How We Collect Information About You
Miles of Smiles Mobile Dental Clinic (MSMDC) and its employees and volunteers collect data through a variety of means including, but not necessarily limited to, letters, phone calls, emails, voicemails, and from the submission of applications and medical data that are either required by law or necessary to process patient requests for assistance through our organization.
What We Do Not Do With Your Information
Information about your financial situation and medical conditions and care that you provide to us in writing, via email, on the phone (including information left on voicemails), contained in or attached to applications, or directly or indirectly given to us, is held in strictest confidence.
We do not give out, exchange, barter, rent, sell, lend, or disseminate any information about clients who apply for or receive our services that is considered patient confidential, is restricted by law, or has been specifically restricted by a patient/client in a signed consent form.
How We Use Your Information
Information is only used as is reasonably necessary to process your application and provide you with dental services. This may require communication between MSMDC health care providers, medical product providers, pharmacies, insurance companies, and other providers to verify your medical information is accurate, determine the type of medical supplies or any health care services you need, or to obtain or purchase any type of medical supplies, devices,or medications.
If you apply, or attempt to apply, to receive assistance through us and provide information with the intent or purpose of fraud or that results in either an actual crime of fraud for any reason,including willful or un-willful acts of negligence, whether intended or not, or in any way demonstrates or indicates attempted fraud, your non-medical information can be given to legal authorities including police, investigators, courts, and/or attorneys or other legal professionals, as well as any other information as permitted by law.
Information We Do Not Collect
Limited Right to Use Non-Identifying Personal Information From Biographies, Letters, Notes, and Other Sources
Any pictures, stories, letters, biographies, correspondence, or thank you notes sent to us become the exclusive property of MSMDC. We reserve the right to use non-identifying information about those who receive services through us for fundraising and promotional purposes that are directly related to our mission.Clients will not be compensated for use of this information and no identifying information (photos, addresses, phone numbers, contact information, last names or uniquely identifiable names) will be used without client’s express advance permission.
You may specifically request that NO information be used whatsoever for promotional purposes, but you must identify any requested restrictions in writing.