Flash Wireless Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes how Flash Wireless, LLC (“Flash Wireless”) will collect, access, use or disclose your personal information. 

For purposes of this Policy, “you”, “your”, “customer”, “user” and similar terms mean an account holder or user with Flash Wireless.  “Flash Wireless”, “we”, “us”, “our” and similar terms mean Flash Wireless, LLC and its affiliates doing business as Flash Wireless.

This Policy also applies to our use of what our industry calls "Customer Proprietary Network Information" (“CPNI”). CPNI relates to the use of Flash Wireless voice services. It includes the length of calls, the phone numbers that customers call and similar information. CPNI does not include personal information, such as name, telephone number and e-mail address.

This Policy applies to all of our products, services, and websites ("Services"). A few of our Services may be covered by different privacy policies and in the event of a conflict between the two, the product or service specific policy governs. For example, we may have a separate policy or agreement for certain products, services or brands. We may also give you extra notices about your personal information. Your personal information is subject to U.S. law.

INFORMATION COLLECTED

We collect personal information about you and CPNI in various ways. We may also obtain information from other sources and may combine it with information we collect about you.

Information you give us. The personal information we collect includes information you give us such as name, postal address, telephone number, e-mail address, date of birth, social security number or other government identification number, demographics, activities, location information, and personal preferences. You may give us information in a variety of ways such as when you sign up for Services, communicate with customer care or register on one of our websites. Personal information does not include information that is not used to identify you including aggregate or anonymous information.

Information that we automatically collect. We automatically receive certain types of information whenever you use our Services. We may collect information about your device, your computer, and online activities. For example, we collect your device's and computer's IP address, the date and time of your access and the type of browser you use. We also collect information about your device's and computer's operating system, your location, and the website from which you came and then went and websites you visit on your device. We may link information we automatically collect with personal information, such as information you give us at registration or check out.

Information we collect when we provide you with Services includes when your wireless device is turned on, how your device is functioning, device signal strength, where it is located, what device you are using, what you have purchased with your device, how you are using it, what sites you visit and other CPNI.

We may use systems or tools to follow your use of our Services, including using cookies, web beacons and other tracking mechanisms. For example, we may allow collection by analytic service provider(s) of site click-stream and cookie data to help us track aggregate and individual use of our Services. We may sometimes use cookies to enable features on our sites, like the ability to save your shopping cart or set preferences.  These third party cookies are governed by the privacy policies of the entities placing the ads and are not subject to this Policy.

USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We use your personal information for a variety of purposes, including providing you with Services. We use your personal information to do things like:

·             Process your orders.

·             Protect our and our customers' rights and property.

·             Respond to legal process and emergencies.

·             Develop or inform you of new products and services.

·             Anonymize or aggregate personal information for various purposes like market analysis or traffic flow analysis and reporting.

·             Customize or personalize your experience with our Services.

·             Customize or personalize advertising and communications to bring you information about products and services of Flash Wireless or others that may interest you, including co-branded offers. For example, we may customize the ads you see when you are using our Internet-enabled devices. If we use information about your online activities to deliver advertising or communications tailored to your interests, we may share that information with third parties who select tailored advertising.

·             Monitor, evaluate or improve our Services, systems, or networks.

CUSTOMER PROPRIETARY NETWORK INFORMATION

You have a right, and Flash Wireless has a duty, under the law to ensure the confidentiality of CPNI. Subject to your permission, Flash Wireless may use your CPNI to market additional communications and data products and services similar to the types currently purchased from us. For example, Flash Wireless may market, among other product and services:

Again, subject to your permission, Flash Wireless may contact you to market additional products and services we and our partners sell.

Flash Wireless also discloses your CPNI as required by law (see "Information We Share” below). And, to provide service, we may use and disclose CPNI to our agents and independent contractors, but we restrict their use and limit disclosure of CPNI for purposes of providing service or to market products and services as previously described. We will also prohibit the third party from further disclosing the CPNI except as required by law and will require the third party to implement safeguards to protect the confidentiality of the CPNI.

INFORMATION WE SHARE

We may share information that is anonymized or in an aggregated form that does not directly identify you. We do not share your personal information or CPNI with third parties other than as follows and, with respect to CPNI, subject to the foregoing section labeled “Customer Proprietary Network Information”:

Related Parties and Service Providers. We may share information with our subsidiaries, affiliates and related parties to the extent we deem appropriate for our business purposes.  We may also share information with third parties who perform services on our behalf.

Group Account Holders. We may offer group accounts to business and government customers, family customers and other group account holders ("Group Accounts"). The account holder for Group Accounts is the entity or person that buys the service or product for its employees, family members or other authorized users. You (as the user of a device) may receive service, certain pricing, terms or other benefits through a Group Account with us. We may share with the Group Account holder customer registration and other information related to your use of our services.

Other Third Parties with Your Consent. We may share information with other third parties with your consent. For example, you may agree to our sharing your information with other third parties to hear about their products and services. Use of the information you agree to share will be subject to those third parties' separate privacy policies.

Disclosures to Third Party Application and Service Providers. You may choose to use services and products offered by third parties through our Services or devices like third party applications. When you leave our network you may also use mobile roaming services provided by third parties. Your use of such services and applications may result in these third parties collecting your information and obtaining information from Flash Wireless, including location information (when applicable). You may also choose to give information directly to third parties when using our Services. In each case, information you give a third party will be subject to its terms, conditions, and policies; not this Policy. You should review a third partys privacy policy and terms of service before providing your information or using the service.

Business Transfers. Information may be disclosed as part of any merger, acquisition, sale of company assets or transition of service to another provider. In the unlikely event of an insolvency, bankruptcy or receivership, information may also be transferred as a business asset.

Protection of Flash Wireless and others. We may access, monitor, use or disclose your information or communications to do things like:

·             comply with the law or respond to lawful requests or legal process;

·             protect the rights or property of us, our agents, members, our customers, and others including to enforce our agreements, policies and terms of use;

·             respond to emergencies;

·             initiate, render, bill, and collect for services; or

·             facilitate or verify the appropriate calculation of taxes, fees, or other obligations due to a local, state, or federal government requirement; or determine eligibility for government benefits.

NETWORK AND INFORMATION SECURITY

We maintain a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards. These safeguards help protect your information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. You can learn more about how you can protect your information by reviewing our FAQs.

INFORMATION CHOICES AND CHANGES

We may offer you choices regarding how we contact you for marketing related communications and whether we use information regarding your online activities for marketing purposes. If applicable, visit myflashwireless.com to learn about ways to register your privacy preferences with us. When we offer a do not contact feature, you may register a do not contact request by calling customer care or sending an email to customer care at the email address specified on myflashwireless.com. If you register a do-not-contact request, we may still contact you for non-promotional purposes, such as emails about your accounts or our ongoing business relations. If you disable cookies on your Internet browser, you also may stop some collection and use of data when you visit our web sites. If you would like to change certain Flash Wireless account information, you may create an online account and manage your account online. For more information, visit myflashwireless.com

CONTACTING US

If you have any questions about, or complaints that concern, this Policy, please call us at Flash Wireless’s customer care number at 1-888-226-2141 or email us at the email address found on myflashwireless.com.  If you prefer, you may also write us at the address for customer service found on myflashwireless.com.  To send us a legal notice relating to this Policy, send it to our legal notices address listed in, and by the method specified in the “Incident Reporting” section of the Acceptable Use Policy.

UPDATING THIS POLICY

We may change this Policy at any time. When we change the Policy we will give notice by changing the date it was last updated or as required by law.

YOUR CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS

California Civil Code Section 1798.83 allows our California customers to request the categories of personal information Flash Wireless shared with its affiliates during the previous calendar year. To make your request, send an email to the email address found for customer service on myflashwireless.com. Written requests may be sent to customer service at the address found for customer service on myflashwireless.com.  Flash Wireless will use its best efforts to respond to these requests within 30 days. Requests that come to Flash Wireless by other means may result in a delayed response.