Privacy and security policy
Washington’s DreamAhead College Investment Plan is committed to protecting your personal information and will not disclose or share personal information with other parties.
We obtain personal information about our Account Owners and Beneficiaries from the following sources:
- Applications or other forms
- User ID and password creation for online account access
- Account transactions
- Web “cookies” that indicate which parts of our site you've visited. This data helps us provide a better service for DreamAhead’s website visitors.
If you visit dreamahead.wa.gov and do not log in to your secure account, we do not obtain any personal information about you. When you do log in to a secure area, we obtain your user ID and password to identify you. We use this information to provide you with the services you have requested. We do not collect personal information through DreamAhead’s website unless you willingly provide it to us, either directly by email or in those areas of the website that request information. In order to update your personal information (including your mailing address, email address and telephone number), you must first log in to our secure site.
Protection of information
We do not disclose any individual account information about current or former Account Owners and Designated Beneficiaries to anyone, except as permitted by law.
We will not disclose your personal information to unaffiliated third parties (except as permitted by law), unless you, the person who provides the information or the person who is the subject of the information gives express written consent to such disclosure.
To protect your own privacy, confidential and/or personal information should only be communicated via email when you are advised that you are using a secure website. As a security measure, we do not include personal or account information in nonsecure emails, and we advise you not to send such information to us in nonsecure emails. We do not guarantee or warrant that any part of the Plan's website, including files available for download, are free of viruses or other harmful code. It is your responsibility to take appropriate precautions, such as use of an antivirus software package, to protect your computer hardware and software.
- All transactions are secured by SSL and 128‐bit encryption. The Secure Socket Layer (SSL) uses cryptographic protocols that provide security and data integrity for communications between your computer and our servers.
- You can exit DreamAheads’s website secure area by either closing your browser, or for added security, you can use the log out button before you close your browser.
Other security measures
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal account information. Our employees have access to that information only so that they may assist you when responding to your account questions.
How you can help
You can also do your part to keep your account information private and to prevent unauthorized transactions. If you obtain a user ID and password for your account, do not allow it to be used by anyone else. Also, take special precautions when accessing your account on a computer used by others.
Third party content, products and services (including links)
We permit links from other websites and may permit links to this website as a service to current or promotion to potential DreamAhead account owners. The existence of a particular link does not indicate an endorsement by us of the linked site. Unless otherwise indicated, the linked sites are not under our control and we are not responsible for the content of any linked site or any link contained in a linked site, or any changes or updates to such sites. We make no representations about the accuracy or completeness of the information contained on any linked sites and assume no liability for the content or presentation of linked sites.
We are not responsible, and assume no liability, for content displayed on this website that may be provided by another party. We are not responsible for the accuracy or completeness of any such content.
You must obtain permission to link to this website and can make a request by contacting us at GETMarketingHelp@wsac.wa.gov. Requests to link to our site must include the URL of your site and an explanation for the link to our site.
Permissible use of materials
You may download or print a copy of the information or materials contained on this website provided that the copy retains all copyright and other proprietary notices contained on the materials. Any other copying, republication or redistribution, reproduction, uploading, posting, or transmittal of the text or graphics of this website, including, without limitation, linking or framing, is expressly prohibited without our prior written permission.
You may not include our corporate name or logo or any variation of them, as a metatag, hidden textual element, or any other indicator that may create an impression of an affiliation, relationship, or endorsement between any other party and us without the express written permission of DreamAhead management.
No legal or tax advice
The information on this website is provided for informational purposes. It is not intended and should not be construed as legal or tax advice. The information is not a substitute for investment advice from a competent financial or tax advisor.
Limitation of warranties
To the extent allowed by law and except as otherwise specifically provided elsewhere on this website, all information presented here is furnished "as is" without any express or implied warranties of fitness for a particular purpose, non‐infringement of intellectual property rights, or freedom from errors, viruses, bugs or other harmful components. DreamAhead is not responsible for any damages arising out of the use of or inability to use this website or any of its content, even if DreamAhead has been advised or should have been aware of the possibility of such damages.
Through use of a user ID and password, you are able to access account information on this website. In doing so, you are transmitting personal information. By using this website to gain access to your account information, you consent to the electronic transmission of that personal information to DreamAhead.
You are solely responsible for the confidentiality and use of your user ID, password and account number(s). You accept full responsibility for all transactions entered through your user ID and password. You agree to immediately notify us if your user ID and password are lost or stolen, if you become aware that your user ID, password and/or account number(s) is/are being used in an unauthorized manner, if you receive any confirmation of a transaction that you did not enter, or if you receive confirmation or a statement containing conflicting or inconsistent information regarding your account.
Failure to notify us of one of the above conditions will release us and our employees, agents, affiliates and subsidiaries from any responsibility or liability to you or any other person or entity resulting from the management or loss of any transaction.
We reserve the right to discontinue electronic access to your account at any time. We further reserve the right to modify the information contained on this website or modify the availability of any transactions at any time. We may immediately and without notice terminate your ability to access your account information if you violate the conditions of use stated herein or if you endanger the use of the services provided through this website.
Trademark and copyright notices
The DreamAhead College Investment Plan or the Washington Student Achievement Council shall be considered owners of all text and graphic images contained on this website, unless otherwise indicated. Content on dreamahead.wa.gov is protected by applicable copyright laws. No permission is granted to copy, distribute, modify, post or frame any text, graphics, photos, software code, user interface design or logos.
Subject to change
Our Security Policy may be changed from time to time. We recommend that you review these notices periodically for changes. If you have any questions about this Security Policy, you can find our contact information by visting the Contact Us page of this website.