Privacy Statement

Information Collection and Use

The Iowa Lottery is the sole owner of the information collected on this site. We will not sell, share or rent personal information but may share demographic information with others as explained later in this statement. The Iowa Lottery collects information from our users at several points on our web site.

Registration

Registration is not necessary to use this web site.

Neither the Iowa Lottery nor the State of Iowa, nor any of their employees or agents make any warranty, express or implied, including warranties of merchantability and fitness, for a particular purpose or assumed liability for the accuracy, completeness or usefulness of information from this server or the links to servers on the Lottery's home page.

Cookies

The Iowa Lottery Web site uses cookies. A "cookie" is a small text file that contains a string of alphanumeric characters. There are two types of cookies that may be used at the Iowa Lottery web site: a persistent cookie and a session cookie. A persistent cookie gets entered by your web browser into the "Cookies" folder on your computer and remains in this "Cookies" folder after you close your browser. Persistent cookies may be used by your browser on subsequent visits to the site. A session cookie is held temporarily in your computer's memory and disappears after you close your browser or shut off your computer.

If you have arrived at this Web site by clicking on a banner ad for one of our products or services, a session cookie may be used. This cookie will contain an identification number for the ad that you clicked on, or will contain an identification number for the site that you were visiting when you clicked on the banner ad. This session cookie helps the Iowa Lottery's Marketing Department determine which of our ads attract the most visitors.

The Iowa Lottery Web site may use persistent cookies and information collected in our log files (such as Internet Protocol Address, referring URLS, etc.) about visitors' activity at this site to better understand how the Web site is used, resolve technical problems, and enhance visitors' experience at this site. Information from Web site analysis cookies or about Web site usage is not combined with information from any other Iowa Lottery cookie. We use a third-party e-mail technology to send e-mails that you have agreed to receive.

Log Files

We use IP addresses to analyze trends, administer the site, track users' movement and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

Sharing

We may share aggregated demographic information with our partners and advertisers. This is not linked to any personal information that can identify any individual person.

Links

This web site contains links to other sites. Please be aware that we at the Iowa Lottery are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site to read the privacy statements of each and every web site that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies sole to information collected by this web site.

Newsletters

If a user wishes to subscribe to our newsletters, we ask for contact information (such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and demographic information (such as zip code, age, gender and product preferences).

VIP Club

If a user wishes to join the Iowa Lottery's VIP Club, we ask for contact information (such as name, address, telephone number and e-mail address) and demographic information (such as zip code, gender and product preferences). We need this information to contact VIP Club members.

Surveys and Contests

From time-to-time our site requests information from users via surveys or contests. Participation in these surveys or contests is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose this information. Information requested may include contact information (such as name, address, telephone, and e-mail address), and demographic information (such as zip code, age, gender and product preferences). Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes. Survey information will be used for purposes of monitoring or improving the use and satisfaction of this site or Iowa Lottery products.

Security

This web site takes every precaution to protect our users' information. When users submit sensitive information via the web site, their information is protected both online and off-line.

If you have any questions about the security at our web site, you can send an e-mail to wmaster@ialottery.com.

Correction/Updating Personal Information

If a user's personally identifiable information changes (such as his or her zip code), or if a user no longer desires our service, we will provide a way to correct, update or remove that user's personal data provided to us. This can usually be done by completing the Contact Us form or by sending an e-mail to wmaster@ialottery.com.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on our home page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. If at any point we decide to use personally identifiable information in a manner different from that stated at the time it was collected, we will notify users well in advance by way of e-mail. Each user will have a choice as to whether or not we use his or her information in this different manner. In the absence of a user's consent to the new manner of using personally identifiable information, we will use information obtained from that user only in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.