Privacy Policy

Sports Stakes having its registered office at Mumbai, India (“Sports Stakes”) owns and operates the website https://sportstakes.co.in/ (the “Website”) and the ‘Sports Stakes’ mobile application (the “Mobile Application” and together with the Website, the “Platform”). Through the Platform, Sports Stakes offers a virtual trading game (“Game”) where Users (as defined below) can purchase and sell virtual stocks attached to real-world cricket players.

This Privacy Policy (“Policy”) forms part of Our Terms and Conditions (the “Terms”) as applicable to the Platform and as available at https://sportstakes.co.in/terms.

For the purpose of this Policy, wherever the context so requires "You", “Your”, “Yourself”, “Their” or “User” shall mean any person who accesses or uses the Platform. “We”, “Us” or “Our” shall mean Sports Stakes, its employees, and authorized agents that perform any services on Sports Stakes’ behalf in relation to the Platform. Capitalized terms not defined herein will have the meaning ascribed to them in the Terms.

By accessing or using the Platform in any manner or by using any content or information provided through the Platform, You shall be deemed to have read, understood, accepted and agreed to this Policy. By expressly accepting the Terms and this Policy on the registration page. We may request certain additional personal information for permitting You to access certain portions of the Game.

1) Policy Objective

Sports Stakes respects Your privacy and assures You that any information provided by You to Sports Stakes is protected and will be dealt with according to this Policy and the applicable laws. To avail the services offered on the Platform, You may have to provide certain information to Us. This Policy provides the procedure followed by Sports Stakes to gather, use, store, share, disclose and manage Users’ Data. Sports Stakes only collects, stores, uses, shares and manages Users’ Data for the purpose of verifying User Accounts, maintaining the Accounts of the Users, completing transactions of the Users, facilitating the Users’ use and access of the Platform and the Real Market.

2) What is included in personal data?

User's personal data includes the following types of personal data or information:

Sensitive Personal Data: such as User Account password and financial information such as bank account number, bank name, bank branch name and address, IFSC of bank’s branch, name of account holder, bank statement/passbook front page copy/cheque with User’s name, credit card, debit card or other payment instrument details.

Other Personal Information: such as name, date of birth, telephone number, mobile number, documents for verification, IP address of Your computer/device, browser type and language, mobile operating system type, date and the time during which You accessed the Platform, Your photograph for testimonials and other promotions and such other information that is defined as personal or sensitive personal data or information in law.

3) User Consent

All Users of the Platform consent to the use of Data for the purpose stated in this Policy. We restrict access of personal information to Our employees, contractors and agents and only allow access to those who need to know that information in order to process it on Our behalf.

Sports Stakes may also use software applications for Platform traffic analysis and to gather statistics, used for advertising and for determining the efficiency and popularity of Sports Stakes and the Platform among others.

4) Consent to use of Cookies

A cookie is a small text file that uniquely identifies Your browser. You understand that when You visit the Platform, cookies may be left in Your devices. The cookies assigned by the servers of Sports Stakes may be used to personalize Your experience on the Platform. Additionally, cookies may also be used for authentication, game management, data analysis and security purposes. The advertisers of Sports Stakes may also assign cookies when You click on any of the advertisements, which may be displayed on the Platform in which case such cookies are controlled by these advertisers and not Sports Stakes.

5) Consent to communication

When You register with Sports Stakes and provide your mobile number, email and social media handle details (“Communication Channels”), You agree to receive communications from Sports Stakes, entities specifically authorized by Sports Stakes and other Users through such Communication Channels. You also agree and acknowledge that when You use Our referral program for referring someone, Sports Stakes will send communications to such person referred by You on Your behalf and the email headers will carry Your email address as the address from which such emails are sent.

6) Data Security

We will keep confidential and protect Your personal information except where disclosure is required or permitted by law.

We take appropriate security measures to protect against unauthorized access to or unauthorized alteration, disclosure or destruction of data. These include internal reviews of Our data collection,storage and processing practices and security measures, including appropriate encryption and physical security measures to guard against unauthorized access to systems where We store personal data. Sports Stakes has a comprehensive information security program and information security policies, which contain managerial, technical, operational and physical security control measures adopted by Sports Stakes for the protection of Data.

Information gathered by Sports Stakes is stored securely using several information security applications including firewalls. However, security is always relative, and Sports Stakes cannot guarantee that its security measures are absolute and cannot be breached. Data, which is transmitted over the internet, is inherently exposed to security risks or threats. For instance, information transmitted via chat or email can be compromised and used by others. Therefore, Sports Stakes cannot guarantee any security for such information in the course of transmission through the internet infrastructure or any unsolicited disclosures made by any User availing the services of the Platform.

When You register with Sports Stakes, Your Account is protected by means of login information, which includes a username and a password that is known only to You. Therefore, You should not provide Your personal information to anyone whosoever and breach hereof constitutes violation of this Policy and can also result in closure of Your Account in certain cases. If You become aware of or reasonably suspect any breach of security, including compromise of Your login information, it is Your responsibility to immediately notify Sports Stakes.

7) Third Parties and Other Uses

The Platform may contain links to other websites or applications. Such websites/applications are governed by their own privacy policies and Sports Stakes does not exercise any control over them. It is Your responsibility to read and understand the privacy policy of such websites/applications when You follow a link outside the Platform. You are advised to exercise caution in sharing any personal information with any third party that advertises on the Platform and Sports Stakes shall not be responsible for such information provided by You on/with third party websites/applications.

8) Exclusions

Sports Stakes may share Data if sharing of such information is necessary:

  1. (a) To comply with legal processes or governmental request;
  2. (b) To enforce the Terms and Conditions and this Policy;
  3. (c) For prevention of fraud, money-laundering or any other illegal act;
  4. (d) for issues involving information security, or
  5. (e) to protect Your rights, rights of Sports Stakes and rights of the general public
9) Retention of Personal Data

Your personal information may be retained and may continue to be used until: (i) the relevant purposes for the use of Your information described in this Policy are no longer applicable; and (ii) We are no longer required by applicable law, regulations, contractual obligations or legitimate business purposes to retain Your personal information and the retention of Your personal information is not required for the establishment, exercise or defence of any legal claim.

10) Change of Control

In the event that ownership or control of the Platform was to change, Your Personal Information may be transferred. If such a transfer results in a material change in the use of Your information, Sports Stakes will provide notice about the choices You have, to decline to permit such a transfer.

11) Limitation of Liability

Sports Stakes confirms that this Policy is only a description of its operation regarding User information. This Policy is not intended to and does not create any legal rights in Your favour or in the favour of any other person. Sports Stakes reserves the right to change this Policy at any time without giving You prior notice. The liability of Sports Stakes shall be limited to removal of Sensitive Personal Data from the system of the Platform and removal of personally identifiable elements of the Other Personal Information in accordance with this Policy.

SPORTS STAKES DOES NOT WARRANT THAT ITS PLATFORM, ITS SERVERS, OR EMAILS SENT BY IT OR ON ITS BEHALF ARE VIRUS FREE. SPORTS STAKES WILL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DAMAGES OF ANY KIND ARISING FROM THE USE OF ITS PLATFORM, INCLUDING, BUT NOT LIMITED TO COMPENSATORY, DIRECT, INDIRECT, INCIDENTAL, PUNITIVE, SPECIAL, EXEMPLARY AND CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, LOSS OF DATA, GOODWILL, BUSINESS OPPORTUNITY, INCOME OR PROFIT, LOSS OF OR DAMAGE TO PROPERTY AND CLAIMS OF THIRD PARTIES.
12) Contact Us

Any questions or clarifications with respect to this Policy or any complaints, comments, concerns or feedback can be mailed to https://sportstakes.freshdesk.com/