Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how gamblista.com and any associated websites uses and protects any information that you give gamblista when you use this website. Included below is our updated information for compliance with EC Cookie Directive.

EC Cookie Directive & Our Cookie Settings

The cookie settings on this website are set to ‘allow all cookies’ to give you the very best experience, including cookies required for our poker room sign-up bonus offers. If you continue without changing these settings, you consent to this (and will be correctly tracked to get bonuses). However if you want, you can change your settings at any time by adjusting your browser settings to block cookies.

Protecting Your Privacy

Gamblista.com is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Gamblista.com may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 24th May, 2012.

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

contact name and email address when you subscribe to our newsletter or join our forum.

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping

We may use the information to improve our products and services.

If you subscribe to the email updates – we may periodically send our own promotional emails about new offers, special events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This WILL prevent you from taking full advantage of the website …

Specifically if you delete or don’t allow cookies you will not be correctly tracked to receive exclusive sign-up bonus offers from poker rooms when you sign-up.

EC Cookies Directive

Under the new EC Cookie Directive we are now dictated to inform visitors that we use cookies for improving the experience offered by our site and that you may wish to delete or block cookies.

Please understand if you block cookies you will NOT be correctly tracked to receive poker room sign-up offers and bonuses we want to offer you.

By informing you we are trying to comply with this new directive which is very confusing as to what we are actually supposed to do but this is our best shot at complying for the moment.

What Are Cookies ?

A cookie is a small file that is downloaded onto your computer when you visit a website. It allows us to recognize and tailor our site to you and it won’t harm your computer.

Cookies We Use

Essential – Some of the cookies on our website are essential for us to be able to provide you with a service you have requested. An example of this would be a cookie used to enable you to log into your forum account on the website or which allows communication between your browser and the website. You may not be able to use our website without these cookies.

Analytics – We use google analytics cookies to helps us understand how users engage with our website. An example is counting the number of different people coming to our website or using a particular feature, rather than the total number of times the site or feature is used. Without this cookie, if you visited the website once each week for three weeks we would count you as three separate users. We would find it difficult to analyse how well our website was performing and improve it without these cookies.

Social Sharing – We use cookies to allow you to share content directly on the social networking/sharing sites like Facebook, Twitter or Google+. Examples would be if you wanted to “like” or “tweet” about a business or product advertised on our website.

Affiliate Based Links and Banners – We are affiliates for poker rooms and other poker related businesses. We receive commissions from those sites for promoting / advertising and recommending these sites. When visitors click through links or banners to these poker rooms from our site those clicks are tracked by the poker rooms to make sure the correct affiliates are credited with generating new customers and players for those poker rooms.

We also offer some exclusive sign-up offers for those poker rooms. To get those bonuses it is vital to allow cookies if you want to be sure you are correctly tagged to gamblista and to receive your sign-up offers.

Please note: Most of the cookies we use are third party cookies like facebook, google analytics & the trackers required by poker rooms which we do not have any control over.

Opting Out of Cookies

If you prefer, you can restrict, block or delete cookies by changing your browser settings however that WILL mean that you won’t be correctly tracked and able to get our special bonus offers when you sign-up at poker rooms via our links.

This is really important if you opt out of cookies we cannot guarantee you will get our advertised offers … You should use our bonus codes where possible but the best solution is to allow cookies.

Just to re-emphasise it’s vitally important that when you sign-up to a site via our links or bonus codes that you are tracked by the poker rooms so they can credit us with a commission – this is how we provide all the free content and everything else on gamblista for free.

How To Reject Cookies

If you want to reject cookies we use from this website you will need to:

Delete the cookies from your browser. Most browsers also allow you to prevent all or some cookies being stored on your machine in the future. For more information on how to delete or disable cookies from your browser please use the “help” function within your browser or alternatively visit www.allaboutcookies.org.

What Are All These Rules About ?

The rules on cookies are covered by the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations. The Regulations also cover similar technologies for storing information, eg Flash cookies. The Regulations were revised in 2011, and the ICO is responsible for enforcing these new rules … ico.gov.uk

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting if you tell us that you wish this to happen.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to:

Gamblista.com – 86 Keynsham Road, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL53 7PX.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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