We are a Data Controller under the terms of the Data Protection Act 2017 and the requirements of the EU General Data Protection Regulation.
This Privacy Notice explains what Personal Data the practice holds, why we hold and process it, who we might share it with, and your rights and freedoms under the Law.
The practice holds personal data in the following categories:
“Process” means we obtain, store, update and archive data.
The Law says we must tell you this:
We can only share data if it is done securely and it is necessary to do so.
You have the right to:
What if you are not happy or wish to raise a concern about our data processing?
You can complain in the first instance to Smile Solutions. Our Data Protection Officer is the Practice Manager and we will do our best to resolve the matter. If this fails, you can complain to the Information Commissioner at www.ico.org.uk/concerns or by calling 0303 123 1113.
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Performance cookies: These cookies collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. Common uses include well-known web analytics tools such as ‘Google Analytics’.
Functionality cookies: These are cookies that automatically remember choices that users have previously made in order to improve their experience next time they visit a website. For example, where users select their preferred settings and layout.
Targeting or Advertising cookies: These cookies are similar to performance cookies, in that they collect information about users’ behaviour. However, this information is used at individual user level to advertise products and services to users on the basis of the behavioural information collected.
It is possible to switch off cookies by setting your browser preferences.
Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.
We keep these policies under regular review. These Policies were last updated in June 2022 and will be reviewed annually.