Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains what limited information we collect about you and how we use it. In this Privacy Policy, the term “Services” refers to all services provided by us, Patterson Companies, Inc. (“PCI,” “we” or “us”), including the Patterson Connect website (at http://www.pattersonconnect.com, hereafter the “Website”), including through a mobile application or mobile device (collectively, the “Services”), regardless of whether or not you register as a Practice Owner, Associate or Student (collectively “Members”). 
By using any of the Services, you consent to the practices outlined in this Privacy Policy. PCI reserves the right to change this Privacy Policy, and if we do, any such changes will be included on this page so current privacy information will always be available to you.


Personal Information. 
The only personal information collected by PCI is personal information that is voluntarily provided by users. We don't collect personal information without your knowledge. We don’t sell your personal information to third parties, but we will use your personal information to fulfill requests made by you and for other business purposes of PCI and any of its successors. We may share your personal information with certain affiliated parties, to provide certain of the Services to you. We may also use your personal information to send you marketing materials or other information about PCI and its products and services, or PCI’s partners, advertisers and other parties’ products or services that may be of interest to you.
An example of how we may collect personal information is in connection with the account registration process to become a Member. The information you provide in registering for an account will be used by us to give you the information or service you are requesting. We may also use your name, phone number, email address or home address to send you marketing materials and other information about PCI and its products and services, or PCI’s partners, advertisers and other parties’ products or services that may be of interest to you. You may opt-out of receiving any additional information by emailing us at DentalRecruiting@pattersondental.com

Our website is not intended for individuals under 18 years of age; we do not knowingly collect personal information from individuals under 18 using our website. If you learn that our Services are being used by an individual under the age of 18, please contact us at DentalRecruiting@pattersondental.com.


Traffic Data and Other Non-Personal Information. 
We automatically collect and store certain non-personal information concerning the traffic to the Website, including, for example: the browser software you use and your operating system; the date and time you access our sites; and the internet address of the site from which you linked to our Website. We use this information as anonymous aggregate data for business purposes such as to determine the number of visitors to different sections of our Website, to ensure the site is working properly, and to help us make the Website more useful. We also use this information to see where leads are generated from in an attempt to better optimize our ongoing internet marketing efforts. 


At this time, the Website does not use persistent “cookies” or other tracking mechanisms that collect personally identifying information. We use session cookies to anonymously collect the date and time of the visit. Accepting session cookies on our site is voluntary; you may still use the site if you decline cookies. 
You may also provide us with other non-personal information. For example, you may provide us with information regarding how you learned about us, or you may provide us with information regarding why you are interested in our services. This information may be used by our marketing and product personnel to better optimize our ongoing marketing and product development efforts.


Contests, Sweepstakes or Special Offers.
From time to time, we may offer promotions, contests or sweepstakes that may require that you enter contact information to qualify for entry. Collected data from promotions, contests or sweepstakes may be used to process entries, send promotional materials, notify entrants, and may be shared with other companies in connection with these activities. 


Links.
The Website may contain links to other websites and may provide opportunities to publish certain information to third party websites or social media platforms. PCI may also work with certain third parties to provide our Services. These third parties may collect personal and non-personal information from users of our Services. PCI is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any such third-party website, platform or any other linked services. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave the Website, and to read the privacy policies of each and every website that collects or publishes personal information. If you have questions about what third parties are involved with our Services, please contact us at DentalRecruiting@pattersondental.com


Security.
When you submit information via our Services we take efforts to protect your information both online and offline. Please keep in mind, however, that whenever you give out personal information online, such information is not always secure in transit. While we strive to protect your privacy and secure your information, we cannot guarantee the security of information sent over the internet, and you disclose such information at your own risk.