Privacy Policy

Last Update Posted: August 21, 2018

1. Introduction

1.1 FanDuel (“FanDuel, we, us”) recognizes that people who use FanDuel’s Service (“you” or “users”) value their privacy. This Privacy Policy details important information regarding the collection, use and disclosure of User information collected on FanDuel’s fantasy sports website located at fanduel.com (the "Site"), the related mobile app, and any other features, tools, materials, or other services (including co-branded or affiliated services) offered from time to time by FanDuel or its affiliate companies (the “Service”). FanDuel provides this Privacy Policy to help you make an informed decision about whether to use or continue using the Service.

1.2 This Privacy Policy should be read in conjunction with our Terms of Use. By accessing the Service, you are consenting to the information collection and use practices described in this Privacy Policy.

1.3 Your use of the Service and any information you provide through the Service remains subject to the terms of this Privacy Policy and our Terms of Use, as each may be updated from time to time.

1.4 Any questions, comments or complaints that you might have should be emailed to privacy@fanduel.com or forwarded in writing to: 
FanDuel Inc
300 Park Avenue South, 14th Fl.
New York, NY 10005

2. Information We Collect

By using our Service and by submitting information to us through your use of our Service then this Privacy Policy will apply. You provide certain personal information to FanDuel when choosing to participate in the various activities on the Service such as registering for an account, participating in contests, posting messages, taking advantage of promotions, responding to surveys or subscribing to newsletters or other mailing lists. The personal information we collect from you generally may include:

2.1.1 your name;

2.1.2 email address;

2.1.3 date of birth;

2.1.4 PayPal or credit card billing information;

2.1.5 contacts you choose to submit;

2.1.6 profile photo;

2.1.7 username;

2.1.8 location;

2.1.9 your preferences;

2.1.10 submissions to various competitions and promotions;

2.1.11 responses to surveys;

2.1.12 communications sent to us by you;

2.1.13 your subscriptions to newsletters and services offered by us; and

2.1.14 any other information you submit to FanDuel when choosing to participate in various activities on the Service.

2.2 In addition to the above, we may need to verify your identity in order for you to use some aspects of the Service. For purposes of verification, we may also collect the following personal information from you (for compliance reasons, provision of this information, when requested, is a mandatory condition of using our Service):

2.2.1 passport information;

2.2.2 driving license information;

2.2.3 other identification documents;

2.2.4 permanent and temporary address;

2.2.5 tax-related information; and

2.2.6 other information as may be required to verify you in accordance with applicable laws and regulations.

2.3 When you use our mobile app, we also may collect mobile device information like operating system and hardware type, numbers or codes that are unique to your particular device (such as IDFA or an Android Ad ID), device information, default device language, the location of your device (at a GPS level), and app usage information. This data also may be linked to your other information, including your location data.

2.4 In addition, if you choose to log in, access or otherwise connect to FanDuel, or contact FanDuel, through a social networking service (such as Facebook), we may collect your user ID and user name associated with that social networking service, as well as any information you make public using that social networking service. We may also collect information you have authorized the social networking service to share with us (such as your user ID, public profile information, email address, birthday, friends list, and pages you have "liked").

2.5 Cookies Information: When you visit the FanDuel.com website, we may send one or more cookies - small files - to your computer or other device, which may enable us or others to uniquely identify your browser. FanDuel uses both session cookies and persistent cookies. A persistent cookie remains after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. Persistent cookies can be removed by following your web browser help file directions. Session cookies are temporary and typically disappear after you close your browser. You may be able to reset your web browser to refuse all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the Site or Service may not function properly if the ability to accept cookies is disabled.

2.6 Log File Information: When you use our Service, our servers may automatically record certain information that your device sends whenever you visit any website and use certain apps. These server logs may include information such as your web or app request, Internet Protocol ("IP") address, browser type, browser language, referring/exit pages and URLs, platform type, number of clicks, domain names, landing pages, pages viewed and the order of those pages, the amount of time spent on particular pages, the date and time of your request, and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.

2.7 Clear GIFs Information: When you use our Service, we may employ technology such as "clear GIFs" (a.k.a. Web Beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users. In addition, we may also use clear GIFs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by specific users.

2.8 FanDuel may also collect information about you from third parties, such as marketing partners, identity verification services, anti-fraud services and other service providers.

3. The Way FanDuel Uses Your Personal Information

3.1 We use your personal information to operate, maintain, and provide to you the features and functionality of the Service, including but not limited to the following:

3.1.1 providing you with our products and services, including our games;

3.1.2 processing and responding to enquiries;

3.1.3 personalizing your use of the Service,

3.1.4 alerting you to new features, special events, products and services, or certain third-party products or services in which we think you will be interested;

3.1.5 enforcing the legal terms that govern your use of the Service; and

3.1.6 investigating and protecting the integrity of FanDuel’s contests.

3.2 We may use your information (both personal and non-personal information) to send you marketing and advertising content, including sending you advertising through multiple channels, such as direct mail, email, push notifications and display media. We may send you advertising or content regarding our products and services, or products and services that we market on behalf of another company, such as a sports team, a sports venue, or a other entity.

3.3 We may use your information to communicate with you about:

3.3.1 our products and services in which you may be interested provided that you have not requested otherwise;

3.3.2 newsletters and information for which you have signed up; and

3.3.3 non-marketing or administrative purposes (such as notifying you of major changes to the Service or for customer service purposes).

3.3 We use your information to improve the quality and design of our Service and to create new features, promotions, functionality, and services such as by storing, tracking, and analyzing user preferences and trends.

3.4 We also use cookies, clear gifs, log file information, and mobile app information such as device identifiers for purposes such as (a) remembering information so that you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you visit our Service; (b) providing custom, personalized content and information; (c) monitoring the effectiveness of our marketing campaigns; (d) monitoring aggregate metrics such as total number of visitors, pages viewed, etc.; and (e) tracking your entries, submissions, and status in promotions, sweepstakes, and contests. You can learn more about how these technologies are used in the Section below, Third Party Advertising and Analytics.

3.5 We may anonymize, de-identify, or aggregate your information for any legitimate business purposes, including for reporting and research, or advertising. Such anonymized and/or aggregated data does not personally identify you. Sometimes, this information may be used to target more relevant content or offers to you across different devices – for instance, we may provide you with offers and content on your mobile device, based on your web-based activity.

3.6 We will retain personal information as long as necessary to fulfill these purposes unless the law requires us to keep it for a longer period of time. To provide security and business continuity for the activities described here, we make backups of certain data, which we may retain for longer than the original data.

4. When FanDuel Discloses Information

4.1 We may disclose the information we collect or receive from you to our subsidiaries, affiliated companies, agents, or other businesses, or service providers who process your information on our behalf in order to provide or operate the Service. For instance, these entities may have access to your information for purposes including (but not limited to) billing and accounting, hosting, marketing, promotional and email services, customer and technical support, and for the purpose of accepting deposits and paying withdrawals and processing such information on our behalf, and in each case, may use the information to make improvements to the services they provide to us. Our agreements with these service providers limit the kinds of information they can use or process and require them to use reasonable efforts to keep your personal information secure.

4.2 When you choose to share information with social media services about your activities on FanDuel by, for example, connecting your social media account to our Service, then FanDuel may share your personal information and information about your use of the Service with such social media sites. Please make sure to read the terms and privacy statements of such sites prior to connecting to our Service in this way.

4.3 In the event that you win a prize we may use your personal information (such as your name and photo) in connection with publicity purposes.

4.4 In the event that you win a promotion run by us we may be required to either publish or make available upon request your name and county in accordance with applicable legislation.

4.5 We may publish a profile page that includes your username, the date you became a member, your stats from previous contests and, if you uploaded one, your profile picture. Where you post personal information about yourself through our Service to public areas of our Service, you acknowledge and agree that this personal information will be publically available.

4.6 When you participate in a contest, we may publish your username on a list of the contest participants, along with a link to your profile page.

4.7 Where you have provided your consent, we may share your personal information with selected third parties for their commercial or marketing use in conjunction with your relationship with FanDuel or as part of a specific program or feature.

4.8 In addition, we may disclose to third parties various types of your information for targeted online or mobile advertising, as further described in the Section titled “Third Party Advertising and Analytics.”

4.9 We also may share personal information in other situations with your consent.

4.10 FanDuel also reserves the right to disclose personal information that FanDuel believes, in good faith, is appropriate or necessary to enforce our Terms of Use, take precautions against liability or harm, to investigate and respond to third-party claims or allegations, to respond to court orders or official requests, to comply with state and federal regulations, including but not limited to sharing with appropriate tax authorities, to protect the security or integrity of our Service, to report violations of FanDuel’s eligibility rules to third parties, including employers of individuals affiliated with other daily fantasy sites, and to protect the rights, property, or safety of FanDuel, our users or others.

4.11 In the event that FanDuel is involved in a merger, acquisition, sale, bankruptcy, insolvency, reorganization, receivership, assignment for the benefit of creditors, or the application of laws or equitable principles affecting creditors' rights generally, or other change of control, there may be a disclosure of your personal information to another entity related to such event.

4.12 Recipients of the data disclosures described in this Privacy Policy are located in the United States and elsewhere in the world, including where privacy laws may not provide as much protection as your country.

5. Legal Bases for Processing Personal Data

5.1Some laws require companies to tell you about the legal grounds they rely on to process your personal information. To the extent those laws apply, we process your personal information:

5.1.1 Legitimate interests: In many cases, we handle personal data on the ground that it furthers our legitimate interests’ in commercial activities such as the following in ways that are not overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the affected individuals:

(a) Customer service

(b) Marketing

(c) Protecting our players, personnel and property

(d) Analyzing and improving our business

(e) Processing job applications

(f) Managing legal issues

5.1.2 We may also process personal data for the legitimate interests of our affiliates or business partners, such as to offer special events or contests or assist with marketing.

5.1.3 Processing for the contract: Some of our processing of personal data is to meet our contractual obligations with our players.

5.1.4 Consent: Where required by law, and in some other cases, we handle personal data on the basis of your implied or express consent.

5.1.5 Legal compliance: We need to use and disclose personal data in certain ways to comply with our legal obligations.