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PressEngine Limited operates PressEngine is a marketing tool designed to allow intellectual property owners to better target the right people to send information to. It is designed to ensure all contacts within its database are contacted only for the types of products they want to hear about and not ‘spammed’ with messages. It operates a number of market analysis tools, including email distribution, IP product distribution, event management solutions and report generation.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains the basis of how we will process any personal information we collect, or that you may provide to us, through our website, (the “Website”). Where we decide the purpose or means for which Personal Data you supply through the Website is processed, then we are the “data controller” for the purposes of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.

Please read this privacy policy carefully as it contains important information about the following:

What information we may collect about you when you use the Website;
How we will use information we collect about you;
Whether we will disclose your details to anyone else; and
Your choices and rights regarding the personal information you have provided to us.

The Website may contain hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties. These third-party websites may have their own privacy policies and we recommend you review them. We do not accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy practices of such third parties and your use of them is at your own risk.

We may make changes to this privacy policy in future, which will be posted on this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure you are aware of any changes. Where appropriate we may notify you of changes on the Website.

We collect and process the following information which may include your Personal Data.

Information provided by you when using the Website
You may give us information about you by filling in forms when signing up to newsletters, registering for our press list, requesting IP product or contacting us with inquiries. Such information may include:

Identity data: including your name, country, publication and e-mail address.

Your inquiry. If you contact us about the Website or any information that we provide through the Website, we may keep the content of such enquiry. You are under no obligation to provide us with any details, but if you do not provide all relevant information, we may not be able to help.

Sensitive Personal Data. We may also obtain sensitive personal data about you if you voluntarily supply it through the Website. For example, when you communicate with us via the contact page on the Website and/or contact us by email at If you provide us with any sensitive personal data by any means, then we will treat that data with extra care and confidentiality in accordance with this privacy policy.


To provide the Website to you
We may use and retain the personal data you provide to us when using the Website, to pursue our legitimate interest of providing our Website to you, such as:

  • responding to your inquiries.
  • analysing and improving the Website; and
  • providing you with information and updates about PressEngine, the Website and the work that we do.

If you ask to be added to our mailing list, we will keep you updated with news by email unless you would like to be removed from that list (in which case please let us know by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of any marketing email that you receive. You are able to unsubscribe from individual products and the website in general).

In line with the legitimate interest we have in promoting IP, we will use any email address that you give to us via our Website to provide you with this information.

There may also be circumstances where we will ask you for your explicit consent in respect of our use of your data in which case you will be notified at the time and can withdraw your consent at any time.

Prevention of Harassment, Fraud and other Unacceptable Activity
We may process your information for the legitimate interests of ensuring that use of our Website is in line with our terms of use, is lawful and non-fraudulent, does not disrupt the operation of our Website, does not harass our staff or other individuals, and to enforce our legal rights and comply with our legal obligations, including compliance with anti-money laundering regulations (if and where applicable).

Where we suspect that you have breached our Website terms of use or have harassed our staff or other individuals, we may investigate and keep a record of such investigation and its conclusion. Where such investigation concludes that a user should be blocked from contacting use through our Website or by email, we will keep details of such user to ensure that it such block can be enforced.

We process information for the legitimate interest of complying with the Information Commissioner’s Office and GDPR requirements by retaining records of individuals.

Where we reasonably believe that you are or may be in breach of any of the applicable laws, we may use your personal information to inform relevant third parties such as your email/internet provider or law enforcement agencies about the content.

You have the following rights over the way we process personal data relating to you. We aim to comply without undue delay in response to any requests by you:

For a copy of data we are processing about you and have inaccuracies corrected;
To ask us to restrict, stop processing or to delete your personal data;
To make a complaint to a data protection regulator. Please send your requests to

We may disclose your information to the extent that we are required to do so by law (which may include to government bodies and law enforcement agencies); in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings; and in order to establish, exercise or defend our legal rights (including providing information to others for the purposes of fraud prevention).

We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant purpose and to maintain business records for tax, legal and regulatory reasons, or as otherwise described in this privacy policy.

To determine the appropriate retention period for personal data, we consider the amount, nature, and sensitivity of the personal data, the potential risk of harm from unauthorized use or disclosure of your personal data, the purposes for which we process your personal data and whether we can achieve those purposes through other means, and the applicable legal requirements.

Where we have blocked an individual from contacting us due to their breach of our Website terms of use, we keep information to enforce the same. This information is held by us indefinitely, consistent with our legitimate interest and reviewed periodically.

In some circumstances we may anonymise your personal data (so that it can no longer be associated with you) for research or statistical purposes in which case we may use this information indefinitely without further notice to you.

We will take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss misuse or alteration of your personal information.
Please be aware that, although we endeavour to provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.

Where we transfer your data outside of the EEA in respect of the transfer to the above affiliates, we have agreements in place with those parties which include standard data protection clauses adopted by a data protection regulator and approved by the European Commission to ensure that appropriate safeguards are in place to protect your Personal Data. If you would like to find out more about these safeguards, please let us know by writing to

We will notify you of any changes to this privacy policy by providing notice on the Website or, if you have provided us with an email address, then we may provide you of notice of such updates by email.