Last Revised: 02/29/2012
II. Policy Scope
III. Information We Collect
We may collect personal information about you to deliver the products and services you request and to help improve your experience on the site. 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. Information Request Forms
We may collect personal information from you (such as name, phone number, postal code and email) on our contact page.
B. Email Updates
We may collect personal information (such as name and email address) from you when you choose to receive marketing-related email updates from us (in partnership with Constant Contact®).
We may use “cookies” to track site usage and trends, to improve the quality of the site, and to customize your experience on the site. We may save a “cookie” – a small text file – on your computer. You can remove or block cookies using the settings in your browser, but in some cases doing so may impact your ability to use the site.
D. Log Files
When you visit the site, we 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 pattersondental.com using a mobile device), as well as the name of your ISP (“Internet Service Provider”) or your mobile carrier. We 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 the site, unless required by law to do so.
IV. How We Use Your Information
We may use your information to offer and provide you with products and services and to support our core business functions. These include order or service fulfillment, internal business processes, marketing, authentication, fraud prevention and other correlated functions. Some examples include:
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 to Third Parties
We do not sell or rent your personal information to third parties without your consent. We may only disclose your personal information to third parties 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. Examples are shipping vendors, billing and refund vendors, payment card processors and companies that help us improve our product and service offerings and 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 the site when required by subpoena or other legal process, or if we have a good faith belief that disclosure is necessary to:
C. 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 the assets of the site will have the right to continue to use the personal and other information that you provide to us.
VI. Other Websites
VII. Children and Minors
We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under the age of 13. Children may not use the site, and we request that children under the age of 13 not submit any personal information to the site.
VIII. Your Consent
X. How to Contact Us
Or, by post:
Patterson Dental Supply, Inc.
Attn: Corporate Privacy Official
1031 Mendota Heights Road
Saint Paul, MN 55120