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Office of Commercialization Our Privacy Policies

How we use your data

WSU Office of Commercialization collects, from all inventors, information necessary for performing its normal business functions including intellectual property protection, industry engagement, marketing, licensing, as well as collection and distribution of licensing income pursuant to the WSU Faculty Manual and Executive Policy 38 (EP 38).

Who is collecting the data?

WSU Office of Commercialization collects information necessary for performing its normal business functions including intellectual property protection, industry engagement, marketing, licensing, as well as collection and distribution of licensing income pursuant to the WSU Faculty Manual and Executive Policy 38 (EP 38).

What data is being collected?

This data may include, among others, personal information such as name, address, e-mail and other information necessary to perform its business functions.

What is the legal basis for processing the data?

WSU Faculty Manual and EP 38 on Intellectual Property policy require that new inventions be disclosed to the Office of Commercialization for intellectual property protection, marketing and licensing.  The policy also requires that licensing income be distributed as laid out in the Faculty manual and EP 38.

Will the data be shared with any third parties?

No data is shared with third parties without permission from the data owner.

How will the information be used?

The information will be used to identify the inventors in patent applications filed with the patent offices around the world and to communicate with the inventors in relation with patent prosecution and maintenance, marketing and licensing of their inventions.  The information will also be used to send license income to the inventors.

How long will the data be stored for?

The data will be maintained in accordance with the institutional data retention policy.

What rights does the data subject have?

The data owner may notify the WSU OC if they do not wish to engage with WSU OC in the business functions and the information will be deleted from its records in compliance with the WSU retention schedule and the data owner will be notified of the same.

How can the data subject raise a complaint?

WSU OC may be contacted by e-mail at “commercialization@wsu.edu” or by phone at (509) 335-5526.