Updated 03-17-14

Where personal information is required to use or interact with the TechPats website and newsletter, it is our policy that this information – such as your name, postal or email address, or telephone number – is private and confidential. The personal information you provide to TechPats is stored in a secure location, accessible only by appropriate staff, and is used only for the purposes for which you provided it, such as to reply to a question or to send requested materials. We never provide members’ email addresses for third-party usage.

Personal information collected as a function of the TechPats website and newsletter will not be released to third parties except to further the purpose for which you provided it, or if such release is required by law.

The TechPats website requires individuals to provide personally identifiable information in order to use certain features and functions. By providing such information, you consent to our collection and use of it, as described in this Privacy Policy.

We may use your contact information to get in touch with you regarding the status of your registration. You may also be contacted by TechPats or our agents regarding additional services and features, or we may request your feedback about your experience with TechPats. If you prefer that we not use your contact information as described in this paragraph, please send an email with the subject line “Unsubscribe” to

Our website does not track, collect or distribute personal information about visitors. We regularly compile aggregate statistics that show the number of visitors to our site, the requests we receive for particular information on the site and the Internet service providers that those requests come from. These aggregated statistics are used by internal TechPats technical support staff to improve the website in an ongoing effort to provide better information and services to the public.

The TechPats website and newsletter may provide you with links to other websites, although we do not necessarily advise that you are linking to another website. These links are provided solely for convenience and reference, and are not intended to state or imply that TechPats sponsors or is associated with the respective websites or their owners. In the event that you choose to access such websites, TechPats is not responsible for any actions or policies of those sites. In addition, please note that the third party’s privacy policy and security practices may differ from TechPats’ standards. TechPats neither assumes responsibility for, nor does it control, endorse or guarantee any aspect of your use of the linked site. We recommend that you check the privacy policy of such a party before providing personally identifiable information.

The materials in the TechPats newsletter and website are provided for informational purposes only, and do not constitute legal or financial advice. The information expressed is subject to change at any time and should be checked for completeness, accuracy and current applicability. For advice, consult a suitably licensed attorney or patent agent.

TechPats reserves the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy at any time and for any reason without prior notice. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of our policies. We may also contact you by email with changes.