Betting on the Tote website www.thetote.com couldn't be easier. However, we would like to let you know that we respect your rights and adhere to all Data Protection Act guidelines.
We at Tote Ireland Limited respect
your right to privacy and comply with our obligations under the Data
Protection Acts 1988 and 2003. The purpose of this Website Privacy
Policy is to outline how we deal with any personal data you provide to
us while visiting this website. Naturally, if you are not happy with
- Types of Information Collected
We retain two types of information:
- "Personal Data"
This is data that identifies you or can be used to identify or contact you and may include your name, address, email address, telephone number and payment card details. Such information is only collected from you if you voluntarily submit it to us.
- "Non-Personal Data"
Like most websites, we gather statistical and other analytical information collected on an aggregate basis of all visitors to our website. This Non-Personal Data comprises information that cannot be used to identify or contact you, such as demographic information regarding, for example, user IP addresses where they have been clipped or anonymised, browser types and other anonymous statistical data involving the use of our website.
- "Personal Data"
- Purpose for which we hold your Information
- Non-Personal Data:
We use the Non-Personal Data gathered from visitors to our website in an aggregate form to get a better understanding of where our visitors come from and to help us better design and organise our website.
This website uses "cookie" technology. A cookie is a little piece of text stored by the browser on your computer, at the request of our server. The only information we store in cookies is a random key generated when you log in and it is also used to encrypt your OIN number for storage on your wagering session. Note that if you decline our cookies or ask for notification each time a cookie is being sent, this may affect your ease of use of this website.
- Personal Data:
We will process any Personal Data you provide to us for the following purposes:
(a) to register you as a customer of Tote Ireland Limited;
(b) to process any bets you place on the Tote.ie website;
(c) to administer your Tote Ireland Limited account;
(d) to contact you if required in connection with any bet you have placed or enquiry you have made;
(e) to keep you informed regarding web site updates, changes to terms and conditions, pool rollovers and guarantees, marketing and promotional information from Tote Ireland Limited - Horse Racing Ireland and it's subsidiaries;
- Non-Personal Data:
- Disclosure of Information to Third Parties
We may provide Non-Personal Data to third parties, where such information is combined with similar information of other users of our website. For example, we might inform third parties regarding the number of unique users who visit our website, the demographic breakdown of our community users of our website, or the activities that visitors to our website engage in while on our website. The third parties to whom we may provide this information may include Horse Racing Ireland and it's subsidiaries, sponsors of competitions, licensed advertisers on the site, providers of advertising services (including website tracking services), commercial partners, sponsors, licensees, researchers and other similar parties.
We will not disclose your Personal Data to third parties unless you have consented to this disclosure or unless the third party is required to fulfil your order (in such circumstances, the third party is bound by similar data protection requirements. We will disclose your Personal Data if we believe in good faith that we are required to disclose it in order to comply with any applicable law, a summons, a search warrant, a court or regulatory order, or other statutory requirement.
- Sale of Business
Your Personal Data is held on secure servers hosted by our Internet Service Provider. The nature of the Internet is such that we cannot guarantee or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us via the Internet. No data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. However, we will take all reasonable steps (including appropriate technical and organisational measures) to protect your Personal Data.
- Updating, Verifying and Deleting Personal Data
You may inform us of any changes in your Personal Data, and in accordance with our obligations under the Data Protection Acts 1988 and 2003 we will update or delete your Personal Data accordingly. To find out what Personal Data we hold on you or to have your Personal Data updated, amended or removed from our database, please call our Tote Account Management Team. You can access the Tote Account team by following this link.
(Last updated 18th August 2008)