General Data Protection Regulation
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Our Commitment to Our Players' Privacy. We are the owner and operator of the websites located at www.pokerstars.cz and onlinecasino.pokerstars.cz (the "Sites"). We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the personal information collected by us, utilising 'best in class' information security technology and procedures, all in accordance with European Union standards of data protection and the requirements of our gambling regulatory authorities.
Our Legal Obligations. We will comply with the terms of applicable data protection regulations for the relevant licence through which you access and use our Service (as such regulations may be amended from time to time), including in particular, General Data Protection Regulation (EU) No 2016/679 on the protection of natural persons with regards to the process of personal data and on the free movement of such data ("GDPR") and any other valid and applicable legislation (collectively, GDPR and all such laws shall be referred to herein as "Applicable Law"), when processing your personal information. Your personal information may also be processed or transferred by us to other members of our group of companies, our affiliates, our agents and third parties providing services to us, in jurisdictions outside of the European Economic Area. In this event we will comply with the terms of Applicable Law which ensure that personal data is only transferred to such jurisdictions which comply with the various adequacy requirements for data protection as set out in Applicable Law.
What information is collected and for what purpose
- to confirm financial transactions;
- to analyse your credit and fraud risk and verify your credentials using third parties, including financial institutions, identification verification agencies and credit reference agencies;
- to assess your gambling activity for responsible gaming purposes;
- to verify whether you have registered with any mandatory self-exclusion bodies (as may be applicable), for responsible gaming reasons;
- to provide the Service to you;
- identification, verification and vetting purposes;
- statistical analysis and research;
- research and development;
- marketing, market research, customer surveys and customer profiling;
- data analysis;
- to comply with licensing and regulatory requirements;
- to carry out batch testing of documents prior to the deployment of tools sourced from or provided by third parties;
- to combat against security risks and fraudulent activity; and
- to confirm your geographic location.
Conditions for Processing Personal Information
- Conditions: We will process your personal information for a variety of reasons, each of which is prescribed by relevant data protection laws.
Our processing of your personal information will primarily be necessary for us to provide you with the Service. On occasion we may ask for your consent to processing personal information in a discrete manner, in this instance your personal information will be processed in accordance with such consent and you will be able to withdraw this consent in writing at any time. By way of example, your consent will be needed in order to send you marketing and promotional communications
Fulfilment of a contract, compliance with a legal obligation
It may also be necessary for us to process your personal information where it is necessary for the performance of a contract (such as the End User Licence Agreement when you open a Stars Account) or in order for us to comply with our various legal and/or regulatory responsibilities, including, but not limited to, complying with the conditions of our gambling licences and complying with any anti-money laundering legislation.
Finally, we may also process your personal information where we deem such processing to be in our (or a third party's) legitimate interests and provided always that such processing will not prejudice your interests, rights and freedoms. Examples of us processing in accordance with legitimate interests would include: (i) where we disclose your personal information to companies in our Group following a restructure or for internal administrative purposes; (ii) where we identify certain companies that can offer you additional benefits to our Service or provide us with valuable information about your use of our Service; (iii) detection and retention of information pertaining to those with responsible gambling issues; (iv) processing for the purposes of ensuring network and information security, including preventing unauthorised access to our electronic communications network; (v) safeguarding the integrity of our Service by combating, reporting and sharing information related to fraud, illegal activity or identity theft; (vi) adhering to regulatory and statutory requirements; (vii) devising a tailored reward scheme for players.
Information Sharing, Disclosures and Recipients
- Specific Disclosures. We may disclose your personal information as follows:
- to any recipient if required to do so by law or by regulatory authority;
- to any regulatory body or licensing body or authority;
- to third parties for the purposes of settling or making payment in connection with any wager;
- to third parties who provide services to us or on our behalf;
- to third parties for marketing purposes, provided you have consented or not objected, as the case may be, as described in Clause 11 below;
- to any payment management or debt collection company engaged by us to handle payment and collection processes to and from our users;
- to any third party that purchases us or our business or any part of us or our business;
- to credit reference agencies;
- if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary:
i. to comply with any law or comply with legal process served on us;
ii. to protect and defend our rights or property;
- with your consent;
- for the purposes of disaster recovery; or
- as set out in Clause 5 below.
- General Disclosures: In addition to the specific examples of disclosures listed above we may disclose your personal information to our employees, employees of other companies in our Group, our agents and to third party service providers who use your personal information to provide services to us in respect of you being a user of our Service.
- Credit References: Where you fail to reimburse us for any chargebacks, denial or reversal of deposits you make, we may give details of your accounts and how you manage them to Credit Reference Agencies (CRA). The CRA will record the outstanding debt. This information may be supplied to other organisations and records will remain on the CRA file for 6 years after the date of the chargeback, denial or reversal of payment. The information will be used by the CRA to prevent crime, fraud, money laundering, verifying your identity if you, your partner, other members of your household, your business or financial associates apply for other credit facilities, monitoring the operation of accounts you may hold, making decisions for credit, credit related or other facilities, tracing your whereabouts, recovering debts that you owe, statistical analysis and system testing.
Deposit and Withdrawal Processing
- In the course of making a deposit, you will need to provide deposit method information (example: your credit card number). This information in conjunction with your other personal information might be used to clear or carry out financial transactions executed by you on our Sites. You must advise us immediately of any relevant changes to your personal information.
What Can You Do? You should also play your part in protecting your personal information. Your Login Credentials are confidential and you are obliged to keep your Login Credentials secret and confidential at all times and to use your best efforts to protect their secrecy and confidentiality.
Limits of Confidentiality
- Legally Required Disclosures. Due to the legal, regulatory and security environment in which we operate, we may be required, under certain circumstances, to disclose personally identifiable information about our Users and we may not be permitted to inform you that we have done so. We will use reasonable endeavours to limit such disclosure to the following: (a) where we believe in good faith that we are required to do so in response to a subpoena, warrant or other legal process or obligation upon us; or (b) where reasonably necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities to preserve and/or enforce our rights. Further, we can, and you authorise us to, disclose your User identification, name, date of birth, street address, city, county, post code, country, phone number, email, account activity, transactions and communications with other Users, plus details of financial instruments used to deposit and withdraw, to our third party agents or official government bodies as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of money-laundering, fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity or activity that may expose us to legal liability.
- Group Marketing. We may use your name, email address and phone number for the purpose of providing you with news, promotions and other marketing offers from us. If you no longer wish to receive these promotional communications, newsletters and marketing offers, you may opt-out of receiving them either when you register with us initially, or subsequently by following the 'opt-out' instructions included in each communication. You are also entitled at any time to notify us that you do not wish to receive any promotional communications from us and you may do this by emailing Support.
- Third Party Offers of Goods and Services. Where you have provided us with your consent to do so, we may also share your email address and phone number with third parties so that they may send you offers of their goods and services. You may request at any time not to receive such offers by sending a blank message with the word 'Remove' in the subject area to Support. If you request not to receive these offers we will remove your details from our marketing distribution lists and from any future lists we may share with our marketing partners. However, you will need to unsubscribe separately from marketing communications sent by partners who have received your contact details from us prior to your request to be removed from these lists.
- Publicity. We will only use your name and details in publicity materials with your written consent.
Your Rights in Relation to Your Information
- Right to request information about you. We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. You can contact us at any time to review, change, obtain a copy of your information or have your details altered or corrected in accordance with your rights under Applicable Law. In this event we may require evidence of and be satisfied as to your identity before we take any requested action. To contact us so as to exercise any of your rights as set out in this Clause 14, please email Support. We may, in certain circumstances, levy a small charge to cover the cost of administration regarding any request made by you in this regard or deal with your query in accordance with Applicable Law.
- Additional Rights. You have the following rights in relation to your personal data:
a. a right to object to processing that is likely to cause or is causing damage or distress;
b. a right to object to decisions being taken by automated means;
c. a right in certain circumstances to have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
d. a right to claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of Applicable Law.
If you are unsure about your rights or are concerned about how your personal information may be processed you should contact the Czech Data Protection Authority (see Clause 17). If you contact us in relation to your rights we will do our best to accommodate your request or objection. Please note, however, that not all rights are absolute.
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- We are happy to provide you with further information on how we protect and use your personal information. Please contact Support. You can also obtain much useful information on data protection and privacy from the Office for Personal Data Protection.
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