PrivacyStar, through its mobile application and interactive website, provides its users with a variety of alternative services. With regard to the full featured mobile application, the services available to the user are the ability to reverse lookup a phone number, block a call from a specified number and to file a complaint with Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for those callers which the user has determined is a debt collector, telemarketer or scammer. The use of the website permits reverse lookup of a phone number and the ability to file complaints, but calls cannot be blocked through the use of the website. A PrivacyStar user may file a complaint with the FTC with regard to any caller (just as a person can file a complaint directly with the FTC for any caller of that person). These complaints may appear in their entirety within the PrivacyStar website or mobile applications, or in summary based on the type of complaint that is filed. Content displayed by the PrivacyStar service (including the PrivacyStar website and PrivacyStar mobile applications) is protected by copyright as a collective work and/or compilation. Any reproduction or redistribution of the site or the collective work is prohibited without the express written consent of PrivacyStar.
The information on this site is the aggregation of number lookups, blocked calls or complaints filed by PrivacyStar users utilizing the PrivacyStar mobile application or the PrivacyStar website with respect to the phone number of the caller. When filing a complaint, PrivacyStar users indicate the type of call received which is the basis of the complaint. None of the information provided within the PrivacyStar website or the mobile applications is associated directly to specific individual PrivacyStar users.
PrivacyStar is an interactive computer service or service provider that allows and aggregates user-generated content. PrivacyStar does not monitor the accuracy of the information provided by PrivacyStar users and PrivacyStar is immune from liability with regard to the content that PrivacyStar posts.
This immunity, or protection from liability, is granted by the federal law called the Communications Decency Act or “CDA”, 47 U.S.C. § 230. In particular, the CDA provides that “No provider or user of an interactive computer service shall be treated as the publisher or speaker of any information provided by another information content provider.”
An internet search for “Communication Decency Act” will result in numerous links which will help you understand the law.
If you would like to contact PrivacyStar for assistance related to information provided within the PrivacyStar website or mobile applications, please visit https://www.privacystar.com/support.
Lawsuits are expensive for all parties involved, however, if you decide to sue PrivacyStar based on content which is about, or which you believe is about, you, please consider the following.
Rule 11 of the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure (and general each state’s court rules), requires there to be a good faith basis, after a reasonable investigation of the facts and law, for any pleading, including a Complaint, and that any pleading must not be for an improper purpose (such as harassment). Based upon this Rule, a court may invoke serious sanctions against you (and your attorney). There are also other penalties that a court may impose.
Since PrivacyStar is immune under the CDA, PrivacyStar will aggressively pursue its rights to protect against any improper legal proceeding, including any sanctions or other remedies available to it.
Providing transparency in the call process.