Post-Issue Peer-to-Patent, a project of New York Law School (“we”, or the “Website”), believes in the importance of openly sharing ideas to improve decision-making in government. We want to build a community that will improve the quality of patents. At the same time, we believe in mutual respect for the use of each other’s private information.
We gather/publish information from you on this Website in three primary ways:
Other than contact information, we do not request information of a personal nature. All information posted by you, with the exception of your name, email address, information regarding your employer or your interest in the submitted patent, may be made publicly available. You should not expect any privacy or confidentiality with regard to information beyond these specific items.
1) Information Entered By You in Submitting a Patent:
All information entered by you when submitting a patent for listing with the exception of email address, information regarding your employer or your interest in the submitted patent. Access to your name, email address, username and password information is limited to those who require the information to provide and manage the Website. We comply with applicable laws and industry standards when transferring, receiving and storing this information.
You must provide your legal name and the name of your employer when requesting a patent to be listed. This information is not shared publicly, but it permits us to maintain quality of the site.
Peer reviewers may use an email address that identifies you and/or your professional affiliation or you may use an anonymous webmail address. If you have any question about whether or not you should participate in reviewing patents on the job you should consult with your employer.
2) Information We Post About Your Activity on the Website:
All your Activity on the Website (“Activity” may include, but is not limited to, the (1) number of postings to the discussion boards, (2) number and names of patent communities which you have joined, (3) number and details of prior art submitted and (4) number and details of annotations to prior art) may be displayed on the site.
This Activity information may be automatically collected and published on the site.
We may track and collect IP Addresses in order to ensure the security and integrity of the system. Access to IP Address information is limited to those who require the information to provide and manage the Website. We comply with applicable laws and industry standards when transferring, receiving and storing this information. We do not collect and will not display information about your browsing habits.
3) Information posted by you on the discussion pages, when submitting prior art, or annotating prior art submissions on the patent page:
Information that you affirmatively post, such as postings on discussion pages or submissions of prior art, may be available for public viewing and archived.
4) Other Uses or Disclosure of Information About You:
In order to provide you the services of the Website, we may collect certain information about service performance, your machine and your service use. We may automatically upload this information from your machine. This data will not personally identify you.
Post-Issue Peer-to-Patent welcomes your questions and comments about privacy on the Website. Please direct any communications to email@example.com.
Post-Issue Peer to Patent
Center for Patent Innovations
New York Law School
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New York, NY 10013
Updated: December 1, 2008