This Policy explains our practices regarding your personal information, including how we collect, use, and share your personal information, and your rights regarding the personal information we collect when you use an ESEP website, journal website or other online service (each a “Service” and collectively “Services”).
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
Information You Provide to Us
We will collect information from you if you register for an account, establish a personal profile to gain access to the journal Services, if you ask to be notified by email about online content. This requires the input of information that identifies you or your device, directly or indirectly, whether used on its own or combined with other information (“Personal Information”).
Personal Information we collect may include, but is not limited to, identifiers such as your name, username and password, address (postal and email), telephone number, professional background and educational information, affiliations, certain legally protected demographic information, and inferences that can be drawn from that information.
Information Collected by Third Parties
Third Party Social Media — If you choose to register and sign in using a third-party social media account, the authentication of your login is handled by the third-party account and the Services may collect your name, profile photograph, email address, and any other information from your third-party account that you agree to share at the time you give permission to link your third-party account with the Services. By doing this, you are authorizing us to collect, store, and use the data they send us.
Information Collected Automatically
In addition to the information that you provide to us directly, we may collect information about your Internet Activity and use of the Services to help us measure and analyze traffic and usage. This helps us to enhance and improve the Services. For example, we may collect:
Device Information — such as your hardware model, IP address, other unique identifiers, operating system version, browser type and settings, and the settings of the device you use to access a Service.
Usage Information — such as information about the Services you use, the date and time, the duration of your usage, the files downloaded or viewed, and other information about your interaction with content offered through a Service.
Geo-Location Information — such as the general location of your device in order to provide you with more relevant content and ads for where you are in the world when you use certain Services.
Other Information We Collect
We may also collect other information about you, your device, or your use of the Services in ways that we describe to you at the point of collection or otherwise with your consent. You may choose not to provide us with certain types of information but doing so may affect your ability to use the Services.
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies but can be configured not to or to notify you when a cookie is being sent. If you wish to disable cookies, refer to your browser help menu to learn how. If you disable cookies, doing so may interfere with or prevent the proper function of a Service.
HOW IS THIS INFORMATION USED?
Information that you provide to us is used for several business purposes, including to process, fulfill, and deliver your requests for content and services. This includes, for example, processing your subscription, sending you content and updates (including by email) and enabling you to participate in the features provided by the Services. Through such features, we are able to bring you information and content tailored to your individual interests and needs. We also may contact you periodically with information and surveys relating to the Services, unless you have indicated you do not wish to receive such further information. You may unsubscribe from our email services at any time.
Information collected automatically is used to monitor users’ interests and usage patterns in order to help us enhance and improve our service offerings.
Some of our Web sites link to other sites created and maintained by other public and/or private sector organizations. We provide these links solely for your information and convenience. When you link to an outside Web site, you are leaving our portal and our information management policies no longer apply.