TRACFONE Wireless has instituted a comprehensive set of privacy policies and procedures to ensure that its Web site visitors' privacy is never compromised. The purpose of this privacy notice is to inform our Web site visitors of the type of information that TRACFONE, or a credit card processing partner acting on its behalf, collects from the Web site, how the information is gathered, how it is utilized, how long it is retained and how visitors can restrict its use or disclosure.
The collection of customer identifiable information is a critical element in the day-to-day operation of the Web site to allow TRACFONE to maintain the highest level of customer service for all Web site visitors. It is a common practice and often a necessity for companies, governments, or other organizations to collect customer identifiable information in order to conduct business and offer services.
TRACFONE always strives to safeguard the customer identifiable information obtained from its Web site users and visitors (collectively, "customers") from any unauthorized intrusions.
TRACFONE may contact people on the home phone number they enter on our website, input into our automated phone system or give to an agent in case of technical difficulties, promotions and/or reminders.
TRACFONE will not sell, trade, or disclose to third parties any customer identifiable information derived from the registration for, or use of, a TRACFONE product or service -- including customer names and addresses -- without the consent of the customer. TRACFONE will, however, disclose customer identifiable information as required by subpoena, search warrant, or other legal process or in the event that such customer is engaging in unlawful use of our Web site.
Collection and Use:
In some instances, TRACFONE may collect information that is not "customer identifiable information." Some examples of this type of information include the type of Internet browser you are using, the type of operating system you have configured on your computer, and the domain name of the Web site and/or Internet Service Provider from which you are linked to our Web site. TRACFONE primarily uses this information for market research and optimizing its systems in order to deliver the best customer experience possible.
TRACFONE may collect and use customer identifiable information for various purposes, including but not limited to, billing purposes, to provide or change service, to anticipate and resolve problems with your service, or to inform you of products and services that better meet your needs. This means that TRACFONE may use your customer identifiable information, in conjunction with information available from other sources, to market new services that may be of interest to you, but TRACFONE will not disclose your customer identifiable information to third parties who want to market products to you.
Declining e-mail offers:
TRACFONE will only send our customers e-mail regarding promotional offers or other news if a customer specifically grants us permission. A customer has the right to choose not to receive TRACFONE e-mail direct marketing communications by simply notifying us of their preference. This process is commonly termed opting-out or unsubscribing. At any time, a customer can unsubscribe from our e-mail list by clicking on the unsubscribe link found at the bottom of every message or promotion delivered electronically to our customers. Upon such choice, TRACFONE (a) will not contact that customer directly with TRACFONE promotional messages, and (b) will not use customer identifiable information obtained from that customer's registration to contact that customer with TRACFONE product or service messages. A customer may also choose not to receive such messages by notifying TRACFONE via fax or mail.
TRACFONE has gone to great lengths to implement technology and security features to safeguard the privacy of your customer identifiable information from unauthorized access or improper use, and TRACFONE, based on its judgment, will continue to enhance its security procedures as new technology becomes readily available. However, since there is no such thing as "perfect Internet security", TRACFONE cannot provide any guarantees of 100% security compliance.
TRACFONE will not read or disclose to third parties private e-mail communications that are transmitted using TRACFONE services except as required to operate the service or as otherwise authorized by law.
TRACFONE may also use customer identifiable information to investigate and help prevent potentially unlawful activity or activity that threatens the network or otherwise violates the customer agreement for that service.
TRACFONE honors requests from customers for account information and will correct any such information, which may be inaccurate. Customers may contact TRACFONE to verify that appropriate corrections have been made.
Other Web sites
Since TRACFONE's Web site contains links to other Web sites, we are not responsible for the content or privacy practices employed by these other Web sites. It is possible that on some occasions, these third party Web sites may in fact collect personal information from our customers. We recommend that you examine the privacy policies of such third party Web sites prior to submitting any personal information, as they may differ from ours.
Third Party Advertising Companies
Occasionally, we may conduct surveys on our Web site. Surveys are conducted at random and are completely voluntary to our Web site visitors. The survey may require a customer to provide customer identifiable information in exchange for the information or services provided by the survey. We may use this information in an aggregate manner to better tailor the type of services, information, and advertising that are provided on our Web site.
TRACFONE Web sites are not structured to attract children under the age of 13. TRACFONE believes there is no information on its Web site, which is inappropriate or objectionable for viewing by children.
TRACFONE does not knowingly, directly or passively, collect information from children under the age of 13. If we create offers and products that make it appropriate to collect information from children under the age of 13, we will notify you of the change in this Policy. We also will ask a parent to confirm his/her consent in advance of any collection, use or disclosure of that information. We do not collect any information that is not submitted to us. We only use personally identifiable information so that we may better understand our users' needs and send information to users regarding new services or offerings, including but not limited to any sweepstakes or other offering. We do not sell any personally identifiable information or disclose any personally identifiable information to third parties.
Ordering online products and services from TRACFONE is limited to adults (ages 18+). However you should be aware that wireless devices and services purchased for family use may be used by minors without the knowledge of TRACFONE. If that happens, any information collected from the usage will appear to be the personal information of the actual adult subscriber and treated as such under this Policy.