Privacy Policy

The Intellectual Property & Technology Journal is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This document (“Privacy Policy”) explains our policy regarding any information you might provide us when you visit our website at www.iptjournal.com (“Website”) or via another route, such as by engaging with our social media sites, including without limitation Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn. Our goal is to protect your information.

Our Website contain links to other websites, which are provided for your convenience. We are only responsible for the privacy practices and security of our Website. We recommend that you check the privacy and security policies and procedures of each and every other website that you visit.

WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?

The information we collect falls into the following categories (together, the “Information”):

(a) Personal information – we may collect information from you when you fill in an online registration form for any of the services available on our Website, (e.g., registration, subscription, surveys etc.). We may also collect information you give us over the telephone or in written or other communications. The type of information we will collect includes, for example, your name, e-mail address, nationality, occupation, employer, telephone numbers, gender, preferences or any other information you provide us (“Personal Information“), which we use in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

(b) Website use information – the Website and our social media sites utilize standard technology called “cookies” or similar technologies, along with web beacons and server logs, to collect information about how the Website and social media sites are used, and information about users.

When you engage in certain activities on the Website or engage with us through another route, for example by registering with or subscribing to the Website, or taking part in a survey, we may ask you to provide certain information about yourself by filling out and submitting a form. It is completely up to you whether you engage in these activities. If you choose to engage in these activities, however, we may require you to provide us with Information. We may supplement the Information that you provide with other information that we obtain from our dealings with you or which we receive from other organizations, for example, our social media partners.

DO WE USE COOKIES?

Yes. For more information on the cookies and similar technologies that we use and their purpose, please see our Cookie Policy.

CONSENT

By using the Website, or by engaging with us via another route, you indicate your consent to us collecting and using your Information (that you provide to us when interacting with us) in accordance with the terms of this Privacy Policy, unless you expressly state that such consent is not given.

If you do not agree to these terms, please do not use the Website or provide your Information to us via any other method.

SECURITY

We take the security of your Information seriously.

We have a committed security policy. We implement a number of security measures to ensure the safety of any Information in our possession or control. The Information is contained on a secure server, which is accessible only by a limited number of employees who have limited access rights to such information.

When you submit your credit card details, our payment gateway partners use industry standard Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) encryption technology to guard your Information. In addition, we have security procedures in place to protect our customer database from loss and misuse, and only allow access to it when absolutely necessary, and then under strict guidelines as to what use may be made of the Information contained within it.

HOW WILL WE USE YOUR INFORMATION?

We collect your Information to record and support your participation in the activities you select. We may use Information:

  • to make this Website available to you and to provide you with content that is tailored to your individual tastes;
  • to provide you with services that you request and obtain your feedback on such services;
  • as part of our effort to keep you informed via mail, e-mail, phone or fax about updates to our Website, special offers, and other products and services we offer;
  • for record keeping purposes;
  • to improve the quality of our service;
  • for market research;
  • to measure and improve activity on the Website;
  • in connection with targeting/advertising activities; and
  • to understand your preferences so that we can improve the products or services we offer.

DISCLOSURE OF YOUR INFORMATION

By using the Website, you agree that we may disclose your Personal Information to our holding companies, subsidiaries or associated companies in which we have an interest.

We will not disclose, sell or rent your Personal Information to any third party unless you have specifically consented to this. If you do consent but later change your mind, you may contact us using the link below and we will cease any such activity.

However, if a third party acquires all (or substantially all) of our business and/or assets, we may disclose your Personal Information to that third party in connection with the acquisition. We may also disclose your Personal Information where we are required to do so by applicable law, by a governmental body or by a law enforcement agency.

In addition to the information we collect as described above, we use technology to collect anonymous information about the use of our Website. For example, we use technology to track which pages of our Website our visitors view. We also use technology to determine which Web browsers our visitors use. This technology does not identify you personally, it simply enables us to compile statistics about our visitors and their use of our Website.

UPDATING AND CORRECTING INFORMATION

You may correct the Personal Information we hold about you by changing your profile preferences online or by contacting us (see contact details below). Please include your name, address, and/or e-mail address when you contact us. We would encourage you to update your Personal Information promptly if it changes.

YOUR RIGHTS TO ACCESS YOUR INFORMATION

You have the right to see details of the Personal Information that we hold about you. We may charge a small fee towards the cost of administering any request you make. The current fee is RM50.00.

You may ask us to make any necessary changes to your Personal Information to ensure it is accurate and up-to-date.

PERSONAL INFORMATION FROM MINORS

We do not and will not knowingly collect Personal Information from any unsupervised child under the age of 18. If you are under the age of 18, you may not use this Website unless you have the consent of, and are supervised by, a parent or guardian.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

We aim to meet high standards and our policies and procedures are, therefore, constantly under review. From time to time we may change our security and privacy policies. Accordingly we recommend that you check this page periodically, or request a copy of the current Privacy Policy from us, in order to keep up to date.

We retain the right to modify, update or amend the terms of this Privacy Policy at any time by placing the updated Privacy Policy on the Website at the following link: http://www.iptjournal.com/privacy-policy and/or updating the Privacy Policy modification date below. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your agreement to all such changes.

CONTACTING US

If you would like any further information or have any comments about our use of your Information, our Privacy Policy or any aspect of the Website or our service, please do not hesitate to contact us.

This Privacy Policy was last modified on 3 July 2017.