Privacy Policy

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 Meridian West Central College website, unless otherwise posted.
Tracking Services:
Meridian West Central College uses Google Analytics to track volume of visits to this website. No personal information is collected 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 and stored in a secured database.
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 any submission form.
At the time of publishing this website does not use "Cookies". Should we decide to use cookies in future modifications to this website this privacy 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. We do count the number of visits to our pages but doing this does not collect any personal information.

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 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 such as responding to a request for information, services or products, information about your 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.
User Accounts:
User account information may be edited online after signing up. If you wish your account to be deleted please notify Meridian College and we will remove your account. For example, you may be banned from logging in to the website in the event of repeated abuse. You will be notified in the event of any account changes.
Request Fulfillment:
We may use the information that we collect from you to fulfill your requests for information or services.
In order to provide our readers with free access to our content we may display advertisements on some Web Pages to help defer the costs of Web Site development and Web Hosting costs. We will never display any advertising hosted on a third-party domain by an Advertising Provider.
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 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 clients. 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, or permitted 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 College, or substantially all of Meridian 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.
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 websites.
Parents and Guardians:
Any information collected by Meridian College from minors is used only for the sole purpose of delivering the requested information, service or products. 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 Meridian College websites are provided solely as a convenience. If you use these links to third-party websites, you will leave the Meridian College website. Meridian College does not review all third-party websites, nor does it control or assume responsibility for the content or privacy policies of any of these websites. Thus, Meridian College does not endorse or make any representations about them, 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 a Meridian College website, you do so at your own risk.
How can you correct your information?
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy please contact Meridian West Central College. You may modify your personal account information by logging in to the website on any page, and access your account using the "My Account" link. To have your account removed from our records, please e-mail us or call our telephone number listed below.
How to contact us, and how we may contact you:
Should you have other questions or concerns about this privacy policy, 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 October 26, 2020