Thank you for your
interest in the Connecticut Lottery (“CT
Lottery”).Although this policy
applies to everyone who interacts with CT Lottery’s social media presence, you’re
viewing this page because you either linked from the social media features on
our own CT Lottery websites (such as blogs and comments sections) (“Internal Social Media Features”) or from
comment sections, feeds and other elements of social media presence viewable on
Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Google+, LinkedIn or any of the many other available
external third party social media platforms (“External Social Media Presence”).
We use both Internal
Social Media Features and an External Social Media Presence to see what you, our
players and fans, are thinking and to communicate with you about CT Lottery’s
games, programs, winners and partners and to offer information we believe will be
Please keep in mind
that, by design, all social media platforms are places of public information
exchange, and you should have no expectation of privacy.Needless to say,
the sites and platforms that host our External Social Media Presence are not controlled
by the CT Lottery or the State of Connecticut and therefore their own,
you choose to provide information via registration or other interaction with
such a site or platform, the information you provide is not maintained or
controlled by the CT Lottery.
If you are concerned
about the CT Lottery, or any other social media host or user, having access to
information you share in your social media interactions, you should refrain
|WE DON’T SEE
The comments and
opinions expressed by users on social media are theirs alone and do not reflect
the opinions of the CT Lottery, its management or its employees.We make a reasonable effort to try to monitor
and keep an eye on the content posted on both Internal Social Media Features
and our External Social Media Presence but
we can’t see everything nor can we moderate or respond to all comments made.We hope that all users will follow applicable
policies including this policy, especially the fine print legalese below, and
generally act as mature and responsible users of our social media
community.If they don’t, however, inappropriate
comments may appear on our Internal Social Media Features and on our External Social
Media Presence and remain there until they have been identified by us or called
to our attention and we are able to work through the necessary procedures and
technical processes to have them removed.
|THE FINE PRINT LEGALESE.
We know most of our
players and fans are trustworthy and responsible adults who just want to enjoy
our social media community, but it is worth making sure all of our social media
participants are aware of the important conditions and restrictions on use
outlined in this section.
We will determine, on
an individual basis and in our sole discretion, the criteria to be used in
evaluating when these restrictions and conditions have been violated.Violations will be dealt with on a case by
case basis, and will be subject to the editing or removal of content and/or the
termination/blocking of access.
General Participation and Conduct:
You must be at least
18 years old to participate in and interact with our Internal Social Media
Features and External Social Media Presence. All users are expressly prohibited from
posting inappropriate content, including:
If you see an
offensive or inappropriate post or comment on our External Social Media
Presence, you should report it using the procedures established by operator of
the applicable site or platform hosting our External Social Media Presence.If you see any post on Internal Social Media
Features that you find offensive or inappropriate it should be reported directly
to the CT Lottery via the contact information below or posted on the CT Lottery
site on which our Internal Social Media Features are located.
- material that misrepresents
your identity, or allows any other person to use your identity or credentials for
posting or viewing content.
- material that is
unlawful, fraudulent, misleading in any way, or that infringes on the rights of
the CT Lottery or any third party, including intellectual property, privacy and
- material that is
offensive, defamatory, abusive, slanderous, libelous, “SPAM”, discriminatory or
- content that
misrepresents your opinions and/or misleads others about your personal winning
- links to adult
material, or websites that promote or feature alcohol, tobacco, illegal drugs or
- personal, business,
promotions or solicitations of any kind.
- content in support or
opposition of any social, political or personal cause, including specific
political candidates and/or ballot measures.
- personally identifiable
information, including your email addresses, phone numbers or social security
User Generated Content:
Any comments or other
content you submit via using our Internal Social Media Features or via our External
Social Media Presence, such as remarks, suggestions, ideas, graphics, or other
information, will not be
treated as proprietary to you.We may reproduce, distribute,
publish, display, modify or otherwise use such user-generated and contributed
content for any lawful purpose.Additionally, you acknowledge that you have full responsibility for any
such submission you make, including its reliability, appropriateness, and legality
generally and its compliance with copyright law in particular. CT Lottery takes no responsibility and assumes
no liability for any submissions you make.
Any content you read or
see that was originally produced by the CT Lottery and published on our Internal
Social Media Features may be distributed or reproduced.Any content you read or see on our External
Social Media Presence is most likely subject to the rules of the applicable the
site or platform hosting our External Social Media Presence and it is therefore
best not to re-use it unless you’ve checked those rules and are sure you can
comply with them.
Third Party Content:
external news sources or websites that you access from our Internal Social
Media Features may be subject to copyright and licensing restrictions (or
laws), and you should check directly with sources before distributing such
content.Third party content you access
from our External Social Media Presence is definitely subject to the rules of
the applicable platform or site hosting our External Social Media Presence so
it is therefore best not to re-use it unless you’ve checked those rules and are
sure you can comply with them.
When you select a
link that will take you away from either our Internal Social Media Features or
our External Social Media Presence, you are subject to the privacy and security
policies of the owners and/or sponsors of that site.In addition to everything we already said
about our inability to control the sites and platforms that host our External
Social Media Presence, we also are not responsible for external websites.
through social media do not constitute legal or official notice or comment to CT
Lottery or any official employee of CT Lottery, for any purpose.
Reference or links to
any specific commercial products, processes or services, or the use of any
trade, firm or corporation name does not constitute endorsement or
recommendation by the CT Lottery, its management, or its employees.
We can’t vouch for
the accuracy of information or quality of service provided by sites and
platforms on which our External Social Media Presence is located and you
shouldn’t view our use of them as any type of endorsement by CT Lottery.
Under the Connecticut
Freedom of Information Act, all content posts on and direct messages to our Internal
Social Media Features as well as those submitted directly to our External
Social Media Presence may be subject to public disclosure to persons other than
CT Lottery employees or those participating on that social media platform.
Users who contribute
information, visit: http://www.ctlottery.org/content/107/privacy-policy
We respect the
intellectual property rights of others and expect you to do the same.Use of any trademarks, logos, service marks,
trade names and other protected intellectual property rights on our External
Social Media Presence are governed by the policies of the applicable sites or
platforms and applicable law.Any
infringing or inappropriate use of such materials on our Internal Social Media
Features will be subject to the terms of our policies. You may copy and distribute certain of our
content contained thereon in the manner we describe above.
|The CT Lottery is committed to responsible gaming.As such, purchasers must be 18 years old, or
older.If you or someone you know has a
gambling problem, call the 24-hour, confidential Problem Gambling Helpline at
1-800-346-6238, or visit www.ctlottery.org/Partnership/partnership.htm
|CHANGES TO THIS POLICY.
|This policy is
subject to amendment or modification at any time to ensure its continued use is
consistent with its intended purpose as a limited forum.The CT Lottery reserves the right to change
these rules at any time, without notice.
|If you have any social
media related concerns, believe any content should be removed from Internal
Social Media Features or have a general social media question, please contact
us at: (860)713-2700