Data Protection Policy – Alexandra Dental Practice Ltd.
Alexandra Dental Practice may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from April 2018.
WHAT WE COLLECT
We collect the following information:
- Name, address and date of birth
- Contact information including email address and contact number
- Demographic information such as profession / place of work
- PPS number – for Dept. of Social Welfare
- Medical history
- Dental care history
WHAT WE DO WITH THE INFORMATION WE GATHER
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
- Record keeping.
- Improving services.
- Occasional promotional email about new services, special offers or other information which we think you may find interesting.
We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. To prevent unauthorised access or disclosure of information we have implemented electronic, physical and managerial practices to protect the information we collect online.
Cookies help and allows web applications to respond to an individual. The web application can help tailor its operations to your preferences by gathering and remembering information.
Traffic log cookies are used to identify which pages are being visited most. This helps us analyse traffic and improve our website performance and content for our customer needs. This information is for statistical analysis purposes only and is not retained.
Of course, you can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, and declining may affect the performance of the website.
LINKS TO OTHER WEBSITES
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. On leaving the alexandradental.ie domain, we have no control over the privacy or safety policies for any external websites. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you may provide to these websites and these sites would not be covered by this privacy statement. Please exercise caution when providing information to third parties and if in doubt look at the privacy statement applicable to the website.
CONTROLLING YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
We do not sell or distribute patient information to any third parties unless with the prior consent of our patients when providing information to external services. From time to time, we may send on promotional information about updates or services within the practice. An option will be provided for patients to exclude themselves from future material.
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held, then please contact us with your request.
If you find any information held by Alexandra Dental Practice to be incorrect or out of date, then please contact us at your earliest convenience so we may update your personal records.
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