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Privacy Policy

This site is owned and operated by Corsearch Inc. (“we”, “us” or “Corsearch”). Your privacy is of the utmost of importance to us as a data controller and we are committed to protecting it through our compliance with this Privacy Policy.

Through this site and our other services (together, “Services”), we gather certain types of information, including Personal Data, about our users and clients, as well as registered trade mark applicants and owners, domain name registrants and administrative/technical contacts and/or others who contact us (whether through our website, via email or by phone). We feel you should fully understand our Privacy Policy and the terms and conditions surrounding the capture and use of that information. This Privacy Policy discloses what Personal Data we gather, how we use it, who we may share it with, and also contains further information, where applicable, about your rights in relation to your Personal Data under the General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”).

It is important that you read this Privacy Policy, together with any other privacy notice or fair processing information, we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing Personal Data about you, so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your information.

  1. How we collect Personal Data
  2. How we use Personal Data
  3. Disclosures of your Personal Data
  4. International Transfers
  5. Retention of Personal Data
  6. Children
  7. Cookies
  8. Security
  9. Links to Other Web Sites
  10. Opt-Out Policy
  11. User Generated Content
  12. Your Duties and Rights
  13. Changes to this Privacy Policy
  14. Contact Us
  15. How we collect Personal Data

When we use the term “Personal Data,” we mean information that can be used to identify you as an individual person. We collect limited categories of Personal Data through our Services, including through:

 

 

  1. How we use Personal Data

We will only use your Personal Data when and how the law allows us to. We rely on separate and overlapping bases to process your Personal Data lawfully (as described in the tables below). By way of example only, it may be necessary for us to process your Personal Data in order to provide Services you have requested and to perform the contract between us, or we may process your Personal Data where necessary to further Corsearch’s or its clients’ legitimate business interests, always taking into account that those legitimate interests will not be overridden by your personal rights and interests.

In certain circumstances we may ask for your consent to process your Personal Data. In such circumstances you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing undertaken by us prior to the withdrawal of your consent.

DATA YOU PROVIDE

We collect the following Personal Data you provide (for example when you enter the information into form fields when registering or ordering Services, or when you contact us directly):

Category of Personal Data Purposes of Processing Legal Bases for Processing
Contact Information

including your name, address, email address, user name and phone number

To activate and administer your account and the Services requested, authenticate you as a user, and communicate with you, including where you have requested information from us about us or our Services, and as described below in Additional Uses of Personal Data. To provide Services requested by you and to meet our contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR)

Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)

Your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR), where required and obtained

Contact Information

including your email address

To provide you with updates to our blogs, where you have opted-in to receive such updates. Your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR), where required and obtained
Financial Information

including payment or financial account information

To process payments for the Services requested and to provide purchased Services.

To meet statutory tax or other applicable legal requirements.

To process transactions requested by you and meet our contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR)

Compliance with legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR)

Purchase or Subscription Information

including details of Services purchased

To improve our platform. Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)
Information provided in response to voluntary surveys, polls and inquiries

including response and poll information

To conduct voluntary market research, surveys, polls and similar inquiries to help us understand trends and client needs.

Where the site offers voting functionality, we may use a system to “tag” users after they have voted, so they can vote only once on a particular question. This tag is not correlated with information about individual users.

To provide the Services requested by you (Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR).

Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)

Where we need to collect Personal Data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you and you fail to provide that information when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have entered (or are trying to enter) into with you. In such cases, we may be unable to provide the Services you have requested.

DATA COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY

As is true of most digital platforms, we gather certain information automatically when you use our Services. This information may include browser, device and/or similar data that we collect as follows:

Category of Personal Data Purposes of Processing Legal Bases for Processing
Technical Data

including IP addresses, browser type, referring/exit pages, operating system, date/time stamp and/or clickstream data.

We may collect this information from cookies, analytics and related technologies.

For more information, including on how to control our use of cookies, please see Section 7 below.

To set up the connection of your device with our services in order to provide you our Services and to resolve technical issues with the Services. To provide Services requested by you and to meet our contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR)
To maintain the security of the Services, for fraud detection, and to protect our rights. Compliance with legal obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 (c) GDPR)

Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)

To collect information about your use of the Services and to improve the Services. Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)

Your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR), where required and obtained

DATA WE RECEIVE FROM THIRD-PARTY SOURCES

IP Owners

As described above, as part of our Services, we may collect and process certain Personal Data from publically available sources and third parties in respect of registered trade mark owners and applicants, as well as domain name registrants and related administrative/technical contacts (“IP Owners”). For further information about the types of Personal Data we process in respect of IP Owners, together with the source(s) and our related purposes and legal bases for processing such data, please see the table below.

Client Employees

In addition, we may obtain certain Personal Data about you from our corporate clients. In particular, if your employer has contracted with us for our Services, we may receive Personal Data about you directly from your employer. For further information about the types of Personal Data we process about you in such circumstances as well as the related purposes and legal bases for processing such data, please see the table below.

Category of Personal Data Source of Personal Data Purposes of Processing Legal Bases for Processing
IP Owner Information

including your name, mailing address and other contact information published as part of your application or registration (including, where applicable, your email address and fax/phone number)

National and international trade mark offices/registries

Authorized licensors

Publically available trade mark and domain name registers

To provide the Services requested by our clients, including to assist our clients to register, defend and/or enforce their intellectual property rights, and where applicable, as described below in Additional Uses of Personal Data. Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)

Our clients’ (and where applicable, their customers’) legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR), including to register, defend and/or enforce their intellectual property rights

Client Employee Contact Information

including your name and work contact details, such as your work address, email address, and phone number

Your employer To activate and administer your employer’s account and provide the Services requested, authenticate you as a user, and communicate with you, including where you have requested information from us about us or our Services, and as described below in Additional Uses of Personal Data.

To provide you with updates to our blogs, where you have opted-in to receive such updates.

To provide Services requested by your employer and to meet our contractual obligations (Art. 6 para. 1 (b) GDPR)

Our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR)

Your consent (Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR), where required and obtained

 

ADDITIONAL USES OF INFORMATION AND LEGITIMATE INTERESTS

In addition to the uses described above, where applicable, we may use your Personal Data as necessary to serve our legitimate interests (Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR) in our business operations, as follows:

  1. Disclosures of your Personal Data

We may share your Personal Data with the following parties for the purposes set out in Section 2 (above):

In addition, Personal Data regarding IP Owners may be shared with our clients (and where applicable, our clients’ customers) to the extent necessary for the provision of the Services. Our clients are required to process such Personal Data in accordance with all applicable data protection laws, including the GDPR.

The legal basis for sharing of your Personal Data with other Corsearch group companies is that this is necessary for our legitimate interests under Art. 6 para. 1 (f) GDPR. We have a legitimate interest in sharing your information for internal administrative purposes, in particular to offer and provide the Services and to deal with any inquiries in an efficient and high-quality manner. Where your Personal Data is transferred to other Corsearch group companies, your Personal Data will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

In compliance with applicable data protection requirements, we require all third parties to respect the security of your Personal Data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our processors to use your Personal Data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your Personal Data for specified purposes and in accordance with our authorization and instructions.

  1. International Transfers

We transfer your Personal Data within the Corsearch group of companies for business purposes only. This may involve transferring your data outside the European Economic Area (EEA) to jurisdictions such as the U.S., which have not been deemed to offer adequate protection for your Personal Data by the European Commission.

In addition, some of our processors are based outside the EEA, so their processing of your Personal Data will involve a transfer of data outside the EEA.

Where applicable, to protect your Personal Data under the GDPR, we ensure your Personal Data is adequately protected and that such transfers are carried out in accordance with the law by ensuring at least one of the following safeguards is implemented:

Please contact us if you want further information on the specific mechanism used by us when transferring your Personal Data outside the EEA.

  1. Retention of Personal Data

We will only retain your Personal Data for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting, or tax requirements.

To determine the appropriate retention period for Personal Data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the Personal Data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your Personal Data, the purposes for which we process your Personal Data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

  1. Children

Our Services are not directed to, and we do not intend to or knowingly collect or solicit Personal Data from children. If you are a minor, do not provide us with any Personal Data.

  1. Cookies

We may place small text files called “cookies” in the browser files of your computer or device when you use our sites. We use cookies to help ensure our sites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide us with certain information, as set out in Section 2 above (see “Data Collected Automatically”).

Cookies may collect certain limited Personal Data, such as your IP address. However, generally most of the information we collect through cookies is not Personal Data.

We use the following cookies:

With your consent (under Art. 6 para. 1 (a) GDPR) where required by law, we also use the following cookies for the purposes described below:

You can find more information about the individual cookies we use and the purposes for which we use them in the table below:

Cookie Name Purpose
Corsearch Global Platform Remember User ZCBX

BHGD

CCIZ

RMAT

These cookies are used for “Remember Me” functionality on our platform
Corsearch Global Platform User preferences languageCode

IsMobile

cultureCode

CGPM_CustomKeyboard

These cookies are used to store user preferences on our platform and to ensure our content works on your device
Corsearch Global Platform Session cookie ASP.NET_SessionId

.ASPXROLES

These cookies are used for storing user session information. These cookies expire when your browsing session ends
Corsearch Global Platform forms authentication .CORSEARCHAUTHENTICATION This cookie is used by our platform to support single sign on functionality
HubSpot __hssc*

__hssrc*

__hstc*

hubspotutk*

wp4234*

__cfduid*

_ga*

_gid*

ak_bmsc*

bm_sv*

hs-ard*

messagesUtk*

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site, including to keep track of visitor sessions and to recognize when visitors return to the site.

__hssc* expires after 30 minutes

__hssrc* expires at the end of the browser session

__hstc* expires after 2 years

hubspotutk* expires after 10 years

wp4234* expires after 1 year

__cfduid* expires after 1 year

_ga* expires after 2 years

_gid* expires after 1 day

ak_bmsc* expires after 1 day

bm_sv* expires after 1 hour

hs-ard* expires after 3 months

messagesUtk* expires after 2 years

Universal Analytics (Google) __utma*

__utmb*

__utmc*

__utmd*

__utmt*

__utmz*

_ga*

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to help us improve the site.

__utma* expires after 2 years

__utmb* expires after 30 minutes

__utmc* expires at the end of the browser session

__utmd* expires after 10 seconds

__utmt* expires after 10 minutes

__utmz* expires after 6 months

_ga* expires after 2 years

Kentico CMS CMSCsrfCookie*

CMSCurrentTheme*

CMSPreferredCulture*

cookiesDirective*

These cookies are used for to keep our site secure and to recognize visitors when they return to the site.

CMSCsrfCookie* expires at the end of your session

CMSCurrentTheme* expires after 24 hours

CMSPreferredCulture*expires after 1 year

cookiesDirective* expires after 1 year

YouTube Cookies PREF*

YSC*

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*

remote_sid*

We embed videos on our site using YouTube. This may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player.

PREF* expires after 8 months

YSC* expires at the end of your session

VISITOR_INFO1_LIVE*expires after 6 months

remote_sid* expires at the end of your session

doubleclick.net IDE*

x_axis_main*

These cookies are used to improve any advertising on our site, for example, to avoid showing an ad that a user has already seen. There is no personally identifiable information in these cookies.

IDE* expires after 2 years

x_axis_main* expires after 1 year

Your web browser can be set to allow you to control whether you will accept cookies, reject cookies, or to notify you each time a cookie is sent to you. If you’ve set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. Generally, you do not need to have cookies turned on to use this site. However, you may need cookies to enable you to log into secure areas of our sites, to complete purchases for Services and to participate actively in message boards, forums, polling and surveys.

For more information about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage or delete them, visit www.allaboutcookies.org. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

  1. Security

We take appropriate steps to protect your Personal Data against loss, misuse, and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

Corsearch employees who handle Personal Data are subject to policies and procedures to protect your Personal Data, are required to treat it confidentially and may not disclose it to unauthorized third parties. You should keep in mind that no Internet transmission is ever 100% secure or error-free. In particular, emails sent to or from this site or to Corsearch may not be secure, and you should therefore take special care in deciding what information you send to us. Moreover, we have reasonable technical safeguards and security measures in place functionally with the site, but where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, it is your responsibility to safeguard them.

  1. Links to Other Websites

This site may contain links or references to third-party websites that are not controlled by Corsearch. This Privacy Policy does not apply to those websites. We encourage you to read the privacy policy or notice of every website you visit.

  1. Opt-Out Policy

We give users options wherever necessary and practical. Such choices include:

  1. User Generated Content

Some of our Services may enable users to submit their own content to participate online or through social media, and/or other functions. Please remember that any information you submit or post as user-generated content to the Services may be seen by other registered users. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal, financial or other information in such submissions or posts. We cannot prevent others from using such information in a manner that may violate this Privacy Policy, the law, or your personal privacy and safety. We are not responsible for the results of such postings.

  1. Your Duties and Rights

Your duty to inform us of changes

It is important that the Personal Data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your Personal Data changes during your engagement with us.

Your rights in connection with Personal Data

If your Personal Data is protected under the GDPR or other similar data protection laws, under certain circumstances, you may have the right to:

Where applicable, to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.

You also have the right to lodge a complaint with your competent data protection supervisory authority. We would, however, appreciate the opportunity to address your concerns before you approach a supervisory authority, so please contact us in the first instance.

No fee usually required

You will not usually have to pay a fee to access your Personal Data (or to exercise any of the other rights above, where applicable). However, in accordance with the GDPR and other similar data protection laws, we may charge a reasonable fee if your request is clearly unfounded or excessive. Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in such circumstances.

What we may need from you

We may need to request specific information from you to help us confirm your identity and ensure your right to access the information (or to exercise any of your other rights). This is another appropriate security measure to ensure that Personal Data is not disclosed to any person who has no right to receive it.

Time to respond

We try to respond to all legitimate requests within one month. Occasionally it may take us longer than a month if your request is particularly complex or you have made a number of requests. In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

  1. Changes to this Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 1, 2019.

This Privacy Policy is subject to occasional revision, and if we make any material changes in the way we use your Personal Data, we will notify you by sending you an email to the last email address you provided to us and/or by prominently posting notice of the changes on the Services and updating the date above.

  1. Contact Us

If you have any questions, comments, requests or concerns about this Privacy Policy or other privacy-related matters, or if you would like to exercise any of your rights in relation to your Personal Data, you may contact us in the following ways: