out your password or logon details to anyone, even someone calling from Dental Companion - we will only ever call to verify your details not your logon details for the web site
8. Delete your history and temporary internet files - you will find this option for almost all browsers
9. Don’t panic - stay safe and always check if you are unsure - Dental Companion will help with our site security
What about when we are using the site what level of protection will the site offer?
Dental Companion has developed a method where you can either submit as an anonymous user to protect your identity or with your user name. Restrictions have been implemented to protect members of different job categories in the way they can communicate to protect each category, for instance, Dentists can only communicate with other Dentists when using the internal messaging system and the forum, and cross category communication will take place from other areas of the site. This is to ensure that people can communicate freely.
Dental Companion will however not tolerate bad behaviour; it is not good practice to allow people to be rude and nasty. To disagree with someone or to have another opinion is perfectly natural and should be encouraged but there is no need to be horrible.
We would ask that members take care and report usage abuse; we will investigate and take the necessary action.
Updated: 4th of June 2009