Collection of InformationThere are times in which our website may collect non-personal information that may include your IP address and a domain name. This data does not reveal anything personal about you outside of the IP address from which you are connecting to our site with. Our system may also store information in regard to the operating system you are using, how you came to our website, the type of browser you are using, and which web pages on our site you have visited.
Use of informationThis information is collected primarily for more internal purposes such as providing better customer support, evaluating who is visiting our practice for advertising purposes, fulfilling personal requests for more information regarding our services, and finding ways to improve our website.
SecurityThe team of Metropolitan Dental Center is committed to following industry standards in protecting any information that is submitted to us. Sensitive information that may be collected, including credit card information, is properly encrypted and submitted to us in a secure manner. We encourage patients to look for the “lock icon” that shows up on a web browser when individuals are browsing a safe and secure website. This may also be noted by looking for the “https” at the start of the web page address. Information such as this protects not only online but offline when you visit our practice for billing and accounting purposes. We only allow employees who require this information for their job to access this personal information for employment purposes only, and we store this data on a secure computer and server in our practice.
SharingMetropolitan Dental Center does not sell or offer information collected to third parties for advertising purposes. We will only provide personal information when required by law, such as for the use of an investigation of unlawful activities, or those who may be violating the law. When information is voluntarily disclosed via discussion boards or email, that information may be collected and used as appropriate. As a primary rule of thumb when accessing online pages, it is essential that you understand the posting of personal information accessible to the public may result in unsolicited messages or advertising from other parties. You are responsible for maintaining your privacy and personal information as it is shared online, so please be responsible when using the internet and consider what information is being posted.
LinksThe Metropolitan Dental Center website may include links to other websites and companies. We are not responsible for the privacy practices and the posted content on these sites, and we encourage our website visitors to be aware of when they are no longer on our website. Visitors should be diligent in reading the privacy policies and statements on any other site that they may be visiting that may be collecting personally identifiable information.
Contests and surveysOccasionally our website may ask for consent to collect and use information via contests or surveys. Participating in these activities is voluntary and visitors can choose to avoid participating if they choose to do so. Information that may be requested with contests and survey may include personal information, such a name, address, demographic data, and contact information. This information is used to connect with the individuals to notify them if they win. Survey information that is collected is used for improving patient experience and satisfaction with our staff.