PRIVACY POLICY

KonaTel is committed to protecting the privacy of its subscribers and visitors to its website. This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) describes how KonaTel (“KonaTel” or the “Company”) will collect, access, use or disclose Customer Proprietary Information. It applies to our telecommunications services and our website (including all sections requiring the customer to login to view or select customer or account specific information our customer portal) (collectively, “Services”). It does not apply to third-party or affiliated services, which are governed by separate privacy policies. By using our Services, you consent to the terms of this Privacy Policy. For more information about our Services, please review our Terms and Conditions and Broadband Disclosure

We may modify the terms of this policy from time to time, and will provide notice of any material changes in the manner required by law. Please check this page regularly for updates.

What is Customer Proprietary Information?

Customer Proprietary Information (Customer PI or Personal Information) includes Personally Identifiable Information (PII), Customer Proprietary Network Information (CPNI), and the content of your communications.

PII is information that can be used on its own or with other information to identify, contact, or locate a single person, or to identify an individual in context. Personal Information does not include information that is not used to identify you, such as aggregate or anonymous information. Federal and state law require KonaTel to protect the confidentiality of Personal Information.

CPNI is information related to a subscriber’s use of KonaTel’s network (e.g., broadband traffic statistics, device identifiers, call detail information) and information contained within KonaTel subscribers’ voice-service bills. CPNI does not include directory information such as name, postal address, or telephone number. As KonaTel provides our Services to you, KonaTel obtains information about the quantity, technical configuration, type, location and destination of telecommunications services we provide to you, as well as some other information found on your KonaTel bills. This information may constitute CPNI, as defined by federal law. Any CPNI that KonaTel collects from you will be handled in accordance with federal law, the Company’s internal CPNI Policy and this Privacy Policy. Under federal law, you have the right, and KonaTel has the duty, to protect the confidentiality of your CPNI.

What information do we collect and how do we collect it?

We collect Personal Information in a number of ways. We automatically collect information when you use our Services. We also collect information about you that you provide to us, or that we obtain from third-party sources.

Information that we automatically collect. We automatically collect certain types of information when you use our Services. We may collect information about your KonaTel device, including but not limited to your device type, operating system version, signal strength, power status (on/off), and device identifiers. With your consent, we may also collect information related to your use of the device and the services you access through it, including but not limited to your call and data usage and history, your geolocation, the websites you visit, the apps you purchase, download, or use, and information about devices you tether to your KonaTel device. We may link information we automatically collect from you with Personal Information, including information you provide to us and information we gather from other sources. We may use software to follow your use of our Services and other applications, including the use of cookies, web beacons, and other mechanisms, in addition to analysis of network and device information. For example, we may allow analytic service providers(s) to collect site click-stream and cookie data to help track the use of our Services on an aggregate or individual basis. We may also use cookies or other tracking mechanisms on our Services to facilitate your use of our Services.

Information you provide to us. You may give us Personal Information in a variety of ways, including when you sign up for our Services, enroll in Lifeline, communicate with customer care, register on www.konatel.com, or use our Services. The types of Personal Information we collect from you may include your name, postal address, telephone number, password, e-mail address, date of birth, social security number (full or partial) or other government identification number, demographics, activities, location information, and personal preferences. We also collect information you submit through the “Contact Us” page on our website. The information you may be asked to provide includes your name, e-mail address, phone number, and any questions or issues you submit through the “Contact Us” page. Do not submit any sensitive Personal Information (e.g., passwords, Social Security Numbers, medical information, or financial information) through the “Contact Us” page. Third-party providers, including third-party applications, may collect information from you as well, but unless otherwise noted, such collection and use of your information is governed by those third parties’ privacy policies—not this one.

Information collected from other sources. We may obtain Personal Information about you from other sources, including from commercially available sources such as data aggregators and public databases, as well as from our affiliates and partners (including preinstalled applications). This information may include your name, demographic information, interests and publicly-observed data, such as from social media and shopping behavior, or other information. We may combine this information with the information we collect from and about you to help us tailor our communications to you, to improve our Services, and to provide you with offers, promotions, and advertisements.

Children. We do not knowingly solicit children to purchase our products and services to children or knowingly collect information from children under 13 years of age. If you allow a child to use your device or our services, you should be aware that their personal information could be collected as described in this policy.

How do we use your information?

We may use the information we collect from you in the following ways:

  • To provide our Services, manage our network, and protect the security or integrity of the Services, our business, and other customers.
  • To develop new products or services.
  • To contact you about KonaTel or third-party products, services, and offers that we believe you may find of interest.
  • To personalize your experience of our Services and to allow us to deliver the type of content and product offerings in which you are most interested.
  • To allow us to better serve you in responding to your customer service requests. To quickly process your transactions.
  • To administer a contest, promotion, survey or similar purposes (including retention and winback marketing).
  • To contact you by e-mail, phone, or direct mail.
  • To respond to legal process and emergencies.
  • For any other legitimate business purpose within the course of our customer-carrier relationship.

We may also use your Personal Information as described to you at the point of collection, with your consent. Where required, we will seek and obtain your consent to use your CPNI or other Personal Information for marketing purposes. If you would like to restrict the Company’s use of your CPNI or other Personal Information for the marketing of certain products or services, you may contact us by dialing 877-566-2835.

How do we protect information?

We maintain a variety of physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards. These safeguards help protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction. Be sure to use a strong password to access your information on www.konatel.com and not one you use for other services.

Do we disclose the information we collect to outside parties?

Subject to applicable legal restrictions on our use of Personal Information, applicable federal and state law, and your instructions to us, KonaTel may disclose information we collect from and about you to third parties as follows (or as otherwise described to you at the point of collection):

  • Affiliates. We may share your Personal and non-Personal Information with affiliated entities for certain business purposes.
  • Agents. We may share your Personal Information with third parties who perform services on our behalf
  • Third Party Verification Services. We may share limited Personal Information (e.g., name, postal address, phone number, or credit card information) about you with non-KonaTel entities to assist with identity verification, payment transactions and to prevent fraud and identity theft. These third party verification services are governed by those entities’ separate privacy policies and not this policy.
  • Other Third Parties with Your Consent. We may share your Personal Information with other third parties with your consent. For example, you may permit KonaTel to share your Personal Information with other third parties so that they may contact you about their products and services. The use of the information you agree to share will be subject to those third parties’ separate privacy policies.
  • Business Transfers. Your Personal 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, your Personal Information may also be transferred as a business asset.
  • Protection of KonaTel and Others. We may access, monitor, use or disclose your Personal Information or communications to do things such as: to comply with valid legal requests; in case of emergency, to protect our rights, property, or safety or those of our customers; to protect against fraud, malice, abuse, or illegal activity; to defend ourselves in court or other proceedings; to report to credit bureaus or collection agencies or to obtain payment for previously-billed products and services; where authorized by you; or to share with outside auditors or regulators.

De-identified or aggregated information. We may share Personal Information that is de-identified or in an aggregated form that does not directly identify you to improve our products, support our business, provide customer service, advertise our products, conduct market research, assist with research studies, assist with municipal or other government activities (e.g., planning), or to prepare internal or external reports. If we do so, we will take measures as required by federal law to protect de-identified data from re-identification.

Your use of third party applications and services. When using our Services, you may choose to use services and products offered by third parties, such as 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 Personal Information and obtaining information from KonaTel, including location information (when applicable). You may also choose to give your Personal Information directly to third parties when using our wireless services or devices. The Personal Information you give to a third party will be subject to that third party’s terms, conditions and policies—not this Privacy Policy. You should always review a third party’s privacy policy and terms of service before providing your Personal Information to them or using their services or products.

Your use of third party applications and services. When using our Services, you may choose to use services and products offered by third parties, such as 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 Personal Information and obtaining information from KonaTel, including location information (when applicable). You may also choose to give your Personal Information directly to third parties when using our wireless services or devices. The Personal Information you give to a third party will be subject to that third party’s terms, conditions and policies—not this Privacy Policy. You should always review a third party’s privacy policy and terms of service before providing your Personal Information to them or using their services or products.

Preinstalled third party applications. KonaTel may partner with some third-party application developers to enhance your KonaTel experience. These applications may or may not be branded as KonaTel applications and will be preinstalled on your device when you obtain it from KonaTel. These applications may require KonaTel to share certain Personal Information with the third-party application for them to function. When you use these applications, they may also share certain Personal Information with KonaTel, which KonaTel may use to provide you with enhanced Services, to market our offerings to you, or for any other purposes consistent with this policy. When you first subscribe to our Services, you will be given a choice to permit sharing Personal Information to facilitate the functioning of these applications. You may decline to opt-in to sharing Personal Information with these applications at that time or later by contacting us at 877-566-2835 and following any required instructions. If you decline to opt-in, you may not be able to use these third party applications, and certain features of these applications may not function.

Third-party compliance with KonaTel Privacy Policy. If we use any of the third parties as noted above, and those third parties require the use of Personal Information, we require that such third parties take reasonable steps to protect the confidentiality of that information. If you would like to restrict the disclosure of your Personal Information for the marketing of certain products or services, you may contact us at 877-566-2835.

How can you opt-out, remove or modify information you have provided to us?

If you would like to change your privacy choices, you may do so at any time by contacting us at 877-566-2835.

How will you let me know if this policy changes?

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page. We may modify the terms of this policy from time to time, and will notify of any material changes in the manner required by law. We may also seek your consent to have any changes to our privacy policy apply retroactively to information we collected from you prior to the change in policy. Please check this page regularly for updates.

What if I visit or use a third-party website, application, or service?

In an attempt to provide you with increased value, we may include third party links in our Services. These linked sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these linked sites (including if a specific link does not work).

What special rights apply to California consumers?

The California “Shine the Light” law, California Civil Code Section 1798.83, entitles California consumers to request information concerning whether a business has disclosed Personal Information to any third parties for that business’ direct marketing purposes. KonaTel may share Personal Information between KonaTel affiliates and marketing agents for marketing purposes. We do not share your Personal Information with unaffiliated third parties for their own independent marketing purposes without your consent. California residents may request the categories of Personal Information KonaTel shared with its affiliates during the previous calendar year, if any. To make your request for information or to opt-out of the disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes, send an email to support@konatel.com. Please be aware that not all information sharing is covered by the "Shine the Light" requirements and only information on covered sharing will be included in our response.

Written requests may be sent to:

  • KonaTel Inc.
  • 13601 Preston Rd., Suite 816E
  • Dallas, TX 75240

KonaTel will respond to these requests within 30 days. Requests that come to KonaTel through means other than email or mail to the above-listed addresses may result in a delayed response.

Questions and feedback

We welcome your questions, comments, and concerns about privacy. Please send us any and all feedback pertaining to privacy, or any other issue.