Who we are

Our website address is: https://www.greenspanip.com/

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Bernard J. Greenspan, Ph.D.             bernie@GreenspanIP.com
Greenspan IP Management                http://www.GreenspanIP.com

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our servers are secure using https protocols through Network Solutions. We do not share your information with anyone. The only reason we collect your contact information is in case we lose the email or it ends up in spam. We don’t want to miss any communication from you. We also collect is if you want to subscribe to our posts so you receive helpful tips from

What data breach procedures we have in place

Once we are made aware, we’d notify you. Since you don’t login to our site, no passwords are ever needed. The most that would happen IF something awful happened, is that your contact form data may have been taken. Our site has all site protection in place to avoid anything like that from happening, but we know when bad players want stuff, they find a way. We hardly think our site would be a target, but are taking the security measures quite seriously to prevent anything from happening to your contact info.

What third parties we receive data from

We do track with Google Analytics to see what’s popular and if we have any broken outbound links. That’s about it. We spend our time helping you with your IP solutions and strategies. Data is super important and interesting, but we’d rather focus on solving your challenges and protecting your intellectual property, giving you tips and more.