Privacy Policy

Last Updated: 19 February 2012

The privacy of all our PatentYogi members is our top priority. We work hard to earn and keep your trust, so we adhere to the following principles to protect your privacy:

  • We will never rent or sell any of your personal information to third parties for any purpose.
  • We will never share your contact information with another user of PatentYogi.
  • Any information that you provide will be secured with industry standard protocols and technology.
  • Only authorised employees may access your information.
  • All our employees are required to adhere to the privacy policy and further to company confidentiality and data security guidelines.
  • Will make ourselves available should you have any questions, see Contact us.

This Privacy Policy applies to the PatentYogi.com website and our network of associates only. Other websites that you may access from the PatentYogi.com website might have their own privacy policies, which may differ.

Please read this privacy policy to learn more about:

  1. The personal information Patent Yogi collects.
  2. How the information is used.
  3. With whom the information may be shared.
  4. How you can access and change your Account information.
  5. What security procedures are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of information collected by Patent Yogi.
  6. How to contact us.

If users have questions or concerns regarding this statement, you should first contact Patent Yogi by email at office@patentyogi.com.

1.   Information Collection

Registration:
In order to become a Patent Yogi user, you must first create an account on this web site. To create an account you are required to provide the following i) contact data (e.g. name, email address, address, country, and choose a password). Once you have registered you will be required to provide  ii) Financial data (e.g. credit card number, expiration date and verification code; iii) Demographic data (e.g. post code, gender, and country); and iv) Legal data (e.g. patent filing and inventor information, and other information needed to generate legal documents for filing with local authorities).

Please note that certain personal information about e.g. the patent applicant and inventor(s) become publically available upon filing of legal documents with national and jurisdictional Patent and Trade Mark Offices or Regulatory Agencies.

Cookies & Log Files
Like most web sites, Patent Yogi uses cookies and web log files to track site usage. A cookie is a tiny data file which resides on your computer which allows Patent Yogi to recognize you as a user when you return to our site using the same computer and web browser. Unfortunately, if your browser settings do not allow cookies, you will not be able to use our website. Like the information you enter at registration or in your Profile, cookie and log file data is used to customise your experience on the web site.

Due to the communications standards on the Internet, when you visit the Patent Yogi web site we automatically receive the URL of the site from which you came and the site to which you are going when you leave Patent Yogi. We also receive the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer, domain servers (or the proxy server you use to access the World Wide Web), your computer operating system and type of web browser you are using, as well as the name of your ISP. This information is used to analyse overall trends to help us improve the Patent Yogi service, but is not linked to personally identifiable information in any way.

2.   Information Use

Patent Yogi is an online service dedicated to facilitating Intellectual Property Rights and Consulting services between inventors, professionals and companies. Patent Yogi collects certain types of information in order to operate and improve our service to you and other users. We will also only use the collected data to enhance the services offering and not to identify any individuals or to be contacted, but we may use the number of registered users or unique visits to a third party. Any of the Financial Data collected will only be used to process and complete the financial transaction for your order with Patent Yogi.

Patent Yogi Communications
Patent Yogi will communicate with you through email and notices posted on this website. These include a series of welcome emails which help inform new users about various features of the service. Please be aware that you will always receive certain emails from Patent Yogi related to the proper functioning of your account, however always be careful to verify that it is not a third party impersonating Patent Yogi.

3.   Information Sharing

Sharing Information with Third Parties
Patent Yogi takes the privacy of our users very seriously. We will never sell, rent, or otherwise provide your personally identifiable information to any third parties for marketing purposes. We will only share your information with third parties to carry out your instructions and to provide specific services. For instance, we use a credit card processing company to bill users for service fees or correspond with a company in the Patent Yogi network to file. These third parties do not retain, share, or store any personally identifiable information for any other purpose than to provide ordered services and are bound by strict confidentiality agreements which limit their use of such information.

Legal Disclaimer:
It is possible that we may need to disclose personal information when required by law. We will disclose such information wherein we have a good-faith belief that it is necessary to comply with a court order, ongoing judicial proceeding, or other legal process served on our company or to exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.

4.   Accessing and Changing Your Account Information

You can review the personal information you provided us and make any desired changes to the information, or to the settings for your Patent Yogi account, at any time by logging in to your account on the Patent Yogi website and editing the information on your Profile page. You can also close your account by sending us an email to office@patentyogi.com. If you close your Patent Yogi account, we will remove your name and other personally identifiable information from our database.

5.   Security

In order to secure your personal information, all communications between you and the Patent Yogi website are protected through the latest encryption and security devices. Additionally, private information like your address or credit card number can be accessed only by providing your password and transmitted to us by secure servers. Documents for you are delivered either by priority mail or via e-mail.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Patent Yogi may update this privacy policy. In the event there are significant changes in the way we treat your personal information, we will send a notice to the primary email address specified in your Patent Yogi account or by displaying a prominent notice on this site.

IF FOR ANY REASON YOU SUSPECT THAT THERE HAS BEEN A PRIVACY BREACH THROUGH THE USE OF THE PATENTYOGI.COM WEBSITE YOU MUST CONTACT US IMMEDIATELY AT office@patentyogi.com.

6.   Contact us for any questions or comments

If you have questions or comments about this privacy policy, please email us at office@patentyogi.com  or contact us at:

Office address:
Patent Yogi LLC
43 Meyer Hill Drive,
Acton, MA 01720
USA
Tel: +1 (978) 802-4988
+1 (781) 460-1177