Technology and Intellectual Property Law

Wilftek Privacy Statement

Welcome to Wilftek. Formally, we are Wilftek LLC (“Wilftek”, “we”, “us” and “our”). Among other things, we practice technology and intellectual property law. We represent start-ups, small companies, emerging growth businesses, mid-market companies, Fortune 500 companies and global enterprises. As part of this effort, we provide our services online, including via the website at https://wilftek.com (the “Wilftek Site”), as well as our occasional newsletter (collectively, the “Services”).

Each person or entity who uses our Services is referred to as a “user” or “you” or “your”. This Privacy Statement and our Terms of Service (“Terms”)  apply to each user.

This document is our statement of our privacy practices (“Privacy Statement”). Among other things, it explains how we and some of the companies we work with collect, use, share and protect the information you provide to us (“your Content” or “User Content”). The User Content may include any personally-identifiable information, including without limitation name, address, telephone numbers, electronic mail and postal addresses, and other sensitive information that identifies or is uniquely associated with an individual (collectively, “Personal Data”). This Privacy Statement also discusses your choices about the collection, storage and use of your Personal Data.

Any Content that is not Personal Data is referred to as “Non-Personal Data.” Non-Personal Data may include without limitation information about how users use the Services, what Services users select, how users respond to service offerings, how users share information with others, what users say they like and dislike, all of which we aggregate into larger data sets that do not identify individuals (collectively, “Behavioral Data” which is a type of Non-Personal Data).

Among other services, Wilftek may connect users with other users. Please note that this Privacy Statement does not apply to any other websites, mobile applications, or businesses. This Privacy Statement applies to any Personal Data and other Content we collect or process via any means, including via our Services; although the focus of this Privacy Statement is on Content we collect via our Services.

By using our Services, you consent to the collection, transfer, analysis, transformation, storage, disclosure and other uses of your Content, including your Personal Data, as described in this Privacy Statement.

For the purpose of any privacy laws which use the terms “controller” and “processor” with regard to Personal Data, Wilftek is the “Data Controller”, meaning that Wilftek is the legal person which alone or jointly with others determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data. Our service providers and contractors who process Personal Data are each the “Data Processor,” meaning that they process Personal Data at our direction.

1. Information We Collect

As noted above, we collect Content from you while providing the Services. Some of the Content is Personal Data that we may use to contact you, and which is necessary to provide the Services. Other Content we collect from you includes Behavioral Data and other Non-Personal Data that we aggregate, share, and use to improve our Services, and the services of others.

We collect many different types of information from you, both directly and indirectly.

Information you provide us directly

We may collect the following information from you.

Information we gather from your use of our Services

We collect the following information from your use of our Services.

2. How We Store Your Information

We currently provide the Services from within the United States, and we store all User Content, including Personal Data, that we currently collect and retain on servers inside the United States.

Certain types of User Content you submit to us might reveal your gender, ethnic origin, nationality, age, religion, sexual orientation, or other Personal Data about you or others.

By using our Services, or by submitting your personal information to us, you consent to the collection, storage, processing and onward transfer of your personal information as stated in the current version of this Privacy Statement and the current version of our other online documents, including the Terms of Service.

3. How We Use Your Information

We share and use your Personal Data in the following circumstances. Unless specifically stated below, these do not include the use of Biometric Information:

4. Security of Your Personal Data 

When we or our Partners store, transmit, or protect your Biometric Data:

5. Your Right to Review, Request Changes, and Disclose Personal Data

Where required by applicable laws and regulations, each user may inspect and receive a copy of his or her Personal Data as stored in the Services. In rare circumstances, we may deny a request, and we may provide you with an explanation. If we deny your request, you may request a review by another professional, who will be chosen by Wilftek, and we will comply with the outcome of the review.

Subject to applicable laws and regulations, the Personal Data you provide to us remains completely under your control. If you believe the Personal Data we have is incorrect or incomplete, you may in writing request an amendment to your Personal Data. We will approve or deny each request, and notify you of our decision. If approved, we will amend the Personal Data. We will also make a reasonable effort to notify people to whom the Personal Data was released. In the case of a denial, we will provide the reason for the denial and instructions on how to appeal.

Any information or User Content that you voluntarily disclose for use of the Services, such as your Personal Data or other User Content, may become available to the public if you release it to other users or to the general public. Once you have shared your Personal Data or your User Content with other people, or otherwise made it public, that Personal Data and your User Content may be re-shared by others.

6. Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may modify our Privacy Statement from time to time on prior written notice sent to the email address we have for you, or ten (10) calendar days after posting on the Services, whichever occurs first. If you choose not to be subject to a revised version of this Privacy Statement, then you may terminate your use of our Services.

7. Different Locations, Different Laws

The laws and regulations that address privacy rights and responsibilities (collectively, “Laws”) are different from one to another. Indeed, some of the Laws do or do not apply depending on different factors, including:

Several of the Laws that concern users and Wilftek are discussed in this Section, but these are not all of the Laws that may apply. In addition, if there is any conflict or ambiguity between the statements made in this Privacy Statement and an applicable Law, then the Law will control.

All Personal Data and other data provided by users will be stored in the United States under United States law.  Accordingly, United States law will apply to all users.  All users consent to the application of the law of the United States in connection with the Services.

Several of the federal Laws in the United States may apply to the Personal Data collected by us. Congress has passed several federal information privacy and security laws, while each state in the United States has passed and enforces information privacy and security laws that apply to data subjects, data, and businesses resident in that state.

Currently, all Personal Data of Wilftek users is stored on servers and other machines physically located within the United States. From time to time, Personal Data may be moved between servers in the same location or may be moved to a different location. When we receive a verified request by a user, we will provide the user with information required by applicable laws regarding the location and storage of their Personal Data.

Currently, COPPA does not apply to the Services. Each user must be 18 years of age or older. As noted in this Privacy Statement, if we learn any user is under the age of 18 (“Minor User”), or if any parent or guardian contacts us, we will delete all information provided by the individual from our Services.  Moreover, users of the Services are responsible and liable for compliance under COPPA and are prohibited from collecting, using, and/or disclosing personal information from and about children in connection with the use of the Services, or assisting any third party in doing so.

If you are the parent or guardian of a Minor User, and you become aware that your Minor User has provided us with Personal Data or User Content, please contact us at admin@wilftek.com and we will delete the information or User Content.

This section supplements the information contained elsewhere in our Privacy Statement and applies to all visitors, users, and others (“consumers” or “you”). This notice of privacy rights has been adopted in order to comply with United States state and federal laws, and any terms defined in such laws have the same meaning when used in this notice.

California residents: Please see our document titled Your California Privacy Rights for additional rights which may apply to you.

Under several state privacy and data protection laws (for example, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Utah, and Virginia), residents of those states may have one or more of the following rights and may exercise these rights free of charge. Since these state laws are generally modeled on the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), the following list mirrors the GDPR section below:

You may also have the right to claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.

Under state laws, you may have the right to opt-out of our processing Sensitive Personal Data, or the right to prevent our processing your Sensitive Personal Data without your affirmative consent. “Sensitive Personal Data” is defined differently by each state, but generally includes Personal Data relating to one or more of the following categories:

If you are covered by the European Union’s GDPR or by the United Kingdom Data Protection Act 2018 (“UKDPA”), you may have a number of important rights. In summary, those include:

You may also have the right to claim compensation for damages caused by our breach of any data protection laws.

For further information on each of those rights, including the circumstances in which they apply, see the Guidance from the UK Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) on individuals’ rights under the General Data Protection Regulation, available at: https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/.

If you would like to exercise any of those rights, please:

If you make requests which are manifestly unfounded or excessive, we may charge a reasonable fee based on administrative costs, or may refuse to act on the request.

The General Data Protection Regulation also gives you right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, in the European Union (or European Economic Area) state where you work, normally live, or where any alleged infringement of data protection laws occurred. The EU maintains a website which you may use to locate your supervisory authority, at https://edpb.europa.eu/about-edpb/about-edpb/members_en.

The Services are operated in the United States and third parties with whom we might share your personal information as explained above are located in the United States. If you are located in the European Economic Area (“EEA”) or elsewhere outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide will be transferred to the United States. By using the Services, participating in any of its services or providing your information, you consent to this transfer.

The United States and many other countries do not have the same data protection laws as the United Kingdom and EEA. While the European Commission has not given a formal decision that such countries provide an adequate level of data protection similar to those which apply in the United Kingdom and EEA, if you live in the EEA or the United Kingdom, any transfer of your personal information will be subject to the derogation in Article 49 permitting non-repetitive transfers that concern only a limited number of data subjects, as permitted by Article 49 of the GDPR that is designed to help safeguard your privacy rights and give you remedies in the unlikely event of a misuse of your Personal Data.

If you would like further information, see “Contact Us” below.

8. Use of Email Addresses and Other Contact Information

We collect the email addresses of those who voluntarily provide them to us. You may receive subscription, editorial and other messages from the Services or from us. If you do not want to receive email from us in the future, please let us know at [email protected].

9. How to Exercise Your Rights

If you would like to exercise any of your rights as described in this Privacy Statement, please:

10. Verifying Your Identity

If you choose to contact us directly, you will need to provide us with:

We are not obligated to make a data access or data portability disclosure if we cannot verify that the person making the request is the person about whom we collected information, or is someone authorized to act on such person’s behalf.

Any Personal Data we collect from you to verify your identity in connection with your request will be used solely for the purposes of verification.

11. Contact Us

If you have questions or concerns about this Privacy Statement, please contact us online at [email protected], or by postal mail addressed to:

Attn: Privacy, Wilftek LLC, PO Box 465, Ardmore, PA 19003, USA.

12. Revision Date and History

This Privacy Statement was last revised: March 27, 2023.

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