ABLEnow Website Privacy Statement and Disclaimer
Effective December 3, 2019
It is the policy of the Commonwealth of Virginia that personal information about citizens will be collected only to the extent necessary to provide the service or benefit desired; that only appropriate information will be collected; that the citizen shall understand the reason the information is collected and be able to examine their personal record which is maintained by a public body.
We may gather and securely store personally identifying information about you when you email us, call us, or speak with a representative using our online “chat” feature. If you elect to provide us with your email address and zip code and other information requested on our website, we store this information in a secure database in order to be able to send you the information you requested. The individual who is the subject of personal information maintained by ABLEnow and the Virginia College Savings Plan (Virginia529), the Virginia state agency that will provide the ABLEnow program, may have access to that information upon written request. The Virginia Freedom of Information Act contains an exemption that protects all individual personal information in the possession of ABLEnow and Virginia529 from mandatory disclosure, except to the individual who is the subject of the information or as otherwise required by applicable law.
Virginia529, an independent agency of the Commonwealth of Virginia is established and governed by the provisions of sections 23.1-700 et seq. of the Code of Virginia (1950), as amended. Changes to the law can only be made by the General Assembly. ABLEnow is also designed to meet the requirements of a “qualified ABLE program” under section 529A of the Internal Revenue Code (1986), as amended (26 U.S.C. Section 529A), and all regulations promulgated thereunder. These laws and regulations are subject to change at any time.
ABLEnow maintains this website to enhance public access to information on the construction and implementation of the ABLEnow program. We strive to keep all information on our website updated and accurate.
- We do not disclose any nonpublic personal information given to us through this website except as permitted by law. We may disclose all of the information we collect, as described above, to companies that perform marketing and mailing services on our behalf and to other financial institutions with whom we have joint marketing agreements. These companies are required to adhere to our privacy and security standards and to use the information for the limited purpose for which it was shared.
In the event of any conflict between governing authorities and the information on our website, the governing authorities shall have precedence. Information on our website does not supersede the actual written contracts and agreements that will be established by ABLEnow when the program becomes available. Our system and related software and equipment are intended solely for the communication, transmission, processing, and storage of ABLEnow information.
Our website may include downloadable documents and forms. Permission to copy or print a personal use copy of this material is hereby granted and brief quotations for the purposes of news reporting and education are permitted. Otherwise, no part of this material may be used or reproduced without permission in writing from ABLEnow or Virginia529.
Unauthorized attempts to modify any information stored on this system, to defeat or circumvent security features, or to use our system for other than its intended purposes are prohibited and may result in criminal prosecution.