Effective: 2021, November 22
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We may collect information, such as personal data, directly from you when you use our Services. For example, when you fill out our form for a free claim evaluation, we may ask for the following information:
- Phone Number
- Zip Code
- If You Have an Attorney
- If You Are Willing to Pay for Services
- About Your Patent
Information Automatically Collected from You
We may collect information from your web browser such as an IP address; type of operating system and browser; data about the computer or mobile device you used to access the site; clickstream data; unique device identifiers; as well as the date and time you visit the site. We may combine the information automatically collected with other information about you such as the information provided directly from you.
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How We Use Personal Information
We may use your personal information to provide the Services you request. For example, if you fill out our form for a free consultation with a lawyer, we may provide your personal information to an affiliate. If you decide to opt-out from allowing the Patent Experts from sharing personal information with affiliates, you may do so by emailing email@example.com. If we have already provided your personal information to affiliates prior to your decision to opt-out, you may opt out from future contact from the affiliates directly.
We may use your personal information to analyze usage trends and preferences of our users.
We may use your email address or phone number to communicate with you and put you in touch with an affiliate. We may also use your information for promotional communications through links provided in messages.
We may use cookie information and automatically collected information to remember information so that you don’t have to re-enter your data during the next time you visit our site. We may also provide customized advertisements and content with the information collected.
How We Share the Information We Collect
We may share your information in the following ways:
- With our affiliates.
- With third parties for marketing purposes, such as social media networks.
- If we are required by law, such as a subpoena.
- To inform affiliates about the nature of our user base in terms of statistics and analytics information.
- To anyone or any service at your discretion and with your consent.
California Privacy Notice
This California Consumer Act Privacy Notice (“CCPA Notice”) applies to “Consumers” as defined by the California Consumer Privacy Act (“CCPA”). For the purpose of this CCPA Notice, personal information applies to “Personal Information” as defined by the CCPA (also referred to herein as “PI”).
Personal Information We Collect, Disclose for a Business Purpose, and Sell
We collect and share the categories of PI from the sources and for the purposes detailed in the table below.
|Category of PI||Source of PI||Purpose for Collection||Categories of 3rd Parties with whom PI Is Shared||Purposes of 3rd Parties Receiving PI|
|Personal Identifiers (name, email, phone number, IP address)||Directly from you and your devices.||To render services requested, such as putting you in touch with an affiliate to perform a free claim evaluation.||Affiliates and Data Analytics Partners||Performing the services requested.|
|Internet Usage Information (information collected regarding your interactions with the site)||You and your devices.||Research and development as well as marketing, security, and quality assurance.||Data Analytics Partners, Vendors||Research and development as well as marketing, security, and quality assurance.|
|Inferences (preferences and interests in certain services)||Data Analytics Partners, Vendors, and Advertising Networks||Research and Development as well as Marketing||Data Analytics Partners, Vendors, Advertising Networks, and Affiliates||Performing the services requested, as well as marketing, research and development, and quality assurance.|
How to Opt Out of Sales of Personal Information
To the extent that the third-party information collection on the Site constitutes the sale of personal information, you can exercise your right to opt out of these sales only by following the instructions below:
- Visit privacyrights.info to opt out from sales of this type of personal information by third-party businesses that participate in the DAA’s CCPA Opt-Out Tool.
- Visit myaccount.google.com/data-and-personalization, scroll down to the “Ad personalization” section, click “Go to ad settings” and toggle “Ad personalization” to OFF.
- Send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CCPA Request” and the relevant right identified in the body of the email.
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