Privacy Policy

Welcome to the Fordham IP Institute’s (“the Institute”) privacy policy.

We respect your privacy and are committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy policy will inform you as to how we collect and process your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.



This privacy policy aims to give you information on how the Institute collects and processes your personal data through your use of this website, including any data you may provide through this website when you register for the Annual Fordham Intellectual Property Law and Policy Conference (“Conference”) or when you sign up for our mailing list.


If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our privacy practices, please contact us at: Fordham IP Institute, 150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-145, New York, NY 10023,, Tel.: 212-636-7177


We keep our privacy policy under regular review. This version was last updated on October 24th, 2018.


Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer the following kinds of personal data about you:

  • Identity Data, including first name, middle name, last name and title.
  • Contact Data, including address, email address and telephone numbers.
  • Transaction Data, including details about payments to and from you and other details of products and services you have purchased from us.


Where we need to collect personal data by law, or under the terms of a contract we have with you, and you fail to provide that data when requested, we may not be able to perform the contract we have or are trying to enter into with you (for example, to register you for our Conference or any other event).


We collect data from you through direct interactions, for example, when you sign up for our mailing list or register for our Conference or other events.


We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

  • Where we need your personal data to perform a contract, i.e. your registration for the Conference or any other event.
  • Where you gave us consent as the legal basis for processing your personal data.
  • Where we need to comply with a legal obligation.


You can ask us to stop sending you emails through our mailing list by following the opt-out link on any email sent to you or by contacting us at any time. Please note that in the event that you opt-out, your email address will be listed in an opt-out email list to ensure you won’t receive any further communication from us. If you wish to have your email address removed from this list, please contact us as provided in section 8 below.

Please note that opting out of receiving these messages will not apply to personal data provided to us as a result of registering for our Conference or any other event.


You can set your browser to refuse all or some browser cookies, or to alert you when websites set or access cookies. If you disable or refuse cookies, please note that some parts of this website may become inaccessible or not function properly.

We use the following cookies on our website:

Cookie Category Duration Description
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We may share your personal data with the following parties for the purposes set out below:

  • Our mailing list is managed through MyEmma, and their privacy policy is available here: Our mailing list is only used to keep you up to date on Institute news, the Conference, other events or the IP world in general. We do not sell, rent or share our mailing list. We do not enhance (i.e., link to other databases) our mailing list or require your actual name.

We have also deactivated tracking features in MyEmma. Your subscriber engagement will only be tracked and analyzed if you gave your consent. We also include links to cancel your subscription in every message to our mailing list.

  • To process your payments for our Conference or any other event, we use the services of Their privacy policy is available here:

We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal data and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.


We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, agents, contractors and other third parties who have a business need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions and they are subject to a duty of confidentiality.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and any applicable regulator of a breach where we are legally required to do so.



We will only retain your personal data for as long as reasonably necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, regulatory, tax, accounting or reporting requirements. We may retain your personal data for a longer period in the event of a complaint or if we reasonably believe there is a prospect of litigation in respect to our relationship with you.

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, regulatory, tax, accounting or other requirements.


You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:

  • Request access to your personal data (commonly known as a “data subject access request”). This enables you to receive a copy of the personal data we hold about you and to check that we are lawfully processing it.
  • Request correction of the personal data that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate data we hold about you corrected, though we may need to verify the accuracy of the new data you provide to us.
  • Request erasure of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal data where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal data where you have successfully exercised your right to object to processing (see below), where we may have processed your information unlawfully or where we are required to erase your personal data to comply with local law. Note, however, that we may not always be able to comply with your request of erasure for specific legal reasons which will be notified to you, if applicable, at the time of your request.
  • Object to processing of your personal data where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground as you feel it impacts on your fundamental rights and freedoms. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal data for direct marketing purposes. In some cases, we may demonstrate that we have compelling legitimate grounds to process your information which override your rights and freedoms.
  • Request restriction of processing of your personal data. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of your personal data in the following scenarios:
    • If you want us to establish the data’s accuracy.
    • Where our use of the data is unlawful but you do not want us to erase it.
    • Where you need us to hold the data even if we no longer require it as you need it to establish, exercise or defend legal claims.
    • You have objected to our use of your data but we need to verify whether we have overriding legitimate grounds to use it.
  • Request the transfer of your personal data to you or to a third party. We will provide to you, or a third party you have chosen, your personal data in a structured, commonly used, machine-readable format. Note that this right only applies to automated information which you initially provided consent for us to use or where we used the information to perform a contract with you.
  • Withdraw consent at any time where we are relying on consent to process your personal data. However, this will not affect the lawfulness of any processing carried out before you withdraw your consent. If you withdraw your consent, we may not be able to provide certain products or services to you. We will advise you if this is the case at the time you withdraw your consent.

If you wish to exercise any of the rights set out above, please contact us at Fordham IP Institute, 150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-145, New York, NY 10023,, Tel.: 212-636-7177.


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