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Privacy Policy

General

Our Privacy Policy is designed to tell you about our practices regarding the collection, use and disclosure of information that you may provide HBLB Levy Assessment Service website. Whenever you use this site, you consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of that information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Ways that we collect information

Some areas of the site require you to actively submit information in order for you to benefit from specific features (such as our online FOD services). You will be informed at each information collection point what information is required and what information is optional.

Some of this information may be personal (information that can be uniquely identified with you, such as your full name, address, email address, phone number etc).

We only collect such information when you choose to supply it to us.

Information is also gathered without you actively providing it, through the use of various technologies and methods such as Internet Protocol (IP) addresses and cookies. These methods do not collect or store personal information.

An IP address is a number assigned to your computer by your Internet Service Provider (ISP), so you can access the Internet. It is generally considered to be non-personally identifiable information, because in most cases an IP address is dynamic (changing each time you connect to the Internet), rather than static (unique to a particular user's computer).

We use your IP address to diagnose problems with our server, report aggregate information, and determine the fastest route for your computer to use in connecting to our site, and to administer and improve the site.

Cookies

Cookies are small files that are often created when you visit a website, and which are stored in the cookie directory of your computer. A cookie often includes an anonymous unique identifier. Cookies do not damage your computer. Each website can send its own cookie to your browser if your browser's preferences allow it, but to protect your privacy your browser only permits a website to access the cookies it has already sent to you, not the cookies sent to you by other sites. You do not have to accept cookies. You can decide if you want to accept cookies by changing the settings on your browser to either accept all cookies, reject all cookies, or notify you when a cookie is set. Switching off cookies will still allow you to view the majority of information available on our website; however, you will not be able to make full use of our online services.

We do not use cookies to track users’ progress through the site, nor do we use any persistent cookies. We do however use session-specific cookies which are deleted when you leave the website. We use session-specific cookies to:

  • hold the information given while using some of our online services and tools
  • hold your login details when you are logged into our online services
  • collect information about how the website is used that allows us to make improvements to it

The Internet Advertising Bureau (IAB) (this link will open a new window) provides in depth information about cookies.

Page tagging

We do not use page tagging.

Monitoring of email

We may monitor email communications with HBLB (this includes any HBLB member of staff). Any such monitoring will take place in accordance with the law.

Web statistics

We use log files generated by our web servers to analyse site usage and statistics but the files do not identify any personal information. Log file analysis helps us to understand usage patterns on our website and to make improvements to our service.

Disclosure

Except as otherwise stated, we may use information you provide via this site to improve the content, to customise the site to your preferences, to communicate information to you (if you have requested it), for internal marketing and research purposes, and for the purposes specified in this Privacy Policy.

We do not disclose any information you provide via the site to any third parties or other government departments except where:

  • Such disclosures are necessary to fulfil our service obligations to you in which case we will require such third parties to agree to treat it in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
  • Required by applicable laws, courts orders, or government regulations (for example to prevent or detect crime).
  • We consider that we have the power to make disclosures to the Gambling Commission under the exemption provided in The Gambling Act 2005 (Horserace Betting Levy) Order 2007, which creates an exception for the provision of confidential information (see section 28(10) of the Betting Gaming and Lotteries Act 1961) to the Gambling Commission for use by it in the exercise of its functions.
  • You give us permission to do so.

Access to and correction of personal information

We will take all reasonable steps in accordance with our legal obligations to update or correct personally identifiable information in our possession that you submit via this site.


You have a right to ask to see details of any personal information that we hold about you. If you wish to do so please contact the Data Protection Officer at the Horserace Betting Levy Board, 5th Floor, 21 Bloomsbury Street, London WC1B 3HF.

Security

We take all appropriate steps to protect your personally identifiable information as you transmit your information from your computer to our site and to protect such information for loss, misuse, and unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and operate strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it.

Where you use passwords, ID numbers, or other special access features on this site, you also have a responsibility to take reasonable steps to safeguard them.

Links to other websites

This site does not contain any contains links and references to other websites.

Notification of changes to our Privacy Policy

We will post details of any changes to our Privacy Policy on the website to help ensure you are always aware of the information we collect, how we use it, and in what circumstances, if any, we share it with other parties.

This Privacy Policy was last updated February 2012.