WE ARE NOT A LAW FIRM
As an innovative spin-out from an existing intellectual property consulting firm, IPWatch is unique. Our product design and revenue model insures that our high quality, immediate results and solutions to intellectual property management problems are accessible to companies of all sizes either directly or through law firms. As well, We have products that were created specifically for the General Counsels of large, publicly traded companies, and law firms designed with the entrepreneurial business owner in mind. Our products are perfect for lawyers, paralegals, legal executives, marketing executives, and intellectual property asset managers to utilize as they identify existing intellectual property assets, determine how best to affordably protect the value of those assets, and create optimal business strategies for intellectual property commercialization. We also have products for law firms processing one or many thousands of intellectual property activities per month for many varied clients. We are not a law firm. We provide intellectual property management products and services of a higher quality, in a much shorter time frame, at a lower price point than has ever been feasible without the use of our “Big Data” based proprietary, patent pending system, code and algorithms.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
STANDARD TERMS AND CONDITIONS STANDARDS OF SERVICE AND LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
IPWatch assures that its services will be carried out using reasonable care and skill in accordance with the client’s instructions. However, IPWatch’s services are dependent upon third party suppliers of data and services such as official gazettes and journals, miscellaneous publications, electronic references, and outside translators and no warranty or other term is given with respect to such data or services. Therefore, IPWatch has no liability in respect to any errors in them. IPWatch will use reasonable effort to ensure official gazettes and other publications arrive regularly, but cannot accept liability if they fail to arrive or arrive late, through reasons beyond the control of IPWatch. IPWatch will have no liability to the client, in contract, tort or otherwise, for any loss of profit, wasted expenditure, costs of management time or any other indirect, special or consequential loss, damage, costs, expenses or other claims whether caused by the negligence of IPWatch, its staff, suppliers or otherwise arising out of or in connection with the provision of the services.
RETAINER: All fees are due the first day of the month or quarter as stated in the engagement letter. The term of commitment shall be twelve months with no changes being made except upon renewal. IPWatch reserves the right to terminate its services if invoices are not settled when due.
IPWatch Systems Corporation’s website (the “Site”) is a consultation tool for public and aggregated data. It does not constitute an official register and is of a purely informative nature. The data on the Site is obtained exclusively from third party sources without verification. The accuracy of the data is the sole responsibility of these third parties. Some of this information has been obtained free of charge. The Site, including any content or information contained within or provided through it, is provided “as is” with no representation or warranties of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to, the implied warranties or merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement. You, the customer or potential customer, assume total responsibility for your use of this Site and the information received through it.
Further, IPWatch Systems Corporation makes no representations whatsoever about other web sites that you may access through this Site. The IP addresses of visitors to the Site are stored for the sole purpose of providing statistics on the customers and potential customers who visit the Site and for internal marketing purposes. The Site has some data from the following agencies in Europe: the Benelux Office for Intellectual Property, the Czech Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Danish Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Italian Patent and Trade Mark Office, the Trademarks and Designs Registration Office of the European Union, the National Institute of Industrial Property of Portugal, the UK Intellectual Property Office, the World Intellectual Property Organization, the Spanish Office of Patents and Trade Marks, the Slovenian Intellectual Property Office, the Industrial Property Office of the Slovak Republic, the Estonian Patent Office, the Patent Office of the Republic of Bulgaria, the National Institute of Industrial Property of France, the State Patent Bureau of the Republic of Lithuania, the Romanian State Office for Inventions and Trade Marks, the Swedish Patent and Registration Office, National Board of Patents and Registration of Finland, the Patent Office of the Republic of Latvia, the Hungarian Patent Office, the National IP Office of Malta, the German Patent and Trade Mark Office, and the Austrian Patent Office. This data is obtained from TMview that requires the following statement regarding this data: Reproduction is authorized, except for commercial purposes, provided that the source and non-authentic character are acknowledged and stated on the reproduction and that it is mentioned that they have been provided free of charge.
Our Commitment Privacy
After trademark and patent application information is recorded with the United States Patent and Trademark Office, the records and associated documents can be inspected by the public and are not confidential, except for documents that are sealed under secrecy orders. Records open to the public are searched by users for the purpose of determining ownership for other property rights with respect to trademarks.
Since IPWatch synchronizes its data with the publicly available USPTO information, we recommend making any data changes with the USPTO directly. Our website is updated regularly to reflect the USPTO data. IPWatch can assist with Assignment, Agency, and incorporation services to help mask public record information at the USPTO. Please contact customer.service@IPWatch.com for a price quote appropriate for your specific situation. Traffic Data and Information. Through the combination of both internal and third party tracking code as well as cookies, the following categories of information are tracked when a visitor enters the site: (1) IP address, (2) domain servers, (3) type of computer used to access the Site, and (4) types of web browsers (collectively “Traffic Data”). IPWatch uses such data for general marketing purposes and in order to help enhance customer experience on the website.
We may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags also known as single pixel gifs or web beacons to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous. Personal Information. In order for each customer to access and utilize IPWatch’s search and legal document products and services, IPWatch requires each customer to provide us with personal information (collectively “Personally Identifiable Information”). Personally Identifiable Information includes: (i) “Contact Data” (such as your first and last name, physical street address, city, state, zip code, phone number and email address), (ii) “Financial Data” (such as your credit card number, expiration date, and verification code), (iii) “Demographic Data” (such as your zip code and gender), and (iv) other “Legal Data” (such as your trademark filing date, trademark pending number, mailing information, domicile information and other sensitive information necessary to generate proper legal documents). This Personally Identifiable Information is necessary to generate the legal documents created by our software programs. Please be advised that certain personal information becomes public record upon the filing of documents with the federal government or a regulatory agency in the United States and internationally.
Please note that Contact Data and Traffic Data is used to gather general statistics regarding our customers and visitors respectively, in order to enhance the consumer experience on the website. We may also use demographic data in a manner that does not identify you specifically or allow you to be contacted but does identify certain criteria about our users in general. For example, we may inform third parties about the number of registered users, number of unique visitors, and the pages most frequently browsed. We also use Contact Data such as name, physical address and email address to provide special information and promotions regarding our products or in order to contact the customer regarding an order. Any Financial Data gather is used strictly for the purposes of processing or completing the financial transaction for your order. Confidentiality and Security of Personal Information. As stated above, we will keep your Personally Identifiable Data private, and will not share it with third parties unless you specifically approve of the disclosure, or if IPWatch is required by law to comply with a valid legal requirement such as law, federal regulation, search warrant, subpoena or court order. Third Party Websites. IPWatch may maintain links to other websites. If you choose to visit other websites, we are not responsible for the Privacy Practices or content of those other websites, and it is your responsibility to review the Privacy Policies at those websites to confirm that you understand and agree with their policies. Retention of Records. IPWatch currently retains Personally Identifiable Information for a period of seven years. The reason for this lies in the fact that oftentimes, users will request their legal documents for revision and update purposes.
User Ability to Update Personally Identifiable Information.
We maintain a procedure to help you confirm that your Personal Information remains correct and up-to-date. At any time, you may visit your personal account profile (Collectively “personal profile”) by clicking on the MY ACCOUNT link that will take you to the following url address: https://search.ipwatch.com/login. Through your personal profile, you are able to (i) review and update your Contact Data, (ii) complete any pending orders, and (iii) begin a new order. If at any time you wish to delete all of your Personally Identifiable Information from our site, you have a number of options:
1. You should contact the government agency that made public your information and have it removed. If they do so, our database will automatically be updated and your data will be removed from our site. This is public information published by a government agency, such as the USPTO. If you wish, you can request the government agency to mask this information. You can find contact information for the United States Patent & Trademark Office here: http://www.uspto.gov/about/contacts/index.jsp. You may contact us at INFO@IPWatch.com or you may reach us at (844) 326-8387 if you need contact information for a particular government agency that has made your Personally Identifiable Information public.
2. You may also contact IPWatch to make a request for the removal of your personally identifiable information or trademark data. Such requests must be made in writing and will be subject to verification of ownership. This policy allows verified trademark owners to specify: (A) that their identifiable information be masked, or (B) that their trademark pages permanently deleted from IPWatch.com. Requests may be made directly to INFO@IPWatch.com and every effort will be made to honor them within 48 hours.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We strive to make certain that our servers and connections incorporate the latest encryption and security devices. To prevent unauthorized access, we have implemented physical, electronic, and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. Credit card and personal information are transmitted to us by secure servers. Documents are delivered to you either via priority mail or via e-mail. IF FOR ANY REASON YOU BELIEVE THAT YOUR PRIVACY HAS BEEN BREACHED THROUGH THE USE OF OUR SITE, YOU MAY CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AT (844)-326-8387.
Lost or Stolen Data
IPWatch has security measures in place to prevent the loss, misuse, destruction and alteration of the information that you provide us or we obtain from you. By use of our web site and products you agree that we will have no liability to you or to any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, destruction, or alternation.