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 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 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 the website.
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 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 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 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?
If you have any questions regarding this privacy policy please contact Meridian West Central College. Students 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:
Should you have other questions or concerns about this privacy policy, contact us at:

Meridian West Central College
201 Montgomery Avenue
Sarasota, Florida 34243
(941) 893-5443

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