The Meridian Group (“Meridian”) realizes that privacy is an important issue and we take the privacy of your information seriously. Please read the following statement to understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you may provide to us via this website. This Privacy Statement may be revised from time to time, so please revisit this page often to remain fully informed of our policies.
This Privacy Statement applies to information and data you may provide to us or we otherwise collect from you via the www.tmgdc.com website (the “Site”). By using the Site, or voluntarily providing your information to us, you consent to the collection and use of all information as set forth in this Privacy Statement. If you do not agree to the terms of this Privacy Statement please do not provide us with any information.
This Privacy Statement does not apply to any information that may be collected by Meridian other than via the Site (such as through any offline method). This statement also does not apply to information collected by third party services, websites, advertisements or applications associated with, linked to or otherwise accessible from the Site. In this regard, note that Meridian uses a third party service provider, Intralinks, Inc. (“IntraLinks”), to host and manage access to certain Meridian fund investor information provided by Meridian, and such information resides at an IntraLinks website (the “IntraLinks Site”). You may be providing certain personally identifiable and non-personally identifiable information to IntraLinks through the IntraLinks Site. The information collected or received by such third parties (including IntraLinks through the IntraLinks Site) is subject to such third party’s own privacy policies and under no circumstances is Meridian responsible or liable for such third party’s compliance therewith. You are urged to review the privacy policies of such third parties.
WHAT INFORMATION DOES MERIDIAN COLLECT FROM YOU OR ABOUT YOU?
Via the Site, Meridian collects from you: (i) personally identifiable information, and (ii) technical and other information.
- General Web Site Visitors. When you browse the Site, no personally identifiable information is collected.
- Contacting Us. The Site permits you to reach out to us via our Contact Us form. Whenever you send an email via the Contact Us form on the Site, you may be providing us with your first name, last name, email address, telephone number and any information you choose to provide in the text of your message. For example, you may choose to provide your mailing address or other information necessary or helpful for us to address your query or concern.
- Information From IntraLinks. If you are an investor in a Meridian fund, and elect to obtain information about your fund account online through the IntraLinks Site, we will receive from IntraLinks information about your access to and use of the IntraLinks Site, including usage log information, and information about your browser and other local computer settings used to troubleshoot or avoid potential access problems.
We do not engage in the collection of personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third party websites or online services. Accordingly, we do not currently process or comply with any web browser’s “do not track” signal or other mechanisms that provide consumers with the ability to exercise choice regarding the collection of personally identifiable information about your online activities over time and across third party websites. However, we may from time to time allow third party companies to collect certain non-personally identifiable information when you visit our Site which, through “tracking technologies,” can be combined with non-personally identifiable information during your visits to other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioral advertising practice, you can visit www.networkadvertising.org, and you may opt out of receiving cookies from third party advertising networks by going to the Network Advertising Initiative’s cookie opt out page, which can be found at http://www.networkadvertising.org/managing/opt_out.asp.
HOW IS YOUR INFORMATION USED?
We strive to maintain the accuracy of any personally identifiable information that may be collected from you, and will use our commercially reasonable efforts to respond promptly to update our database when you tell us the information in our database is not accurate. It is your responsibility to ensure that such information is accurate, complete and up-to-date. You may obtain from us, by mail or email, the information in our records. If you wish to make any changes to any personally identifiable information you have provided to us, you may do so at any time by contacting us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may opt out of receiving materials or other communications from us by following the opt-out link provided in any email received, or by contacting us at email@example.com.
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act, 15 U.S.C. §§ 6501-06 and 16 C.F.R. §§ 312.1-312.12, we do not knowingly collect information from children. By using the Site, you represent that you are not under 13 years of age.
THIRD PARTY WEBSITES
Meridian may reference or provide links to third party websites. We are not responsible for the third party websites, and you should review the privacy policies posted on such sites. Please be aware that Meridian does not control, nor are we responsible for, the privacy policies or information practices of third parties or their websites. See discussion above under the caption “How Is Your Information Used? – Sharing Information.”
PROTECTING YOUR PERSONALLY IDENTIFIABLE INFORMATION
Because security is important to both Meridian and you, we make reasonable efforts to ensure the security of our systems. Please be aware, however, that Internet data transmission is not always secure and we cannot and do not guarantee that information you transmit utilizing the Site is secure.
Meridian may, in the future, sell or otherwise transfer some or all of its assets to a third party. Your personally identifiable information and/or technical information we obtain from you via the Site may be disclosed to any potential or actual purchasers of such assets and/or may be among those assets transferred.
ACCEPTANCE OF THESE TERMS
This Privacy Statement is effective as of September 30, 2015. We reserve the right, at any time, to modify, alter, or update this policy, and any such modifications, alterations, or updates will be effective upon posting. In the event we modify this Privacy Statement, your continued use of the Site will signify your acceptance of the modified Privacy Statement.
Questions regarding this Privacy Statement should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Meridian may also be contacted directly at the following address and phone number:
The Meridian Group
3 Bethesda Metro Center
Bethesda, MD 20814
Phone: (301) 718-0800