Web Privacy and Security Statement
Gainesville Dental Arts (GDA) respects your privacy and is committed to
safeguarding your personal information. Web servers are generally capable
of collecting, storing, and analyzing a variety of information when you visit a site.
GDA’s goal is to keep the information collected at its website secure and to use it only
for purposes for which it was intended or to improve the quality of its web service.
To inform you of our policies, we provide the following detailed information about our data
collection and security processes:
Internet Communication Security in General
The privacy of communications over the Internet cannot be guaranteed because the Internet
is not a secure medium. GDA does not assume any responsibility for any harm, loss or damage
you may experience or incur by sending personal or confidential information over the Internet to GDA.
Personal information provided to GDA is subject to federal laws, including the Health Insurance
Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA), and to comply with HIPAA, GDA does not store personal
or health information on GDA’s website or share or sell it to third parties.
The only exceptions to this pledge are that we reserve the right to disclose personal
information to protect our rights or property, to enforce our Terms and Conditions
of Use, and to law enforcement or other government officials as we, in our sole discretion,
believe necessary or appropriate (including as required by operation of law or at the
request of government regulators or other law enforcement officials or the courts)
(these exceptions referred to herein collectively as the “Privacy Exceptions”).
We shall have no duty to notify you of disclosures for these reasons.
In some cases, GDA contracts with commercial services for specific web services,
generally related to financial transactions, and links to their sites for those transactions.
If you are redirected to another site, something other than “gainesvilledentalarts.com” in the URL,
privacy and security are governed by the policies of those services and are documented by those sites.
What Information Does GDA Collect on its Website?
GDA collects personal information (such as name, address, phone, e-mail address)
only if you provide it to us voluntarily through e-mail, registration forms, information
request forms or surveys, or otherwise. Personal information is kept confidential and will
not be disclosed to third parties except as may be required by law.
Cookies are pieces of information that a website transfers to an individual’s
computer hard drive for recordkeeping purposes.
Official GDA web pages will not issue cookies to anyone who
visits those web pages except for the purpose of remembering login
information or user preferences.
Cookies will never store private information but will only reference such information elsewhere.
In those cases, cookies are used only to record security keys with limited lifetimes for your convenience
in accessing other secured pages.
GDA also uses services which will issue cookies from their own servers
and which will be able to track website visitors throughout GSA web pages
and through any other sites that use those services. GDA does not control
how those cookies are issued, or the data that they store. Examples of services
being used on the GDA website that track website visitors are Google and Facebook.
Our web server software automatically logs the following information each
time someone visits our website: date, time, Client IP, Server IP, web browser,
URLs of page requested and referring page, among others. We use the information
gathered to help us improve our website.
What Does GDA Do to Safeguard Personal Information on this Site?
GDA has instituted safeguards to check that our internal procedures meet our high policy
standards. Only authorized employees and contractors have access to the information
you provide us. It may be necessary for us to provide your information to contracted
outside companies in order to respond to your inquiries or to provide you with services
on our website. These companies may only use the information provided for the specified use.
What About Security for Credit Card and Payment Transactions?
GDA is committed to keeping your online financial information safe and secure.
In order to reasonably assure the privacy and security of your credit card and other personal
data, we use Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. SSL uses encryption technology to create
a secure connection between your computer and ours.
We have also put procedures in place to safeguard the information and data we collect
from you. Your credit card number is not stored and is only passed to the bank during
transaction processing. Again, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you
provide online; you provide such information at your own risk.
GDA works to keep its website current but neither GDA, or its employees and contractors make
any warranty concerning the accuracy, reliability, or timeliness of the information on its website.
GDA may make changes to the information on its website at any time, without notice.
By using this site, you signify your consent to GDA’s Web Privacy and Security Statement,
and if you do not agree, please do not use the site.
GDA reserves the right, at its discretion, to update, change, modify, add, or remove portions
of GDA’s Web Privacy and Security Statement from time to time.
This Web Privacy and Security Statement has been developed with the recognition that
Internet technologies are rapidly evolving and that underlying standard business models are
still not well established. Accordingly, this statement is subject to change and any such
changes will be posted on this page.
If you have any questions about our privacy statement, security practices or would like
to be removed from our mailing lists, please contact us.