The Office of the Illinois State Treasurer (“Treasurer’s Office”) and IL ABLE respect your right to privacy and want you to know how we handle your personal information. IL ABLE is administered by the Treasurer’s Office. The Treasurer’s Office and IL ABLE collect personal information, such as name, address, telephone number, Social Security Number, Taxpayer ID, birth date, driver’s license, state-issued I.D., military I.D., disability information, bank information, and email address (collectively, “Personal Information”) from a number of sources, including the following:

  • Information you provide to us on a voluntary basis when you conduct business with IL ABLE, its contractors, agents, or subcontractors whether online, through the mail, by fax, or over the phone;
  • Information received from the Social Security Administration, the Internal Revenue Service, other state or federal programs, or state agencies;
  • Information received from third party payment processors, such as Ugift, to which you have made contributions or withdrawals: and
  • Information about Account Owners that is provided by Authorized Individuals

The terms “Account Owner” and “Authorized Individual” in this Privacy Notice have the meanings assigned to them in the Plan Disclosure Booklet available at

The Treasurer’s Office’s employees, contractors, agents, and subcontractors access Personal Information only on a need-to-know basis on the understanding that it is confidential business information. The Treasurer’s Office and IL ABLE do not disclose Personal Information to third parties, except with your consent, at your request, with the consent of or at the request of an Authorized Individual, or as authorized to do so by law or by contract.

As a contractor for IL ABLE, Ascensus College Savings Recordkeeping Services, LLC (“Ascensus”) provides program management, recordkeeping, Account processing, and customer service directly to Account Owners and their Authorized Individuals in the IL ABLE plan. Ascensus also manages the IL ABLE online enrollment portion of the IL ABLE website. For information about Ascensus’ privacy practices and to access Ascensus’s privacy policy please visit:

Fifth Third Bank provides the checking account product in the Checking Account Option offered as one of the Investment Options in the IL ABLE Plan. Fifth Third Bank’s privacy policy can be found in the Plan Disclosure Booklet.

In the event a provision of the Ascensus privacy policy or the Fifth Third Bank privacy policy differs from this IL ABLE Privacy Notice, for the purposes of information provided in connection with the Plan, this IL ABLE Privacy Notice shall prevail.

Web Analytics

The IL ABLE website may use web analytics services. Such services may include the use of “cookies,” which are files placed on your computer, to help analyze how the website is used. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) may be transmitted to and stored by the Treasurer’s Office or a website analytics services provider for purposes such as evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators, and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage. Web analytics service providers may also transfer this information to third parties when required to do so by law, or to process the information on the web analytics service provider’s behalf. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however, please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of the website. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by the Treasurer’s Office or a web analytics services provider in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Disclaimer of Liability and Warranties and Accuracy of Data

The Treasurer, the Treasurer’s Office, its employees, its agents, and the State of Illinois, its employees, and its agents (collectively, the “State”) assume no responsibility for any improper or incorrect use of information contained on this website. In no event shall the State be held liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special, exemplary, or consequential damages or injury (including, but not limited to, procurement or substitute goods or services; loss of use, data, or profits; or business interruption), however caused, and on any theory of liability, whether in contract, strict liability, or tort (including negligence or otherwise) arising in any way out of the use of the IL ABLE website or the information contained herein, even if advised of the possibility of such damage or injury. This disclaimer of liability applies to all claims for damages or injury, including, but not limited to, failure of performance, error, omission, interruption, deletion, defect, delay in operation or transmission, computer virus, communication line failure, theft or destruction, unauthorized access to or alteration of data or use of records, whether for breach of contract, tortious behavior, negligence, or under any other cause of action. The information on the IL ABLE website is provided on an “as is” basis. All warranties of any kind, express or implied, including, but not limited to, the implied warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, freedom from contamination by computer virus, and noninfringement of proprietary rights are disclaimed. This disclaimer applies to both isolated and aggregate uses of the information. The State is not responsible for the content or privacy practices of any off-site pages referenced by its website. Links from this website to another site do not constitute or imply an endorsement or referral.

Changes may be periodically made to the information herein; these changes may or may not be incorporated in any new version. If you have obtained information from any of the Treasurer’s Office’s web pages from a source other than the Treasurer’s Office’s pages, be aware that electronic data can be altered subsequent to original distribution. Data can also quickly become out of date. It is recommended that careful attention be paid to the contents of any data associated with a file, and that the originator of the data or information be contacted with any questions regarding appropriate use. If you find any errors or omissions, we encourage you to report them to the Treasurer’s Office. By accessing Treasurer’s Office’s web pages, you expressly agree that use of the Treasurer’s Office’s website is at your sole risk. Changes are periodically made to the information herein. The Treasurer’s Office and/or its respective programs may make improvements and/or changes in the information and/or programs described herein at any time.

Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act

The State is committed to complying fully with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act. Accordingly, if you are under the age of 13, you are not authorized to provide us with personally identifying information. We appreciate your cooperation with this federally mandated requirement. Users are cautioned that the collection of personal information volunteered by children on-line or by e-mail will be treated the same as information given by an adult and may be subject to public access.

User's Acceptance of These Terms

By using the IL ABLE website, you acknowledge and agree that your use of this website shall comply with all applicable laws and regulations, and the rights of any third parties will not be violated. Use of this website constitutes your consent to the terms set forth herein. IF YOU DO NOT WISH TO BE BOUND BY ALL OF THE TERMS SET FORTH HEREIN, DO NOT ACCESS THE IL ABLE WEBSITE, the online enrollment website, OR USE ANY OF THE SERVICES PROVIDED THEREON.

Changes in Our Privacy Notice

The Treasurer’s Office reserves the right to change this Privacy Notice without notice at any time. We encourage users to visit this page regularly to look for any updates or changes.

Choice of Law

Construction of the disclaimers above and resolution of disputes thereof are governed by the laws of the State of Illinois. The laws of the State of Illinois, U.S.A., shall apply to all uses of this data and this system.

Contacting IL ABLE about this Privacy Notice

If you have any questions about this Privacy Notice, please contact:

IL ABLE – Office of the Illinois State Treasurer
555 W. Monroe Street, 14th floor
Chicago, IL 60661