Information Collection and Use
DenMat Holdings LLC is the sole owner of the information collected on this website. DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC may collect information you voluntarily share with us, such as your name, address, email address, physical address, financial information, telephone number, as well as other information, for example through Internet Protocol ("IP") addresses and the use of "cookies", which may be placed on your computer when you access the website. (See the sections on IP Addresses and Cookies below.) From time-to-time our website requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. We will not sell, share, or rent this information to other companies or individuals.
On some DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC web sites, as an option, we provide online forms for users to register to receive product information, techniques, promotions, or other publications via email and/or direct mail. This information is not sent out in an unsolicited manner, and is only sent to users that have expressed an interest in receiving the information. On all email newsletters and sign-up forms we provide information on how to unsubscribe from email distribution lists.
All personal information submitted to us via information request forms is used only to send users the promotional material and is only accessible by DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC employees and contractors involved in the fulfillment of the information.
HIPAA Privacy Compliance
DenMat Lab fully complies with HIPAA and all laws regarding protected health information.
A business associate agreement is not required by the Privacy Rule for dental laboratory services that are customarily provided by our lab pursuant to your prescriptions. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services drafted the Privacy Rule so that it would not interfere with the sharing of information among health care providers for the treatment of patients.1 The Privacy Rule classifies dentists and the dental laboratories that fulfill dentists’ work orders for prosthetics as health care providers.2 Disclosures between the dental provider and the dental laboratory for the treatment activities that the lab provides are explicitly excepted from the business associate requirements of the Privacy Rule.3
You will be interested to know that, "the Office of Civil Rights, the Health and Human Services agency charged with HIPAA Privacy Rule enforcement provisions, said OCR agrees …that dental laboratories are health care providers, so no Business Associate Agreement is required to share protected health information for treatment purposes" (ADA News, "ADA, NADL, OCR agree on status of Iabs," May 5, 2003, Page 6). Even so, the lab does not receive patients’ telephone numbers, addresses, social security numbers, medical records or data directly identifying individuals’ relatives, employers or household members ("Protected Health Information"). Names that customers provide to DenMat Lab are only used by the lab to identify their cases.
For more information on HIPAA please click here: http://www.hhs.gov/ocr/privacy/hipaa/understanding/summary/index.html
1See 67 Federal Register 53252
2See 65 Federal Register 82568
3See Privacy Rule 164.502 (e)(1)
Your Internet Protocol ("IP") address is usually associated with the place from which you enter the Internet, like your Internet Service Provider, your company or your university. Our server may also record the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on this website, the website you visit after this website; the ads you see; the ads you click on; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this website or a referral website; and other web usage activity and data logged by our web servers. We may use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our servers, gather broad demographic information, and administer our website. DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC logs IP addresses for systems administration purposes. We may also link this information with your personal information when we feel that it is necessary to enforce compliance with our rules and policies or terms of service or to protect our website, customers or others.
Access by Children:
This website is not intended for use by children, especially those under age 13. No one under age 13 is allowed to provide any personal information or use our public discussion areas, forums and chats and DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC does not knowingly collect or use information from children under 13 through this website.
This web website contains links to other sites. Please be aware that DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our website and to read the privacy statements of each and every web website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by this Web website.
If a user elects to use our referral service for informing a friend about our website, we ask them for the friend’s name and email address. DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC will automatically send the friend a one-time email inviting them to visit the website. DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC stores this information for the sole purpose of sending this one-time email. The recipient may send an email to email@example.com to request the removal of this information from this database.
We limit access to personally identifiable information about you to our employees and third-party agents, who we reasonably believe need to have access to your information to provide you with the information or services you request from DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC. This website has security measures in place to help protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the information under our control. While we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC uses industry standards, such as Secure Socket Layers ("SSL") technology, to help safeguard against such occurrences. In certain areas, the information passed between your browser and our system is encrypted with SSL technology to create a protected connection between you and our website to ensure confidentiality. In the event that a breach into our security systems occurs and there is a possibility that an unauthorized person acquires your personal information, DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC will notify you of such a breach under applicable law. If you have any questions about the security at our website, you can send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Correction/Updating Personal Information:
If a user’s personally identifiable information changes (such as your zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will correct, update or remove that user’s personal data provided to us. This can be done by contacting the DENMAT HOLDINGS LLC Webmaster at email@example.com.
Our users are given the opportunity to ‘opt-out’ of having their information used for purposes not directly related to our website at the point where we ask for the information. For example, certain customer care request forms allow the user to note that their question or request should be kept private and not included in a frequently asked question area.
Notification of Changes:
P.O. Box 1729, Lompoc, CA 93438-1729
Revised October 2013