2. Description of Service
Bingo.org offers bingo news, articles and game strategies. Bingo.org also reviews and advertises selected or affiliated bingo rooms but does not provide online bingo gaming as we are not a bingo operator. As for the content that you read on Bingo.org, be assured that it is copyrighted content and that any use, without the express written consent of Bingo.org is a violation of trademark laws and applicable copyright. Due to the fact that bingo operators frequently make changes to their information, promotions, rules and guidelines without prior notice, we cannot make a guarantee of any kind as to the accuracy, currency, or completeness of any information that you find on this website. For these reasons some of the information displayed on this website can be inaccurate or outdated and, therefore, wrong. Nothing on this website should be taken to constitute professional advice or a formal recommendation and we exclude all representations and warranties relating to the content and use of this site.
Accordingly, Bingo.org is not responsible for any errors that are present in our content and we reserve the right to make changes at any time to any text, link, graphic or promotion that is listed on our website, without notice. Bingo.org recommends that you double check with the bingo room’s website so that any inaccuracy can be avoided.
Also make sure to check your local laws before you sign up and start playing at any online bingo room that we advertise for or are affiliated with. Online bingo must be legal in your town, city, state, region or country of residence and you must be of legal age and pay applicable taxes in your country. Bingo.org also urges you to be responsible with respect to your online gaming and to respect all local and national laws in the area where you are playing or are going to play.
In this guide Bingo.org shares information and opinions about specific online bingo rooms as well as the online bingo industry in general. If you choose to use the information to start playing at one or more online bingo rooms (including the ones Bingo.org links to), then it is your decision to do so. Playing at an online bingo room is a personal choice that the player will have to claim full responsibility for. You confirm that you understand that it is possible that you lose some or all of the money that you wager. You also confirm that Bingo.org is not responsible for your losses. Any losses that are incurred while playing are your own responsibility and not the responsibility of Bingo.org, or any other company or supplier that is affiliated with Bingo.org.
Besides not making warranties of any kind on accuracy and currency of information, Bingo.org also makes no warranties of any kind as to the fitness for use and for the bugs, errors, computer viruses or defects in any software provided by the bingo rooms, third parties or ourselves which could harm your personal computer or other personal device.
In no event will Bingo.org be liable for any incidental, indirect, consequential or special damages of any kind, or any damages whatsoever, including, without limitation, those resulting from loss of profit, loss of contracts, goodwill, data, information, income, anticipated savings or business relationships, whether or not advised of the possibility of such damage, arising out of or in connection with the use of this website or any linked websites.
By using this website you agree to the exclusions and limitations of liability stated above and accept them as reasonable. Do not use this website if you do not agree that they are reasonable.
If any of the points in this disclaimer notice are found to be unenforceable under applicable law, that will have no bearing on the enforceability of the rest of the disclaimer notice.
All information contained at this web site is provided “as is” and without warranty of any kind.
By visiting our web site and the rooms listed thereon, you confirm you understand, that it is possible to lose some or all of the monies deposited and wagered and that you cannot and will not hold Bingo.org responsible for such losses. Any losses incurred as a result of your playing at any rooms listed on Bingo.org are not the responsibility of Bingo.org or its affiliated companies, contractors or suppliers.
3. Your Obligations
Bingo rooms listed on our web site are likely to change their promotions, rules and regulations on a regular basis. Individual bingo rooms can, and often will, cancel a promotion without prior notice. Bingo.org recommends that you check the rules and restrictions on the bingo room’s web site before playing on that site.
By using this web site, you agree that you shall not: (1) provide any content or conduct yourself in any way that: may be (a) construed as unlawful, threatening, harmful, abusive, stalking, tortuous, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, hateful, obscene, offensive, racially, ethnically or otherwise objectionable, pornographic, (b) designed to interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, (c) infected with a virus or other computer code, files or programs designed to interrupt, destroy or limit the functionality of any computer software or hardware, (d) giving rise to a civil or criminal liability, or in violation of an applicable local, national or international law; (2) impersonate any person or entity, including, but not limited to, a Bingo.org official, forum leader, or falsely state or otherwise misrepresent your association with any person or entity, forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any content provided by you; (3) collect or harvest any data about other users of this web site; (4) provide or use this web site for the provision of any content or service in any commercial manner, or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, pyramid schemes, or other form of unauthorized advertising, without Bingo.org’s prior written consent; and (5) provide any content that may give rise to civil or criminal liability of directors, officers, employees, agents, contractors, advertisers, partners of Bingo.org or its affiliated companies, or that may constitute or be considered a violation of any local, national or international law including, but not limited to, laws relating to copyright, trademark, patent or trade secrets.
4. User Account, Prices, Online interaction and Service Interruptions
You may be required to establish an Account with Bingo.org to use any of the services, except for those portions of the websites which Bingo.org allows users to access without registration. You may establish one or more additional Accounts, provided that your existing Account is in good standing and you are otherwise in full compliance with this Agreement. You may not transfer or assign your Account and its contractual rights, licenses and obligations, to any third party without the prior written consent of Match Publications.
You agree to provide accurate, current and complete information about yourself as prompted by the registration form (“Registration Data”) and to use the account management tools provided to keep your Registration Data accurate, current and complete.
You must choose an account name to identify yourself to Bingo.org in connection with your Account (your “Account Name”), which will also serve as the name for your graphical representation within the Service under this Account. You may not select as your Account Name any name that Match Publications determines may cause deception or confusion; may violate any trademark right, copyright, or other proprietary right or mislead other users regarding your identity or affiliation; or any name that Match Publications determines in its discretion to be vulgar, offensive, or otherwise inappropriate. Match Publications reserves the right to delete or change any Account Name that violates this paragraph, and will have no liability regarding the use or deletion of any Account Name.
You are responsible for all activities conducted through your Account. In the event that fraud, illegality or other conduct that violates this Agreement is discovered or reported (whether by you or someone else) that is connected with your Account, we may suspend or terminate your Account (or Accounts) as described below.
At the time your Account is opened, you must select a password. You are responsible for maintaining the confidentiality of your password and are responsible for any harm resulting from your disclosure, or authorization of the disclosure of your password or from any person’s use of your password to gain access to your Account or Account Name. At no time should you respond to an online request for a password other than in connection with the log-on process to the Service. Your disclosure of your password to any other person is at your own risk.
Certain aspects of the service may be provided for a fee or other charge. Should you elect to use paid aspects of the service, you agree to the pricing, payment and billing policies posted by Bingo.org, plus VAT or other taxes as applicable. Bingo.org may add new services for additional fees and charges, or prospectively amend fees and charges for existing services.
You acknowledge that it is your responsibility to ensure payment in advance for all paid aspects of the Service, and to ensure that your credit or debit cards or other payment instruments accepted by Bingo.org continue to be valid and sufficient for such purposes.
Match Publications reserves the right at any time to revise any prices/fees charged without notice. All orders for services are subject to availability and Match Publications reserves the right to refuse to supply to any individual or company for whatever reason. All prices quoted are inclusive of sales tax and in American Dollars unless otherwise stated. Match Publications is not responsible for fluctuations in currency exchange rates or commissions or fees for transacting in different currencies.
You understand that Match Publications is a service provider that may allow its users to interact online. Match Publications does not control or endorse the content of communications between users or users’ interactions with each other or the Service.
You acknowledge that Match Publications does not control and is not responsible or liable for the quality, safety, legality, truthfulness or accuracy of any such user conduct, user content, or user services. Your interactions with other users are entirely at your own risk.
Match Publications may on occasion need to interrupt the service with or without prior notice. You agree that Match Publications will not be liable for any interruption of the service (whether intentional or not).
Likewise, you agree that in the event of data loss, we will not be liable for any purported damage or harm arising therefrom. Match Publications owns the bits and bytes of electronic data stored on its Servers, and accordingly will not be liable for any deletion, corruption or data loss that occurs in connection with the service. Match Publications will solely determine any disposition of the electronic data stored on its Servers and will have no obligation to reproduce, process, transfer, extract or recreate any data from its Servers.
You may terminate this Agreement by closing your Accounts at any time for any reason. In such event, Match Publications shall have no further obligation or liability to you under this Agreement or otherwise, and you shall be entitled to no compensation or other payment, remedy, recourse or refund.
Match Publications may suspend or terminate your Account if you violate this Agreement, along with any or all other Accounts held by you or otherwise related to you as determined by Match Publications, and your violation of this Agreement shall be deemed to apply to all such Accounts. Upon termination of your Accounts, this Agreement between us will be automatically terminated and you may not re-subscribe through other or future Accounts you or others may set up.
We may suspend or terminate your Account if we determine in our discretion that such action is necessary or advisable to comply with legal requirements or protect the rights or interests of Match Publications or of any third party.
If Match Publications elects to generally suspend or discontinue the service, in whole or in part, for any reason, Match Publications may suspend or terminate your Accounts. In such event, you acknowledge that Match Publications will have no liability to you in connection with such suspension or termination.
The following terms will survive any termination of this Agreement: Sections 9, 10, 11, 12 and 14.
We have strived to comply with internationally respected standards such as those established by the Council of Europe’s Convention on Data Protection (1981) as well as the EU Data Protection Directive (EU/46/95). Accordingly, inter alia we use our best endeavours to collect only that personal information that we require for the technical and commercial operation of our activities, to inform you when we collect personal information and of the specific purpose for collecting this information, to give you access to your personal information, to keep your personal information secure and not to pass on your personal information to anybody unless you have specifically consented thereto.
Privacy & Personal Information
If any information can be linked to you, it is personal information. We take great care when collecting and processing such information in order to protect your privacy.
When you visit our web-site you may use many services without telling us who you are. However, we may place a cookie on your PC to enable us to keep statistical track of our audience and build trends on usage.
We have invested in various technical and organisational security measures to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal information under our control. All our employees who have access either to the databases or to the servers that host our services must comply with strict security rules. Whilst we cannot guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration to data will not occur, we make every reasonable effort to prevent such unfortunate occurrences.
Protecting Sensitive Data
We acknowledge that some information is even more sensitive than others. As an additional safeguard, we only store such data in encrypted mode.
How long we keep Personal Information
We may be required by law to:
- Disclose certain personal information for purposes of law enforcement;
- Store personal information for various periods of time (e.g. in connection with tax laws);
- As a policy we will not store your personal data for a period of more than 10 years.
What are Cookies and how do we use them?
A cookie is a small amount of data that is sent to your browser from a web server and stored on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies are developed to standards, tightly restricted, and under no circumstance do we have direct access to your PC, hard drive or any other of your devices. We may send you more than 1 cookie depending on the services you are interested in. This is done automatically and you will normally not notice that this is happening. You can choose whether to accept the cookies that we send to you by changing the settings of your browser. If you choose not to accept these cookies, some features may not work as intended.
We collect information about use of the website through cookies.
The cookies we use are broadly grouped into the following categories:
Essential – Some of the cookies are essential and are required to, for example, log into an account on the website. A user may not be able to use the website without these cookies.
Analytics – We use analytics services to log how many visitors are using the website as well as collect anonymous information about how users are engaging with the site. This information lets us analyse how well the site is performing and also helps to improve the site.
Interest-Based Advertising – We use advertising provided by third party advertising networks to help pay for the cost of running the site and allow the user to view the website without paying a registration fee. These advertising companies may collect information about the user while the user is visiting the website. This website does not collect the information or control the content of the advertisements that you will see.
Social Sharing – We include social sharing widgets to allow users to share content directly on social networking/sharing sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Google+ or other social media sharing sites. These widgets are provided by third parties and may use their own cookies.
In most cases (except, by way of example, in the case of essential cookies), we strictly adopt the following policies: the identity of all users are kept anonymous and session cookies are deleted after each session/browser shut down.
We use a small number of our own cookies, most of which are essential to allow the site to work as intended. By continuing to use the website, the user is consenting to allow us to store the information contained in these cookies on his computer, tablet or smartphone.
The user may, however, be able to configure his browser to accept or reject all or some cookies, or notify him when a cookie is set – each browser is different, so check the “Help” menu of the browser to learn how to change cookie preferences – but disabling cookies may impact the functionality of the website.[JC1]
6. Third-Party Web Sites
We provide links to external web sites and resources, such as online bingo rooms. Bingo.org has no control over these external web sites and resources, and does not endorse and is not responsible or liable for any content, advertising, products or other materials on or available from such web sites or resources. You agree that you will be subject to any and all rules applicable to those web sites and you will not and cannot hold Bingo.org responsible for any damage and/or loss caused and/or alleged to be caused by or in connection with the use of or reliance of such content available on such web sites or resources.
8. No Resale of Service
You agree not to reproduce, duplicate, copy, sell, trade, resell or exploit for any commercial purposes, any portion of this web site, including access to and use of this web site.
9. Disclaimer of Warranties
YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT YOUR USE OF THIS WEB SITE AND ANY SERVICES OR CONTENT PROVIDED IS MADE AVAILABLE AND PROVIDED TO YOU AT YOUR OWN RISK. IT IS PROVIDED TO YOU “AS IS” AND Bingo.org EXPRESSLY DISCLAIMS ALL WARRANTIES OF ANY KIND, EITHER IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, INCLUDING BUT NOT LIMITED TO THE WARRANTIES OF MERCHANTABILITY, FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE, AND NON-INFRINGEMENT.
Bingo.org MAKES NO WARRANTY, IMPLIED OR EXPRESS, THAT ANY PART OF THE SERVICE WILL BE UNINTERRUPTED, ERROR-FREE, VIRUS-FREE, TIMELY, SECURE, ACCURATE, RELIABLE, OR OF ANY QUALITY, NOR IS IT WARRANTED EITHER IMPLICITLY OR EXPRESSLY THAT ANY CONTENT IS SAFE IN ANY MANNER FOR DOWNLOAD. YOU UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT NEITHER Bingo.org NOR ANY PARTICIPANT IN THE SERVICE PROVIDES PROFESSIONAL ADVICE OF ANY KIND AND THAT USE OF ANY ADVICE OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION OBTAINED VIA THIS WEB SITE IS SOLELY AT YOUR OWN RISK, AND THAT Bingo.org MAY NOT BE HELD LIABLE IN ANY WAY.
Some jurisdictions may not allow disclaimers of implied warranties, and certain statements in the above disclaimer may not apply to you as regards implied warranties; the other terms and conditions remain enforceable notwithstanding.
10. Limitation of Liability
YOU EXPRESSLY UNDERSTAND AND AGREE THAT Bingo.org SHALL NOT BE LIABLE FOR ANY DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INDICENTAL, CONSEQUENTIAL OR EXEMPLARY DAMAGES; THIS INCLUDES, BUT IS NOT LIMITED TO, DAMAGES FOR MONETARY LOSS, LOSS OF PROFITS, GOODWILL, USE, DATA OR OTHER INTANGIBLE LOSS RESULTING FROM OR ARISING OUT OF (I) THE USE OF OR THE INABILITY TO USE THE SERVICE, (II) THE COST OF OBTAINING SUBSTITUTE GOODS AND/OR SERVICES RESULTING FROM ANY TRANSACTION ENTERED INTO ON THROUGH THE SERVICE, (III) UNAUTHORIZED ACCESS TO OR ALTERATION OF YOUR DATA TRANSMISSIONS, (IV) STATEMENTS BY ANY THIRD PARTY OR CONDUCT OF ANY THIRD PARTY USING THE SERVICE, OR (V) ANY OTHER MATTER RELATING TO THE SERVICE.
In some jurisdictions, it is not permitted to limit liability and, therefore, such limitations may not apply to you.
11. Reservation of Rights
Bingo.org reserves all of its rights, including but not limited to any and all copyrights, trademarks, patents, trade secrets, and any other proprietary rights that Bingo.orgmay have for this web site, its content, and the goods and services that may be provided. The use of Bingo.org rights and property requires Match Publications’ prior written consent. By making this web site and services available to you, Bingo.org is not providing you with any implied or express licenses or rights, and you will have no rights to make any commercial uses of this web site or service without Bingo.org’s prior written consent.
12. Notification of Copyright Infringement
We grant you a terminable, non exclusive, non transferable right to use our web site. You may not take any action that may alter our rights in our marks, render the same generic or otherwise weaken the validity and good will of our marks.
If you believe that your property has been used in any way that would be considered a copyright infringement or a violation of your intellectual property rights, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Bingo.org tries to provide complete, accurate, and current information. If you should observe any incomplete or inaccurate information, we would greatly appreciate being notified. We can be reached via e-mail at email@example.com.
13. Applicable Law
This Agreement shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of Malta, notwithstanding any differences between the said applicable legislation and legislation in force at your location.
By using the service, you accept that any proceedings or litigation brought by you against Match Publications must be brought in Malta, only, and you agree to this jurisdiction and location.