Privacy Policy

Online Privacy Policy

1. Please Read Carefully 

This Online Privacy Policy describes the information Straight Smile, LLC d/b/a byte (“Company”) collects about you though our websites and all other services we provide (collectively, the “Services”), how we use and share that information, and the privacy choices we offer.  This policy applies to information we collect when you access or use our websites (collectively, the “Site”), when you use our Services or when you otherwise interact with us. This Online Privacy Policy does not cover the privacy practices of the Dental Network described in the Company’s Terms of Use. 

2. Changes to this Online Privacy Policy

We may change this Online Privacy Policy from time to time.  If we make changes, we will notify you by posting the updated policy on our Site and revising the “Last Updated” date above.  We encourage you to review the Online Privacy Policy whenever you use our Services to stay informed about our information practices and about ways you can help protect your privacy.

3. Confidentiality of Health Information 

Health information that Company receives and/or creates about you that identifies you personally and relates to your past, present, or future health, treatment, or payment for healthcare services, may be “protected health information” under the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (“HIPAA”) and the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act (“HITECH Act”).  Your health information may also be protected by state privacy and laws and regulations.  

Company understands that health information about you and your health is personal. We support your privacy and make sure that the transmittal and use of your health information complies with all laws.  In this regard, where applicable, we comply with HIPAA, HITECH, and other relevant state laws and regulations by entering into Business Associate Agreements with the dental providers for which we provide services to ensure that your protected health information is appropriately safeguarded.  This Online Privacy Policy does not address how dental providers will use and disclose your health information.  Each dental provider has its own Notice of Privacy Practices.  If you have questions about the privacy of the information collected by the dental providers who provide services to you, please ask them for a copy of their Notice of Privacy Practices.

4. Use of Services

Your access to and use of our Services are subject to certain terms and conditions, which are set forth in our Terms of Use.

5. Collection of Information

5.1 Information You Provide

We collect information you provide, such as when you email us, sign up through our Site, or submit information through our Site.  We may collect, but are not limited to collecting, the following information: your name, gender, email address, mailing address, phone number, date of birth, insurance provider information, payment card numbers, bank account number, bank routing number, history of medical and dental care, and issues we can help you with.

5.2 Children

Company does not knowingly collect or maintain personally identifiable information from persons under 18 years of age without verifiable parental consent, and no part of the Services are directed at persons under 18.  If you are under 18 years of age, then please do not use the Services.  If Company learns that personally identifiable information of persons less than 18 years of age has been collected without verifiable parental consent, then Company will take the appropriate steps to delete this information.  To make such a request, please contact us at support@byteme.com. 

5.3 Information We Collect from Your Use of the Services

We collect information about you when you use our Site, including, but not limited to the following: 

We may use a type of advertising commonly known as interest-based or online behavioral advertising.  This means that some of our business partners use Cookies to display Company ads on other websites and services based on information about your use of the Services and on your interests (as inferred from your online activity).  Other Cookies used by our business partners may collect information when you use the Services, such as the IP address, mobile device ID, operating system, browser, web page interactions, the geographic location of your internet service provider, and demographic information such as sex and age range.  These Cookies help Company learn more about our users’ demographics and internet behaviors.  

For more information on cookies, visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

5.4 Information from Third Parties

We may obtain additional information about you from third parties such as marketers, partners, researchers, and others.  We may combine information that we collect from you with information about you that we obtain from such third parties and information derived from any other subscription, product, or service we provide.

5.5 Aggregate or De-identified Data

We may aggregate and/or de-identify information collected by the Services or via other means so that the information is not intended to identify you.  Our use and disclosure of aggregated and/or de-identified information is not subject to any restrictions under this Online Privacy Policy, and we may disclose it to others without limitation for any purpose, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

6. Use of Information

We use the information that we collect for the following purposes:

We may use third-party service providers to process and store personal information in the United States and other countries.

7. Sharing of Information

We may share personal information about you as follows:

We may also share aggregated, non-personally identifiable information with third parties.

8. Opt-In Policy

When you supply us with personally identifiable information in connection with your use of the Services, you may be asked to indicate whether you are interested in receiving information from us about our product and service offerings and if you would like us to share personally identifiable information about you with our affiliates, partners or other third parties for their marketing purposes.  If you do choose to opt-in, you will receive such communications and/or we will share your information in accordance with your “opt-in” consent.

You may, of course, choose not to receive additional marketing information from us or choose not to allow our sharing of your personally identifiable information as follows: At any time, you can follow a link provided in our marketing-related email messages (but excluding e-commerce confirmations and other administrative emails) to opt out from receiving such communications; or at any time, you can contact us in accordance with the “Contact Us” section below to opt out from receiving such communications.

If you decide to contact us to change your contact preferences to opt out of receiving communications from us, please specify clearly which of the following choices you are opting out of: (a) Receiving marketing communications from us; (b) Allowing us to share personally identifiable information about you with our affiliates and partners for their marketing purposes; and/or (c) Allowing us to share personally identifiable information about you with other third parties for their marketing purposes.

We will endeavor to implement your requested change as soon as reasonably practicable after receiving your request.  Please be aware that your requested change will not be effective until we implement such change.  Please note that if you choose not to allow our sharing of your personally identifiable information, we are not responsible for removing your personally identifiable information from the databases of third parties with which we have already shared your personally identifiable information as of the date that we implement your request.  If you wish to cease receiving marketing-related e-mails from these third parties, please contact them directly or utilize any opt-out mechanisms in their privacy policies or marketing-related e-mails.

Please note that if you do opt-out of receiving marketing-related messages from us, we may still send you important administrative messages.  You cannot opt-out from receiving these administrative messages.  We reserve the right, from time to time, to contact former customers or users of the Services for administrative purposes or in order to comply with applicable laws, rules or regulations.

9. Social Media and Third Party Platforms

Certain sections or functionalities on our Services may permit you to share information on third party social media sites or platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, or other similar sites (collectively, “Social Media Sites”).  Company does not own or control such Social Media Sites, and posting your information on Social Media Sites is subject to the third party’s Online Privacy Policy and other legal terms, which may not provide privacy protections with which you agree.  Company is not responsible for any act or omission of any Social Media Site, nor are we responsible for the consequences of your choosing to share your information on Social Media Sites.  

10. Security

We take reasonable measures, including administrative, technical, and physical safeguards, to help protect personal information from loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, and destruction.  Unfortunately, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure.  As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, Company cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and you do so at your own risk.  

11. Your Privacy Choices

11.1 How You Can Access and Update Your Information

You may update or correct information about yourself at any time or by emailing us at support@byteme.com.    

11.2 Cookies

Most web browsers are set to accept cookies by default.  If you prefer, you can usually choose to set your browser to remove or reject cookies; however, our Services may not function properly if you do so.

11.3 Options for Opting out of Cookies and Mobile Device Identifiers

If you are interested in more information about interest-based advertising and how you can generally control cookies from being put on your computer to deliver tailored advertising, you may visit the Network Advertising Initiative’s Consumer Opt-Out link, the Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out link or TRUSTe’s Advertising Choices Page to opt-out of receiving tailored advertising from companies that participate in those programs.

Please note that even after opting out of interest-based advertising, you may still see Company’s advertisements that are not interest-based (i.e., not targeted toward you).  Also, opting out does not mean that Company is no longer using its tracking tools—Company still may collect information about your use of the Services even after you have opted out of interest-based advertisements and may still serve advertisements to you via the Services based on information it collects via the Services.

11.4 How Company Responds to Browser “Do Not Track” Signals

We are committed to providing you with meaningful choices about the information collected on our Site for third-party purposes, and that is why we provide above the Network Advertising Initiative’s “Consumer Opt-out” link, Digital Advertising Alliance’s Consumer Opt-Out Link, and TRUSTe’s Advertising Choices page.  However, we do not recognize or respond to browser-initiated Do Not Track signals, as the Internet industry is currently still working on Do Not Track standards, implementations and solutions.  For more information about DNT signals, visit http://allaboutdnt.com.

11.5 Links to Other Websites

Our Services may contain links to other websites and those websites may not follow the same privacy practices as Company.  We are not responsible for the privacy practices of third party websites.  We encourage you to read the privacy policies of such third parties to learn more about their privacy practices.

11.6 Your California Privacy Rights

California law permits users who are California residents to request and obtain from us once a year, free of charge, a list of the third parties to whom we have disclosed their personal information (if any) for their direct marketing purposes in the prior calendar year, as well as the type of personal information disclosed to those parties.  If you are a California resident and would like to request this information, please submit your request in an email to support@byteme.com.

11.7 No Rights of Third Parties

This Online Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties.

11.8 How to Contact Us

Please contact us with any questions or concerns regarding this Online Privacy Policy at:

Straight Smile, LLC d/b/a byte 

528 Palisades Dr. #553

Phone: (887) BYTENOW

Email: support@byteme.com