Meridian West Central College and its related companies or affiliates
("Meridian West Central College" or "we") greatly
respects the privacy of every individual who visits our website.
Meridian West Central College intends to act reasonably to protect visitor
privacy, but cannot guarantee security against "hackers"
or other issues beyond our control. To better protect your privacy
we provide this notice explaining our online information practices
and the choices you can make about the way your information is
collected and used. This notice applies to all information submitted
on the Meridian West Central College website, unless otherwise posted.
- Tracking Services:
No personal information is collected merely by visiting this website.
Personal information is only collected from you when you submit it
voluntarily. If you do not want your personally identifiable information
collected, do not submit it to us. Personal information that is submitted
is done through a secured connection. Dependent on the purpose of the
information, information that needs to be stored is stored in a secured
- Personally Identifiable Information:
Personally Identifiable Information refers to information that
is collected in conjunction with your name. Meridian West Central College
does not collect any personal information from you just by visiting
our website. Personal information is only collected from you when you
submit it voluntarily. If you do not want your personally identifiable
information collected, do not submit it to us.
- Submitted Personal Information:
Any information submitted on this website is transmitted over the internet
using Secure Socket Layer (SSL) and Security Certificates to ensure that
information is encrypted and secure. You may verify this by looking for the
lock icon on your web browser address bar when using the website.
This website does not use "Cookies". Should we decide
policy will be updated to reflect the change. Cookies are small text
files that reside on your computer and are used to store information
such as the last date visited or configuration preferences such as
preferred color schemes.
How we use the information we collect:
- Meridian College Information Policy:
We do not provide or sell any collected personal information to any
third-party company or entity. Personal information is only used by
Meridian West Central College when required to fullfill a request for information,
services or products, or where it is required by law. For example if
a School Applicant submits their Social Security number we may be required
to provide that information to Social Security to verify the applicant’s
participation in the Social Security "Ticket to Work" program or
to notify Social Security of their educational progress.
- E-Mail Communications:
We may use the information that we collect to send you e-mail communications
when responding to a request for information, services or products, information
about your student account or changes to the website.
- Mobile Communications:
With your consent, we may use your mobile telephone number to send
you responses to inquiries for information or services.
- Student Accounts:
Students may edit their account information after enrolling in the
college. By Law, student records must be maintained for a minimum of
at least 20 years. This is necessary to provide students and alumni
with their transcript when requested. In the event of abuse of website
services by a student they may be banned from accessing their student
account and related student services. They may still order their official
transcripts from the school when banned from using online services.
- Request Fulfillment:
We may use the information that we collect from you to fulfill your
requests such as when a prospective student requests information or
a student requests an official transcript.
We do not display advertisements on our Web Pages other than to promote
Meridian West Central College. We will never display any advertising from a 3rd
party company or advertising hosted on a 3rd party domain by an
- Statistical Analysis:
In order to learn more about how our website is used, we may use the
data that we collect to monitor use of the website to increase the
website’s functionality, and to better tailor our content and
design to suit our student and visitors’ needs.
We may use the information that we collect to prevent illegal activities
or to control site abuse and to otherwise protect our rights and the rights
of our users.
In addition to the uses identified above, we may use the information that
we collect for any other purposes disclosed to you at the time we collect
your information or pursuant to your consent.
- Sharing Information That You Provide With Others.
We do not share your personally identifiable information with any outside
companies except in the following situations:
We may share your information with affiliates that provide us with client
services. We may also provide some information to a payment gateway in the
event of credit card payment for products or services.
- Law Enforcement:
We may report to law enforcement agencies any activities that we reasonably
believe to be unlawful, or that we reasonably believe may aid a law enforcement
investigation into unlawful activity. In addition, we reserve the right to
release your information to law enforcement agencies if we determine, in our
sole judgment, that either you have violated our policies, or the release of
your information may protect the rights, property or safety of you or another person.
- Required or Permitted by Law:
We may share your information with others as required by law. This may include
sharing your information with governmental entities, or third parties in response
to subpoenas, court orders, other legal process, or as we believe is necessary
to exercise our legal rights, to defend against legal claims that have been brought
against us, or to defend against possible legal claims that we determine in our
sole discretion might be brought against us.
In the event that Meridian West Central College, or substantially all of Meridian West Central College
assets, are acquired by another company, your information will be transferred to the
acquiring entity. In such a situation, you will be provided with notice that a transfer
of your information is imminent, and you will be given an opportunity to opt out of the
transfer of your information. However, this may affect your ability to obtain an academic
transcript in the future.
- Children: (Under the age of 18).
All persons under the age of 18 must ask for and receive their parents’ or guardian’s
permission before sending any personal information about themselves to us or to anyone online or
over the internet. Parents or guardians of persons under age 18 must send us an e-mail indicating
their approval of the child’s participation in any of the online services or resources that
require collection of personal information on our website.
- Parents and Guardians:
Any information collected by Meridian West Central College from minors is used only for the sole purpose
of delivering the requested information or services. If you have any questions, or would like to
review or delete your child’s personally identifiable information, contact us via one of the
methods listed below.
- Third-Party Web Sites:
Links to third-party websites provided on the Meridian West Central College website are provided solely as
a convenience. If you use these links to third-party websites, you will leave the Meridian West Central College
domain. Meridian West Central College does not validate all third-party websites for security, nor does it
control or assume responsibility for the content or privacy policies of any of these websites. Thus,
Meridian West Central College does not endorse or make any representations aboutthem, or any information, or
other products or materials found there, or any results that may be obtained from using them. If
you decide to access a third-party site link from the Meridian West Central College website, you do so at
your own risk.
- How can you correct your information?
may modify their personal account information by logging in to the website and accessing your account
using the "My Profile" link.
- How to contact us, and how we may contact you:
contact us at:
Meridian West Central College
205 Montgomery Avenue, Building 201
Sarasota, Florida 34243
If we are required to provide you with notice of a particular event or incident,
we will send you that notice by E-Mail, telephone, or U.S. Mail.
Last revised on September 13, 2023