What information do we collect?
We collect information in two ways:
1) When you give it to us or give us permission to obtain it.
When you sign up for or use our products, you voluntarily give us certain information. This can include your name, profile photo, comments, likes, email address you used to sign up, and any other information you provide us. If you’re using http://www.wikipatent.com on your mobile device, you can also choose to provide us with location data.
You also may give us permission to access your information in other services – for example, you may link your Facebook or Twitter account to http://www.wikipatent.com, which allows us to obtain information from those accounts (e.g., your friends or contacts). The information we obtain from those services often depends on your settings or their privacy policies, so be sure to check what those are.
2) We get technical information when you use our products.
These days, whenever you use a website, mobile application, or other Internet service, there’s certain information that almost always gets created and recorded in an automated way. The same is true when you use our products, and here are some of the types of information we collect in this way:
Log Data. When you use http://www.wikipatent.com, our servers automatically record information about your interaction with our products (“log data”), including information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website or your mobile app sends when you use it to access http://www.wikipatent.com. This log data may include your Internet Protocol address, the address of the web page you were visiting before you came to http://www.wikipatent.com, browser type and settings, the date and time of your request, and how you used http://www.wikipatent.com.
Device Information. In addition to log data, we may also collect information about the device you’re using http://www.wikipatent.com on, including what type of device it is, what operating system you’re using, device settings, unique device identifiers, and crash data. Whether we collect some or all of this information often depends on what type of device you’re using and its settings. For example, different types of information are available depending on whether you’re using a Mac or a PC, or an iPhone or an Android phone. To learn more about what information your device makes available to us, please also check the policies of your device manufacturer or software provider.
How do we use the information we collect?
We use the information we collect to provide our products to you and make them better, develop new products, and protect http://www.wikipatent.com and our users. We also use the information we collect to offer you customized content. We may also use the information we collect to:
- send you updates (such as when certain activity happens on http://www.wikipatent.com), newsletters, marketing materials and other information that may be of interest to you. For example, depending on your email notification settings, we may send you weekly updates that include wikipatents you may like. You can decide to stop getting these updates by informing us about it.
- respond to your questions or comments.
The information we collect may be “personally identifiable” (meaning it can be used to specifically identify you as a unique person) or “non-personally identifiable” (meaning it can’t be used to specifically identify you). We use both types of information, and combinations of both types, as described above. We may use or store information wherever http://www.wikipatent.com does business, including countries outside your own.
How is your information shared?
http://www.wikipatent.com is a tool people use to express themselves and get donations. When you create wikipatent, anyone can view them. You may also provide us with profile page information that that anyone can view. The other limited instances where we may share your personal information include:
- When we have your consent. This includes sharing information with other services (like Facebook or Twitter) when you’ve chosen to link to your wikipatent to those services or publish your activity on http://www.wikipatent.com to them. For example, you can choose to publish your wikpatent to Facebook or Twitter.
- If we believe that disclosure is reasonably necessary to comply with a law, regulation or legal request; to protect the safety, rights, or property of the public, any person, or http://www.wikipatent.com; or to detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues.
- We may engage in a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, dissolution, reorganization, or similar transaction or proceeding that involves the transfer of the information described in this Policy.
We may also share aggregated or non-personally identifiable information with our partners or others. For example, we may tell a business using http://www.wikipatent.com how many people viewd, download, shared something they shared, or the percentage of people who click a on their wikipatent after viewing it.
Our Policy on Children’s Information
http://www.wikipatent.comis not directed to children under 13. If you learn that your minor child has provided us with personal information without your consent, please contact us.
How do we make changes to this policy?
We may change this policy from time to time, and if we do we’ll post any changes on this page. If you continue to use http://www.wikipatent.com after those changes are in effect, you agree to the revised policy. If the changes are significant, we may provide more prominent notice or obtain your consent as required by law.