(last updated 2008-11-17)
Why does G•IPRs collect personal information?
As a user of G•IPRs, you can enjoy many activities after your registration according to the form prompted which involves personal information. G•IPRs may ask you to provide certain personal information (as well as certain non-personal information that may be tied to personal information), such as your name, E-mail address, country and city of residence, and your website and so forth. In order to reduce errors in our database and ensure the smooth use of our website, authenticate our users, prevent fraud and prevent abuse of G•IPRs’ Items, as well as to provide more consistent, relevant experiences to our users, we may on occasion supplement or correct your Internet Protocol (IP) address with information in our other databases or information from third-party sources.
How your personal information is used?
G•IPRs collects your personal information in order to record, support and facilitate the services in the activities you select and to prevent abuse and unlawful use. We may use your Collected Information to serve your Account, including but not limited to investigating problems, resolving disputes and enforcing agreements with us. We do not sell, rent, trade or exchange any personal information of G•IPRs users because G•IPRs is a non-commercial academic website.
Disclosure of Information
G•IPRs reserves the right to disclose your personal information to relevant authorities where we have the grounds to believe that such disclosure is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be infringing or threatening to infringe, or who may otherwise be causing injury to or interference with, the title, rights, interests or property of G•IPRs, intellectual property of our users could be harmed by such activities.
Accessing and Updating Personal Information
You can access, view, edit, update and correct your Registration Information through your Account with G•IPRs.
A cookie is a small amount of data that is transferred to your browser by a web server and can only be read by the server that gives it to you. It functions as your identification card and enables G•IPRs to record your password and preferences.
We take security measures to protect unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of our data collection, storage and processing practices and security measures, as well as physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where we store personal information. We restrict access to personal information to G•IPRs management group who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our services. The group is bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to regulations, termination and criminal prosecution, if they fail to meet these obligations.