Information We Collect
We may collect, store and use the following information:Information you give us. This includes the information provided when you create an account with us, including your name, e-mail address, phone number, payment information and company affiliation, responses you give when completing provisional application form, listing inventions on the marketplace or obtaining attorney referrals.Information we receive based on your use of our services. This may include browser information, the time spent logged into our services, the time spent on a search, the timing of your search request, the terms used in a search, your IP address, results that are selected for further review, website pages viewed and time spent.
How We Store Your Information
Information you give us. The information you give us (see Section 2.A. above) is stored securely in accordance with industry standards. User accounts and passwords are stored as hashes (i.e., encrypted).Information we receive based on your use of our services. The information we receive based on your use of our services (see Section 2.B. above) is stored on our server database and may be periodically purged. IP addresses may be stored with masked octets (e.g., 192.xxx.xxx.xxx).
How We Use Your Information
Information you give us. The information you give us (see Section 2.A. above) is used to identify your account, facilitate purchase of any of our services, correspond with you regarding our services, track the types of the accounts that use our services, and monitor our system for illegal or fraudulent activity. If you contact us, we will keep a copy of our correspondence to help solve issues and keep track of what issues our users experience.Information we receive based on your use of our services. The information we receive based on your use of our services (see Section 2.B. above) is used internally to study how our users experience our services, study trends in search terms or research and development, and understand the geographical demography of our users. We may link the information we receive to a unique hashed user account to better understand our users’ experiences with our services. Based on your responses to our provisional application form or marketplace listing we may use your entries to make suggestions of interest to you.
How We Share Your Information
We may disclose the information we collect to our employees or contractors in order to carry out the uses outlined in Section 4. We shall treat all information confidentially, as if it were our own confidential information.In the event we are legally required to disclose the information we collect to a government agency, we will comply with the appropriate laws and regulations and inform you of the request.With your explicit authorization and permission (which you may revoke at any time), we may share your information with other users to facilitate transactions, agreements, or other business arrangements between you and those other users for collaboration, for listing on our marketplace or for attorney referrals. The sharing of such information will be limited to what you authorize us to share.
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