TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Last modified: November 10, 2022
Who we are
Al Rafay Consulting is created by Al Rafay Consulting, LLC (hereinafter “Al Rafay Consulting”) is a limited liability company registered with the Illinois Secretary of State. The company was incorporated in Illinois.. Customer privacy is important to us, and we know it is important to many of you too. That’s why we want to be forthright and inform you how we collect data and why. Specifically, collected data will be used in general operation, machine learning, analytics, and other related uses. Further, we all must comply with federal telecommunications regulations and carrier agreements.
We may collect data from or about you.
Who may use the services
You must be at least 13 years old to use the service. If you are accepting these terms and using the services on behalf of a company, organization, government, or other legal entity, you represent and warrant that you are authorized to do so.
We recognize the need to provide further privacy protections with respect to personal information we may collect from children on our application. When we intend to collect personal information from children, we take additional steps to protect children’s privacy, including: notifying parents about our information practices with regard to children, including the types of personal information we may collect from children, the uses to which we may put that information, and whether and with whom we may share that information; in accordance with applicable law, obtaining consent from parents for the collection of personal information from their children, or for sending information about our products and services directly to their children; limiting our collection of personal information from children to no more than is reasonably necessary to participate in an online activity; and, giving parents access or the ability to request said access to personal information we have collected from their children and giving them the opportunity to request that said information be changed or deleted.
What information we collect and why we collect it.
How we use that information.
How to access and update information.
We made it as short and simple as possible. Please read the key terms carefully – and if you have any complaints or suggestions, feel free to contact us at alrafayglobal.com.
Information we collect
We collect information to provide better services to all of our users – from figuring out what country you are from and your current location.
We collect information in the following ways:
Information you give us, when creating an account, we may ask you for basic information. The option to edit your information is available in the settings section. This information is known as the personal information provided to us by you, along with anonymous information–information that does not directly or indirectly identify, and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual guest. We may use the personal information and anonymous information to create a third type of information, aggregate information–information about groups or categories of guests which does not identify and cannot reasonably be used to identify an individual guest.
Said information may be used to provide you with the products and services you request; communicate with you about your account or transactions with us and send you information about features on our sites and applications or changes to our policies; consistent with local law and choices and controls that may be available to you we may use information collected from you, or from devices associated with you to: send you offers and promotions for our other products and services or third party products and services, personalize content and experiences, provide you with advertising based on your activity on our application and on third-party sites and applications. We aim to optimize and improve our products, services and operations as well as detect, investigate and prevent activities that may violate our policies or be illegal.
Information others provide about you
We also collect content and information that other people provide when they use our Services, including information about you, your phone, your location, your mobile carrier, your data plan, your data usage, and other related metrics.
Information about payments.
If you use our Services for purchases or financial transactions, we collect information about the purchase or transaction. This includes your payment information, such as your credit or debit card number and other card information, and other account and authentication information, as well as billing, shipping and contact details.
We may collect information from or about the computers, phones, or other devices where you install or access our Services, depending on the permissions you’ve granted. We may associate the information we collect from your different devices, which helps us provide consistent Services across your devices. Here are some examples of the device information we collect:
Attributes such as the operating system, hardware version, device settings, file and software names and types, battery and signal strength, and device identifiers.
Device locations, including specific geographic locations, such as through GPS, Bluetooth, or WiFi signals.
Connection information such as the name of your mobile operator or ISP, browser type, language and time zone, mobile phone number and IP address.
We collect device-specific information (such as your hardware model, operating system version, unique device identifiers, and mobile network information including phone number).
When you use our services or view content provided by Al Rafay Consulting, we automatically collect and store certain information in server logs. This includes:
Details of how you used our service, such as your search queries, your activities between other users, data usage, data sharing, and other related metrics.
When you use Al Rafay Consulting services, we may collect and process information about your actual location.
Where we use the information
We use all of the information we have to help us provide and support our Services. Here’s how:
We are able to deliver our Services, personalize content, and make suggestions for you by using this information to understand how you use and interact with our Services and the people or things you’re connected to and interested in on and off our Services.
We also may use information we have to provide shortcuts and suggestions to you. When we have location information, we use it to tailor our Services for you and others, like helping you to check-in and find local events or offers in your area or tell your friends that you are nearby.
We conduct surveys and research, test features in development, and analyze the information we have to evaluate and improve products and services, develop new products or features, and conduct audits and troubleshooting activities.
Communicate with you.
We use your information to send you marketing communications, communicate with you about our Services and let you know about our policies and terms. We also use your information to respond to you when you contact us.
Show and measure ads and services.
We may use the information we have to improve our advertising and measurement systems so we can show you relevant ads on and off our Services and measure the effectiveness and reach of ads and services. Learn more about advertising on our Services and how you can control how information about you is used to personalize the ads you see.
Cookies and tracking
The services provided by our application may use “cookies” and other technologies such as hardware-based device identifiers, web beacons, operating system based identifiers and other similar technologies. A “cookie” is a small file stored when told to do so. Some of the cookies are 1st party from the site itself and others are 3rd party belonging to advertising and analytics entities or social networks. You can disable cookies or set a browser (from the web) to alert you when cookies are being sent to your device. You can disable cookies or set your browser to alert you when cookies are in effect; however, disabling cookies may affect your ability to use the Services.
Promote safety and security.
We use the information we have to help verify accounts and activity, and to promote safety and security on and off of our Services, such as by investigating suspicious activity or violations of our terms or policies. We work hard to protect your account using teams of engineers, automated systems, and advanced technology such as encryption and machine learning. We also offer easy-to-use security tools that add an extra layer of security to your account.
*We follow generally accepted industry standards and maintain reasonable safeguards to attempt to ensure the security, integrity and privacy of information in our possession.
Compliance and cooperation with regulatory authorities
Things you do and information you provide.
We aim to provide you with the ability to exercise certain controls and choices regarding our collection, use and sharing of your information. In accordance with local law, your controls and choices may include: you may correct, update or delete your registration account; you may change your choices for subscriptions, newsletters and alerts; you may choose whether we share your personal information with other companies so they can send you offers and promotions about their services and/or products; you may choose whether to receive targeted advertising; you may request access to the personal information we hold about you and that we delete or alter said information. You may exercise your controls through the application.
*Please be aware that if you do not allow us to collect personal information from you, we may not be able to deliver certain services and/or products to you. Some of our services may not be able to take account of your particular preferences. If you have any questions contact our guest services above.
Your networks and connections.
If you want to use the Services, we would ask for your credit card number and store it in our database for future use. ACH method, you would have to give us your bank information. The email and ACH information are always manually typed by the account owner, it is never saved in our database.
By using the Service you are agreeing to every provision of this Agreement whether or not you have read it. This agreement also applies to anyone who uses your Service.
We and possibly your Data Carrier collect personal information about you. By entering into this Agreement, you consent to our data collection, use and sharing practices described in this policy.
If you subscribe to Service for which usage charges are billed at the end of the billing period, we may investigate your credit history at any time. If you’d like the name and address of any credit agency that gives us a credit report about you, just ask.
You consent to allow Al Rafay Consulting and anyone who collects on our behalf to contact you about your account status, including past due or current charges, using prerecorded calls, email and calls or messages delivered by an automatic telephone dialing system to any wireless phone number, other contact number or email address you provide. Al Rafay Consulting will treat any email address you provide as your private email that is not accessible by unauthorized third parties. Unless you notify us that your wireless service is based in a different time zone, calls will be made to your cellular device during permitted calling hours based upon the time zone affiliated with the mobile telephone number you provide.
Your wireless device must comply with Federal Communications Commission regulations, be certified for use on your Data Carrier’s network, and be compatible with your Service. Please be aware that we may change your wireless device’s software, applications or programming remotely, without notice. This could affect your stored data, or how you’ve programmed or use your wireless device. By activating Service that uses a SIM (Subscriber Identity Module) card, you agree we own the intellectual property and software in the SIM card that we may change the software or other data in the SIM card remotely and without notice, and we may utilize any capacity in the SIM card for administrative, network, business and/or commercial purposes.
DISCLAIMER OF WARRANTIES
We make no representations or warranties, express or implied, including, to the extent permitted by applicable law, any implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose, or about your Service. Al Rafay Consulting Wireless is not responsible for any third–party information, content, applications or services you access, download or use on your device. You are responsible for maintaining virus and other Internet security protections when accessing these third–party products or services. For additional information, visit the Al Rafay Consulting website at alrafayglobal.com.
WAIVERS AND LIMITATIONS OF LIABILITY
You and Al Rafay Consulting both agree to limit claims against each other solely to direct damages. That means neither of us will claim any damages that are indirect, special, consequential, incidental, treble or punitive. For example, disallowed damages include those arising out of a Service or device failure, unauthorized access or changes to your account or device, or the use of your account or device to access or make changes to an account with another entity, such as a financial entity, without authorization. This limitation and waiver will apply regardless of the theory of liability. It also applies if you bring a claim against one of our suppliers, to the extent we would be required to indemnify the supplier for the claim.You agree we aren’t responsible for problems caused by you or others, or by any act of God. You also agree we aren’t liable for missed or deleted voicemails or other messages, or for any information (like pictures) that gets lost or deleted if we work on your device. If another wireless carrier is involved in any problem (for example, while you’re roaming), you also agree to any limitations of liability that it imposes.
HOW DO I RESOLVE DISPUTES WITH AL RAFAY CONSULTING?
WE HOPE TO MAKE YOU A HAPPY CUSTOMER, BUT IF THERE’S AN ISSUE THAT NEEDS TO BE RESOLVED, THIS SECTION OUTLINES WHAT’S EXPECTED OF BOTH OF US.
YOU AGREE THAT YOU AND AL RAFAY CONSULTING BOTH AGREE TO RESOLVE DISPUTES ONLY BY ARBITRATION OR IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. YOU UNDERSTAND THAT BY THIS AGREEMENT YOU ARE GIVING UP THE RIGHT TO BRING A CLAIM IN COURT OR IN FRONT OF A JURY. WHILE THE PROCEDURES MAY BE DIFFERENT, AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD YOU THE SAME DAMAGES AND RELIEF, AND MUST HONOR THE SAME TERMS IN THIS AGREEMENT, AS A COURT WOULD. IF THE LAW ALLOWS FOR AN AWARD OF ATTORNEYS’ FEES, AN ARBITRATOR CAN AWARD THEM TOO. WE ALSO BOTH AGREE THAT:
(1) THE FEDERAL ARBITRATION ACT APPLIES TO THIS AGREEMENT. EXCEPT FOR SMALL CLAIMS COURT CASES, ANY DISPUTE THAT IN ANY WAY RELATES TO OR ARISES OUT OF THIS AGREEMENT OR FROM ANY EQUIPMENT, PRODUCTS AND SERVICES YOU RECEIVE FROM US (OR FROM ANY ADVERTISING FOR ANY SUCH PRODUCTS OR SERVICES), INCLUDING ANY DISPUTES YOU HAVE WITH OUR EMPLOYEES OR AGENTS, WILL BE RESOLVED BY ONE OR MORE NEUTRAL ARBITRATORS BEFORE THE AMERICAN ARBITRATION ASSOCIATION (“AAA”) OR BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU (“BBB”). YOU CAN ALSO BRING ANY ISSUES YOU MAY HAVE TO THE ATTENTION OF FEDERAL, STATE, OR LOCAL GOVERNMENT AGENCIES, AND IF THE LAW ALLOWS, THEY CAN SEEK RELIEF AGAINST US FOR YOU. THIS AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE CONTINUES TO APPLY EVEN AFTER YOU HAVE STOPPED RECEIVING SERVICE FROM US.
(2) UNLESS YOU AND AL RAFAY CONSULTINGAGREE OTHERWISE, THE ARBITRATION WILL TAKE PLACE IN THE COUNTY OF YOUR BILLING ADDRESS. FOR CLAIMS OVER $10,000, THE AAA’S CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES WILL APPLY. FOR CLAIMS OF $10,000 OR LESS, THE PARTY BRINGING THE CLAIM CAN CHOOSE EITHER THE AAA’S CONSUMER ARBITRATION RULES OR THE BBB’S RULES FOR BINDING ARBITRATION OR, ALTERNATIVELY, CAN BRING AN INDIVIDUAL ACTION IN SMALL CLAIMS COURT. YOU CAN GET PROCEDURES, RULES AND FEE INFORMATION FROM THE AAA (WWW.ADR.ORG), THE BBB (WWW.BBB.ORG) OR FROM US. FOR CLAIMS OF $10,000 OR LESS, YOU CAN CHOOSE WHETHER YOU’D LIKE THE ARBITRATION CARRIED OUT BASED ONLY ON DOCUMENTS SUBMITTED TO THE ARBITRATOR, OR BY A HEARING IN PERSON OR BY PHONE. IF YOU ARE LOCATED IN CALIFORNIA AT ANY RELEVANT TIME RELATED TO THE UNDERLYING DISPUTE, YOU AND AL RAFAY CONSULTING AGREE THAT YOU NOR AL RAFAY CONSULTING MAY NOT FILE ANY CLAIM IN ARBITRATION FOR ANY REASON OR AMOUNT.
(3) THIS AGREEMENT DOESN’T ALLOW CLASS OR COLLECTIVE ARBITRATIONS EVEN IF THE AAA OR BBB PROCEDURES OR RULES WOULD. NOTWITHSTANDING ANY OTHER PROVISION OF THIS AGREEMENT, THE ARBITRATOR MAY AWARD MONEY OR INJUNCTIVE RELIEF ONLY IN FAVOR OF THE INDIVIDUAL PARTY SEEKING RELIEF AND ONLY TO THE EXTENT NECESSARY TO PROVIDE RELIEF WARRANTED BY THAT PARTY’S INDIVIDUAL CLAIM. NO CLASS OR REPRESENTATIVE OR PRIVATE ATTORNEY GENERAL THEORIES OF LIABILITY OR PRAYERS FOR RELIEF MAY BE MAINTAINED IN ANY ARBITRATION HELD UNDER THIS AGREEMENT. ANY QUESTION REGARDING THE ENFORCEABILITY OR INTERPRETATION OF THIS PARAGRAPH SHALL BE DECIDED BY A COURT AND NOT THE ARBITRATOR.
(4) IF EITHER OF US INTENDS TO SEEK ARBITRATION UNDER THIS AGREEMENT, THE PARTY SEEKING ARBITRATION MUST FIRST NOTIFY THE OTHER PARTY OF THE DISPUTE IN WRITING AT LEAST 30 DAYS IN ADVANCE OF INITIATING THE ARBITRATION. NOTICE TO Al Rafay Consulting SHOULD BE SENT TO Al Rafay Consulting WIRELESS DISPUTE RESOLUTION MANAGER, ONE Al Rafay Consulting WAY, BASKING RIDGE, NJ 07920. THE NOTICE MUST DESCRIBE THE NATURE OF THE CLAIM AND THE RELIEF BEING SOUGHT. IF WE ARE UNABLE TO RESOLVE OUR DISPUTE WITHIN 30 DAYS, EITHER PARTY MAY THEN PROCEED TO FILE A CLAIM FOR ARBITRATION. WE’LL REIMBURSE ANY FILING FEE THAT THE AAA OR BBB CHARGES YOU FOR ARBITRATION OF THE DISPUTE. IF YOU PROVIDE US WITH SIGNED WRITTEN NOTICE THAT YOU CANNOT PAY THE FILING FEE, Al Rafay Consulting WILL PAY THE FEE DIRECTLY TO THE AAA OR BBB. IF THAT ARBITRATION PROCEEDS, WE’LL ALSO PAY ANY ADMINISTRATIVE AND ARBITRATOR FEES CHARGED LATER.
(5) WE ALSO OFFER CUSTOMERS THE OPTION OF PARTICIPATING IN A FREE INTERNAL MEDIATION PROGRAM. THIS PROGRAM IS ENTIRELY VOLUNTARY AND DOES NOT AFFECT EITHER PARTY’S RIGHTS IN ANY OTHER ASPECT OF THESE DISPUTE RESOLUTION PROCEDURES. IN OUR VOLUNTARY MEDIATION PROGRAM, WE WILL ASSIGN AN EMPLOYEE WHO’S NOT DIRECTLY INVOLVED IN THE DISPUTE TO HELP BOTH SIDES REACH AN AGREEMENT. THAT PERSON HAS ALL THE RIGHTS AND PROTECTIONS OF A MEDIATOR AND THE PROCESS HAS ALL OF THE PROTECTIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MEDIATION. FOR EXAMPLE, NOTHING SAID IN THE MEDIATION CAN BE USED LATER IN AN ARBITRATION OR LAWSUIT. IF YOU’D LIKE TO KNOW MORE, PLEASE CONTACT US AT Al Rafay ConsultingWIRELESS.COM OR THROUGH CUSTOMER SERVICE. IF YOU’D LIKE TO START THE MEDIATION PROCESS, PLEASE GO TO Al Rafay ConsultingWIRELESS.COM OR CALL CUSTOMER SERVICE FOR A NOTICE OF DISPUTE FORM TO FILL OUT, AND MAIL, FAX OR EMAIL IT TO US ACCORDING TO THE DIRECTIONS ON THE FORM.
(6) WE MAY, BUT ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO, MAKE A WRITTEN SETTLEMENT OFFER ANYTIME BEFORE THE ARBITRATION HEARING. THE AMOUNT OR TERMS OF ANY SETTLEMENT OFFER MAY NOT BE DISCLOSED TO THE ARBITRATOR UNTIL AFTER THE ARBITRATOR ISSUES AN AWARD ON THE CLAIM. IF YOU DON’T ACCEPT THE OFFER AND THE ARBITRATOR AWARDS YOU AN AMOUNT OF MONEY THAT’S MORE THAN OUR OFFER BUT LESS THAN $5,000, OR IF WE DON’T MAKE YOU AN OFFER, AND THE ARBITRATOR AWARDS YOU ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY BUT LESS THAN $5,000, THEN WE AGREE TO PAY YOU $5,000 INSTEAD OF THE AMOUNT AWARDED. IN THAT CASE WE ALSO AGREE TO PAY ANY REASONABLE ATTORNEYS’ FEES AND EXPENSES, REGARDLESS OF WHETHER THE LAW REQUIRES IT FOR YOUR CASE. IF THE ARBITRATOR AWARDS YOU MORE THAN $5,000, THEN WE WILL PAY YOU ONLY THAT AMOUNT.
(7) AN ARBITRATION AWARD AND ANY JUDGMENT CONFIRMING IT APPLY ONLY TO THAT SPECIFIC CASE; IT CAN’T BE USED IN ANY OTHER CASE EXCEPT TO ENFORCE THE AWARD ITSELF.
(8) IF FOR SOME REASON THE PROHIBITION ON CLASS ARBITRATIONS SET FORTH IN SUBSECTION (3) CANNOT BE ENFORCED AS TO ALL OR PART OF A DISPUTE, THEN THE AGREEMENT TO ARBITRATE WILL NOT APPLY TO THAT DISPUTE OR PART OF THE DISPUTE.
(9) IF FOR ANY REASON A CLAIM PROCEEDS IN COURT RATHER THAN THROUGH ARBITRATION, YOU AND Al Rafay Consulting AGREE THAT THERE WILL NOT BE A JURY TRIAL. YOU AND Al Rafay Consulting UNCONDITIONALLY WAIVE ANY RIGHT TO TRIAL BY JURY IN ANY ACTION, PROCEEDING OR COUNTERCLAIM ARISING OUT OF OR RELATING TO THIS AGREEMENT IN ANY WAY. IN THE EVENT OF LITIGATION, THIS PARAGRAPH MAY BE FILED TO SHOW A WRITTEN CONSENT TO A TRIAL BY THE COURT.
About this Agreement
If we don’t enforce our rights under this agreement in one instance, that doesn’t mean we won’t or can’t enforce those rights in any other instance. You cannot assign this Agreement or any of your rights or duties under it without our permission. However, we may assign this Agreement or any debt you owe us without notifying you. Please note that many notices we send to you may show up as messages on a monthly bill. If you have online billing, those notices will be deemed received by you when your online bill is available for viewing. If you get a paper bill, those notices will be deemed received by you three days after we mail the bill to you. If we send other notices to you, they will be considered received immediately if we send them to your wireless device, or to any email or fax number you’ve given us, or after three days if we mail them to your billing address. If you need to send notices to us, please send them to the customer service address on your latest bill.
If any part of this agreement, including anything regarding the arbitration process (except for the prohibition on class arbitrations as explained in part 8 of the dispute resolution section above), is ruled invalid, that part may be removed from this agreement.
This agreement and the documents it incorporates form the entire agreement between us. You can’t rely on any other documents, or on what’s said by any Sales or Customer Service Representatives, and you have no other rights regarding Service or this agreement. This Agreement isn’t for the benefit of any third party except our parent companies, affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and predecessors and successors in interest. Except where we’ve agreed otherwise elsewhere in this agreement, this agreement and any disputes covered by it are governed by federal law and the laws of the state encompassing the area code of your wireless phone number when you accepted this agreement, without regard to the conflicts of laws and rules of that state.