PRIVACY STATEMENT AND LEGAL NOTICE

Meridian’s Commitment to Privacy

 

Information Collected

Meridian Knowledge Solutions, LLC (hereinafter “Meridian”) collects the following information on our web site visitors: IP address, Organization Name associated with said IP address, location of web site visitor, date and time of visit and web pages viewed. As a visitor, you can browse our Website to find out more about our Website. You are not required to provide us with any personal information as a Visitor.

We collect your personal information when you register with us (“User”), when you express an interest in obtaining information about us or our products and services or otherwise contacting us.

Generally, you control the amount and type of information you provide to us when using our Website. The personal information that we collect depends on the context of your interaction with us and the Website, the choices you make and the products and features you use. The personal information we collect can include the following: Name, Email Address and Contact Data.

Use of Information Collected

Meridian collects the information above for statistical and business purposes. If you provide your information under the “contact us” section, you may receive periodic information from us on new products, services or upcoming events. If you do not want to receive information from us in the future or would like to be completely removed from this distribution list, please notify us at the email address, postal address or telephone number provided below.

Our Website uses “Cookies” to identify the areas of our Website that you have visited. A Cookie is a small piece of data stored on your computer or mobile device by your web browser. We use Cookies to personalize the Content that you see on our Website. Most web browsers can be set to disable the use of Cookies. However, if you disable Cookies, you may not be able to access functionality on our Website correctly or at all. We never place Personally Identifiable Information in Cookies.

We automatically receive information from your web browser or mobile device. This information includes the name of the website from which you entered our Website, if any, as well as the name of the website to which you’re headed when you leave our website. This information also includes the IP address of your computer/proxy server that you use to access the Internet, your Internet website provider name, web browser type, type of mobile device, and computer operating system. We use all of this information to analyze trends among our Users to help improve our Website.

Sharing Information with Third Parties

Currently Meridian does not partner with nor have any special relationships with any ad server company or any third party who may be given access to your information. If Meridian enters into any agreement that would give any third party any access to your information, you will be notified at such time and given adequate time to elect to opt out. From time to time, we may use visitor information for new, unanticipated uses not previously disclosed in our privacy notice. If our information practices change at some time in the future, we will post those policy changes to our Website to notify you of these changes and provide you with the ability to opt out of these new uses.

Retention of Your Personal Information

We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy. We will retain and use your information to the extent necessary to comply with our legal obligations (for example, if we are required to retain your data to comply with applicable laws), resolve disputes, and enforce our legal agreements and policies.

Security

We have appropriate security measures in place at our physical facilities to protect against the loss, misuse or alternation of information that we have collected from you at our Website. Meridian will assess our security measures to ensure compliance and suitability as necessary.

Notice Pertaining to Materials or Information Included on this Website

Any material or information that is made available on this Website or is made available for download from this server (the “Materials”) is the copyrighted proprietary materials of Meridian or Visionary Integration Professionals, LLC (hereinafter “VIP”). The Materials represented on this Website are for reference purposes only and copying or reproduction of the Materials in any manner is expressly prohibited. The Materials are for your personal and non-commercial use and you may not modify, copy, distribute, transmit, display, perform, reproduce, publish, license, transfer, sell, profit from, or create alternate works from the Materials. The information contained in the Materials is intended to serve as a guide for informational purposes. Meridian considers the Materials reliable, but does not guarantee the accuracy, adequacy or completeness of Materials, or any information or data included therein, and makes no representations about the suitability of the Materials for any specific purpose or application. Users of the Materials will be held liable for their improper use, furnishing, disclosure, or other exposure, and shall hold Meridian harmless from any damages, litigation, liability or claims, and any expenses including legal expenses resulting from any such improper use. All Materials are provided by Meridian without any warranty of any kind. In no event shall Meridian be held liable for any damages whatsoever resulting from use or reference of any of the Materials and verbiage represented on the Meridian Website.

You must receive notification in writing to use any of the Materials presented on this Website, for whatever purpose, whether those Materials are static, graphics or Materials made available for download. Permission to use any site content or downloadable Materials must be requested in writing via email from info@Meridianks.com.

No Warranties

The documents and related graphics published on this Website could include technical inaccuracies and typographical errors. Meridian may change content or add content within this Website at any time without prior notice or consent. All content on this Website is provided to you on an “as is,” “as available” basis without warranty of any kind, either express or implied, including but not limited to the implied warranties for a particular purpose and non-infringement. Meridian makes no warranty as to the accuracy, completeness, correctness, or reliability of any content available through this Website. Meridian makes no representations or warranties that use of the Website will be uninterrupted or error-free. You are responsible for taking all precautions necessary to ensure that any content you may obtain from the website is free of viruses.

Products

Any product information available for informational purposes on this Website are for reference purposes only. All products represented are the proprietary property of their respective owners.  Any adaptation of Meridian products that are deemed proprietary to Meridian will be punished to the full extent of the law.

No Unlawful or Prohibited Use

You may not attempt to gain unauthorized access to any Meridian services, other accounts, computer systems or networks connected to any Meridian server or to any of the services through hacking, password mining or other means. You may not obtain or attempt to obtain any materials or information not intentionally made available by Meridian.

Email

You understand that the Internet is public and that e-mail communications between you and Meridian via this Website are subject to the risk of being viewed by other parties. Accordingly, you agree not to transmit confidential or proprietary information relating to you or your business to Meridian via e-mail.

Limitation of Liability

Meridian specifically disclaims any and all liability, whether based in contract, tort, strict liability or otherwise, for any direct, indirect, incidental, consequential, or special damages arising out of or in any way connected with access to or use of the Website, even if Meridian has been advised of the possibility of such damages, including but not limited to reliance by any party on any content obtained through use of this Website, or that arises in connection obtained through use of this Website, or that arises in connection with mistakes or omissions in, or delays in transmission of, information to or from the visitor or user, interruptions in telecommunications connections to the Website or viruses, whether caused in whole or in part by negligence, acts of God, telecommunications failure, theft or destruction of, or unauthorized access to the Website or related information.

Links to Third Party Sites

Our Website may contain links to other websites that are not under our direct control. These websites may have their own policies regarding privacy. We have no control of or responsibility for linked websites and provide these links solely for the convenience and information of our visitors. You access such linked websites at your own risk. These websites are not subject to this Privacy Policy. You should check the privacy policies, if any, of those individual websites to see how the operators of those third-party websites will utilize your personal information. In addition, these websites may contain a link to websites of our affiliates. The websites of our affiliates are not subject to this Privacy Policy, and you should check their individual privacy policies to see how the operators of such websites will utilize your personal information. Meridian provides these links as a convenience and the inclusion of any link does not signify endorsement by Meridian of the site.

International Privacy Laws

If you are visiting this Website from outside the United States, please be aware that you are sending information to the United States where our servers are located. The information may then be transferred within the United States or back out of the United States to other countries outside of your country of residence, depending on the type of information and how it is stored by us. These countries may not necessarily have data protection laws as comprehensive or protective as those in your country of residence; however, our collection, storage and use of your data will at all times continue to be governed by this Privacy Policy.

Information Regarding Your Data Protection Rights Under General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)

For the purpose of this Privacy Policy, we are a Data Controller of your personal information.

If you are from the European Economic Area (EEA), our legal basis for collecting and using your personal information, as described in this Privacy Policy, depends on the information we collect and the specific context in which we collect it. We may process your personal information because:

  • You have given us permission to do so.
  • The processing is in our legitimate interests and it’s not overridden by your rights.
  • To comply with the law.

If you are a resident of the European Economic Area (EEA), you have certain data protection rights. In certain circumstances, you have the following data protection rights:

  • The right to access, update or to delete the personal information we have on you.
  • The right of rectification.
  • The right to object.
  • The right of restriction.
  • The right to data portability.
  • The right to withdraw consent.

Please note that we may ask you to verify your identity before responding to such requests.

You have the right to complain to a Data Protection Authority about our collection and use of your personal information. For more information, please contact your local data protection authority in the European Economic Area (EEA).

EU-US Privacy Shield

Meridian, a wholly owned subsidiary of VIP, is self-certified with the EU-US privacy shield. Meridian complies with the EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information transferred from the European Union to the United States. MERIDIAN has certified to the Department of Commerce that it adheres to the Privacy Shield Principles of Notice, Choice, Accountability for Onward Transfer, Security, Data Integrity and Purpose Limitation, Access and Recourse, Enforcement and Liability. A violation of our commitment to Privacy Shield may be investigated by the Federal Trade Commission and/or the United States Department of Commerce. If there is any conflict between the terms in this privacy policy and the Privacy Shield Principles, the Privacy Shield Principles shall govern. Meridian has also agreed to disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements. To learn more about the Privacy Shield program, and to view our certification, please visit https://www.privacyshield.gov/

Meridian has further committed to cooperate with EU data protection authorities (DPA’s) with regard to unresolved Privacy Shield complaints concerning data transferred from the EU. If you do not receive timely acknowledgment of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact the EU DPA’s for more information or to file a complaint. The services of EU DPA’s are provided at no cost to you.

In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Meridian commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information. Individuals in the European Union with inquiries or complaints regarding our Private Shield policy should first contact support at: aduke@trustvip.com.

Please note that if your complaint is not resolved through these channels, under limited circumstances, a binding arbitration option may be available before a Privacy Shield Panel.

Your Consent

By using our Website, you acknowledge and consent to the collection and use of your personal information as described herein. Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be updated in a timely manner.

Access to information

You have the right to request access to the information we have collected on you. You can do this by contacting us at info@Meridianks.com. We will make sure to provide you with a copy of the data we process. In order to comply with your request, we may ask you to verify your identity. We will fulfill your request by sending your copy electronically, unless the request expressly specifies a different method.

Information Correction & Deletion

If you believe that the information we have about you is incorrect, you are welcome to contact us, so we can update it and keep your data accurate. Any data that is no longer needed for the purposes specified in Information Collection and Use will be deleted. If at any time you wish for us to delete information about you, you can simply contact us.

Contact Information

Meridian Knowledge Solutions®, LLC
Attn: Corporate Legal Department
1880 Campus Commons Drive, Suite 275 North
Reston, VA 20191
(916) 985-9625
info@Meridianks.com

aduke@trustvip.com

 

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