Privacy Policy for Users

INTRODUCTION

Irish Poker Series (IPS) is a live events operator. In order to facilitate our live events in an efficient and safe manner for all participants we must gather and save certain information about each participant.

 

The occasions where information is gathered include

* Purchasing tickets online via the IPS website

* Entering the venue during an IPS event.

* Participating in an IPS event.

 

Irish Poker Series is deeply committed to safeguard the privacy expectations of our users. Accordingly, we have put in place this Privacy Policy, which outlines our data protection practices, including how we collect, use, disclose, share and protect your Personal Information, as well as your rights with respect to your Personal Information.

 

In this Privacy Policy, you can learn about:

1)     WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT?

2)     MINORS

3)     HOW WE USE THE COLLECTED INFORMATION?

4)     MARKETING

5)     WITH WHOM WE SHARE INFORMATION?

6)     THIRD PARTY SERVICES

7)     RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

8)     YOUR RIGHTS

9)     HOW WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SECURED

10)    CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

11)    HOW TO CONTACT US

We encourage you to read the Privacy Policy carefully and use it to make informed decisions. By visiting the IPS websites, mobile apps or other online properties, by using our online payment facilities, by entering the live event venue whether participating or not, you hereby indicate that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy.

 

 

IRISH POKER SERIES

Irish Poker Series is a company incorporated in Ireland for the purposes of supplying event equipment for hire, hosting our own live events and also facilitating events on behalf of other operators.  The platforms available for us to have contact with participants and/or their information are...

* Live events

* Website

* Mobile App

* Online Social media including Facebook, Twitter, Online discussion forums, Hendonmob, etc

 

1) WHAT INFORMATION WE COLLECT

·   Live Events;

A)     IPS Live Account; You must have an IPS Live account to participate in one of our live events. The IPS Live Account set up process is a two-minute process and is facilitated at the venue during any of our live events. You must have a valid government issued photo ID with you such as passport or driver’s license. The personal information you will be asked to provide us is First and last name, email address, gender, birth date, a copy of your photo ID and we will take a photograph of your face.

B)     CCTV; For safety and security reasons, IPS may use recorded CCTV during our events. Your image is likely to appear on and be saved to our CCTV recordings.

C)     Live Events Transaction history: Our computerized membership and registration software records all transactions including event registrations, finishing positions and prize-monies won.

 

·    Websites & Apps, including this website;

A)     The only time information is gathered from our websites is while purchasing a ticket for an IPS event. We use a payment gateway called Worldnet to facilitate the online purchase of tickets. During ticket purchasing, you will be required to enter the standard online payments information such as first & last name, card number, expiry date & last three digits of CCV. IPS does not retrieve any of this information. More information about Worldnet including their payments policies can be found on their website Here      Facebook applications.

A)     Mobile App;  IPS does not yet have an app but it is our intention to provide one soon. When the app goes live, we will update our policy here.

 

·    Online Social media;

A)     IPS engages in social media interaction on platforms such as IPS website, Facebook, Twitter, Online poker forums such as Irish Poker Boards and also supplies all event results to Hendonmob poker database to be published on their website. We will provide a live updates service during live events which will include but is not limited to

B)     A full list of participants in each event including first & last name, position, table/seat number, bust-out time and any prize monies won, etc.

C)     Photographs and video content of participants in the event

D)     Winners photographs including announcing any prize-monies won

E)     Video interviews with participants

F)       IPS may also take random photographs and videos during events – these photographs and videos can be used in future promotional material for other events and your image and/or voice may appear in those promotional materials.

 

 

2)  MINORS

The Services are not designed or directed to persons under the age of 18 with respect to the use of the Services (“Legally of Age”). If you are not Legally of Age, you will not be permitted to participate in any of the products or services we supply.

We reserve the right to access and verify any Personal Information collected from you. In the event that we become aware that a user who is not Legally of Age has shared any information, we may discard such information unless it is needed to comply with any legal or statutory obligation binding upon us. If you have any reason to believe that a minor has shared any information with us, please contact us (our contact details are available under the "HOW TO CONTACT US?" section).

 

3) HOW WE USE THE COLLECTED INFORMATION?

We use your Personal Information for the purposes listed below:

A)     To set up, manage and update your account;

B)     To provide and operate the Services (such as event registration and end-of-event results)

C)     To communicate with you and to keep you informed of our latest updates to our Services and special offers along with upcoming events.

D)     To market our Services (see more below under “Marketing”).

E)     To conduct analytics, statistical and research purposes, in order to improve and customize the Services to your needs and interests (such as by compiling aggregated reports about the usage of certain features of our Services);

F)       For customer relationship management purposes, and to support and troubleshoot the Services and to respond to your queries;

G)     To enable us to further develop, customize and improve the Services based on Users’ common preferences and uses;

H)     To communicate with your and to process any of your requests to exercise your User Rights;

I)       To identify and authenticate your access to certain features of the Services;

J)       To investigate violations of our policies and User Agreement as well as enforce our policies and the User Agreement;

K)     To investigate and resolve disputes in connection with your use of the Services;

L)       To assist us with meeting our regulatory obligations or as required by law or regulation (such as gambling regulations, KYC and AML regulatory requirements), including for the purpose of ascertaining your source of funds or income, or as required by other governmental authorities, or to comply with a subpoena or similar legal process or respond to a government request; and

M)   In addition, we use your Personal Information upon your specific and informed consent, such as for certain marketing and promotional activities.

Note: Where you have not consented (or have withdrawn your consent) to the processing of your Personal Information by us, we may continue to process your Personal Information where processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject.

 

N)     IPS will use your Personal Information, such as your name, email address, telephone number etc., ourselves or by using our third-party subcontractors for the purpose of providing you with promotional materials, concerning the Services as well as products, services, websites and applications which we believe may interest you.

 

O)     We may also share and disclose Personal Information with our Commercial partners for the purpose of identifying you in relation to event participation. We may also share some of your personal information such as name, nationality and email address with our commercial partners for the purpose of their own marketing needs.

 

Note: You may at any time decline receiving further marketing offers from us or from Marketing Affiliates by either: following the guidelines available on the marketing communications, (such as selecting the opt-out link inserted in the promotional emails. Please note that even if you unsubscribe from our marketing mailing list, we may continue to send you service-related updates and notifications.

 

Please note: you can control the delivery of certain advertising or social campaigns through the settings offered by the respective third-party platforms (e.g. Facebook).

 

 

4) MARKETING

We use third-party advertising technology to serve advertisements when you visit the Platform and use the Services. You may opt-out of many third-party ad networks, including those operated by members of the Network Advertising Initiative ("NAI") and the Digital Advertising Alliance ("DAA").

 

For more information regarding this practice by NAI members and DAA members, and your choices regarding having this information used by these companies, including how to opt-out of third-party ad networks operated by NAI and DAA members, please visit their respective websites: http://www.networkadvertising.org/optout_nonppii.asp and http://www.aboutads.info/choices.

 

5) WITH WHOM WE SHARE INFORMATION?

We do not rent, sell, or share your Personal Information with third parties (“Recipients”) except as described in this Privacy Policy. The Personal Information will be disclosed to Recipients only to the extent required for the specific purpose, as stipulated in this Privacy Policy.

 

We share Personal Information with any of the following recipients:

 

A)      Payment service providers, payment processors and banks;

B)     Any third party who provides you with a tangible prize;

C)     Any third parties who organize offline or online events or tournaments on behalf of or in conjunction with IPS

D)     Auditors, contractors or legal/financial/other advisers of any of the Group’s business processes;

E)     Any third parties who investigate, detect or prevent fraudulent or illegal activity or enable us to enforce our policies, including in order to ascertain your source of income or funds (e.g. governmental authorities, law enforcement bodies, banks and other investigatory bodies);

F)       Gambling addictions bodies;

G)     Licensing authorities, governmental and regulatory bodies, in accordance with applicable laws and regulations; and

H)     Potential purchasers, successors or investors of IPS or in the event of a corporate transaction (e.g. sale of a substantial part of our business, merger, reorganization, bankruptcy, consolidation or asset sale of an asset or transfer in the operation thereof).

Note: In addition to the purposes listed in this Privacy Policy, we share Personal Information with those Recipients for any of the following purposes:

A)      Storing such information on our behalf, for example by using cloud computing service providers;

B)     Processing such information to assist us with our business operations (e.g. to process payments and your deposits; authenticate your access; auditing our operations; detect and prevent fraudulent or illegal activity; etc.);

C)     Performing research, technical diagnostics or analytics;

D)     Communicating targeted advertising, as well as promotional and informational materials, in accordance with our marketing policy (see above, in the section titled "Marketing"); and

E)     Whenever we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights or legal claims, enforce our policies (including our User Agreement and Privacy Policy), protect your safety or the safety of others, as well as to investigate or prevent any fraud, for security reasons or to help us with any other related technical issue.

6) THIRD PARTY TRACKING TECHNOLOGIES

When you visit or access our Services (for example when you visit our websites), we use (and authorize third parties to use) web beacons, cookies, pixels, scripts, tags and other technologies ("Tracking Technologies").

 

The Tracking Technologies allow us to automatically collect information about you and your online behavior, as well as your device (for example your computer or mobile device), for different purposes, such as in order to enhance your navigation on our Services, improve our Services’ performance and customize your experience on our Services. We also use this information to collect statistics about the usage of our Services, perform analytics, deliver content which is tailored to your interests and administer services to our Users, advertisers, publishers, customers and partners.

 

We also allow third parties to collect information about you through Tracking Technologies. To learn more please visit our Cookie Policy.

 

While using the Services you may encounter links to third party websites, services or applications. Please keep in mind that this Privacy Policy does not apply to any third-party websites, services or applications, even if they are accessible, downloadable, or otherwise distributed through the Services.

 

Please be advised that such third-party websites, services or applications are independent from IPS. We assume no responsibility or liability whatsoever with regard to privacy matters or any other legal matter with respect to such third-party websites and/or services. We encourage you to carefully read the privacy policies and the terms of use of such third-party websites and/or services, as their terms, not ours, will apply to any of your interactions with such third parties.

 

You should always review their privacy practices carefully before providing Personal Information to such third parties.

 

You are knowingly and voluntarily assuming all risks of using any third-party websites, services or applications. You agree that we shall have no liability whatsoever with respect to such third-party sites and your usage of them.

 

7) RETENTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

Once you have set up your IPS Live account, IPS will retain your Personal Information during the period your account is active. In addition, IPS will retain your Personal Information for additional periods, as strictly necessary to enable us to meet our legal obligations under applicable laws or regulations, such as the applicable gambling regulations, KYC and AML regulations, as well as to meet IPS’s contractual obligations.

 

In addition, IPS may retain your Personal Information for longer periods, provided that retaining such information is strictly necessary for the IPS’s legitimate interests, such as fraud prevention and record keeping, responsible gaming reasons, resolving or exercising claims regarding potential disputes, and where we are guided to do so by the applicable supervisory authority.

 

8) YOUR RIGHTS

You may contact us at any time by email (our contact details are available under the "HOW TO CONTACT US?" section), and request:

 

To access or delete any Personal Information relating to you;

To change or update any Personal Information relating to you (for example, if you believe that your Personal Information is incorrect, you may ask to have it corrected or deleted). Note that you may also request that we will correct errors with regard to your Personal Information (except in cases where the information is required to be kept in its original format under any applicable laws and regulations);

That we will restrict or cease any further use of your Personal Information;

That we will provide the Personal Information you volunteered to us in a machine-readable format;

To object to the processing of your Personal Information (such as for marketing purposes);

To withdraw your consent to our processing activities (provided that such processing activities rely on your consent, and not on a different legal basis);

To not be subject to a decision based solely on automated processing, including profiling, which produces legal effects concerning you or similarly significantly affects you, except where such processing is necessary for the performance of the contract between you and us, or it is based on your explicit consent, as provided hereunder.

Please note that these rights are not absolute and requests are subject to any applicable legal requirements, including gambling regulations and other legal and ethical reporting or document retention obligations. We may also rectify, replenish or remove incomplete or inaccurate information, at any time and at our own discretion, in accordance with our internal policies.

 

9) HOW WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION SECURED

We take great care in implementing and maintaining the security of the Services and your information. We have put in place appropriate physical and technological safeguards to help prevent unauthorized access, to maintain data security, and to use correctly the information we collect online. These safeguards vary based on the sensitivity of the information that we collect and store.

We employ industry standard procedures and controls to ensure the safety of our users’ information, such as:

Secure network topology, which includes intrusion prevention and Firewall systems;

Encrypted communication;

Authentication and Access Control;

External and Internal audit tests; etc.

Although we take reasonable steps to safeguard information, we cannot be responsible for the acts of those who gain unauthorized access or abuse the Services, and we make no warranty, express, implied or otherwise, that we will prevent such access.

 

10) CHANGES TO THE PRIVACY POLICY

We reserve the right to change this Privacy Policy at any time, so please re-visit this page frequently. We will provide notice of substantial changes of this Privacy Policy on the Services and/or we will send you an e-mail regarding such changes to the applicable e-mail address that you provided to us. Such substantial changes will take effect fourteen (14) days after such notice was provided on any of the above-mentioned methods. Otherwise, all other changes to this Privacy Policy are effective as of the stated “Last Revised” date, and your continued use of the Services after the Last Revised date will constitute acceptance of, and agreement to be bound by, those changes.

 

12)   HOW TO CONTACT US?

If you have any general questions about the Services or the information that we collect about you and how we use it, please contact us through one of the contact methods below

Email: info@irishpokerseries.com