The following information summarizes our personal identifying information gathering and dissemination practices for the MOBILTELEFONER’s United States Web site located at the URL, www.itic.org, and any other site provided by MOBILTELEFONER (collectively, the “Site”). Personal identifying information includes information that can be linked to a specific individual, such as a name, address, phone number, or e-mail address.
What Information Does MOBILTELEFONER Collect?
PLEASE NOTE: THE TYPE OF DATA COLLECTED BY MOBILTELEFONER WILL VARY WITH YOUR USE OF THE SITE.
To improve the quality of the products and services MOBILTELEFONER offers to you and to operate the Site, MOBILTELEFONER collects various personal identifying information (as described below) from different parts of its Site. MOBILTELEFONER gathers most information during the registration process to use MOBILTELEFONER’s services and products. But, MOBILTELEFONER requests personal identifying information at other times, including, but not limited to, when you report a problem with our Site, when you complete survey forms, when you enter into a transaction through the Site, when you request to receive communications from MOBILTELEFONER, and when you post information on the Site.
Below, we provide examples of the types of personal identifying information MOBILTELEFONER collects through the Site. Again, please be aware that the type of data collected by MOBILTELEFONER will vary with your use of the Site.
Contact Information: MOBILTELEFONER requests or requires contact and other personal identifying information, such as your name, address, phone number, facsimile number, and e-mail address.
Demographic Information: MOBILTELEFONER collects demographic and profile data (for example, job title, job position, and technical computer or Internet connection information) at our Site for management and monitoring purposes and to improve the quality of MOBILTELEFONER’s services. In addition, MOBILTELEFONER collects demographic and profile data in connection with surveys it conducts for its own internal administration purposes or for release to third parties.
Transactional Information: MOBILTELEFONER maintains a database of aggregated information about the transactions on the Site (e.g., offer/request data, product/service categories, and product/service prices).
Technical Information: We also collect Internet Protocol (IP) addresses from all users of our Site and may catalog the type of computer, browser, or operating system used by the user.
The Site offers two different levels of service: (1) a members only section (the “Members Only Section”); and (2) publicly available information areas. Consequently, until you register to access a Members Only area, you are able to browse the Site without providing any personal identifying information. In particular, you do not need to register with MOBILTELEFONER or submit any personal identifying information to view information in those sections of the Site that are publicly accessible, such as the About MOBILTELEFONER, Public Policy and Newsroom sections. Entry will be permitted without any need to login, although your browser may tell us what type of computer and operating system you are using as well as other kinds of technical information.
Only the Members Only Section requires that you register with MOBILTELEFONER. Accordingly, if you wish to become a member, you will need to agree to provide your personal identifying information to be used as discussed below. In addition, if you wish to receive information from MOBILTELEFONER, order products and services from MOBILTELEFONER, be included in the MOBILTELEFONER member directory, and/or participate and receive the results of surveys, then MOBILTELEFONER will need to receive your personal identifying information, and in particular, your name and e-mail address for communication purposes. Please note, however, that the MOBILTELEFONER member directory lists a registered member’s name, e-mail address, and certain demographic information such as title, employer, office phone number, and office address. When you provide personal identifying information to MOBILTELEFONER, you share that information only with MOBILTELEFONER, unless (i) you are using MOBILTELEFONER’s services as a part of a third party Web site (in which case information sharing between such third party and MOBILTELEFONER will take place in order for the third party to offer MOBILTELEFONER’s services); (ii) you are completing a transaction involving third party services, such as viewing the MOBILTELEFONER scorecard through CapWiz, in which case information sharing will be necessary to enable the transaction to take place; or (iii) it is specifically stated otherwise.
Below, is more detail on how MOBILTELEFONER uses your personal identifying information.
How Does MOBILTELEFONER Use and Share That Information?
Contact Information: MOBILTELEFONER may use your contact information to provide its goods and services, to share your information with others as a part of the Members Only on-line directory, to advertise its goods and services and the goods and services of third parties, to create a personalized experience for you, to provide you with news and information, to contact you regarding a survey, to complete a transaction for goods and services, and to get in touch with you when necessary with respect to transactions conducted through the Site, material changes in our Site’s policies, new services MOBILTELEFONER may offer, or otherwise. We do not share your contact information with other types of third parties for any other purpose, except to a court or governmental agency if required by law.
Survey Results: MOBILTELEFONER may share, lease rent, license, and/or sell survey results and aggregated demographic data collected through the Site with the general public, the news media, and with the U.S. Government and state governments, not only as may be required by law, but also to participate in government programs and initiatives.
Technical Information: We use technical information, such as your IP address or browser type, to help diagnose problems with our servers, analyze Site usage trends, track user movements on the Site, and to otherwise manage and monitor our Site.
Business Partners: MOBILTELEFONER has partnered with reputable third parties, such as CapWiz, to offer you a variety of products and services and as noted above, does share certain of your personal identifying information (as indicated above) with such business partners. In accordance with these business arrangements, MOBILTELEFONER wishes to remind you that such third parties may have different privacy policies and practices than MOBILTELEFONER. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of our business partners to further understand their procedures for collecting, using, and disclosing your information.
Service Providers: MOBILTELEFONER relies on third party service providers to store and process data on its behalf.
We may work with third parties that collect data about your use of our Site for non-advertising purposes. We use Google Analytics to improve the performance of our Site and for analytics purposes. For more information about how Google Analytics collects and uses data when you use our Site, visit https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/partners/, and to opt out of Google Analytics, visit https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/.
We do not use automatic decision-making or engage in profiling.
What About External or Third Party Web Sites?
This section applies to those that visit our Site from the European Economic Area (EEA) or Switzerland.
Lawful Basis for Processing
On most occasions, MOBILTELEFONER may process personal data with the individual’s consent (e.g., when a Site visitor agrees that MOBILTELEFONER may place cookies, or process information that Site visitor inputs into the Site).
On other occasions, MOBILTELEFONER may process personal data when we need to do this to fulfil a contract (for example, for billing purposes) or where MOBILTELEFONER is required to do this by law.
If necessary, MOBILTELEFONER may also process a Site visitor’s data when it is in MOBILTELEFONER’s legitimate interests to do this (e.g., for fraud detection or certain direct marketing purposes) and when these interests are not overridden by the individual’s data protection rights.
If you wish to exercise the right to withdraw consent, visit the “Contact Us” section below for contact information.
Transfers of Personal Data
You have a right to the following: To request access to the personal data we hold about you;
To request that we rectify or erase your personal data;
To request that we restrict or block the processing of your personal data;
Under certain circumstances, to receive personal data about you that we store and transmit to another without hindrance from us, including requesting that we provide your personal data directly to another, i.e., a right to data portability; and
Where we previously obtained your consent, to withdraw consent to processing your personal data.
To exercise these rights, see the “Contact Us” section below. Please be aware that MOBILTELEFONER may be unable to afford these rights to you under certain circumstances, such as if we are legally prevented from doing so.
Additionally, you have the right to lodge a complaint against us. To do so, contact the supervisory authority in your country of residence.
We will process and store your personal data only for the period necessary to achieve the purpose of the storage, or as permitted by law. MOBILTELEFONER stores personal data associated with membership as long as the membership is active and then for a reasonable time after membership is terminated for the convenience of its members, and MOBILTELEFONER stores personal data used for subscriptions until the subscriber opts out. The criteria used to determine the period of storage of personal data is the respective statutory retention period or [insert other criteria used to determine storage period for data that does not have a statutory retention period]. After expiration of that period, the corresponding data is routinely deleted, as long as it is no longer necessary for the fulfillment of a contract or the initiation of a contract.
What About Security?
MOBILTELEFONER places a premium on making sure that personal identifying information remains private and secure and is not subject to misuse or manipulation. Accordingly, this Site has industry standard security measures in place, including storage of personal identifying information in a secure environment, to protect against the loss, misuse, and alteration of the information under MOBILTELEFONER’s control. Although MOBILTELEFONER has endeavored to create a secure and reliable Site, the confidentiality of any communication or material transmitted via the Internet cannot be guaranteed. Accordingly, you should consider carefully if you want to submit sensitive information via the Internet. MOBILTELEFONER urges you to take every precaution to protect your personal identifying information when on-line.
What Are My Choices Regarding Data Collection and Use?
The collection, use, and distribution of your personal identifying information is necessary for MOBILTELEFONER to provide certain products and services and to operate the Site. For example, all users who register for the Members Only Section and/or seek to receive from MOBILTELEFONER its products will need to agree to MOBILTELEFONER’s use and collection of personal identifying information.
But, a number of MOBILTELEFONER’s other programs are completely voluntary and you can decide on your own if you wish to participate or opt-out. For example, if MOBILTELEFONER conducts a survey, you do not have to participate unless you agree to do so and provide your e-mail address in order for MOBILTELEFONER to communicate with you.
MOBILTELEFONER also provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of certain MOBILTELEFONER business practices where your personal identifying information may be used. Specifically, users my opt-out of including the personal identifying information they provide to MOBILTELEFONER in connection with the following activities: (i) inclusion on the MOBILTELEFONER member directory, (ii) inclusion in member mailings, (iii) e-mail communications sent by MOBILTELEFONER, (iv) facsimile communications sent by MOBILTELEFONER, and (v) lease, rental, or sharing arrangements with MOBILTELEFONER’s business partners (when not done for the purpose of concluding e-commerce transactions that you execute with MOBILTELEFONER for its products and services).
Thus, to a large extent, you can control the information you provide or share with MOBILTELEFONER and/or its business partners. Moreover, even when MOBILTELEFONER contacts you, from time to time, regarding its products/services, this Site, or otherwise, if MOBILTELEFONER sends you such a communication, MOBILTELEFONER specifically provides you with the opportunity to opt-out of receiving similar future correspondence by sending an e-mail to email@example.com.
What About Correcting, Deleting, or Updating Information?
At any time, you may contact MOBILTELEFONER to correct, modify, or delete the information you provide to MOBILTELEFONER through this Site, namely, your name, e-email address, phone number, or address. In addition to the ability to make direct changes to the information stored in connection with your user/member profile, you may also e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any requests or changes. Moreover, when you cease to use MOBILTELEFONER’s services and no longer wish to be included in MOBILTELEFONER database, you may contact MOBILTELEFONER at email@example.com to request to have your information removed from our database. In the event that MOBILTELEFONER receives such a request or change, MOBILTELEFONER may require you to confirm or verify any change to your record. Please note, however, that the collection and uses of certain personal identifying information is necessary to provide certain products and services through the Site and the deletion of such necessary information, e.g., an e-mail address, may render a particular service or MOBILTELEFONER’s ability to provide it inoperable.