Privacy Policy

Section 1 - What We Do With Your Information

Identifiable Information

When you set an appointment or request more information, as part of the new patient or communication process, we collect the personal information you give us, including but not limited to your name, address, and email address.

We use this information to set up appointments, contact you with additional information based on your needs, perform follow up communication, etc. With your permission, and only when you have specifically given us this information, we may contact you with information or promotional material about our practice, new services, special offers, and other updates.

Non-Identifiable Information and Log Data

Like many site operators, we collect non-identifiable information that your browser sends whenever you visit our Site ("Log Data"). When you browse our website, we also automatically receive your computer’s Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser version, the pages of our Site that you visit, the time and date of your visit, the time spent on those pages and other statistics. We use this information to improve site performance, better understand our audience, improve our user experience, among other analytics and performance based uses.

Section 2 - Consent

When you provide us with personal information to request an appointment, receive more information, opt in to our email marketing, or enter any personal information about yourself in order to communicate with us in any way, you imply that you consent to our collecting it and using it for that specific reason only.

If we ask for your personal information for a secondary reason, like marketing, we will either ask you directly for your expressed consent, or provide you with an opportunity to say no.

If, after you opt-in, you change your mind, you may withdraw your consent for us to contact you, for the continued collection, use, or disclosure of your information, at anytime, by contacting us at info@drchristinamason.com or mailing us at:

Christina P. Mason, DDS, Inc.

5433 Clayton Road Suite D,

Clayton, CA 94517.

Section 3 - Disclosure

We may disclose your personal information if we are required by law. We are bound by HIPAA laws and protections. We take our patients' and prospective patients' privacy very seriously.

Section 4 - Third-party Services

In general, the third-party providers used by us will only collect, use, and disclose your information to the extent necessary to allow them to perform the services they provide to us.

We use a third party appointment software (PatientConnect365) which has its own privacy policy. Once you enter your information into our "Book Now" Request an Appointment form, your information is entered into our secure system, and is subject to their privacy policy, as well as HIPAA standards. We suggest you review their policy here: https://www.patientconnect365.com/Home/PrivacyPolicy

In addition, we may use third party services such as Google Analytics and Squarespace Analytics that collect, monitor, and analyze non-identifiable statistics such as those listed in above under Section 1 (regarding Log Data).

We also use third-party vendor re-marketing tracking cookies, including the Google AdWords tracking cookie, to promote our practice and services. This means we will continue to show ads to you across the internet, including on the Google Content Network (GCN). As always, we respect your privacy and are not collecting any identifiable information through the use of Google’s or any other third-party remarketing system.

The third-party vendors, including Google, whose services we use – will place cookies on web browsers in order to serve ads based on past visits to our website. Third party vendors, including Google, use cookies to serve ads based on a user’s prior visits to our website. This allows us to make special offers and continue to market our services to those who have shown interest in our service. (See "COOKIES" below for more information and to better understand how you can change cookie settings.)

Section 5 - Security

To protect your personal information, we take reasonable precautions and follow industry best practices to make sure it is not inappropriately lost, misused, accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed.

If you provide us with new patient information, the information is encrypted using secure socket layer technology (SSL) and stored with SHA-256 with RSA Encryption.

The security of your Personal Information is very important to us. It is also important to remember that no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. While we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security.

Section 6 - Cookies

We use cookies on our website to better understand how our site is accessed and to continue to promote and optimize our website, to provide a better and better user experience.

What are cookies

Cookies are small pieces of text sent by your web browser by a website you visit. A cookie file is stored in your web browser and allows the Service or a third­-party to recognize you and make your next visit easier and the Service more useful to you. Cookies can be "persistent" or "session" cookies. 

How Christina P Mason, DDS, Inc. uses cookies

When you use and access the Service, we may place a number of cookie files in your web browser. We use cookies for the following purposes: to enable certain functions of the Service, to provide analytics, to store your preferences, to enable advertisement delivery (including behavioral advertising).

We use both session and persistent cookies on the Service and we use different types of cookies to run the Service:

Essential cookies 

We may use essential cookies to authenticate users and prevent fraudulent use of user accounts.

Third­-party cookies 

In addition to our own cookies, we may also use various third­-parties' cookies to report usage statistics of the Service, deliver advertisements on and through the Service, and so on. 

What are your choices regarding cookies 

If you'd like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser.

Please note, however, that if you delete cookies or refuse to accept them, you might not be able to use all of the features we offer, you may not be able to store your preferences, and some of our pages might not display properly.

You can set preferences for how Google advertises to you using the Google Ad Preferences page, and if you want to you can opt out of interest-based advertising entirely by cookie settings, or for more information you can visit the Network Advertising Initiative opt-out page.

For the time being, our website building platform, Squarespace, does not allow our site to respond to Do Not Track (DNT) signals from your web browser. For more information, please see Squarespace's privacy policy

Section 7 - Age of Consent

By using this site, you represent that you are at least the age of majority in your state or province of residence, or that you are the age of majority in your state or province of residence and you have given us your consent to allow any of your minor dependents to use this site.

Section 8 - Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it.

If our practice is acquired or merged with another company, your information may be transferred to the new owners so that we may continue to provide services to you.

Questions and Contact Information

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, register a complaint, or simply want more information contact our Privacy Compliance Officer at info@drchristinamason.com or by mail at

Christina P. Mason, DDS, Inc.

Re: Privacy Compliance Officer/Heidi Kunin

5433 Clayton Road Suite D

Clayton, CA, 94517, United States

Further Disclaimers

Privacy Policy and Disclaimers last updated: 8/13/2018

The information contained on "drchristinamason.com" website (the "Service") is for general information purposes only. To the best of our ability and knowledge, we strive to only use accurate information to benefit our patients and prospective patients. However, Christina P. Mason, DDS, Inc. assumes no responsibility for errors or omissions in the contents on the Service.

In no event shall Christina P. Mason, DDS, Inc. be liable for any special, direct, indirect, consequential, or incidental damages or any damages whatsoever, whether in an action of contract, negligence, or other tort, arising out of or in connection with the use of the Service or the contents of the Service. Christina P. Mason, DDS, Inc. reserves the right to make additions, deletions, or modification to the contents on the Service at any time without prior notice. While we strive to maintain a secure environment for our users, Christina P. Mason, DDS, Inc. does not warrant that the website is free of viruses or other harmful components.

External links disclaimer 

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Fitness disclaimer 

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