Privacy Policy

Last updated: Mar. 12, 2014

Welcome to atmac.ca.

This Website is owned and operated by ATMAC Patent Services Ltd., a company registered in and operated from the province of Alberta, Canada.

For the purposes of the Privacy Policy, the term “this Website” means all web pages under the atmac.ca domain but does not include any third-party web pages under other domains that may be linked to from atmac.ca.

The Privacy Policy described herein explains how ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. will utilize and disclose your personal information.

Personal Information

Personal information is information that either directly identifies you or that could be utilized to determine or otherwise deduce your identify.

Why ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. Collects Personal Information

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. is a registered patent agent in Canada and represents applicants before the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO) in the prosecution of Canadian patent applications. In order to perform these tasks, ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. needs to collect personal information from you and, in certain situations, to disclose your personal information to third parties such as the Canadian Intellectual Property Office (CIPO).

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. also collects and uses your personal information in order to:

Personal Information that is collected

When you become a client of ATMAC Patent Services Ltd., you will generally need to provide the following personal information:

Depending on the work that you wish to engage ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. to perform, you may also need to provide the following personal information:

Personal information stored on a third party backup server

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. periodically archives client files including personal information within encrypted backup files stored in a private user account on a third party backup server. The purpose of these backups is to archive client files in the event that local files stored on premise are destroyed or accidentally erased. By sending personal information to ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. you agree to have your personal information and files stored within encrypted backup files on a third party backup server for this purpose.

Personal information stored on a third party website provider

If you register as a user on this Website then any personal information that you choose to include within your account and any personal information that ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. adds to your account will be stored on a web server of a third party website service provider. PDF copies of your outstanding invoices from ATMAC Patent Services, your payment history, and account balance will also be stored on the web server of this third party website service provider for you to access within your account.

Your personal information will only be stored on the web server for this Website if you first choose to register a user account on this Website. If you do not wish to have any personal information stored on the web server for this Website, do not register a user account on this Website. Registration of a user account on this Website is not a requirement to use the services of ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. By registering an account on this Website, you are consenting to your personal information being stored on the web server providing this Website at a third party website service provider.

Personal information stored on a third party email server

If you send email to any email address at the domain atmac.ca then any personal information that you choose to include within your email and any personal information that ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. includes in responses sent back to you will be stored within a private email account on a server of a third party email service provider utilized by ATMAC Patent Services Ltd.

Your personal information will only be stored within the email account on the third party server if you first choose to send email to an address ending in atmac.ca. If you do not wish to have any personal information stored within the email account on the third party server, do not send email to any address ending in atmac.ca. Using email to communicate is not a requirement to use the services of ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. By sending email to an @atmac.ca address, you are consenting to your private information being stored within an email account on a third party website service provider.

Disclosure of your personal information

ATMAC Patent Service Ltd. will not disclose any of your personal information unless:

Accuracy of and access to your personal information

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. aims to keep only accurate personal information about you. If you would like to review or change the personal information about you that is stored by ATMAC Patent Services Ltd., please make a request via any of the contact details for ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. as set forth below.

Security of your personal information

ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. has implemented technology and policies with the objective of protecting your privacy from unauthorized access and improper use and will update these measures as new technology becomes available, as appropriate.

Cookies

This Website attempts to store some information (commonly known as "cookies") on your computer when you view a web page. The Website is then able to read these cookies when you revisit the Website. In addition to collecting non-personal information, the Website also uses cookies to personalize your experience; for example, if you login to the Website as a registered user and choose to activate the “remember me” functionality, the Website attempts to store a key within a cookie on your computer and this key is automatically utilized by the Website to log you in to your account the next time you access this Website. When you actively logout of this Website by clicking a “Logout” button this cookie is cleared.

You can erase or block cookie information by changing the privacy settings of the web browser running on your computer. If you do erase or block this information you may not be able to utilize some features of the Website such as login and account functionality.

Collection of non-personal information

This Website automatically collects non-personal information as the Website is utilized. The types of non-personal information the Website collects is specific to your computer and usage of the website, and includes the IP address of your computer, the date and time your computer first visited the Website, what web browser you used and what its user agent string was, what parts of this Website were looked at, whether the web pages requested were linked from other external web sites, and whether any Website errors were encountered as a result of your actions. This information is anonymous; it represents a computer rather than a person. ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. may also aggregate details which you have provided (for example, the country where you live or the language you have selected to view the website). You cannot be identified from non-personal information collected by this website. ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. retains the right to use non-personal information in any way that it reasonably determines is appropriate.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

From time to time ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. may make changes to this Privacy Policy. Please check the Privacy Policy at the URL of atmac.ca/privacy on a regular basis to check whether any changes have been made.

Acceptance

By accessing this Website or by engaging ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. you accept all the terms and conditions of this Privacy Policy. In particular, by providing your personal information to ATMAC Patent Services Ltd., you will be deemed to have given your permission for use and disclosures as referred to herein.

Questions?

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy, please contact ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. at info@atmac.ca. Other methods to contact ATMAC Patent Services Ltd. are provided at the URL of atmac.ca/contact.