This Data Protection and Privacy Statement (the “Privacy Statement”) sets out how we, DENTSPLY SIRONA Inc. (a Delaware, United States corporation with its headquarters at 13320-B Ballantyne Corporate Place, Charlotte, NC 28277 USA) and all of our global affiliates (“DENTSPLY SIRONA” or “we” or "us") handle the personal information that we process when you visit our webpages, purchase a product, enroll in one of our email services, request information, register on the websites, enter one of our contests, participate in a promotion, loyalty or rewards program, use any of the other interactive portions of our websites, communicate with us through social media, by phone, through educational conferences, workshops, or other events, or in connection with an actual or potential business or employment relationship with us (together “data subjects”).
If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Statement, DENTSPLY SIRONA’s privacy practices, or if you would like us to update information or preferences you provided to us, please contact our Information Officer at:
Our Information Officer’s Contact Details:
Dentsply Sirona South Africa
Mobile: +27 834266596
Web: www.dentsplysirona.com and use the information on the “Contact Us” page.
In South Africa ("South Africa")), “personal information” is defined very broadly and includes any information about an identifiable, living, natural person, and in so far as it is applicable, an identifiable, existing juristic person. Personal information may include information relating to our employees, customers, patients, shareholders, contractors or the staff of our suppliers, visitors to our buildings or website users.
The types of personal information, including special personal information we may hold about you include:
DENTSPLY SIRONA needs to process personal information about you for a variety of purposes. DENTSPLY SIRONA will only process your personal information, in accordance with applicable law, for the following purposes:
In South Africa, the Protection of Personal Information Act No. 4 of 2013 ("POPIA") requires us to have a lawful basis before processing any personal information about you and that we must process your personal information in a reasonable manner that does not infringe your privacy rights as a data subject. The lawful basis for us processing your personal information for the abovementioned purposes may be because: (i) you have provided your consent; (ii) it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you; (iii) the processing is necessary for our compliance with a legal obligation; or (iv) the processing is in our legitimate interests of operating and promoting our business.
To the extent provided in POPIA, you may withdraw any consent you previously provided to us, or object at any time on legitimate grounds, to the processing of your personal information. In some circumstances, withdrawing your consent to DENTSPLY SIRONA’s use or disclosure of your personal information will mean that you cannot take advantage of certain DENTSPLY SIRONA products or services.
We intend to keep your personal information confidential, in compliance with our legal obligations. We do not sell, rent, trade or otherwise disclose personal information to third parties, other than as described in this Privacy Statement, for the purposes described above, or as we disclose to you at the time the information is collected.
We may disclose your personal information in accordance with, and where permitted by, applicable law to our subsidiaries, branches, or associated offices:
DENTSPLY SIRONA takes appropriate physical, technical, and organizational security measures designed to safeguard and secure any personal information you provide to us. Nevertheless, unencrypted transmission to DENTSPLY SIRONA via the internet is not completely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of your personal information during any such unencrypted transmission.
We may disclose or transfer your personal information to a third party situated in countries outside South Africa for further processing in accordance with the purposes set out in section 2 above, in particular your personal information may be transferred throughout the DENTSPLY SIRONA group. In these circumstances we will, as required by applicable law, particularly, section 72 of POPIA, ensure that your privacy rights are adequately protected by organizational, technical, contractual and/or other lawful means.
Your personal information will not be retained for longer than required to fulfil the purpose for which the personal information was collected or for a period of time thereafter as required by applicable local law or where we have a legitimate and lawful purpose.
DENTSPLY SIRONA will, with consent from candidates, retain applications of unsuccessful candidates for a reasonable period after the application process to enable us to contact you if another suitable position arises or to comply with our legal obligations.
In terms of POPIA, you have the right to: access, rectify, erase, restrict and object to the processing of, your personal information. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator, if you believe that your personal information is not being processed in accordance with the provisions of POPIA. If you would like to exercise any of your rights as a data subject, please contact our Information Officer at Andy.Cyprianos@dentsplysirona.com. To assist us in responding to such requests in a timely fashion, please include the phrase “Privacy Rights Request” in the title of your communication to us.
Complaints and objections
As a data subject, you have the right to –
The Information Regulator
In the event that your personal information has not been processed in accordance with the POPI Act and the principles set out above, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Regulator.
For further information regarding the complaints process, please visit the website of the Information Regulator, as indicated below.
Alternatively, you may contact the Information Regulator for further assistance:
The Information Regulator: Adv Pansy Tlakula
Physical Address: JD House, 27 Stiemens Street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg, 2001
This website may make chat rooms, careers, message boards, and/or news groups available to its users at various times. Please remember that, unless otherwise stated, any information that is disclosed in these areas becomes public information and you should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information in these areas. Do not use these areas to post personal information about third parties or discuss information about specific, identifiable patients.
Our websites may contain links to other websites. DENTSPLY SIRONA is not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of unaffiliated third-party websites.
We may at any time in our sole discretion revise or update this Privacy Statement.
We will indicate at the top of the Privacy Statement when it was most recently updated. All changes are effective immediately when they are posted and apply to all access to and use of the websites thereafter. If you object to any modification, your sole recourse is to stop using the websites and providing us with your personal information.
In order to collect certain information described in this Privacy Statement, we may use cookie technology on our websites.
A cookie is a small text file which is sent to your browser and stored on your computer's hard drive, mobile phone or other device. Session cookies make it easier for you to navigate our websites and expire when you close your browser. Tracking cookies remain longer and help in understanding how you use our websites and enhance your user experience. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie. This enables you to decide if you want to accept it or not. However, some of the services and features offered through our websites may not function properly if your cookies are disabled.
The following are examples of cookies that may be used on our websites:
Our websites also use social and video plugins such as those provided by Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn, or YouTube.
When you visit our websites, we may allow some third parties (such as advertising networks and data analytics companies) to collect personal information about your online activities over time and across different websites. For example, session recording tools, record your preferences and track your use of the websites. To find out more about your choices with respect to these tracking technologies, see “Your Choices.”
If you no longer wish to receive promotional emails, you may unsubscribe at any time by clicking the “unsubscribe” link in the promotional emails sent to you or by contacting the Data Protection Contact whose details are provided above. If you have an account with us, you may also unsubscribe from promotional emails through your account. Please note that even if you opt-out of receiving promotional emails from us, we may continue to send you non-promotional emails.
If you have an account with us, you may make changes to your personal information by logging into your account and making changes manually on your account.
If necessary, to comply with applicable law, we will ask for your consent to place cookies on your device. Once your consent has been provided, this consent message will not appear again when you revisit our websites. If you, or another user of your computer, wish to withdraw your consent at any time, you can do so by altering your browser settings or by contacting our Information Officer at Andy.Cyprianos@dentsplysirona.com. You can find more information about cookies at: www.allaboutcookies.org.
Regular cookies generally may be disabled or removed using tools available as part of most commercial browsers, and in some instances blocked in the future by selecting certain settings. Browsers offer different functionalities and options so you may need to set them separately. Also, tools from commercial browsers may not be effective with regard to Flash cookies (also known as locally shared objects), HTML5 cookies or other tracking technologies. For information on disabling Flash cookies, visit:
Please be aware that if you disable or remove these technologies, some part of our websites may not work and when you revisit our websites your ability to limit browser based tracking technologies is subject to your browser settings and limitations. Your browser settings may allow you to automatically transmit a “Do Not Track” signal to websites and online services you visit. However, there is no consensus among industry participants as to what “Do Not Track” means in this context. Like many websites and online services, our websites currently do not recognize when they receive a “Do Not Track” signal from a visitor’s browser. To find out more about “Do Not Track,” visit http://www.allaboutdnt.com.