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Privacy statement

Links within the pages of this Website to other websites are not covered by this policy.


This statement outlines how we will use and protect information that you provide to us about yourself under the following headings:


1. How we use your personal data 

2. Your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 

3. Our use of cookies 

4. Website security: how we protect your information 

1. How we will use your personal data

We may collect personal information about you if, for example, you take part in a consultation, a referral, use any online forms or questionnaires, join the CPD, when you order a publication or email us your details in relation to a query, complaint or job application. We may also collect information if you apply to register with us as a dental professional and as a referral patient. 


We invite feedback from you about the site and, from time to time, we may use the site to carry out electronic consultation exercises. If you send comments to us via the site we will collect your comments and your contact details for the purposes of the consultation concerned.

2. Your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998

You may obtain confirmation of the basic information that we hold about you at any time. If it is incorrect we will promptly correct it when we have received the appropriate notice or evidence from you in writing.


You are also able to make a request for all information that we hold about you under section 7 of the Data Protection Act 1998. This request must be made in writing and any charge applicable at the time will be notified to you on receipt of the request. 


3. Use of cookies

The website uses cookies. A 'cookie' is a piece of information, like a tag, which some websites create to enable the web server to collect information from your computer. The 'cookies' we use log your progress through the site and record how you accessed the site. They do not collect any personal information about you or about the use of your computer or Internet browsing in any way. 


If you do not want cookies to be created on your computer, modern web browsers give you the option to disable them. Please bear in mind that some personalised services on our website may not be available if you choose to disable cookies.


By accessing the Website, you agree that this 'Cookie Policy' will apply whenever you access the Website on any device.


Any changes to this policy will be posted here. We reserve the right to vary this Cookie Policy from time to time and such changes shall become effective as soon as they are posted. Your continued use of our Website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.

4. Website security: how we protect your information

We are careful to guard the security of your personal data and the details of any transactions you make with us over the Internet. To safeguard your information we operate such to comply with PCI Compliance level 1.


We have put in place and carefully administrated secure IT infrastructure in accordance with industry standards and good practice.