Thank you for visiting the New York Lottery's Subscription Web site.
This Web site is designed to make it easier and more efficient for
individuals and businesses to interact with the New York 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
Consistent with the provisions of the Internet Security and Privacy Act,
the Freedom of Information Law, and the Personal Privacy Protection Law,
this policy describes the Lottery's privacy practices regarding
information collected from users of this Web site. This policy describes
what information is collected and how that information is used. Because
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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, by
initiating an online transaction, such as a survey, registration for a
Lottery Subscription or purchase of a Lottery Subscription.
INFORMATION COLLECTED AUTOMATICALLY WHEN YOU VISIT THIS WEB SITE
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;
The type of browser and operating system you used;
The date and time you visited this site;
The web pages or services you accessed at this site;
The Web Site you visited prior to coming to this web site;
The Web Site you visit as you leave this web site;
If you downloaded a form, the form that was downloaded;
The name of the domain from which you access the Internet (for example aol.com if you are accessing from America Online); and
Your current Internet Network address (not your e-mail address)
None of the foregoing information is deemed to constitute personal
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. This information is not collected for any
purposes other than Lottery purposes.
Cookies are simple text files stored on your web browser to provide a
means of distinguishing among users of this Web Site. To better serve
you, we use "session cookies" to enhance or customize your visit to this
Web Site. These session cookies do not contain personal information. We
may use the cookie feature to store a randomly generated identifying tag
on the computer or device you use to access this Web Site. Session
cookies generally only last as long as your browser remains open.
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.
The software and hardware you use to access this Web site allows 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 Web site.
PERSONAL INFORMATION COLLECTED FOR LOTTERY SUBSCRIPTIONS
If you choose to register for Lottery Subscriptions through this Web
site, we will collect a variety of personal information from you at
initial registration, some mandatory and some voluntary.
Mandatory Registration Personal Information
The following personal information is collected at initial registration
and is necessary for the administration of Lottery Subscriptions:
name (first, last)
whether you are an individual or a business
date of birth
challenge questions and responses (in case you lose your password)
(postal) mailing address
(postal) billing address
whether or not you are a resident of Yonkers and/or New York City
whether or not you are a (United States) non-resident alien
We will use the mandatory information we collect primarily for
administrative purposes, such as the administration of the Lottery,
verification of eligibility, notification of winners or other purposes
of the Lottery.
Optional Information and Information that We May Subsequently Require
(for Certain Winners)
Other information we collect is optional and not required for
registration, but may be required to claim a prize, including:
Social Security number (required before collection of any prize of $600 or more)
preferred method of contact
game play, promotional, and purchase location preferences
whether or not you wish to be included in marketing surveys
Optional information you submit may be used in combination with
certain mandatory information, such as name, physical address or email
address for other purposes such as research and marketing or other
Lottery purposes. By submitting this information, you consent to our use
of it for such purposes.
Mandatory Non-Personal Information
If you choose to purchase a Lottery Subscription through our Web site,
we will need to collect additional information from you. This includes
both the game you want to play and details about the type and frequency
of that play.
Registration by Alternate (Offline) Methods
If you choose to register to purchase subscriptions through an alternate
method (e.g., using a form sent to the New York Lottery via U.S. Mail),
an online profile may be created for you on this Web site. This profile
may only be partially complete, and you may need to provide additional
information. In any event, any profile created would be governed by the
terms of this Policy.
PERSONAL INFORMATION NOTICE
To process your subscription application, you authorize the New York
Lottery to collect personal information about you. You authorize the New
York Lottery to use and release certain personal information, including
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 New York Lottery. If you do not provide all or any part of the
personal information requested, your application may not be processed.
The New York Lottery requires your personal information to comply with
the Internal Revenue Code and Tax Law income reporting and tax
withholding requirements and under the authority of Tax Law Section 1604
to announce Lottery prize awards. The Lottery's Director of Prize
Payment is the custodian of subscription and prize records and may be
contacted by mail at POB 7500, Schenectady, New York 12301-7500 or by
phone at (518) 388-3370.
WEB SITE FOR ADULT USE ONLY (AGE 18 AND OLDER)
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 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, participating in a survey
or registering for Lottery Subscriptions or other interactive services
we may provide. 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 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
(non-interactive) 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 Lottery via
email or mail as provided 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 reasonably
ascertainable from the nature and terms of the transaction.
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 or against other inappropriate use of this
Some portions of this Web Site, such as the registration form and
purchase of Lottery Subscriptions and all credit card processing, are
operated by third-party vendors. This Policy governs how those vendors
will handle your information on behalf of the Lottery. The Lottery has
in place agreements requiring those vendors to maintain reasonable
security consistent with this section.
RETENTION OF INFORMATION COLLECTED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE
The information collected through this Web Site is retained by the
Lottery in accordance with the records retention and disposition
requirements of the New York State Arts & Cultural Affairs Law.
Information on the requirements of the Arts & Cultural Affairs Law may
be found at http://www.archives.nysed.gov/a/records/mr_laws_state.shtml.
In general, the Internet services logs of the Lottery, comprising
electronic files or automated logs created to monitor access and use of
agency services provided through this Web site, are retained for a
minimum of three weeks. Information, including personal information,
that you submit in an e-mail or when you use any interactive services we
may provide, including registering for Lottery Subscriptions, is
retained in accordance with the records retention and disposition
schedule established for the records of the program unit to which you
submitted the information. Information concerning these records
retention and disposition schedules may be obtained through the Internet
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 provided during the 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
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 - Counsel's Office
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 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 or contractors who have access to this information are
required to follow appropriate procedures in connection with any
disclosures of personal information.
In addition, the 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, software is used 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.
construed as giving business, legal, or other advice, or warranting as
fail proof, the security of information provided through this Web site.
For questions regarding this Web site, please contact:
(via regular mail)
New York Lottery Subscriptions
PO Box 7590
Schenectady, New York 12301-7590