Freebets.UK Privacy Policy

Freebets.uk is committed to the privacy of our users and as such you can be assured of our integrity as to how we use, process and store our service data.  This ‘Privacy Policy’ applies to the services provided by our website at:

https://freebets.uk/

This policy does not apply to the practices of third party web sites that Freebets.uk does not own or control including any third party services you access through our website, or to individuals that Freebets.uk does not employ or manage.

User Privacy

We may record data in the form of search queries and user posts to help Freebets.uk manage and control the service we provide.  Such data may contain personally identifiable information such as your I.P. address.

Freebets.uk will not share any of your personally identifiable information, except for any information you publicly disclose in any posts/ comments you publish.

Freebets.uk, or users that publish posts via the website, may provide links to third party sites, which may have different privacy practices to those of Freebets.uk. We are not responsible for, nor have any control over, the privacy policies on any third party sites. We encourage all users to read the privacy policies of every site you visit.

Personal User Information

When you post / comment via the Freebets.uk website, any information about yourself, including your Facebook profile information, could be visible to other users of our website and the Facebook social network.  

Should you post any personal information online that is accessible to the public, that information becomes publicly available and can be collected and used by others and redistributed through the internet and other media channels.  There is a possibility that this could potentially result in you receiving unsolicited messages from other parties in return.

Facebook Data

Freebets.uk never stores any Facebook credentials on its data systems or servers for the provision of our website service.  The Facebook functionality that makes up part of our website is provided, managed, powered, and controlled in full by Facebook.

User Communications

We may retain any e-mails or other communications sent to Freebets.uk in order to process your enquiries, respond to your requests and to improve our services.

Cookies

As with many websites, Freebets.uk use ‘cookie’ technology to collect additional website usage data and to improve the website and our service.

A cookie is a small data file that we transfer to your computer’s hard disk. Freebets.uk may use both ‘session cookies’ and ‘persistent cookies’ to better understand how you interact with the website and our service, to monitor aggregate usage by our users and web traffic routing on the website, and to improve the website and our service provision.

Session Cookies

A session cookie enables certain features of the website and our service and is deleted from your computer when you disconnect from or exit the website.

Persistent Cookies

A persistent cookie remains after you close down your browser and may be used by your web browser on subsequent visits to the web site.  If you wish to remove persistent cookies, you can do so by following your web browser’s help file directions.

Most Internet browsers will automatically accept cookies. You can however, instruct your browser, by editing its options, to stop accepting cookies or to prompt you before accepting a cookie from any of the websites you visit.  Newer web browsers also have options to inform websites that you do not wish to be tracked.

On 25th May 2011, the UK introduced amendments to the The Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) (Amendment) Regulations which govern the usage of ‘cookies’ and related technologies for storing and accessing information on user equipment.  

The Freebets.uk website conforms to these new regulations and has page level notifications and a cookie section to inform users about the usage of cookies by our site.  At present our site uses the following distinct types of cookies:

  1. First party cookies (generated by Freebets.uk for the technical reasons outlined above)
  2. Analytics cookies (generated by Google on our behalf for the purposes of website traffic monitoring and analysis)
  3. Third party service cookies (generated by services such as Facebook on our behalf for the purposes of adding functionality and social networking integration)
  4. Third party advertising cookies* (generated by advertising/ affiliate networks for the primary purpose of tracking new customer referrals along with the display and tracking of advertising (contextual and non-contextual) and special functions such as behavioural advertising, re-targeting and demographic analysis.

*Such cookies are usually generated when an advertisement is loaded whilst viewing the Freebets.uk web site or when clicking an affiliate link to an external web site.  Freebets.uk works with many advertising and affiliate networks and is not responsible for their use of cookies. You can view a full list of third parties in our cookie section.

All visitors to Freebets.uk must allow the usage of the four types of cookies as outlined above if they wish to browse and use our web site. Consent shall be assumed as a result of a user explicitly pressing the ‘Allow’ link in our page level cookie notices or where a user continues to browse (implied consent) our web site having reviewed our cookie notice and the information in our cookie section.

We require all visitors to review our cookie section and cookie notice to understand the usage of cookies by Freebets.uk so as an informed choice can be made.

Should a Freebets.uk user not wish to allow cookie usage, they must cease using the site immediately.

Information Security

Appropriate security measures are in place to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These measures include internal reviews of our data collection, storage, processing practices and security measures.  In addition, there are physical security measures that safeguard against unauthorized access to systems where data is stored.

We restrict access to full service data information only to those Freebets.uk employees, contractors and agents needing to know such information in order to operate, develop or improve our services.  These individuals are bound by confidentiality obligations and may be subject to discipline, including termination and criminal prosecution, should they fail to meet these obligations.

Information Sharing & Disclosure

Freebets.uk only shares service data (which may include IP addresses) with other companies, governments, law enforcement agencies or individuals outside of Freebets.uk in the following limited circumstances:

Freebets.uk has a strong conviction that any access, use, preservation or disclosure of such information is only reasonably necessary to:

  1. Satisfy any applicable law, regulation, legal process or enforceable governmental request

  2. Enforce applicable Terms of Service, including any investigations of potential violations thereof

  3. Detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud, security or technical issues

  4. Protect against imminent harm to the rights, property or safety of Freebets.uk, its users or the public, as required or permitted by law

Commercial & Non-Commercial Use of Information

We may occasionally share (both commercially and non-commercially) with third parties certain pieces of aggregated, non-personal (where internet protocol information has been omitted) identifiable information.  Such information will never identify you as an individual or your personal use of the website.

Should Freebets.uk becomes involved in a merger, acquisition, or any form of sale of some or all of its assets, we will provide notice before service related data is transferred and becomes subject to a different privacy policy.

Freebets.uk reserves the right to use and share non-personally identifiable information in any way it sees morally and ethically fit for both commercial and non-commercial use.

Data Integrity

Freebets.uk processes service information only for the purposes for which it was collected and in accordance with this ‘Privacy Policy’.  We review our data collection, storage and processing practices to ensure that we only collect, store and process information needed to provide, monitor or improve the website and service.

Enforcement

Freebets.uk regularly reviews its compliance with this ‘Privacy Policy’.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Our ‘Privacy Policy’ is subject to occasional change.  Freebets.uk will not reduce your rights under this policy without your explicit consent.

Any future policy changes are anticipated to be minor but, regardless, any that do occur will be posted on this page and, should the changes be significant, a more prominent notice will be provided across the domains listed above.  

Each version of this ‘Privacy Policy’ will be identified at the top of the page, both by its issue number and effective date.  

All prior versions of this ‘Privacy Policy’ will be kept in an archive for you to review.

Questions & Concerns

Should you have any questions or concerns regarding this ‘Privacy Policy’ or any information that you have submitted, please feel free to contact us.