Access to and use of the Merit Education web site is available only to United States residents who can form legally binding contracts under applicable law. If you do not qualify, you may not use the web site. In compliance with the Children's Online Privacy Protection Act of 1998, no one under 13 years of age can use the web site. If you are a minor between the ages of 13 and 18, you may use the site only in conjunction with your parent, legal guardian or other responsible adult.
What information do we collect?
Merit Education collects personally identifiable information you voluntarily choose to disclose and "aggregate information" that is automatically collected when you visit the web site.
Personally identifiable information refers to information that tells us specifically who you are and is collected when you choose to request information from our clients. This information can include your name, current e-mail address, programs of interest and other information you choose to provide. If you choose to correspond with us through e-mail, we may retain your e-mail address and messages together with our responses. If you provide us with full address information you may be added to one of our mailing lists from which you may opt out at any time by emailing: email@example.com
Aggregate information is automatically provided by your computer and cannot be tied back to you as a specific individual. Examples include:
- referral data (the web sites you visited just before and just after the web site)
- date and time of your visits
- pages viewed and time spent at the web site
- browser and platform type (e.g., a Netscape browser on a Macintosh platform)
How do we use the personal information that you provide to us?
Broadly speaking, your personal information is used to help match your interests with schools that provide the training you seek. If your search yields no results, we may store your information and send you updates if and when programs you specified do become available. We also use personal information for purposes of administering our business activities, providing customer service, and making other products and services available to our customers and prospective customers. Occasionally, we may also use the information we collect to notify you about important changes to the web site, new services and special offers we think you will find valuable.
Information collected in ad delivery
Merit Education may use third-party advertising companies to serve ads on our behalf. These companies may employ cookies and action tags (also known as single-pixel gifs or web beacons) to measure advertising effectiveness. Any information that these third parties collect via cookies and action tags is completely anonymous.
How do we protect your information?
We utilize encryption/security software to safeguard the confidentiality of personal information we collect. This software provides a limited degree of protection against unauthorized access or disclosure, as well as accidental loss, alteration or destruction.
Do we comply with legally compelled disclosure of information?
Content on Merit Education
The integrity of our web content is important to us. We have taken measures to make sure all web content on our site is original and owned by us or provided with consent by our clients, advertisers, and other contributors. If you believe we have misattributed any content or are infringing on your copyrighted content, please contact us.
What about other sites linked to Merit Education?
Although our site is called Merit Education, we feature a variety of educational options: technical schools, training centers, universities and other institutions that may or may not be classified as colleges.
Merit Education web site accessibility statement
The majority of the pages on this web site are accessible to individuals with disabilities in accordance with Section 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. In addition, images on our web site are accompanied by alternative text describing graphics if your browser supports the alt-text function. Documents on our web site are generally accessible to users using screen-reading software.
15500 W. 113th St., Suite 200
Lenexa, KS 66219
By e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
By Phone: 913.254.6000
By Fax: 913.538.5078
You will be required to provide identification information to assure that this information is not released to others. We reserve the right to modify this policy at any time without prior notification.
- Internet Protocol (IP) address. An IP address is a number that is automatically assigned to your computer on the Internet.