The College of Dental Surgeons is committed to protecting the privacy of the public, its registrants and its staff.
Personal Information is any identifiable information about any individual. This information can include: name, home address, telephone number, fax number, email address, gender, marital status, date of birth, dental records etc.
Identifying the Purpose of Collecting Information
The purpose for collecting any personal information will be made available before or at the time of collection. The College will only collect information necessary for the identified purpose and will retain information only as long as necessary to fulfill the purpose of collection and to meet business and legal purposes.
Limiting Use, Disclosure and Retention
The College will not use any personal information other than for the purpose it was collected or for purposes consented to or authorized by FOIPPA or other law. Information will be destroyed in a secure manner in accordance with the College's record retention schedule.
Accuracy of Information
The College makes every effort to ensure that all personal information is accurate, complete and current.
Safeguards for Personal Information
The College has taken appropriate measures to ensure that all recorded personal information is safeguarded against unauthorized access, disclosure or use.
The College will make available information about the policies and practices relating to the management of personal information.
Access to Personal Information
Upon written request, and within 30 working days, you are entitled to access personal information under the control of the College subject to the exceptions to access as set out in FOIPPA. Information can only be released to third parties if express consent is provided to the College.
Compliance and Complaints
Complaints, concerns or questions are to be addressed in writing to the Privacy Officer for the College. The Privacy Officer will investigate all complaints made in writing to the office. If the complaint is justified, the Privacy Officer will take measures to correct and if necessary make changes to existing privacy policies and procedures. If the complaint cannot be resolved to your satisfaction by the College, you will be provided with the contact information for the appropriate government agency for further information.
College of Dental Surgeons of British Columbia
500 – 1765 West 8th Avenue
Vancouver, BC V6J 5C6
Phone: 604 -736-3621
Toll Free Tel: 1-800-663-9169
Toll Free Fax: 1-800-6734-9448
© The College of Dental Surgeons, 2013