The Gambling Community collect, use and are responsible for certain personal information about you. When we do so we are regulated under the General Data protection Regulations which apply across the European Union (including the United Kingdom) and we are responsible as ‘controller’ of that personal information for the purposes of those laws.
The personal information we collect and use
a) We collect the following personal information that you provide to us: Name, DOB, email address, IP address
Some examples of when we collect this information include: Confirming your age for the website, becoming a forum member, entering competitions and giveaways
b) Personal information you provide about third parties
If you give us information about another person, you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on their behalf and agreed that you:
shall consent on their behalf to the processing of their personal data;
shall receive any data protection notices on their behalf; and
shall consent on their behalf to the transfer of their personal data abroad.
How we use your personal information
We collect information about our users for the following purposes:
-Administration purposes regarding the forum
-Competitions and giveaways
-To understand how the website is used to help improve users experience
Who your information may be shared with
We will not share you personal information with any other 3rd parties, apart from the possibility of the following:
-Partnered casinos in connection with competitions to check entrants details qualify. Entrants details will never be provided to casinos for them to use for their own use
-Law enforcement in connection with any investigation to help prevent unlawful activity
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Understanding and deleting cookies
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How long your personal information will be kept
We will hold your personal information for the following periods:
Forum members – for as long as members wish to remain part of The Gambling Community Forum. If you no longer wish to be a member or have your personal information held please contact firstname.lastname@example.org
Competitions and giveaways – information will be kept for the period of the competition and for up to 3 months after
These periods are no longer than necessary in each case.
Keeping your information secure
We have appropriate security measures in place to prevent personal information from being accidentally lost, or used or accessed in an unauthorised way. We limit access to your personal information to those who have a genuine business need to know it. Those processing your information will do so only in an authorised manner and are subject to a duty of confidentiality.
Indeed, while we will use all reasonable efforts to secure your personal data, in using the site you acknowledge that the use of the internet is not entirely secure and for this reason we cannot guarantee the security or integrity of any personal data that are transferred from you or to you via the internet. If you have any particular concerns about your information, please contact us on email@example.com.
We will not transfer your personal information outside of the EEA at any time.
Removing your personal information
If you wish for your personal information be removed from our website please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions about this policy or the information we hold about you, please contact us at email@example.com