1. DATA WE COLLECT
The data we collect may include Personally Identifiable Information (“PII”). This includes the following types of data.
Identity Data: includes first name and last name.
Contact Data: includes email address.
Technical Data: includes internet protocol (IP) address, browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this website.
Usage Data: includes information about how you use our website.
Communications Data: includes your preferences in receiving news alerts.
We may use the data we collect in various ways outlined below.
Direct Marketing Purposes: including providing you with relevant product and company news.
Providing Product and Services You Request: including the collection of data required to process product orders, sample requests, provide technical support services and other instructions to Meridian.
Custom User Experiences: including data to allow you to personalize the way in which aspects of our website functions for you.
Site Analytics and Improvement: to monitor site traffic patterns and preferences for site improvement, analytics and optimization.
Where applicable, for example where PII is provided for Direct Marketing Purposes, we will ask for your explicit consent for us to use the data for the proposed purpose(s).
Meridian does not perform automated individual decision making using personal data provided.
This website is not intended for children and we do not knowingly collect data relating to children.
2.1 First-Party Cookies
You may refuse the use of first-party cookies by selecting the appropriate settings in your browser. However, please note that, if you do this and do not make exceptions for meridianlifescience.com and any other domains listed in this document, you may not be able to use the full functionality of the meridianlifescience.com website.
2.2 Google Analytics
Analytics data will be transmitted to and stored by Google. Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website, compiling summary reports on website activity and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third-parties where required to do so by law, or where such third-parties process the information on Google's behalf.
Because of the way in which Google Analytics functions, cookies set by this site reporting technology are set by the meridianlifescience.com domain.
2.3 Third-Party Cookies
Third-party cookies are cookies that are set when you visit a website, but which do not originate from the first-party whose site you are visiting. It is possible to configure your browser to automatically disallow the setting of third-party cookies. Doing so, means that your browser will only accept cookies from the first-party domain you are visiting.
The meridianlifescience.com website does not use any third-party advertising services and will not set any third-party advertising-related cookies when you browse the site.
On occasion we may utilize third-party services to provide additional site functionality and these third-party services may attempt to set cookies on your browsing device.
To protect your privacy YouTube videos are embedded using the youtube-nocookie.com version of YouTube which does not automatically set a cookie on your machine when you load a page on the meridianlifescience.com website that features an embedded video. A cookie may be set on your device, if allowed by your configuration, when you play the video.
3. PROTECTING THE DATA WE COLLECT
We take commercially reasonable precautions such as policy-based access control to protect Data in our possession from loss, misuse, and unauthorized access. We follow generally accepted industry standards to protect the Data, both during transmission and once received by Meridian. However, no method of transmission over the Internet or method of electronic storage is guaranteed to be 100% secure.
3.2 Data retention
We retain personal information we collect from you where we have an ongoing legitimate business need to do so (for example, to provide you with a service you have requested or to comply with applicable legal requirements). When we have no ongoing legitimate business need to process your personal information, we will either delete or anonymize it or, if this is not possible (for example, because your personal information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your personal information and isolate it from any further processing until deletion is possible.
3.3 Information Shared with Third Parties
The data we collect may be shared with third parties as necessary to operate our business. This includes vendors and suppliers and our affiliated companies. We use a limited number of third-party processors to store and process the data we collect on our behalf. We will not authorize these parties to use your PII for any purpose that is not related to Meridian’s business operations. We do not share your data with third-parties for their own use.
In certain limited circumstances, we may need to disclose PII to comply with a legal obligation or demand. Additionally, in certain circumstances in the connection with a change-in-control or a sale of a portion of the business, PII may be shared with a third party seeking to acquire all or a portion of Meridian.
3.4 International Data Transfers
As an enterprise serving users in many countries, we may transfer personal information to countries other than the country in which the data was originally collected. This includes transfers within Meridian and to independent third-parties. For users in the European Economic Area (EEA) which includes countries in the European Union, along with Iceland, Liechtenstein and Norway, when we transfer your personal information to other countries, we only select data processors that contractually comply with EU Data Protection regulations, including the GDPR.
4. YOUR RIGHTS
Under certain circumstances, you may have the following rights.
4.1. Right of Access
You have the right to obtain from us confirmation as to whether-or-not personal data concerning you are processed, and, where that is the case, you have the right to request and get access to that personal data.
4.2. Right to Rectification
You have the right to obtain from us the rectification of inaccurate personal data and you have the right to provide additional personal data to complete any incomplete personal data.
4.3. Right to Erasure (“Right to be Forgotten”)
In certain cases, including where you have provided personal information for direct marketing purposes, you have the right to obtain from us the erasure of your personal data.
4.4. Right to Restriction of Processing
You have the right to obtain from us restriction of processing, applicable for a certain period and/or for certain situations.
4.5. Right to Data Portability
You have the right to receive from us in a structured format your personal data and you have the right to (allow us) transmit such personal data to another controller.
4.6. Right to Object
You have the right to object to further processing of your personal data in so far as such data have been collected for direct marketing purposes.
4.7. Right to Withdraw Consent
You have the right to withdraw any consent you have previously given us to handle your personal information. If you withdraw your consent, this will not affect the lawfulness of our use of your personal information prior to the withdrawal of your consent.
4.8. Right to File a Complaint
You have the right to file a complaint with a data protection authority.
In response to a request, we will ask you to verify your identity if we need to, and to provide information that helps us to understand your request better. If we do not comply with your request, whether in whole or in part, we will explain why.
To exercise your rights or make a request in connection with our Privacy Statement, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
5. Amendment of Privacy Statement
We may update our Privacy Statement from time-to-time. Updates of our Privacy Statement will be published on our website. Any Amendments become effective upon publication on our website. Any PII will be collected upon your continued use of Meridian’s sites will be handled in accordance with the currently-posted Privacy Statement. Therefore, we recommend that you regularly review the posted Privacy Statement.