We recognize the importance of our readers’ privacy. We believe that privacy is an issue of trust and strive to manage your personal information in a fair and respectful manner. This policy describes:
- How and why we collect your personal information
- How we use and safeguard your information
- When and with whom we share your information
- The choices you can make about how we collect, use, and share your information
II. Policy Scope
III. Information We Collect
We collect personal information about you to deliver the information requested and to help improve your experience on offthecusp.com. We limit the amount of personal information collected to that required to support our specific purpose in requesting it. The following are some examples of the ways in which we may collect information from you:
A. Comment Forms
We collect personal information from you (such as name, email, and website) on offthecusp.com comment forms for purposes of responding.
B. Email Updates
We collect personal information (such as email address) from you when you choose to receive offthecusp.com email updates.
C. Cookies and Web Beacons
We may use Web “beacons” to allow us to know if you visited a certain page, opened an email from us or to determine if posts on our site are effective.
D. Log Files
When you visit offthecusp.com, we may collect the IP (“Internet Protocol”) address connected to your computer (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system, the type of browser you are using, mobile device operating system (if you are accessing offthecusp.com using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP (“Internet Service Provider”) or your mobile carrier. We may use this information to analyze overall trends to help improve the site. We do not share with third parties, the linkage between your IP address and your information on offthecusp.com, unless required by law to do so.
IV. How We Use Your Information
Patterson Dental uses your information to offer and provide you with products and services and to support our core business functions. These include internal business processes, marketing, fraud prevention and other correlated functions. Some examples include:
- To fulfill your requests for information and communicate with you about those requests;
- To help us improve and customize our service offerings, websites and marketing;
- To send you information about our products, services and promotions; and
- To protect the security or integrity of our offthecusp.com and our business.
To accomplish these purposes, we may combine personal and non-personal information we collect online with offline information, including information from third parties. We may transfer or disclose your information with our affiliated companies for these purposes.
V. Ways We Share Your Information with Third Parties
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties. We only disclose your personal information with your prior consent or under the following limited circumstances:
A. Service Providers
We may disclose or otherwise make information about you available to service providers that help with our business operations. An example is companies that help us improve our websites. Your information may be stored and processed by our service providers in the United States or other locations where the service providers maintain facilities. We require our service providers to keep your information secure. In addition, our service providers may not use or disclose personal information for any purpose other than providing the services on our behalf.
B. Legal Requirements and Protection of Our Company and Others
We may need to disclose your information and/or information about your activities as a user of offthecusp.com when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to:
- Investigate, prevent or take action regarding suspected or actual illegal activities or to assist government enforcement agencies;
- Exercise or protect the rights, property or personal safety of Patterson Dental Supply, Inc., our users, employees, agents or others.
C. Marketing Purposes
From time to time, we may disclose your information to carefully selected companies that may offer you products and services of interest. You may opt-out of this by clicking the ‘unsubscribe’ link in the emails you receive or by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject line, UNSUBSCRIBE.
D. Business Transfers
We may also disclose your information to a third party as part of reorganization or a sale of the assets of Patterson Companies, Inc., or its subsidiaries or divisions. Any third party to which Patterson Dental Supply, Inc. transfers or sells offthecusp.com assets will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
VI. Your Information Confidentiality Choices
A. Accessing and Updating Your Information
Patterson Dental takes reasonable steps to keep your personal information accurate and complete. You can access or update your personal information, including contact or account information, by contacting your Patterson Dental representative directly (for branch locations, click here).
B. Opting-Out of Email Communications
You may opt-out of email marketing communications from us at any time by using the method described in Section A above.
Please be aware that, even if you have opted-out of receiving marketing communications from us, we may still contact you for transactional purposes, such as customer service, product information, service or reminder notices, or recalls. We may also need to contact you via email with questions or information regarding your order, such as regarding order status, shipment or refunds.
VII. Other Websites
VIII. Children and Minors
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Children may not use offthecusp.com, and we request that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information to the website.
XI. How to Contact Us
Or, by post:
Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.
Attn: Corporate Privacy Official
1031 Mendota Heights Road
Saint Paul, MN 55120