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Privacy Policy

As an Account Owner of Private College 529 Plan, you are entitled to know how we protect your personal information and how we limit its disclosure.

Information Sources
We obtain nonpublic personal information about our Account Owners and Beneficiaries from the following sources:

Applications or other forms

  • When you create a user ID and password for online Account access
  • When you enroll in our electronic document delivery service
  • Your transactions with us, our affiliates or others
  • We utilize a software program on our website, often referred to as a "cookie," that indicates which parts of our site you've visited. We use first party and third party cookies
If you visit http://www.privatecollege529.com and do not log on to the secure Account information areas, we do not obtain any personal information about you. When you do log on to a secure area, we do obtain your user ID and password to identify you. We also use this information to provide you with products and services you have requested and assist you in other ways. We do not collect personal information through the Plan'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 on and visit the "Your Account" section and select the "Maintenance" menu.

If you have set your browser to warn you before accepting cookies, you will receive the warning message with each cookie. You can refuse cookies by turning them off in your browser. However, doing so may limit your access to certain sections of the Plan's website.

We use cookies to help us improve and manage the Plan's website. For example, cookies help us recognize new versus repeat visitors to the site, track the pages visited, and enable some special features on the website. This data helps us provide a better service for the Plan's website visitors.

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.

Disclosure of Information
We send your financial advisor (as designated by you) copies of confirmations, account statements and other documents reporting activity in your Accounts.

Consent Required
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.

Internet Security and Encryption
In general, the email services provided by the Plan's website are encrypted and provide a secure and private means of communication with us. 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. Instead, you may take advantage of the secure features of the Plan's website to encrypt your email correspondence. To do this, you will need to use a browser that supports Secure Sockets Layer (SSL) protocol.

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. SSL is used to establish a secure connection between your PC and the Private College 529 Plan server. It transmits information in an encrypted and scrambled format
  • Encryption is achieved through an electronic scrambling technology that uses a "key" to code and then decode the data. Encryption acts like the cable converter box you may have on your television set. It scrambles data with a secret code so that no one can make sense of it while it is being transmitted. When the data reaches its destination, the same software unscrambles the data
  • You can exit the 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

Other Security Measures
We maintain physical, electronic and procedural safeguards to protect your personal Account information. Our employees and agents have access to that information only so that they may offer you products or provide services, for example, 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.

Who We Are
This joint notice describes the privacy policy of OFI Private Investments Inc. as the Plan Manager of Private College 529 Plan. This notice was last updated on June 30, 2012. In the event it is updated or changed, we will post an updated notice on the Plan's website. If you have any questions about this privacy policy, write to us at P.O. Box 173691, Denver, CO 80217, email us by clicking on the "Contact Us" section of the Plan's website at http://www.privatecollege529.com or call us at 1.888.718.7878.

Legal Notices
OFI Private Investments Inc. is referred to in the notices that follow as OppenheimerFunds or "we" or "our."

Third Party Content, Products and Services (Including Links)
We permit links from other websites and may permit links to this website simply as a convenience to visitors. 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 1.888.718.7878. 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 any of our trademarks (for example, OppenheimerFunds, "The Right Way to Invest" or the clasped hands design) 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 or our subsidiaries or affiliates.

Site Operation
We operate this website from offices within the United States of America. We do not represent that the information on this website is appropriate or available for use in other locations. Access from certain locations may be strictly prohibited. Those who access this site do so on their own initiative and are responsible for compliance with all applicable local laws. The laws of the State of New York will govern any claims relating to the information contained on this website.

If you take legal action relating to this website, you agree to file such action only in the Supreme Court of New York County, New York, New York or in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and you consent and submit to the personal jurisdiction of those courts for the purpose of litigating any such action.

Your use of this website means that you accept the terms and conditions contained on this website.

No Offers
The information contained on this website does not constitute an offer or solicitation for the sale of any security in any jurisdiction where we are not licensed to conduct business or where the security is not available for sale. No security is offered or will be sold in any jurisdiction in which such offer or solicitation would be unlawful. Securities products are offered for sale by prospectus only.

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 merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement of intellectual property rights, or freedom from errors, viruses, bugs or other harmful components. Neither the sponsor of this website nor any other person or entity is responsible for any damages arising out of the use of or inability to use this website or any of its content, even if the sponsor or other person or entity has been advised or should have been aware of the possibility of such damages.

Policy / Contract / Certificate / Account
Through use of a user ID and password, you may be able to access account information on this website. In doing so, you may be transmitting personal information. By using this website to gain access to your account information, you consent to the electronic transmission of that personal information.

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
We or Tuition Plan Consortium, LLC are the copyright owners of all text and graphic images contained on this website, unless otherwise indicated. Trademarks (service marks) include Private College 529 Plan.

Content on http://www.privatecollege529.com is protected by applicable copyright laws. No permission is granted to copy, distribute, modify, post or frame any text, graphics, software code, user interface design or logos.

Subject to Change
Our Privacy Notice and Legal Notices may be changed from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting a message on this website's homepage. We recommend that you review these notices periodically for changes.


Private College 529 Plan is established and maintained by Tuition Plan Consortium, LLC. OFI Private Investments Inc., a subsidiary of OppenheimerFunds, Inc., is the program manager. Participation in the Plan does not guarantee admission to any college or university, nor does it affect the admissions process. Tuition certificates are not insured or guaranteed by the FDIC, TPC, any governmental agency or OFI Private Investments Inc. or its affiliates. Purchasers should carefully consider the risks associated with purchases and refunds of tuition certificates. The Disclosure Statement, including the Enrollment Agreement, contains this and other information about the Plan, and may be obtained by visiting privatecollege529.com or calling 1.888.718.7878. Purchasers should read these documents carefully before purchasing a tuition certificate.
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