This policy delineates our commitment to safeguarding your privacy, detailing the types of data we collect and our intentions regarding its use. We are an open-access publisher and offer platforms for open scientific collaboration.
We take extensive measures to safeguard all the data we gather from you on our websites, ensuring that it remains shielded from unauthorized access by external parties. Your privacy is of utmost importance to us, and we employ the latest security technologies and physical safeguards to ensure its protection.
While you are using our websites, your interactions with individual pages will be monitored and logged in web server log files, referred to as 'Log Data.' we may use Log Data for statistical analysis, identifying usage patterns on the websites, and enhancing their structure and content presentation. The usage information we collect (via HTTP Cookies) encompasses referring URLs, browser and device specifications, IP addresses, operating systems, as well as the dates and times of website visits.
Our websites may utilize Google Analytics to assist in gathering data about visitors' interactions with our sites. We use this information to compile reports and enhance our websites. The cookies employed by Google Analytics collect data in an anonymous format, including visitor counts, referral sources, and pages visited during a site visit.
To access personalized services, you will need to register a user account on our websites. During the registration process, we will request certain personal details, including but not limited to your name, a valid email address, affiliation, postal address, phone number, password, academic credentials, your role within your institution or organization, and your research interests. Some of this information is necessary to properly establish your user account, enabling you to utilize all the services available. We may utilize this information to fulfill our contractual obligations with you, such as the publication of your articles. Additionally, we may employ this information internally for purposes such as assessing and enhancing our operations, responding to your inquiries, requests, or feedback, conducting targeted marketing efforts, and identifying and preventing fraud, claims, or other liabilities. We may also contact you via email to bring to your attention content that may be of interest, such as new services, products, or publications, as well as for advertising purposes.
As a registered user, you have the ability to access your account at any time to make corrections or updates. In compliance with applicable data privacy regulations, you have the right to request access to the information we have on file or process about you. Upon your request, we will also furnish you with a copy of all the personal information we hold regarding your profile. When you request the deactivation of your account, we will proceed to delete this personal information. However, certain personal data may be retained for a specific duration in order to meet our legal obligations and address any potential disputes.
"We may provide links to external websites that are not under our control. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices, services, or content of these other websites, and we cannot be held accountable for them.