Your privacy is very important to Rational Services Limited (together with other members of the Rational Group of companies, the “Group,” “we,” or “us”), the owner and operator of the website (the “Site”).


By visiting the Site, you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy, which is incorporated by reference and made an integral part of our Site Terms of Use. The purpose of this Privacy Policy is to help you understand how we collect, share, use and safeguard your personal information and for you to understand your rights in relation to your information.


Information we Collect.


Personal Information.  In most cases, you do not need to provide us with any personal information in order to browse and enjoy the site.  However, in some cases you may provide us with personal information in order to use certain features of the Site or to communicate with us.  For example, if you send us an email message using the “contact us” section of our Site, you will need to provide your name and email address which will be delivered with the email message.  If you want to take a personality test offered on the site, you will need to provide any non-optional information requested by the test, which may include your name and email address as well as additional demographic, employment, income and relationship status information in addition your responses to the test questions.


Technical Information.  Like most web sites, when you visit our Site we automatically collect certain types of information about your visit to the Site.  Our servers automatically collect data about your IP (“Internet Protocol”) address when you visit us.  When you request pages from our Site, our servers may log your IP Address and sometimes your domain name.  We may also collect information about: the referring page that linked you to us (e.g., another website or a search engine); the pages you visit on our Site; the website you visit after this Site; other information about the type of web browser, computer, platform, related software and settings you are using; any search terms you have entered on this Site or a referral website; and other web usage activity and data.


How we use Information.


Any personal information that we collect will be used to customize your experience on the Site and, if you have shared your email address with us, to send you occasional email updates.  We will use information collected during the personality tests to calculate and show you the results of the test, to gain insights into the types of users visiting the site, and for research and statistical purposes.  We reserve the right to use statistical and aggregated results of the personality tests for research, marketing and promotional purposes, but only to the extent that doing so will not violate your privacy.


Any technical information will be used to operate and improve the Site, to analyze Site trends, to track user movements around the Site.  We reserve the right to use any Site Technical Information which does not constitute personal information for any reason which we deem necessary.



How we Share Information.


All information, whether personal or technical in nature, will be shared within and among the Rational Group of companies, our employees, contractors and agents.  In doing so, we may also combine your personal information collected from your use of the Site with other information collected from you using other services operated a member of the Rational Group of companies including, but not limited to, online poker websites operated under the brands “PokerStars” (including the Site) and “Full Tilt Poker” as well as all products which are related or ancillary thereto, including mobile and social networking services. We will treat this combined information in accordance with, and will use it for, the purposes set out in this Policy.


We share your personal and technical information with third party service providers, but only to the extent those third parties require access to your data in order to provide us with services related to the Site (for example, web hosting, cloud storage, email providers, similar providers).


We reserve the right to disclose your personal information for other reasons not mentioned above:


  • with your consent;
  • if required to do so by law or by regulatory authority;
  • if we believe in good faith that such action is necessary;
  • to comply with any law or comply with legal process served on us;
  • to protect and defend our rights or property;
  • to any regulatory body or licensing body or authority;
  • to any third party that purchases us or our business or any part of us or our business; or
  • for the purposes of disaster recovery.


Retention of Data.


Your information will be processed by us, other members or our Group, our affiliates, employees, contractors and agents, in jurisdictions both inside and outside of the Isle of Man and the European Economic Area.  In the event we process your data outside of these locations, our processing will comply with the terms of the Isle of Man’s Data Protection Act 2002.


Some third party service providers may transfer and store your information on servers located in the United States or other countries outside of the European Economic Area. By using the Services you agree to such collection, transfer and storage outside of the European Economic Area.


All personal data will be retained for as long as it is needed by the member of the Group to provide you with services or comply with any legal or regulatory requirements to which the member is bound.  All non-personal data may be stored indefinitely.


Google Analytics.


We use Google Analytics to provide us with performance and site analytics services related to the Site.  We have implemented the following Google Analytics features based on Display Advertising:


  • Google Display Network Impression Reporting
  • DoubleClick Campaign Manager Integration


We, together with third-party vendors, including Google, use first-party cookies (such as the Google Analytics cookies) and third-party cookies (such as the DoubleClick Cookie) to report how our ad impressions, use of ad services, and interactions with these ad impressions and ad services are related to visits to our site.


  • Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting


We use data from Google’s interest-based advertising or 3rd-party audience data with Google Analytics to better understand the demographics of users on our site. This allows us to provide more relevant and interesting content to users.


You can opt-out of Google Analytics for Display Advertising and customize Google’s Display Network ads by using Google’s Ads Settings ( Google also offers additional tools which you can use to manage opt-outs for Google Analytics (


Cookies and Web Beacons.


Cookies are text-only strings of information that are downloaded to your personal desktop, laptop computer or mobile device (each a “Device”) when you visit a website. They are then sent back to the originating website on each subsequent visit, or to another website that recognises those cookies.


Members of the Group may use Site cookies to better understand how you interact with the Site, as well as other sites, products and services offered by members of the Group.  We also use cookies to monitor aggregate usage by our users, to analyze web traffic routing across our sites, and to improve our sites, products and services.  Detailed information about cookies found on the Site may be found in our Cookie Policy, which also describes how you can turn off cookies or control which cookies are set on your Device (see in particular the section headed ‘How to manage your cookie settings’).


When you use the Site, we may also employ clear gifs (also known as web beacons) which are used to track the online usage patterns of our users anonymously. In addition, we may also use clear gifs in HTML-based emails sent to our users to track which emails are opened by recipients. The information is used to enable more accurate reporting, improve the effectiveness of our marketing, and make the Site better for our users.


E-mails and Opt-Out.


We and other members of our corporate Group may occasionally send you emails containing updates regarding the Site, information about events and news, and information regarding new products and services.  If you no longer wish to receive these emails, you may opt-out of receiving them by following the instructions included in each email.


Your Rights.


Your decision to provide personally identifying information to us through the Site is voluntary, however in some cases you will not be able to enjoy certain features of the Site (such as personality tests) or communicate with us if you do not provide this information (for example, in the case of emails, we cannot respond to you unless you provide us with your email address).


We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. You can write to us at any time to review, change, obtain a copy of your information or have your details altered or corrected in accordance with your rights under the Isle of Man’s Data Protection Act 2002 and in this event we may require evidence of your identity. In order to contact us regarding your information please e-mail info[at] We may in certain circumstances levy a small charge to cover the cost of administration regarding any request made by you in this regard.



We take the security of your information very seriously and use reasonable measures to protect your information from unauthorized access.   We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect any personal information submitted to us in connection with the Site, both during transmission and once we receive it. However, due to the nature of Internet communications, evolving technologies, hardware or software failure, and other factors which may be outside our control, the security of user information may be compromised at any time. No method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure.  As a result, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of your information and disclaim any assurance that such information will remain free from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties who, despite our efforts, obtain unauthorized access.



Our Site may have links to the sites of other companies. We are not responsible for their privacy practices. We encourage you to learn about the privacy policies of those companies.


Changes to this Policy.


We reserve the right to amend this Privacy Policy and changes will come into effect immediately upon such change being published on the Site.  Your continued use of the Site after publication of the updated Privacy Policy constitutes your agreement to the new terms.


Governing Law.


This Privacy Policy shall be exclusively governed by and construed in all respects under the laws of the Isle of Man, without giving effect to any choice-of-law or conflict-of-law provisions. Any and all legal claims, suits or actions that arise in connection with this Privacy Policy or with breach of this Privacy Policy shall be submitted to the personal jurisdiction of the courts located in the courts of The Isle of Man.


Contact Us.


If you have any questions, comments or concerns about this Privacy Policy or how the Rational Group of companies manage your personal information, please send us an email: info[at]


Or you can contact us by postal mail:


Rational Services Limited

Douglas Bay Complex

King Edward Road


Isle of Man, IM3 1DZ


(c) 2014 Rational Services Limited, all rights reserved.

Last updated: April 30, 2014