Who we are
The office of Dr. Bernal Soto provides high-quality cosmetic, aesthetic, and other dental care services from our state-of-the-art offices in San José, Costa Rica.
Our website address is:
As with most other websites, we collect and use the data contained in log files. The information in the log files include your IP (internet protocol) address, your ISP (internet service provider, such as AOL or Shaw Cable), the browser you used to visit our site (such as Chrome, Safari, Internet Explorer or Firefox, etc.), the time you visited our site and which pages you visited throughout our site.
To help with spam detection, when visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string.
If you upload images intended to be displayed on the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you upload images through a contact form, these will only be viewed by our dental office staff, and possibly by our web developers if and when form testing occurs.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
You can choose to disable or selectively turn off our cookies or third-party cookies in your browser settings, or by managing preferences in programs such as Norton Internet Security. However, this can affect how you are able to interact with our site as well as other websites. This could include the inability to login to services or programs, such as logging into forums or accounts.
Deleting cookies does not mean you are permanently opted out of any advertising program. Unless you have settings that disallow cookies, the next time you visit a site running the advertisements, a new cookie will be added.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We value your privacy and will treat your email address as if it were our own. By submitting your email address to us, you are agreeing to receive marketing emails from us. We won’t share your email information with anyone else.
MARKETING DATA COLLECTION
We use Google Analytics’ 3rd-party audience data such as age, gender, and interests to better understanding the behavior of our customers and work with companies that collect information about your online activities to provide advertising targeted to suit your interests and preferences. For example, you may see certain ads on other websites because we contract with Google and other similar companies to target our ads based on information we or they have collected, including information that was collected through automated means (such as cookies, web beacons, and similar technologies). These companies also use automated technologies to collect information when you click on our ads, which helps track and manage the effectiveness of our marketing efforts.
We may also use 3rd party vendor remarketing or retargeting tracking cookies, which may include the Google AdWords, Facebook Pixel, and similar. The third-party vendors whose services we use will place cookies on web browsers in order to serve ads based on past visits to our website. This allows us to make special offers and continue to market our services to those who have shown interest in them. As always, we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of any 3rd party remarketing system.
You may opt out of the automated collection of information by third-party ad networks for the purpose of delivering advertisements tailored to your interests, by visiting the consumer opt-out page for the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioral Advertising at http://www.aboutads.info/choices/, and edit or opt-out your Google Display Network ads’ preferences at https://www.google.com/ads/preferences/.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email. If you submit a contact form, the information and images you submit will be forwarded to our dental office. While we do not share or sell your email address with other entities, we may add your email to our external service provider accounts, like direct mail provider as such as MailChimp.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Information submitted by email or contact form may be stored in our mailserver and/or clinic records. You may request deletion of such material by contacting us via email directly (see Who We Are above).
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where your data is sent
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.