Wisconsin Lottery Web Site Privacy Notice
State of Wisconsin laws exist to ensure that government is open and that the public
has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by state government.
At the same time, there are exceptions to the public's right to access public records
provided by both state and federal laws. These exceptions include the privacy of
Information collected at this site becomes public record and may be subject to inspection
and copying by the public, unless an exception in law exists. During your visit
to wilottery.com information that is not readily identifiable to an individual is
automatically collected and stored. This information is used solely to improve our
Information Collected and How It is Used
If you do nothing during your visit to wilottery.com but browse or download information,
we automatically collect and store the following information about your visit:
- The Internet Protocol address and domain name used but not the email address. The
Internet Protocol address is a numerical identifier assigned either to your Internet
service provider or directly to your computer. We use the Internet Protocol Address
to direct Internet traffic to you;
- The type of browser and operating system you used and your connection speed;
- 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 information we automatically collect or store is used to improve the content
of our web services and to help us understand how people are using our services.
Wilottery.com analyzes our web site logs to continually improve the value of the
materials available on our site. Our web site logs are not personally identifiable,
and we make no attempt to link them with the individuals that browse Wilottery.com.
If during your visit to wilottery.com you participate in a survey or send an email,
the following additional information will be collected:
- E-mail correspondence: The e-mail address and contents of the e-mail;
- Surveys: Any information you volunteered in response to a survey.
The information collected is not limited to text characters and may include audio,
video, and graphic information formats you send us. The information is retained
in accordance with Wisconsin Open Records Law.
We use your email to respond appropriately. This may be to respond to you, to address
issues you identify, to further improve our web site, or to forward the email to
another agency for appropriate action. Survey information is used for the purpose
Personal Information and Choice
"Personal information" is information about an individual that is readily
identifiable to that specific individual. Personal information includes personal
identifiers such as an individual's name, address, and phone number. A domain name
or Internet Protocol address is not considered personal information.
We collect no personal information about you unless you voluntarily participate
in an activity that asks for information (i.e. sending an e-mail or participating
in a survey). If you choose not to participate in these activities, your choice
will in no way affect your ability to use any other feature of wilottery.com.
If personal information is requested on the web site or volunteered by the user,
state law and the federal Privacy Act of 1974 may protect it. However, this information
is a public record once you provide it, and may be subject to public inspection
and copying if not protected by federal or state law.
Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information requested from or
volunteered by children on-line or by email will be treated the same as information
given by an adult and may be subject to public access.
In the State of Wisconsin, laws exist to ensure that government is open and that
the public has a right to access appropriate records and information possessed by
state government. At the same time, there are exceptions to the publics right to
access public records that serve various needs: the privacy of individuals is included
among these exceptions. Exceptions are provided by both state and federal laws.
We strive to protect personally identifiable information by collecting only information
necessary to deliver our services. All information collected at this site becomes
public record that may be subject to inspection and copying by the public, unless
an exemption in law exists.
In the event of a conflict between this Privacy Notice and the Wisconsin Open Records
Law or other law governing the disclosure of records, the Wisconsin Open Records
Law or other applicable law will control.
Access and Correction of Personal Information
You can review any personal information we collect about you. You may recommend
changes to your personal information you believe in error by submitting a written
request that credibly shows the error. If you believe that your personal information
is being used for a purpose other than what was intended when submitted, you may
contact us. In all cases, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity
before granting access or making corrections. See Contact Information section.
The Lottery Division of the Department of Revenue, as developer and manager of wilottery.com,
has taken several steps to safeguard the integrity of its telecommunications and
computing infrastructure, including but not limited to authentication, monitoring,
auditing, and encryption. Security measures have been integrated into the design,
implementation and day-to-day practices of the entire DOR operating environment
as part of its continuing commitment to risk management.
This information should not be construed in any way as giving business, legal, or
other advice. This information should not be construed as warranting as fail-proof
the security of information provided through DOR supported web sites.
Wilottery.com has links to other web sites. These include links to web sites operated
by other government agencies, nonprofit organizations and private businesses. When
you link to another site, you are no longer on Wilottery.com and this Privacy Notice
will not apply. When you link to another web site, you are subject to the privacy
policy of that new site.
The Wisconsin Lottery uses a third party vendor, GovDelivery, to bring you the Player's
Club emails. When joining Players Club, you are being directed to their website,
and not the Lottery website. However, your personal information is not shared with
outside groups. Read
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