Effective Date: January 1st, 2024
2. Collection of Personal Information
We collect personal information about our patients, such as name, contact information, health history, and payment details, directly from our patients or their legal guardians. This information is collected for the purpose of providing dental care and services, managing our patient relationships, and as required by law.
By providing personal information to our practice, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your information in accordance with this policy. We will obtain explicit consent for any use or disclosure of your personal information for purposes beyond those for which it was initially collected unless required or permitted by law.
4. Limiting Use, Disclosure, and Retention
Your personal information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected, except with your consent or as required by law. We will retain your personal information only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes or as legally required.
We will make reasonable efforts to ensure that your personal information is accurate, complete, and up-to-date as necessary for the purposes for which it is to be used.
We have implemented security safeguards to protect your personal information against loss, theft, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying, use, or modification. This includes physical, organizational, and technological measures.
Our practice will make information about our policies and practices relating to the management of personal information readily available to individuals.
8. Individual Access
Upon request, we will inform you of the existence, use, and disclosure of your personal information and give you access to that information. You can challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate.
9. Addressing Complaints and Questions
Any questions or concerns regarding our management of personal information should be directed to our Privacy Officer at email@example.com. We will investigate and respond to concerns about any aspect of our handling of personal information.
We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time. Changes will be effective immediately upon posting to our website.
Accessibility Policy of Signature Dentistry
Effective Date: January 1st, 2024
Signature Dentistry is committed to ensuring a barrier-free environment for all our clients/customers, employees, and visitors. This commitment extends to creating an inclusive, accessible environment that complies with the Accessible Canada Act (ACA). We recognize the diverse needs of all individuals in accordance with the principles of dignity, equal opportunity, and inclusion.
2. Feedback Process
Signature Dentistry welcomes feedback, including feedback about the delivery of services to persons with disabilities. Feedback can be provided via email, phone, or in person. We will ensure our feedback process is accessible to people with disabilities by providing or arranging for accessible formats and communication supports, upon request.
3. Accessible Formats and Communication Supports
Upon request, Signature Dentistry will provide or arrange for the provision of accessible formats and communication supports for persons with disabilities, in a timely manner that takes into account the person’s accessibility needs, and at a cost that is no more than the regular cost charged to other persons.
4. Information and Communications Technologies
Signature Dentistry will ensure that its information and communications technologies (ICT), including websites, are accessible and are provided in accessible formats or with necessary accommodations that meet the accessibility requirements under the ACA.
Signature Dentistry is committed to fair and accessible employment practices that attract and retain talented employees with disabilities. This includes providing accommodations throughout the employment lifecycle, from recruitment to retirement.
6. Modifications to This or Other Policies
Any policy, practice, or procedure of Signature Dentistry that does not respect and promote the principles of dignity, independence, integration, and equal opportunity for people with disabilities will be modified or removed.
7. Questions About This Policy
This policy aims to achieve a fully accessible environment for our clients/customers, employees, and visitors. If anyone has a question about the policy, or its purpose is not understood, please contact Signature Dentistry.