Terms of Use

Welcome to GSMA Device Check™ at devicecheck.gsma.com. devicecheck.gsma.com is operated by GSMA Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of the GSM Association, with our principal office at 165 Ottley Drive, Suite 150, Atlanta, Georgia, 30324, US ("GSMA", "we", "our" or "us").

"You" and "your" means (i) you as a registered user who is authorised to access devicecheck.gsma.com in accordance with these terms of use ("Terms of Use"); and (ii) unless expressly stated otherwise, the organisation (as defined in the relevant Services Agreement) on whose behalf you are accessing and using devicecheck.gsma.com.

By accessing and browsing this website you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use,the GSMA Privacy Policy, GSMA Anti-trust Policy,GSMA Mobile Device Crime Data Third Party Access Policy ("GSMA Policies ")and any pop-ups or warnings on this website. If you are uncertain about any of these terms, please email devicechecksupport@gsma.com and we will try to respond to your query as soon as possible.

You may also have a separate agreement(s) with us for your use of GSMA Device Check™ services (which include GSMA Black List services such as Stolen Phone Checker®) (each a "Services Agreement"), for example:

  • GSMA Device Check Service Provider Agreement.
  • GSMA Device Check Commercial Services Agreement.
  • GSMA Device Check Law Enforcement/Government Service Agreement.
  • Stolen Phone Checker® Service Agreement.
  • Stolen Phone Checker Terms of Use and Disclaimer.
  • Law Enforcement Stolen Phone Checker® Service End User License Agreement.

In the event of conflict, the terms of your Services Agreement will prevail over these Terms of Use, the GSMA Policies, and any popups or warnings.

If you wish to use any of our services displayed on this website, you will also be required to agree to the relevant Services Agreement for those services.

Basis of GSMA Black List Information
GSMA Device Check and Stolen Phone Checker® identify mobile devices which have been reported lost, stolen, fraudulently obtained, having a duplicate IMEI, or broken by wireless carriers and/or GSMA-authorized contributors to the global GSMA Black List.

The GSMA Black List contains data pertaining to a range of mobile device identities that have been provided to the GSMA by numerous third party data sources. You acknowledge that GSMA provides a platform for the exchange of device data only, and that GSMA does not vet GSMA Black List data. You acknowledge and agree that the GSMA, its licensors, contributors, and mobile network operators have no responsibility for the accuracy, currency or completeness of the GSMA Black List data or the Device Check services.

You acknowledge that consumers who lose or have their phone stolen may take some time to report their device lost or stolen. You acknowledge that the status of a device may change after a check has been performed.

It can take up to twenty-four (24) hours, and sometimes longer, from the time someone reports a device as lost or stolen or found before data relating to the status of that device is uploaded to the GSMA Black List. ACCORDINGLY, THE GSMA GROUP (DEFINED BELOW) ASSUMES NO LIABILITY AND DOES NOT REPRESENT OR WARRANT THAT THE DATA PROVIDED IN THE GSMA BLACK LIST IS ERROR FREE, ACCURATE OR TIMELY.

In certain circumstances, a wireless carrier may block a particular wireless device because of billing issues with the owner. The wireless device would not appear on the GSMA Black List for such, but the wireless device may remain blocked with that wireless carrier. Other wireless carriers may or may not allow such a wireless device to be used on their networks. Therefore, the fact that a wireless device does not appear on the GSMA Black List does not guarantee it will not be blocked.

We recommend that you always acquire wireless devices from a trusted and reputable source.

GSMA LTD., GSM ASSOCIATION AND MEMBERS OF THE GSM ASSOCIATION (THE "GSMA GROUP") AND THEIR LICENSORS AND OTHER CONTRIBUTORS DO NOT WARRANT OR REPRESENT THAT THIS SITE OR THE GSMA BLACK LIST WILL OPERATE ERROR-FREE OR WITHOUT FAILURE OR INTERRUPTION, OR THAT ANY COMMUNICATION BETWEEN YOU AND GSMA LTD. WILL BE PRIVATE OR SECURE.

THE GSMA GROUP EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ANY OTHER REPRESENTATIONS, WARRANTIES AND CONDITIONS, EXPRESS, IMPLIED OR STATUTORY, INCLUDING ANY WARRANTY OF FITNESS FOR PARTICULAR PURPOSE, OR RELIABILITY OR AVAILABILITY OF THIS SERVICE OR THE GSMA BLACK LIST.

IN NO EVENT WILL THE GSMA GROUP OR ITS LICENSORS OR CONTRIBUTORS OR ANY PERSON OR ENTITY INVOLVED IN LICENSING, IN CREATING, PRODUCING OR ADMINISTERING THE SITE OR THE GSMA BLACK LIST, BE LIABLE IN CONTRACT, IN TORT (INCLUDING FOR ITS OWN NEGLIGENCE) OR UNDER ANY OTHER LEGAL THEORY (INCLUDING STRICT LIABILITY) FOR ANY DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, SPECIAL, PUNITIVE, CONSEQUENTIAL, OR SIMILAR DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS OR REVENUES, LOSS OF USE, OR SIMILAR ECONOMIC LOSS, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF THIS SERVICES OR THE GSMA BLACK LIST.

We reserve the right to deny use of Device Check for any reason in our sole discretion.

You agree that Device Check and Stolen Phone Checker® searches, queries and information may be stored and/or shared with law enforcement agencies, regulatory organizations, and/or security services.

Confidential Information

All information on devicecheck.gsma.com is proprietary and confidential unless otherwise stated. You must keep confidential all such information and must not disclose that information except as expressly permitted by, and in accordance with the terms of your Services Agreement. You must ensure that (i) the information is clearly marked "Confidential" (ii) all employees of your organisation preserve the confidentiality of all information; and (iii) the information is kept under secure conditions no less rigorous than those used for your own confidential information.

Changes to these Terms of Use

We may from time to time make changes to these Terms of Use, the GSMA Privacy Policy, GSMA Anti-trust Policy, GSMA Mobile Device Crime Data Third Party Access Policy and any popups or warnings. Any changes will be posted on devicecheck.gsma.com and notified to you by means of a notice and links to the revised terms on devicecheck.gsma.com homepage.

Please review these regularly to ensure you are aware of any changes made by us. If you use devicecheck.gsma.com or submit or request documents for services after changes are notified to you in this way, you agree to such changes. If you do not agree to such changes, you are not authorised to use devicecheck.gsma.com and must notify us that you no longer wish to do so, with a brief explanation of the reason(s) why.

Intellectual Property

All intellectual property on this website, including without limit, the text, graphics, copyright works and trade marks, and all data provided by this website, is owned by us (or by our third-party content suppliers). We are the exclusive owner of all rights in the compilation, design and layout of this website.

Except as otherwise permitted by your Services Agreement with us, you may access, view, reproduce and print the content on devicecheck.gsma.com for your internal informational purposes only.

We reserve the right to prohibit links to this website, and you agree to remove or cease any link upon our request. You may not frame any part of the website material, whether by including advertising or other revenue-generating material or otherwise.

We expressly reserve all rights in and to GSMA®, GSMA Device Check™, Stolen Phone Checker®, and all other related service marks, trading names or other trade marks relating to our products and services. Other trade marks, products and company names mentioned on devicecheck.gsma.com may be trade marks of their respective owners or licensors and the rights in such marks are expressly reserved to the respective owners or licensors.

Disclaimer

The information provided on this website is for general information purposes only and has not been prepared by taking into account the particular objectives, situation or needs of any individual users.Commentary and other materials posted on this website are provided on an "as is", on a non-reliance basis and you use such materials at your own risk. To the fullest extent permissible by law, we disclaim all liability and responsibility arising from any reliance placed on such information and all terms, representations, conditions or warranties that might otherwise be implied are hereby excluded.

Although we have tried to ensure the content on this website is current, accurate and complete, we do not guarantee that such content will be current, accurate or complete when you access it. Postings are made at such times as we determine in our discretion, and we do not review past postings to determine whether they remain accurate. We will take action, within a reasonable time, to correct any error or inaccuracy which is brought to our attention.

This disclaimer set out in these terms of use does not attempt or purport to exclude liability arising under statute if, and to the extent, such liability cannot be lawfully excluded.

No Liability

To the extent permitted by law:

  • all warranties, representations and guarantees (whether express, implied or statutory) are excluded, including without limit, suitability, fitness for purpose, accuracy or completeness of this website or the content on or accessed through it; and
  • we will not be liable for any damage, loss or expenses, or indirect losses or consequential damages of any kind, suffered or incurred by you in connection with your access to or use of this website or the content on or accessed through it.

You agree to indemnify, hold harmless and defend us and our affiliates, officers, and employees from any loss, liability, claim, demand, damage, or expenses (including reasonable attorneys' fees) asserted by any third party due to or arising from or in connection with your conduct on this website, or from any content or messages posted or transmitted by you on or through this website. We reserve the right, at our own expense, to assume the exclusive defence and control of any matter otherwise subject to indemnification by you, which shall not excuse your indemnity obligations.

Third Party Websites

This website may contain links to third party websites. These websites have not been prepared by us and are not controlled by us. They are provided for your convenience only, and do not imply that we check, endorse, approve or agree with third party websites that this website links to.

Accessing GSMA Device Check

We may withdraw, suspend, amend or restrict any part or all of devicecheck.gsma.com without notice or liability. Access to devicecheck.gsma.com is dependent upon availability of the worldwide web and we accept no responsibility for your inability to access devicecheck.gsma.com arising out of circumstances beyond our reasonable control.

We may disable your access to devicecheck.gsma.com at any time in our absolute discretion including, without limitation, if you have failed to comply with the Terms of Use, your Services Agreement or any other reasonable requirements of the GSMA. Only you, personally, as the authorised registered user, are authorised to access devicecheck.gsma.com.

Jurisdiction and Governing Law

This website and content has been prepared in accordance with the requirements of the laws of Georgia, United States. These terms of use and any matters or disputes connected with this website will be governed by Georgia laws and will be dealt with by the U.S. Courts of Georgia located in Atlanta, and you agree to submit to the jurisdiction of these courts.

Security of Information

Unfortunately, no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. Whilst we strive to protect such information, we do not warrant and cannot ensure the security of any information which you transmit to us. Accordingly, any information which you transmit to us is transmitted at your own risk. Nevertheless, once we receive your transmission, we will take reasonable steps to preserve the security of such information. You should never share your secure information, password or identifier with any other person.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions or concerns in relation to this website or these terms of use, please contact us at:devicechecksupport@gsma.com