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stores other kinds of cookie that are mentioned before they are set;
logs basic information pertaining to your computer including your IP address, web browser name, and operating system;
stores other information that you explicitly enter, such as your account information, or forum posts;
if you are logged in, your member profile will update the publicly displayed time that you last visited (which will also be stored in a cookie), and you will show as online (unless you login as invisible).
We may occasionally send bulk emails about IFI CLAIMSŪ Patent Services, or matters relating to patent analytics to our members. We will not send bulk e-mails or allow others to send bulk e-mails, which we believe would be considered spam.
We will not share private details other than what can be seen in the forum profile and public postings unless legally required to do so.
The staff reserve the right to read any personal topics and posts placed on this website. Any form of conversation made through this website should be considered viewable by staff. All private-posts and posts, whether 'deleted' or not, are stored on the server and may be reviewed if we feel we have cause for an investigation. If you do want to keep something private, do not use our services for transmitting it. Situations involving investigations can be anything at our discretion, for example, to investigate specific incidents of our services being used for racism or harassment.
Children's Online Privacy Protection Act
In order for children under the age of thirteen to join this website, a parent or guardian must approve it. This is in accordance with U.S. law, but is applied internationally as a civil standard.
A notice will be sent, by e-mail, to the e-mail address given when a child joins, which will provide notice on how to approve the membership.
The parent or guardian has the option to agree to the collection and use of the child's information without consenting to the disclosure of the information to third parties.
IFI CLAIMSŪ Patent Services may not require a child to disclose more information than is reasonably necessary to participate in an activity as a condition of participation.
The parent or guardian can review the child's personal information, ask to have it deleted and refuse to allow any further collection or use of the child's information. This may be done by contacting the staff in the same way as was done to approve the membership originally.