GDPR Practice Privacy Policy

Introduction
Wickford Dental Health Centre is 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 ask a member of our staff for an updated version. Any questions regarding this Policy should be sent to our Data Controller.
You can do this,
by email to: glendaeaton@wickfordddentist.co.uk
by telephone: 01268 733718
by writing to: Glenda Eaton, Wickford Dental Health Centre, Lower Southend Road, Wickford SS11 8AW

Who we are
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 confirm 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 01268 733718, or by email hello@wickforddentist.co.uk

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 finance in connection with treatment
 Private medical insurance to cover the cost of your dental treatment

What type of information
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 numbers
 Your date of birth
 Your GP name and practice address
 Your next of kin or carer contact details
 Your family members names
If you use our website we may collect your IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

How do we use your information?
 We process and use your information to provide you with safe dental care.

How long do we keep this information?
 If you would like to know how long we keep your information for, please contact our Data Controller/Data Protection Officer at: Wickford Dental Health Centre, Lower Southend Road, Wickford SS11 8AW

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?
The relevant members of staff and our Dental Software company (Software of Excellence). Ruairi Gough of Dental Marketing International (our Internet hosting company and website design) may also have access to this information.

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, send an e-mail, to:
 Alternatively, you can put your request in writing to:
Glenda Eaton, Wickford Dental Health Centre, Lower Southend Road, Wickford SS11 8AW
• You have a right to have any incorrect information, 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 e-mail, to: glendaeaton@wickforddentist.co.uk
Write to: Glenda Eaton, Wickford Dental Health Centre, Lower Southend Road, Wickford SS11 8AW

Please note, we may ask you to complete a form in order to help us locate the information that you 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 Promise:
Wickford Dental Health Centre believes in being open and up front with our patients, staff & contractors. We promise to always store data securely and use it lawfully under your instruction. We will advise you of any changes to our practice Privacy Policy.
Contact us
If you have any questions regarding this policy, our privacy practices or data protection, please contact our Data Controller, who is Glenda Eaton.
You can do this:
by email to: glendaeaton@wickfordddentist.co.uk
by telephone: 01268 733718
by writing to: Glenda Eaton, Wickford Dental Health Centre, Lower Southend Road, Wickford SS11 8AW