Privacy Policy for the vcardme app and service

This privacy policy governs your use of the software application vcardme ("Application") for mobile devices that was created by Samuel Bauch, © 2018. The Application is a service for sharing and saving contact cards ("Vcards") that vcardme keeps up to date on your mobile device. vcardme does not transmit your phone book or information about your Contacts to our servers, and we will never contact (spam) your Contacts unless they explicitly opt in to receive emails when you update your Vcard.

What information does the Application obtain and how is it used?

User Provided Information

The Application obtains the information you provide when you download and register the Application and you create your Vcard. Registration with us is mandatory in order to be able to use the basic features of the Application, and we require either your mobile phone numberor verifiable email address when registering.

When you register with us and use the Application, you generally provide (a) your phone number or email address as registration information; and (b) information you enter into our system when using the Application, primarily your contact information you submit as part of your Vcard, including but not limited to names, phone numbers, email addresses, social profiles, images, mailing addresses, job titles, employer and birthdate. It is important to know that the information you submit for your Vcard is public information. You are free to provide as much or little information as you please. vcardme also offers a Privacy Upgrade that will remove the information you provide from being publicly available. See below for more details on vcardme Privacy Upgrade.

We may also use the information you provided us to contact your from time to time to provide you with important information, required notices and marketing promotions.

Automatically Collected Information

In addition, the Application may collect certain information automatically, including, but not limited to, the type of mobile device you use, your mobile devices unique device ID, the IP address of your mobile device, your mobile operating system, and information about the way you use the Application.

What information does the Application access, and how is it used?

The Application accesses your Contacts on your mobile device.

This access is required for the Application to function: it allows the Application to create new Contacts when you save another user of the Application's Vcard, and it allows the Application to update those Contacts on your mobile device when the owner of that information makes changes via the Application.

The Application DOES NOT transmit information about your Contacts to our servers

The Application DOES NOT use the information about your Contacts to contact them in any manner. That is, we don't spam the Contacts in your phone. Ever.

Do third parties see and/or have access to information obtained by the Application?

Only aggregated, anonymized data is periodically transmitted to external services to help us improve the Application and our service. We will share your information with third parties only in the ways that are described in this privacy statement.

We may disclose User Provided and Automatically Collected Information:

  • as required by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process;

  • when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;

  • with our trusted services providers who work on our behalf, do not have an independent use of the information we disclose to them, and have agreed to adhere to the rules set forth in this privacy statement.

  • if Samuel Bauch is involved in a merger, acquisition, or sale of all or a portion of the Application's assets, you will be notified via email and/or a prominent notice on our Web site of any change in ownership or uses of this information, as well as any choices you may have regarding this information.

What are my opt-out rights?

You can stop all collection of information by the Application easily by uninstalling the Application. You may use the standard uninstall processes as may be available as part of your mobile device or via the mobile application marketplace or network.

Uninstalling the Application will not remove any information that you've submitted. You can remove user submitted information by using the Delete Account feature in the Application. You may also contact vcardme at, and we will destroy any user submitted information in a timely manner.

Data Retention Policy, Managing Your Information

We will retain User Provided data until you use the Delete Account feature in the Application. We will retain Automatically Collected information for up to 24 months and thereafter may store it in aggregate. If you’d like us to delete User Provided Data that you have provided via the Application, please contact us at support@vcardme.comand we will respond in a reasonable time. Please note that some or all of the User Provided Data may be required in order for the Application to function properly.


We do not use the Application to knowingly solicit data from or market to children under the age of 13. If a parent or guardian becomes aware that his or her child has provided us with information without their consent, he or she should contact us at We will delete such information from our files within a reasonable time.


We are concerned about safeguarding the confidentiality of your information. We provide physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect information we process and maintain. For example, we limit access to this information to authorized employees and contractors who need to know that information in order to operate, develop or improve our Application. Please be aware that, although we endeavor provide reasonable security for information we process and maintain, no security system can prevent all potential security breaches.


This Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time for any reason. We will notify you of any changes to our Privacy Policy by posting the new Privacy Policy here. You are advised to consult this Privacy Policy regularly for any changes, as continued use is deemed approval of all changes. You can check the history of this policy by visiting

Your Consent

By using the Application, you are consenting to our processing of your information as set forth in this Privacy Policy now and as amended by us. "Processing,” means using cookies on a computer/hand held device or using or touching information in any way, including, but not limited to, collecting, storing, deleting, using, combining and disclosing information, all of which activities will take place in the United States. If you reside outside the United States your information will be transferred, processed and stored there under United States privacy standards.

Contact us

If you have any questions regarding privacy while using the Application, or have questions about our practices, please contact us via email at