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Rhode Island iLottery - Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy ("Policy") describes the information collection, use, sharing, and related practices applicable to the Services provided by the Rhode Island Lottery.  This Policy is a legally-binding contract between the Rhode Island Lottery and anyone who accesses or uses the Services.  As used in this Policy, the word "including" means including, without limitation.  Capitalized terms not defined in this Policy have the definitions set forth in the Rhode Island iLottery Terms and Conditions ("Terms and Conditions").  If you have any questions about this Policy, please call the Rhode Island iLottery Player Support Line at 1-800-288-2485.  If you do not want the Rhode Island Lottery to collect, use, or share your information in the ways described in this Policy, please do not use the Services.  By using the Services, you consent to the collection and use of your information, including Personally Identifiable Information (PII), as defined in the Terms and Conditions and as outlined in this Policy. 

By using the Services, you consent to receive text/Short Message Service (SMS) messages (including advertisements), data, emails, and information sent through other data channels, pay carrier data, messaging, and other fees resulting from your usage of the Services, and the collection, use, disclosure, transfer, and storage of your personal and non-personal Information (including location information related to your device) as described in this Policy.

This Policy is incorporated into and is subject to the  Terms and Conditions.  In the event of a conflict between this Policy and the Terms and Conditions, the Terms and Conditions will control.  This Policy governs the information collection, use, sharing, and related practices applicable to the Services in Rhode Island only. 


1. Information Collected by Rhode Island Lottery

Collection of Information - Information is collected from a variety of sources and in a variety of ways, including but not limited to the Rhode Island iLottery App and/or Website, and your use of the Services.

iLottery Account Information - In order to use the Services, you must register for a iLottery Account.  When you register for an iLottery Account, the Rhode Island Lottery may access and collect the information you provide including your name, telephone number, address, email address, date of birth, password information, and any other information used to identify an individual as the registered owner of the iLottery Account.  Additional information including your Social Security Number, account number, financial institution information, and a government-issued photo identification such as your driver's license, State identification card, or passport may also be requested.  If you provide Rhode Island Lottery with comments, feedback, or contact customer support, your name and contact information, as well as any other content in your comment and/or inquiry, may be collected in order to respond to you.

Location, Gaming, and Transaction Information – By registering for and using an iLottery Account or the Services, you consent to have your location verified by the Rhode Island Lottery's standard geolocation check.  The Rhode Island Lottery standard location check is automatically activated any time you attempt to log into your iLottery Account and use the Services.  Your location will not be checked after you leave the Services.  The Rhode Island Lottery and/or its third-party service providers will collect information about your physical location, your gaming activity, and all transactions associated with your iLottery Account.  The Rhode Island Lottery may, if necessary, share this information, and any other information collected about you, with other government officials and/or agencies.

Device Information - When you use the Services, the Rhode Island Lottery and its third-party service providers will use beacons and geofencing/geolocation services to collect and analyze information about you, your device, and your activity.  Information collected through this technology may include the type of device, internet service provider and/or mobile carrier you are using, your device identifiers, your (mobile) telephone number and/or Internet Protocol (IP) address, your precise geographic location, and your activities within the Services including the links you click, the pages or screens you view, your session time, the number of times you click a page/screen or use a feature of the Services, the date and time you click on a page or use a feature; and the amount of time you spend on a page or using a feature.  Information collected through this technology is stored in log files.  Your location will not be checked after you leave the Services.

Location Privacy - Information relating to your location and/or the location of your mobile device may be shared with the Rhode Island Lottery contractors, subcontractors, affiliates, and other third parties for a variety of reasons including but not limited to (1) providing the product, services, or transaction you requested, (2) legal purposes, and (3) marketing purposes.

Cookies, Third-Party Advertisers, and Ad-Serving Companies - Third-party advertisers or ad-serving companies may sometimes deliver (or "serve") advertisements that may appear on the Rhode Island iLottery App and/or  Website directly to users.  These companies may automatically receive your IP address or other information about your wireless device or personal computer when serving advertisements.  These third parties may also download cookies to your computer or use other technologies such as JavaScript and "web beacons" (also known as "1×1 gifs"), to measure the effectiveness of the advertisements served and to personalize advertising content.  Doing this allows the advertiser or ad network to recognize your computer or wireless device each time they send you an advertisement in order to measure the effectiveness of the ad and to personalize advertising content.  These companies may compile information about the sites or services visited when seeing advertisements and determine which advertisements are clicked.  The Rhode Island Lottery does not access or have control of the cookies that these third-party advertisers or ad networks may place.  Likewise, third-party advertisers and ad networks do not have access to your personal information stored with the Rhode Island Lottery unless you choose to share it with them.  This Privacy Policy does not cover the use of tracking technologies or personal data by any such third-party advertisers or ad networks.  The Rhode Island Lottery encourages you to learn about the privacy practices of those third parties.

Wi-Fi and Location Information - In your use of the Services, the Rhode Island Lottery may collect information (directly or through third-party service providers) that includes the type of device you are using, your device identification number, session time, etc.  There are Federal law prohibitions and restrictions relating to wagering on the Internet (including such prohibitions and restrictions set out in 18 U.S.C. §§ 1084 et seq. ("The Wire Act") and 31 U.S.C. §§ 5361 through 5367 ("Unlawful Internet Gambling Enforcement Act").  Except where permitted by applicable law, it is a Federal offense for pers ons physically located outside of Rhode Island to engage in accessing the Services.  The Rhode Island Lottery and its service providers utilize several current technologies, and may use future technologies, in order to (1) verify your physical location while you are accessing the Services and (2) improve the location-based services.  This technology reports your physical location from the Internet-connected device that you choose and from which you are accessing the Services.  The technology obtains your precise or near precise physical location by accessing your device Global Positioning System (GPS) coordinates and reports the physical and geographic location of the Internet-connected device from which you are accessing the Services to the Rhode Island Lottery, its service providers, and/or applicable regulatory agencies.  If you turn off the location settings or withdraw such consent, you will not be able to access the Services.  Your location information is retained during the time your iLottery Account is active plus one 1) year, or as otherwise required by applicable State and Federal laws and/or regulations.  Location coordinate data is transmitted via Secure Socket Layer ("SSL") technology and stored in password-protected servers managed by the Rhode Island Lottery and its geolocation and service providers.  The Rhode Island Lottery and its service providers will not pass on or resell your location information to any third party except to reserve the right to provide location information as necessary to satisfy any law, regulation, or government agency request.

Threat Detection - The Rhode Island Lottery and its third-party service providers may automatically collect certain information to provide threat detections, user authentication, and fraud prevention services.  The Rhode Island Lottery may track and collect certain information about your visits to the Rhode Island iLottery App and/or Website and use of the Services in order to monitor potential threats or bad actors. 


2. How the Rhode Island Lottery Uses Information Collected

Marketing Purposes The Rhode Island Lottery may use the information collected for marketing purposes including notifying you of special promotions, offers, and events via push notifications, email, and other means, including SMS messaging.  The Rhode Island Lottery may also link personal information (including your name, mobile phone number, and email address) with non-personal information (including information collected through geolocation and Wi-Fi services) and use such information for marketing purposes.  If you do not want your personal information used for marketing purposes, you may opt-out by calling the iLottery Player Support Line at 800-288-2485.

Non-Marketing Purposes - Information collected may be used for non-marketing purposes including (1) validating your identity and/or confirming your geographic location, (2) sending you push notifications or emails to provide you with alerts and updates about your iLottery Account and the Services, (3) monitoring, processing, and recording gaming-related activity, (4) conducting statistical or demographic analysis, (5) processing and tracking gaming and non-gaming transactions, (6) complying with legal and regulatory requirements, (7) improving the quality of and customizing your experience with the Services, (8) protecting and defending the Division of Lotteries of the Rhode Island Department of Revenue, including its agents, contractors, and any parties involved in creating, producing, or delivering the Rhode Island iLottery App and/or Website on behalf of the Rhode Island Lottery, including, but not limited to, IGT Global Solutions Corporation, all employees and officers of these entities, their successors and assigns a gainst legal actions or claims, (9) preventing fraud, (10) debt collection, (11) satisfying contractual obligations, (12) responding to your inquiries or other requests; and (13) cooperating with law enforcement or other government agencies for purposes of investigations, national security, public safety, or matters of public importance when it is believed that disclosure of information is necessary or appropriate to protect the public interest (collectively "Non-Marketing Purposes").

Cookies – The Rhode Island Lottery may use cookies and log file information to (1) remember information so you will not have to re-enter it during your visit or the next time you use or visit the Services, (2) provide custom and personalized content, advertisements, and information, (3) monitor the effectiveness of marketing campaigns, and (4) monitor aggregate usage metrics.

Tax Obligations – A Lottery prize is considered income and a taxable event when claimed or received.  Accordingly, the Rhode Island Lottery will disclose the amount of your winnings and other related information to the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), the State of Rhode Island, and other appropriate taxing authorities.

Other Disclosure - Regardless of the choices you make regarding your personal information, the Rhode Island Lottery may disclose personal information if such disclosure is necessary to  comply with relevant laws, to respond to subpoenas or warrants, in connection with any legal or regulatory investigation, to protect or defend its rights or property or that of its users, and/or to investigate or assist in preventing any violation or potential violation of this Policy and/or the Terms and Conditions.

How to Opt-Out - If you wish to opt-out of receiving marketing communications from the Rhode Island Lottery, call the iLottery Player Support Line at 1-800-288-2485.  Although you may opt-out of the use and sharing of personal information for marketing purposes, the Rhode Island Lottery may still use and share information collected for non-marketing purposes when necessary.


3. Security

Data Storage - Non-gaming information, non-live gaming data, and wagering data collected by the Rhode Island Lottery through the Services is stored on secure servers located in the State of Rhode Island.  The Rhode Island Lottery makes no representation that the practices described in this Policy are compliant with laws outside of the United States.

Rhode Island Lottery servers are protected by firewalls and other industry-standard security measures.  These security measures are intended to protect the servers from unauthorized access.  However, no security system is impenetrable; and these systems could become accessible in the event of a security breach.  Controls are in place that are designed to detect potential data breaches, contain and minimize the loss of data, and conduct forensic investigations of a breach. 

The Rhode Island Lottery cannot enforce or control, and is not responsible for, the security of the computers, electronic devices, or electronic communication method that you may use.  You are responsible for ensuring that the computers, electronic devices, and electronic communication methods you use will provide adequate security.

The Rhode Island Lottery takes reasonable steps recognized in the industry to ensure that the communication methods used to support the Services do not permit connection or communication by methods that have known security weaknesses or vulnerabilities.  Should you experience trouble using the Services, it may be an indication that you need to upgrade to a newer version that supports more secure communication methods.

In situations where your personal information is collected by third-party service providers under contract for performance of their contractual duties and other purposes, the Rhode Island Lottery requires such third parties to exercise appropriate care to protect that information and restrict the use of your personal information to the purposes for which it was provided. 


4. Access to Personal Information

Retention – The Rhode Island Lottery will retain the information collected about you as long as your iLottery Account is active plus one (1) year, or as otherwise required by applicable State and Federal laws and/or regulations.  When your iLottery Account is terminated, the Rhode Island Lottery will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to comply with its legal and regulatory obligations, resolve disputes, reasonably manage its business, and enforce contractual agreements.  You may access, update, and correct inaccuracies in your personal information by calling the iLottery Player Support Line at 1-800-288-2485.


5. Other Websites

Privacy - This policy applies only to Rhode Island Lottery.  It does not apply to the practices of companies not controlled, or to people not employed, by the Rhode Island Lottery.  The Rhode Island Lottery is not responsible for the information collection or privacy practices of other websites, including websites accessible through the Services   You should review and understand the privacy policies posted on any linked sites you visit before using those sites or providing any personal information on them.


6. Persons Under Eighteen (18)

Restrictions - These Services are for use by persons eighteen (18) years of age or older.  If you are under eighteen (18) years old, you may not access, attempt to access, or use the Services.  The Rhode Island Lottery will not knowingly collect or allow the collection of personal information via the Services from persons under eighteen (18).  If the Rhode Island Lottery determines it collected the personal information of someone under eighteen (18) years of age, it will take the appropriate steps, as required by law, to protect this information.  If you are a parent or guardian and discover that your child has submitted personal information to the Rhode Island Lottery, call the iLottery Player Support Line at 1-800-288-2485.


7. Changes to Policy

Notifications - This Policy may be revised from time to time.  Notification of any material revisions will be posted on the Rhode Island iLottery Mobile App and Website and/or emailed to you.  Material changes to the Policy may require acknowledgement of your acceptance of such change.  For non-material changes, where an acknowledgement is not required, your continued access or use of the Services following any revisions to the Policy constitutes your acceptance of the Policy as revised.  It is your sole responsibility to review the Policy and any revisions each time you use the Services.