2016 U.S. Government Green Card Lottery Entry Program


We are committed to protecting your privacy in relation to your use our this website www.greencardlottery.org ("Website") and have created this Privacy Policy to explain the type of information we gather and how such information may be used.

Information Collected

Website collects the following Personally Identifiable Information. This information collected includes, without limitation:

  • Contact data, such as a User's first and last name, physical street address, city, state, zip code, phone number and email address

  • Financial data, such as a User's credit card number, expiration date, and verification code

  • Demographic data, such as a User's zip code and gender

  • Legal data, such as a user's social security number and other sensitive information necessary to complete and generate the proper documents

The information collected may come from/ be provided when:

  • Registering for a form service or product offered through Website

  • Paying for product or service through Website

  • Using our services in general, for example, when login into your account, in response to our communications through e-mail newsletters or with the customers service department

Please note that as a general policy, no "Personally Identifiable Information" (as defined above) is automatically collected from the user's visit to the Website. However, certain non-personal information, including the type of browser being used, its operating system and the user's IP address, may be recorded by the standard operation of the Website's Internet servers. This information can be used to help diagnose server problems, administer the Website and generally enhance the User's online experience.

Use and Disclosure of Personal Information

We will collect and use Personally Identifiable Information about you to:

  • Respond to your request for products or services offered through the Website

  • Notify you about products, services, and other opportunities we think will be of interest to you

Personally Identifiable Information will not be sold, leased or otherwise made available to any person or entity not authorized by or associated the Website. However, please be advised that certain Personally Identifiable Information becomes public record upon the filing of certain documents with the appropriate government agency or court.

In addition to the above, we may disclose a User's information (a) in special cases when we have reason to believe that disclosing this information is necessary to identify, contact or bring legal action against someone who may be causing injury to or interference (either intentionally or unintentionally) with our rights or property, another User or anyone else that could be harmed by such activities; or (b) by operation of law.

Security Policy

Website has appropriate measures in place to help ensure that our Users’ data is protected against unauthorized access or use, alteration, unlawful or accidental destruction and accidental loss. We have adopted security tools and procedures that limit access to private and personal information as well as locates and prevents access from unauthorized users. Although we make reasonable efforts to protect your Personal Information from loss, misuse, or alteration by third parties, you should be aware that there is always some risk involved in transmitting information over the Internet. We restrict access to nonpublic personal information about you or your children (if applicable) to our employees who need to know that information in order to provide products or services to you, as well as to authorized third parties. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards designed to protect your nonpublic personal information.

We utilize 'Cookies' on your computer in order to simplify and enhance the user's experience. A cookie is a piece of data stored on a user's hard drive that contains information about the user and that is used for record keeping purposes. You can set your browser preferences to a 'cookie' rejecting mode, but be advised that the service may not function properly. Most cookies automatically delete themselves from your hard drive after each session. Like many other websites, the Website may automatically track information based upon your behavior on the Website and may use this information to better understand, protect and provide products to you.

We may share information about you with affiliated and non-affiliated third parties when you visit the Website or register for or purchase one of our products or services.

Access to Data and Contact Info

Feel free to contact us with any questions you may have concerning this matter or to request a copy or send a correction of the personal information we hold about you at privacy@greencardlottery.org.

Changed to this Policy

We encourage you to take a moment to review this Privacy Policy, in a periodic manner since we may make changes to this privacy policy statement or the manner of use of your personal information to reflect any changes to our privacy practices.