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Your Personal Information

DialABC helps you find mnemonics (words, etc.) for phone numbers. You may be concerned about what happens to any phone numbers you enter into the forms on the DialABC web site.

You should be.

Marketing and sales organizations around the globe are hungry for information about (potential) customers. That's you. Here is an experiment for your to try: the next time you buy a BBQ or toaster, send in your product registration card under your pets name, then sit back and watch the junk mail roll in! You should expect this from most for-profit and even many not-for-profit organizations.

Many manufacturers, distributes, and sales organizations do it. Many web sites do it. DialABC does not.

Your Phone Numbers and DialABC

Phone numbers entered into our web forms will not be sent, shown, given, leased, sold, rented, or divulged to anybody other than our own DialABC software, with the sole purpose being to help you find mnemonics for those numbers, draw key pads, etc ...

To put it another way: running your phone number through our software will NOT cause some tele-marketer to call you later on.

Your E-mail Address and DialABC

We do not spam. And we do not give your email addresses to other folks. If you receive email from DialABC, it will be in reply to your suggestion or query.

DialABC and Cookies

This website uses short lived "session" cookies to remember DialABC preferences (eg: which dictionary to use for a word search) as you move from page to page. For instance, once you select a certain language for the DialABC word search, a cookie is sent back to your web browser so that the next time you see the same word search form, that same language will already be selected for you. Once you exit your browser (eg: close all your IE or Netscape windows), your browser will forget those settings.

Protecting Your Online Privacy

Technology has outpaced legislation for the most part, with good and bad consequences. Spam and widespread sharing of consumer demographics are common and will continue until comprehensive legislation is passed and enforced.

Here is what you can do:

Assume the worst

Every time your provide information about yourself on the web, assume that this information will find its way to all sorts of people and places unless you are being told otherwise by some reputable source.

Even then, beware of the small print.

Talk to Your Representative in Government

Tell your elected official(s) how you feel about getting spammed, receiving unsolicited junk mail, and about your information being sold and re-sold. They are working on tomorrow's legislation, and need your input.

Vote with your feet

If a web site does not give you confidence that your personal information will not be sold, go elsewhere. Chances are there is another place on the web who will provide you with the same service but will also keep your private information private.

Last updated Tuesday December 11 2012
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