- What Personal Information We Collect and How We Collect It.
We do not currently require you to provide Personal Information in order to have access to general information available on the Site. But, we do receive and/or collect information from you in the following ways:
Account. In order to provide you with certain services via the Site, you may be required to create an account (“Account”). When you create an Account you will be asked to provide us with certain mandatory information such as your first name, your user name, your external email address (such as a Hotmail or Gmail account), and a password that you will use for your Account.
Services. We may collect, receive and store Personal Information in connection with certain services that we provide on and via the Site. Such information may include your name, external email address, and mobile phone number. If you participate in our Tell-A-Friend Service then you will disclose to us, and we will receive, the email addresses of your friends that you wish to refer to the Site (each a "Friend"). Your participation in any services is optional and you at all times have the choice of choosing whether to provide any related Personal Information.
Transfers of Payments to You. You may be entitled to have us transfer certain amounts of money to you (for example, in connection with lottery winnings). To the extent that we do so, you will first be required to provide us certain Personal Information regarding your preferred payment method. Such information could include your bank account or credit card name and number.
Identification and Verification Information. In order to participate in some services (such as withdrawing or depositing money from or to your Account), it may be necessary to first provide us with certain identification and verification information that we require in order to process your request. Such information may include a copy of your passport, driver's license, national identity card, a utility bill (for proof of address), and/or a copy of the front and back of your credit card that you are using in connection with your Account (we request that you cover and do not send us the credit card code verification (CCV) number; if we receive your CCV number we will use commercially reasonable efforts to delete and not store it and may ask that you resubmit a copy of your credit card without the CCV number being visible).
'Contact Us' Information. If you send us a "contact us" or "chat with us" request, whether by submitting an online form that we make available or by using an online tool or email address that we provide, you may be required to provide us with certain information such as your first name and an external email address. You may also choose to disclose other Personal Information.
Log Files. The Site may make use of log files. The information inside the log files includes internet protocol (IP) addresses, type of browser, Internet Service Provider (ISP), date/time stamp, referring/exit pages, clicked pages and any other information your browser may send to us. We may use such information to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movement around the Site, and gather demographic information.
Cookies and Other Tracking Technologies. Some of our Site pages utilize "cookies" and other tracking technologies. A "cookie" is a small text file that may be used, for example, to collect information about Site activity. Certain cookies and other technologies may serve to recall Personal Information previously indicated by a Site user. Most browsers allow you to control cookies, including whether or not to accept them and how to remove them. You may set most browsers to notify you if you receive a cookie, or you may choose to block cookies with your browser.
- The Way We Use Personal Information.
If you submit or we collect Personal Information through the Site, then such Personal Information may be used in the following ways:
We will use your Personal Information to provide and improve our Site and services to you, to contact you in connection with the Site and certain services or products that you may have registered for, and to identify and authenticate your access to the parts of the Site and services that you are authorized to access.
We may use your designated external email address to send you updates, a newsletter or news regarding the Site and our products and services.
We may use your Personal Information to contact you in response to a "contact us" or "chat with us" request.
If you chose to invite your Friend(s) to the Site, we will use the contact information that you provide us to automatically send your Friend(s) a one-time email inviting them to visit the Site, register a Site account, and participate in our services. The email that we send will include opt-out information to avoid receiving future emails from us. We will include your name in the invitation email. We store this information for the sole purpose of sending the one-time invitation email and tracking the success of whether your Friend registers a Site account and purchases a lottery ticket via the site. Your Friend may (i) contact us at support@theLotter.com
to request that we do not store this information; and/or (ii) choose to avoid receiving future invitation emails from us by following the opt-out instructions within the invitation email.
We may disclose your Personal Information or any information you submitted via the Site if we have a good faith belief that disclosure of such information is helpful or reasonably necessary to (i) comply with any applicable law, regulation, legal process or governmental request; (ii) enforce our Terms including investigations of potential violations thereof; (iii) detect, prevent, or otherwise address fraud or security issues; or (iv) protect against harm to the rights, property or safety of theLotter, its users, yourself or the public.
- Use of Anonymous Information.
We may use Anonymous Information (as defined below) or disclose it to third party service providers in order to improve our services and enhance your experience with the Site. We may also disclose Anonymous Information (with or without compensation) to third parties, including advertisers and partners, for purposes including, but not limited to, targeting advertisements. "Anonymous Information" means information which does not enable identification of an individual user, such as aggregated information about the use of our Site.
If you wish to stop receiving promotional, advertising, or activity-related emails from us to your external email address, you may remove yourself from the relevant mailing list at any time by following the instructions within each email that you receive from us (at any time you may use the tools provided in your Account to recommence receiving such emails). Please note that even if you opt-out of receiving emails to your external email address you may still receive messages from us to your Site account.
If you have elected to receive SMS alerts from us, you may use the tools provided in your Account to stop receiving such SMS alerts (you may also use the same tools to recommence receiving SMS alerts to your mobile phone number at any time).
At all times, you may choose whether or not to provide or disclose Personal Information. The notices that we provide on the Site in circumstances where we collect Personal Information should help you to make this choice. If you choose not to provide the Personal Information we request, you may still visit parts of the Site, but you may be unable to access certain options, programs, offers, and services that involve our interaction with you.
To the extent that you do provide us with Personal Information, theLotter wishes to maintain accurate Personal Information. You may enter your Account and update or delete your details at any time.
- Collection of Information by Third-Party Sites.
- Links to Other Sites.
The Site may contain links to third party websites that are not owned or controlled by theLotter. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of third party websites, and you visit them at your own risk.
- Children's Privacy.
The Site is not structured to attract individuals under the age of 18. Accordingly, we do not intend to collect Personal Information from anyone we know to be under 18 years.
The security of Personal Information is important to us. We follow generally accepted industry standards, including the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards, to protect the Personal Information that we collect from you. To the extent that we collect sensitive Personal Information from you (for example, your credit card number or other financial Personal Information), we use SSL encryption to protect that information. However, no method of transmission over the Internet, or method of electronic storage, is 100% secure. Therefore, while we strive to use commercially acceptable means to protect your Personal Information, we cannot guarantee its absolute security. If you have any questions about security on the Site, you can contact us a support@theLotter.com
- In the Event of Merger, Sale, or Bankruptcy.
- Your California Privacy Rights.
California Civil Code Section 1798.83 permits customers of theLotter who are California residents to request certain information regarding its disclosure of Personal Information to third parties for their direct marketing purposes. To make such a request, please send an email to support@theLotter.com
. Please note that we are only required to respond to one request per customer each year.
Last update: February 2012