We always want our policies to be clear and easy to understand so this Privacy Policy offers a simple breakdown of what happens with your data on Patent Nest, including which details are public, which are private and which are shared.

We want to ensure all our policies are simple and straightforward. And we’re always open to feedback, so if you have any thoughts, get in touch by emailing [email protected]

What We Collect

In order for you to create an account on Patent Nest and use the Service, we need to collect and process some information.

Depending on your use of the Service, that may include:

information (such as your name, email and postal addresses, telephone number and country of residence) that you provide by completing forms on the Site, including if you register as a user of the Service, subscribe to our newsletters, upload or submit any material through the Site or request any information; your login and password details, in connection with the account sign-in process; details of any requests or transactions you make through the Service; information about your activity on and interaction with the Site and Services, such as your IP address and the device or browser you use; communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem) and information that you submit to the Site in the form of comments, contributions to discussions, or messages to other users.

What’s Private

This data will not be publicly displayed or revealed to other users:

  • Any payment information you provide
  • Your password details
  • Your IP address
  • Communications you send to us (for example, when you ask for support, send us questions or comments, or report a problem).

We do not give your personal information to any third-party services, except when it’s necessary to provide Patent Nest Services (like when we partner with payment processors).

We do reserve the right to disclose personal information when we believe that doing so is reasonably necessary to comply with the law or law enforcement, to prevent fraud or abuse or to protect Bitcix Limited and Patent Nest’s legal rights.

What’s Public

When you create an account, we create a basic profile page for you on Patent Nest containing your account name, the date the account was created and a list of listings you have posted.

Whenever your account name appears on the site (for instance, when you post comments, send messages or back projects), people can click your account name to see your profile.

How we use your Personal Information we collect

We will use the personal information you provide to:

  • Identify you when you sign in to your account;
  • Enable us to provide you with the Services;
  • Send you information we think you may find useful or which you have requested from us;
  • Present intellectual properties to you when you use the Service which we believe will be of interest based on your geographic location and previous use of the Service;
  • Administer your account with us;
  • Enable us to contact you regarding any question you make through the Service;
  • Analyse the use of the Service and the people visiting to improve our content and Services;
  • Use for other purposes that we may disclose to you when we request your information.

We take securing your data and preserving your privacy very seriously.


We want to communicate with you only if you want to hear from us. We try to keep emails to a minimum and give you the ability to opt out when we can. We will send you email relating to your personal transactions.

You will also receive certain email notifications, from which you may opt out. We may send you service-related announcements on the rare occasions when it is necessary to do so.


Cookies are small pieces of information which are issued to your computer when you visit a website and which store and sometimes track information about your use of the Service.

Patent Nest uses cookies to help recognize you as a repeat visitor, to improve the quality of our Service, and to try and make your browsing experience meaningful.

When you enter our Site, our web server sends a cookie to your computer which allows us to recognize your computer but not specifically who is using it.

By associating the identification numbers in the cookies with other customer information when, for example, you log-in to the Service, we know that the cookie information relates to you.

Some of the code and cookies used by our Service are served by us and some are served by third parties who are delivering services on our behalf.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but if you prefer, you can change your browser to prevent that or to notify you each time a cookie is set.

You can also learn more about cookies by visiting which includes additional useful information on cookies and how to block cookies using different browsers. By blocking or deleting cookies used on our Service, you may not be able to take full advantage of our Service.


To modify or delete the personal information you have provided to us, please log in and update your profile. We may retain certain information as required by law or for necessary business purposes.

On request, we will give you a copy of all the personal information about you that we hold. This information is subject to a fee not exceeding the prescribed fee permitted by law.

People under 18 (or the legal age in your jurisdiction) are not permitted to use Patent Nest on their own and so this privacy policy makes no provision for their use of the site.

Corporate Change

In the event we go through a business transition such as a merger, acquisition, bankruptcy, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your information may be among the assets transferred.


We take great care in maintaining the security of the Site and your information and in preventing unauthorized access to it through industry standard technologies and internal procedures. However, we do not guarantee that unauthorized access will never occur.

Users who have registered to the Site agree to keep their password in strict confidence any third party.

Third Party Sites

While using the Site you may encounter links to third party websites. Bitcix/Patent Nest is not responsible for these sites and has no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to privacy matters or any other legal matter with respect to such sites. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies and the terms of use or service of such websites.

Our terms of use and our privacy policy apply only to information collected by us in accordance with this policy. Don’t disclose such password to any third party.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy at any time, so please re-visit this page frequently.

Changes to this privacy policy are effective as of the stated “Last Update” and your continued use of the Site on or after the Last Update date will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.

We will protect all information we receive in accordance with this privacy policy.


If you have questions or suggestions, please contact us.