Effective: July 2021

 

iconectiv, LLC, functioning as the administrator of the Short Code Registry in the United States (“Registry Service Provider” or “we” or “us” or “our”), is sensitive to the privacy concerns of all visitors (“users” or “you” or “your” or “yourself” or “customers”), of usshortcodes.com (“Website”). As such, we have developed a privacy program to ensure the security and protection of the data that we collect through the provision of our mission-critical services. This Privacy Policy explains our online information practices and the choices you can make about the way your information is collected, used, and shared. By using the Website, you consent to the data practices contained in this Privacy Policy. 

 

1. Information You Provide.

 

You are free to visit the Website without identifying yourself. However, if you would like more information regarding the Short Code Registry products and services, you will be required to first create an account. When you create an account, we will request certain business information, including your first name, last name, business name, phone number, mailing address, email address, company URL, and Federal Tax ID (“FEIN”). This information will enable us to contact you regarding the products and services provided, and provide us with aggregate demographic data that the Website uses to improve the services offered to users. Additionally, if you wish to apply to lease a short code, you will be asked a series of questions relating to you, your company, and your intended use of any short code(s) you intend to lease. Lastly, we may from time to time request personal information from you to allow us to provide customer service, network management, surveys, offers of related services, and other exchanges of information.

 

2. Information We Collect Automatically.

 

We gather aggregated information about all users, such as what areas of the Website are visited most frequently and what services users access most often. The Website automatically log IP addresses, session sources, and other data which tracks users' access to the Website. We analyze these logs in order to understand aggregate user behavior as well as for system performance monitoring. These logs are analyzed for the overall, aggregate trends they reveal about our customers, not for individual user behaviors.

 

3. Information We Share.

 

By using the Website or submitting an application for a short code, you hereby grant Registry Service Provider, participating wireless carriers, and their respective designees and agents, a license to use, copy, distribute, publish, and modify all of the data contained in your short code application or submitted thereafter (“Data”) for the purposes of processing your application, providing you with the services you requested and related services, notifying you of changes to the services for archival purposes, and creating and using aggregated and deidentified information about your use of short codes. The aggregated Data (including all derived Data) is used to determine the demographics of our users, and to distribute statistics and general marketplace information about the Short Code Registry. These demographics will always represent aggregate information and will never identify specific users. Certain non-personal information regarding users is also recorded by internet servers that host the Website. Additionally, you acknowledge and agree that the Data may be publicly disclosed or made available through the Website, and that we may disclose aggregated user statistics to prospective partners, advertisers, other third parties, and may otherwise use and provide such Data (including derived data) on an aggregated basis to third parties, for any lawful purposes. Except as otherwise provided in this Privacy Policy, any other information you supply to us will not be given, sold, rented, loaned, or otherwise disclosed to any third parties, except as expressly provided herein.

 

4. Legal Disclosures.

 

By using the Website you understand and agree that we may access, monitor, use, or disclose information that you provide, or your communications with us, to comply with a search warrant, subpoena, or court order; to respond to emergencies; to enforce an agreement with you; to protect our rights or property, or the rights or property of our agents, vendors, service providers, members, and customers; or in the case of a corporate sale, merger, dissolution, or acquisition.

 

5. Cookies.

 

A cookie is a small data file that certain websites write to your hard drive when you visit them. A cookie can contain information that allows a website to track the pages you have visited. The only personal information a cookie can contain is information you supply yourself. A cookie cannot read data off your hard disk or read cookies created by other websites. The Website uses cookies to tell when a user is a repeat visitor and to let us know how the user found the site. Cookies also allow us to automatically link users to their personalized accounts. When you create an account, the Website uses a cookie to store a unique, random code. The Website only uses this code to identify you anonymously in our database and to track the pages you visit on our Website. This helps us better understand and improve areas of the Website that our users find valuable. The Website also uses cookies to enable you to access certain restricted areas of the Website without having to log in each time. If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. Though some of the services require the use of cookies, visitors to the Website always have the option of disabling cookies via their browser preferences. However, some of the services of the Website will not work if you have cookies disabled.

 

6. User Options.

 

From time to time, we may notify users of new products, announcements, upgrades, and updates. Users may opt out of receiving these promotional mailings by sending an email with their first and last name to: webteam@iconectiv.com, or by contacting us at our mailing address:

 

Short Code Registry (CSCA)

c/o iconectiv
Attn: Short Code Registry (marketing Communications and Legal)

100 Somerset Corporate Blvd. 
Bridgewater, NJ 08807

 

Users may not opt out of emails related to account information, business practices, and systems operations, such as outage notifications and quota warnings. 

 

7. Provision of Unsolicited Information.

 

We appreciate your feedback and suggestions. Our goal is to provide all our customers with high quality products and services. Our ability to freely evaluate and, if appropriate, implement ideas and information you provide improves the online experience for all users. Therefore, any information, feedback, data, questions, comments, suggestions, or any other material, submitted to the Website, whether solicited or unsolicited, regarding its software, website, or technology shall be deemed non-confidential. By providing any such material, you grant us an unrestricted, irrevocable, royalty-free, and perpetual right to freely, reproduce, use, disclose, modify, perform, publish, translate, create derivative works from, distribute, and display any such information you send to us or submit via the Website, without limitation, for any and all commercial and non-commercial purposes. We are free to use any ideas, concepts, or techniques provided by you for any purpose whatsoever including, but not limited to, developing, manufacturing, and marketing products incorporating such ideas, concepts, or techniques.

 

8. Privacy Policy Changes.

 

From time to time, we may modify this Privacy Policy. If we make any changes to this Privacy Policy, we will post the changes to the Website. Changes to this Privacy Policy will be effective once posted. Your continued use of the Website constitutes your acceptance of the current Privacy Policy.

 

9. Contact Us.

 

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or anything contained in this Website, please contact:

 

Short Code Registry (CSCA)

c/o iconectiv 
100 Somerset Corporate Blvd. 
Bridgewater, NJ 08807
Attn: Short Code Registry Legal

Email: support@usshortcodes.com