Privacy Policy

Together CTIA-The Wireless Association and GSMA LTD. (together, "we," "us," and "our" have created the StolenPhoneChecker, which users ("you") can access through our website. This Privacy Policy ("Privacy Policy") is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us through our website and the StolenPhoneChecker.

For purposes of this Agreement, "Service" refers to the StolenPhoneChecker which can be accessed via our website at in which you can input an ID from a wireless device (an "IMEI") to a field in our website to check if the device has been reported lost or stolen by a wireless service provider. By using the Service, you consent to our collection, storage, use and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.


We collect information from you in two ways: 1) information that you provide to us directly through your use of our website and Service, and 2) information that we collect automatically about your use of the website and the Service through cookies.

We collect information that you voluntarily provide through your use of the Service. For example, in order to use the Service you need to submit the IMEI number of the device for which you are checking the status. In an effort to improve the quality of the Service, we also automatically collect information provided by your browser, on a desktop, laptop or mobile device or by the software application you use to view or use the Service, such as the website you came from (known as the "referring URL"), the type of browser you use, the device from which you connected to the Service, the time and date of access, and other information that does not personally identify you. We collect this information using cookies, or small text files on your hard drive that include an anonymous unique identifier. We use cookies to collect anonymous usage data, general user demographic and preferences information, which helps us to monitor trends, analyze use patterns, and target the interests of our users and to enhance your experience on our website.

We do not link the information we collect from cookies to any personally identifiable information that you may submit by emailing or contacting us directly.

This Privacy Policy explains our current use and sharing practices, and does not limit our use or disclosure of non-personal information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such non-personal information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.


While we do not collect sensitive information (such as credit card data) from you, we do take precautions to protect the non-personal information we collect via the website and the Service. We implement technological, administrative, and physical security safeguards designed to protect information that we store offline.


As part of the Service, we may provide links to or compatibility with other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Service and our website. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website accessed by selecting a link on our website or via our Service. To the extent that you access or use the Service through or on another website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.


We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy and our Consumer Terms of Use and Disclaimer at any time. We will notify you of significant changes to our Privacy Policy by placing a prominent notice on our website. You should periodically check our website for updates.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy or the practices of this website, please contact us by sending an email to

Last Updated: This Privacy Policy was last updated on April 20, 2017.