Current Bioscience is committed to protecting the privacy of authors and other users of the submission systems and websites of Current Bioscience. The limited personal data that are collected are never shared with advertisers and shared only as necessary with each server’s technical support partners. All reasonable practices are followed to ensure the ongoing protection of the personal data of authors, Affiliates, and users that may be collected and used during manuscript ingestion, assessment, production processing, posting, and delivery of information related to various aspects of submission and publication server operations.
For the processing of papers submitted for posting on a Current Bioscience server, Current Bioscience collects personal data such as author names, ORCID IDs, email addresses, affiliations, phone, and fax numbers, and other details to accurately identify authors and the individual submitting a manuscript.
The terms noted below provide an accounting of how personal data are collected and used for the purposes of preparing and posting article content.
Specifics related to the collection and use of personal data:
- Personally identifiable information: The collection of author and preprint Affiliate details is required for accurate identification in the manuscript submission system. Personal data collected at the time of submission are also used to register authors and Affiliates for accounts within the submission system.
- Non-personally identifiable information: This is information that is neither used nor intended to be used to personally identify an individual and is neither associated with nor linked to personally identifiable information. These are data such as your Internet protocol (IP) address, browser type, browser language, and date and time of your visit.
- Cookies: “Cookies,” which are used on our sites, are small pieces of information that a website sends to your computer’s web browser while you are viewing a website. We may use both session cookies (which expire once you close your web browser) and persistent cookies (which stay on your computer until you delete them) to provide you with a more personalized and interactive experience. Persistent cookies can be removed or blocked by following the help file directions in your Internet browser. We also use login cookies that allow you to retain access for a specified period. When your cookie expires, you may need to log in again to regain access. There are also third-party cookies that may be set on the sites to deliver analytics data.
- Aggregated data: Data about the collective behavior of visitors to the article’s site may be collected and displayed. However, personally identifiable information is never disclosed other than as described herein.
- Accessing and removing personally identifiable data: Users can access the personally identifiable data we have collected about them at any time by signing into the Current Bioscience manuscript submission system for sites to which they have registered. This will bring them to an Edit Personal Information page, where they can review and update their personal information. Users can request that any data they have provided to us be removed from our servers and computer networks by clicking the “contact us” link in the footer of the website.
- Third-party sharing: Author metadata are shared with third-party databases such as Crossref as part of routine indexing of posted content. Search engines index content directly from posted content on our server website.
- Personal data stored in manuscript submission systems: Author and Affiliate account profiles, with identifiable personal details, are preserved in the server’s manuscript submission system after the processing of each article and are visible to authorized staff within Current Bioscience. Email addresses and other personal information are never sold to third parties.
- Author and site user emails are collected as part of the signup for receipt of new-content Alerts; email addresses collected for this purpose are not used for any purpose other than the delivery of Alerts.
- All other personal information collected at the manuscript submission stage, at any point during the article editorial or production process, or on pages that offer to authors, Affiliates, or site users additional alerting or other services is used expressly for the stated purpose.