Processing of personal data
Kvalident s.r.o. Data protection privacy notice for patients
In providing your dental care and treatment, we will ask for information about you and your health. Occasionally, we may receive information from other providers who have been involved in providing your care. This privacy notice describes the type of personal information we hold, why we hold it and what we do with it.
What Personal Data Do We Hold?
In order to provide you with a high standard of dental care and attention, we need to hold personal information about you.
This personal data comprises:
- Your past and current medical and dental condition; personal details such as your age, address, telephone number and your general medical practitioner
- Radiographs, clinical photographs and study models
- Information about the treatment that we have provided or propose to provide and its cost
- Notes of conversations/incidents that might occur for which a record needs to be kept
- Records of consent to treatment
- Any correspondence relating to you with your GP or other health care professionals
Why do we hold information about you?
We need to keep comprehensive and accurate personal data about patients to provide you with safe and appropriate dental care. We will ask you yearly to update your medical history and contact details.
How We Process The Data
Personal data about you is held in the practice’s computer system and/or in a manual filing system.
The information is not accessible to the public and only authorised members of staff have access to it.
Our computer system has secure audit trails and we back up information routinely.
Disclosure Of Information
In order to provide proper and safe dental care, we may need to disclose personal information about you to your GP and other health professionals or any private dental schemes you are a member of.
We will not share your data with anyone else without your consent.
Disclosure will take place on a ‘need-to-know’ basis, so that only those individuals/organisations who need to know in order to provide care to you and for the proper administration of Government (whose personnel are covered by strict confidentiality rules) will be given the information.
In very limited circumstances or when required by law or a court order, personal data may have to be disclosed to a third party not connected with your health care.
In all other situations, disclosure that is not covered by this Code of Practice will only occur when we have your specific consent.
You have the right to ask for a copy of all dental records about you.
It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your relationship with us.
If you do not agree
If you do not wish us to use your personal information as described, you should discuss the matter with your dentist.