2. INFORMATION COLLECTED
We consider information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, first and last name, date of birth, home or other physical address, email address, phone number or other contact information to be Personal Information ('Personal Information'). You may be asked to provide Personal Information when you use the Site, register for an account or to use the Services. The Personal Information that We collect may include information such as: contact information (including telephone number), shipping information, transaction history, website usage preferences, and feedback regarding the Services. This information is held by Us on servers based in Gibraltar and elsewhere from time to time. In addition, when you interact with the Services, Our servers keep an activity log unique to you that collects certain administrative and traffic information including: source IP address, time of access, date of access, web page(s) visited, language use, software crash reports and type of browser used. This information is essential for the provision and quality of the Services.
3. MEANS OF COLLECTING AND PROCESSING DATA
4. INFORMATION USE
We use the Personal Information We collect from you to deliver Our Services, to provide customer support, to undertake necessary security and identify verification checks, to process any of your online transactions, to assist your participation in third party promotions, meet certain business requirements and for any other purpose related to the operation of the Services. Your Personal Information may also be used by Us to provide the Services and provide you with promotional offers and information regarding GVC products and services and in order for GVC to better provide a range of products and services and improved customer service. From time-to-time, We may request information from you via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary, and, therefore, you have the choice of whether or not to disclose such information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, correspondence address and telephone number), and demographic information (such as zip or postal code or age). By accepting any contest prize or winnings from Us, you consent to use of your name and likeness for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law. Unless you have elected not to receive promotional information, We may also use your Personal Information (including your email address and phone number) to provide you with information regarding bwin.party’s products, services and promotions, including other free-to-play gaming products (including online poker, casino, betting, backgammon and bingo services) and products and services from third parties carefully selected by Us.
5. CERTAIN EXCLUDED DISCLOSURES
We may disclose your Personal Information if required to do so by law, or if We believe in good faith that such action is necessary to: (1) comply with any legal process served on Us, any of Our Sites or the Services or in circumstances where We are under a substantially similar legal obligation; (2) protect and defend Our rights or property; or (3) act to protect the personal safety of users of the Services or the public. If, in Our sole determination, you are found to have cheated or attempted to defraud Us, or any other user of the Services in any way. We reserve the right to share this information (together with your identity) with appropriate agencies.
7.1. Information placed on your device
7.2. Cookies allow Us to
- Better understand Your preferences and offer You more relevant promotional offers.
- Distinguish You from other users of our sites, which help Us to provide You with a good experience when You browse our sites and also allows Us to improve our sites
- Identify Your preferences when customizing content or functionality for You.
- Confirm You are a registered user and save Your log-in details when accessing certain Facilities on Our website.
- Show you advertisements which are relevant to your interests based on your use of Our sites
- Collect statistics on the use of Our Facilities.
7.3.1. During the registration process
- These cookies will hold information collected during Your registration and will allow Us to recognize You as a customer and provide You with the services You require. We may also use this data to better understand Your interests while online and to enhance Your visits to Our platforms.
7.3.2. On Our website
7.4 Types of cookies and their purposes
A ‘session-based’ cookie: this type of cookie is only allocated to Your computer for the duration of Your visit to Our websites. A session-based cookie helps You move around Our websites faster and it allows Us to give You information that is more relevant to You. This cookie automatically expires when You close Your browser.
A `persistent´ cookie will remain on Your computer for a period of time set for each cookie. Flash cookies are also persistent.
‘Analytical’ cookies allow us to recognise and count the number of visitors and to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it. This helps Us to improve the way our sites works, for example, by ensuring You can what You are looking for easily.
FIRST-PARTY COOKIES: Those created or managed by the party responsible for the websites. The websites use persistent first-party cookies for the following purposes:
- To better understand Your preferences
- To differentiate You from other users of Our websites, which will help us to provide You with a better experience when You browse Our websites and allow us to improve Our websites
- To identify Your preferences in order to personalise content and functionality
- To confirm that You are a registered user and to save Your log-in details to access other Facilities on Our website
- To collect statistics on the use of Our Facilities.
- To allow managing the advertising spaces based on criteria such as the frequency our ads are shown.
THIRD-PARTY COOKIES: Those managed by advertising and analysis service providers outside of the websites.
Detailed below are the third parties that can configure and access cookies on Your device, as well as the purposes for which the information they store is used:
Analysis cookies (used by Adobe Omniture): These cookies are chosen to study the internal movement around pages and to provide analytical information about visitors, including mouse clicks and mouse movements. Adobe Omniture provides Us with statistical information. Adobe guarantees the anonymity of the data about visits to the websites on Our behalf. This information is used to study volumes of usage on Our web pages and to improve these pages. The cookies used to collect these data are both first- and third-party cookies, and include data on traffic and visitors. These cookies do not include or collect any personal data. They allow Us to assess the number of users and, thus, measure and carry out statistical analysis on the use that users make of the service. For this purpose, Your browsing activity across Our website is analysed to enable us to improve the range of facilities We offer to You. You can find more information at:
Advertising cookies (used by Doubleclick and Adform): These cookies allow the most efficient way possible of managing advertising space on the websites, application or platform providing the requested service based on criteria, such as edited content or how often adverts are shown. You can find more information at:
7.5. List of Our main cookie categories
Broadly speaking, there are four types of cookie: strictly necessary cookies, performance cookies, functionality cookies and analytical cookies.
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to allow a user to move around a website and use its features such as accessing secure areas of the website, or shopping basket. Without these cookies, We would not be able to make our websites work efficiently.
Performance cookies allow us to collect information about website usage. These cookies collect anonymous information that doesn’t identify a visitor. For example:
- Web analytics
- Ad response rates
- Error management
- Testing designs
Functionality cookies allow a website to remember choices a user makes (username, language or location) and it allows the website to provide a more enhanced service. The information these cookies collect may be anonymised and cannot track individual browsing activity. For example,
- Remembering user settings
- Detecting that a service has already been offered
- Fulfilling a user request
Analytical cookies recognize and count the number of users to see how visitors move around the site when they are using it.
7.6. Deactivation or removal of cookies
To configure Our cookies and those of third parties, users can go to:
Google Chrome: Tools → Settings → Show advanced settings → Content settings → Cookies → Block third-party cookies and site data
Mozilla Firefox: Tools → Options → Privacy → History→ Use custom settings for history (uncheck all boxes)
Internet Explorer: Tools → Internet Options → Privacy → Settings for the Internet Zone (move the navigation bar up to “Block all cookies”)
Safari: Settings → Preferences → Privacy → Block cookies (select “always”)
Safari (IOS): Settings → Safari → Block cookies
7.6.2. Flash cookies
You can change Your Flash Player settings to prevent the use of flash cookies.
To manage the use of flash cookies, You should visit the following link: http://www.macromedia.com/support/documentation/en/flashplayer/help/settings_manager03.html
If You do not wish to allow any Flash Player data to be stored, uncheck the boxes “Allow Flash content to store data on Your computer” and “Store common Flash components to reduce download times”. If You wish to limit the amount of data collected by Flash applications, move the slider in the Global Storage Settings panel to the desired position.
Adobe Omniture opt-out: http://www.adobe.com/en/privacy/opt-out.html
Doubleclick opt-out: http://www.google.com/ads/preferences/html/opt-out.html
To remove flash cookies already installed on Your computer:
Select the option “Delete all sites” or choose the specific website that You wish to remove and select “Delete website”.
Alternatively, You can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ in order to obtain information on deleting or controlling cookies.
8. CONSENT TO SECURITY REVIEW
We reserve the right to conduct a security review at any time to validate your identity, age, the registration data provided by you and to verify your use of the Services for potential breach of Our Terms and Conditions and of applicable law. By accepting Our Terms and Conditions you authorise Us, Our staff, agents and suppliers to use your Personal Information and to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the purposes of validating the information you provide to Us in the course of using the Services, including, where necessary, the transfer of information outside of your country. Security reviews may include but are not limited to verifying the information you provide against third-party databases. In addition, to facilitate these security reviews, you agree to provide such information or documentation as We may request.
9. CONSENT TO USE OF ANTI-CHEATING SOFTWARE
Our software package - used to access and use the Services - contains certain features designed to detect use of automated programs that enable artificial (non-human) intelligence to play on the Site. Use of such 'bot' software programs violates Our Terms and Conditions, where We deem it detrimental to other players. By installing Our software and using the Services, you consent to Our software performing the functions described in this section. Our software may perform any or all of the following functions in order to detect the use of illicit automated programs and ensure that We maintain a 'cheat free' environment for all users: (1) scan your list of active software applications while you are using the Services; (2) scan your list of active processes while you are using the Services; and (3) scan the files in your Services and site-related program folders to ensure that only 'non-hacked' versions of Our software are being used. If any of the foregoing processes reveals a suspect application or process, Our software may scan the files associated with the suspect application or process and compile a composite mesh (i.e., a profile that characterizes the files associated with the application or process) to be matched against profiles for known illicit automated programs. Our software will not perform any random search of large portions of your hard drive, equipment or files, and it will not transmit any information to Us or to any third party other than the information necessary to identify use of illicit automated programs as described above. Our software will not alter any files or information on your computer or other equipment and will not interfere with the operation of any of your applications. You may terminate use of Our software at any time by uninstalling Our software package.
We understand the importance of information security and the techniques needed to secure information. We store all of the Personal Information We receive directly from you in a password-protected database residing within Our secure network behind active state-of-the-art firewall software. Our Sites and the Services support SSL Version 3 with 128-bit encryption. We take steps to ensure Our subsidiaries, agents, affiliates and suppliers also employ adequate levels of security.
11. PROTECTION OF CHILDREN
The Services are not intended for or directed at persons under the age of eighteen (18) (or the lawful age in their respective jurisdiction). Any person who provides their information to Us through any part of the Services represents to Us that they are eighteen (18) years of age (or the lawful age in their respective jurisdiction) or older. It is Our policy to uncover attempts by minors to access Our Services which may involve Us having to access and verify your Personal Information. If We become aware that a minor has attempted to or has submitted personal information via the Site, We will not accept this information and will take steps to remove such information from Our records.
12. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
Personal Information collected on the Services may be stored and processed in any country in which We or Our affiliates, suppliers, or agents maintain facilities. By using the Services, you expressly consent to any transfer of information outside of your country (including to third countries that may not have been assessed as having adequate privacy laws). Nevertheless, We take steps to ensure that Our agents, affiliates and suppliers comply with Our standards of privacy regardless of their location.
13. THIRD-PARTY PRACTICES
14. LEGAL DISCLAIMER
The Services operate 'AS-IS' and 'AS-AVAILABLE,' without liability of any kind. We are not responsible for events beyond Our direct control. Because of the complex and constantly changing nature of Our technology and business, We cannot guarantee nor do We represent that there will be error-free performance regarding the privacy of your Personal Information, and We will not be liable for any indirect, incidental, consequential or punitive damages relating to the use or release of Personal Information.
15. MERGERS AND OTHER EVENTS REQUIRING TRANSFER
If We should ever file for bankruptcy, or become insolvent, or be acquired by a third party, merge with a third party, sell all or part of Our assets, or transfer substantially all or part of Our relevant assets to a third party, We are entitled to share the Personal Information and all other information you have provided through the Services to potential and subsequent business and merger partners.