Meridian recognizes the privacy interests of children and we encourage parents and guardians to take an active role in their children's online activities and interests. Neither our Site nor our services are intended for children under the age of 16. Meridian does not target its services or this Site to children under 16. Meridian does not knowingly collect personally identifiable information from children under the age of 16. If you are under 16, do not use or provide any information on this Site. If we learn we have collected or received personal information from a child under 16 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information. If you believe we might have any information from or about a child under 16, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
California residents under 16 years of age may have additional rights regarding the collection and sale of their personal information. Please see California Customers for more information.
You can generally visit our Site without providing information about yourself. However, in certain sections of this Site, we may require you to submit your personally identifiable information to us and we may invite you to submit questions, comments and request information. We collect several types of information from and about users of our Site by which you may be personally identified, such as your name, email address, username, password, postal address, phone number, other contact information that you voluntarily transmit with your communication to us, and any other identifier by which you may be contacted online or offline ("personally identifiable information"). We also may collect information about your internet connection, the equipment you use to access our Site and usage details.
We collect this information directly from you when you provide it to us, and automatically as you navigate through the Site. Information collected automatically may include usage details, IP addresses, and information collected through cookies and other tracking technologies.
We use both session ID cookies and persistent cookies. A session ID cookie expires when you close your browser. A persistent cookie remains on your hard drive for an extended period of time. You can remove persistent cookies by following directions provided in your Internet browser's "help" file.
On our Site, we use session cookies to make it easier for you to navigate the Site by remembering your locale preferences and to improve and track the overall Site experience. For our Site, we set a persistent cookie to authenticate your login and authorization to use the services. Persistent cookies enable us to track, store and target the interests of our users to enhance the experience on our Site. If you reject cookies, you may still use our Site, but your ability to use some areas of our Site may be limited.
Third Party Analytics Tools
Meridian utilizes analytics tools including third party technologies, such as Google Analytics, to collect non-personally identifiable information utilizing cookies. Certain types of information, including geolocation, device type, onsite website usage and behavior, demographic data, and purchase history, is collected and aggregated across Meridian Site users for our analysis and advertising efforts.
Meridian uses Remarketing with Google Analytics and Google Adwords to display relevant advertisements to users who have previously visited our Site. Referred to as remarketing or retargeting, Meridian may utilize previous session information to serve display advertisements to you on the Site and based on such session information Google may set a cookie and serve ads to you on third party websites on the Google Display Network. Third party vendors such as Google may display Meridian ads on websites across the Internet. Aggregated user data may be utilized to create remarketing/retargeting “lists,” or groups of users with similar onsite behaviors or demographics.
Meridian also uses Google Display Network Impression Reporting and Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting and Interest-Based Advertising to display advertisements to users based on their inferred interests and demographics. Meridian does not run interest-based advertising campaigns that collect personally identifiable information.
The Site may track the total number of visitors to our Site, the number of visitors to each page of our Site, browser type, IP addresses, External Web Sites (defined below) linked to and other aggregated data collected through our services and we may analyze this data for trends and statistics in the aggregate but such information will be maintained, used and disclosed in aggregate form only and it will not contain personally identifiable information. We may use such aggregate information to analyze trends, administer the Site, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use.
We may use your information to deliver our services or information you have requested, verify your authority to enter certain password protected areas of the Site, verify that you are a customer or prospective customer, send you information that you have signed up to receive, notices about our products and/or services that you have used or that may be of interest to you and notices about events, to fulfill any other purpose for which you provide it, in any other way that we may describe when you provide the information, for any other purpose with your consent, and improve the content and general administration of the Site and our services.
Disclosure of Information
We may provide your personally identifiable information to our subsidiaries and affiliates, the contractors, vendors, third parties that we may engage to assist us in providing our services to you and who are bound by contractual obligations to keep your personal information confidential and use it only for the purposes for which we disclose it to them, to fulfil the purpose for which you provide it, for any other purpose disclosed by us when you provide the information, or with your consent. We may disclose aggregated information about our users without restriction. For example, we engage with G5 Search Marketing, Inc. to assist us in creating and hosting this Site.
Links to Third Party Sites
Accessing and Correcting Your Information
You may send us an email at email@example.com to request access to, correct or delete any personally identifiable information that you have provided to us. We may not accommodate a request to change information if we believe the change would violate any law or legal requirement or cause the information to be incorrect.
Residents of certain states, such as California may have additional personal information rights and choices. Please see California Customers for more information.
We may employ industry standard procedural and technological measures that are reasonably designed to help protect your personally identifiable information from loss, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction. Meridian may use, without limitation, firewalls, password protection, secure socket layer, and other security measures to help prevent unauthorized access to your personally identifiable information.
The safety and security of your information also depends on you. Where we have given you (or where you have chosen) a password for access to certain parts of our Site, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.
Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet is not completely secure. Although we do our best to protect your personally identifiable information, we cannot guarantee the security of your personally identifiable information transmitted to our Site. Any transmission of personally identifiable information is at your own risk. We are not responsible for circumvention of any privacy settings or security measures contained on the Site.
Notice to European Users
Under the California Consumer Protection Act of 2018 (CCPA) and the California Privacy Rights Act of 2020 (CPRA), residents of the State of California have the right to request a list of all third parties to which we have disclosed Personally Identifiable Information during the preceding year for direct marketing purposes. In addition, an option is available to you to opt-out of future marketing.