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Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

Last updated: 2022-04-30

Welcome to Manuscript Engine. This Privacy Policy describes our practices in connection with the information we collect through our digital platform, accessible at https://manuscript-engine.journalslibrary.com/, used for managing and processing manuscript submissions. This policy applies to information we collect through our website, services, and applications.

CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time. The latest effective date will be highlighted at the top of the policy. We encourage you to review this policy periodically to be informed about how we are protecting your information.

PERSONAL DATA COLLECTED

We collect data to provide and improve our services. We collect:

  • Identification Information: Name, affiliation, contact details.
  • Submission Information: Manuscripts, peer reviews, decisions.
  • Communication Records: Correspondence related to submissions.
  • Technical Data: Logins, IP addresses, browser and device information, usage data.

PURPOSES OF PROCESSING

Your data is processed for:

  • Service Provision: Managing submissions, reviews, and publications.
  • Communication: Responding to inquiries and updating you about your submissions.
  • Improvement and Maintenance: Enhancing the functionality and security of our platform.
  • Legal Compliance: Adhering to regulatory obligations.

RECIPIENTS OF THE DATA

Data may be shared with:

  • Internal Teams: To manage services and user assistance.
  • Peer Reviewers: Whom we engage for manuscript reviews.
  • Service Providers: External companies that provide services like hosting and maintenance.
  • Legal Authorities: When required by law or to protect our rights.

DATA SECURITY

We implement robust technical and organisational measures to protect personal data against unauthorised access, alteration, disclosure, or destruction.

DATA RETENTION

Personal data is retained only for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this policy unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.

INTERNATIONAL TRANSFER

Your data may be transferred to, and maintained on, computers located outside of your state, province, country, or other governmental jurisdiction where the data protection laws may differ from those of your jurisdiction.

YOUR RIGHTS AND CHOICES

You have rights over your personal data, including the right to access, correct, delete, or restrict its use. You may also have the right to object to processing and to export your data. Contact us at the details below to make such requests.

CONTACT US

For more information about our privacy practices, or if you have questions or would like to make a complaint, please contact us at: