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PATENTSCOUT PRIVACY NOTICE

This Privacy Policy covers the privacy practices CPA Global employs when CPA Global’s customers (“Customers”) use PatentScout, our Cloud-Based Enterprise Software (hereafter referenced as the “Service”). This Privacy Policy describes how we obtain, use, share and safeguard the personal information of users of our Software as well as any personal information CPA Global may be provided access to during the course of the Service.

This Privacy Notice sets out the basis on which your personal data will be processed by CPA Global, the data processor of your personal data under the compliance requirements of the Jersey Data Protection Laws (the “Act”). Please also note that this Privacy Notice complies with the provisions of all applicable data protection laws, including the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679.  Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how it will be treated by us.

Personal Information CPA Global Processes

In the normal course of using the Service, Customers will input electronic data into the CPA Global’s systems (“Customer Data”). The use of information collected through our service shall be limited to the purpose of providing the Service for which the Customer has engaged CPA Global. CPA Global may access Customer Data for the purposes of providing the Service, preventing or addressing service or technical problems, responding to support issues, responding to Customer’s instructions or as may be required by law, in accordance with the relevant agreement between Customer and CPA Global.

CPA Global processes Customer Data under the direction of its Customers, and has no direct control or ownership of the personal data it processes. Customers are responsible for complying with any regulations or laws that require providing notice, disclosure and/or obtaining consent prior to transferring the data to CPA Global for processing purposes. Please also note that CPA Global has no control over accuracy of personal data sourced from public sources and provided as part of search results.

An individual who seeks access, or who seeks to correct, amend, or delete inaccurate data, should direct his or her query to CPA Global’s Customer (the data controller). If the Customer requests CPA Global to remove the personal data to comply with data protection regulations, CPA Global will respond to their request within 30 business days.

CPA Global will refer any request for disclosure of personal data by a law enforcement authority to the Customer. CPA Global may, where it concludes that it is legally obligated to do so, disclose personal data to law enforcement or other government authorities. CPA Global will notify Customer of such request unless prohibited by law.

Accessing the Service

Access to the Service is provided at the enterprise (domain) level.  PatentScout delivers patent data from a private web based platform which allows to run searches without exposing the user’s search history and search logging associated with public tools.

Uses and Data Retention

The personal information we process ensures you can use our Services. Your information is retained for as long as it is needed to fulfil the purposes mentioned above and helps us to constantly improve our services and provide you with an efficient experience. As part of this objective, we will use your information for the following purposes:

1. Make our Service available: We use your information to (i) provide customer service, give you information about your corporate account, and respond to your requests; (ii) improve the service, making it an efficient, and user-friendly experience; and (iii) identify and group other contacts within your organisation under your corporate profile.

2. Prevent fraud and spam; enforcement of law: We may use your information to prevent, detect security breaches, potentially prohibit or illegal activities. We may use your information and activity log information to comply with applicable laws.

3. Communicate with you: We may use your information to contact you regarding service issues or updates to your product, or to provide updates about other CPA Global services.

Unless otherwise specified, we retain information as long as it is necessary and relevant for us to achieve the purposes referred to above or to enable us to comply with our legal data protection retention obligations. You consent to our retention of your data for as long as permissible under applicable law – up to one year after you close your account or otherwise withdraw your consent to us retaining your data.

CPA Global retains Customer Data according to the timeframes set forth in the relevant agreement with its Customers.

Security

The security of Customer Data, including personal data, is very important to CPA Global. CPA Global maintains a comprehensive, written information security program that contains industry standard, administrative, technical, and physical safeguards designed to prevent unauthorized access to Customer Data. Where possible, CPA Global designs its applications to allow Customers to achieve differentiated configurations, enforce user access controls, and manage data categories that may be populated and/or made accessible on a country-by-country basis.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change or update this Privacy Policy at any time. Changes to the Privacy Policy will be posted on this website and links to the Privacy Policy will indicate that the policy has been changed or updated. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Policy for any changes. For new Customers, changes or updates are effective upon posting. For existing Customers, changes or updates are effective 30 days after posting.

Compliance

If you have any questions or concerns about how we process your personal data, please contact us at data.privacy@clarivate.com