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Safer Gambling UK and Safer Gambling Week respects the privacy of every individual who visits our site. This Privacy Statement outlines the information that we will collect through the website and how we will use that information. In the following text the terms ‘Safer Gambling UK’, ‘Safer Gambling Week’ and ‘SGWeek’ and means Safer Gambling Week UK and the terms ‘Site’ and ‘website’ refer to

 In general, we use the personal information that we collect from you to provide you with updates on the various content areas of the website and specifically the areas you may have elected by registering. 

You signify your consent to us collecting and using this information by your use of this website. Should for any reason we elect to change our Policy, we will notify you of those changes here, so that you are always kept informed of how we collect and use the information and when we would disclose it 

1. We will collect information about your tastes and preferences both when you tell us what these are and by analysis of customer traffic, including by use of cookies (see below) 
2. When you interact with the website you may need to input your name, telephone number, email address and geographic address. Such information will be processed by Safer Gambling Week UK on servers located in the United Kingdom. 

If you do not want your personally identifiable information collected, please do not submit it to us. If you have already submitted this information and would like us to remove it from our records, please contact us using details found in the About Us section of the website. We will use reasonable efforts to delete your information from our existing files. However, please note that the removal of this information may affect our ability to successfully deliver some of the available services and information. 

We may at our discretion choose to pass on your personal information to other companies directly affiliated with Safer Gambling Week UK. We may also pass third parties aggregate statistics about customers, traffic patterns and other site information, but these statistics will not include any information that could personally identify you. We reserve the right to access and disclose individually identifiable information to comply with applicable laws and lawful government requests, to operate our system properly or to protect ourselves and our users. 

When you review your information, we offer the use of a secure server. The secure server software encrypts the information that you input before it is transmitted to us. In addition, we have strict security procedures concerning the storage and disclosure of your information in order to prevent unauthorized access and to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998. This means that sometimes we may ask for proof of identity before we disclose information to you. 

A cookie is a piece of information that is stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. On revisiting our website our computer servers will recognize the cookies, giving us information about your last visit The cookies we use on this website, including third party cookies, are detailed below:. 

Stores anonymous user session data. The SessionID is a unique id generated by the server. It is used to store preferences you may have set on the site and retain them from page to page. 
Expires at end of session. 

Only created once the user logs into website. It stores authentication data, so that subsequent pages know whether you’re logged in and how to treat you depending on your access privileges. 
Expires at end of session. 

Only created once user logs into website. Stores a flag to indicate whether user is probably logged in, which helps site performance, but does not form part of the authentication process. Also stores user’s default language selection. 
Expires 1 year from creation. 

Third-party cookies 

Google Analytics (includes _ga, _gid, _gat, AMP_TOKEN) 
Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of the website and compile reports for us on activity on the website.

Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the News App, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. 

How to reject or delete this cookie 

AddThis (__atuvc, loc, psc, uid, uit, uvc) 
AddThis, a social sharing service, set cookies as part of its user measurement and analytics features. 
These cookies are set on the domain, and include: 
- uid - Uniquely assigned machine-generated user ID 
- di/dt - Maintenance cookies that help manage expiration for other cookies 
- bt - User interest modeling 
- uvc - Measures how often we see an AddThis user 
- ssc/psc/uvc - These cookies are used in recording user sharing and social activity 
- loc - Geolocation, used to help publishers know approximately where people sharing information are located. (State level) 

More information can be found in this support ticket on the addthis website: 

Most browsers accept cookies automatically, but you can still alter the settings of your browser to prevent automatic acceptance. 

Safer Gambling Week UK reserves the right to change this policy at any time by notifying guests of the existence of a new policy. 

May 2021