Privacy Policy

At BlackjackInfo, we strive to use the “Golden Rule” principle to guide our usage of any data that you provide to us.

That is, we treat your information with the same security and vigilance that we would expect ourselves.  In today’s Internet environment some use of visitor information is necessary, so here is the breakdown of what we do with information that you may provide to us.

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

If you choose to subscribe to our free email newsletter:

We would not want our email address shared with anyone, so we are equally vigilant with yours.

Activity Logging

Like all websites, each visitor’s interaction with this site creates a flurry of entries in our server’s log files.  These logs include the date and time of your visit, the IP address from which you are visiting, and any details about your computer or browser that are provided by your browser.  These access details do not include personally identifiable information, though if you choose to provide such information through your interaction, it would be possible to connect a visit with a particular user.  This is not a normal usage of the logs, but we may do so in the event of fraud or malicious activity.

Google Analytics

Like the vast majority of websites, this site uses Google Analytics to keep track of how users are finding and utilizing our site.  Google Analytics uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on your computer, to collect log information and visitor behavior in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website is transmitted to Google.  This information is then used to compile reports on the usage of the website.  Google’s terms of use for the data it gathers can be found at https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/partners/

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically default to accept them, but you can modify your browser setting to decline cookies. If you reject cookies by changing your browser settings please be aware that this may disable some of the functionality on our Website.

Our Use of Cookies

Speaking of “cookies”, we may use them on this site for a variety of reasons to facilitate the functioning of the site.  We do not use them to track your visits for any other purpose.  Examples of cookie usage are things like remembering your login details, or managing the entry of a store order.

Advertiser Relationships

We may display advertising to visitors to this site, and in some cases the advertising images may originate directly from our advertising partners.  Those advertisers are able to see the usual Internet log information for those requests, which includes typical anonymous log file information.  No personally identifiable information is made available through our site to our advertisers, but any browser settings on your computer that affect the data sent with each request will of course be applicable.  This typically includes cookies, user-agent information, and software version information.

Affiliate Relationships

Some of our advertising relationships are affiliate partnerships, which reward publishers on a commission basis for business that is a result of the ads on the website.  In each case, if you choose to do business with an advertiser that is featured on our site, the business itself will have a privacy policy that governs their use of your information.  These policies vary widely.  In many cases these policies will allow a business to share summary details of transactions with their advertising partners.  While this information does not usually include personally identifiable details, the actual limits on what may be available is subject to the advertiser’s privacy policy, which you can find on their website.  In any event, we will not utilize any information made available to us in a way that violates our “Golden Rule” policy.

Disclosure and Sharing of Information

Your personal information will not be shared with any 3rd parties unless you’ve requested a product or service from us or:

We are required to provide the information to the partners who either have a confidentiality agreement with us or work on our behalf. Your personal information may be used by these companies to help us convey offers from us and our marketing partners to you, but they have no right to share this information independently;
In response to court orders, subpoenas and legal processes;
In the event of an investigation, prevention, combating illegal activities, potential threats to the physical safety of any person, suspected fraud, violations of our Terms and Conditions, or as otherwise required by law;

In case of an acquisition or merger, in which case you will be notified before your personal information is transferred and becomes subject to a new privacy policy;

You view or interact with a personal information-based targeted ad, displayed by us, as in that case you are consenting to the possibility that the advertiser may assume that you meet the target criteria used to present the ad. Still, we do not provide any personal information to the advertiser. Advertisers cover a number of industries, including casinos, merchants and travel services.

Privacy Policy Updates and Changes

We may make changes to this Privacy Policy. In the event of significant updates directly related to the handling of your personal information, you will be notified via your registered email address and/or a notice displayed on our site.

A Final Word

What a lot of fine print, right?!  That’s just the world we live in these days.

For many years, we used a simple “No-Nonsense” privacy policy that fit in just a few lines.  Our intent has never changed, but the requirements to mention all these details has.

Just to be clear, we want to treat your data with the care that it deserves, and guard it in every way we can.

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