The Waterside
Dental Clinic

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Introduction

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. We aim to be clear when we collect your data and not do anything you wouldn’t reasonably expect. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally on our website to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you agree to be bound by this Policy.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent to our Data Controller. You can do this:

By email, to: linda@waterside.dental

By telephone: 01772 349349

By writing to:  The Practice Manager, The Waterside Dental Clinic, 16-17 Riversway Business Village, Navigation Way, Preston. PR2 2YP

Who we are

Our website address is: http://waterside.dental.

We are a team of dental professionals who are passionate about providing the highest possible standards of care.

To ensure we can provide your care safely and effectively, we need to be certain that we have correctly addressed your needs and wishes, answered your questions and also have taken account of your medical history and any treatment that you are undergoing as this may affect how we can provide care for you safely.

Your care may involve several members of our team at this practice and we want to assure you that all members of our team will respect the confidential nature of the information that you have provided and will always protect it from being used by others in an unauthorised way.

We will ask you to complete in writing how and in what circumstances we may use this information in future.

You can choose to stop email, telephone calls, addressed post and/or text messages directed to you by contacting us on or by email us:

Where do we collect information about you?

We collect information about you in the following ways:

When you give it to us directly:

We obtain information about you when you:

  • Attend our practice as a patient
  • Complete documentation such as a Medical History form
  • Agree to or request referral to other professionals
  • Receive support from us by contacting us by telephone, text or email
  • Take part in one of our surveys
  • Attend one of our events
  • Make payments to us using a card, credit agency or payment plan
  • use our website

When you give it to us indirectly:

  • We may receive information about you from a referring practice

When you give permission to other organisations to share:

  • If you permit other organisations to give us information such as if you apply for a loan in connection with treatment or if you join a membership plan

What type of information we collect and why we collect it

The type and quantity of information we collect and how we use it depends on why you are providing it.

Typically, the basic personal information we collect might include:

  • Your name
  • Your contact details
  • Your email address
  • Your telephone number
  • Your GP name and practice address
  • Your next of kin or carer contact details
  • Your family members names

If you use our website we collect your IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Contact forms

The information submitted via our contact forms will be stored indefinitely when you give us consent to store and process our data in order to provide the requested service.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you would like to know how long we keep your information for, please contact our Data Protection Officer, Linda Williams at the practice.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

How do we keep this information safe?

When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that there are appropriate technical measures in place to protect it. For example, access is restricted only to those who are entitled to see the data, our online templates and audits are always encrypted and our network is protected and routinely monitored.

Who has access to this information? What rights you have over your data.

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Your Rights

  • You have a right to ask us to stop processing your personal data and, if it’s not necessary for the purpose you provided it to us (e.g. to provide you with the services, products or information you asked for, processing your payment) we will do so.

You have a right to ask for a copy of the information we hold about you. If you want to access your information, please send it:

By email, to: linda@waterside.dental

By writing to:  The Practice Manager, The Waterside Dental Clinic, 16-17 Riversway Business Village, Navigation Way, Preston. PR2 2YP

You have a right to have any incorrect information to be corrected. If there are any discrepancies in the information we provide, please let us know and we will correct them.

You have a right to choose whether or not you wish to receive information from us.

How you can access your information

If you would like to access the information we hold about you, please send:

An email to: linda@waterside.dental

A letter to:  The Practice Manager, The Waterside Dental Clinic, 16-17 Riversway Business Village, Navigation Way, Preston. PR2 2YP

Please note, we may ask you to complete a form in order to help us locate the information that would like access to.

Marketing preferences

If you are updating your preferences, we need your name and address to make sure we update the right information.

Our practice Promise:

We value your data and only hold it to provide the best care to you and for legislative reasons. We will always do our best to protect your data.

You can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How do we use your information?

We process and use your information to provide you with safe dental care. Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Additional information

What data breach procedures we have in place

This website does not collect any personally identifiable information.

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