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Privacy Policy

 

Illinois Lottery Privacy Policy

Effective as of March 25, 2012

 

I. INTRODUCTION

Thank you for visiting the Illinois Lottery’s website, which includes www.illinoislottery.com,  www.myillinoislottery.com, and https://m.myillinoislottery.com (collectively, these “WebsitesThe Illinois Lottery, its agents, contractors, and any parties involved in creating, producing, or delivering this Website (including Northstar Lottery Group, LLC and GTECH Corporation) recognize that you  need to understand how your privacy is protected when you visit this Website. As such, the Website Providers (as defined below) have established the following privacy policy (“Privacy Policy”). For purposes of this Privacy Policy, the “Website Providers” means the Illinois Lottery, including its agents, contractors, and any parties involved in creating, producing, or delivering this Website (including, but not limited to, Northstar Lottery Group, LLC and GTECH Corporation).

This Privacy Policy is subject to change at any time without notice to you by posting changes on this Website. The Website Providers encourage you to check this Website and review this Privacy Policy from time to time. Your continued use of this Website following any changes made to this Privacy Policy will mean that you accept the revised Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy describes the Illinois Lottery's privacy practices regarding information collected from you when you visit this Website, only. This Privacy Policy describes what information is collected and how that information is used. Because this Privacy Policy only applies to this Website, if you link to another entity’s website through this Website, you should examine that entity’s privacy policy to determine its website practices (including other state agency websites).

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, “you” or “your” means each person, group of individuals, entity or entities who visits this Website for any purpose.

For purposes of this Privacy Policy, Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”) means information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual.  PII includes, among other information, an individual’s name, address, telephone number, date of birth, password information, and any other information used to identify you on this Website.  A domain name or Internet protocol address is not considered PII.

You must be 18 years or older to use these Websites.  If you attempt to purchase Illinois Lottery game tickets for Lotto, Mega Millions®, Powerball®, or any other Illinois Lottery games authorized by law to be sold via the internet (“Internet Tickets”) or a subscription for specific Illinois Lottery games (“Lottery Subscription”) by visiting www.illinoislottery.com,  www.myillinoislottery.com or www.m.myillinoislottery.com the Website Providers will collect information about your Internet protocol (“IP”) address via geo-filtering software.  If you attempt to purchase Internet Tickets using your mobile device, precise information about your location such as longitude, latitude and radius will also be collected by the Mobile Device Geo-Location Service (Device Geo-location Service). You must check the box authorizing the Device Geo-location Service to collect precise geo-location data about your device if you want to purchase Internet Tickets.  Note that you will not be authorized to purchase Internet Tickets from your mobile device if you do not authorize the collection of precise geo-location data about you.

 

II. INFORMATION AUTOMATICALLY COLLECTED WHEN YOU VISIT THIS WEBSITE

If you visit this Website and do nothing further  (including, but not limited to, browsing, viewing rules or winning numbers), the Website Providers, will automatically gather and store the following information including, but not limited to the following about your visit:

  • the Internet protocol (“IP”) address and domain name used (for example, aol.com if you are accessing from America Online). The IP address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider (“ISP”) or directly to your computer. Your location may also be identified via geo-filtering of your IP address
  • the type of browser and operating system you used
  • the date and time you visited this Website
  • the web pages or services you accessed at this Website
  • the website you visited prior to coming to this Website
  • the website you visit as you leave this Website
  • any ads you clicked on to access this Website
  • if you use the ShareThis feature, what content you share from this Website, with whom you share the content, and where you post the content
  • if you downloaded a form or other document, the form or document that was downloaded and;
  • the name of the country in which your server is located

None of the foregoing information is deemed to be PII

The foregoing information is used to improve this Website's content and help the Illinois Lottery understand how you interact with this Website. This information is also collected for statistical analysis to determine what information is of most and least interest to you, to improve the utility of the material available on this Website, and for other purposes described in this Privacy Policy. Methods that your information may be automatically collected include, but are not limited to:

A.   Cookies

Cookies are text files stored on your web browser to provide a means of distinguishing you from other visitors to this Website. To better serve you, the Website Providers use “transactional cookies” to enhance or customize your visit to this Website and to recognize you when you visit again. The software and hardware you use to access this Website may allow you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies. Refusing or deleting these cookies may limit your ability to take advantage of some features of this Website.

B.   Banner Ads

Banner ads will be used to advertise Illinois Lottery products.  This Website will track the number of clicks on such ads for analytical and marketing purposes. 

 

III. PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED

In addition to the information automatically collected in Section II above, information including, but not limited to the following, may also be collected:

A.   Emails, Surveys & Electronic Newsletter Subscriptions

If you participate in a survey, send an email, or subscribe to an electronic newsletter, this Website will gather the following information, some of which may be considered PII:

  • the email address and contents of the email
  • information volunteered in response to a survey; and
  • any information required by or volunteered on the electronic newsletter subscription form

B.   Social Media and RSS Feeds

If you “like,” follow the Illinois Lottery, or otherwise contact the Illinois Lottery via social media (e.g., Facebook or Twitter), or subscribe to the Illinois Lottery via RSS feed, this Website will collect the following information:

  • the social media username you used (e.g., Facebook or Twitter username)
  • the number of “likes;” and
  • the total number of subscribers to our RSS feeds (but will not track where they posted the feeds)

C.   Player Account

If you sign up for a Players Account (which is required to purchase Internet Tickets or a Lottery Subscription) this Website will collect information including but not limited to the following: 

i.  Mandatory Registration Personal Information 

The following Personal Information will be collected at initial registration and is necessary for the creation and administration of a Players Account.  This information will be stored by the Website Providers and/or certain third parties in a contractual relationship with the Website Providers (“Third Party Service Providers”) and with each other:

  • name (first, last)
  • whether you are an individual or a business
  • email address
  • username (self-selected)
  • password (self-selected)
  • password hints and security questions
  • (postal) mailing address
  • (postal) billing address
  • whether or not you are a resident of Illinois
  • whether or not you are a United States non-resident alien
  • social security number
  • date of birth; and
  • phone number

ii.   Mandatory Personal Information for Funding Player Account

The following PII will be collected and stored when you set up or initiate transactions to purchase Internet Tickets or a Lottery Subscription.    It may also be shared for any legitimate business purposes such as to process transactions or service your Players Account.  The Website Providers and their Third Party Service Providers to the extent required by law or regulation must comply with The Payment Card Industry Data Security Standards (PCI DSS).  Please visit http://www.pcicomplianceguide.org/pcifaqs.php#4 for further information about these standards:

  • credit/debit card number;

iii.   Additional Information That May Be Collected

If you have a Player Account, information including, but not limited to the following, may also be collected from you:

  • transaction history (e.g., record of the games you played, numbers you played, etc.);
  • Precise geo-location data if you access the Illinois Lottery’s website from your mobile device and check the box to allow the Device Geo-Location Service  to collect such information.
  • financial transaction history (e.g., record of the amount of money you spend on purchases, subscriptions, debits or credits to your Players Account and your winnings etc.);
  • gender;
  • preferred method of contact;
  • game play, promotional, and purchase location preferences; and
  • whether or not you wish to be included in marketing surveys.

iv.   Use of Your Information

By registering for and using a Players Account, you agree to allow the Website Providers and Third Party Service Providers to perform a Know Your Customer (“KYC”) check to verify your name, age, date of birth, and/or any other information that you provide while visiting  this Website. In addition, when you register for a Players Account, the Website Providers will verify that you are located in Illinois via geo-filtering of your IP address.  .  If you opt-in to allow the Device Geo-location Service to collect information about the precise location of your device, the information collected will also be used to determine the appropriate marketing and promotional messages for you.  To receive marketing, promotions and product updates on Illinois Lottery products via text messages, you MUST opt-in by checking the box next to the text that states: “I authorize the Website Providers to send me marketing and product updates via text message”.   

In addition, the Illinois Lottery reserves the right, without limitation to use Players Account information to enhance responsible gaming initiatives as well as well as monitor the play of its internet lottery players.

The Website Providers and Third Party Service Providers may use your PII for various purposes including, but not limited to, the following

  • to administer the Illinois Lottery and your Players Account, including processing any Internet Tickets or Lottery Subscriptions that you purchase;
  • to verify your eligibility to play;
  • to contact you in response to your inquiries, comments and suggestions;
  • to otherwise contact you, including to notify you if you win;
  • for the specific purpose for which it was volunteered;
  • to track your use of this Website for internal market research;
  • to improve this Website and the services we promote or provide through this Website;
  • to customize the content and/or layout of this Website for each visitor;
  • to ask for your participation in brief surveys;
  • to notify you about promotions, special offers, etc. regarding products and services provided by the Illinois Lottery or its agents;
  • to be provided to the Third Party Service Providers in connection with the legitimate business purposes of the Illinois Lottery, its Contractors or this Website;  
  • to generate aggregate statistical studies and to use the results of such aggregate statistical studies for marketing purposes and responsible gaming initiatives;
  • to protect and defend the rights or property of the Illinois Lottery and its Contractors;
  • to enforce this agreement, including the Illinois Lottery Terms and Conditions;
  • as required by law or regulation, or as requested by government or regulatory authorities, including but not limited to gaming regulators and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), or for the protection of persons or property;
  • in connection with an acquisition, merger, restructuring, sale or other transfer involving all or any portion of the business associated with this Website; and
  • any other business purposes, including those purposes described in Section X below. 

By submitting the foregoing information, you consent to its use for such purposes. When you sign up for a Players Account, the information you provide will be shared with GTECH Corporation (“GTECH”) which is one of the Third Party Service Providers that administers your account.  Your Players Account is subject to separate Illinois Lottery Terms and Conditions located at https://www.myillinoislottery.com/content/portal/en/footer/termsAndConditions.html and GTECH’s privacy policy located at www.gtech.com/privacypolicy.html  More information is available in the Illinois Lottery Terms and Conditions. Any questions regarding your account should be directed to the Player Hotline (1-800-252-1775).

 

IV. NON-DISCLOSURE OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

In the event you decline to provide any PII, you limit the Illinois Lottery’s ability to serve you.

As noted above, no PII is collected about you during your visit to this Website unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail, participating in a survey, registering for a Players Account, or using other interactive services that may be provided on this Website.  You may choose not to utilize some or all of these interactive services.  While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this Website, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from the Illinois Lottery by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other (non-interactive) features of this Website, including browsing or downloading publicly available information. If you would like to participate in Illinois Lottery promotions and do not wish to enter PII through this Website, contact the Lottery at (800) 252-1775.

 

V. REVIEW AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

You can review any PII that is collected about you and request changes   by using the Contact Us section at the end of this Privacy Policy. Reasonable steps will be taken to verify your identity before granting access or making corrections. Updates to your PII will be made instantly.

You can also review and correct certain PII in your Players Account profile (such as your name and contact information) by signing into your Players Account.

 

VI. PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTION AND RELEASE AUTHORIZATION

To process your Players Account application, you authorize the Website Providers and Third Party Service Providers to collect the PII listed in Section III above. Without limiting the foregoing, if you win, you authorize the Illinois Lottery to use and release certain PII, including, but not limited to, your name, hometown and any photograph, video or audio recording, in any medium (including but not limited to newspaper, television, radio and internet), for purposes of marketing, advertising or other purposes of the Illinois Lottery. If you do not provide all or any part of the PII requested, your application may not be processed. The Illinois Lottery requires certain PII to comply with the Internal Revenue Code and Tax Law income reporting and tax withholding requirements and under the authority of Internal Revenue Code and Tax Law Section 1604 to announce Illinois Lottery prize awards.  The Illinois Lottery is the custodian of subscription and prize records and may be contacted by mail at: Illinois Lottery, P.O. Box 19081, Springfield, IL  62794-9081.

 

VII. EMAIL COMMUNICATIONS

If you register for a Players Account or otherwise provide PII through this Website, you may receive email messages regarding Illinois Lottery products such as games and promotions from Northstar Lottery Group, LLC and GTECH (on behalf of the Illinois Lottery).

 

VIII. COMMUNICATIONS VIA TEXT MESSAGE

To receive text messages about the Illinois Lottery’s products such as games and promotions, you must opt-in to receive such messages by checking the box authorizing the Website Providers to send you such text messages.

 

IX. USE OUTSIDE OF THE UNITED STATES

This Website and material provided on this Website are solely for promoting products, programs, and Illinois Lottery operations within the U.S. and specifically within the State of Illinois.  Purchasers of Internet Tickets must be located within the geographical boundaries of the State of Illinois to make purchases.  If you provide any PII to the Website Providers (including through the Contact Us section below), it may be transferred to and processed on computers in the U.S. and other countries.  Do not provide your PII to the Illinois Lottery if you do not want it to be transferred to the United States or to other countries, or if the laws in the country from where you are attempting to access this Website restrict these types of transfers.

Your submission of PII to the Illinois Lottery will be handled in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Your submission of PII to the Website Providers through this Website means that you agree to the terms of this Privacy Policy.

 

X. WEBSITE FOR ADULT USE ONLY (AGE 18 AND OLDER)

The Website Providers and Third Party Service Providers will not knowingly collect PII from children or create profiles of children through this Website.  All registrants must be at least 18 years of age to participate in any and all Illinois Lottery transactions. All PII submitted to the Website Providers will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by State law, be subject to public access. The Illinois Lottery strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children’s internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide PII via the internet.

 

XI. DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THOUGHT THIS WEBSITE

Your voluntary disclosure of PII to the Website Providers, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of such information by the Website Providers and Third Party Service Providers for the purposes described in this Privacy Policy. If you provide PII on this Website, certain state or federal laws may protect that information.  Once you provide PII, however, it becomes a public record that may be subject to public inspection and copying if not protected by state or federal laws.

Without limiting the foregoing, PII may be collected or disclosed without your consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of the Illinois Lottery, or necessary for the Illinois Lottery to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation, including the Freedom of Information Act; (2) made pursuant to a court order, subpoena or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating your identity; (4) with affiliates of the Illinois Lottery, the Website Providers or Third Party Service Providers to provide the services on this Website; or (5) to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce the Lottery’s rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the Illinois Lottery’s information technology assets or against other inappropriate use of this Website.

In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Policy and any state or federal laws, including the Freedom of Information Act, the state or federal laws will control.

 

XII. DATA BREACH NOTIFICATION

In the event of a data breach, the Website Providers and/or the Third Party Service Providers will notify all Players Account holders of the breach in the most expedient time possible, without unreasonable delay.  The disclosure notification may be via mail, e-mail or other expedient method such as a newspaper publication.  Such notification shall include, but is not limited to (i) the toll free numbers and addresses for consumer reporting agencies, (ii) the toll-free number, address, and website address for the Federal Trade Commission, and (iii) a statement that the individual can obtain information from these sources about fraud alerts and security freezes.  The notification, however, shall not include information concerning the number of individuals or entities affected by the breach.

 

XIII. CONTACT US

For questions regarding this Website, please contact:

lotteryinfo@northstarlottery.net

(800) 252-1775

Because this Website does not encrypt incoming email, you should not send information that you consider sensitive through this Website.

 

GTECH CORPORATION PRIVACY POLICY

 

WHAT DOES GTECH CORPORATION DO WITH YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION?

Why?

Financial companies choose how they share your personal information. Federal law gives consumers the right to limit some but not all sharing. Federal law also requires us to tell you how we collect, share, and protect your personal information. Please read this notice carefully to understand what we do.

What?

The types of personal information we collect and share depend on the product or service you have with us. This information can include:

Personally Identifiable Information, including:

  • Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Address
  • E-mail Address
  • Lottery transaction and purchase history

When you are no longer our customer, we continue to share your information as described in this notice.

How?

All financial companies need to share customers’ personal information to run their everyday business. In the section below, we list the reasons financial companies can share their customers personal information; the reasons GTECH Corporation chooses to share; and whether you can limit this sharing.

Reasons we can share your personal information Does GTECH
Corporation
share?
Can you
limit this
sharing?
For our everyday business purposes such as to process your transactions, maintain your account(s), respond to court orders and legal investigations, or to enable our affiliates to send you information about the Illinois Lottery’s products such as games and promotions. YES NO
For our marketing purposes— to offer our products and services to you NO  
For joint marketing with other financial companies NO We don’t
Share
For our affiliates everyday business purposes— information about your transactions and experiences NO We don’t
Share
For our affiliates everyday business purposes— information about your creditworthiness NO We don’t
Share
For nonaffiliates to market to you NO We don’t
Share

QUESTIONS?

Call 1-888-644-5161

 

WHO WE ARE

Who is providing this notice?

GTECH Corporation

 

WHAT WE DO

How does GTECH Corporation protect my personal information?

To protect your personal information from unauthorized access and use, we use security measures that comply with Federal law. These measures include computer safeguards and secured files and buildings.

How does GTECH Corporation collect my personal information?

We collect your personal information, for example, when you:

  • Register for  a Player Account
  • Provide Player Account information
  • We also collect your personal information from other companies.

Why can't I limit all sharing?

Federal law gives you the right to limit only:

  • Sharing for affiliates everyday business purposes
  • information about your creditworthiness
  • Affiliates from using your information to market to you
  • Sharing for non-affiliates to market to you
  • State laws and individual companies may give you additional rights to limit sharing.  See below for more information on your rights under state law.

 

OTHER IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Depending on where you live, you may have additional privacy protections under state law. We will comply with applicable state laws before sharing nonpublic personal information about you. We may do this by sending a separate notice of those rights to you. For example, if you are a resident of California or Vermont, we will not share with non-affiliates, except for our everyday business purposes or with your consent.



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