Privacy Policy

The Oral Health Foundation is dedicated to protecting your personal information when you are using the charirty’s online services. We want our website to be a safe and enjoyable environment for our audience. This Privacy Policy concerns our use of any personal information you provide to us online via this website (the “Site”).

Collection of Personal Information

We require some personal information from you (such as name, address, telephone number, email address etc) when you complete subscription or contact us forms. Please do not submit your personal information to us if you do not wish us to collect it.

Collection of other Information/Cookies

As well as personal information, we may also collect information about you automatically when you visit the Site. The gathering of such information here may involve the use of cookies and web beacons. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser when you first visit the Site and allows us to identify your computer and find out details about your last visit. Most Internet browsers accept cookies automatically; however, as you may be aware already, new EU law regulations (e-Privacy Directive) related to the use of certain cookies requires specific user’s permission. We do use cookies in order to provide you with better online experience. By accepting the use of the cookies on the British Dental Health Foundation website, you will be able with no concerns to use all our features such as:

·         Shopping online through our website

·         Navigating through our forum

·         Logging in to Your Account

·         Managing to customise the content of our website

·         Sharing your thoughts and comments

·         Providing you with support flash banners and video content

If you choose not to receive our cookies, usually you can alter the settings of your browser to erase cookies or prevent automatic acceptance if you prefer; however, we cannot guarantee that your experience with the Site will be as quick or responsive as if you do receive cookies. Different browsers differ in their settings name or abbreviations but the following common based guide would be helpful in case you prefer to block the acceptance of cookies:

For computer browsers:

1.       Select any of these from your main browser’s task bar – Tools/ Settings/ Options orPreferences

2.       (Optional) Click the Internet Options or Under the Bonnet tab

3.       Click the Privacy tab

4.       Choose the settings you want

5.       Click Apply or X and then OK

For mobile browsers:

6.       iOS – Settings, Safari, Accept Cookies, Choose your preferred settings

7.       Android – Start browser application, Menu , More options, Settings , Tick or Clear Accept cookies

Meanwhile, a web beacon is a small graphic image placed on a web page that is designed to allow us to monitor traffic on the Site.

The information collected by cookies and web beacons is NOT personally identifiable; it includes general information about your computer settings, your connection to the Internet e.g. operating system and platform, IP address, your browsing patterns and timings of browsing on the Site and geographical location.

Use of your Information

By using this Site, you agree that we may collect, hold, process and use your information (including personal information) for the purpose of providing you with the Site services and developing our business which shall include (without limitation):

·         Verifying your identity (for example when you return to the Site)

·         Informing you about the latest changes to the Site, or products, services or promotional offers that you might find interesting

·         Dealing with, and responding to you about, a comment you have submitted for or on our message boards, blogs and other such user generated content facilities

·         Enabling you to share our content with others

·         Informing you if you have been successful in any Site competitions or promotions

·         Compiling customer reviews

·         Conducting market research

·         Carrying out statistical, technical and logistical analysis

Where the Foundation proposes using your personal information for any other uses we will ensure that we notify you first. You will also be given the opportunity to withhold or withdraw your consent for the use of your personal information for purposes other than those listed above.

Offensive or inappropriate content on the Foundation website

If you post or send offensive, inappropriate or objectionable content on the Foundation website or otherwise engage in any disruptive behaviour on any Foundation’s online service, the Foundation might decide to use your personal information to stop such behaviour.

Where the Foundation reasonably believes that you are or may be in breach of any of the laws of England and Wales (or the laws in your respective countries of residence), for instance, because the content you have posted could be perceived as defamatory, the Foundation could take your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your employer, school email/internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content and your behaviour.

Safeguards and Security

No data transmission over the internet can be entirely secure, so we do not guarantee the security of your personal information and/or use of the Site. However, we use reasonable endeavours to protect the security of your personal information from unauthorised access or use by using encryption technology. In addition to these safeguards, your personal information is protected in the UK by the Data Protection Act 1998. This provides that the information which we hold about you should be processed fairly and lawfully, should be accurate, relevant and not excessive, not be retained for longer than is necessary and, if applicable, be kept up to date. For more information on the Data Protection Act 1998 and your related rights please see the Government website about Data Protection.

Changes to Foundation’s Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may be updated on occasion so you may wish to check it each time you submit personal information to the Foundation. The date of the most recent revisions will appear on this page. If you do not agree to these changes, please do not continue to use Oral Health Foundation websites to submit personal information to the Foundation. If material changes are made to the Privacy Policy we will notify you by placing a prominent notice on the website.

Accessing Your Personal Information

If you wish to review or receive copies of the personal information we hold about you, or have any other queries about this Privacy Policy, please write to us (including full details of your request) at:

Oral Health Foundation
Smile House
2 East Union Street
CV22 6AJ