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 relevant 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 use our services. The Personal Information that we collect may include information such as: contact information (including telephone number), shipping information, billing information, transaction history, website usage preferences, and feedback regarding the Services. This information is held by us on servers based in Germany and elsewhere from time to time. 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 our services. We do not collect Personal Information about you without your knowledge.
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. As such, we may share your Personal Information with our carefully selected partners (including any other parties that have data sharing arrangements with the latter).
Your Personal Information may also be used by us to provide you with: (1) promotional offers and information regarding our products and services; and (2) promotional offers and information regarding the products and services of our partners, in order to enlarge the range of provided products and improve our 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 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 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 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, the company , 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) with other online gaming sites, banks, credit card companies, appropriate agencies and relevant authorities. (4) For the purpose of research on the prevention of addiction, data can be made anonymous and passed on to the respective institutions.
You may ‘opt out’ of receiving any promotional communications either by choosing to opt out via your account settings 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.
Information placed on your device
When accessing our services, we may store information on your device. This information is referred to as cookies, which are small text files that are stored on your device when you visit online pages that record your preferences. We also use Local Shared Objects or ‘flash cookies’. ‘Flash cookies’ are similar to browser cookies. They allow us to remember things about your visits across our sites. Neither cookies nor flash cookies can be used to access or use other information on your computer. We only use these methods to track your use of our services. Cookies help us monitor traffic to the site, improve our services and make it easier and/or more relevant for your use. We use flash cookies and third party cookies to help us show you more relevant and desirable advertisements.
Strictly necessary cookies
Strictly necessary cookies are essential to allow a user move around a website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website or making financial transactions. Without these cookies, we would not be able to make our websites work efficiently.
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.
On our website
A ‘session-based’ cookie: This type of cookie is only allocated to your computer for the duration of your visit to our website. A session-based cookie helps you move around our website faster and, if you’re a registered customer, 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: 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: This type of cookie allows us to recognize and count the number of visitors to our site and see how visitors use our services. These helps us improve the way our sites work, for example, by ensuring you can find what you are looking for easily.
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 modify your Flash Player settings to prevent the use of flash cookies. The Settings Manager of your Flash Player allows you manage your preferences. To disallow flash cookies from all third party content go to the ‘Global Storage Settings’ panel of the Settings Manager and de-select the check box labelled ‘Allow third party flash content to store information on your computer’ and close the Settings Manager. Alternatively you can also adjust your settings for specific websites you visit through the ‘Website Storage Settings’ panel which is also found in the Settings Manager.
If you are using an old version of Flash Player or older web browser, the Settings Manager may not be available to you. We recommend that you ensure that you refresh your Flash Player and browser to the latest available versions.
If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to experience all of the interactive features on 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 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 and of applicable law. By using our services and thereby agreeing to our Terms and Conditions you authorize us to use your Personal Information and to disclose your Personal Information to third parties for the purposes of validating the information you provide during your use of our 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.
We understand the importance of security and the techniques needed to secure information. We store all of the Personal Information we receive directly from you in an encrypted and password-protected database residing within our secure network behind active state-of-the-art firewall software. (Our Services support SSL Version 3 with 128-bit encryption). We also take measures to ensure our subsidiaries, agents, affiliates and suppliers employ adequate security measures.
11. PROTECTION OF MINORS
Our 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 signifies 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 having to initiate a security review. If we become aware that a minor has attempted to or has submitted personal information via our services, we will not accept their information and will take steps to purge the 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 our services, you expressly consent to any transfer of information outside of your country (including to countries that may not be 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. Due to the complex and ever-changing nature of our technology and business, we cannot guarantee nor do we claim 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 said Personal Information.
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18.Who is in control of your information?
Our Data Protection Officer
If you have concerns or would like any further information about how Vbet handles your personal information, you can contact our Data Protection Officer at [email protected]
Information we collect about you
Personally identifiable information
You provide this information to us in the process of setting up an account, placing bets and using the services of the website. This information is required to give you access to certain parts of our website and related services. This data is collected when you:
Register an account with Vbet
Voluntarily provide it when using the website
Personally disclose the information in public areas of the website
Provide it when you contact our customer support team
The information includes your:
First and surname
Date of birth
Proof of address documents
Website usage preferences
Any other information you provide us when using our platforms
Credit/debit card details, or other payment information
The information is also required for billing purposes and for the protection of minors. You can amend and update this information by contacting Customer Support. This data is for internal use only and is never passed to any third parties except those stated below.
Non-personally identifiable information and traffic analysis
Vbet strives to make our website as user friendly as possible and easy to find on the internet. Vbet collects data on how you use the site, which does not identify you personally. 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 our services.
How and why we use your personal information
We use your personal information in a range of ways that fall into the following categories:
To provide you with the products or services you have requested;
To meet our legal or regulatory obligations;
To monitor our website performance; and
To provide you with marketing information
Your rights over your personal information differ according to which category and lawful basis these fall into. This sections provides more information about each category, the rights it gives you, and how to exercise these rights. These rights are in bold following each category.
Providing our products and services
We use your personal information to enable you to use our websites, to set up your account, participate in the online casino and to provide you with customer service assistance.
To provide our products and services, we share your information with external organisations working on our behalf. Further information can be found in the Sharing Information section.
This category covers the essential activities required in order for us to provide you with the services you use or have signed up for. If you don’t want your information used in this way, your option is to not use our services and close your account.
Vbet will use your identification document and/or proof of address to check your details in order for us to protect our users from fraudulent behaviour and to promote responsible gambling.
We may conduct a security review at any time to validate 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 and of applicable law. 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.
We are required to carry out these activities to provide our products and services legally, responsibly, and in line with the requirements stipulated by regulators. We cannot provide you with our services without carrying out these activities, if you don’t want your information used in this way, your option is to not use our services and close your account.
To monitor our website performance
You have the ‘right to object’ to activities carried out for our legitimate interest if you believe your right to privacy outweighs our legitimate business interests. However, as the activities involved are central to our business, if you wish to object further than managing your cookies this may mean you need to close your account.
If you have given us your consent to do so, we will send you offers and promotions via email, SMS or online. We do not share your information with third parties for them to use for their own marketing.
You have the right to withdraw consent or update your marketing preferences at any time.
Your rights to rectification
If you believe the personal information we hold on you is incorrect, you have the right for this to be rectified. For any information that cannot be updated through My Account, please contact [email protected]
Your right to request a copy of your personal information
If you would like a copy of the personal information we hold about you, you should request it through live chat or by emailing [email protected]and we will provide you with a form to complete. The form is not compulsory but helps us to provide you with the information you are looking for in a timely manner. To ensure the security of your personal information, we will ask you for valid proof of identity and once we’ve received it we will provide our response within one month. If your request is unusually complex and likely to take longer than a month, we will let you know as soon as we can and tell you how long we think it will take, such request may also incur an administration cost.
Your right to complain to the regulator
If you believe your privacy rights have been infringed, or you disagree with a decision we have made about your privacy rights, you have the right to complain to the Office of the Information and Data Protection Commissioner in Malta by completing this form.
Your right of erasure
You can request us to erase your personal data where there is no compelling reason to continue processing. This right only applies in certain circumstances, it is not a guaranteed or absolute right.
The right to erasure does not apply if processing is necessary for one of the following reasons: to exercise the right of freedom of expression and information; to comply with a legal obligation; for the performance of a task carried out in the public interest or in the exercise of official authority; for archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific research historical research or statistical purposes where erasure is likely to render impossible or seriously impair the achievement of that processing; or *for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.
Sharing your personal information
We may disclose your Personal Data to third parties:
if we are under a duty to disclose or share your personal information in order to comply with any legal or regulatory obligation;
in order to enforce or apply the terms of this notice or any other agreements;
to assist us in providing you with the products and services you request, including but not limited to third party software providers;
if, in our sole determination, you are found to have cheated or attempted to defraud us, or other users of the service in any way including but not limited to game manipulation or payment fraud;
for the purpose of research on the prevention of addiction (this data will be made anonymous)
to protect the rights, property or safety of us, our customers or others; and
where we have received your permission for us to do so.
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 our services, you expressly consent to any transfer of information outside of your country. When we transfer any part of your Personal Data outside the EEA or adequate jurisdictions we will take reasonable steps to ensure that it is treated as securely as it is within the EEA or adequate jurisdictions. These steps include but are not limited to the following:
Binding corporate rules;
Model contracts; or
US/EU privacy shield
We understand the importance of security and the techniques needed to secure information. We store all of the Personal Information we receive directly from you in an encrypted and password protected database residing within our secure network behind active state-of-the-art firewall software. (Our Services support SSL Version 3 with 128-bit encryption). We also take measures to ensure our subsidiaries, agents, affiliates and suppliers employ adequate security measures.
We retain personal information for as long as we reasonably require it for legal or business purposes. In determining data retention periods, Vbet takes into consideration local laws, contractual obligations, and the expectations and requirements of our customers. When we no longer need your personal information, we securely delete or destroy it.
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyse web traffic and can be used to keep track of user behaviour.
Google Analytics (Google Inc.)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of Vbet, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data collected: Cookies and Usage Data
Place of processing: US-PrivacyPolicy-Opt out
The Services operate ‘AS-IS’ and ‘AS-AVAILABLE’ without liability of any kind. We are not responsible for events beyond our direct control. Due to the complex and ever-changing nature of our technology and business, we cannot guarantee, nor do we claim 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 said Personal Information.