Who we are
We are Arkas, a Bangalore-based dental studio, providing exceptional dental care with a team of skilled professionals dedicated to your oral health and beautiful smiles. Our website address is: https://arkasdental.com.
Information We Collect
When you visit our website or interact with our services, we may collect certain personal information, including but not limited to:
- Contact Information: We may collect your name, email address, phone number, and postal address when you fill out forms on our website or provide this information during appointments or consultations.
- Appointment Information: We may collect details about your dental appointments, including appointment dates, times, and services requested.
- Payment Information: If you make payments for our services, we may collect payment card information or other financial details necessary to process your payments.
- Device Information: We may collect information about the device you use to access our website, including IP address, browser type, operating system, and device identifiers.
- Usage Information: We may collect information about your interactions with our website, such as pages visited, links clicked, and time spent on each page. This information helps us analyze trends, improve our website, and enhance user experience.
How We Use Your Information
We may use the collected information for the following purposes:
Providing Services: We use your personal information to schedule appointments, provide dental treatments, and fulfill your requests for our services.
Communication: We may use your contact information to communicate with you about your appointments, send appointment reminders, respond to your inquiries, and provide important updates related to our services.
Personalization: We may use the information we collect to personalize your experience on our website, recommend relevant services, and display targeted advertisements.
Analytics and Improvements: We use the collected data to analyze website usage, identify trends, and improve our website, services, and marketing efforts.
Legal Compliance: We may use your information to comply with applicable laws, regulations, or legal processes, and to protect our rights, privacy, safety, or property, as well as that of our users.
Information Sharing and Disclosure
We do not sell, trade, or rent your personal information to third parties for their marketing purposes. However, we may share your information with trusted third-party service providers and partners who assist us in operating our website and delivering our services. These parties are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of your personal information.
We may also disclose your personal information when required by law, in response to a court order or legal process, to enforce our policies, or to protect our rights, property, or safety.
We take reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction. However, no method of transmission over the internet or electronic storage is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.
Our website may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not operated by us. Please note that we have no control over the content, privacy policies, or practices of these third-party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites before providing any personal information.
Our website and services are not directed to individuals under the age of 16. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children. If you believe that we have inadvertently collected personal information from a child, please contact us, and we will take steps to delete such information.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
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If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
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How long we retain your data
Suggested text: If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
Suggested text: If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Suggested text: Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.