The information provided below governs your use of all nlo.eu and/or nloshieldmark website pages. By using the website, you accept the terms and conditions of these websites and agree to be legally bound by them. These terms and conditions are governed by Dutch law and all parties agree to the exclusive jurisdiction of the Amsterdam District Court.
The N.V. Nederlandsch Octrooibureau website, the NLO Shieldmark B.V. website and/or the NLO bv website (hereafter referred to as ‘NLO’ and/or ‘NLO Shieldmark’) are intended for information purposes only. This means that no rights can be derived from these websites in any way. NLO will not accept liability for any losses or damage arising from using the websites or from using the information they contain.
Unless otherwise stated, NLO owns all information shared on these websites, including all copyrights and other intellectual property rights.
We are committed to protecting the privacy of our website visitors and we ensure that any personal information provided is treated with the strictest confidentiality. We process our visitors’ personal data in a manner that is compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the Dutch Telecommunications Act.
NLO qualifies as the controller for the purposes of processing personal data in the following circumstances:
A different policy applies to NLO partners, employees, agency staff, external hires, student/interns and job applicants.
NLO processes personal data provided by you, data generated during a website visit, data generated when reading electronical newsletters and personal data obtained from alternative sources, such as business-oriented social media platforms. This involves the following types of data:
NLO will use your personal data:
NLO only processes personal data in accordance with the lawful grounds specified in Article 6(1) of the GDPR. The following lawful grounds apply:
One example of how NLO might use your contact information is to keep you posted on news and events through newsletters, commercial emails and/or invitations to seminars or events.
NLO outsources personal data processing to third-party processors. The processing agreements NLO enters into with these processors satisfy the GDPR requirements. Some of the third parties we collaborate with are IT service providers that supply software (software as a service) or hosting services, or that ensure our systems are secure and run smoothly. We also use the services of third parties when sending newsletters and commercial emails.
On occasion, we may be required to share your personal data with third parties. This may be necessary in certain circumstances when dealing with the specifics of your case. Certain legal obligations also require us to disclose personal data to third parties. Personal data will be disclosed to third parties in the following circumstances:
Official bodies or external experts to whom NLO passes on personal data for the purpose of registering, protecting, obtaining or preserving intellectual property rights, determine themselves the manner in which these personal data are then processed further, including their publication. The EPO, being an international organisation, has its own data protection guidelines and considers itself not bound by the GDPR. NLO has no control over the manner in which your personal data are processed by the above-mentioned authorities or experts.
In certain circumstances, we may be required to transfer personal data to a third party based outside the European Economic Area (EEA). This may be necessary, for instance, if an expert who lives outside the EEA needs to deal with your case.
NLO will not retain personal data for any longer than is required for the purposes of the processing or based on a legal obligation.
NLO will take appropriate measures to ensure that the personal data it processes is secure and follows the relevant requirements and guidelines.
The GDPR ensures that everyone has certain rights they can exercise regarding their personal data. In some instances, you have the right to access to, rectification and erasure of your personal data. In addition, you are entitled, in certain circumstances, to object to your data being processed. Alternatively, you can request that the use of your personal data be restricted. Subject to conditions, you may even be allowed to request your data and transfer it to another party. If you have any questions about these rights, please do not hesitate to contact us on +31 (0)70 331 25 00 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Hotjar allows us to gain insight into the clicking and scrolling habits of website users, but this information is anonymised so that it cannot be traced back to people.
NLO sends subscribers a newsletter, which covers topics such as intellectual property, our services and other related matters. We use email marketing software by Spotler, to process data provided by our subscribers in their registration forms. Your email address will only be added to the list of subscribers with your explicit consent. To unsubscribe from the newsletter, click on the link provided in each newsletter. The list of subscribers will not be disclosed to third parties.
This website contains buttons allowing you to endorse or share certain pages on social media such as Facebook and LinkedIn. Facebook enables these buttons either directly or by means of a code. The code stores a cookie on your hard drive (see the explanation above). Please be sure to read the privacy statements of both Facebook and LinkedIn (these are amended regularly) to see how they treat your personal data that is processed using this code.
NLO reserves the right to amend or change this Privacy Statement at any time and for any reason.