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Privacy Policy

Last Revised: April 6, 2009

PicDial Principles

We built PicDial in an effort to enrich and optimize your experience while using your mobile phone.  We understand the importance of social networking and realize that the people closest to you are those that are contacts in your mobile phone.  By merging these two principles, we have developed a product that adds value to your mobile phone experience in multiple ways. 

PicDial follows two ideals: 

1. You are in control of the picture and status message friends see when you call.

PicDial's™ "Automatic Picture Caller ID" lets you share your socially utility (e.g. Facebook® / MySpace®) profile picture, or any picture taken with your phone, with your PicDial friends every time you call. When you change your picture or status message, it is automatically updated on your friends' phone.  You determine the picture others see when you call. 

2. PicDial brings your Address Book to life.

PicDial brings your Address Book to life by dynamically augmenting contacts with pictures and status messages from your friends' social networks of choice. Pictures and status messages are automatically synchronized to your phone, and the PicDial Favorites Screen provides "picture dialing," letting you call or text by selecting a friend's image. This image is automatically retrieved from your social utility, such as Facebook or MySpace, or can be a picture manually added to the Favorite Screen.  Now when your friends call, their profile picture will display on your phone as Picture Caller ID. PicDial also provides you with a way to manage your entire address book online.  Once PicDial has been installed, your address book will constantly be backed up in real time, always providing you with an up to date copy of the contacts on your phone.  You may log into My Picdial to view your contacts.  From here, you can manually associate your friends profile pictures from their social utility, such as Facebook and/or MySpace.   

PicDial's Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect and disseminates the personal information you decide to share, and help you make informed decisions when using PicDial. By using PicDial, you acknowledge receipt and review of, and agree to abide by, the practices described in this Privacy Policy.

User Information Gathered

When you use PicDial you knowingly choose to disclose personal information to us (or allow us to obtain the same via your social network, digital photos or otherwise) on an ongoing basis. We also collect personal information about you from other sources, such as your social utility in order to provide you with more useful information and a more personalized experience. By using PicDial, you consent to have your User Information (as defined in the Terms of Use) transferred to and processed in the United States.

For example, you provide us with certain personal information, such as your name, your email address, your mobile device number, photographs, access to your social utilities such as MySpace and Facebook and any other information that you provide to us. You agree that such social utilities and other sources whereby you allow PicDial to gather User Information may have stricter policies, other dispute resolution mechanisms or rules and that your use of PicDial remains subject to such stricter policies, dispute resolution mechanisms and rules to the extent applicable.

We collect and retain this information as part of providing PicDial and offering personalized features. When you update information, we may keep a backup copy of prior information for a certain period of time in case there is a need to revert to the prior information.

You post User Information at your own risk. Although you choose ("opt in") what User Information will be displayed and we set certain security measures, please be aware that no security measures are perfect or impenetrable. We cannot control the actions of other Users with whom you may choose to share your User Information. Therefore, we do not guarantee that User Information will not be viewed by unauthorized persons. PicDial is in no way liable for circumvention of any privacy or security measures. You understand and acknowledge that, even after removal, copies of User Content may remain viewable in cached and archived pages or if other Users have copied or stored your User Content on their mobile phone.

Any improper collection or misuse of information is a violation of the Terms of Service and should be reported.

Use of User Information

You decide what User Information is displayed. We may occasionally use your User Information to send notification of new services. User Information you submit to us will be generally available to users in your mobile device address book as selected by you.

Children Under Age 13

We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly permit use of PicDial by underage persons. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to use PicDial. We will promptly delete any information we obtain from a person under 13 upon learning that we have collected the same without verification of parental consent. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under 13, please contact us.

Users Between the Ages of 13 and 18

We recommend that minors 13 years of age or older ask their parents for permission before sending any information about themselves to anyone.

Sharing Your User Information

PicDial's purpose is to allow you to share and update personal information with friends and contacts in your address book — while providing you with the ability to choose who gets your User Information and maintaining privacy in accordance with this Privacy Policy. You choose the information you provide to friends and contacts. We allow you to make informed choices about who has access to your User Information. We do not provide your information to third party marketers without your permission. We provide your information to third parties only if we believe such is reasonably necessary to offer PicDial; required by law or court order; or with your permission.

Please remember, all User Information Sharing is done at your own risk. 

Changing or Removing Information

Access and control over most personal information on PicDial is readily available through our service. You can change or remove User Information. User Information will be updated at the frequency you choose.  Again, we may retain User Information for backup for a reasonable period of time. 

Security

PicDial takes appropriate steps to protect User Information. Your User Information behind a firewall on a secured server. We encrypt sensitive information, such as username and password, using secure socket layer technology (SSL). Because email and instant messaging are not recognized as secure communications, please do not send private information to us by email or instant messaging services. If you have any questions please contact us.

Terms of Use, Notices and Revisions

Your use of PicDial, and any disputes arising from it, is subject to this Privacy Policy as well as our Terms of Use and all of its dispute resolution provisions including arbitration, limitation on damages and choice of law. We reserve the right to change our Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use at any time. Non-material changes and clarifications will take effect immediately, and material changes will take effect within 30 days of their posting. If we make changes, we will post them and will indicate at the top of this page the policy's new effective date. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, by text or through notice on our home page. We encourage you to refer to this policy on an ongoing basis so that you understand our current privacy policy. Unless stated otherwise, our current privacy policy applies to all information that we have about you and your account.

Contacting Us

If you have any questions about this privacy policy, please contact us by mail at 7001 N. Scottsdale Rd, Suite 2065, Scottsdale, AZ 85253.  

PicDial is the world’s first service to make your phones address book socially aware. This mobile phone application, available across multiple platforms, has combined dynamic picture caller ID and social media status updates to make the users’ phone come to life.

With PicDial, users experience full screen Facebook and MySpace profile pictures and status messages of contacts on ones cell phone during every call.

With no effort required, PicDial automatically retrieves these social networking elements and constantly updates any profile picture or status message changes that friends of the caller may make. PicDial also lets you choose the Caller ID photo others see when you call them. Select a photo from your cell phone, or have it updated whenever you change your social profile picture.

The app’s Favorites Screen provides photo dialing for your closest friends, letting you call or text by tapping a friend's picture. These images are dynamically updated from your favorite social media sites, so you can see what your friends are doing at a glance.

Back Up: Once you have PicDial setup on your mobile phone, all of your contacts are securely backed-up on PicDial servers. If you lose your cell phone or lose your contacts in any way, they can be securely accessible via the PicDial website.

Created and developed by IQzone Inc., PicDial is one of the most universal mobile applications in the world, as it is offered by AT&T Mobility, Verizon Wireless, T-Mobile, Sprint, Boost Mobile, Cellular South, Cellcom, Centennial Wireless, Cincinnati Bell, nTelos, US Cellular, and nearly every other major wireless carrier in the United States. PicDial works on smartphones such as iPhone, Android, BlackBerry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, and also phones manufactured by Apple, Google, HTC, Research In Motion (RIM), Samsung, Nokia, LG, Sony Ericsson, Motorola, and Pantech. PicDial is also located in various app stores including the iPhone App Store, Blackberry App World, Android Market, VCast App Store, GetJar, and Mobango.