Your privacy is very important to us. At TeethToday, we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
- We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.
- We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
- We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
Ecco Dental Group operates several websites including eastkilbridedentalcare.co.uk, edinburghdental.co.uk, airdriedentalcare.co.uk, obandentalcare.co.uk, rosythdentalcare.co.uk, bonnyriggdentalcare.co.uk and teethtoday.co.uk. It is Ecco Dental Group’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.
Like most website operators, Ecco Dental Group collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request.
Ecco Dental Group’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Ecco Dental Group’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Ecco Dental Group may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
Ecco Dental Group also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. Ecco Dental Group only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to Ecco Dental Group’s websites choose to interact with Ecco Dental Group in ways that require Ecco Dental Group to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Ecco Dental Group gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our blog to provide a username and email address.
Those who wish to receive updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, Ecco Dental Group collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Ecco Dental Group. Ecco Dental Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
Ecco Dental Group may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, Ecco Dental Group may monitor the most popular pages on the teethtoday.co.uk site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam.
Ecco Dental Group may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Ecco Dental Group does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Ecco Dental Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Ecco Dental Group’s behalf or to provide services available at Ecco Dental Group’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others.
Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Ecco Dental Group’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them.
Ecco Dental Group will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Ecco Dental Group discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Ecco Dental Group believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Ecco Dental Group, third parties or the public at large.
If you are a registered user of an Ecco Dental Group website and have supplied your email address, Ecco Dental Group may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Ecco Dental Group and our products.
We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users.
Ecco Dental Group takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns.
If Ecco Dental Group or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that Ecco Dental Group goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that are transferred or acquired by a third party.
You acknowledge that such transfers may occur and that any acquirer of Ecco Dental Group may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer.
This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you.
Comments and other content submitted to Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.
Data Protection Policy For Patients
TeethToday processes personal information that relates to patients and is therefore required by law to comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 (DPA 2018), which protects your privacy and ensures that your personal information is processed fairly and lawfully.
Our Commitment to Patients
TeethToday is committed to ensuring that it complies with the DPA and applies ethical principles to all aspects of its work to protect the interests of patients and maintain the confidentiality and security of any personal information held in any form by the practice.
Why Does the Practice Hold Personal Information About Me?
We keep information about you to:
- ensure the dental team can contact you easily;
- provide you with the best possible dental care;
- provide care for you under the NHS and enable administration of the NHS.
What personal information is kept?
Personal information includes facts (e.g. treatment you have had) and opinions (e.g. any concerns you or your dentist might have about your dental health).To provide the best possible care for you, accurate and comprehensive personal information is required. The following records are kept and updated regularly:
- personal information and contact details, including your name, address and date of birth;
- dental, social and medical histories (e.g. past or current medical conditions, current medication, the name of your GP);
- results of the examination of your mouth and oral health, including x-rays and clinical photographs;
- information about appointments;
- any treatments and their costs;
- any proposed care, including advice we give to you and referrals you might need;
- any concerns you or your dental team might have;
- details of your consent for specific procedures;
- correspondence with other healthcare workers that relates to your care.
How is my Personal Information Processed?
Sharing Relevant Information
To provide you with appropriate care, we might need to share personal data with:
- another dentist or health professional who is caring for you;
- your GP;
- a laboratory;
- NHS payment authorities;
- the Inland Revenue;
- the Benefits Agency, if you are claiming exemption or remission from NHS charges;
- a private dental scheme, if you are a member.
In these cases, only the minimum information required will be shared. Rarely, the law requires us to pass on information to prevent serious crime or injury. Where possible, we will inform you of requests to share personal information.
Storage and Retention of Personal Information
We keep patient records for adult patients for a minimum of 11 years and for child patients for either 11 years or until the child is 25 years of age, whichever is longer.
We will not keep records for longer than necessary and after they are no longer required, records will be shredded.
Personal information is stored on a secure password-protected practice computer system; only authorised practice staff have access to these systems. Back-ups of these data are made regularly, in line with the DPA.
Your Right to Access Personal Information
You have the right, under the DPA, to request a copy of the information held on you by our Practice. If you would like to make a request, please send this in writing to East Kilbride Dental Care at the address below:
5 Old Coach Road
If you have a query or would like more information, please contact our receptionist on 01355 260850 or write to the Practice Manager at the address above.