PatSketch (Formerly known as The Patent Drawings Company) Website is powered and operated by Sagacious Research Private Limited.
This Policy has been adopted in order to regulate the collection, use and disclosure of personally identifiable information, in writing, or otherwise, of clients, users of this website, or other individuals, and to ensure compliance with privacy legislation. This Policy shall be posted on the website at www.thepatentdrawingscompany.com, and is available for inspection by any individual at the offices of Sagacious Research Private Limited.
Information Collection, Use, and Sharing:
Personal information will not be used or disclosed for purposes other than those for which it was collected except with the consent of the individual or as required by law. Personal information will be retained only as long as necessary for the fulfillment of those purposes, or as required by law, and thereafter destroyed in a secure manner ensuring the confidentiality of the personal information.
Upon request, and no later than thirty days thereafter, an individual shall be informed of the existence, use, and disclosure of his or her personal information and shall be given access to that information, except in some limited circumstances. An individual shall be able to challenge the accuracy and completeness of the information and have it amended as appropriate. The Management team at Sagacious Research Private Limited shall be advised of all such challenges.
An individual shall be able to address any complaint concerning compliance with the above principles to the Management team at Sagacious Research Private Limited. Management team at Sagacious Research Private Limited shall initiate an investigation into the complaint, notify the individual of the outcome of the investigation, and correct any compliance problems identified.
Collection of Your Personal Information:
We will collect personal information directly from you except when you have provided consent to obtain such information from others (e.g., a corporation controlled by you or for which you act as an agent; or a third party partner of yours).
We collect only information from you that we believe is needed: a) to provide you with the services you have requested of www.thepatentdrawingscompany.com; b) to maintain contact with you for service-related or future consent purposes; and c) for our anonymous statistics. If we collect information from you for any other purpose, it will be done only with your informed consent.
By law, we are required to keep a record of our services to and contacts with all clients and potential clients. The record includes information you provide to us or authorize us to receive, results of any searches, the client’s IP portfolio plan, consent forms, contact notes, and progress reports. The records are the property of Sagacious Research Private Limited, operating www.thepatentdrawingscompany.com. However, you have rights regarding access to your record and regarding disclosure of information from the record. Information may be recorded in both written and electronic form.
Computer Information Collected
When you use our Website, we automatically collect certain computer information by the interaction of your mobile phone or web browser with our Website. Such information is typically considered Non Personal Information. We also collect the following:
Third Party Tracking Tools
We may also use third party tracking tools to improve the performance and features of our Website. Third party tracking tools are designed to collect only Non-Personal Information about your use of our Website. However, you understand that such tools are created and managed by parties outside our control. As such, we are not responsible for what information is actually captured by such third parties or how such third parties use and protect that information.
We may use Remarketing with Google Analytics to advertise on third party sites to you after you visited our Site. We and any third party vendors we may partner with, use first party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookie) and third party cookies to inform, optimize and serve ads based on your past visits to our Site. You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize the Google Display Network ads by visiting the Google Ads Settings page. Google also recommends installing the Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on for your browser. Google Analytics Opt-out Browser Add-on provides visitors with the ability to prevent their data from being collected and used by Google Analytics.
We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet Website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.
How We Use Your Information
We use the information we receive from you as follows:
Customizing Our Website
We may use the Personally Identifiable information you provide to us along with any computer information we receive to customize our Website.
Sharing Information with Affiliates and Other Third Parties
We will not sell, rent, or otherwise provide your Personally Identifiable Information to third parties for marketing purposes. We may provide your Personally Identifiable Information to affiliates that provide services to us with regards to our Website (i.e. third party searching house; payment processors, Website hosting companies, etc.); such affiliates will only receive information necessary to provide the respective services and will be bound by confidentiality agreements limiting the use of such information.
We retain the right to collect and use any Non Personal Information collected from your use of our Website and aggregate such data for internal analytics that improve our Website and Service as well as for use or resale to others. At no time is your Personally Identifiable Information included in such data aggregations.
Legally Required Releases of Information
We may be legally required to disclose your Personally Identifiable Information, if such disclosure is (a) required by subpoena, law, or other legal process; (b) necessary to assist law enforcement officials or government enforcement agencies; (c) necessary to investigate violations of or otherwise enforce our Legal Terms; (d) necessary to protect us from legal action or claims from third parties including you and/or other Members; and/or (e) necessary to protect the legal rights, personal/real property, or personal safety of Sagacious Research Private Limited, our Users, employees, and affiliates.
Protecting Your Child’s Privacy
Our Website is not designed for use by anyone under the age of 14 (“Child”), though we realize we may have a Child attempt to make purchases through our Website. We do not verify the age of our Users nor do we have any liability for verifying a User’s age. If you are a Child, please seek the permission of a parent or guardian before using our Website. If you are a parent or guardian and believe your Child is using our Website, please contact us to remove your Child’s account; we reserve the right to ask you for verification of your relationship to the Child before we honor such a request. If we discover that a Child has created an account on our Website, we will immediately delete the account as soon as we discover it, we will not use the information for any purpose, and we will not disclose the information to third parties. However, as parent of such a Child, you understand that you are legally liable for any transactions created by the Child.
Use of Your Personal Information:
The primary use of personal information is to provide services to you. Employees are allowed to access only information they have a “need-to-know.”
All staff are trained in the need for privacy and confidentiality. They also are trained in our privacy policies and procedures, including prevention of record loss and unauthorized access.
Your record occasionally may be accessed for licensing or quality assurance purposes. However, we do not allow removal of any identifiable client information for these purposes. All persons involved in these activities are required by law to maintain the confidentiality of any accessed information.
Disclosure of Personal Information:
With only a few exceptions, your personal information will not be disclosed to persons outside this organization without your knowledge and express consent. The exceptions are: a) some circumstances in which disclosure is allowed by law; and b) when disclosure is required by law (e.g., a court order to release information from a record).
The above exceptions are called “limits of confidentiality”. If there are other limits of confidentiality in your situation, staff will identify and discuss these with you.
The law requires any disclosure of personal information to be limited to information that is reasonably necessary for the purpose of the disclosure.
Your Access to and Control Over Information:
You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via the email address or phone number given on our website:
See what data we have about you, if any.
Change/correct any data we have about you.
Have us delete any data we have about you (unless the law requires us to keep such data for a specified period of time).
Express any concern you have about our use of your data.
We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline.