Online Poker Privacy Policy

Identity of Data Controller. For the purposes of this privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”) the “data controller” (i.e. the person responsible for the capture, storage and use of your personal information) is Rational  Entertainment Enterprises Limited who can be contacted at Douglas Bay Complex, King Edward Road, Onchan, Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ or via email at In this Privacy Policy, when we say “PokerStars”, “PokerStars Casino”, “BetStars, “ “we” or “us” we are referring to this company.

Our Commitment to Our Players’ Privacy. We are the owner and operator of the website located at, www. and  (the “Sites”). We are committed to maintaining the confidentiality of the personal information collected by us by utilising ‘best in class’ information security technology and procedures, all in accordance with European Union standards of data protection and the requirements of our gambling regulatory authorities.

Purpose of this Privacy Policy. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to enable you to understand how we collect, store, use and safeguard your personal information and to explain your rights in relation to that information.

Our Legal Obligations. We will comply with the terms of the Isle of Man’s Data Protection Act 2002 (the “Act”) when processing your personal information. Your personal information may be also processed by us, other members of or our group of companies, our affiliates, our agents and third parties providing services to us, in jurisdictions outside of the Isle of Man and the European Economic Area.  In this event we will comply with the terms of the Act which ensure that personal data is only transferred to such jurisdictions which comply with the various ‘adequacy’ requirements for data protection set out in the Act.

What do the Capitalised Terms Mean? Unless we give them a specific meaning in this Privacy Policy, capitalised terms shall have the meaning given to them in our Terms & Conditions. Our Terms & Conditions take precedence over any conflicting provision of this Privacy Policy.

Consent to Privacy Policy

  1. Consent. By using the Service, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy as amended by us from time-to-time, save that we will ask you separately, when you provide us with your details, whether you consent to receiving promotional communications from: (a) us and also: (b) from third party providers of goods and services with whom we may share your details. Amendments. We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy from time-to-time. Amendments will come into effect immediately upon such change being notified on the Sites. We therefore encourage you to visit this Privacy Policy from time-to-time to make sure that you are aware of the current version and any changes that we may make.

What information is collected and for what purpose

  1. Registration Details. As part of the account opening process across the Sites and to allow us to provide our services to you, we will ask you to provide us with certain personal information, including but not limited to: your name, telephone number, postal address, e-mail address and password, as well certification that you are at least 18 years old. The name you register with us must be your own name. In addition, it is very important that you complete the account details with valid information, since it will be used in the course of validating financial transactions and for the other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. You must advise us of any relevant changes to your personal information as provided to us and we do not accept liability for any harm that you may suffer as a result of you failing to notify us of any changes to the personal information that you have provided to us. Mobile Gambling. If you wish to use the service via mobile software, you will be required to consent to the use of location-based services by us to detect your geographic location. If you do not, we will not be able to provide the Service to you via the Mobile software. Ongoing Data Capture. In addition, when you use the Service we capture and store certain personal information, including information on your activity on the Site and information held on the Devices (defined below) or systems that you use, to allow us to enhance the services that we provide to you. We also use ‘cookies’ and our ‘cookie’ policy is explained below. Data Retention.  We retain your personal information for as long as necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, which include any period of historic retention that may be required for regulatory purposes. We do not collect any more personal information from our users than is necessary for our purposes and our data management policies include the deletion of any personal information we no longer require. Purposes. We, members of our Group of companies, our affiliates and third parties providing services to us or to you on our behalf will use your personal information for the purpose of conducting our business and providing services to you. Specifically, this includes the following purposes, but we also reserve the right to use your personal information for any other purposes that are reasonably ancillary to the business of providing you with electronic gambling services:

    • to confirm financial transactions;
    • to analyse your credit and fraud risk and verify your credentials using third parties, including financial institutions, identification verification agencies and credit reference agencies;
    • to provide Services to you;
    • identification and vetting purposes;
    • statistical analysis and research;
    • research and development;
    • marketing, market research and customer profiling;
    • data analysis, and;
    • to comply with licensing and regulatory requirements

Information Sharing, Disclosures and Recipients

  1. Specific Disclosures. We may disclose your personal information as follows:

    • to any recipient if required to do so by law or by regulatory authority;
    • to any regulatory body or licensing body or authority;
    • to third parties for the purposes of settling or making payment in connection with any wager;
    • to third parties who provide services to us or on our behalf;
    • to third parties for marketing purposes, provided you have consented or not objected, as the case may be, as described in Section 7 below;
    • to any payment management or debt collection company engaged by us to handle payment and collection processes to and from our users;
    • to any third party that purchases us or our business or any part of us or our business;
    • to credit reference agencies;
    • if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary:
      • to comply with any law or comply with legal process served on us;
      • to protect and defend our rights or property;
    • with your consent;
    • for the purposes of disaster recovery; or
    • as set out in Section 5 below.

    General Disclosures. In addition to the specific examples of disclosures listed above we may disclose your personal information to our employees, employees of other companies in our corporate group, our agents and to third party service providers who use your personal information to provide services to us in respect of your being a User with Stars Interactive Limited.

    Combined Personal Data. We may combine your personal information collected from your use of the Service in accordance with this Privacy Policy with other information collected from your use of other services operated by Stars Interactive Limited and any other company in our corporate group (including the ‘BetStars,’ ‘Full Tilt’ sites and services) as well as all products which are related or ancillary thereto, including mobile and social networking services. We will treat this combined information in accordance with, and will use it for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

    Credit References. Where you fail to reimburse us for any chargebacks, denial or reversal of deposits you make, we may give details of your accounts and how you manage them to Credit Reference Agencies (CRA). The CRA will record the outstanding debt. This information may be supplied to other organisations and records will remain on the CRA file for 6 years after the date of the chargeback, denial or reversal of payment. The information will be used by the CRA to prevent crime, fraud, money laundering, verifying your identity if you, your partner, other members of your household, your business or financial associates apply for other facilities, monitoring the operation of accounts you may hold, making decisions for credit, credit related or other facilities, tracing your whereabouts, recovering debts that you owe, statistical analysis and system testing.

Deposit and Withdrawal Processing

  1. In the course of making a deposit, you will need to provide deposit method information (example: your credit card number). This information in conjunction with your other personal information might be used to clear financial transactions executed by you with Stars Interactive Limited. You must advise us immediately of any relevant changes to your personal information.


  1. What Do We Do? Stars Interactive Limited has undertaken substantial efforts to protect the confidentiality of the identity, preferences and other information it has collected about individual Users and will not knowingly allow access to this information to anyone outside Stars Interactive Limited, other than to the User themselves or as described in this Privacy Policy. Stars Interactive Limited has made a substantial investment in its server, database, backup, firewall and encryption technologies to protect the information collected by Stars Interactive Limited. These technologies are deployed as part of state of the art security architecture.

    What Can You Do? You should also play your part in protecting your personal information. Your Login Credentials are confidential and you are obliged to keep your Login Credentials secret and confidential at all times and to use your best efforts to protect their secrecy and confidentiality.

Limits of Confidentiality

  1. Legally Required Disclosures. Due to the legal, regulatory and security environment in which we operate, Stars Interactive Limited may be required, under certain circumstances, to disclose personally identifiable information about our Users and we may not be permitted to inform you that we have done so. Stars Interactive Limited will use reasonable endeavours to limit such disclosure to the following: (a) where Stars Interactive Limited believes in good faith that it is required to do so in response to a subpoena, warrant or other legal process or obligation upon us; or (b) where reasonably necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against persons or entities to preserve and/or enforce Stars Interactive Limited’s rights. Further, we can, and you authorise us to, disclose your User identification, name, street address, city, county, post code, country, phone number and e-mail plus details of financial instruments used to deposit and cashout, to third party agents of Stars Interactive Limited or official government bodies as we, in our sole discretion, believe necessary or appropriate in connection with an investigation of money-laundering, fraud, intellectual property infringement, piracy or other unlawful activity or activity that may expose us to legal liability.

Legally Required Disclosures

  1. Group Marketing. We may use your email address and phone number for the purpose of providing you with news, promotions and other marketing offers from us.  If you no longer wish to receive these promotional communications you may opt-out of receiving them either when you register with us initially, or subsequently by following the ‘opt-out’ instructions included in each communication. You are also, in addition, entitled at any time to notify us that you do not wish to receive any promotional communications from us and you may do this by emailing us at: 

    Third Party Offers of Goods and Services. Where you have provided us with your consent to do so, we may also share your email address and phone number with third parties so that they may send you offers of their goods and services. You may request at any time not to receive such offers by sending a blank message with the word ‘Remove’ in the subject area to If you request not to receive these offers we will remove your details from our marketing distribution lists and from any future lists we may share with our marketing partners. However, you will need to unsubscribe separately from marketing communications sent by partners who have received your contact details from us prior to your request to be removed from these lists.

    Publicity. We will only use your name in publicity materials with your consent.

Your Rights in Relation to Your Information

  1. We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. You can contact us at any time to review, change, obtain a copy of your information or have your details altered or corrected in accordance with your rights under the Act. In this event we may require evidence of your identity. To contact us regarding your information please e-mail Support. We may in certain circumstances levy a small charge to cover the cost of administration regarding any request made by you in this regard.


  1. Cookies are text-only strings of information that are downloaded to your personal desktop, laptop computer or mobile device (each a “Device”) when you visit a website. They are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises those cookies. Please see: for information about what cookies are and what they do.

    Cookies are very useful and are used for many different purposes. These include allowing you to navigate between pages efficiently, remembering your preferences, and generally improving user experience. Sometimes cookies are used to help ensure that adverts you see online are relevant to you and your interests. We use cookies in order to track referrals to our websites, to remember your preferences, and to generate anonymised statistical data, which we use to improve the user experience on our sites. We also use cookies to measure the effectiveness of our advertising campaigns, to limit the number of times you see an advertisement, to remember that you have visited a website, and to provide advertisements that are more relevant to your interests.

    Detailed information about cookies and how we use them on the Site may be found in our Cookie Policy, which also describes how you can turn off cookies or control which cookies are set on your Device (see in particular the section headed “How to manage your cookie settings”).

Further Information

  1. We are happy to provide you with further information on how we protect and use your personal information. Please contact us at: You can also obtain much useful information on data protection and privacy from the office of the Isle of Man Data Protection Supervisor at:




Privacy Policy last revised: July 2017.