Patient information on the handling of personal data

Below we inform you about the purpose for which the above-mentioned dental practice collects, stores or forwards your personal data. We also inform you about your rights that you can exercise within the framework of data protection.

Responsibilities: The dental practice is responsible for processing your personal data and in particular your health data. If you have any questions about data protection or if you wish to exercise your data protection rights, please contact the practice staff or your dentist directly.

Collection and purpose of data processing: The processing (collection, storage, use and retention) of your data is based on the treatment contract and legal requirements to fulfil the purpose of the treatment and the associated obligations. On the one hand, data is collected by the treating dentist as part of your treatment. On the other hand, we also receive data from other doctors and healthcare professionals with whom you have received or are receiving treatment, if you have given your consent for this. Only data relating to your medical treatment will be processed in your medical history. The medical history includes the personal details provided on the patient form, such as personal details, contact details and insurance details, as well as, among other things, the consultation carried out as part of the treatment, health data collected such as anamnesis, diagnoses, therapy suggestions and findings.
Duration of storage: Your medical history will be stored for 20 years after your last treatment. After that, it will be kept with your express consent or securely deleted or destroyed.

Transfer of data: We only transfer your personal data and in particular your medical data to external third parties if this is permitted or required by law or if you have consented to the transfer of data as part of your treatment.

• Data is transferred to your health insurance provider or accident or disability insurance provider for the purpose of invoicing the services provided to you. The type of data transmitted is based on the legal requirements.
• Data is passed on to cantonal and national authorities (e.g. cantonal medical service, health departments, etc.) on the basis of statutory reporting obligations.
• Optional: The necessary patient and invoice data is passed on to the debt collection agency for the purpose of debt collection (collection of outstanding debts).
In individual cases, depending on your treatment and your corresponding consent, data may be transferred to other authorised recipients (e.g. laboratories, other doctors).

Withdrawal of your consent: If you have given your express consent for data processing, you can withdraw your consent in whole or in part at any time. The revocation or request to change consent must be made in writing. As soon as we have received your written revocation and the processing cannot be based on any legal basis other than consent, the processing will be discontinued. The lawfulness of the data processing carried out until the revocation remains unaffected by the revocation.

Information, inspection and disclosure: You have the right to obtain information about your personal data at any time. You can inspect your medical history or request a copy. A fee may be charged for the release of the copy. You will be informed in advance of any costs, which depend on the time and effort involved in producing the copy.

Right to data portability: You have the right to have data that we process automatically or digitally handed over to you or to a third party in a commonly used, machine-readable format. This also applies in particular to the transfer of medical data to a healthcare professional of your choice. If you request the direct transfer of the data to another controller, this will only take place if it is technically feasible.

Correction of your data: If you realise or are of the opinion that your data is incorrect or incomplete, you have the option of requesting a correction. If neither the correctness nor the incompleteness of your data can be determined, you have the option of adding a note of dispute.