Terms and Conditions of Use and Privacy Policy

 

1. General

These terms and conditions of use (“Terms”) govern any kind of use of the website berggrenbrokerage.com (“Website”). By using the Website you accept these Terms.

Through the Website, Berggren Oy and/or Brensing Oy (hereinafter together referred to as “Berggren”) provide you with information regarding their business and services related to monetizing IP, buying IP, brokerage and/or other similar services (“Service(s)”), and provide you with access to additional information regarding the Services upon filling out a Contact Form (see below Section 2).

The Services (including any later updates, new features, enhancements or other changes) and/or other services possibly available on or offered through the Website are subject to these Terms. Should any service specific terms and conditions be applicable to the Services or other services possibly available on or offered through the Website, those specific terms and conditions prevail over these Terms in case of a conflict.

Berggren respects your privacy. Therefore, these Terms inform you also about Berggren’s privacy practices as well as of the choices you can make about the way Personal Information about you, including from your online activity, is collected and how that Personal Information is used by Berggren. The term “Personal Information” comprises all information which allows or facilitates the identification of an individual. Berggren is committed to protecting your Personal Information and your privacy.

2. Filling out a Contact Form and Your Obligations

In order to have access to additional information regarding the Services (e.g. the IP Portfolios) provided by Berggren, you must fill out a Contact Form by means of providing Berggren with accurate, up-to-date and complete information as requested in the Contact Form on the Website. By filling out a Contact Form you explicitly give consent to Berggren to contact you in person regarding the Services provided by Berggren.

Irrespective of whether you fill out a Contact Form or not, you warrant and represent that you do not use the Website and/or the Services or other services possibly available on or offered through the Website or any contents contained therein for any unlawful purpose or in any way against these Terms or in any manner which could damage or harm, without limitation, Berggren and its business partners, the Website, computer systems, networks, and/or the Services or other services possibly available on or offered through the Website, or third parties.

3. Collection of Personal Information 

Berggren recognizes the importance of the Personal Information by which you can be identified, such as your name, address, or e-mail address. Berggren respects the privacy of people visiting its Website. You may visit the Website without revealing any Personal Information.

There is not any obligation for you to provide Berggren with your Personal Information, unless you choose to fill out a Contact Form in accordance with Section 2. In general, Berggren collects only Personal Information that you voluntarily provide, for example, when you send us a message. Both the type and amount of Personal Information collected will be limited to information that is relevant to the identified purposes and is obtained by lawful and fair means, consistent with applicable data protection legislation.

Berggren saves your Personal Information only for as long as necessary to fulfil the identified purposes as well as to comply with applicable data protection legislation. 

Cookies, Web beacons and other technologies

Berggren collects information about visitors to the Website via the use of cookies and web beacons and other technologies in order to further improve its services and online offers. In this way, customer needs can be better met by Berggren by telling it which visitors clicked on which parts of its Website, as well as to recognise your browser the next time you visit the Website.  Accordingly, the Website sends "cookies" to your computer to better serve you with more tailored information when you return to the Website. Cookies are small text files that are downloaded and stored on your computer when you visit the Website. They can either be just for the period of time, or session, when your web browser is open to the Website, or they can be persistent cookies that store your preferences for future visits to the Website.

Some jurisdictions may require your consent before serving cookies and similar tracking devices to your computer, such as prior consent, or where consent can be inferred through appropriate browser / application settings or other means.  You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser; for example you can always set your browser to tell you when you are sent a cookie and then refuse to receive it.  And you can always delete the cookie at any time that you want.

“Web beacons” are an electronic image which can recognise certain types of information, such as website usage. They are often combined with cookies. 

In case you refuse the use of cookies, web beacons may still identify a visit, but they will not be able to correlate it with any cookies’ information.  However, please note that if you refuse the use of cookies you may possibly not be able to use the full functionality of the Website.

Google Analytics

The Website may make use of Google Analytics, which is a web-based analysis service of Google Inc. ("Google"). Google Analytics uses cookies, which are stored on the user's computer and which allow an analysis of the use of the Website by you. The information generated by the cookie about the users' use of the Website is generally transferred to one of Google's servers in the USA and is stored there. Anonymisation of the user’s Internet Protocol (IP) has been activated on the Google Website, so that – beforehand – the user's IP-address will be shortened by Google in the country of origin. Only in exceptional cases will the full IP-address be transferred to a Google server located in the USA and shortened there.

Google will use this information to evaluate the user's use of the Website, in order to put together a report about the Website activities. In no circumstances will Google associate your IP address transmitted by your browser with other data stored by Google. Nevertheless, you can prevent the installation of the Google cookies with the appropriate setting of your browser.

Further information on the terms of use and data protection with regard to Google Analytics is available at: www.google.com/analytics.

4. Use of Personal Information  

Berggren will only use your Personal Information for the purposes made known to you, or to which you have consented in advance. These purposes include (but may not be limited to) answers to your questions or responses to your feedback or messages, providing information requested by you, communicating with you regarding you filling out a Contact Form, Berggren’s Services, or communicating with you in order to prevent and detect security threats, fraud or other malicious activity.

In addition, Berggren may use the Personal Information when legally necessary in order to: protect its legal rights, protect it against claims and lawsuits, comply with court orders or orders by law issued from a public authority, or where otherwise required or permitted by the applicable law.

Advertising/Marketing and Public Opinion Surveys

Berggren will not use the Personal Information you have provided for advertising and marketing purposes unless you have explicitly consented.

5. Disclosure to Third Parties 

Berggren may disclose your Personal Information to its affiliates, strategic partners and service partners who assist Berggren with its business actions, the Website and in providing Berggren’s Services to you. Also, if Berggren determines the need to sell, buy, merge, or reorganise its business, it may also need to disclose your Personal Information for such business reasons, but will pursue relevant and proper protection of your Personal Information in such an event. 

In addition, disclosures may be required for legal reasons. However, your Personal Information will not be shared with third parties for advertising or marketing purposes without your prior consent. Also, Berggren does not sell or lease your Personal Information. But as a reminder, please note that any Personal Information that you may have already shared with others from any of Berggren’s online services cannot be kept private or confidential. 

6. Security

Your Personal Information will be protected by reasonable security safeguards against accidental loss, unauthorised processing, the destruction of, or use or modification of, or unauthorised disclosure of your Personal Information. Berggren employs appropriate technical and organisational security measures in order to protect your Personal Information.  The safeguards Berggren employs are proportionate to the likelihood and severity of any potential harms or threats, the sensitivity of the Personal Information, and the context in which it is held.

7. Retention of Personal Information 

Berggren will use Personal Information that you provide (e.g. during filling out a Contact Form on Berggren’s Website, or calling customer service phone) only for the purposes as listed in section 4 above.  Consequently Berggren will retain your registered Personal Information only for as long as needed to provide you with the requested services, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law. In particular Berggren will retain and use your registered Personal Information as necessary to comply with its legal obligations.

8. Children   

Berggren respects the privacy of children and does not knowingly collect, use or disclose Personal Information of minors under 18 years of age without verifiable consent from a parent or guardian.

If Berggren becomes aware that the information submitted to Berggren is Personal Information of a minor without firstly receiving verifiable consent from a parent or guardian, Berggren will take immediate steps to delete such Personal Information.

9. Links to other sites 

Berggren does not collect Personal Information from third party sites. In the event that Berggren should somehow receive your Personal Information from a third party site, Berggren will request your permission before collecting, storing and processing it. 

Also, please be advised that websites that are linked directly or indirectly from this Website (the "Linked Sites") may not be operated or maintained by Berggren. If you have connected with any Linked Sites, Berggren has no control over the collection, storage or processing of your Personal Information that may be transferred to the third party (e.g. the IP address or the URL of the Website containing the link), as naturally, Berggren does not have any control over the behavior of such third parties. Accordingly, Berggren disclaims liability for access to, and use of, any Linked Sites, and will not be responsible for the privacy practices of those Linked Sites.

10. Questions or Concerns    

Berggren is committed to ensuring that the Personal Information it holds is accurate, complete, and kept up-to-date to the extent necessary for the relevant purpose. If you wish to rectify inaccuracies or delete Personal Information relating to you, or view or update your Personal Information, or if you have any questions, comments or concerns about the privacy statements in these Terms, or if you wish to make a complaint about Berggren’s handling of your Personal Information or a possible breach of privacy laws then please contact Berggren at Eteläinen Rautatiekatu 10 A 00100 Helsinki.

For privacy protection purposes, you may be asked to provide proof of identification and other relevant details.

11. Liability

Berggren provides the contents of the Website ”as is” and “as available”. Berggren does not assume any liability for the contents of the Website. In particular, Berggren does not give any warranties as to the correctness, accuracy, reliability or timeliness of the contents of the Website. Berggren has the right to make changes to any contents on the Website without any separate notice to you and also to close the Website down. Berggren does not warrant the Website being free from viruses or other code including contaminating or destructive properties. Furthermore, Berggren does not warrant that the Website would be accessible at all times.

12. No Customer Relationship

All information on the Website is published for information purposes only. The information contained on the Website is not intended to create a customer relationship between you and Berggren. It is advisable to contact the relevant representative(s) of Berggren personally before acting based on any information contained on the Website.

13. Intellectual Property Rights

Any service, process or technology or other material in any content on or offered through the Website is subject to copyright and other intellectual property rights (whether registered or not) reserved by Berggren and/or its contracting partners. Nothing in the Website or these Terms constitutes a license or a right for you to the intellectual property rights.

14. Applicable Law and Dispute Resolution

These Terms are interpreted in accordance with the laws of Finland. Any dispute, controversy or claim arising out of or relating to these Terms, or the breach, termination or validity thereof, shall be finally settled by arbitration in accordance with the Arbitration Rules of the Finland Chamber of Commerce. The number of arbitrators shall be one. The seat of arbitration shall be Helsinki, Finland. The language of the arbitration shall be English.

15. Changes to the Terms  

These Terms may change from time to time by posting an updated version on the Website, thereby superseding earlier versions. If there are changes that materially alter its privacy practices, Berggren may also notify you by other means, such as by email or by posting a notice on Berggren’s Website and / or social media pages in reasonable time prior to the date that the changes take effect. In particular, if Berggren intends to use your Personal Information in a manner different from that stated at the time of collection, Berggren will notify you, and you will be given a choice to permit or disallow such use.  

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