WHO WE ARE:
This notice applies to Academy of Chairside Assisting.com and any other websites we own or operate (collectively, our “Website”) and all products and services we provide, including our online, payments, services, products, and applications, and any other services we may offer. For the purpose of this notice, we’ll just call them our “Services.”
When we say “Personal Data” or “personal information”: we mean identifiable information about you, including like your name, email, address, telephone number, bank account details, payment information, or other online identifiers. If you can’t be identified (for example, when Personal Data has been aggregated and anonymized) then this notice doesn’t apply.
THIRD PARTY ASSESSMENTS
PCI compliance and what it means: Academy of Chairside Assisting works with PCI-certified partners[MN1] . The PCI DSS is a security standard created by the credit card brands (Visa, Mastercard, etc.) based on their experiences fighting off numerous security threats while securing their customer’s data.
HOW WE COLLECT YOUR DATA
When you visit our Website or applications, or use our other Services, we collect Personal Data. The ways we collect it can be broadly categorized into the following:
·Information you provide to us directly: When you visit or use some parts of our Website, applications and/or other Services, we may receive information from you, for example, when you register for an account, make a payment, or provide information to us in any other way through your use of the Services. If you don’t want to provide us with Personal Data, you don’t have to, but it might mean you can’t use some parts of our Website, applications, or other Services.
·Information we collect automatically: We collect some information about you automatically when you visit our Website, applications, or use our other Services, like your IP address and device type. We also collect information when you navigate through our Website, applications, or other Services, including what pages you looked at and what links you clicked on. This information is useful for us as it helps us get a better understanding of how you’re using our Website, applications and other Services so that we can continue to provide the best experience possible (e.g., by personalizing the content you see).
Some of this information is collected using cookies and similar tracking technologies.
A cookie is a small text file that’s placed on your computer or mobile device when you visit a website. We, and some of our affiliates and third-party service providers, may use a few different types of cookies. Some are persistent cookies (cookies that remain on your hard drive for an extended period of time) and some are session ID cookies (cookies that expire when you close your browser). Cookies set by the website owner (in this case, Academy of Chairside Assisting) are called “first party cookies”. Cookies set by parties other than the website owner are called “third party cookies”.
We also use other tracking technologies like web beacons (sometimes called “tracking beacons” or “clear gifs”) and local storage. These are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognize when someone has visited the Website or opened an email that we have sent them.
There are also cookies set by third parties across our Website and Services. Third party cookies enable third party features or functionality to be provided on or through our Websites and Services, such as advertising, interactive content and analytics. They also enable us to use advertising networks to manage our advertising on other websites. The parties that set these third party cookies can recognize your computer both when it visits the website in question and also when it visits certain other websites
Essential cookies: These cookies are strictly necessary to provide you with Services available through our Website or otherwise and to use some of its features, such as access to secure areas. Because these cookies are strictly necessary to deliver the Website to you, you cannot refuse them.
Analytics and customization cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or how effective our marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Website for you.
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
These cookies are used to enhance the performance and functionality of our Website but are non-essential to its use. However, without these cookies, certain functionality may become unavailable.
Academy of Chairside Assisting uses the following performance and functionality cookies:
Customization and analytics cookies: These cookies collect information that is used either in aggregate form to help us understand how our Website is being used or how effective are marketing campaigns are, or to help us customize our Website for you.
Academy of Chairside Assisting uses the following analytics and customization cookies:
LinkedIn (Analytics): We use LinkedIn as a medium to talk to customers and to measure effectiveness of campaigns.
Twitter (Analytics): We use Twitter as a medium to talk to customers and to measure effectiveness of campaigns.
HOW CAN YOU CONTROL COOKIES?
You can accept or reject cookies by amending your web browser controls. Because they’re important, our Website and Services might not work like they’re supposed to, and in some cases, might not work at all, if you decide to reject our cookies.
You can manage your cookie settings by following your browser’s instructions. Here are some links that might be of assistance:
Microsoft Internet Explorer: https://support.microsoft.com/en-nz/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies
WHAT DO WE DO WITH YOUR DATA
We use your Personal Data to operate our Website and applications and provide you with any other Services you’ve requested, and to manage our relationship with you. We also use your Personal Data for other purposes, which may include the following:
To market to you: In addition to sending you marketing communications, we may also use your Personal Data to display targeted advertising to you online – through our own Website, applications, and other Services or through third party websites and their platforms.
To analyze, aggregate and report: We may use the Personal Data we collect about you and other users of our Website, applications, and Services (whether obtained directly or from third parties) to produce aggregated and anonymized analytics and reports, which we may share publicly or with third parties.
HOW WE SHARE YOUR DATA
There will be times when we need to share your Personal Data with third parties. We will only disclose your Personal Data to:
· third party service providers and partners who assist and enable us to use the Personal Data to, for example, support delivery of, or provide functionality on, our Website, applications, or our Services, or to market or promote our Services to you;
· regulators, law enforcement bodies, government agencies, courts or other third parties where we think it is necessary to comply with applicable laws or regulations, or to exercise, establish or defend our legal rights. Where possible and appropriate, we will notify you of this type of disclosure;
· an actual or potential buyer (and its agents and advisers) in connection with an actual or proposed purchase, merger or acquisition of any part of our business; and
· others where we have your consent.
Academy of Chairside Assisting partners with payment gateways to process credit card payments and those gateways maintain their own privacy policies. Please consult those policies for details on how your Personal Data will be handled by those partners.
We will retain your Personal Data for a period of time consistent with the original purpose of collection, including to pursue our legitimate business interests, comply with our legal, tax or accounting requirements, resolve disputes and enforce applicable agreements.
It’s your Personal Data and you have certain rights relating to it. When it comes to marketing communications, you can ask us not to send you these at any time – just follow the unsubscribe instructions contained in the marketing communication, click on the “unsubscribe” or “opt-out” link in the marketing e-mails we send you, or send your request to firstname.lastname@example.org.
You also have rights to:
· know what Personal Data we hold about you, and be able to check to make sure it’s correct and up to date;
· request a copy of your Personal Data, or ask us to restrict processing your Personal Data or delete it; and
· object to our continued processing of your Personal Data.
We respond to all requests we receive from individuals wishing to exercise their data protection rights in accordance with applicable data protection laws.
Our Website, applications, and other Services are intended for a general audience and not directed to children under 13 years of age. We do not intend to collect personal information as defined by the U.S. Children’s Privacy Protection Act (“COPPA“) (which we refer to as “children’s personal data”) in a manner that is not permitted by COPPA, or by applicable data protection laws. If you are a parent or guardian and believe we have collected children’s personal data in a manner not permitted by COPPA, please contact us by sending a letter to the email address listed on our Contact Us page.
By using any of our Website, applications or other Services, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence.
FOR EEA AND SWISS USERS ONLY
For Individuals from the EEA or Switzerland, the following terms also apply. If you are a visitor from the EEA or Switzerland, our legal basis for collecting and using the Personal Data described above will depend on the Personal Data concerned and the specific context in which we collect it.
Where we collect Personal Data, we typically only Process it:
· to perform a contract with you;
· when you provide consent;
· where we have legitimate interests to process the Personal Data and they’re not overridden by your rights; or
· in accordance with a legal obligation.
International Data Transfers (For EEA And Swiss Users Only)
Your data may be transferred outside of the EEA or Switzerland. Where your Personal Data is transferred outside the EEA or Switzerland, it will only be transferred to countries that have been identified as providing adequate protection for EEA data (like New Zealand), or to a third party where we have approved transfer mechanisms in place to protect your Personal Data – for example, by entering into the European Commission’s Standard Contractual Clauses, or by ensuring the entity is Privacy Shield certified (for transfers to US-based third parties). For further information, please contact us using the details set out in the Contact us section.
CORRECT OR REMOVE INFORMATION ABOUT YOU.
If you would like to access, correct, amend, remove or limit the use or disclosure of any Personal Data about you that has been collected and stored by us, or have it transferred to another organization, please notify us that we may consider and respond to your request in accordance with applicable law.
For your protection, we only implement requests with respect to the Personal Data associated with the particular email address that you use to send us your request, and we need to verify your identity before implementing your request.
Please note that we need to retain certain information for recordkeeping purposes and/or to complete any transactions that you began prior to requesting such access, change or deletion.
We’re always happy to hear from you. If you’re curious about what Personal Data we hold about you or you have a question or feedback for us on this notice, our Website, applications, or other Services, please reach out and get in touch.
As a technology company, we prefer to communicate with you by email – this ensures that you’re put in contact with the right person, in the right location, and in accordance with any regulatory time frames.