Our privacy Policy

How and why do we collect data and how do we use this information.

Last updated: April 2022

Who are we?

We are a dental practice located in Zurich, Switzerland. This means that we operate under Swiss regulations as a legal entity responsible for the data that Daniel Schaefer Dentistry collects. 

This notice outlines how and why we collect and use personal data specifically from visits to Daniel Schaefer Dentistry Website: www.schaefer-zahnmedizin.ch or any other web page under this domain.

This notice also explains your rights as someone who may provide personal data to Daniel Schaefer Dentistry through the website and how to exercise these rights. For any inquiries about your data you can get in touch at mail@schaefer-zahnmedizin.ch.

We respect the privacy of our users and patients and recognize that when you choose to provide us with your personal information, you trust us to act in a responsible manner with that information. Therefore, this privacy policy explains how we use your personal information.

What information is collected and used by Daniel Schaefer Dentistry?

We collect information that enables us to identify your browser and device and tell us which pages within our website you visit and on which pages you spend the most time. We do this by using the following:

Cookie - a small alphanumeric text file that we automatically assign to visitors to our website. It is stored in your browser and allows us to identify your interaction with us. Sometimes a cookie resides on your device for just the single time you’re visiting our Website; this is called a session cookie. 

IP address - Internet protocol address

Pixel - a line of code that sits within our web pages and which we use to record that you have visited a particular page within our Websites.

We use some or all of this information to improve your website experience by delivering content that you are likely to prefer on future visits. Our lawful basis for this type of processing is that we have a legitimate interest in understanding and improving your experience of our website. If you don’t agree to us using cookies and the above information, you may prevent their use through your browser settings. By choosing not to accept cookies, certain website features may not work as we have intended.

Specific cookie types used

Performance Analytics Tracking - This type of cookie provides aggregated information about where a user may go on the website.

Daniel Schaefer Dentistry uses Google Analytics and Google Adwords. Among other things, Google uses cookies to collect information about the number of visits to the website, the webpage that referred visitors to the website, language, device, browser, and operating system, the pages visitors view within the website, and other similar details. We do not share this information with third parties.

Collection and use of contact information

There are a few instances where we may collect your name and contact details (such as e-mail address, telephone number, and postal address). But, we won’t collect this information without consent and never use it in online advertising placement. We keep a record of this information, including email address and other contact information, solely for responding to a user’s request. Examples include:

  • If you submit a question or comment through our "Contact us" section, we will collect your name, e-mail address, and phone number in order to send you a reply.

  • If you book an appointment online in our system.

By entering your contact information as noted above you are consenting Daniel Schaefer Dentistry to use that information to contact you regarding your request. This consent is our legal basis for using the information in this way.


If at any time you decide to withdraw your consent and like would us to remove you from our database, you can contact us at mail@schaefer-zahnmedizin.ch - You must include your name, e-mail address, and clear instructions regarding changes you are requesting.

Daniel Schaefer Dentistry is a data controller responsible for your personal data (as this term or similar term is defined by applicable law) when you visit our website or provide us with contact information.

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Daniel Schaefer Dentistry share any information with other vendors or partners?:
No, we will never share your information with anyone.

Does Daniel Schaefer Dentistry transfer your personal data outside Switzerland?:
No, our standard practice is to keep your data within Switzerland.

Use of this site by children and children’s data

Our website is not developed for or directed at children under age 18. If you believe your child has provided any kind of information and would like it deleted from our database, you can contact us at mail@schaefer-zahnmedizin.ch. If we become aware that we have collected information about a child under the age of 18, we will delete it.

Data retention and storage

We will keep the information that we collect on the website for a reasonable period for the purposes set out above. We follow generally accepted online advertising industry standards to ensure that your personal data disclosed to us is kept secure, accurate, and up to date and kept only for so long as is necessary for the purposes for which it is used. These standards include undertaking necessary physical, electronic, and management activities required to protect data integrity, access, and use.

Information security

Maintaining the privacy of our users’ information is very important to us which means we take care and pay special attention to our security measures to protect this information from data breaches. We follow industry standards to protect against unauthorized access to, retention of, and disclosure of information. This includes physical, electronic, and management activities to protect information integrity, access, and use.

 

Linking to other websites / Third party sites

A link from our website to another website does not imply our endorsement of affiliates or websites, and we do not control third-party websites to which we link, nor assume responsibility for their content or privacy policies. Once you follow a link to another website, Daniel Schaefer Dentistry Privacy Notice no longer applies. It’s important to always read the privacy policy of any website you are visiting.

Data subject rights of individuals

You have the right to access, update, change, delete, restrict the use of, or obtain a copy of your personal data in an easily readable format. In certain circumstances, you may also request that Daniel Schaefer Dentistry transfer your personal data to a third party, and the right to object to its use for marketing purposes. If you wish to exercise any of these rights please contact us at mail@schaefer-zahnmedizin.ch. Where our processing of your personal data is based on your consent, you also have the right to withdraw this consent at any time. Please note that your withdrawal of consent will not affect the lawfulness of our processing of your personal data prior to the withdrawal of consent.

Changes to this privacy policy

Please note that because of the changing nature of privacy laws and regulations, digital technologies, and our business, we may modify this privacy policy from time to time. Please review this privacy policy periodically to become aware of any changes that may have occurred (we will update the effective date at the top of the page to help you know when changes have been made).
If for whatever reason you don’t feel like we have adequately addressed your concerns you can contact the Data Protection Authority in your jurisdiction and make a formal complaint.