Businesses and individuals incur millions of losses every year to cybercrime. As the number of users of mobile and digital technologies increases every year, opportunities for cybercriminals increase, and so does the number of scammers. The online gambling industry is growing by the day, and scammers target these gambling platforms’ members.
In a bid to ensure the data security of the members of these platforms, casino sites have privacy policies in place. It is essential as a gambler to ensure that your data is safe as you enjoy playing online casino games. That is why you need to understand the privacy policies that the various casinos have. These platforms collect your information and use it in different operations. The following information will help you know the kind of information online casinos have and how they handle it.
1. Information collected
Throughout your interaction with an online casino, they keep gathering information. The information that these operators collect includes your full names, credit card information, and physical address. The casinos also collect your mailing address and phone number. Your transaction history, website activities, and your feedback on the platform’s services are also collected.
Note that all the data that the casino collects from you is voluntary, and most of the time, you give it up through the different transactions that take place on the platform.
2. How your information is used
You should know how an online casino uses the information they collect from their members. This will keep you in the loop on how your information will be used when the casino gets hold of it. A big chunk of the data collected by online casinos is used to process transactions for their members. In other cases, the information is used by the casino operators to provide support to their members.
The information is also shared with affiliates and other agents to support the running of operations and provision of the casino’s products and services. The data collected, such as mailing address and phone number, is used by the operators to engage the members through activities such as surveys.
All regulated and licensed casinos have strict regulations regarding data security. Online casinos are obligated to keep the data of the users safe. One of the techniques that online casinos use to safeguard their members’ information is through encryption. With that, third parties cannot use the data through eavesdropping. They also use firewalls to prevent hackers from hacking their servers.
Casino software providers are also mandated to use encryption, and signing up to casinos that have partnered with reputable casino software providers give you a guarantee of safety. The online casinos have measures in place to prevent the loss of data. They also have restrictions on the use of members’ data and unauthorized access.
Confidentiality and transparency are upheld, and the online casino has an obligation of alerting you if they suspect a breach of your data.
4. Updating and deletion of personal information.
Users are allowed to update their information at any time. You can request to change the information you provided or update it by communicating with the online casino. Often you will do this via emailing them. If there are errors in your information, you are also allowed to correct them.
The deletion of information by members is allowed under applicable laws.
5. Rights to personal information
It is also essential to keep it in touch with the rights that the law provides the users to their data in relation to online casinos. On top of updating and erasing personal information, the casino should grant you access to your personal data at any time. Online gamblers are also allowed to request the transfer of personal information and object or restrict the processing of their personal information. The user can also withdraw consent at any anytime.
6. Sharing of personal information
Online casinos should not be selling your information to third parties. However, under applicable laws, the casino is allowed to share your information with third parties if they are under the same group with the controller, third parties involved in the casino business re-organization, or mergers.
Marketing services providers that help with the performance of the website can also get your information. Note that online casinos can only share information with third parties that have equally stringent security policies.
Cookies are files saved in your computer any time you interact with a website. Cookies are used by casino site operators to gather information on your activities on the website. The data collected includes the links to all the pages you visit in the online casino, the amount of time spent on the pages and website, and your website’s activities.
Other members of the casino sites are also allowed to report if they know a minor that has already provided their personal information to the casino site. The casino operators are, at this point, allowed to discard the data uploaded by the minors.