Effective date: December 23, 2020
Changes to the Website and to the Terms
In preparing this website, Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) has tried to include accurate, complete and current information, however, there are no guarantees or warranties (express or implied) about the website contents.
The information contained here is provided “AS IS” and Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) is not responsible for its use or misuse. Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) may change or delete portions of this website from time to time without notice or obligation to the users. Information may be changed or updated without notice and may contain technical, substantive or other inaccuracies. Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) makes no commitment to, and specifically disclaims any duty to, update or correct any such information. Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) shall not be liable for damages of any kind arising out of or in connection with the use of this website.
SECTION 1: APPLICABILITY AND SCOPE
SECTION 2: COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECTION 3: USE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECTION 4: OBTAINING CONSENT
SECTION 5: WITHDRAWAL OF CONSENT
SECTION 6: MAINTENANCE AND DISPOSAL OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECTION 7: DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION
SECTION 8: COOKIES AND SIMILAR TECHNOLOGIES
SECTION 9: YOUR CHOICES
SECTION 10: LINKS
SECTION 11: PUBLIC FORUMS
SECTION 12: SECURITY AND LEGAL PROCESS
SECTION 13: CHILDREN’S GUIDELINES
SECTION 15: ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION
SECTION 16: CALIFORNIA PRIVACY RIGHTS
SECTION 17: NEVADA PRIVACY RIGHTS
SECTION 18: CONTACTING 1/STApplicability and scope
As You use our Services, visit one of our race tracks or casinos, interact with our WiFi portal, or register for our events or promotions, we collect information about You and the services You use. The information we collect falls into three main categories: (1) information You voluntarily provide us; (2) information we collect from You automatically; and (3) information we collect from other sources.
Some information we collect is provided voluntarily by You when You use our Services, including:
Please note: When communicating with us by email or through forms on our Services, we ask that you please do not send us any sensitive information pertaining to yourself. 1/ST does not collect or store sensitive information.
For the purposes of verification of Your identity when You create an account, You specifically acknowledge that 1/ST will be providing Your personal information to a third party provider for the verification of Your age, residency and background for the purposes of providing You an Account with 1/ST.
Please be aware that if You choose not to provide certain personal information, You may not be able to use certain features of the Services, and/or You may not be able to receive products and services from 1/ST.
Some information is collected automatically by us or by service providers performing business functions on our behalf, including when You access our websites, download and use our mobile applications, open emails we send, or otherwise interact with our Services.
We may collect information about Your transactions in our physical locations, on our websites, or via our mobile applications, including purchases made, associated rewards or promotions, and the frequency of Your visits.
We may collect information about Your browser or device. This information may include the type of device You are using, Your operating system, Your ISP, Your domain name, Your IP address, Your browser type, Your device and mobile ad identifiers (e.g., Apple IDFA or Android AAID), the referring website, the web pages of our website that You view (including the date and time You viewed them), and the subject of the ads You click or scroll over. To collect this information, we may use log files that record events in connection with Your use of our services, as well as cookies and similar technologies.
In addition, as described further below, closed circuit video surveillance cameras (“CCTV”) may be installed at some of our retail locations to monitor building security and assist in crime prevention, detection, and investigation, and to ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors to our facilities.
When you interact with our Services or accounts on a social media platform, we may collect the personal information that you or the platform make available to us on that page or account, including your social media account ID and/or user name associated with that social media service, your profile picture, email address, friends list or information about the people and groups you are connected to and how you interact with them, and any information you have made public in connection with that social media service.
Some information we collect is from other unaffiliated sources, including in some cases information that is publicly available or that isprovided by or purchased from marketing business partners.
With Your consent, we use Your personal information for business and commercial purposes, including to provide you our Services, for monitoring and improving our internal operations, communicating with You for marketing and promotional purposes, and for account management. We also use Your personal information to ensure that we:
Internal Improvements and Analytics – We also use the personal information we collect to monitor and improve our internal operations, as well as to improve the experience of users within our network of Services. For example, we may correlate web site/app traffic information with data about site visitors to understand aggregate usage patterns, graph trends, and derive analytical information about the performance of our Services. This data helps us to determine how much our customers use parts of the Services, allowing us to enhance it to fit the needs of as many of our customers as possible. We may also break down overall usage statistics according to customers’ domain names, browser types, and MIME types by reading this information from the browser string (information contained in every user’s browser).
Closed Circuit Video Cameras. As noted above, we use video cameras at some of our retail locations to monitor building security and assist in crime prevention, detection, and investigation, and to ensure the health and safety of our staff and visitors to our facilities. We may also use video to identify members for verification, loyalty program and marketing purposes, as appropriate.
1/ST Direct Communications – By creating an account, You consent to receive communications from 1/ST through various methods (i.e. e-mail, telephone, text message, etc.). Standard data/text message charges may apply. You may opt-out of receiving communciations from us simply by notifying us as described in the “Contacting 1/ST” section below, or in accordance with the opt-out instructions contained in any information message You receive from us.
WiFi Access. At some 1/ST physical locations, wireless Internet (WiFi) is offered at no cost to individuals who choose to access the designated wireless network. All users must agree to the WiFi Terms and Conditions associated with the network being joined.
1/ST will collect, use and disclose Your personal information only with Your consent except where otherwise required by law. You may decline to provide us with Your personal information. However, this choice may make it impossible for us to provide You with some or all of our products or services.
Many of our products and services (e.g. online and telephone account wagering) are governed by federal, state and provincial regulations that require 1/ST to collect and maintain specific personal information. As well, in order to fulfill our service obligations to You, it is necessary for 1/ST to have Your consent to send You notices and other important information affecting Your Account or services.
In order to continue providing You with products and services, it is necessary for 1/ST to have Your consent to provide Your personal information to:
1/ST further requires Your consent to transfer any and all of Your personal information to third parties for any reason whatsoever in the event Your account is in arrears for any amount in excess of 30 days.
You may withdraw Your consent at any time, subject to legal or contractual restrictions and reasonable notice. To withdraw Your consent, simply contact us as described in the “Contacting 1/ST” section below, and advise which of Your personal information You no longer wish us to collect, use and/or disclose.
We will then inform You of the implications of withdrawing consent to collect, use and/or disclose that personal information, including without limitation the fact that once such consent is withdrawn You may not be able to use certain features of the Services, and/or You may not be able to receive products and services from 1/ST. Should You nonetheless still desire that consent be withdrawn, 1/ST will accede to Your request.
The information You have provided us is maintained in our management information system and billing systems, and is updated as new information is added. Accounting and billing records are retained for ten years for tax and accounting purposes or until the relevant income tax years for which the document was created have been closed for income tax purposes and/or all appeals have been exhausted.
Records may remain on file even after You have terminated Your Account. Subject to applicable law, we may also keep records to facilitate collection and to evaluate credit worthiness, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.
We and others may use a variety of technologies to collect information about Your device and use of our websites and mobile applications. These technologies include first- and third-party cookies (small data files that are sent from a website’s server and are stored on Your device’s hard drive either for only the duration of Your visit (“session cookies”) or for a fixed period (“persistent cookies”)), mobile application software development kits (“SDKs”), web beacons, java scripts, and HTML local storage. We use these technologies to personalize Your experience with our Services and to participate in digital advertising.
Most web browsers can be programmed to accept or reject the use of some or all of these technologies, although You must take additional steps to disable or control other technologies.
Each browser is different, but many browsers have preferences or options that may be adjusted to allow You to either accept or reject cookies and certain other technologies before they are set or installed, or allow You to remove or reject the use or installation of certain technologies altogether. If You want to learn the correct way to modify Your browser settings, please use the Help menu in Your browser or review the instructions provided by the following browsers: Internet Explorer, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Safari Desktop, Safari Mobile; and Android browser.
You have control over Your promotional communications preferences, mobile application functionality, cookie settings, interest-based advertising preferences, and more. We respect Your privacy rights and encourage You to communicate with us if You have questions.
Promotional Communication Choices – You can opt out of receiving promotional emails and mailings by contacting us as described in the “Contacting 1/ST” section below. You may also unsubscribe by following the “unsubscribe” instructions in the promotional emails we send You.
Similarly, You may opt in to receive text messages, telephone calls and mailings. Please note that if You opt out of receiving promotional communications from us, we may still send You transactional communications, including emails about Your 1/ST accounts or purchases.
Cookie Settings – For information on how to control Your browser cookie settings, see the “Cookies and Similar Technologies” section above.
For more information on how to opt-out of tracking technology from Google Analytics, click here.
Interest-Based Ads – Many advertising companies that collect information for interest-based advertising are members of the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) or the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI), both of which maintain websites where people can opt out of interest-based advertising from their members. To opt-out of website interest-based advertising provided by each organization’s respective participating companies, visit the DAA’s opt-out portal available at http://optout.aboutads.info/, the DAA of Canada’s opt-out portal available at https://Youradchoices.ca/en/tools, or visit the NAI’s opt-out portal available at http://optout.networkadvertising.org/?c=1.
To opt-out of data collection for interest-based advertising across mobile applications by participating companies, download the DAA’s AppChoices mobile application opt-out offering here: https://Youradchoices.com/appchoices.
Mobile Functionality – Where applicable, mobile application functionalities such as push notifications, access to contacts, and location services all may be adjusted or disabled within Your mobile device settings.
Please be aware that any information (personal or otherwise) that is disclosed online in a message board or chat room makes that information public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose Your personal information online. 1/ST is not responsible for personally identifiable information posted on such message boards or chat rooms.
1/ST has adopted and implemented and will maintain reasonable and technologically feasible procedures for maintaining the security, accuracy and integrity of all personal information that is collected by our Services in order to attempt to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under our control.
Please be advised, however, that the Internet and other various networking communication mediums are never one hundred percent secure and may be subject to interception or loss which is beyond the control of 1/ST. Also be advised that the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between You and 1/ST through the Services cannot be guaranteed. You should consider any information provided to or collected by the Services as non-confidential, and consequently the Site/App assumes no liability or responsibility if any of Your personal information is intercepted and/or used by an unintended recipient.
1/ST will not monitor, edit or deliberately disclose the contents of Your private communications or files, except in circumstances where we obtain information that appears to pertain to the commission of a crime or where we reasonably believe that an emergency involving immediate danger of death or serious physical injury to any person exists. In such cases, 1/ST may voluntarily disclose the record or the contents of Your communications or other information about You to law enforcement agencies and governmental entities without providing You advance notice.
Legal Process – Upon receipt of an applicable search warrant or administrative, grand jury or trail subpoena, 1/ST may be required to disclose to the government or law enforcement agencies, without advance notice to You, the content of Your communications and other records relating to Your electronic communications, as well as the following records: Your name and address; records of Your online communications (including session times and duration); how long You have subscribed to our Service(s) (including start date) and the type(s) of Service(s) utilized; Your telephone number or other subscriber account identifying number(s), including any Internet or network address(es) assigned to You by our network; and means and source of Your payment(s) (including any credit card or bank account number).
Moreover, as described in Section 7 above, we will disclose your personal information as required by law or valid legal process or court orders, subpoenas, search warrants, or similar requests, if we believe that the disclosure is necessary to enforce our agreements or policies, or if we believe that the disclosure will help us protect the rights, property, or safety of 1/ST or our customers or partners.
1/ST websites, mobile applications, and Services are not intended for children under the age of 18 years old and we do not knowingly collect any personal information from such individuals. If You become aware of the possibility that we have obtained information from a child under the age of 18 years old, please notify us immediately so that we may take the appropriate actions.
1/ST believes in putting You in control of Your personal information. In most cases, You may access or updateYour personal information by visiting Your user account. In addition, You may request access to Your own personal information by contacting us by writing to the Network Administrator, Maryland Jockey Club, Route 198 and Racetrack Road
Laurel, Maryland, 20724 or by e-mailing us at
At the time of Your request for access to Your personal information, we will need specific information to verify Your identity before we can provide You with the personal information requested. In some instances, we will not be able to provide You with the personal information You request, for instance where that information (i) contains references to other persons, (ii) has been destroyed due to legal requirements or because the information has served its purposes, or (iii) is subject to legal protections that prevent disclosure (e.g. information this is subject to attorney-client or litigation privilege). If we are unable to provide You with access to Your personal information, we will explain why and advise You as to any recourse available to You.
We are committed to maintaining the accuracy of Your personal information, and we encourage You to notify us of inaccuracies or corrections. Timely notification of a change of address or telephone number helps us in providing You with the best possible service. You may change Your personal information in our records at any time and as often as necessary. If You request removal or deletion of Your personal information, You acknowledge that residual information may continue to reside in 1/ST’s records and back-ups.
This section applies only to California residents. Pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act of 2018, as amended (“CCPA”), below is a summary of the “Personal Information” categories, as identified and defined by the CCPA (see California Civil Code section 1798.140 (o)), that we collect, the reason we collect Your Personal Information, where we obtain the Personal Information, and the third-parties with whom we may share Your Personal Information.
We generally do not collect education-related information. For more information about the Personal Information we collect, please refer to Section 2 (“Collection of Personal Information,” above.
We collect Your Personal Information for the business purposes described in Section 3 (“Use of Personal Information”), above. The CCPA defines a “business purpose” as the use of Personal Information for the business’s operational purposes, or other notified purposes, provided the use of Personal Information is reasonably necessary and proportionate to achieve the operational purpose for which the Personal Information was collected or another operational purpose that is compatible with the context in which the Personal Information was collected.
The categories of third-parties with whom we may share Your Personal Information are listed in Section 7 (“Disclosure of Personal Information”), above.
If You are a California resident, You have rights in relation to Your Personal Information; however, Your rights are subject to certain exceptions. For instance, we cannot disclose specific pieces of Personal Information if the disclosure would create a substantial, articulable, and unreasonable risk to the security of the Personal Information, Your account with us or the security of our network systems.
In particular, we may sell contact information to third party partners for their marketing purposes or certain cookie-related information for digital advertising purposes. To the extent such sharing is considered a “sale” under the CCPA, as a California resident You have the right to opt-out of such sharing. If You would like us to no longer share Your Personal Information in this way, please contact us according to the “Contact 1/ST” section below. If You opt-out, we may be unable to offer You some of our Services which require sharing of Personal Information.
In addition, California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers and users of our Services who are California residents to request certain information regarding our disclosure of Personal Information to third-parties for their direct marketing purposes. In Your request, please specify that You would like a “California Shine the Light Notice.” Please allow 30 days for a response.
This section applies only for Nevada residents. Under Nevada law, certain Nevada consumers may opt out of the sale of “personally identifiable information” for monetary consideration to a person for that person to license or sell such information to additional persons.
“Personally identifiable information” includes first and last name, address, email address, phone number, Social Security Number, or an identifier that allows a specific person to be contacted either physically or online. If you are a Nevada resident who has provided us personally identifiable information, you may submit a request to opt out of any potential future sales under Nevada law by contacting us as described below. We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity and the authenticity of the request.
Maryland Jockey Club
Route 198 and Racetrack Road
Laurel, Maryland, 20724
Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) may change the Terms from time to time, and your continued use of this website after any changes constitutes your acceptance of the new Terms.
The text, images, graphics and layout on this website are copyrighted and are protected by international copyright laws and treaties and are either owned or licensed by Maryland Jockey Club (MJC).
Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) grants to you a revocable license to view and print any material on this website for personal, non-commercial use provided that you do not modify or alter the material in any way, including by deleting or changing any copyright or trademark notice. This is a license grant and does not constitute any transfer of ownership. This license is non-transferable and may be terminated or revoked at any time in Maryland Jockey Club (MJC)’s sole and absolute discretion. The contents of this website may not be copied or displayed for commercial purposes without our written consent.
Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) reserves the right to control the framing of this site. You are expressly prohibited from framing or otherwise displaying or incorporating any portion of this website into any other information system and you agree to promptly cease and discontinue any such framing upon your receipt of a request from Maryland Jockey Club (MJC).
By entering the MJC facilities, entrant agrees that MJC and its affiliates, licensees, agents and assigns shall have the unrestricted right and license to use entrant’s name, image and voice in any telecast, broadcast motion picture, photograph, video and sound recording in connection with horse races and related events at MJC’s facilities, for news reporting and/or marketing purposes.
The trademarks, trade names, service marks, and corporate logos and emblems displayed on this website, including names and logos identifying Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) and its investment in MEC are owned by Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) or its related investee, MEC, and may not be used without prior written permission from Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) or MEC, as applicable.
Other marks that appear on this website may be claimed as trademarks or service marks by their respective owners, who may not be affiliated with Maryland Jockey Club (MJC).
Maryland Jockey Club (MJC)’s privacy statement also applies to your use of this website and is incorporated herein by this reference.
Unless Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) has entered into a separate agreement with you or your company to the contrary, Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) is under no obligation to protect or otherwise treat as confidential any information you submit to Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) via this website. By submitting any information to Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) via this website, you agree that such information shall become the property of Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) and may be used, copied, sublicensed, adapted, transmitted, distributed, publicly performed, published, displayed or deleted as Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) sees fit without notice or obligation to the originator. You agree that you are not entitled to any compensation, credit or notice whatsoever and that by sending an unsolicited submission you waive the right to make any claim against Maryland Jockey Club (MJC), or its affiliates or subsidiaries relating to unsolicited submissions, including, without limitation, unfair competition, breach of implied contract or breach of confidentiality.
Links to Third Party Websites
Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) does not control and is therefore not responsible for the content of any non-Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) website you may gain access to through this site. Links to non-Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) websites are provided only as a convenience and do not imply that Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) endorses, verifies, monitors, or accepts any responsibility for the content of any such website. Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) makes no representations about, and is not responsible for, the contents or use of such other websites. You acknowledge and agree that Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) shall not be responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any damage or loss caused or alleged to be caused by or in connection with use of or reliance on any non-Maryland Jockey Club (MJC) website.
Electronic Privacy Statement for Maryland Jockey Club
Your privacy is Important to Us. PLEASE READ
Maryland Jockey Club has created this electronic privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm commitment to privacy. We believe that strong electronic privacy is crucial for the ongoing success of the Internet as a service, commercial, and entertainment medium. The following discloses our electronic information gathering and dissemination practices for our racetrack facility and our websites: www.laurelpark.com and www.pimlico.com.
Collection and Use of Personal Information
We may collect the following personal information from you: your first and last name, your email address, driver’s license number, mailing address, telephone number and demographic information. You may opt-out of receiving communications from us by following the instructions in the “Choice/Opt-Out” Section below.
We use information about you for monitoring and improving our internal operations, to properly perform any services you have requested, to comply with applicable laws and regulations, to improve the experience of users on our websites, for marketing and promotional purposes, and to direct important notices and information to you including in respect of events conducted at our facility. Maryland Jockey Club does not collect personal information about you except when you provide it to Maryland Jockey Club on a voluntary basis.
Occasionally we run surveys, newsletters, contests or promotions for additional products and services that we market for ourselves, for affiliates or for third parties (“General Solicitations”). You will be periodically contacted in respect of such General Solicitations which we reasonably believe may be of interest to you or be useful to you, either directly by us or by our corporate parent, The Stronach Group. If you wish to no longer receive General Solicitations from us, you have the option to opt out of receiving such emails by following the instructions in the “Choice/Opt-Out” Section below.
Links and Public Forums
Our websites may contain links to other websites. Our websites are not responsible or liable for the privacy practices or content of such other websites.
Please be aware than any information, personal or otherwise, that you disclose online in a message board or chat room makes that information public information. You should exercise caution when deciding to disclose your personal information online. Maryland Jockey Club is not responsible for personally identifiable information posted on such public forums.
Our websites have security measures in place to protect the loss, misuse and alteration of the personal information under our control. All data is kept on secure database servers.
All data entry is done via a secure interface that provides no export facility. Please be advised, however, that the Internet and other networking communication mediums are not secure, unless specified as such, and may be subject to interception or loss which is beyond the control of Maryland Jockey Club. Also be advised that the security, integrity and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and Maryland Jockey Club on these websites cannot be guaranteed.
Confidentiality and Sharing of Information
We will keep your personal information and will not share, sell or rent such information to unaffiliated third parties, unless such disclosure is necessary to, (a) comply with a court order or other legal process, or (b) protect our rights or property.
You are allowed at any time to opt out of our email list entirely, out of receiving all General Solicitations, or out of only receiving any third party General Solicitations by either clicking on the opt-out selection on any email we send or by sending an email to email@example.com with the subject, “Opt Me Out”. All such requests are honored promptly, usually within 24-48 hours.
Access to Information
If you desire access to your own personal information, to correct existing personal information or to remove your personal information, please contact us by writing to the following: Network Administrator, Maryland Jockey Club, Route 198 and Racetrack Road, Laurel, Maryland, 20724. You may change your information at any time and as often as necessary. If you request removal or deletion of your personal information, you acknowledge that residual information may continue to reside in our records and back-up files.
If you have any question about this privacy statement, the practices of these websites or your dealings with these websites, you can contact us electronically at firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to:
Maryland Jockey Club
Route 198 and Racetrack Road
Laurel, Maryland, 20724