I have spent the last 2 months working on an idea for a patent . I made designs and descriptions and I put it in an inventors notebook and had my 2 friends sign the book . I planned to submit the provisional this week. But as luck would have it I had to travel down to see my mom and the last minute I decided to upload many key photos of the parent with many descriptions in a "free" scanning app called doc scanner so that in case I wanted to fax or email them to a lawyer, I could do so. After thinking about what I did overnight, I discovered on the internet that this program is not safe and that is shares and sells personal information worldwide. What type of information, I am not sure. I am hoping that I did not expose the core content of my patent to others but I'm not sure who really sees it if anyone and the company makes itself difficult to contact. So these are my main questions:
Should I submit a barebones patent pending with my own non- professional descriptions and drawings right away (like in one day) And then later submit an amended version to secure my rights or should I wait a week or so for a more professional Patent Pending?
Does my signed dated inventors book hold any sway in a court of law over someone who Stole my ideas over the Internet?
What would be the most rapid but also practical/ sane way to secure my rights in the US and internationally? Do foreign countries adhere to the 1 year provisional patent rules? Which ones do? Which ones don't?
Have I given up any rights by possibly putting the information in on such a risky app?