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Privacy Policy

Effective Date: 9.28.2007

What This Privacy Policy Covers

This policy covers how ThePhoneDetective.com treats personal information that ThePhoneDetective.com collects and receives, including information related to your past use of ThePhoneDetective.com products and services. Personal information is information about you that is personally identifiable like your name, address, email address, or phone number, and that is not otherwise publicly available.

This policy does not apply to the practices of companies that ThePhoneDetective.com does not own or control, or to people that ThePhoneDetective.com does not employ or manage. In addition, certain ThePhoneDetective.com associated companies have their own privacy statements.

Information Collection and Use

  • In order to facilitate searches and manage our business ThePhoneDetective.com collects personal information about you. We collect personal information about you when you voluntarily register with ThePhoneDetective.com, when you use ThePhoneDetective.com products or services and your browser interacts with us, when you visit ThePhoneDetective.com pages or the pages of certain ThePhoneDetective.com partners, and when you conduct certain searches. ThePhoneDetective.com may combine information that we have about you with information we obtain from business partners or other companies.
  • The personal information we collect about you through theses various sources may include, but is not limited to: your name, email address, birth date, gender, zip code and phone search information. Once you register with ThePhoneDetective.com and sign in to our services, you are not anonymous to us.
  • By submitting your email address on our registration page you agree that you're opting into our no-cost newsletter and email alerts service. You understand that you will receive messages that are commercial in nature. An opt-out "unsubscribe" link will be provided for your convenience in each message. Customers may log into our members area to find our mailing address for opting out of email newsletters and alerts.
  • ThePhoneDetective.com collects information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners, including information about your use of search products and information we offer.
  • ThePhoneDetective.com automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, ThePhoneDetective.com's cookie information, and the page you request.
  • ThePhoneDetective.com uses information for the following general purposes: to customize the advertising and content you see, fulfill your requests for products and services, improve our services, contact you, conduct research, and provide anonymous reporting for internal and external clients.

Information Sharing and Disclosure

ThePhoneDetective.com does not rent, sell, or share personal information about you with other people or nonaffiliated companies except to provide products or services you've requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:

  • By submitting your information and selecting the opt-in checkbox on our registration page you agree to allow ThePhoneDetective.com to share or transfer personally identifiable information with third parties.
  • We provide the information to trusted partners who work on behalf of or with ThePhoneDetective.com under confidentiality agreements. These companies may use your personal information to help communicate with you about offers from ThePhoneDetective.com and our marketing partners.
  • We respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims.
  • We believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of ThePhoneDetective.com terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.
  • We transfer information about you if ThePhoneDetective.com is acquired by or merged with another company. In this event, ThePhoneDetective.com will notify you by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your ThePhoneDetective.com account or by placing a prominent notice on our site before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  • We transfer information about you if the ThePhoneDetective.com service is acquired by another company. In this event, ThePhoneDetective.com will notify you by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your ThePhoneDetective.com account or by placing a prominent notice on our site before information about you is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.
  • ThePhoneDetective.com may display targeted advertisements based on personal information. Advertisers (including ad serving companies) may assume that people who interact with, view, or click on targeted ads meet the targeting criteria - for example, women ages 18-24 from a particular geographic area.
  • ThePhoneDetective.com does not provide any personal information to the advertiser when you interact with or view a targeted ad. However, by interacting with or viewing an ad you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser will make the assumption that you meet the targeting criteria used to display the ad.
  • ThePhoneDetective.com works with vendors, partners, advertisers, and other service providers in different industries and categories of business. For more information regarding providers of products or services that you've requested please read our detailed reference links.


  • ThePhoneDetective.com may set and access ThePhoneDetective.com cookies on your computer.
  • ThePhoneDetective.com lets other companies that show advertisements on some of our pages set and access their cookies on your computer. Other companies' use of their cookies is subject to their own privacy policies, not this one. Advertisers or other companies do not have access to ThePhoneDetective.com's cookies.

Your Ability to Edit and Delete Your Account Information and Preferences

  • You can edit your ThePhoneDetective.com Account Information, including your marketing preferences, at any time, by clicking the "Unsubscribe" link in any email message.
  • We reserve the right to send you certain communications relating to the ThePhoneDetective.com service, such as service announcements, administrative messages and customer receipts, that are considered part of your ThePhoneDetective.com account, without offering you the opportunity to opt-out of receiving them.

Confidentiality and Security

  • We limit access to personal information about you to employees and contractors who we believe reasonably need to come into contact with that information to provide products or services to you or in order to do their jobs.
  • We have physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards that comply with federal regulations to protect personal information about you.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

ThePhoneDetective.com may update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your ThePhoneDetective.com account or by placing a prominent notice on our site.


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