Taking Privacy Seriously

Meridian is a privacy-conscious global organisation and is strongly committed to your right to privacy. By submitting identifying data, a visitor to our Web site is agreeing to Meridian's use of such data as described in this privacy statement.  Should you have questions however, feel free to email info@meridianglobalservices.com or dataprotectionofficer@meridianglobalservices.com 

Generally, Meridian only collects identifiable information that is specifically and voluntarily provided by a visitor to our site.  A visitor to our site may choose to provide this information to register for certain areas of the site, apply for a job, or order a publication.  When a visitor provides this type of identifiable information to us, we use it solely for the purposes for which it was provided. Our policy is not to share personally identifiable information with third parties, unless required by law, or unless explicitly requested by a visitor.  We recognise that your information is valuable and we take all reasonable measures to protect your information while it is in our care.

You can opt out of all correspondence from us by simply unsubscribing from all email marketing and newsletters.

This privacy notice relates to personal data we collect through our website. It describes how we use your data and your data protection rights.

Our website may include links to other websites over which we have no control. Meridian is not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites.

Our Partners

Our website takes advantage of technologies that allow us to improve the overall user experience and tailor it to suit your browsing history. These technologies all take advantage of cookies; the details of which are provided below, together with information on how to opt out, should you wish to. Please be aware however, if you do opt out, that you may compromise your user experience when visiting our websites.

For more information about cookies, please visit http://www.allaboutcookies.org.

Google Analytics

Google Analytics cookies store information in order to report on website trends. The information collected includes the pages a visitor visits, the time a visit occurred, whether the visitor has been to the site before and what site referred the visitor to the web page. The cookies report website trends; they do not identify individual visitors and visitors cannot be tracked across multiple sites.

To opt out, you can disable cookies in your browser and you can install the Google Analytics Opt-out Add-on, which prevents Google Analytics from collecting information about website visits. To find out more visit http://www.google.com/analytics/learn/privacy.html

Lead Forensics

We use Lead Forensics’ IP Tracking technology to identify businesses visiting our websites and the pages they visit. Lead Forensics cannot identify the individual visiting the websites, only the company, and provide us with information readily available in the public domain, including the visiting company’s contact information. 

More information can be found on http://www.leadforensics.com.

AdRoll’s SmartPixel

AdRoll provides targeted advertising services and may place a cookie on your browser to allow them to serve adverts that are more relevant to you. When a cookie is dropped into your browser, they do not collect any information from you, the visitor. A cookie is only used to track the visitor's browsing behaviour which will help them serve the right adverts to you at the right time.

AdRoll do not save any information regarding visitors using the SmartPixel cookie; the data they do collect includes:

•   Website Activity: This is data about your browsing activity on our websites; for example which pages you visited.

•   Device and Browser Information: This is technical information about the device or browser you use to access our websites; for example the device’s IP address and type.

•   Advert Data: This is data about the online adverts AdRoll served (or attempted to serve) you. It includes information such as what page an advert appeared on, how many times it was served to you and whether you interacted with the advert.

This data may be used by third parties to target advertising on other sites based on your online activity.

We do not disclose or share any of your personal data with AdRoll.

You may opt out of receiving targeted advertising at any time using one or more of the following options:

•   clicking on the blue icon that typically appears in the corner of the adverts or by using the AdRoll Cookie Opt Out

•   AdRoll is a member of the Network Advertising Initiative (NAI) and you may use the NAI opt out tool to opt out of seeing targeted adverts from AdRoll and other NAI approved member companies.

•   AdRoll comply with the Self-Regulatory Principles for Online Behavioural Advertising as managed by the Digital Advertising Alliance (DAA) and you can opt out via the DAA website

•   The European Interactive Advertising Digital Alliance (EDAA) provide guidelines for online advertising and you can opt out via their Your Online Choices website

Opting out will not prevent you from seeing adverts and the adverts served will be less relevant because they won’t be tailored to your interests. The adverts might, for instance, be randomly generated or based on the web page you are visiting.

For more information, please read AdRoll’s Service Privacy Notice

LinkedIn Conversion Tracking and Insight Tag

The LinkedIn Insight Tag is a piece of lightweight JavaScript code that we have added to our websites to enable in-depth campaign reporting and to help us unlock valuable insights about our website visitors. We use the LinkedIn Insight Tag to track conversions, retarget website visitors, and unlock additional insights about members interacting with our LinkedIn adverts.

The LinkedIn Insight Tag enables the collection of metadata such as IP address information, timestamp, and events such as page views. All data is encrypted. The LinkedIn browser cookie is stored in a visitor's browser until they delete the cookie or the cookie expires (there’s a rolling six-month expiration from the last time the visitor’s browser loaded the Insight Tag).

You can opt out of cookies from LinkedIn on your LinkedIn settings page and recommend you read their Cookie Policy for more information.

Marketing automation

We take advantage of marketing automation software that uses a tracking code to record your browsing activity across our websites. The data collected allows us recognise you when you visit our websites again and tailor content to your interests with the aim of improving user experience. You can opt out by switching off cookies in your browser settings but by doing so our websites might not work as you would expect.

Sharing your personal data

Meridian may disclose your personal data to the following categories of recipients (in all cases, only when necessary to fulfil their function): 

  • Our staff (including emplyees and external consultants, professional advisors and agents);
  • Other functions and companies in the Meridian Group worldwide;
  • Government authorities and law enforcement officials, if required for the purposes specified above, if mandated by law, or if required by legal protection of our legitimate interests in compliance with applicable laws.

How we store your information

We are committed to the security of our clients' data.  Any personal data that you provide to us and from which you can be identified is stored securely and confidentially and is processed in accordance with the applicable legislation.  We take appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect against unauthorised or unlawful processing of your personal data. 

Where we store your data

All of the information that we collect from you is stored within the European Economic Area ("EEA").  The information that we collect from you may be transferred to a third country. 

International Transfers

While Meridian operates internationally, and may transfer your information outside your own country, rarely is data transferred outside of the EEA.  Whenever data is transferred outside of the EEA Meridian will only do so to countries which benefit from the European Commission's Adequacy Decision otherwise Meridian relies on EU Commission approved standard contractual clauses. 

How long will we keep your information

We will not keep your personal information for any purpose(s) for longer than is necessary and we will only retain the relevant personal information that is necessary in relation to the purpose. 

If you opted to receive newsletters, commercial emails or other communications from Meridian at the time you registered on the website but subsequently change your mind, you may opt out by emailing  info@meridianglobalservices.com

Your rights

Restriction:  You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes.  You can exercise your right to prevent such processing by clicking the unsubscribe button on any communication we send you or by emailing  info@meridianglobalservices.com

Change of preferences:  Where you have consented to us using your personal data you can withdraw that consent at any time.  

Rectification or erasure:  if the information that we hold about you is inaccurate or incomplete you can notify us to have us correct or supplement it.   You have the right to request that we delete any personal data that we hold on you unless we have the legal right or obligation to retain it.

Access:  You also have the right to ask us to provide a copy of any personal data we hold about you.

Automated decision-making:   Meridian does not carry out any automated decision-making based on personal data that you provide to us. 

Data portability:  You have the right to obtain personal data we hold about you, in a structured, electronic format.

Complaints:  If, for any reason, you are not happy with the way that we have handled your personal data, please contact us. If you are still not happy, you have the right to make a complaint to the Data Commissioner’s Office.

Data Protection Commissioner

21 Fitzwilliam Square South,

Dublin 2,

D02 RD28,


Meridian Group

  • Meridian Global VAT Services, Tallaght Business Park Tallaght, Dublin 24, Ireland.
  • Meridian Global VAT Services UK Limited, Part 8th Floor East Westworld, West Gate, London, England, W5 1DT
  • Meridian International VAT Consulting Limited, Part 8th Floor East Westworld, West Gate, London, England, W5 1DT
  • Meridian Global VAT Services (France) SAS, 115 Avenue De Paris , 94160 Saint-Mandé, France
  • Meridian Global VAT Services (Germany) GmbH, Hamburger Str. 8, 21244 Buchholz, Germany

Would you like to know more?

Any questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be addressed to dataprotectionofficer@meridianglobalservices.com