Effective Date: 03 November 2019
This Privacy Notice applies to the microPublication.org website and related subdomains (e.g. https://portal.micropublication.org/). This Privacy Notice explains our general privacy practices about the collection, use, and disclosure of user information collected in connection with visits to our websites. Certain microPublication websites may have their own privacy notices that also apply, and visitors to such sites should review the applicable privacy notice.
The term “personally identifiable information” means individually identifiable information about an individual collected online by a site operator from that individual and maintained by the operator in an accessible form, including any of the following:
microPublication does not automatically collect personally identifiable information about visitors to the microPublication websites other than the visitor’s IP address.
Web server logs collect and store certain system-related information automatically. This information includes:
This information is used to help us make our sites more useful for you. With this data, we learn about the number of visitors to our sites and the types of technology our visitors use. The information collected may be used in aggregate to inform decisions about website content and structure. It may also be used for troubleshooting purposes, or to detect and investigate abuse. With the exception of abuse investigations, no attempts are made to identify individual users or their usage habits.
microPublication websites are not directed to children under 13 years of age, do not sell products or services intended for purchase by children, and do not knowingly collect or store any personal information, even in aggregate, about children under the age of 13. We encourage parents and teachers to be involved in children’s Internet explorations. It is particularly important for parents to guide their children when they are asked to provide personal information online.
Other than the technical information collected automatically about your visit (described above), some users of microPublication websites may choose to submit new articles, conduct reviews of articles as a public service and otherwise voluntarily provide information. Information may be requested for the purpose of making information or services available to you and to maintain and manage our relationship with you, including providing communications and associated services, or to better understand and serve your needs. This information is generally retained as long as you continue to maintain a relationship with us. For example, if you sign up for email communications and later unsubscribe, your contact information will be deleted. Submitting the requested information is wholly voluntary. However, not providing the requested information (or subsequently asking that the data be removed) may affect our ability to deliver the service for which the information is needed. Providing the requested information indicates your consent to the collection, use, and disclosure of this information as described in this notice. Information we may actively collect could include your email addresses if we communicate with you via email, your name, and your comments and questions about the websites.
Any articles that you submit to microPublication will be maintained in perpetuity as a permanent entry to the scientific record.
Other than sharing your information for the processing purposes described above, and with other appropriate personnel and units to ensure the quality, functionality, and security of our websites, or to manage your relationship with us, we will not disclose personally identifiable information about your use of these microPublication sites except under the following circumstances:
Unauthorized attempts to upload or change information on microPublication websites are strictly prohibited and may be punishable by law, including under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act of 1986, and the National Information Infrastructure Protection Act of 1996.
You may choose to provide us with personal information, for example in an email containing your comments or questions. We may use this information to improve our service to you or to respond to your request. There may be times when your message is forwarded to other microPublication employees who may be better able to help you.
Reference on a microPublication site to any specific commercial products, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise, does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by microPublicaiton. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of microPublication, and shall not be used for advertising or product endorsement purposes.
If you reside within the European Union or the European Economic Area (consisting of the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, and Norway), please click here for additional information regarding rights and protections that apply to you under the General Data Protection Regulation.
If you have questions or concerns about this policy, please contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.