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Ian Bruce

Effective Date: January 10, 2024

We at “Safest Betting Sites” are committed to protecting your privacy. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your personal information when you visit our website SafestBettingSites.co.uk and use our services. By using our website and services, you consent to the practices described in this Privacy Policy, which was last updated on January 10, 2024.

1. Personal Data We Collect and Why We Collect It

Information We Collect

We may collect certain personal information from you, which may include:

Personal Information You Provide: We may collect information that you provide directly to us, such as your name, email address, and other contact details when you use our contact form.

Usage and Log Data: We automatically collect certain information when you visit our website, including your IP address, browser type, operating system, referring URLs, and date and time of your visit. This information helps us analyse and improve the performance of our website.

How We Use Your Information

We may use the collected information for various purposes, including:

  • To provide and maintain our website and services.
  • To improve our website’s functionality and user experience.
  • To respond to your inquiries and provide customer support.
  • To analyse usage patterns and trends to enhance our content and services.
  • To comply with legal obligations and enforce our terms of use.

Disclosure of Your Information

We may share your personal information with:

  • Service providers and vendors who assist us in operating our website and providing our services.
  • Legal authorities if required by law or to protect our rights and safety.
    Third-party analytics providers to help us understand website usage patterns.
  • Other third parties with your consent.

Third-Party Links

Our website may contain links to third-party websites, platforms, or services. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party websites you visit.


When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data provided in the comments form, including the comment itself. Additionally, we collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help us prevent spam and ensure the security of our platform.

We may use an anonymized string (hash) created from your email address to check if you have a Gravatar account. The Gravatar service privacy policy can be found here. If your comment is approved, your profile picture associated with Gravatar may be displayed alongside your comment.


When utilizing our website, it is strongly advised to refrain from uploading images that contain embedded location data (EXIF GPS) within them. Our website allows visitors to download and extract location data from images available on the platform.

Contact Forms

We employ automated spam detection services to review visitor comments submitted through contact forms.

Data Security

We implement reasonable security measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. However, no data transmission over the internet or electronic storage method is 100% secure.


When you interact with our website by leaving a comment, you have the option to store certain personal information such as your name, email address, and website in cookies. This is done solely for your convenience and to enhance your user experience. Our website utilizes cookies that are specifically designed to enhance your user experience by eliminating the need for you to repeatedly enter your personal information when leaving comments in the future. Our privacy policy states that the cookies in question will be valid for a duration of one year.

When accessing our login page, a temporary cookie will be utilized to ascertain your browser’s acceptance of cookies. Our privacy policy ensures that the cookie in question does not collect any personal data. Additionally, it is important to note that this cookie is automatically deleted from your browser once you close it.

When you log in, we generate multiple cookies to securely store your login credentials and screen display preferences. Our privacy policy outlines the duration of cookie activity on our platform. Login cookies will remain active for a period of two days, allowing users to conveniently access their accounts during this time frame. On the other hand, screen options cookies have a longer validity period of one year, enabling users to customize their screen preferences for an extended duration.

Our privacy policy states that by selecting the “Remember Me” option, your login will be extended for a duration of two weeks. Our privacy policy also states that when you choose to log out, the system will automatically remove any login cookies associated with your account.

When you engage in the activity of editing or publishing an article, it is important to note that a supplementary cookie will be stored in your browser. This cookie will solely contain the post ID of the specific article that you have edited. The expiration period for this cookie is set to 1 day.

Embedded Content From Other Websites

Articles on our site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles) from external sources. Embedded content behaves as if you were visiting the source website directly. These websites may collect data about you, employ cookies, include third-party tracking, and monitor interactions with the embedded content, especially if you are logged in to their site.

2. How Long We Retain Your Data

Comments and their associated metadata are retained indefinitely to facilitate automatic approval of follow-up comments, eliminating the need for moderation.

For registered users, personal information provided in their user profile is stored. All users can view, edit, or delete their information (except for usernames). Website administrators also have access to this information.

3. Your Rights Over Your Data

If you possess an account on our site or have left comments, you have the right to request an exported file containing your personal data, including data you provided. You can also request the deletion of your personal data, excluding data required for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Children’s Privacy

Our website and services are not intended for individuals under the age of 18. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 18. If you believe we have collected personal information from a child under 18, please contact us immediately.

Contact Us

If you have any concerns or questions regarding our updated Privacy Policy, please contact us at [email protected]

Changes to This Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to modify this Privacy Policy as needed. Any changes will be posted on this page, and the “Effective Date” at the top will reflect the latest revision. We recommend checking this page periodically for updates.

Thank you for trusting us with your personal data. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we are committed to safeguarding your information.

Ian Bruce

Ian Bruce joined Safest Betting Sites in 2024 as Senior Sports Editor to oversee the quality and usefulness of its gambling content. He originally developed an interest in betting after landing a winning Yankee on his first attempt. He then spent years figuring out how to replicate that success. Along the way, he became one of the UK’s leading writers on the topic of betting and gaming. Ian’s career has now spanned more than three decades, and his enthusiasm for systematic and responsible betting hasn’t waned one bit. However, his preferred approach to winning these days is Dutching, for the simple reason that “It’s a lot easier than landing Yankees.”