Thank you for visiting the New York Lottery Web Site. This Web Site is designed to make it easier and more efficient for individuals and businesses to interact with the Lottery. We recognize that it is critical for individuals and businesses to be confident that their privacy is protected when they visit the Lottery's Web Site.
For purposes of this policy, "personal information" means any information concerning a natural person which, because of name, number, symbol, mark, or other identifier, can be used to identify that natural person. The Lottery does not collect any personal information about you unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or by initiating an online transaction, such as a survey, registration or order form.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY WHEN YOU VISIT THIS WEB SITE
i. The Internet Protocol Address and domain name used, but not the e-mail address. The Internet Protocol Address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet Service Provider (ISP) or directly to your computer;
ii. The type of browser and operating system you used;
iii. The date and time you visited this site;
iv. The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
v. The Web Site you visited prior to coming to this web site;
vi. The Web Site you visit as you leave this web site;
vii. If you downloaded a form, the form that was down loaded;
viii. The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example aol.com if you are accessing from America Online); and
ix. Your current Internet Network address (not your e-mail address)
None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal information, which identifies you personally.
The information that is collected automatically is used to improve this Web Site's content and to help the Lottery understand how users are interacting with the Web Site. This information is collected for statistical analysis, to determine what information is of most and least interest to our users, and to improve the utility of the material available on the Web Site. The information is not collected for commercial marketing purposes and the Lottery is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose the information collected from the Web Site for commercial marketing purposes.
You are also assigned a "persistent cookie" to be stored on your computer's hard drive. This persistent cookie will allow the Web Site to recognize you when you visit again.
INFORMATION COLLECTED WHEN YOU E-MAIL THIS WEB SITE OR INITIATE AN ONLINE TRANSACTION
During your visit to this Web Site you may send an e-mail to the Lottery. Your e-mail address and the contents of your message will be collected. The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio, video, and graphic information formats included in the message. Your e-mail address and the information included in your message will be used to respond to you, to address issues you identify, to improve this Web Site, or to forward your message to another State agency for appropriate action. The New York Lottery is not authorized to sell or otherwise disclose your e-mail address for commercial purposes, except as necessary to complete a transaction or promotion connected with this Web Site.
During your visit to this Web Site you may initiate a transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. The information, including personal information, volunteered by you in initiating the transaction is used by the Lottery to operate the New York Lottery programs, which include the provision of goods, services, and information. The information collected by the Lottery may be disclosed by us for those purposes that may be reasonably ascertained from the nature and terms of the transaction in connection with which the information was submitted.
If you visit the site to read or download information like game rules or press releases, or to use one of our other applications which does not require you to enter any personal information, WE COLLECT NO FURTHER DETAILS EXCEPT THOSE LISTED ABOVE.
The Lottery does not knowingly collect personal information from children or create profiles of children through this Web Site. The registration page requires registrants be at least 18 years of age to participate in New York Lottery transactions. Users are cautioned, however, that the collection of personal information submitted in an e-mail will be treated as though it was submitted by an adult, and may, unless exempted from access by federal or state law, be subject to public access. The Lottery strongly encourages parents and teachers to be involved in children's internet activities and to provide guidance whenever children are asked to provide personal information online.
INFORMATION AND CHOICE
As noted above, the Lottery does not collect any personal information about you during your visit to this Web Site unless you provide that information voluntarily by sending an e-mail or initiating an online transaction such as a survey, registration, or order form. You may choose not to send us an e-mail, respond to a survey, or complete an order form. While your choice not to participate in these activities may limit your ability to receive specific services or products through this Web Site, it will not prevent you from requesting services or products from the Lottery by other means and will not normally have an impact on your ability to take advantage of other features of the Web Site, including browsing or downloading publicly available information. If you would like to participate in New York Lottery promotions and do not wish to enter personal information through this Web Site, contact the person named at the end of this policy statement.
DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE
The collection of information through this Web Site and the disclosure of that information are subject to the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act. The Lottery will only collect personal information through this Web Site or disclose personal information collected through this Web Site if the user has consented to the collection or disclosure of such personal information. The voluntary disclosure of personal information to the Lottery by the user, whether solicited or unsolicited, constitutes consent to the collection and disclosure of the information by the Lottery for the purposes for which the user disclosed the information to us as was reasonably ascertainable from the nature and terms of the disclosure.
However, the Lottery may collect or disclose personal information without user consent if the collection or disclosure is: (1) necessary to perform the statutory duties of the Lottery, or necessary for the Lottery to operate a program authorized by law, or authorized by state or federal statute or regulation; (2) made pursuant to a court order or by law; (3) for the purpose of validating the identity of the user; or (4) of information to be used solely for statistical purposes that is in a form that cannot be used to identify any particular person.
Further, the disclosure of information, including personal information, collected through this Web Site is subject to the provisions of the Freedom of Information Law and the Personal Privacy Protection Law.
The Lottery may disclose personal information to federal or state law enforcement authorities to enforce the Lottery's rights against unauthorized access or attempted unauthorized access to the Lottery's information technology assets.
RETENTION OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE
ACCESS TO AND CORRECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE
"Personal Information" is information about a natural person that is readily identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes such things as an individual's name, address and telephone number. A domain name or Internet protocol address are not considered personal information.
Personal information provided during the e-mail registration process may be viewed and/or changed by clicking the appropriate link for viewing or editing your personal information after you have logged onto the Web Site.
Additionally, any user may submit a request to the Lottery Privacy Compliance Officer to determine whether personal information pertaining to that user has been collected through this Web Site. Any such request shall be made in writing to the address below and must be accompanied by reasonable proof of identity of the user. Reasonable proof of identity may include verification of a signature, inclusion of an identifier generally known only to the user, or similar appropriate identification. The address of the privacy compliance officer is:
New York Lottery
One Broadway Center
P.O. Box 7500
Schenectady, New York 12301
The Privacy Compliance Officer shall, within five (5) business days of the date of the receipt of a proper request: (i) provide access to the personal information; (ii) deny access in writing, explaining the reasons therefore; or (iii) acknowledge the receipt of the request in writing, stating the approximate date when the request will be granted or denied, which date shall not be more than thirty (30) days from the date of the acknowledgment.
In the event that the Lottery has collected personal information pertaining to a user through the state agency Web Site and that information is to be provided to the user pursuant to the user's request, the privacy compliance officer shall inform the user of his or her right to request that the personal information be amended or corrected under the procedures set forth in Section 95 of the Public Officers Law.
CONFIDENTIALITY AND INTEGRITY OF PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE
The Lottery is strongly committed to protecting personal information collected through this Web Site against unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. Consequently, the Lottery limits access to personal information collected through this Web Site to only those people who need access to the information in the performance of their official duties. Employees who have access to this information are required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any disclosures of personal information.
In addition, the New York Lottery has implemented procedures to safeguard the integrity of its information technology assets, including, but not limited to, authentication, monitoring, auditing, and encryption. These security procedures have been integrated into the design, implementation, and day-to-day operations of this Web Site as part of our continuing commitment to the security of electronic content as well as the electronic transmission of information.
For Web Site security purposes and to maintain the availability of the Web Site for all users, the Lottery employs software to monitor traffic to identify unauthorized attempts to upload or change information or otherwise damage this Web Site.
If you believe that your personal information in being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may contact the privacy compliance officer name above.
For questions regarding this Web Site, please contact:
(via e-mail) firstname.lastname@example.org
(via regular mail) Susan E. Miller, Executive Deputy
New York Lottery
One Broadway Center - PO Box 7500
Schenectady, New York 12301-7500