What We Collect and How We Use It
As further described below, we collect information from you or your responsible party that identifies, describes, or is reasonably capable of being associated with you (“personal information”). A responsible party is a personal representative who may provide information to us on your behalf when coordinating or managing your care. We collect and use certain types of personal information for various reasons depending on how you interact with our website. The following details the purposes for which we collect personal information and the types of information we collect for each purpose.
Book a Consultation or Make an Appointment on our Website
When you make, or attempt to make, an appointment for a consultation or appointment, we may collect the following types of personal information from you or your representative:
Personal identifiers such as name, date of birth, email address, mailing address, and phone number;
Geolocation when you search for an office using your current location;
Responsible party’s name and contact information;
Health insurance information, including your health insurance plan type; and
Medical information, including reason for visit.
We use this information to book an appointment or consultation, provide you with requested services, contact you or send you information about requested services, and engage in follow-up communication.
Provide Feedback Online or Contact Us
If you provide feedback using our online form or contact us online, we collect the following categories of personal information from you:
Personal identifiers such as name, date of birth, email address, mailing address, phone number; and
Appointment or consultation information, including date of service.
We use this information to provide to customer service, engage in follow-up communication, and improve our website, products, and services.
How We May Share Your Personal Information
We may disclose personal information to our employees, affiliated companies, subsidiaries, agents, and third party vendors to perform our obligations and provide services to our customers. We may also disclose personal information to legal or other regulatory bodies as required by law to fulfil legal, reporting, and regulatory requirements. We do not and will not sell your personal information without first providing you notice and an opportunity to opt-out.
A Cookie is a small piece of text that is placed on your website browser when you visit a website. These include our own first-party Cookies as well as third-party Cookies of our service providers and marketing partners. Some Cookies are only stored temporarily and destroyed each time you close your web browser. Our website also uses persistent Cookies, which do not delete when you close your browser and may collect and store data for a set period of time after you’ve left our website. You can find out more about Cookies in general and how they work at Cookiepedia.
Website Operation. Cookies help us run our website securely and enable basic functions like page navigation.
Performance and Analytics. Cookies help us analyze how you interact with our website. This enables us to monitor and improve our website performance, services, and your experience.
Advertisements. Cookies allow us to deliver advertisements that are meaningful to you. Our third party advertising partners may use the Cookies to build a profile of your interests, deliver relevant advertising on other sites, and measure the efficiency of the advertisements.
How to Manage Cookies. If you wish to prevent Cookies from tracking your activity on our website or visits across multiple websites, you can set your browser to block certain Cookies or notify you when a Cookie is set. If you block Cookies, certain features on our website may not work. For more information on how you can customize your browser’s Cookie setting please visit the link to your web browser below:
- Internet Explorer
You may opt-out of interest-based advertising in general by visiting the Digital Advertising Alliance’s or Network Advertising Initiative’s websites. We are not responsible for the completeness, effectiveness, or accuracy of any third party opt-out options or programs.
Information Regarding Children
Our website is intended for users who are 13 years or older and we do not knowingly collect information from children under 13 years old. If we become aware that we have collected information from a child under 13 years old, we will delete such information from our records. If you are a parent or legal guardian and believe your child has given us information and you did not provide consent, please call us at (800) 417-4444 or email us at PrivacyOfficer@WesternDental.com for assistance.
California Privacy Rights
If you are a California resident, you have additional notice rights under California law, including:
Request to Review or Make a Correction. You may request to view and correct the personal information we have collected about you on our website. To make a request, you can contact us by telephone at (800) 417-4444 or by emailing us at PrivacyOfficer@WesternDental.com.
Third-party Marketing and Selling. We do not provide your information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes.
Do Not Track. We may collect information about your usage and activity through cookies. Some web browsers or smartphones have the ability to set “Do Not Track” requests to block user activity from being tracked across web pages or devices. Our website does not recognize “Do Not Track” browser signals.
How We Secure Your Information
Company uses appropriate and reasonable security measures as required by relevant law. It is important to remember that the Internet is not 100% secure. We cannot promise that your use of our website will be completely safe. We recommend that you help us keep your data safe by taking reasonable steps, such as not disclosing sensitive personal data in places that can be accessed publicly.
How We Retain Your Information
To the extent permitted by applicable law, Company will retain your personal information only for as long as the company believes it is necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected, including for the purpose of meeting any legal, accounting, or other reporting requirements or obligations.
Nothing in this Notice restricts Company’s ability to:
Comply with federal, state, or local laws;
Comply with a civil, criminal, or regulatory inquiry, investigation, subpoena, or summons by federal, state, or local authorities;
Cooperate with law enforcement agencies concerning conduct or activity that the business, service provider, or third party reasonably and in good faith believes may violate federal, state, or local law; or
Exercise or defend legal claims.
Changes to This Policy
We will not retroactively use or share data in a manner that is materially different from this policy without first providing you notice. This Notice is reviewed and updated annually and we will use reasonable means to inform you of any changes.
Effective Date: July 29, 2020