Privacy statements and online casinos
Personal information that you provide the casino with will be stored with that casino in the country they reside in, but they may also use your information outside of that country where the casino may hold affiliates or other facilities. When you register and play at a chosen casino, as part of the Privacy Act, you consent to the transfer of your information outside your country. The casino will use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from any unauthorised use or access.
Online casinos collect and gather your personal information in a number of different ways and each may use your information differently. A casino will collect personal information from you at time of registration and you may volunteer information to the casino. Personal information may also be disclosed in a public area of the casino or when you contact the casino. Once registered, the casino may use your personal information for billing purposes and to administer or manage your account. You may also receive promotions from the casino via email whereby your personal information is again being used. You can at any time opt out of receiving emails from the casino. This can usually be done by accessing your casino account information or by contacting the casino’s support. Once you have notified the casino, you do not want to receive newsletters or promotional updates they should immediately stop. While you can unsubscribe to these emails, you may continue to receive emails from some casinos, if it relates to security issues or technical issues.
When you register at a casino, it will validate your personal information that you supplied against appropriate third-party databases. Information that will be validated could be but is not limited to, your name and address. When you accept a casino’s Terms and Conditions, you consent to these checks being validated. Your information may be disclosed to a registered Credit Reference Agency and they have a right to keep a record of this information. If you do not consent to this, it is vital that you do not accept the casino’s Terms and Conditions. The only reason a casino shares this information is to confirm your identity and not to perform a credit check. Again, all of the information that is shared will be treated securely and strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act.
A casino may also elect to share your personal information with third-party partners for marketing purposes, but this will only be done with your consent. Without your consent, the casino will be prohibited from sharing such information.
One thing that is important to remember is that the protection of your privacy begins with you. You are the sole person that is responsible for maintaining your security. That means your password and account ID. Do not tell anyone this information and keep it solely to yourself. However, you should always be careful when disclosing any of your personal information to an online casino.