Privacy Policy

Our pledge regarding medical information:

The privacy of your dental personal health information is important to us.  We understand that your information is confidential and we are committed to protecting it.  We create a record of the care and services you receive in our office.  We need this record to provide quality care and to comply with certain legal requirements.

Our legal duty is to:

Keep your dental and personal health information private, and to give you this notice describing our legal duties, privacy practices, and your rights regarding our health information.

We have the right to:

Change our privacy practices and the new terms of our notice at anytime, provided the changes ar permitted by law and make the changes in our privacy practices and new terms of our notice effective for all dental information that we keep, including information previously created or received before the changes.

Notice of change to Privacy Practices:

Before we make an important change in our privacy practices, we will change this notice and make the new notice available upon request.

Web Site Use Information

Similar to other commercial Web sites, our Web site utilizes a standard technology called “cookies” (see explanation below) and web server log files to collect information about how our Web site is used. Information gathered through cookies and Web server logs may include the date and time of visits, the pages viewed, time spent at our Web site, and the Web sites visited just before and just after our Web site.

What Are Cookies?

A cookie is a very small text document, which often includes an anonymous unique identifier. When you visit a Web site, that site’s computer asks your computer for permission to store this file in a part of your hard drive specifically designated for cookies. Each Web site can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser’s preferences allow it, but (to protect your privacy) your browser only permits a Web site to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. Browsers are usually set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you may alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our site will not function as effectively when viewed by the users. A cookie cannot retrieve any other data from your hard drive or pass on computer viruses. How Do We Use Information We Collect from Cookies? As you visit and browse our Web site, the site uses cookies to differentiate you from other users. In some cases, we also use cookies to prevent you from having to log in more than is necessary for security. Cookies, in conjunction with our Web server’s log files, allow us to calculate the aggregate number of people visiting our Web site and which parts of the site are most popular. This helps us gather feedback to constantly improve our Web site and better serve our clients. Cookies do not allow us to gather any personal information about you and we do not intentionally store any personal information that your browser provided to us in your cookies.

IP Addresses

IP addresses are used by your computer every time you are connected to the Internet. Your IP address is a number that is used by computers on the network to identify your computer. IP addresses are automatically collected by our web server as part of demographic and profile data known as traffic data so that data (such as the Web pages you request) can be sent to you.

Security Measures

The security and confidentiality of your information is extremely important to us. We have technical, administrative, and physical security measures in place to protect your personal information from unauthorized access and improper use. These measures include encryption of data using the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) system, and using a secured messaging service when we send you personal information electronically. We also review our security procedures periodically to consider appropriate new technology and updated methods. But despite our reasonable efforts, no security measure is perfect or impenetrable.

If you have further questions, please contact our office and ask for our HIPPA representative.

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