OC Media Ltd (the “Company”) is the Data Controller of www.onlinecasinos.com (“Online Casinos”, “we”, “our” or “us”) in order to acquaint you with the ways in which we collect and process information via our website (the “website”), and to establish the foundation upon which we process data we collect.
Our website provides information on gaming websites, the gaming industry, and it occasionally may contain links or advertisements to external third-party sites and other third-party content (together with the website: the "Services"). Such third-party websites have independent privacy (and cookie) policies. If you decide to access these websites, you should first review their privacy policies before you choose to give any personal information to them.
We collect certain personal information that you choose to provide to us when using the Services. This includes your username when you post a user review on our website and your email address that we will use to contact you if you would like to know when our review is published.
When you use our Services, we may collect un-identified and non-identifiable information from you ("Non-personal Information").
Information broadcast by your device might be part of the collection of Non-personal Information. This includes aggregated usage information and technical data (like your IP address and other online identifiers), in addition to certain software and hardware information, such as the kind of browser and operating system your device uses, language, and your preferred access times to the website's domain name, from which you access our Services.
Information about your activity on the Services and engagement on the website may also be gathered to improve the functionality of our Services.
Cookies are used by our website in order to distinguish you from other visitors to our website. This allows us to provide you with a high-quality experience when you access and browse our website, and it helps us to improve our website's performance and design.
When you view a website, a small file with information called a 'cookie' is dispensed to the device you are using. This makes your navigation between pages more efficient, as it allows the automatic activation of certain features, and it keeps track of your preferences, making communication between you and the services you are accessing faster and easier.
Below you can find detailed information on the cookies that are used by our website and the reasons why they are being used:
'Session cookies' – these are files that are stored in a temporary memory while you browse, and deleted once you close the browser. These are strictly necessary in order to allow for the normal operation of our website. If these are disabled, the website's performance may be reduced.
'Persistent cookies' – these are a group of cookies that are typically kept for a longer period of time (usually 1 year) by the company who sets up, the length of time depending on the policies of the company. On our website they are set by the third-party service providers, such as third-party web-traffic analytics companies who monitor and analyse your interaction with our website, over whose policies we have no control. These cookies can be one of the following types:
Analytical/performance cookies: these are files which collate anonymous visitor data. They show us which parts of the website visitors access, in what order and for how long, in order to help us provide you with easier and more efficient access to our website.
Functionality cookies: these cookies help us identify you in case of repeat visits, so that we can save and recall your preferences for following visits; and
Targeting cookies: this type of cookies track the pages and links which you access, so that we can try to improve our website's relevance to your interests.
Other tracking technologies
Other technologies (which we also call cookies) such as web beacons (also called pixel tags or clear gifs), tracking URLs, software development kits (SDKs) or tags can also be used. Web beacons are tiny graphics files that contain a unique identifier that enable us to recognise when someone has visited our service or opened an e-mail that Online Casinos has sent them. Tracking URLs are custom generated links that help us understand where the traffic to our webpages comes from. SDKs are small pieces of code included in apps, which function like cookies and web beacons. Tags are short pieces of code included in our website that function like cookies and involves the sharing of certain information about your device and your interactions with our website and with our third party partner(s).
When you visit our website, some or all of the following types of cookies may be set on your device.
If you would like more details, we can provide you with information regarding the cookies and other tracking technologies used on our website. We will try to be as comprehensive as possible when providing such a list, however, the cookies and other tracking technologies used on our website will change from time to time.
You can disable cookies by entering the settings of your internet browser and turning off all or some cookies. However, it must be noted that this may lead to a lower performance of some features of the website and Services, and a limited overall online experience if all cookies are disabled.
The information that we collect from you may also be used for the following purposes:
Providing you with the Services;
Preserving the safety and security of our website;
Evaluating the relevance of the accessed content to you;
Improving and modifying our Services through conducting research or analytics;
Moreover, we may utilize data to comply with relevant laws, regulations and other governmental authority requirements, or to comply with any demands from a court of competent jurisdiction or similar legal process.
We process your personal data on the following legal bases:
To provide our Services to you
We process your personal information to perform the contract that you have with us, for example, for hosting your casino reviews on our website.
We may use your personal information where we have legitimate interests to do so. For example, we analyse users’ behaviour on our services to improve our offerings and for administrative, fraud detection and other legal purposes.
In some cases, applicable laws may require us to process certain information about you.
We may ask for your consent to use your personal information for certain specific reasons (for example, when we ask if you would like to be contacted by us to let you know when your review has been posted). You may withdraw your consent at any time by contacting us at the address provided at the end of this Privacy Notice.
Data gathered by us might be shared by us as follows:
You share information with other users when you voluntarily share information on our website and use our services (for example, by sharing a user review). Please be careful with the personal information you choose to share and who you choose to share it with.
Service providers and others
With other Internal third party businesses
We share your personal information with other entities that form part of the same group of companies as the Company, for them to assist us in processing your personal information, as service providers, upon our instructions and on our behalf. This includes technical processing operations, such as personal information hosting and maintenance, customer care, marketing and targeted advertising, finance and accounting assistance, better understanding how our service is used and users’ behaviour to improve our service, securing our personal information and systems and fighting against spam, abuse, fraud, infringement and other wrongdoings.
We may also share information with other Group entities for legitimate business purposes such as corporate audit, analysis and consolidated reporting as well as compliance with applicable laws. This information will be anonymised wherever possible and reasonable to do so.
We may share and disclose anonymized data with advisers, auditors, and any potential investors or purchasers in the Company or Online Casinos. Such data may also be shared with our affiliates and subsidiaries.
In a case of corporate transaction in which the Company has an interest, such as for instance, a merger, the sale of a major part of the Company's business, or the purchase of Online Casinos or any other business or asset by the Company, we may share information with the prospective buyer or seller of such assets or business.
Besides the above cases, information may also be shared if it is our belief that disclosing such information would be:
reasonably necessary so as to comply with any legal obligation, governmental request or applicable law;
enforce any legal rights such as intellectual property;
take action when it comes to any illegal activities or other types of wrongdoing, such as security issues and suspected fraud;
enforce our internal policies;
exercise our rights to contest legal claims; and
prevent harm to our, your, or any third party's safety or rights.
With your consent or at your request
We may ask for your consent to share your personal information with third parties. In any such case, we will make it clear why we want to share the information.
We may use and share anonymised data (meaning information that, by itself, does not identify who you are such as device information, general demographics, general behavioural personal information, geolocation in de-identified form), as well as personal information in an aggregated, hashed, non-human readable form, under any of the above circumstances.
We may combine this information with additional anonymised data or personal information in hashed, non-human readable form collected from other sources.
It is essential for Online Casinos to be furnished with adequate security for both the Services and your Personal Information. We have implemented and will maintain current, reasonable physical, technical and organisational security measures and procedures in order to protect your personal information from loss, misuse, unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Despite all our considerable efforts to protect our data, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to stop all unlawful access to it or any exploitation of our Services.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information over the internet is not entirely secure. Online Casinos makes every possible effort to safeguard information, but it is impossible to guarantee that all information transferred to our website will be secure; any internet-based transmission is carried out at your own risk.
Online Casinos operates on a global scale, which means that we may need to transmit your Personal Information to countries within and outside of the European Union and European Economic Area (the "EU/EEA"). What is important to note about this is that data protection and other relevant laws of countries outside of the EU/EEA may be less comprehensive than the laws and regulations within the EU/EEA. In such a situation, Online Casinos will endeavour to take all reasonably necessary measures and have adequate safeguards in place, for example, such as using EU standard contractual clauses approved by the European Commission, to provide you with an equivalent level of protection when it comes to any personal data collected from you.
In certain circumstances, if you are an EU/EEA or UK resident, you may exercise the rights available to you under applicable data protection laws as follows:
You can request access to your personal data, or ask us to correct, update or delete the whole or part of your personal information.
You can object to processing of your personal information, ask us to restrict processing of your personal information or request portability of your personal information.
If we have collected and process your personal information with your consent, then you can withdraw your consent at any time. This may mean your access to certain services is restricted or denied as a result. Withdrawing your consent will not affect the lawfulness of any processing we conducted prior to your withdrawal, nor will it affect processing of your personal information conducted in reliance on lawful processing grounds other than consent.
You have the right to complain to a data protection authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority.
You can exercise your rights at any time by contacting us using the contact details below.
We respond to all requests we receive from users in accordance with applicable data protection laws. We may ask you to provide proof of identity before we can answer the above requests. In some cases, we may reject requests for certain reasons (for example, if the request is unlawful or if it may infringe on trade secrets or intellectual property or the privacy of another user).
It must be stressed that if you are below 18 years of age, you are not legally allowed to partake in the Services. These Services are not meant to be used by individuals below the age of 18.
If you have any questions about the Services or about the information that you submit to us and about our use of the Services, you can send them to [email protected]
Online Casinos takes the protection of personal data seriously and has appointed DataRep as it’s representative in the European Union for data protection matters, pursuant to Article 27 of the General Data Protection Regulation of the European Union. DataRep can be contacted in addition to Online Casino’s team only on matters related to the processing of personal data. If you would like to raise a question or otherwise exercise your rights in respect of your personal data, you may do so by:
sending an email to DataRep at [email protected] quoting “Onlinecasinos.com” in the subject line; or
contacting us on our online webform at www.datarep.com/data-request.
On receiving your correspondence, we may request evidence of your identity, to ensure your personal data and information connected with it is not provided to anyone other than you.
If you have any concerns over how DataRep will handle the personal data they will require to undertake their services, please refer to their privacy notice at www.datarep.com/privacy-policy.