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
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
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.