At SmartSmile we recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of all our customers who visit our site.
Your Personal Information
While users may view our site by browsing anonymously, any personal information collected about visitors to our site is collected only when knowingly and voluntarily submitted. For example, we may need to collect such information to provide you with further services or to answer or forward any requests or enquiries. It is our intention that this policy will protect your personal information from being dealt with in any way that is inconsistent with applicable privacy laws in New Zealand.
Use of information provided
Personal information that visitors submit to our site is used only for the purpose for which it is submitted or for secondary purposes that are related to the primary purpose. Copies of correspondence sent from the web site, that may contain personal information, are stored as archives for record-keeping and back-up purposes only.
Collecting information on registered members
If you choose to register with us we collect personal information about you in order that you may take full advantage of our services and we can best meet your needs. To do this it may be necessary for you to provide additional information to us as detailed below.
Registration is completely optional. Registration may include submitting your name, email address, address, telephone numbers and we may use this information to update you with emails such as newsletters, promotional material and other information. You may access this information at any time by logging in and going to your account.
If at a later date you no longer wish to be registered you need only contact us and we will unregister you and delete your details from our records.
Under normal circumstances we do not share or disclose information with third parties. However we may disclose personal information when we believe in good faith that the law requires disclosure.
In addition, where you have consented or disclosure is necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was submitted, personal information may be disclosed in special situations where we have reason to believe that doing so is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against anyone damaging, injuring, or interfering (intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, users, or anyone else who could be harmed by such activities.
We strive to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of personal information submitted to our sites, and we are continually reviewing and updating our security measures in light of current technologies. Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be totally secure.
However, we endeavour to take all reasonable steps to protect the personal information you may provide us with.
In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us. However, we will not be held responsible for events arising from unauthorised access to your personal information.
Collecting Information for Users
Our web servers gather your IP address to assist with the diagnosis of problems or support issues with our services. Again, information is gathered in aggregate only and cannot be traced to an individual user.
Access to Information
We take all reasonable steps to keep secure any information which we hold about you, and to keep this information accurate and up to date. If, at any time, you discover that information held about you is incorrect you may contact us to have the information corrected. In addition, our employees and the contractors who provide services related to our information systems are obliged to respect the confidentiality of any personal information held by us.
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