Please read this Privacy Notice carefully. It provides important information about your personal information and tells you about your rights under applicable privacy laws.
INSTANTPHONEDATA.COM, the website located at https://www.instantphonedata.com (the “Site”), provides information and resources to connect users with third party providers of certain products, services and/or applications that may be of interest to our users (the “Service”). When we refer to the “Services” throughout this Privacy Notice, we mean the Site, Service and any other services provided by us to you in connection with the Site.
BY ACCESSING OR USING OUR SERVICES, OR SUBMITTING INFORMATION IN CONNECTION WITH YOUR USE OF THE SERVICES, YOU ACKNOWLEDGE AND AGREE THAT YOU HAVE READ THIS PRIVACY NOTICE.
2. UPDATES AND MODIFICATIONS TO THIS PRIVACY NOTICE
We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Notice at any time. The revised Privacy Notice will be posted at https://www.instantphonedata.com/privacy. All updates and modifications to Privacy Notice will be effective from the day they are posted online (except as stated below). If we make any material changes to Privacy Notice, we will notify you of these changes by posting a notice of the changes on our Site. It is your responsibility to regularly visit and review Privacy Notice. If you do not agree to any updates or modifications to Privacy Notice, simply do not use or access the Services. Your continued use of the Services after we have posted the updated Privacy Notice, or, in the event of material changes, ten (10) days following the date we posted the notice of such changes on the Site, as applicable, signifies to us that you acknowledge and agree to be bound by the revised Privacy Notice.
3. WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
“Personal information” or “personal data” means any information about an individual from which that person may be identified. For example, it may include your name, telephone number, email address, or payment information, and in some jurisdictions your IP address. It does not include data from which the identity of an individual has been definitively removed along with any identifiers connected to such individual (also known as anonymous or anonymized data).
We may collect personal information when you:
Information We Collect:
a. Information Collected Directly We collect the following personal information directly from users in connection with the use of the Services:
o Phone numbers of individuals submitted by users of the Services; and
o Your name and email address and any other information you may provide by filling out our "contact us" forms or otherwise contacting us (such as your feedback or other communications with us).
b. Information Collected Indirectly
o Usage Information
When you use or interact with the Services we, or our authorized third-party service providers, automatically collect information about your use and interactions with the Services, including, without limitation, technical information about the devices and software used to access the Services, such as the type of Internet browser or mobile device you use, IP address or device ID (or other persistent identifier that uniquely identifies a user's computer or mobile device on the Internet), the operating system of a user's computer or mobile device, mobile device information, device event information, crash data, and log data, and analytics information, such as access dates and times, information about your approximate location (as determined through your IP address), and the website or source that linked or referred you to the Services (collectively, "Usage Information").
This information allows us to understand how you've used the Services (which may include administrative and support communications with us or whether you have clicked on third-party links), and other actions you have taken in connection with your use of the Services.
o Unique ID
When a user submits a phone number through the Services, we generate a unique ID for that user that is tied to the phone number (a "Unique ID"). In addition, a user's Unique ID may be tied to certain Usage Information for such user, and is considered "pseudonymized data". We do not make any attempt to link the Unique ID to any personally identifiable information, such as your name or device serial number. Note that while we are not able to identify a user through the Unique ID, we may share your Unique ID with a Third Party Service that you clicked on and/or interacted with, and the operator of the Third Party Service may be able to identify you if you have made a purchase or provided certain personal information to such Third Party Service.
o Cookies and Similar Technologies
When you visit or access the Services, we or our authorized third parties collect certain information by automated means using cookies, web beacons, tags, scripts, server logs, and/or similar technologies to automatically collect Usage Information and/or generate a Unique ID. A cookie is a small text file that is stored on a user's computer for record-keeping purposes. We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. We track our users use of the Services, but do not track users across third party websites. Typically, all Usage Information is gathered in anonymous form and does not identify you personally.
We may use third party tools and technologies to help us gather Usage Information and/or generate a Unique ID. For instance, we use Google Analytics to collect and process certain Usage Information with technologies such as tracking pixels.
Google provides some additional privacy options described at www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/ with respect to Google Analytics cookies. To opt out from Google Analytics, you can download a plug-in from https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
c. Aggregated Data
With the personal information and other data (including, Usage Information) collected by us, we process "Aggregated Data", such as statistical or demographic data. Aggregated Data may be derived from personal information, but is not considered personal information under the law if it does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate usage data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific feature of the Services. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal information so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal information, which will be processed in accordance with this Privacy Notice.
4. TARGETING & ADVERTISING
We may use third party advertising partners who use targeting/advertising cookies to deliver advertisements that are more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaigns. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organizations such as advertisers. Targeting or advertising cookies will often be linked to site functionality provided by other organizations. We, through the third party advertising partners listed below, use these cookies to:
o Advertising and the Services across the Internet;
o Place Advertisements for the Third Party Products and/or Service on our Site;
o Tailor our marketing to better suit your needs and only display ads that are relevant to you;
o Keep track of which advertisements you have already been shown so that you are not always shown the same ones;
o Keep track of how many visitors click on the advertisement; and/or
o Keep track of how many orders are placed by way of the advertisement.
5. HOW DO WE USE THIS INFORMATION?
We use information collected in connection with the access and/or use of the Services in the following instances:
o To perform and provide the Services to you;
o To transfer you to Third Party Products and/or Sites;
o Respond to your queries and requests, or otherwise communicate directly with you;
o Compile statistics and analytics about your use of and interaction with the Services using Usage Information, including details about how and where our Services are accessed, how often you visit or use the Services, the date and time of your visits, your actions on the Services, and other similar traffic, usage, and trend data, which allow us to better understand the functionality of our Services on your computer or device and gain insights about how our Services are used in order to improve your experience;
o Gather important functionality, testing, and performance data about our Services from Usage Information, including performance data related to the Site, such as networking activity, CPU load, and resource usage, among other relevant data;
o Gather demographic information about our user base; o Detect any fraudulent or illegal activity against you and/or us;
o Perform system maintenance and upgrades, and enable new features;
o Operate, maintain, secure and improve the Services; o To comply with a legal or regulatory obligation (for example, keeping records of our sales for tax compliance); and
o Provide information to regulatory bodies when legally required, and only as outlined below in Legal and/or Security Obligations.
6. HOW DO WE SHARE THIS INFORMATION?
o a. Within our Organization and to Third Party Service Providers
Personal information that we collect about you through the Services may be shared with the employees, contractors, and agents of our website and our affiliated and subsidiary entities (“Affiliates”) who are involved in providing or improving the Services that we offer to you. We obligate the employees, contractors and agents of our website and our Affiliates to ensure the security and confidentiality of your personal information and to act on that personal information only in a manner consistent with this Privacy Notice.
In addition, we share personal information with third parties that provide services to help us provide the Services, and to otherwise operate our business. Depending on how you use the Services, the following categories of third parties collect data on our behalf or receive personal information:
§ Hosting services providers;
§ Analytics providers; § Advertising and marketing partners;
§ Customer support providers;
§ Providers of business operations and communication tools;
§ Other third-party service providers that help us provide features and functions for the Services; and
§ Professional service providers, such as auditors, lawyers, consultants, accountants and insurers.
We require all third parties to respect the security of your personal information and to treat it in accordance with the law. We do not allow our third-party service providers to use your personal information for their own purposes and only permit them to process your personal information for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions, unless the data is rendered fully anonymous.
o b. Third Party Products
When you choose to interact with and/or request information regarding any Third Party Product and/or Sites, certain data and information may be exchanged between us and the provider of the applicable Third Party Products and/or Sites. For example, we may share the Unique ID generated and associated with the phone number submitted to such Third Party Products and/or Sites. Note that Third Party Products and/or Sites with whom you choose to share your information with are not our service providers. The applicable providers of Third Party Products and/or Sites may use your personal information differently than we do and we do not control their use of your information. Please review the privacy policies of any Third Party Products and/or Sites you decide to enable in connection with the use of the Services.
o c. Business Transfers
We may also share data with third parties to whom we choose to sell, transfer, or merge parts of our business or our assets. Alternatively, we may seek to acquire other businesses or merge with them. If a change happens to our business, then the new owners may use your personal information in the same way as set out in this Privacy Notice.
o d. Legal and/or Security Obligations
If we are required to disclose personal information by law, such as pursuant to a subpoena, warrant or other judicial or administrative order, our policy is to respond to requests that are properly issued by law enforcement within the United States. Under such circumstances, we will attempt to provide you with prior notice that a request for your information has been made in order to give you an opportunity to object to the disclosure. We will attempt to provide this notice by email, if you have given us an email address. However, government requests may include a court-granted non-disclosure order, which prohibits us from giving notice to the affected individual. In cases where we receive a non-disclosure order, we notify the user when it has expired or once we are authorized to do so.
Note that if we receive information that provides us with a good faith belief that there is an exigent emergency involving the danger of death or serious physical injury to a person, we may provide information to law enforcement trying to prevent or mitigate the danger (if we have it), to be determined on a case-by-case basis.
7. HOW LONG DO WE KEEP DATA AND HOW DO WE PROTECT IT?
o a. Data Retention
Your personal information is processed for the period necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it is collected, to comply with legal and regulatory obligations and for the duration of any period necessary to establish, exercise or defend any legal rights.
In order to determine the most appropriate retention periods for your personal information, we consider the amount, nature and sensitivity of your information, the reasons for which we collect and process your personal information, and applicable legal requirements.
In some instances, we may choose to anonymize your personal information instead of deleting it, for statistical use, for instance. When we choose to anonymize, we make sure that there is no way that the personal information can be linked back to you or any specific user
o b . Data Security & Protection
We have put in place reasonable and appropriate security measures designed to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. For example, we use encryption, secure socket layer, firewalls, and password protection. In addition, we limit access to personal information to those employees, agents, contractors and the third parties who have a business need to know.
We also have procedures in place to deal with any suspected data security breach. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure, and while we take reasonable steps to provide secure services, by using the Services, you understand and assume the risks associated with your activities on the internet.
In addition, as described in this Privacy Notice, our website cannot secure, and has no responsibility for, any personal information that you share or release on your own or that you request us to share or release.
We have put in place reasonable and appropriate security measures designed to prevent your personal information from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorized way, altered or disclosed. For example, we use encryption, secure socket layer, firewalls, and password protection. In addition, we require two-factor authentication for all employees and contractors who may access your data to provide our Services, and we limit access to those employees, agents, contractors and the third parties who have a business need to know.
8. WHAT INFORMATION IS NOT COLLECTED OR NOT COVERED UNDER THIS PRIVACY NOTICE?
o a. Children’s Privacy We do not target the its Services to persons under the age of 16 and does not knowingly collect personal information from minors. Therefore, we ask you not to provide us with personal information of persons under the age of 16. If we learn that personal information of persons under 16 years of age has been collected on or through the Services, then we may deactivate the account or otherwise terminate access to the Services and/or make the user content inaccessible.
o b. Sensitive Data We do not require you to provide any sensitive data about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetics, and biometric data to use the Services.
o c. Payment Processing We do not collect or store any payment information.
o e. Third Party Social “Share” Buttons and Plug-ins On or through the Services, we provide third-party “share” buttons which enable you to share certain content via social media sites (e.g., Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, and LinkedIn). These “share” buttons may function as web beacons when you interact with the button. Please note that when you “share” using the buttons, you may send to the third party provider of the “share” button the information that you are viewing. If you are not logged into your account with the third party provider, then the third party may not know your identity. If you are logged in to your account with the third party, then the third party may be able to link information or actions about your interactions with the Services to your account with the applicable third party provider. Please refer to each third party’s privacy policies to learn more about its data practices.
9. NOTICE TO USERS OUTSIDE THE UNITED STATES
The Services and its servers are operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that your information, including your personal data, may be transferred to, processed, maintained, and used on computers, servers, and systems located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the privacy laws may not be as protective as those in your jurisdiction. If you are located outside the United States and choose to use the Services, you hereby irrevocably and unconditionally consent to such transfer, processing, and use in the United States and elsewhere.
10. HOW CAN A USER REACH OUT OR CONTACT THIS WEBSITE? If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, or need to contact us regarding a privacy matter, please email us at: [email protected].
Last Revised: September 23, 2022
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