Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.ashburydentalcare.co.uk and our physical address is Ashbury Dental Care, 53 East Budleigh Road, Budleigh Salterton, Devon, EX9 6EW

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


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 to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to 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.

Contact forms


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 have an account and you log in to this site, 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.

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.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.



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.

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 we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your Privacy – Our Priority

At Ashbury Dental Care we have always taken security and the protection of your data very seriously and despite the introduction of the GDPR in 2018 we will continue to do this, all be it with greater clarity and more paperwork.

Placing your trust in us

We understand that you have entrusted information with us, which in some cases includes confidential information that even your nearest and dearest may not be aware of. You can be rest assured that this data is treated in the strictest confidence and has never been and never will be sold to or used by third party companies.

Our security measures

Nothing can ever protect from the harshest of cyber or physical attacks, even the  governments and multi-national agencies with their million pound budgets are not immune. Whilst we can’t share many of our security measures with you for obvious reasons, you can rest assured that we have always implemented very stringent physical and technological securty measures, which we will continually review on a regular basis.

Talk to us

In this section of our website you will find the information we are required to publish under the General Data Protection Regulations which came into force in May 2018. This is designed to help you understand what data we hold about you and how we handle this data. Please take a few moments to have a read through the information on this web page.

At the end of the day, we are not some faceless corporation harvesting your data and would be more than happy to talk face to face to individual patients if they have en concerns over the data we hold about them or how we use it.