Data Privacy Charter
At Opensignal, we use mobile network experience measurements to publish independent reports and insights on the real-world mobile network experience of everyday users worldwide.
We believe it is incumbent upon us to be responsible and transparent about how we collect, use, share and protect data, and we will always treat the privacy of mobile subscribers as a fundamental right.
We design our systems from the very outset to limit the collection of personal information. The personal data we do collect helps us understand mobile network experience and empowers our users to make better informed decisions regarding their choice of mobile network provider. Our primary business is turning our data into non-personal analyses which enables legitimate telecom industry stakeholders, typically mobile operators and regulators, to improve the connectivity experience end users receive. We continually work with our partners to identify ways we can support them directly to improve the experience they provide for their users.
We have worked diligently to be compliant with the strictest privacy regulations globally, such as the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
How we collect data:
- We collect data through our own applications (apps) and a series of carefully selected partner apps. All of our app partners are initially vetted and regularly reviewed through rigorous privacy and security processes to ensure our users’ data is treated securely and in a privacy-sensitive manner.
- We explicitly require affirmative user consent for all data we collect, and we and our partners are transparent about what we will do with that data.
- We only use the data to derive non-personal insights on mobile network experience. We do not use the data for any other purpose nor do we allow any 3rd party to use it for any other purpose. For example, we do not use the data for any individualized user identification or individualized user tracking.
- We take data security extremely seriously and have implemented a robust array of physical, technological and administrative measures to prevent data theft, fraud and abuse.
- All our data collection is fully compliant with the strictest privacy regulations globally, such as the European Union’s (EU) General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA).
What data we collect:
- The data we collect includes the location of a given device along with diagnostic information on the device’s network quality.
- We use this to measure the everyday experience that mobile users receive on their networks at different times of day and locations.
- The location information we collect helps us capture the network connectivity typical users experience on a per-location basis, and to provide insights on how this varies from place to place.
- We collect information on the type of network users are connected to, the strength and quality of that connection and the network operator providing the service.
- We also collect information on devices, such as phone models or mobile platforms which help us analyze the differences in wireless experience across a range of devices.
- We do not collect personal demographic data on users such as the name, age, gender, telephone number or any other demographic information.
- We do not collect any information about the use of the device such as apps used or the content accessed.
Responsible use of the data:
- Our business model is based on creating aggregate, non-personal analytics and insights derived from the data we collect.
- We do not use the data for any individualized user identification or individualized user tracking.
- Our non-personal mobile analytics are used to publish openly-accessible industry reports.
- We use location data with the express purpose of measuring and analyzing network service experience in a particular place. Collecting location data enables us to compare different network experiences among users in different locations.
- We also provide our analytics to help the world's largest Mobile Network Operators to understand and improve the connectivity of their networks benefiting millions of consumers globally.
- We do not share any data with 3rd parties for personal tracking, profiling or any personalized use cases.
- 3rd parties are contractually obliged to take similar measures to the ones Opensignal uses to ensure data is kept secure and confidential at all times. They are only permitted to use this data for the purposes of improving mobile connectivity and experience.
Your data sharing options:
We appreciate the input of all those who contribute data, but we understand not everyone would like to do so and we provide a range of options to enable flexible data sharing:
- Users can choose to use our applications without contributing data.
- Likewise, if users give consent to provide their data and later change their mind, data contribution can easily be switched on or off via the settings in the apps.
- Users can also request to have their history deleted from our records. Should you wish to do this please contact us using the details below.