Privacy Policy

As Bastas Publications, we recognize the importance of protecting delicate personal data. We take precautions required to make sure that the data acquired by our journals is processed, stored, and utilized with highest regard 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 acquire and store personal data, e.g., the name, e-mail 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 journal web pages, we do not disclose personal information to other third parties.

Collected information is stored just as long as it is required for its purpose. 

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.

 

Last updated on 15 February 2022