User data we collect
We collect two types of user data: (1) anonymous data that is automatically collected from all visitors to the Site; and (2) personally-identifiable data that you voluntarily submit to us (described below under “Personal Data”).
We automatically collect Internet Protocol addresses and domain names through our server. We also track the number and frequency of hits per page on an aggregate basis.
We may collect Personal Data that you voluntarily provide, such as your name and postal address, phone number, email address, and similar information, when you participate in certain activities on the Helvetic Clinics’ website.
Our primary goal in collecting personal information is to provide you with the best and most useful content to help improve your online experience.We collect certain kinds of information about our users for these reasons:
- To provide personalised services unique to individual users.
- To help us to monitor and improve the services we offer.
How we use the data we collect
We use anonymous data to identify the source of user traffic, but we are not able to use this data to identify individual users. We use data on which sections of the site are most visited, so that we can evaluate the popularity of our different web pages and continue to improve the website. We do not link any anonymous data with the personal data you provide to us.
We use your personal data for various purposes, including: to fulfil the request for which you specifically provided the data; to send you e-mail newsletters or action alerts, if you have not opted out of receiving that information.
How long do we keep the data
Your data is kept with us for 36 months (3 years) in case of inactivity. After that duration, your data is automatically deleted.
We will not share your personal data with any other brand or clinic than the ones under the Helvetic Clinics brand.
Your ability to choose
When you provide us with your personal data on the Helvetic Dental Clinics sites, you can let us know that you do not wish to receive our emails by opting in or opting out upon registration.
The Personal Data we collect about you is stored on a secure, password protected server. We use industry-standard encryption technologies with respect to the receipt and transfer of Personal Data you submit to us on the Helvetic Dental Clinics site and only authorized personnel have access to your information. Nevertheless, despite our best efforts, no transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.
Updating your data
To update your Personal Data or to make corrections, you can do so by sending us the update via email or telephone.
Comments and questions
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