Privacy Policy

As Bastas Publications, we recognize the importance of protecting sensitive personal information. We take necessary steps to ensure that the information collected by our journals (https://www.bastas.co.uk/journals) is processed, stored and used with utmost respect for the privacy of our users. This policy describes how we collect information, what information we collect, how we use and protect them. By using our services, users agree to the terms and conditions of this privacy policy.

Our journals collect personal information when users browse through the journal websites, register to the online editorial and publication system, or correspond with the editorial and support staff of the publisher and our journals by post, telephone, or e-mail.

Journal websites may set a "cookie" on user computer to enhance user experience and website functionality. Users may create an account in online editorial and publication system engage in activities such as submitting new manuscripts, reviewing an article, committing an editorial decision, etc. In the course of using our services, we collect and store personal information such as the name, e-mail address and other contact information, affiliation, country, and OrcID of the user.

Our journals use collected personal information for the following purposes:

- access to personal accounts to the online editorial and publication system.

- communicate with authors, reviewers, editors about the progress of the manuscripts

- issue invoices

- solicite new articles.

We limit access to protected personal information on a "need-to-know" basis. We take necessary precautions to ensure the confidentiality and integrity of these personal information. We are not a partner of an ad server company.

Except where necessary, such as the publication of the article on article web pages, we do not disclose personal information to other third parties.

Collected information is retained for as long as it is necessary for the purposes for which it was collected. 

We reserve the right to make changes to this policy without prior notice.

 

If you have additional questions or concerns that are not addressed in this page, please contact contact@bastas.co.uk.

 

Updated on 19 November 2021