Meridian West Privacy Policy

What is this Privacy Policy for?

This privacy policy is for www.meridianwest.co.uk.  It is prepared by Meridian West Limited and governs the privacy of users who choose to use the site. The policy outlines ways in which users’ data may be captured, used and held. While this policy aims to be comprehensive at the time of writing, its completeness cannot be guaranteed. If you have questions please contact Meridian West using the details on the Contact us page of this site.

The Website

This website owners, Meridian West, take a proactive approach to user privacy and seek to ensure that steps are taken to protect the privacy of users during their use of this site. This website aims to comply with laws of England and Wales regarding user privacy.

Use of Cookies

This website uses cookies to improve user experience while visiting the website. Users may elect to allow or to disallow the use of cookies using the settings on their computer / device. By using and continuing to use the site, users consent to the use of cookies unless they have chosen to disallow them on their computer / device.

Cookies are small files saved to the user’s computer / device hard drive.  They track, and store information about the user’s interactions with and usage of the website. This allows users to be provided with a tailored experience within this website.

Users are advised that if they wish to deny the use and saving of cookies from this website onto their computer / device hard drive they should take necessary steps within their web browsers security settings to block all cookies.

This website uses tracking software to monitor the activity of its visitors in order to better understand how they use it. This software is provided by Google Analytics which uses cookies to track visitor usage. The software will save a cookie to your computer / device hard drive in order to track and monitor your engagement and usage of the website, but will not store, save or collect personal information. You can read Google’s privacy policy here: http://www.google.com/privacy.html .

Contact and Communication

Users contacting this website and/or Meridian West do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use, as detailed in the Data Protection Act 1998.

Whilst reasonable efforts have been made to ensure a safe and secure form for email submission processes, security cannot be guaranteed.  Users using such a form to email processes are advised that they do so at their own risk.

This website and Meridian West may use any information submitted to provide you with further information about the products / services they offer or to assist you in answering any questions or queries you may have submitted. This includes using your details to subscribe you to any email newsletter program or other information which you have requested.

Meridian West may also, from time to time, contact you regarding further Meridian West products or services that they deem to be relevant to you. You may unsubscribe from such contacts at any time. Your details are not passed on to any third parties.

Email Newsletter

This website may, from time to time, operate an email newsletter programme, used to inform subscribers about products and services supplied by Meridian West. Users can subscribe through an online automated process should they wish to do so but do so at their own discretion. Some subscriptions may be processed manually by way of a written agreement with the user.

Subscriptions are taken in compliance with UK Spam Laws detailed in the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003. All personal details relating to subscriptions are held securely and in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. No personal details are passed on to third parties nor shared with companies / individuals outside Meridian West.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998 you may request a copy of personal information held about you by this website’s email newsletter programme. A fee will be payable at a rate determined from time to time. If you would like a copy of this information please write to the business address found on the Contact us page of this website.

Email marketing campaigns published by this website or Meridian West may contain tracking facilities within the actual email. Subscriber activity is tracked and stored in a database for future analysis and evaluation. Such tracked activity may include (but is not limited to): the opening of emails, forwarding of emails, the clicking of links within the email content, times, dates and frequency of activity.  This information is used to refine future email campaigns and supply the user with more relevant content based around their activity.

In compliance with UK Spam Laws and the Privacy and Electronic Communications Regulations 2003 subscribers are given the opportunity to unsubscribe at any time, normally through an automated system. This process is detailed at the footer of each email campaign. If an automated unsubscription system is unavailable, clear instructions on how to unsubscribe will be provided instead.

External Links

The security of any external links provided by this website cannot be guaranteed and users click on such links at their own risk.

Adverts and Sponsored Links

This site does not serve adverts from third parties or sponsored links.

Social Media Platforms

Communication, engagement and actions taken through external social media platforms in which this website and Meridian West participate are undertaken on the terms and conditions and the privacy policies applicable to each social media platform.

Users are advised to use social media platforms wisely and communicate / engage upon them with due care regarding their own privacy and personal details. Neither this website nor Meridian West will ever ask for personal or sensitive information through social media platforms.  Users wishing to discuss or to communicate such details are encouraged to contact Meridian West directly.

This website may use social sharing buttons which help share web content directly from web pages to the social media platform in question. Users are advised, before using such social sharing buttons, that they do so at their own discretion and note that the social media platform may track and save their request to share a web page through their social media platform account.

Shortened Links in Social Media

This website and Meridian West, through their social media platform accounts, may share web links to relevant web pages. By default some social media platforms shorten lengthy urls. Users are advised to exercise caution and good judgement before clicking any shortened urls published on social media platforms. Despite reasonable efforts by Meridian West to ensure that only genuine urls are published, social media platforms can be prone to hacking.  Users therefore visit such shortened links at their own risk.

Links to Resources & Further Information