TERMS AND CONDITIONS
Effective from: December 15, 2014
Last updated: May 23, 2018
Before using our website, please read these Terms and Conditions carefully. By registering a Player Account with the website you confirm your consent with the Terms and Conditions. The website www.BETCHAIN.com (“Casino”, “Website”, “Company”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”) is owned and operated by Direx N.V., a company registered and established under the laws of Curacao, with registration number 131879 and registered address at Heelsumstraat 51 E-Commerce Park, Curacao, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Direx Limited, with registered address at Stasinou 1, MITSI Building 1, 1st Floor, Flat/Office 4, Plateia Eleftherias, Nicosia, Cyprus. Direx N.V. is officially registered by the Government of Curaçao as an Information Provider legally authorised to conduct online gaming operations from Curaçao. Remote gaming licensing and supervision is provided by Antillephone N.V.
2. CHANGES TO TERMS AND CONDITIONS
These Terms and Conditions may be changed by the Casino when such need occurs. We will do our best to notify our players of any significant changes by email. However, we do recommend all players to revisit this page regularly and check for possible changes.
3. WHO CAN PLAY
The Casino accepts players only from those countries and geographic regions where online gambling is allowed by law. It is the player’s sole responsibility to inquire about the existing gambling laws and regulations of the given jurisdiction before placing bets on the website.
The Casino accepts strictly adult players (the minimal age is 18) and players who have reached the age specified by the jurisdiction of player’s place of residence as eligible for online gaming. It is the player’s sole responsibility to inquire about the existing laws and regulations of the given jurisdiction regarding age limitations for online gambling.
It is entirely and solely your responsibility to enquire and ensure that you do not breach laws applicable to you by participating in the games. Depositing real funds and playing for real money is subject to the laws of your country, and it is your sole responsibility to abide by your native regulations.
The Company reserves the right to ask for the proof of age from the player and limit access to the Website or suspend the Player Account to those players who fail to meet this requirement.
Users from the following countries (“Restricted Countries”) are not allowed to deposit and play real money games: USA and its territories, UK, Spain, France, the Netherlands, Israel. The Casino cannot guarantee successful processing of withdrawals or refunds in the event that player breaches this Restricted Countries policy.
4. AVAILABILITY OF GAMES
Please bear in mind some games may be unavailable in certain jurisdictions, as required by policies of game providers which may change from time to time.
NetEnt games are unavailable for Afghanistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Cambodia, Ecudaor, Guyana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Kuwait, Lao, Myanmar, Namibia, Nicaragua, North Korea, Pakistan, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Singapore, South Korea, Sudan, Syria, Taiwan, Uganda, Yemen, Zimbabwe, as well as Belgium, Bulgaria, Canada, Denmark, Estonia, France, Italy, Mexico, Portugal, Romania, Spain, United States of America, United Kingdom, Latvia, and Lithuania.
In addition to the above, Guns’n’Roses, Motorhead, and Jimi Hendrix are unavailable in Australia, Azerbaijan, China, India, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine. Aliens are unavailable in Japan, Canada.
Additionally, Universal Monsters series (Frankenstein, the Bride of Frankenstein, Dracula, The Mummy, The Wolf Man, Creature from the Black Lagoon, The Invisible Man) and Scarface are only available in these countries: Andorra, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Brazil, Georgia, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Moldova, Monaco, Montenegro, Norway, Russia, San Marino, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine, Croatia, Macedonia, Turkey, Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Peru, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom.
Players from the following countries are not eligible to win any jackpots from jackpot games offered by NetEnt (such as but not limited to Mega Fortune): Australia, Azerbaijan, China, Denmark, India, Israel, Italy, Japan, Malaysia, Qatar, Russia, Spain, Thailand, Tunisia, Turkey, Ukraine. The Casino will make reasonable efforts to prevent players from these countries to reach the games, but if players from any of the stated countries would win the jackpot, the jackpot win will be annulled.
Players from Canada are not eligible to play the games from NYX.
5. ACCEPTED CURRENCIES
The website allows playing for the following currencies: BTC, BCH, ETH, LTC, DOGE, EURO, AUD, CAD, SEK, NOK, RUB, ZAR
6. FEES AND TAXES
You are fully responsible for paying all fees and taxes applied to your winnings according to the laws of the jurisdiction of your residence.
7. GAME RULES
By accepting these Terms and Conditions you confirm that you know and understand the rules of the games offered on the Website. It is at your discretion to familiarise yourself with the theoretical payout percentage of each game.
8. DISCLAIMER OF LIABILITIES
By accepting these Terms and Conditions you confirm your awareness of the fact that gambling may lead to losing money. The Casino is not liable for any possible financial damage arising from your use of the Website.
The Casino is not liable of any hardware or software defects, unstable or lost Internet connection, or any other technical errors that may limit access to the Website or prevent any players from uninterrupted play.
In an unlikely case where a wager is confirmed or a payment is performed by us in error, the Company reserves the right to cancel all the wagers accepted containing such an error, or to correct the mistake by re-settling all the wagers at the correct terms that should have been available at the time that the wager was placed in the absence of the error.
If we mistakenly credit your Player Account with winnings that do not belong to you, whether due to a technical issue, error in the paytables, human error or otherwise, the amount will remain our property and will be deducted from your Player Account. If you have withdrawn funds that do not belong to you prior to us becoming aware of the error, the mistakenly paid amount will (without prejudice to other remedies and actions that may be available at law) constitute a debt owed by you to us. In the event of an incorrect crediting, you are obliged to notify us immediately by email.
The Casino, its directors, employees, partners, service providers:
• do not warrant that the software or the Website is/are fit for their purpose
• do not warrant that the software and Website are free from errors
• do not warrant that the Website and/or games will be accessible without interruptions
• shall not be liable for any loss, costs, expenses or damages, whether direct, indirect, special, consequential, incidental or otherwise, arising in relation to your use of the Website or your participation in the games
You hereby agree to fully indemnify and hold harmless the Casino, its directors, employees, partners, and service providers for any cost, expense, loss, damages, claims and liabilities howsoever caused that may arise in relation to your use of the Website or participation in the Games.
You acknowledge that the Casino shall be the final decision-maker of whether you have violated the Casino’s Terms and Conditions in a manner that results in your suspension or permanent barring from participation in the Website.
9. USE OF PLAYER ACCOUNT
Each player can create only one (1) personal account (per household, per IP address).
Creating multiple Player Accounts by a single player can lead to termination of all such accounts. The player shall not provide access to their Player Account or allow using the Website to any third party including but not limited to minors.
Any returns, winnings or bonuses which the player has gained or accrued during such time as the Duplicate Account was active may be reclaimed by us, and players undertake to return to us on demand any such funds which have been withdrawn from the Duplicate Account.
The Website can only be used for personal purposes and shall not be used for any type of commercial profit.
BetChain allows all its customers to choose their own username and password combination, as long as it is compatible with all of the system requirements set by us. You must keep this information secret and confidential as you are responsible for all bets/wagers placed on your account and any other activities taking place on your account.
Bets will stand if your username and password have been entered correctly (whether or not authorized by you), subject to there being sufficient funds in the account.
If, at any time, you feel a third party is aware of your user name and/or password you should change it immediately via the Website.
The current balance and transaction history of your account may be viewed at any time once you have logged into your account on the Website.
If you want to close your account, please Contact Us at help@BetChain.com, with the relevant request and information. You will not be entitled to close your account until such time as any outstanding bets or wagers are fully completed.
10. ANTI-FRAUD POLICY
The Company has a strict anti-fraud policy and utilises various anti-fraud tools and techniques. If the player is suspected of fraudulent actions including, but not limited to:
• participating in any type of collusion with other players
• development of strategies aimed at gaining of unfair winnings
• fraudulent actions against other online casinos or payment providers
• charge back transactions with a credit card or denial of some payments made
• creating two or more accounts
• other types of cheating
or becomes a bankrupt in the country of their residence, the Company reserves the right to terminate such Player Account and suspend all payouts to the player. This decision is at sole discretion of the Company and the player will not be notified or informed about the reasons of such actions. The Company also reserves the right to inform applicable regulatory bodies of the fraudulent actions performed by the player.
The Casino has zero tolerance to advantage play. Any player who will try to gain advantage of casino welcome offers or other promotions agrees that Company reserves the right to void bonuses and any winnings from such bonuses, for the reasons of:
• use of stolen cards
• creating more than one account in order to get advantage from casino promotions
• providing incorrect registration data
• any other actions which may damage the Casino
Abusing of the promotion means:
- Making max allowed bets on high variance games in order to increase balance
- Decreasing stake after big hit and switching to low variance game
- Making deposits with only bonus promotions without free cash deposits
- Customer bonus ratio (deposits : bonuses) is more than 50%.
The Casino reserves the right to close your Player Account and to refund to you the amount on your account balance, subject to deduction of relevant withdrawal charges, at Casino’s absolute discretion and without any obligation to state a reason or give prior notice.
The Casino reserves the right to retain payments, if suspicion or evidence exists of manipulation of the casino system. Criminal charges will be brought against any user or any other person(s) who has/have manipulated the casino system or attempted to do so. The Casino reserves the right to terminate and/or, change any games or events being offered on the Website.
Should you become aware of any possible errors or incompleteness in the software, you agree to refrain from taking advantage of them. Moreover, you agree to report to the Casino any error or incompleteness immediately. Should you fail to fulfill such obligations, the Casino has a right to full compensation for all costs related to the error or incompleteness, including any costs incurred in association with the respective error/incompleteness and the failed notification.
Please note that if you requested a withdrawal, but the sum of bets made since last deposit is less than three (3) times the size of that deposit, the Casino reserves the right to charge you the costs of transaction processing for deposit and withdrawals. This decision is at sole discretion of the Casino.
The Website offers a variety of payment methods. They include VISA and MasterCard credit and debit cards, as well as various alternative payment methods.
Please contact our support team at email@example.com to inquire about the payment methods which are most favorable for your country of residence.
Please note that the minimal or maximum amount of deposit depends on the payment method you decide to use.
In order to create a deposit using crypto currency Bitcoin (BTC), Bitcoin Cash (BCH), Etherum (ETH), Litecoin (LTC) or Dogecoin (DOGE) and after you have confirmed that you would like to do so on the site, we may redirect you to any third party online exchanges that would be chosen by which offers the service of acquiring Bitcoins in exchange for fiat currencies. These third party online exchanges are independent parties and shall not be considered as part of the Company nor of the Website and Company holds no liability whatsoever, regarding any information disclosure and/or exchange rates and/or any process or activity made during the exchange process. In no case would the Company or any person on its behalf be liable for any damages and/or loss of money that you may experience using these sites.
To prevent any fraudulent activities concerning bitcoin transactions we lay down the following rule: In case the transaction is marked as replaceable - Opt-in Replace-by-Fee (RBF) the casino reserves the right to close such accounts immediately and withhold any wins.
In case funds will be credited to a Customer’s account in error it is the Customer’s responsibility to inform us without delay. The Company will recover such funds by account adjustment.
12. BETTING PROCEDURES
Company reserves the right to decline all, or part, of any bet/wager requested at its sole and absolute discretion. All bets/wagers are placed at your own risk and discretion.
It is your responsibility to ensure that the details of your bets/wagers are correct. Once bets/wagers have been placed and their acceptance confirmed they may not be cancelled or changed. The Company reserves the right to cancel any bet/wager at any time.
Bets/wagers are processed in the order that they are received.
Delaying any game round in any game, including free spins features and bonus features, to a later time when you have no more wagering requirement and/or performing new deposit(s) while having free spins features or bonus features still available in a game is prohibited. Players doing so agree to have their bonus and associated winnings declared void.
Bets/wagers will not be confirmed if there are insufficient funds in your account and until the payment is received in full.
A bet/wager is not valid until a transaction code is issued. The transaction code will appear on the screen if betting/wagering via the Website or mobile device. If you are unsure about the validity of a bet/wager, please check your open bets/wagers, or Contact Us at help@BetChain.com.
Should a dispute arise, the Company’s transaction log database will be the ultimate authority in such matters.
You accept and understand that, if there is a malfunction in a Game, any bets made during such malfunction will be voided.
All bonuses credited to player accounts must be wagered a minimum of forty times before they can be cashed in (unless stated differently in a specific promotion and according to the specific terms defined by the Company in any point in time).
The Welcome, Highroller and 2nd deposit bonuses have a wagering requirement of fifty.
Bets placed on Roulette and Baccarat do not count towards this wagering requirement. Also, bets placed on Wild Orient, Dragon Dance and Bikini Party by Quickfire do not count towards this wagering requirement.
Bets on Blackjack, Craps, Poker and Dice count 5% towards wagering requirements.
If player uses ‘respin’ feature in any slot from Quickfire while playing with bonus money, casino reserves the right to cancel results of all such bets and confiscate your wins. If this requirement has not been met, players can still withdraw their original deposit amount but in so doing will forfeit any bonus amount in their account. Please note that the deposit is played first, then the bonus. Remaining funds will be available for withdrawal after a forfeited bonus.
Bonuses credited to a player’s account without a deposit and/or Free Spin Bonuses, are intended for the purpose of trying the casino software and are subject to a maximum withdrawal of 0.001 Bitcoin or €25.
The no deposit bonus is not available to players from Afganistan, Albania, Algeria, Angola, Belarus, Cambodia, Canada, Czech Republic, Ecuador, Estonia, Finland, Guyana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Israel, Korea, Kuwait, Lao, Latvia, Mexico, Myanmar, Namibia, the Netherlands, Nicaragua, Norway, Pakistan, Panam, Papua New Guinea, the Philippines, Poland, Romania, The Russian Federation, Serbia, Singapore, Spain, Sudan, Surian Arab Republic, Taiwan, Turkey, Uganda, Ukraine, the UK, the USA. Yemen and Zimbabwe.
Cash back is given when a player deposits at least €100/0.5 BTC and lost their balance to zero during the day of the promotion without making any withdrawals. Cash back will be added in players preferred currency with wager requirement x1. Maximum cashout for the cashback bonus is bonus amount x5.
Until the play through requirements have been met, the maximum bet that can be placed is 0.0013 BTC, 1000 DOG, 0.06 LTC, 0.01 ETH, 0.01 BCH, 5 EUR, 300 RUB, 50 SEK, 50 NOK, 5 AUD, 5 CAD and 80 ZAR. For example: wagering winnings from X game round on red/black, splitting and doubling up in Black Jack etc.
VIP Club- Every 100 mBTC wagered equals 1 comp point on Slots.
Every 200 mBTC wagered equals 1 comp point on Progressive Slots.
Every 500 mBTC wagered equals 1 comp point on BlackJack, Poker and other table games.
For VIP Cashback Mondays-Minimum deposit values for the last 1 day should be greater than 0.01000000 BTC, 10.00 EUR, 600.00 RUB, and 150.00 ZAR
50% Reload bonus. You earn up to 250 mBTC / €25
14. WITHDRAWAL AND REFUND POLICY
The minimal and maximum amount for withdrawal depends on the payment method you use. If the requested amount exceeds the limit of a particular payment system, the amount will be withdrawn in installments.
The Casino reserves the right to check your identity prior to processing payouts and to hold withdrawals for the time needed to check your identity. Such verifications may for example include copies of a player’s passport, national Identity Card, copies of a player’s utility bills, and/or copies of the debit/credit cards used to deposit. In case you provide false Personal Data, the withdrawal can be refused and the Player Account terminated, of which you will be informed by email.
The Website supports payouts via Original Credit Transfer (OCT) from Visa and via Payment Transfer from Mastercard. Additional requirements are that the respective credit card is not a corporate credit card and the card is issued in a supported country.
For Visa, the following countries are not supported: Bangladesh, Cambodia, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Macau, Malaysia, Nepal, New Zealand, Pakistan, Philippines, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Thailand, USA, Vietnam.
For Mastercard, only the following countries are supported: Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Luxembourg, Malta, Monaco, Netherlands, Norway, San Marino, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, and United Kingdom.
Please note that even for supported countries the Casino is not able to guarantee successful credit card payment processing in all cases, since banks issuing credit cards may block or reject such transactions at their own discretion.
The internal operating currency of the Website is Euro. Due to this fact, in case you transact in other currencies, the amount deducted from your credit card may be insignificantly higher than displayed at the time of transaction due to currency conversions on the side of your bank and/or the Casino’s payment processing system.
All Bank Transfer payouts are processed within three (3) banking days.
The maximum withdrawal amount processed to a player is 0.5 BTC or 3,000 € per week and 10,000 € or 2 BTC per month, unless otherwise specified in the Terms & Conditions of a specific promotion. Exceptions may be made to players with a higher VIP level, if any, at the Casino’s sole discretion.
If you win more than 5 BTC or €15,000, the Casino reserves the right to divide the payout into monthly instalments of maximum 2 BTC or €10,000 until the full amount is paid out.
If we incur any charge-backs, reversals or other charges in respect of your account, we reserve the right to charge you for the relevant amounts incurred.
We may, at any time, set off any positive balance on your account against any amounts owed by you to us.
Finally, please keep in mind the Casino is not a financial institution. Your account will thus not bear any interests and no conversion or exchange services will be offered at any time.
15. LIVE CHAT
The Live Chat and chatbot Service is operated independently by ChatMarshal.com on behalf of BetChain.com. Its sole purpose is help visitors navigate this website and improve customer service. By using this site you accept the terms and conditions of this Disclaimer. BetChain.com does not accept any liability for any loss or damage incurred by use of or reliance on the information provided via the Live Chat Service. For further terms of service visit https://chatmarshal.com/terms-and-conditions/
16. DORMANT ACCOUNTS
An inactive (dormant) account is a Player Account which a player has not logged into or logged out of for twelve (12) consecutive months. If your Player Account is deemed to be inactive, the Casino reserves the right to charge a monthly administrative fee of 0.01 BTC/€10 or the equivalent in another currency (or the current balance of your account, if less) as long as the balance of your account remains positive.
You authorise the Casino to debit this fee from your Player Account on the beginning of the month following the day on which your account is deemed inactive, and on the beginning of every subsequent month that your account remains inactive. The Casino will stop deducting the fee if the account balance is zero or if the account is re-activated.
You are free to contact our customer service team according to the instructions found on the Website to give us any complaints regarding our services.
Complaints are handled in the support department and escalated in the organisation of the Casino in the case that support personnel did not solve the case immediately. You shall be informed about the state of the complaint to a reasonable level.
If the dispute is not resolved on the casino management level, you can contact any independent body, gaming authority or the licensing regulator listed on the Website.
In the event of any dispute, you agree that the server logs and records shall act as the final authority in determining the outcome of any claim. You agree that in the unlikely event of a disagreement between the result that appears on your screen and the game server, the result that was logged on the game server will prevail, and you acknowledge and agree that our records will be the final authority in determining the terms and circumstances of your participation in the relevant online gaming activity and the results of this participation.
When we wish to contact you regarding such a dispute, we will do so by using any of the contact details provided in your Player Account.
Company reserves the right to suspend and/or cancel any bet/wager at any time. Company also reserves the right to cease any betting option at any time without notice.
Winnings from settled bets/wagers are added to the balance of your betting account. Any funds/winnings credited to an account in error are not available for use, and Company reserves the right to void any transactions involving such funds and/or withdraw the relevant amount from your account and/or reverse the transaction, either at the time or retrospectively.
Company reserves the right to withhold payment and to declare bets on an event void if we have evidence that the following has occurred:
(i) the integrity of the event has been called into question
(ii) the price(s) or pool has been manipulated
or (iii) match rigging has taken place
. A decision given by the Company (if any) will be conclusive.
Where a customer gives ambiguous instructions, Company reserves the right to split the amount of monies staked between the potential outcomes. Where this is impractical we reserve the right to void the whole of that bet. In any event, the decision of the Company is final.
Gambling at an online casino should always be aimed at entertainment. However, there is a certain percentage of people who lose control over themselves while gambling. Before starting to play, it is important to realise that gambling shall never be viewed as a source of income or means of recovery from debts. It is useful to keep track of the time and the amount of money spent at an online casino daily.
If you think that you start spending more money than you can afford, or in case gaming starts interfering with your normal daily routines, we strongly advise to consider several measures that can help, such as setting Personal Limits on your gaming activities, opting for Self-Exclusion, and seeking help and support from trusted independent bodies.
2. PERSONAL LIMITS
To assist you in gambling responsibly we offer the Personal Limits feature. You can set limits on the amount you deposit, lose, wager, spend in one game, or on your account activity on the whole. This functionality can be accessed within your account in the “Personal Limits” section.
Limits can be amended at any time. A decrease in the limit will take effect immediately, however an increase may only occur after email confirmation and only after the previous limit of the same type expires, in order to avoid rash decisions. If you require further information or assistance regarding Personal Limits, please contact our support team at firstname.lastname@example.org. Deposit Limit. A limit on your deposits for a day, a week, or a month.
Loss Limit. A limit on your losses in the casino for a day, a week, or a month. Please note the loss is based on the initial deposit and not winnings attributed to the deposited amount. If for example you deposit €50, put a Loss Limit of €10 and then go on to win €1,000, you can still lose more than €10 of the €1,000 balance as it is based on the initial deposit instead of the winnings.
Wager Limit. A limit on the wagered amount for a day, a week, or a month.
Cooling-Off Limit. You can set a Cooling-Off Period for 1 week, 1 month, 3 months, or 6 months. While the limit is active you cannot deposit to the Casino and you will be excluded from all promotional offers, although you may withdraw the remaining funds during this period. Cooling-Off period is applied to your account immediately. Upon its expiring your account will automatically be re-activated.
Self-Exclusion Limit. You can set a Self-Exclusion Limit for 6 months, 9 months, or 1 year. Upon doing so your Player Account will immediately be disabled and you will be excluded from all promotional offers for the set period. You will not be able to deposit or withdraw funds when the limit is active. Upon its expiring your account will automatically be re-activated.
3. SELF-EXCLUSION BY REQUEST
You may also contact our support team at email@example.com and inform us about your decision to stop gambling at the Website for a certain period of time or forever. We will take all measures to block your access to your account and make sure that you receive no promotional materials.
4. EXTERNAL HELP
You may contact any of the following organizations for consultation and support:
5. PROTECTION OF MINORS
The Casino only accepts players who are at least 18 years old and uses all available methods to stop any attempts of minors to register and play at our Website. The Casino reserves the right to ask for proof of identity and in case the player has not reached the legal age to play, access to the Website will be denied immediately.
However, we realise that due to a wide availability and nature of the Internet people under the legal age still have a chance to register and play at an online casino. We therefore strongly encourage parents to cooperate in protecting their children from free access to gaming websites. There is special software that can help in this matter. Please visit the following websites for more information:
Effective from: December 15, 2014
Last updated: May 23, 2018
The website www.betchain.com (“Casino”, “Website”, “Company”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”) is owned and operated by Direx N.V., a company registered and established under the laws of Curacao, with registration number 131879 and registered address at E-Commerce Park Vredenberg, Curaçao, and its wholly owned subsidiary, Direx Limited, with registered address at Stasinou 1, MITSI Building 1, 1st Floor, Flat/Office 4, Plateia Eleftherias, Nicosia, Cyprus.
2. INFORMATION WE COLLECT
The Personal Information which we may request to use and process shall include, without limitation:
a) Any of the information that you provide to us when filling in the forms on our account registration pages, as well as any other data that you further submit via the Website or email (e.g. first and last name, date of birth, email address, phone number);
b) Correspondence made with us via the Website, email, web chat or through other means of communication;
c) All Player Account transaction history, whether this takes place via the Website(s) or via other means of communication;
d) Website logins and their details, including traffic data, GeoIP location data, browser/device data, weblogs, activity logs and other traffic information recorded in our system;
e) Documents and proofs reasonably requested by us to verify your account, to process deposits or withdrawals and to conduct anti-fraud checks (on our own initiative or as required by applicable legislation). Such proofs may include passport scans, payment slips, bank statements, etc.
f) Survey participations or any other customer assessments that we may carry out from time to time.
3. HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION
We process the Personal Information we collect from you in order to deliver our services. In particular, we will use your data for the following purposes:
a) Processing your bets and transactions. This includes your use of credit card and online payment systems;
b) Providing you with gaming and other ancillary services that you seek from our Website;
c) Rendering customer support, such as assistance with setting up and managing your account;
d) Identifying and performing the necessary verification checks;
e) Providing registered players with information about our promotional offers, or providing promotional information from our selected business partners, associates and affiliates (only if players specifically consented to receiving such marketing material);
f) Complying with legal responsibilities, including complying with anti-money laundering (AML) and combating the financing of terrorism (CFT) laws;
g) Monitoring and investigating transactions for the purposes of preventing fraud, terms abuse, money laundering and other illegal or irregular gaming activities;
h) Analysing customer trends through market study assessments (participation in surveys is not obligatory and you can always choose not to take part);
i) Conducting research and statistical analysis of aggregated data.
4. MARKETING COMMUNICATION
Unless you have elected not to receive promotional materials, we may use your Personal Information, including your email address and phone number, to send you marketing communications regarding products, services and promotions. This may include information about products and services from our business partners, such as casino game providers. Whenever you decide to stop receiving such marketing and advertising material, you may opt out of this in your Player Account settings or by contacting our customer support at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Additionally, note that by accepting any contest prize or winnings from us, you consent to the use of your name and/or nickname for advertising and promotional purposes without additional compensation, except where prohibited by law.
5. OBTAINING PERSONAL INFORMATION
We shall not collect any Personal Information about you without your knowledge. We may, however, automatically collect certain data about you where you would have provided such information through the use of our services and through your interactions with us.
We may also lawfully receive certain Personal Information from online vendors and service providers, such as fraud prevention companies. In addition, we retain the right to engage the services of third-party providers to render technical support, so as to process your online transactions and source gaming content.
6. DATA RECIPIENTS
We may pass information that you have given us to other entities within our group of companies and to our business partners. These companies include our parent companies, their parent companies and all of the subsidiaries of these respective companies, as well as other companies with whom we carry out business and hold necessary agreements. Data processing of your information may be undertaken by Direx N.V. or by another company in the group of companies, which may use a third party to fulfill such data processing needs.
Employees of the Company, more specifically Data Protection Officer, Money Laundering Officer, Payments & Anti-Fraud analysts, Customer Support agents, Customer Retention team members, VIP player managers as well as other selected employees, shall also have access to your Personal Information for the purpose of executing their duties and providing you with assistance.
Our employees who have access to, or are associated with the processing of the player’s personal information, have signed confidentiality agreements to respect the confidential nature of the player’s information pursuant to applicable gaming, data protection and privacy laws.
7. RELEASING DATA TO THIRD PARTIES
We do not sell or rent your personal data to third parties.
We may disclose your personal information if required by law, regulation, or other legal subpoena or warrant. We may also disclose your personal information to a regulatory or law enforcement agency if we believe it to be necessary to protect the legitimate interests of the Company, its customers or any third party.
Personal data will only be disclosed to third parties in the following cases:
a) Where we are required to do so by law;
b) If the Website needs to share data with its payment processors to facilitate payment transactions in accordance with their privacy policies;
c) To comply with our legal and regulatory duties and responsibilities to the relevant licensing and regulatory authorities as well as all duties and responsibilities owed under any other applicable legislation and to any other applicable regulators in other jurisdictions;
d) When the Company believes that disclosure is necessary to protect the Company’s or the player’s safety, or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request;
e) If our marketing service providers require the data to carry out their tasks;
f) To any other third party with the player’s prior consent to do so.
We use third-party data processors to process limited personal data on our behalf. Such service providers support the Website, especially relating to hosting and operating the websites, marketing, analytics, improving the websites, and sending email newsletters. We shall ensure that the transfer of the Personal Data to the recipient is compliant with applicable Data Protection Legislation and that the same obligations are imposed on the processor as is imposed on us under the respective Services Agreement.
In addition to the above, we may also release personal data if we acquire any new businesses. Should the Company undergo any changes to its structure such as a merger, acquisition by another company or a partial acquisition, it is most likely that our customers’ personal data will be included within the sale or transfer. We will, as part of our Policy, inform our players by email prior to affecting such transfer of personal data.
Please note our content may link to third party websites to provide relevant references. We are not responsible for such external content, which may contain separate privacy policies and data processing disclosures.
8. DATA RETENTION
As stated under our Terms and Conditions both, you and the Casino can decide to have your Player Account closed at any time. Following closure of your account, we will retain your personal data on record for as long as required by law. This data shall only be used should it be required by competent authorities in cases of enquiries regarding financial and fiscal records, fraud, money laundering or investigations into any other illegal activity.
You are to note that due to anti-money laundering regulations in licensed gaming jurisdictions in the European Union, we are obliged to retain personal data of players submitted during registration and any data passed on during the operative period of a Player Account for a minimum of five years from last player transaction or account closure. Therefore, requests for erasure prior to the lapse of this period cannot be entertained.
9. SECURITY OF YOUR DATA
We hereby acknowledge that in collecting and processing your Personal Information for the purposes of managing your Player Account, we are bound by strict legal provisions on the protection of personal data.
Consequently, we endeavour to protect your personal information and respect your privacy in accordance with best business practices and applicable regulations. Being committed to providing secure services to players, and we will take all reasonable precautions to ensure that all the data that you have submitted via the Website remains safe.
Player Accounts can only be accessed with the player’s unique ID and password. You may also set up two-factor authentication (2FA) as additional protection from unauthorised use of your account. You are responsible for keeping your login information confidential and making sure it cannot be accessed by another person.
10. CONTACTING US
You may always contact us in regards to this Policy should you wish to:
a) Confirm the accuracy of the personal information we have collected about you;
b) Enquire about our use of your personal information;
c) Prohibit future use of your data for direct marketing purposes;
d) Update or rectify any information that you have provided us (in such cases you shall provide any evidence we may reasonably require to effect such changes). Note it is illegal to provide us with false information about you and it is your responsibility to ensure that we are always updated with your correct data.
In addition, as per Article 77 of the GDPR, you have the right lodge a complaint related to your data processing to a supervisory authority, in particular in the Member State of your habitual residence, place of work or place of an alleged infringement.
When you visit the Website, our system automatically collects information about your visit, such as your browser, IP address, and the referring website. This collection may be done in conjunction with our platform providers and partners. We may receive from them general demographic or usage data of our Website visitors. We do not use automatically collected information to identify you personally without receiving additional consent.
Required cookies: enable the navigation and basic functionality of the websites, e.g., access to member areas of the Website.
Functional cookies: allow us to analyse your website usage and your selections on the website (e.g. your session key, language, or region), so we can save these settings and offer you a more personalised experience.
Advertising cookies: allow us to gauge how effective our content marketing is. These cookies are provided by our partners to track website visits and new player registrations from advertising. We do not share your personal information (such as name or email) to affiliated partners except for site visit data collected directly by such Advertising Cookies. However your site visit data may be linked with other personal information collected through other sources by the providers. The latter external data processing is governed by the privacy notices and policies of these third-party providers.
In addition to the above, we use a number of third party service providers who also set cookies on this Website, in order to deliver the services that they are providing to us. Such services include, but are not limited to, helping us to improve your experience by tracking your activity on the Website, measuring the effectiveness of the Website and the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns.
Most online browsers automatically accept cookies. If you prefer, it is possible to block some or all cookies, or to delete cookies that have already been set by modifying your browser settings. However, we recommend that you do not block or delete your cookies as this may restrict your use of our Website.
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