- Information collected
- Collection of personal information
- Information use
- Certain excluded disclosures
- Consent to use of electronic services providers
- Consent to security review
- Consent to use of Anti-cheating software
- Protection of children
- International transfers
- Third-party practices
- Mergers and other events requiring transfer
2. THE INFORMATION WE COLLECT
We consider information that may be used to identify an individual, including, but not limited to, first and last name, date of birth, social security number, 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 Our website, register for an account or to use the Services.
The Personal Information that We collect may include information such as: name, contact information (including telephone number), shipping information, billing information, including credit card and other account numbers, geo-location information, wagering history, transaction history, website usage preferences, and feedback regarding the Services. This information is held by Us on servers based in Atlantic City, New Jersey 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.
We monitor and record wagering communications and geographic location information. In connection with Your use of the Services, We record and maintain the following information: (a) the date and time your Account is opened or terminated; (b) the date and time your Account is logged in to or is logged out of; and (c) Your physical location when logged in to Your Account. The New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement may also monitor and record wagering communications and geographic location information.
We use a third-party method to ensure that You are physically located in New Jersey, as required by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement for use of the Services (the ‘Location Services’). Certain service providers, including GeoComply, will make use of Your location data. You hereby consent to Us and/or to GeoComply (or such other third party geolocation providers) transmitting, collecting, maintaining, processing and using Your location data in order to provide and improve location-based services. By opting in to use the Location Services, You hereby agree to allow Us and any of Our third party geolocation providers to physically locate Your devices periodically while You are logged into the Services. You may withdraw this consent at any time by turning off the location settings or by notifying us in writing that you would like to withdraw such consent. If You turn off the location settings or withdraw such consent, You will not be able to access real money games and tournaments via the Gaming Services. Your location information is retained for up to ten years as required by the New Jersey Division of Gaming Enforcement and applicable state and federal regulations. It is only accessible by Us and Our partners for the purpose of providing the Location Services. Location coordinate data is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer (SSL) technology and stored in password protected servers managed by Us and Our geolocation and operating partners. GeoComply will not pass on or resell Your data to any third party except that they reserve the right to provide location information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation or government agency request.
To the extent We are able to do so, we may link Your Personal Information with information that is not personally identifiable. We may also link information collected online with information We collect offline or that is collected online by third parties.
3. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
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 or improvement of the Services. As such, We may share Your Personal Information with Our affiliates and Our carefully selected partners (which will include any other parties which such partners have entered into data sharing arrangements with). From time to time, We may partner with other organizations or companies to provide co-sponsored or co-branded promotions, services or events and may share Your Personal Information with our co-sponsor(s) and partners. Your Personal Information may also be used by Us to provide You with: (a) promotional offers and information regarding Our products and services; and (b) promotional offers and information regarding the products and services of Our carefully selected partners, in order to better provide You with 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 Our products, services and promotions, including other 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 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; (3) if, in Our reasonable judgment, it is necessary enforce compliance with our internal policies or the Terms and Conditions of Use or to protect our Platforms, customers, or others; (4) to a person who, in Our reasonable judgment, is seeking the information as Your agent; (5) where sharing or disclosing Your information is required in order to offer You products or services You desire; (6) to a third party or parties, where disclosure is required or permitted by law; or (7) to any other entity that acquires all or a portion of Our organization by merger, reorganization, operation of law, or a sale of some or all of Our assets. If, in Our sole determination, You are found to have cheated or attempted to defraud Us, the Group, or any other user of the Services in any way including but not limited to game manipulation or payment fraud, or if We suspect You of fraudulent payment, including use of stolen credit cards, or any other fraudulent activity (including any chargeback or other reversal of a payment) or prohibited transaction (including money laundering), We reserve the right to share this information (together with Your identity and any relevant Personal Information) with other online gaming sites, banks, credit card companies. For the purpose of research on the prevention of addiction, Your Personal Information may be made anonymous and passed on to the respective institutions and appropriate agencies.
You may 'opt out' of receiving any promotional communications either by choosing to opt out where such option is made available on Our sites or the Services or in an email You receive from Us, or at any time by sending an email, or by writing to Us at Customer Service, bwin.party entertainment (NJ), LLC, 820 Bear Tavern Road, Trenton, New Jersey, NJ 08628, USA and we will remove you from Our mailing list. In addition, You may contact Us at this address if You have any questions or concerns regarding Our use of Your Personal Information.
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- A “persistent” cookie: This type of 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 recognize 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.
- 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 Services 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 Services.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but, if You prefer, You can usually modify Your browser setting to decline cookies. The Help menu on the menu bar of most browsers will tell You how to prevent Your browser from accepting new cookies, how to have the browser notify You when You receive a new cookie and how to disable cookies altogether. You can also modify your Flash Player settings to prevent the use of flash cookies. The Settings Manager of your Flash Player allows you manage your preferences.
If You choose to decline cookies, You may not be able to experience all of the interactive features on Our sites. You can visit http://www.aboutcookies.org/ in order to obtain more information on deleting or controlling cookies. Please note that by deleting our cookies or disabling future cookies, you may not be able to access certain areas or features of our sites.
8. CONSENT TO USE OF ELECTRONIC SERVICE PROVIDERS
9. 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 and Your financial transactions for potential breach of Our Terms and Conditions of Use and of applicable law. By accepting Our Terms and Conditions of Use You authorize 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 ordering a credit report and/or otherwise 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.
10. 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 Our site. Use of such “bot” software programs violates Our Terms and Conditions of Use, 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 industry-standard firewall software. Our 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. In spite of these protections, We cannot guarantee the security of any data submitted over the Internet.
12. PROTECTION OF CHILDREN
The Services are not intended for or directed at persons under the age of twenty one (21) (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 twenty one (21) 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 Services, We will not accept this information and will take steps to remove such information from Our records.
13. INTERNATIONAL TRANSFERS
Personal Information collected on the Services may be stored and processed in any country in which We or Our affiliates, suppliers, ESPs 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.
14. THIRD-PARTY PRACTICES
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. By agreeing to the standard Terms and Conditions of Use, you hereby give your consent to such transfer of this information.
Created: November 21, 2013