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Privacy Policy

Scope of This Privacy Policy

 

This Privacy Policy describes how Educational Broadband Service Agency LLC d/b/a/ Mobile Beacon (“we” or “EBSA”), protects your privacy when you use our website located at www.mobilebeacon.org (the “Website”). This Privacy Policy applies only to Personal Information and data collected through our Website or through e-mail or other submissions sent to EBSA. “Personal Information” means information that identifies you personally, either alone or in combination with other information available to us. This Privacy Policy is part of and incorporated into the Terms of Use for our Website.

 

Your Consent to This Privacy Policy

 

By using our Website, you are agreeing to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy. If you do not consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of your Personal Information as described in this Privacy Policy, you may not use our Website. If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Privacy Policy or our privacy practices, please send an e-mail to us at [email protected].

 

This Privacy Policy May Change

 

We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time, and without prior notice, by posting the revised version of this Privacy Policy on the Website. Your use of our Website following any such change constitutes your agreement that all Personal Information collected from or about you through the Website after the revised Privacy Policy is posted will be subject to the terms of the revised Privacy Policy. You may access the current version of this Privacy Policy at any time by clicking on the link marked “Privacy Policy” at the bottom of each page of our Website.

 

What Personal Information Do We Collect on Our Website?

 

Information You Volunteer. We collect the Personal Information you knowingly and voluntarily provide when you use our Website. For example, we may collect the information you provide when you register on our Website, complete the “Contact Us” form on our Website, or otherwise voluntarily provide information to us. In addition, when you complete your registration process online via our service provider, SalesForce.com platform (a link to which is available on our Website), for the wireless broadband service (the “Service”), you may be asked to provide your name, billing address, credit card number, email address, or other information, which information will be shared with the Service provider, T-Mobile.

 

Information Sent to Us by Your Web Browser.

 

We may collect information that is sent to us automatically by your web browser, such as your IP address, the address of the web page you were visiting when you accessed our Website, information on your operating system and browser, and the date and time of your visit. The information we receive depends on the settings on your web browser. The information provided by your browser does not identify you personally. We use this non-personal information primarily to create statistics that help us improve our Website and our business. However, if you have created a user profile by registering on our Website, we may link the information provided by your browser to information that identifies you personally. In addition, we may review our server logs for security purposes, such as detecting intrusions into our network. If we suspect criminal activity, we might share our server logs — which contain visitors’ IP addresses — with the appropriate investigative authorities who could use that information to trace and identify individuals.

 

Information Collected Using “Cookies” and Other Web Technologies.

 

Like many websites, we may use “cookies,” and similar technologies to collect information and manage our Website. A cookie is a small text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web server. Cookies cannot be used to install computer programs or deliver viruses to your computer. We may use cookies to collect information about the ways visitors use our Website or to facilitate your interactions with our Website. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you may set your browser to reject cookies or to alert you when a cookie is placed on your computer. You may also delete our cookies as soon as you leave our Website.

 

How Do We Use Your Personal Information?

 

We use the Personal Information collected through our Website to provide information you may request, to respond to your inquiries, to improve our Website, to provide you with certain information or updates regarding the Service, to communicate with T-Mobile regarding Service accounts, and for any other applicable purposes related to our business. We may, from time to time, use your Personal Information to send you information we believe may be of interest to you. We may use tracking technologies, such as cookies to collect and store information when you use or interact with our Website, marketing communications, advertising content and/or third party websites, in order to provide you with personalized advertising based on your browsing activities and interests. We also use your Personal Information for security and fraud prevention purposes, to better understand our customers and potential customers, to better market and advertise the Services, and for other purposes as we may disclose to you at the time that we collect your Personal Information or to which you subsequently consent. We may also use your information to improve our services and to develop new products and services.

 

Social Media Policy

 

Mobile Beacon reserves the right to and may share to, Social Media certain Personal Information collected from you. “Social Media” means digital or internet platforms, in existence now or in the future, including, but not limited to, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, and LinkedIn where media is shared in a public or semi-public manner. This information may include your first name, the name of your organization, and/or your images. We will obtain a separate authorization release and waiver from you if your name and image are featured.

 

With Whom Do We Share Your Personal Information?

 

Related Entities and Trusted Third Parties. We may share Personal Information collected through our Website with our current or future affiliates, subsidiaries, parent company, or related entities (the “EBSA Affiliates”), or with companies and organizations that perform services on our behalf, for example, companies that provide data management or other support services to us (such as data storage, web hosting, or email services). We will also share with the Service provider, T-Mobile, the information you provide when you complete your registration process online for the Services. From time to time we may offer sweepstakes, contests or other promotions (collectively, “Promotions”) on our Website which may be co-sponsored by a third party. The official rules for the applicable Promotion will disclose to you that your information will be shared, and you will have the opportunity to review the official rules before you register for any such Promotion. By entering or registering for a Promotion, you are deemed to have consented to the use and sharing of your Personal Information and other data as described in the Promotion’s official rules. We will not share your information with third parties for their marketing purposes without your permission or consent (including deemed consent as noted above), except as described in this Privacy Policy.

 

Anonymous or Aggregated Information.

 

EBSA may create aggregate reports on user demographics, Website traffic or usage information for T-Mobile, advertisers on our Website, third parties administering advertising programs on our Website, or certain Promotion sponsors and partners (collectively, “Third Parties”). We may inform these Third Parties of our analyses of our server logs, including details regarding Website usage and general information about our Website users, however, such disclosures will refer only to general, aggregate usage data from these analyses – never specific identifying information. This may allow these Third Parties to provide advertisements that are pertinent to our users’ needs, or to provide improvements to the Service or marketing thereof. Because we don’t track usage patterns in a manner which can be identified to individual users, any Third Party advertiser will never know that a specific user clicked their ad or profile.

 

Legal Compliance and Safety.

 

We and the EBSA Affiliates may disclose the Personal Information collected through our Website when we or they, in good faith, believe disclosure is appropriate to: (i) comply with the law (or a court order or subpoena); (ii) prevent or investigate a possible crime, such as fraud or identity theft; (iii) enforce the Terms of Use or other agreements that govern your use of our Website; (iv) respond to your requests for customer service; or (v) protect the rights, property or safety of EBS, the EBSA Affiliates, any of our users or others; or to protect your vital interests.

 

Successor Entities.

 

Information submitted to our Website is an asset of EBSA and will become part of our normal business records. Your Personal Information and other data collected by us may be transferred to another company that has acquired the assets of EBSA or any of the EBSA Affiliates, for example, as the result of a sale, merger, reorganization, dissolution or liquidation. If such a transfer occurs, the acquiring company’s use of your Personal Information will still be subject to this Privacy Policy, and the privacy preferences you have expressed to us.

 

Modifying or Deleting Your Information

 

We respect your right to make choices about the ways we collect, use and disclose your Personal Information. If you wish to have your Personal Information modified, updated or deleted from our databases, you may email us at [email protected].

 

Transfer of Data Abroad

 

If you are visiting this Website from a country other than the countries in which our servers are located (currently USA) the various communications will necessarily result in the transfer of information across international boundaries. By visiting our Website and communicating electronically with us, you consent to the processing and transfer of your data as set out in this Privacy Policy.

 

Third-Party Website Privacy Practices

 

Our Website contains links to Third Party websites and/or databases that are not operated by us (including without limitation those operated by or for T-Mobile). These links are provided for your reference and convenience only and do not necessarily imply any endorsement of the activities of these Third-Party websites nor any association with their operators. We do not control these websites and we are not responsible for their data practices. We urge you to review the privacy policy posted on any websites you visit before using the websites or providing any Personal Information about yourself. Your Personal Information that we collect from you and provide to T-Mobile in connection with your registration for the Service becomes subject to T-Mobile’s privacy policy and practices, and Mobile Beacon maintains no responsibility with respect to the privacy and security of such information (except to the extent Mobile Beacon retains or stores any such information in its database).

 

Children’s Privacy

 

We recognize the importance of protecting children’s online privacy. Our Website is not intended for users under the age of 18, and we will not knowingly request Personal Information from, or market to children under the age of 13. If you are under the age of 13, do not provide us with any Personal Information. To the extent you disclose to us any Personal Information about a minor child, under the age of 13, you agree that you have the authority to do so as a parent or legal guardian and you authorize us to use and disclose such Personal Information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. If we learn that someone under 13 has provided Personal Information to the Website, we will use reasonable efforts to remove such information from our databases. Mobile Beacon does not collect Personal Information from children, and permission will be requested from the guardians of minors prior to being featured in any Social Media post.

 

How Long Do We Store Data?

 

We keep your Personal Information for varying periods of time depending on the type of information and the business and legal requirements. We keep your Personal Information as long as you are utilizing our services. If you no longer subscribe to a Service, we still may need that information for business and legal requirements. These may include, but are not limited to, protecting against fraud, calculating taxes, or responding to legal requests. Other information may be deleted automatically after a set period of time. We are not required by law to store or delete Personal Information at any point, this is done at the discretion of Mobile Beacon or by your request.

 

Security

 

EBSA operates secure data networks protected by industry standard firewall and password protection systems, and only authorized individuals have access to the Personal Information provided by our Website’s users. Other security practices may be employed including, technical, administrative, and physical safeguards. Our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and modified as necessary. However, please note that no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. As a result, we cannot guarantee the security of the information that you transmit via our Website.

 

Effective Date

 

This Privacy Policy is effective as of September 1, 2021.

Attention! Update on Mobile Beacon's Hours

Our office will be closed on Monday, July 4th in observation of the holiday.

Starting July 5th and running through Sept. 2nd, Mobile Beacon is changing our hours of operation. Our office will be open from 8 AM to 6 PM EST Monday through Thursday and 8 AM to 1 PM EST on Friday. You can always email our team at [email protected] or call our 24/7 Technical Support line at 877-879-5031.