Privacy Policy

Our Commitment
Consistent with our professional responsibilities and applicable law, Martensen IP is committed to ensuring the privacy and confidentiality of information pertaining to its clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals, and to adhering to the policy set out below. Reference in this policy to “your personal data” means any information that identifies, or could reasonably be used to identify, you as one of the aforementioned persons.

Use of Your Personal Data

Martensen IP collects and processes your personal data to facilitate the provision of our professional services, including client services, conflicts checking, billing and marketing. We may also process your personal data in order to comply with our legal obligations. Personal data includes contact details (e.g., name, work address, telephone number and email address), work history (e.g., work function, education, training and details of former employment), identification information (e.g., passport details, visa and immigration status, date and place of birth) and billing information (e.g., account numbers and tax information). We collect personal data through direct contact with our clients, potential clients, their affiliates and affiliated individuals, through subscriptions submitted to our website or other websites sponsored by Martensen IP, and through information publicly available on websites or from subscription services.

During the course of representing you, we may transfer your personal data to other offices within the Martensen IP network to facilitate and centralize the operation of client services, conflicts checking, billing, marketing and related professional services. You should be aware that when you provide information to any individual Martensen IP lawyer, you are providing it to Martensen IP as a whole, and your information may therefore be exported to, processed in and accessed from countries whose laws provide varied levels of protection not always equivalent to that provided in your own country. Please be assured that Martensen IP has adopted various procedural and technical safeguards, in accordance with European data protection law, to protect your data within our global network.

Access by Third Parties 

Consistent with our professional and ethical obligations, Martensen IP may allow others to access your information in order to process data on our behalf in connection with the conduct of our business or where disclosure of your information is in your interest or is otherwise permitted, required or authorized under applicable law.

Prior to allowing any third party access to your information for the purpose of conducting our business, Martensen IP will take all reasonable steps to ensure that such a third party enjoys a sound business reputation and provides at least the same level of privacy protection that we offer to our clients.

Data Integrity

Personal data is only collected and processed to the extent necessary for the purposes described above. Martensen IP updates, corrects and erases personal data on a regular basis. Martensen IP will store and process your data only for the term of your retention of Martensen IP and for a period thereafter reasonably determined by business necessity and our professional obligations to you or as may be required by law.

Security

Martensen IP takes all commercially reasonable steps consistent with industry practice to protect your personal data by using established security standards and procedures. To prevent the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction of your personal data, each office in the Martensen IP network has established physical, electronic and managerial security procedures appropriate to the risks represented and the nature of the personal data to be protected. Our operations are reviewed at least annually for compliance with this Privacy Policy. We communicate this Privacy Policy to all Martensen IP personnel and train them as appropriate in implementing it. Martensen IP personnel who depart from our Privacy Policy are subject to strict disciplinary measures, which may include termination of employment or association.

Martensen IP uses a variety of security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure, including the use of Secure Socket Layer (SSL) encryption, when it transmits your personal information over the Internet.

Links to Other Sites

This site contains links to this other sites.  When you enter these other sites using links from Site, you are entering a site for which Martensen IP has no responsibility. Martensen IP does not control these other sites and cannot guarantee their practices regarding data privacy and security.  We recommend that you read the privacy policies of those sites, which may differ from the policy of this site.

Questions/Comments
If you have any questions or comments about our privacy policy, please feel free to contact us:
By mail at:
Martensen IP
30 E. Kiowa St
Colorado Springs, CO 80903

Social Media

Martensen IP reserves the right to remove commentary on its social media channels. We will remove posts that are outside the original intent of the conversation, as well as those that are offensive or illegal. In addition, posts that drive to individual’s websites or products with the intent of personal gain, or those that disclose confidential information, will be removed.


Terms and Conditions

Effective July 1, 2004
Welcome to martensenip.com (the “site”). This site is operated by Martensen IP (“Martensen IP”), a professional services corporation registered in the state of Colorado. Please read these Terms of Use carefully before using this site. By using the site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use. Martensen IP reserves the right to modify these Terms of Use at any time by posting modified Terms of Use, and your continued use of the site thereafter will constitute agreement with such modifications.

Nature of Information and Materials 

Although this site may provide information concerning legal issues, such information is not intended to constitute or be a substitute for legal advice from qualified counsel. You agree that Martensen IP is not engaged in rendering legal services or advice by providing the information and materials on this site, and that your use of the site does not create any attorney-client relationship between you and Martensen IP. Martensen IP assumes no responsibility for any consequence relating directly or indirectly to any action or inaction you take based on the information or material on this site. While Martensen IP takes reasonable measures to keep the information on this site accurate, complete and up-to-date, Martensen IP will not be responsible for any damage or loss related to the inaccuracy, incompleteness or lack of timeliness of the information.

Restrictions on Use of Materials
All materials contained on this site, and all intellectual property rights thereto, including copyrights, trademarks, service marks, trade names and trade dress, are owned by Martensen IP or its affiliates. You agree not to copy, reproduce, republish, transmit, modify or distribute any of the materials contained on the site, except for your personal, noncommercial use, absent the prior written approval of Martensen IP.

Links to Other sites 

This site may include links to other Internet sites that are beyond the control of Martensen IP. Martensen IP is not responsible for the content of any such sites, makes no representations regarding any such sites, and does not necessarily endorse or approve of the information, material, products or services contained on or accessible through any such sites. You acknowledge and agree that your linking to other sites, your use of such sites, and your use of any information, material, products and services offered by such sites, are solely at your own risk.

Disclaimer
The materials provided on this site are provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind, express or implied. Martensen IP disclaims all express and implied warranties with regard to the information and materials contained on this site, including without limitation implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

Limitation of Liability
In no event shall Martensen IP, or its partners or affiliates, or contributors to this site, be liable for any loss or injury, or any damages, whether direct, special, indirect, punitive, incidental, exemplary, consequential, or otherwise, whether based on breach of contract, tort (including negligence), product liability or otherwise, resulting from your access or use of this site. You hereby waive any and all such claims against Martensen IP, its partners, affiliates, and contributors. You agree that the limitations set forth above are fundamental elements of this agreement, and that the site and its materials would not be provided to you absent such limitations. Some state statutes may restrict this limitation of liability.

Indemnification
You agree that you will not use this site for any unlawful purpose, or for any purpose prohibited by these Terms of Use. You agree to indemnify, defend and hold harmless Martensen IP, its partners, affiliates and contributors from any liability, loss, claim and expense (including attorneys’ reasonable fees) related to (i) your violation of these Terms of Use, and/or (ii) your posting or use of materials on this Site.

Governing Law and Forum 

These Terms of Use shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of the State of Colorado, without giving effect to any principles of conflicts of law. Any dispute between you and Martensen IP regarding the content or use of the site shall be resolved by arbitration under the Commercial Rules of the American Arbitration Association, with hearings held in the English language in Colorado Springs, Colo., USA, and shall not be joined with any dispute that any other person or entity may have with Martensen IP.

Non-Waiver 

Martensen IP’s failure to insist upon strict enforcement of any provision of this agreement shall not be construed as a waiver of any provision or right.