Trademark and Patent Data
TOC obtains its United States trademark and patent data from information made public by the United States Patent and Trademark Office. Once information is submitted to the USPTO during the filing of a trademark or patent application, this information is made public by the USPTO. This information is not confidential. All information may be inspected by the public. Because TOC regularly updates its trademark and patent data from information made public by the USPTO, any data submission or data change with the USPTO will eventually be reflected on our website. We recommend making any desired data change with the USPTO.
Personally Identifiable Information
Information submitted to the United States Patent and Trademark Office during the filing of a trademark or patent application is made public. Such information includes Personally Identifiable Information. For example, the applicant name, address and email address is made public by the USPTO once a trademark application is filed. In addition, once a trademark application is registered by the USPTO, the registrant name, address and email address is made public. Because TOC regularly updates its patent and trademark data from information made public by the USPTO, TOC collects this Personally Identifiable Information.
TOC requires each visitor to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information in order to access, use and/or purchase the services and products made available by TOC and its website. This Personally Identifiable Information includes: a) personal information such as name, address, city, state, zip code, phone number and email address, (b) financial information such as credit card information including credit card number, and (c) legal information including information regarding your patent(s) or trademark(s), for example trademark name, trademark serial number, trademark filing date and mailing information. TOC uses such Personally Identifiable Information to provide or complete the services or products you access, use and/or purchase through TOC and its website.
Collection of Additional Information
TOC requires each visitor to provide certain Personally Identifiable Information in order to access, use and/or purchase the services and products made available by TOC and its website.
TOC collects additional information in at least the following ways: (a) we collect any information that you enter on our website, provide via telephone, or provide to us in any other way; (b) we collect information that is automatically generated when you visit our website, e.g., automatically disclosed information such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and the date and time of your website visit; (c) we also use the standard cookie feature of major browsers and other third party providers, including Google Analytics, which provides information regarding your visit to our website.
Managing Your Personally Identifiable Information
TOC allows you to manage your Personally Identifiable Information.
Once you login to our website, you may access the "My Account" feature, where you may further access the "My Profile" feature in order to edit your Personally Identifiable Information. You may also review and manage your open orders within the "My Account" feature.
In order to delete your Personally Identifiable Information displayed on our website, you may pursue one or both of the following options:
If your information was made public by a government agency such as the USPTO, please contact that government agency and request that your information be edited or deleted. Because TOC regularly updates its data from publicly available government data (e.g., USPTO trademark data), any change you make with the government agency will eventually be reflected on our website.
You may contact TOC and request that your Personally Identifiable Information be hidden or removed from our website. All such requests are subject to ownership verification. Such requests should be made in writing to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Protecting Your Information
TOC is committed to protecting the privacy of your information.
We maintain the privacy of all information you provide to us, with the exception of information you authorize to be disclosed by the United States Patent and Trademark Office or a law firm that you engage through our website, or to comply with the law.
We do not share your personal information including name and e-mail address with any third party, except for a law firm that you engage through our website.
We do not rent or sell your information. We do not rent or sell our mailing list(s).
TOC and any law firm you engage through our website may use your information to complete payment processing for a transaction initiated on our website. TOC and any law firm you engage through our website may use your information to confirm your identity. TOC and any law firm you engage through our website may use your information to follow up on or complete a transaction initiated through our website.
TOC may use your information to enhance your experience with TOC or its website and to send you additional information about TOC and its website.
TOC may collect a variety of traffic data including website visitor data, for example IP address, internet service provider, browser settings, operating systems, data/time data, referring pages and exiting pages. We may use such traffic data to analyze website traffic, but such information is not examined for Personally Identifiable Information. We may also use such traffic data to assist in diagnosing problems with our server(s), to administer our website or to display content according to your preferences. Traffic data may also be shared with business partners, affiliates, and/or advertisers on an aggregate and anonymous basis.
The TOC website may include interactive forums such as message boards and chat rooms. Any information including Personally Identifiable Information disclosed in such interactive forums is publicly disclosed and becomes public information. It is your responsibility to determine whether any information including Personally Identifiable Information should be disclosed.
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Lost or Stolen Data
TOC uses security software and measures to protect against the loss, misuse, destruction and alteration of your Personally Identifiable Information. However, TOC will have no liability to you or any third party arising out of any such loss, misuse, destruction, or alternation of your data.
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