Legal

Non-Discrimination

Meridian Technology Center will not discriminate in its programs, services, activities or employment because of race, color, sex, pregnancy, gender, gender expression or identity, national origin, religion, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, age or genetic information in its programs, services, activities and employment. Meridian Technology Center also provides equal access to the Boy Scouts of America and other designated youth groups.

Schelina Burnett has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies including Section 504/Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act, Title VI of the Civil Rights Act, Title IX, the Age Act and inquiries from individuals who have experienced discrimination not listed above. She can be reached at Meridian Technology Center, 1312 South Sangre Road, Stillwater, Oklahoma, 74074-1899, or by phone at 405.377.3333. Outside assistance may be obtained from the U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights at One Petticoat Lane, 1010 Walnut Street, Suite 320, Kansas City, Missouri 64106, or by phone at (816) 268-0550, fax at (816) 268-0599 or email at OCR.KansasCity@ed.gov.

All technology center employees and students will be provided with age appropriate education regarding types of discrimination, harassment and bullying. Students and employees will also be advised of the technology center’s expectations regarding appropriate conduct. Any student who is experiencing difficulty fully accessing the technology center’s education programs should contact the coordinator so a success plan can be developed for the student.

Campus Crime and Security Report

A copy of Meridian Technology Center’s Campus Crime Report can be requested in the Career Planning Center. To view online campus crime statistics for Meridian Technology Center:

  1. Go to U.S. Department of Education, Office of Postsecondary Education.
  2. Click on the “Get Data For One School” link.
  3. Enter “Meridian Technology Center” at “Name.” Click “Continue.”
  4. Select the “Main Campus” link and “Continue.”

Meridian Technology Center Privacy Policy

Below is a summary of Meridian Technology Center’s current processes and privacy policies and is not intended to be a legally binding contract, nor is it intended to replace Meridian Technology Center’s full and complete Privacy Policy, which is currently under development and subject to change without notice.

Your Privacy and Meridian Technology Center

Your privacy is of great importance to us. Information that you submit will be held in strictest confidence and will be used only by Meridian Technology Center officials to provide admissions, registration, enrollment, and other similar services. The information that you submit will be used:

  • For communication with you regarding the classes in which you enroll, which may include contacting you when class or schedule changes occur
  • To meet legal reporting requirements of the Oklahoma Department of Career and Technology Education
  • To notify you of our future offerings
  • To conduct necessary Meridian Technology Center business and meet our responsibilities to you as a Meridian Technology Center student, such as enrolling you in your chosen courses

Under no circumstances will your information be given or sold to unaffiliated third parties.

What We Collect and Where We Store It

In the process of registering you for classes, in order to uniquely identify you in our database and to make certain discounts available to qualified individuals, we will collect the following information:

  • Name and address
  • Social Security number (voluntary)
  • Date of birth
  • Courses in which you enroll
  • Credit card information
  • Employer affiliation (where applicable to course enrollment)

Both your personal data and your course enrollment information are permanently stored in Meridian Technology Center’s student information system. In addition, a list of the classes you selected is stored in a web-accessible database that allows us to provide you with personal services in the future, such as a list of other courses in which individuals who enrolled in your course also chose to enroll. No payment information (e.g., your credit card number) will be stored permanently.

Use of Cookies

We use internet technology to track patterns of behavior to our site. This includes using a “cookie,” which is a small piece of information sent by a web server to a web browser, enabling the server to collect information back from the browser. We use this technology to work with trusted third parties, all of which may use cookies, web beacons and other internet technology (collectively “cookies”) as part of their service, including but not limited to:

  • Google Analytics is a statistical and analytics service used widely across the web by a large number of websites. The service allows us to see aggregate information on statistics such as how many visitors we are getting to the website, where they are located (based on Google’s understanding of where your internet connection may be – we can not see exact location details), what pages are most visited, referring sites and other reporting information that helps us analyze the usage of our website and services. You can opt out of Google Analytics (on all websites, not just ours) by using their currently available opt out options.
  • Facebook and Instagram (which is owned by Facebook) provide us with conversion tracking technology. This technology allows us to measure the effectiveness of our campaigns and advertise to users on these sites based on their previous visits to our website. We can also use the custom audience information to exclude visitors from our advertising so as to reach new users who have not previously visited our site in a recent period of time. You can find instructions on how to opt out of targeted advertising here. Here you can find Facebook’s Data Policy as well as information about Facebook’s use of cookies and other storage technologies and how you can control Facebook’s use of cookies to show you ads.
  • Twitter provides us with conversion tracking technology. We work with third parties to collect user data through our websites and mobile applications for purposes of serving ads targeted to your interests. In the case of Conversion Tracking on our website, you can opt out of interest-based advertising through the Do Not Track functionality in your web browser, or through other methods as Twitter may specify from time to time.

Safe and Secure

We are mindful of the need for internet security and make every effort to prevent others from inadvertently or maliciously gaining access to your records. Whenever we collect information from you across the internet, we employ a DigiCert Secure Site, which uses SSL (secure socket layer) 128 bit encrypted connections to keep your information as secure as possible and prevent hackers from accessing your private information as it is transmitted across the internet from your computer to ours.