Your Patentorg Information
Patentorg.com is provided by Patentorg and its affiliates (“we” or “us”). Your Patentorg information consists of personally identifiable information collected or received about you when you make purchases from us, when you register with us, when you set up profiles to share with others, when you interact with other users on Patentorg, or when you log in to Patentorg as a registered user and interact with Patentorg products and services. Your Patentorg information may include (a) registration-related information (such as name, address, telephone and fax numbers, email address); (b) member profile about yourself that you can share with others; (c) a profile on your business or your profession that you desire to share with others, (d) transaction-related information (such as credit card or other preferred means of payment, or a history of products purchased through us); (e) information about your visits to Patentorg or our other web sites, pages and services; (f) your responses to our offerings and advertisements; (g) information about the features or offerings you use from us; (h) your billing and shipping information; (i) customer service information; and (j) other information specifically related to your use of a particular Patentorg feature or offering. Your information may be supplemented with additional information from other companies such as publicly available information and other information that we may append or match to your information.
When you register with us, sign up for an application or service, become a member of a company profile or make recommendations on the service, we use certain information we collect from you (your name, business, and location of your business) to set up a profile on your behalf to share with others, and which information will be available by search to help you promote your business or profession. After you register with Patentorg, you may provide additional member information about yourself (member profile, company profile) and add company profile information about your business in corresponding area on Patentorg. Such member and company profiles could include, at your option, a description of your skills or products, experience, education and membership in organizations. Also in the mentioned area, you can control what information you want to share with others.
We may offer you services to send invitations via Patentorg or email addresses if they are not Patentorg users in order to connect with others on Patentorg. The names and email addresses of people whom you invite will be used to send your invitations and reminders as well as to allow us to help expand your network. You understand and agree that when you send an invitation to connect to another user, that user will have access to your email address because it is displayed in the invitation. Your connections will also have access to your email address. You may not invite anyone you do not know and trust to connect with you.
You Consent to our Collection of Information
By providing information to us for the purposes of creating your Patentorg account, interacting with Patentorg’s services and features, or adding any additional details to your profile, you understand and agree that we may process information about you and make information about you available to others. In addition, if you post any information about yourself on areas of Patentorg that are publicly accessible, such as message boards or forums, you understand and agree that such information will be available to others.
How Patentorg Information Is Used
Your Patentorg information is used to operate and improve the features, offerings and content presented to you by us; to personalize the content and advertisements provided to you; to fulfill your requests for products, programs, and services; to communicate with you and respond to your inquiries; to conduct research about your use of our products; to share information about you and your business; to communicate with other users and business contacts; and, to help offer you other products, programs, or services that may be of interest or relevance to you.
Your Patentorg information will not be shared with third parties for marketing purposes unless it is necessary to fulfill a transaction you have requested, or in other circumstances in which you have given your consent to the sharing of your Patentorg information to affiliates, partners, agents or other parties whose products or services we believe may be of interest to you. Since Patentorg is design to help companies and business professionals network with others, Patentorg is designed so that certain information about you and your business is available to others on Patentorg and via search engines, including, your name, and location of your business, and to help you communicate with companies and business professionals. We may use your Patentorg information to present offers to you on behalf of business partners and advertisers. We may use agents and contractors in order to help operate Patentorg and provide Patentorg services to you. Their use of information is limited to these purposes.
The contents of your online communications, as well as other information about you as a Patentorg user, may be accessed and disclosed in response: to lawful governmental requests or legal process (for example, a court order, search warrant or subpoena), in other circumstances in which we have a good faith belief that a crime has been or is being committed by a user, that an emergency exists that poses a threat to the safety of you or another person, when necessary either to protect our property, or for us to render the service you have requested.
In the event that our ownership was to change as a result of a merger or acquisition by another company, your Patentorg information may be transferred. We will provide you notice prior to any such transfer of your Patentorg information.
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We may place “cookies” on your Web browser. Cookies are small pieces of information or text files that a website sends to your computer for record-keeping purposes, which information is stored in a file on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies make Web surfing and browsing easier for you by saving your preferences so that we can use the saved information to facilitate and improve your use of Patentorg. Please note that you will not be able to access and use all of Patentorg’s features if you delete or refuse to accept cookies. For example, without cookies, you will not be able to set certain personalized preferences, and/or you may have difficulty completing transactions on Patentorg. Also, we, and certain third party companies under agreement with us, may deploy cookies, pixel tags, web beacons or similar technologies to collect and assemble non-personal, demographic, behavioral and technical information about the use of Patentorg from our users in order to group such users that share a common interest into general interest categories (collectively, “Audience Segment Cookies). Such Audience Segment Cookies, which do not identify you personally, may be placed when you access Patentorg, share content from Patentorg, when advertisements are presented on Patentorg, and/or when you respond to advertisements or other offerings on Patentorg.
Any e-mails that you receive that contain marketing promotions will provide an option to remove your name from future mailings; provided, however, you understand and agree that this exclusion does not apply to notices we provide you about your Patentorg services.
Our mobile applications may include location-based services. These services may include applications that can help you search and find businesses located near you. When you sign in and use our location-based services, we must periodically receive your location in order to provide our services to you. We may collect and process information about your actual location, like GPS signals sent by a mobile device. We may also use various technologies to determine location, such as sensor data from your device that may, for example, provide information on nearby Wi-Fi access points and cell towers. By using our location-based services, you authorize us to locate your device and to record, compile and display your location. We may also collect and store certain information about our users, such as, users’ wireless mobile subscriber ISDN numbers and users’ network access identifier information. We may use third party providers to help operate our services. You may discontinue any location-based service by going to the location services settings on your device and turn off GPS and other settings that can locate your device.
Our applications may give you the ability to store your log-in credentials on a mobile device so that you can be logged-in automatically when your launch our services. You may deactivate the automatic feature by using the log-off feature on our applications. You understand that you are solely responsible if someone else obtains access to your mobile device if it is lost or stolen. You agree to notify your mobile carrier promptly to prevent unauthorized access to your device and your Patentorg profile. You may also notify us if you believe your profile has been compromised.
We will make available a secure page for entering sensitive information, protected by industry-standard SSL encryption technology. This technology encrypts your information prior to transmitting it over the Internet.
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