The College of Dental Surgeons of Saskatchewan (CDSS) respects the protection of your privacy on the Internet. As part of our ongoing operations, we gather certain types of information about our contacts, customers and clients and we would like to explain the types of information we assemble, what we do with it and how to correct or change your information.
What Information is Collected about the CDSS Contacts?
As part of the process in downloading CDSS information and in enrolling in any CDSS promotions or events, you will be asked to provide an e-mail address and other contact information, as appropriate. This information may or may not be necessary, depending upon the action being taken. In some instances, the CDSS may require an e-mail address for enrollment into a promotional agenda. In all other instances, an opt-out option will be offered.
A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a Web server and stored on your computer's hard drive. By modifying your browser preferences, you have the choice to accept all cookies, or be notified when a cookie is set, or to reject all cookies. The CDSS will access only those cookies that we have generated.
Any personal information you provide to us will be treated with care and, subject to this Policy and applicable law, will not be used or disclosed in any way to which you have not consented. By submitting your personal information to the CDSS, you signify your consent to the collection, use and disclosure of your personal information in accordance with this Policy. The CDSS will not sell or release identifiable visitor information to any third party without your permission and will limit disclosure of information to the following, where we believe in good faith that it is required to do so in response to a Subpoena or other legal process; where reasonably required to do so in order to maintain, update or otherwise implement the CDSS data security measures, equipment, technical operations, etc.; or where reasonably necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities to preserve and/or enforce the CDSS' rights.
The CDSS makes all efforts to protect the confidentiality of all visitors and will never knowingly allow unauthorized access to this information by any third party. We have made a significant investment in our server, database, backup and firewall technologies to protect information assets. These technologies have been installed as part of a complex security architecture and protocol.
The CDSS collects, uses and discloses personal information for the purposes identified at the time of collection, or as otherwise permitted or required by applicable law, including for the following services:
- to deliver advertising and promotions and to monitor, analyze and report campaign results internally. This data is in a non-personally identifiable aggregate form designed to analyze general trends and usage patterns.
- to provide customer and other related services;
- to establish and manage customer relationships, including considering whether to establish such a relationship;
- administrative, management and business purposes, such as to issue invoices, administer accounts, collect and process payments, evaluate credit standing, fulfill contractual obligations, and audit our business operations;
- to develop our knowledge and advertising management systems and databases;
- to distribute the CDSS publications, invitations and other communications which the CDSS believes may be of interest to clients and other individuals;
- to contact and communicate with clients and other individuals for the purpose of conducting market research, and evaluating client service and satisfaction;
- for any other purpose for which we have your consent
This security statement will notify you of the kind of security procedures that are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information under our control.
This website takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.
When you are asked to enter sensitive information (such as credit card number), that information is encrypted and is protected with Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) technology. While on a secure page, such as our order and registration forms, the lock icon on the bottom of web browsers such as Chrome, Firefox and Microsoft Internet Explorer/Edge becomes locked, as opposed to unlocked, or open, when you are just "surfing."
A Bit about SSL:
Secure connections (often called SSL, or Secure Sockets Layer technology) are the industry standard in Web security. SSL is used primarily for transmitting sensitive information over the Internet. When you have a secure connection between your browser and a website, no one else can easily access the data that you send across the connection.
While we use SSL encryption to protect sensitive information online, we also do everything in our power to protect user information offline. All our users' information, not just the sensitive information mentioned above, is restricted in our offices. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. Furthermore, all employees are kept up-to-date on our security and privacy practices. Our employees are regularly notified and reminded about the importance we place on privacy, and what they can do to ensure our customers' information is protected.
Finally, the servers on which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.
If you use a password to access this Site or any portion of it, then you are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of the password and for restricting access to your computer, and you agree to accept responsibility for all activities that occur on your account or with your password. In the event that the confidentiality of your account or password is compromised in any manner, you will notify the CDSS immediately. The CDSS reserves the right to take any and all action, as it deems necessary or reasonable, to ensure the security of the Site and your account, including without limitation, terminating your account, changing your password or requesting information to authorize transactions on your account. Notwithstanding the above, the CDSS may rely on the authority of anyone accessing your account or using your password and in no event will the CDSS be held liable to you for any liabilities or damages resulting from or arising out of (i) any action or inaction of the CDSS under this provision, (ii) any compromise of the confidentiality of your account or password, and (iii) any unauthorized access to your account or use of your password.
If you have questions about the security at our website, please contact us.