Tennessee Education Lottery Corporation
VIP Players Suite®
Privacy Policy
 
 
Introduction
 
Thank you for visiting the Tennessee Lottery’s VIP Players Suite website (this “Website”).  The Tennessee Lottery and MDI Entertainment, LLC, its contractor involved in creating and providing this Website, have established this Privacy Policy which describes our privacy practices regarding information collected from you when you visit this Website.  Please note that this Privacy Policy does not describe information collection practices on other websites, including those linked to this Website.
 
What Type of Information Is Collected and How the Information is Used
 
When we use the term “Personal Information” in this Privacy Policy, we are referring to information that is connected to your name.  Most of the information that we collect is voluntarily submitted by you for the purpose of availing yourself of the services offered through this Website.  For example, to create a Player Account and to be eligible to enter tickets to earn and to redeem points and to enter drawings, you must provide the following Personal Information: your name; your birth date; a valid U.S. address and a telephone number; a legitimate, working email address that is registered in your name; a password; the last four numbers of your social security number; and perhaps other information.  When you submit this information to us, you are authorizing us (and all third parties authorized by us) to use, transmit, disclose and store such information for all purposes necessary to provide the information, activities and services offered in connection with this Website.  If you do not want your Personal Information collected, please do not submit it to us. 
 
We also may collect information from you automatically to assist in customizing your experience, and determining how to make our Website more useful and accessible.  For instance, we, like many websites and applications, automatically collect information including the date and time of your visit, the originating IP address, the type of browser and operating system you used, the pages and images requested, and the website you visited prior to coming to this Website.  Such types of information are not considered Personal Information.  We use the following technologies to automatically collect information:
 
•      Cookies.  A cookie is a small text file generated by the Website’s server and placed on your hard drive.  Cookies enable the Website and your browser to interact in such a way that the site is able to customize services to your interests based on your previous use of the Website.  The software and hardware you use to access the Website may allow you to refuse new cookies or delete existing cookies.  However, if you choose to refuse or delete cookies, it is possible that some areas of the Website that use cookies will not function properly when you view them.
       
•      Web Beacons.  Certain pages on the Website may contain a small piece of code called a web beacon (also known as an Internet tag, pixel tag and clear GIF).  We use web beacons to help display content to visitors and to generate statistics regarding Website traffic and trends.  Some web beacons may be unusable if you elect to reject their associated cookies.
 
 
Disclosure to Third Parties
 
It may be necessary for us to disclose your Personal Information or other information collected from you if the disclosure is made pursuant to law, legal process, litigation, and/or requests from public and governmental authorities.  We may also disclose your Personal Information:
(1)    For the purposes of validating your identity and providing the services offered on this Website;
(2)    If we determine that for purposes of national security, law enforcement, or other issues of public importance, the disclosure is necessary or appropriate;
(3)    If we determine that disclosure is reasonably necessary to enforce our Website terms of use or to protect our operations or users; or
(4)    If required by law.
 
 
Age Restriction for Use of Website
 
Individuals must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to create a Player Account and to be a member of the VIP Players Suite.  This Website is not directed to individuals under eighteen (18) years of age, and we do not knowingly collect Personal Information from individuals under such age.   We reserve the right to delete the Player Account of any person under the age of eighteen (18).
 
Changes to this Privacy Policy
 
We may update this Privacy Policy to reflect changes to our information practices.  If we make any material changes to this Privacy Policy, those changes will apply to information collected after the effective date listed, and we will notify you by placing a notice on this Website prior to the change becoming effective.  We encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on our privacy practices.
 
Last Update
 
This Privacy Policy was last updated on February 28, 2013.
 
Communication
 
Questions or comments regarding this Privacy Policy should be sent by email using the “FEEDBACK” form on this Website, if applicable, or by U.S. mail to:
 
MDI Entertainment, LLC
Attn:  Vice President, Internet Services
1500 Bluegrass Lakes Parkway
Alpharetta, GA 30004
 
If we need, or are required, to contact you concerning any event that involves information about you, we may do so by email, telephone, or mail.