Effective: January 13, 2017
Last modified: June 29, 2018
We utilize Google Analytics and Squarespace Analytics to collect non-personal information. We look at such data on a collective basis, to help us better detect and understand trends that help us to improve our site.
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer our users’ PII to third parties. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our patient portal, conducting our business, or servicing you, as long as those parties hold a Business Associate Agreement with us. However, we may release information when it’s release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others’ rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Any information provided via Patient Connect may be shared with us. However, that information is not collected on this website. It is collected on a third-party site, and it will only be provided to us if the information is voluntarily entered in an online form.
We may gather generic data automatically from your web browser when you visit our site, such as the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the internet; and computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; the Uniform Resource Locator (URL) click path to, through, and from our website; and the date and time you access our website.
Any PII provided to us from Patient Connect may be used to respond to an appointment request, send appointment reminders, send email newsletters, etc. This helps to provide users and patients with better customer service. Generic data collected for analytics purposes also help us to provide a better user experience on our website.
Your personal information is not stored on our website’s servers. Our website uses Secure Socket Layer (SSL) to create an encrypted and secure link between our site’s server and your web browser. PII that is provided through Patient Connect is only accessible to authorized staff.
You may choose not to share your information via Patient Connect. You may choose to share information with us via fax, telephone, or regular mail. If you wish to stop receiving appointment reminders, newsletters, etc. you may reply STOP to 620-275-9157 via text; you can call our phone number to let us know; you may opt out via the patient portal; and/or you can write to our office at Randall K. McVey, DMD, 2501 Campus Dr Ste 100, Garden City, KS 67846.
You may also choose to opt out of the use of Google Analytics on your web browser. You can opt out by visiting the Network Advertising Initiative Opt Out page or by using the Google Analytics Opt Out Browser add on.
As mentioned above, we utilize Patient Connect’s services for our patient portals, which is a third-party service. Our website and blog may contain links to other websites that may have online information practices different from ours. We are not responsible for the privacy and security of third-party sites, and we encourage our website visitors to read the privacy policies for third-parties.
We do not specifically market to children under the age of 13 years old. Our website, products, and services are all targeted to people who are at least 13 years old or older.
When it comes to the collection of personal information from children under the age of 13 years old, the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA) puts parents in control. The Federal Trade Commission, United States’ consumer protection agency, enforces the COPPA Rule, which spells out what operators of websites and online services must do to protect children’s privacy and safety online.