Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

The data collected from registered and non-registered users of this journal falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to informs readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviors, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.
This journal’s editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this
journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here. The authors published in this journal are responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported here. Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include

(a) breach notification;
(b) right of access;
(c) the right to be forgotten;
(d) data portability; and
(e) privacy by design.

The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

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JMBFS’s Privacy Philosophy
Journal of microbiology, biotechnology and food sciences (next „JMBFS“) is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the information we collect from you on web sites owned and operated by JMBFS („JMBFS Web Sites“). This Privacy Policy sets forth the information we collect about you, how we use this information, and the choices you have about how we use such information.

Cookies
Like most web sites, JMBFS collects information regarding your use of the JMBFSWeb Sites through the use of cookies. Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a website’s computers and stored on your computer. The type of information we collect as a result of a cookie being stored on your computer includes the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; computer and connection information such as browser type and version, operating system, and platform; and click stream data, including date and time, cookie number and content you viewed or searched for on the JMBFS Web Sites.

We collect and use, and may from time to time supply third parties with, non-personally identifiable information as anonymous, aggregated user data for the purposes of site usage analysis, quality control and improving the JMBFS Web Sites. We use temporary „session“ cookies to maintain information we need to have in order for you to view articles and browse from page to page. We use „persistent“ cookies to give you a more personalized browsing experience and to help you navigate the Site more efficiently. In all cases in which cookies are used, the cookie will not collect personally identifiable information except with your explicit permission. You can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether by accessing your browser’s preferences menu.

JMBFS Web Sites may contain links to other web sites that are beyond our control. In the event you choose to access such web sites, JMBFS is not responsible for any actions or policies of such third parties. We recommend that you check the applicable privacy policy of such party before submitting any information to them.

Collection and Use of Information
We sometimes request users of the JMBFS Web Sites to provide personally identifiable information. The information collected from a user is strictly voluntary. In order to access certain content and to make use of the advanced personalization features of the JMBFS Web Sites, you must register and obtain a personal User Name and Password. If you register, you may be asked for your contact information, such as your name, e-mail address, postal address, and country of residence („Personal Information“). Personal Information can only be retrieved by supplying the correct User Name and Password that is linked to your profile.

The JMBFS Web Sites may provide you with comment boards and/or other opportunities to post information and interact with other users. In the event you voluntarily disclose personally identifiable information using such services, that information, along with any substantive information disclosed in your communication or post, can be collected, correlated and used by third parties. This may result in unsolicited messages from third parties. Such activities are beyond the control of JMBFS. JMBFS does not monitor or review the contents of any comment board message or other interactive posting option available through the JMBFS Web Sites.

How Personal Information Is Used
We use the Personal Information that you provide for completion and support of the activity for which the information was provided, such as allowing access to or delivery of our products or services or responding to your requests or inquiries.

We also may use the Personal Information for JMBFS Web Sites and system administration, such as for the technical support of JMBFS Web Sites and their computer system, including processing computer account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining JMBFS Web Sites, and verification of JMBFS Web Sites activity by JMBFS Web Sites or their agents; tailoring or customizing content or design of JMBFS Web Sites during a single visit to an JMBFS Web Site and individualized personalization of JMBFS Web Sites on repeat visits; research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve JMBFS Web Sites and our services; analysis to create a profile used to determine the habits, interests or other characteristics of users for purposes of research, analysis and anonymous reporting, and communicating with you about changes or updates to JMBFS Web Sites or, with your consent, special offers or promotions. JMBFS will not share your email address with any third party without your consent. Additionally, you will have the opportunity to opt out from special offers and promotions to which you may have previously consented.

A Special Note about Children, Children’s Privacy and Our Compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act
In compliance with the Children’s Online Privacy Protection Act (COPPA), the JMBFS Web Sites are intended for general audiences. JMBFS does not intend to collect any Personal Information from children under 13 years of age, unless we believe such collection to be permitted by law. Our JMBFS Web Sites target an audience that is over the age of 18 and some content may not be appropriate for all ages. Parental supervision is recommended. If you are the parent or guardian of a child under 13 and believe that he or she has disclosed Personal Information to us, please contact JMBFS at jmbfs@jmbfs.org. Upon request, the parent or guardian of a child under 13 may review and request the deletion of such child’s Personal Information, as well as refuse to permit the further collection or use of such Personal Information.

Our Commitment to Data Security
We recognize that your privacy is important to you, and therefore, we endeavor to keep your Personal Information confidential. The Personal information about each user is stored on servers that are behind a firewall and physically housed within a secure data center. Furthermore, our internal practices help protect your privacy by limiting employee access to and use of Personal Information. However, we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your personal information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alterations, and do not accept any liability for the security of the Personal Information submitted to us nor for your or third parties‘ use or misuse of Personal Information.

About this Privacy Policy
Any changes to our Privacy Policy will be posted on this page so that you are always aware of our policies.

If at any time you believe that we have not adhered to this Privacy Policy, please contact JMBFS at jmbfs@jmbfs.org. JMBFSwill use reasonable efforts to resolve and disputes under this Privacy Policy and will use reasonable efforts to promptly investigate and, if necessary, correct any problem.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit a site and some services and functionalities may not work.

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The JMBFS cannot take responsibility for information found on third party Web sites outside its control. While we attempt to provide links only to third-party Web sites that comply with all applicable laws and regulations and our standards, please understand that the content on these third-party Web sites is subject to change without notice to JMBFS. We therefore cannot be responsible for, and accept no liability for, any information or opinion contained in any third-party web site.

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