Privacy & Cookies

Meridian Group International, Inc. and its affiliates (“Meridian”) respect personal privacy. In this Privacy Policy, we explain how Meridian collects, uses, and safeguards any personal information collected from the users of our website (the “Site”).

Personal information you provide to us

You may browse our Site without disclosing any personal information. To use certain features of our Site, however, you will need to provide some personal information. If you respond to a survey, sign up for a newsletter or subscription, download collateral or register for one of our events, you will need to provide us with your contact information (name, address, telephone number and/or email address). 

If you access any of Meridian’s customer portals, you will be required to use an ID and password.

If you decide to register online for an event or request information from us, we may collect additional information to provide tailored offerings or content to you. 

Upon registration for any Meridian-sponsored event, you automatically give us permission for Meridian to take and use your image (and name, as appropriate) for inclusion in video tape recordings, still photographs, audio or visual displays. These images may be used for, among other things, internal training, website announcements of our events, or demonstrations at trade shows.

It is our intent to let you know how we will use such information before we collect it from you on the Internet.

Information we collect by automated means

When you visit our Site, our Web servers collect the name of the domain you used to access the Internet (such as Google.com), which pages on our Site you visited and when they were visited, your Internet browser type and platform, the link that brought you to our Site and any links clicked within our Site. If you don’t want us to use any information that we collect from you as a basis for further contact with you, we will respect your wishes. If you do not wish to be contacted, please click here.

Cookies

This Site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the Site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, provide first party analytics, and to provide anonymous tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. Our cookies are not used to get data from your hard drive or obtain your e-mail address or identity. You may set your Internet browser to disable or delete cookies. The most effective way to do this is in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at http://www.usa.gov/optout-instructions which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

We do not knowingly collect information from children

This Site is not directed to or intended for individuals under 18 years of age and we do not knowingly solicit information from children under 18 years of age.

How we use the information that we collect

Meridian uses the personal information that we collect to:

  • Respond to your inquiry or provide you with the information requested
  • Inform you about events, surveys and promotions offered by Meridian (including by sending you marketing communications)
  • Operate, evaluate and improve our business, including developing new products and services; managing our communications; performing market research; determining and managing the effectiveness of our advertising and marketing; analyzing our products, services and websites
  • Notify you about changes to our Site or to our products or services

When we disclose information to third parties

We may share your information with any Meridian company to fulfill your requests, improve our services, and develop and inform you about Meridian events as well as those of any Meridian company. Additionally, we may disclose your information: (i) if we are required or permitted to do so by law or legal process; (ii) to law enforcement authorities; (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary or appropriate to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity; or (iv) in the event that all or part of Meridian or all or part of its assets, are acquired by, merged with, sold to, or otherwise disposed of to one or more third parties (including, without limitation, in the event of bankruptcy). We may aggregate information that we gather about our customers, sales, traffic patterns, and services and provide these statistics to all of the Meridian companies in aggregate form. This aggregated information is not personally identifiable.

How to access or update your information

If you provide us with your email address, we may occasionally send you email communications with information about our products and services. You may have a legal right to access and correct the personal information we have about you. If you want to access or correct the personal information that we have about you or have questions about doing so, please click here.

Steps we take to protect your personal information

Our goal is to protect your personal information submitted to us through this Site. We have implemented technical and organizational measures designed to protect against loss or unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide on our Site. Despite our best efforts, no data security measures can guarantee 100% security. This Site may provide links to other sites, but this Privacy Policy applies only to this Site and information you disclose through other sites is subject to the privacy statement or of those other sites. We are not responsible for the content, privacy practices or your use of these linked sites.

Changes to our privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify or supplement this Privacy Policy at any time. This Policy may be amended from time to time. A notice of the date of the most recent update of the Policy will appear below. We recommend that you review this Policy regularly for changes.

Contact us

To contact Meridian about the Site or about this Privacy Policy, please contact our legal department at:

Meridian Leasing Legal Department
Nine Parkway North, Suite 500
Deerfield, IL 60015

Last revised: December 2017