Handala Dental Ltd. is committed to protecting your privacy.
This Privacy Policy outlines how we handle your personal information to protect your privacy and reflects the obligations set out by Nova Scotia’s Personal Health Information Act (PHIA) which has been deemed substantially similar to the Canadian Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). We are committed to the responsible collection, use and disclosure of your personal information.

Privacy Legislation
Handala Dental is responsible for personal information under our control and shall designate an individual or individuals accountable for its protection as outlined in this policy. We comply with Nova Scotia’s PHIA for the protection of your personal health information as it pertains to our business.

Personal Information
Collection of personal information shall be limited to that which is necessary for the purposes identified by Handala Dental to provide you with the services we offer and shall be collected by fair and lawful means.

Consent to Our Collection of Personal Information
We obtain your consent to collect, use and disclose your personal information. Generally, we collect your personal information directly from you at the start of or during the course of your activity with our practice. Sometimes we may obtain information about you from other sources such as a government registry or other professionals who serve you.

Use of Personal Information at Handala Dental
At Handala Dental, we obtain personal information for the purposes of providing oral and dental healthcare services to you, issuing invoices, communicating with you and maintaining our client databases.
This includes all the information provided by you to Handala Dental on the initial intake forms we collect at your initial visit and any updated information collected at subsequent visits. 
We retain your information for the period needed for the provision of oral and dental healthcare and for any period required by governmental regulations or statutes.
If you apply for a position with Handala Dental, we will use your personal information to assess your candidacy.

Withdrawal of Consent
You may withdraw your consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information at any time, subject to legal and/or contractual restrictions and upon reasonable notice. Your withdrawal of consent to our collection, use and disclosure of your personal information may impact our ability to serve you and provide you with comprehensive care.

Disclosure of Personal Information
Generally, we do not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent unless permitted or required by applicable laws or court orders. We disclose your information to third parties as needed for the purposes for which it was collected. These may include other health care providers involved in your care, dental benefit providers to complete transaction, dental electronic health record and archival software providers. This disclosure to third party service providers is bound by regulations regarding privacy which are consistent with this policy. You may designate restrictions as to the disclosure of your personal information at any time in writing.

Accuracy of Your Information
Personal information that we collect from you must be complete, accurate and up to date for us to provide you with the services we offer. We may ask you for up dated information at subsequent visits. If any information is changed, you are responsible to inform us to make the necessary changes. Failure to inform us of any updates to your personal information may hinder your access to our services.

We commit to protecting your personal information at We uses various safeguards to ensure protection against loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, copying or alteration. These include: security of our physical premises; our professional obligations; security software to prevent unauthorized computer access or “hacking”; and internal passwords that restrict access to our electronic files.

Access to your Personal Information
You have a right to request to be informed of the existence, use and disclosure of your personal information. You have the right to be given access to that information that does not disclose another person’s personal information. You have the right to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and you may request to have your information amended as appropriate.

Website Privacy
Like most other commercial websites, we may monitor traffic patterns, site usage and related site information to optimize your visit to our website. We do use any electronic means to collect personal information from you or your computer; however, our website server will automatically collect IP addresses. We may view the IP log from time to time, for example, to maintain the security of our website. We do not link the IP addresses to other personally identifiable information. We use cookies only for session control and security of your login.

Where applicable, we will seek your express consent to contact you, including by way of commercial electronic messages. This consent is sought by Handala Dental, and you can contact us at or at 5730 Young St HALIFAX NS. We may contact you to provide communications you have consented to receive, regarding the services we provide to you, or if you contact us with an inquiry.

Changes to the Terms of Use or Privacy Policy
We may change the Terms of Use in our Web Policy or our Privacy Policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on our website at and will be readily available. Please check from time to time to ensure you are aware of our current policy.

Note to International Users
This site is hosted in Canada and is intended for and directed to users in Canada. You should be aware that this website is governed by Canadian law, and that any information you transfer to is subject to Canadian laws.

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