Last updated: 2 October 2020
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GDPR & Privacy Shield Notice.
Natural persons located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) should review the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) and Privacy Shield Notice here. In addition, the Privacy Shield Notice should be reviewed if your personal information is transferred from the EEA or Switzerland to the US, pursuant to the E.U.-U.S. or Swiss-U.S. Privacy Shield.
What Information We Collect, the Purpose of Collection and Use.
If you are a patent-licensing professional and would like to obtain information about a license to a portfolio of patents administered by Access Advance, or receive a copy of such license agreement, you may submit a request to us through the Site. In order to send the request, you will be asked to provide contact information which may include: your first name, last name, job title, company name, e-mail address, phone number, and country/ state/region. We use this contact information to provide and note who has received the requested information and materials.
Server Log Information.
Our servers keep log files that record data each time a device accesses those servers. The log files contain data about the nature of such access, including the device’s IP address, user agent string (e.g., operating system and browser type/version), and the pages you’ve clicked on while on our Site, and details regarding your activity on the Site such as time spent on the Site and other performance and usage data. We may use these log files for purposes such as assisting in monitoring and troubleshooting errors and incidents, analyzing traffic, or optimizing the user experience.
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Sharing with Third Parties.
Disclosure to Public Authorities.
We are required to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including for the purpose of meeting national security or law enforcement requirements. We may also disclose personal information to other third parties when compelled to do so by government authorities or required by law or regulation including, but not limited to, in response to court orders and subpoenas.
Personal Information Rights.
If we send promotional emails, you may opt out at any time from the use of your personal information to send such promotional emails by emailing the instructions to firstname.lastname@example.org or by clicking on the “Unsubscribe” link located on the bottom of any Access Advance marketing email and following the instructions found on the page to which the link takes you. You cannot opt out of receiving transactional emails related to the Site.
Please allow us a reasonable time to process your requests.
Retention of Personal Information.
Links to External Sites.
Important Notice to All Non-US Residents.
Our servers are located in the US. If you are located outside of the US, please be aware that any information provided to us, including personal information, will be transferred from your country of origin to the US. Except in the case of data transfers under the EU-US Privacy Shield and the U.S.-Swiss Privacy Shield or Standard Contractual Clauses, your decision to provide such data to us, or allow us to collect such data through our Site constitutes your consent to this data transfer.
Your California Privacy Rights.
Pursuant to Section 1798.83 of the California Civil Code, residents of California have the right to obtain certain information about the types of personal information that companies with whom they have an established business relationship (and that are not otherwise exempt) have shared with third parties for direct marketing purposes during the preceding calendar year, including the names and addresses of those third parties, and examples of the types of services or products marketed by those third parties. If you wish to submit a request pursuant to Section 1798.83, please contact Access Advance via email at email@example.com.
Access Advance does not monitor, recognize, or honor any opt-out or do not track mechanisms including general web browser, “Do Not Track” settings, and/or signals.
How to Contact Us.