Privacy Policy

BATTLE1 is committed to protecting the confidentiality and privacy of information entrusted to it. We understand that protecting your personal information provided online involves a great deal of trust on your part and this trust is very important to us.  As part of this fundamental obligation, Battle For Trademarks is committed to the appropriate protection and use of personal information (sometimes referred to as “personally identifiable information” or hereafter referred to as “PII”) that has been collected through its web sites.

Generally, our intent is to collect only the personal information that is provided voluntarily by visitors to our web sites so that we can offer information and/or services to those individuals or offer information about employment opportunities. Please review this Online Privacy Statement (“Online Privacy Statement” or “Privacy Statement”) to learn more about how we collect, use, share and protect the PII that we have obtained.

What personal data is collected?

 In order to provide our services to you we need to process certain personal data in relation to you, which includes:-

Biographical data – we collect the following biographical data: name, address, phone number, email address, website address, applicant name, applicant address.

Payment data – we collect data for invoicing, charging or payments purposes.

Trade mark data – we collect data relating to your trade mark, brand name, territory, classification specifications.  These are used to prepare applications which are submitted for trade mark registration applications, oppositions, or co-existence agreements.

Interactions with us – if you interact with us we may record details of those interactions (correspondence, email correspondence, trade mark information).

Online services – when you interact with us online (by computer, smartphone or otherwise), you may provide personal data to us, which you will be aware of when using the service or for which you give consent.

By providing any personal data you explicitly agree that we may use it to perform business services or activities in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Where does BATTLE collect data from

Enquiries – potential customers make enquiries about our services and charges. In order to respond to these queries an enquirer gives us some basic details such as their name, address, phone number, email, and some information about their trade marks.

Online Services –When a customer accesses our website, we collect the information which you provide to us online. We also automatically collect certain data in relation to your use of our services such as the pages visited, and date of access.

Customers – if you become a customers, you may provide us with certain details such as your name, address contact details, capacity or position, so that we can properly correspond with you and process your trade mark requirements.  Details may be provided electronically.

Other sources – we may receive your personal data from your business’s website or from publicly available sources such as the Companies Registration Office to verify your corporate status or address.

Trademark Registration

The process of registering trademarks involves official publication of certain information relating to the trademark for the territories where the trademark rights are to apply.  Such publicly available information relating to the trademarks of customers and/or others shall not be deemed to be private. Such information may be subject to the privacy policies of third parties, and/or legal requirements of such parties, over which we do not have control.  For example, official trademark bodies, owned by state, regional or international organizations maintain public records of trademark rights – and cannot be erased.  Such information is also accessible to others.

Why do we process personal data

We process your personal data to provide you with our services and to assist us in the operation of our business.

The primary bases that we use are (a) processing necessary for our work for you, (b) processing necessary for us to pursue our legitimate business interests, (c) processing where we have your consent, and (d) processing that is required under applicable law.

Here are further details of our processing of your personal data below, together with the basis for that processing:

Administering your trade marks – We process your personal data in order to administer your trade marks.  This includes processing your personal data to make and receive communications with trade mark regulatory bodies, and to maintain our records of the trade mark applications and registrations which you may hold.  Where we process your personal data in order to administer your trade marks this will be on the basis that it is necessary in order for the performance of our engagement with you.

Providing you with services — We may provide information, advice and consultancy services to our customers and potential customers by means of email, post or text, or personal meetings.

Collection and use of PII

We obtain personal information about you if you choose to provide it — for example, to contact mailboxes or to register for certain services. In some cases, you may have previously provided your PII to Battle For Trademarks (if, for example, you are a former employee). By registering and/or submitting personal information on our web sites, you are also agreeing to the use of this information in accordance with this Privacy Statement. Your personal information is not used for other purposes, unless we obtain your permission, or unless otherwise required or permitted by law or professional standards. For example, if you send us an email message requesting information about Battle For Trademarks, we will use your email address and other information you supply to respond to your request. If you send us a resume or curriculum vitae (CV) to apply online for a position with Battle For Trademarks, we will use the information that you provide to match you with available Battle For Trademarks job opportunities.

Battle For Trademarks generally collects only the personal information necessary to fulfill the visitor’s request. Where additional, optional information is sought, you will be notified of this at the point of collection.

Battle For Trademarks only collects “sensitive” personal information when the relevant individuals voluntarily provide us with this information or where such information is required or permitted to be collected by law or professional standards. Sensitive information includes personal information regarding a person’s race, ethnicity, political beliefs, trade union membership, religious or similar beliefs, physical or mental health, sexual life or criminal record. Please use your discretion when providing sensitive information to Battle For Trademarks, and under any circumstances, do not provide sensitive information to Battle For Trademarks, unless you thereby consent to Battle For Trademarks’s use of that information for its legitimate business purposes and consent to the transfer and storage of such information to and in Battle For Trademarks databases. If you have any questions about whether the provision of sensitive information to Battle For Trademarks is, or may be, necessary or appropriate for particular purposes, please contact Battle For Trademarks at the address indicated below.

Automatic collection of PII

In some instances, Battle For Trademarks automatically collects certain types of information when you visit our web sites and through emails that we may exchange. Automated technologies may include the use of web server logs to collect IP addresses, “cookies”, and web beacons. The collection of this information will allow us to better understand and improve the performance, usability and effectiveness of Battle For Trademarks web sites and to measure effectiveness of our marketing activities.

IP addresses

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer whenever you access the internet. It allows computers and servers to recognize and communicate with one another. IP addresses from which visitors appear to originate may be recorded for IT security and system diagnostic purposes. This information may also be used in aggregate form to conduct web site trend and performance analysis.

Cookies

A “cookie” is a small piece of text that a Web site places in the cookie file of your browser and that allows the site to remember who you are. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Battle For Trademarks only uses cookies in accordance with applicable laws.

Cookies by themselves do not tell us your email address or otherwise identify you personally. If you visit a Battle For Trademarks web site, we use cookies to compile aggregate statistics to help us determine what areas of the site visitors prefer.

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select "Remember Me", your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

If you subsequently register with a Battle For Trademarks web site, this information may be linked to a cookie in order to enhance and personalize your online experience (e.g., by welcoming you back when you return or providing you access to your registration information).

You have the choice of deciding whether to accept cookies or not. You can set your browser to notify you when you receive a cookie or to reject cookies. However, please be aware that if you do not accept cookies, you may not be able to fully experience some of our Web site features.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Web Beacons

A web beacon is a small image file on a web page that can be used to collect certain information from your computer, such as an IP address, the time the content was viewed, a browser type, and the existence of cookies previously set by the same server. Battle For Trademarks only uses web beacons in accordance with applicable laws.

Battle For Trademarks or its service providers may use web beacons to track the effectiveness of third party web sites that provide us with recruiting or marketing services or to gather aggregate visitor statistics and manage cookies.

You have the option to render some web beacons unusable by rejecting their associated cookies. The web beacon may still record an anonymous visit from your IP address but cookie information will not be recorded.

In some of our newsletters and other communications, we may confirm a recipient’s email address through embedded links within the messages. We collect this information to gauge user interest and to enhance future user experiences.

Who do we share your personal data with?

Official trade mark regulatory authorities – we provide official trade mark regulatory authorities with information concerning applications to register trade marks, trade mark registrations, renewals, oppositions and agreements.  Regulatory bodies can publish data concerning such matters, including the owner’s name and address to verify your trade mark rights. Such data cannot be erased.

Service providers – we rely on trusted third parties to help us run our business. These can include companies that run IT services (website hosting), accountants, legal advisors and consultants.

Other parties – we may share your personal data with other parties in order to confirm your rights, to negotiate on your behalf, as well as for other regulatory reasons.

Sharing and Transfer of PII

We do not share personal information with unaffiliated third parties, except as necessary for our legitimate professional and business needs, to carry out your requests, and/or as required or permitted by law or professional standards.

In some instances, Battle For Trademarks may also share PII about you with various outside companies or service providers or vendors working on our behalf to help fullfil your requests.

In addition, Battle For Trademarks may transfer certain PII across geographical borders to other Battle For Trademarks divisions or outside companies working with us or on our behalf. Battle For Trademarks may also store PII in a jurisdiction other than where you are based. By providing PII on Battle For Trademarks’s web sites, visitors are consenting to this transfer and/or storage of their data across borders.

Battle For Trademarks may also disclose PII in connection with the sale, assignment, or other transfer of the business of the site to which the data relates, in order to respond to requests of government or law enforcement agencies or where this is required by applicable laws, court orders, or government regulations. These disclosures may also be needed for data privacy or security audits and/or to investigate or respond to a complaint or security threat.

Battle For Trademarks does not sell PII to any third parties. Also, Battle For Trademarks will not transfer the PII you provide to any third parties for their own direct marketing use.

Children

Battle For Trademarks understands the importance of protecting children’s privacy, especially in an online environment. In particular, our sites are not intentionally designed for or directed at children under the age of 13. It is our policy never to knowingly collect or maintain information about anyone under the age of 13, except as part of an engagement to provide professional services.

Choices

You have several choices regarding your use of our sites. In general, you are not required to submit any PII when you visit our web sites, but Battle For Trademarks may require you to provide certain PII in order for you to receive additional information about our services and events. Certain web sites may also ask for your permission for certain uses of your PII, and you can agree to or decline those uses. If you opt-in for particular services or communications, such as an e-newsletter, you will be able to unsubscribe at any time by following the instructions included in each communication. If you decide to unsubscribe from a service or communication, we will try to remove your information promptly, although we may require additional information before we can process your request.

As described above, if you wish to prevent cookies from tracking you as you navigate our sites, you can reset your browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. Note, however, that some portions of our sites may not work properly if you elect to refuse cookies.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, acceptable to us, the comment may be displayed indefinitely.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their contact profile. Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Because trademark rights can last indefinitely, information pertaining to such rights may be retained indefinitely.

What rights you have over your data

You can request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Access

If you have submitted personal information to Battle For Trademarks, under most circumstances you have the right to reasonable access to that data to correct any inaccuracies. You can also make a request to update or remove information we hold about you by contacting us by phone, and, where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it, we will make reasonable and practical efforts to comply with your request, so long as it is consistent with applicable law and professional standards.   During the course of our work, we may collect information from you and will return any original certificates of registration to you following trademark registration.  Whilst certain documents may legally belong to you, we intend to destroy correspondence and any other papers that we store which are more than seven years old, other than documents we consider to be of continuing significance.  Documents may be destroyed within a month, where we have a facsimile. If you require retention of any document, you must notify us of that fact in writing.   We may charge a fee if your request for access relates to records held by third parties, or is clearly unfounded or excessive.  We may refer you to third parties directly, where relevant.  Alternatively, we may refuse to comply with the request in appropriate circumstances.

Data Security and Integrity

Battle For Trademarks has reasonable security policies and procedures in place to protect personal information from unauthorized loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. Despite Battle For Trademarks’s best efforts, however, security cannot be absolutely guaranteed against all threats. To the best of our ability, access to your personal information is limited to those who have a need to know. Those individuals who have access to the data are required to maintain the confidentiality of such information. We also make reasonable efforts to retain personal information only for so long as the information is necessary to comply with an individual’s request, a trademark right, or until that person asks that the information be deleted.  However, trademark organisations may maintain records of owner’s and trademark details forever, and,  in the nature of official public records or information, you should understand that you would not hold a right to erasure.

Links to Other Sites

Please be aware that Battle For Trademarks web sites may contain links to other sites, including sites maintained by other Battle For Trademarks divisions that are not governed by this Privacy Statement but by other privacy statements that may differ somewhat. We encourage users to review the privacy policy of each Web site visited before disclosing any personal information.

Changes to this Policy

Battle For Trademarks may modify this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect our current privacy practices. We encourage you to periodically review this Privacy Statement to be informed about how Battle For Trademarks is protecting your information.

Policy Questions and Enforcement

Battle For Trademarks is committed to protecting the online privacy of your personal information. If you have questions or comments about our administration of your personally identifiable information, please contact us by phone. You may also communicate any concerns you may have regarding compliance with our Online Privacy Statement.

1Throughout this web site, “Battle”, “Battle For Trademarks,” “we,” “our,” and “us” refers to Battle For Trademarks Ltd.(“BATTLE”), an Irish incorporated company.

 

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