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Privacy Policy

Below is a copy of our current Privacy Policy.

Greater Manchester School for Dental Care Professionals (“We” “Our”) considers the protection of your (“You”) privacy to be of utmost importance. We maintain strict customer information privacy policies and use state of the art technologies to safeguard customer information and communications from unauthorised intrusions and access.

1.0 USER PRIVACY AND DATA PROTECTION

  • User privacy and data protection are human rights
  • Data should only be collected and processed when absolutely necessary
  • We hate spam as much as you!
  • We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information

2.0 RELEVANT LEGISLATION

This website is designed to comply with the following legislation with regards to data protection and user privacy:

3.0 PERSONAL INFORMATION. What we collect and why.

This website collects and uses personal information for the following reasons:

3.1 Site visitation tracking

This site uses Google Analytics (GA) to track user interaction. We use this data to find out how many people use the website and to track their journey through the website, how they find the information they need. This data is then used when we iterate and improve the website design.

Google Analytics records data such as your geographical location, device, internet browser and operating system. None of this information personally identifies you. Google Analytics also records your computer’s IP address which could be used to personally identify you, but Google do not grant us access to this. We consider Google to be a third-party data processor.

Google Analytics makes use of cookies, details of which can be found on Google’s developer guides. The website uses the analytics.js implementation of Google Analytics, which means disabling cookies on your internet browser will stop GA from tracking any part of your visit to pages within this website.

3.2 Contact forms and email links

Should you choose to contact us using the contact form on our Contact us page or an email link like this one, none of the data that you supply will be stored by this website or passed to / be processed by any of the third party data processors defined in section 6.0. Instead the data will be collated into an email and sent to us over the Simple Mail Transfer Protocol (SMTP). Our SMTP servers are protected by TLS (sometimes known as SSL) meaning that the email content is encrypted using SHA-2, 256-bit cryptography before being sent across the internet. The email content is then decrypted by our local computers and devices.

3.3 Email newsletter

We do not operate an e-mail newsletter.

4.0 HOW WE STORE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

The website does not store any personal information in its database.

5.0 ABOUT THIS WEBSITE’S SERVER

All traffic (transferral of files) between this website and your browser is encrypted and delivered over HTTPS.

6.0 OUR THIRD-PARTY DATA PROCESSORS

We use a number of third parties to process personal data on our behalf. These third parties have been carefully chosen and all of them comply with the legislation set out in section 2.0. All 3 of these third parties are based in the USA and are EU-U.S Privacy Shield compliant.

7.0 DATA BREACHES

We will report any unlawful data breach of this website’s database or the database(s) of any of our third-party data processors to any and all relevant persons and authorities within 72 hours of the breach if it is apparent that personal data stored in an identifiable manner has been stolen.

8.0 DATA CONTROLLER

The data controller of this website is: Greater Manchester School for Dental Care ProfessionalsRegistered Address:4th floor St James’s House, Pendleton Way, Salford, Manchester, M6 5FW.

9.0 CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

This privacy policy may change from time to time in line with legislation or industry developments. We will not explicitly inform our clients or website users of these changes. Instead, we recommend that you check this page occasionally for any policy changes.