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Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent to us by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
This policy was last updated on 18th July 2018.
1. Who are we?
We are tripleC: Communication, Capitalism & Critique, an unconventional, uncommon, critical Open Access Journal for a Global Sustainable Information Society. It is available for free on the Internet for your use.
2. How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you register as a reader or make a submission to our journal.
3. What information do we collect and how is it used?
We only collect information which allows us to subscribe you to our newsletter, register you to the website or facilitate journal submissions.
4. Controlling your information
You have certain rights concerning the information we hold about you, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us.
We have taken steps to ensure that all of the information you provide to us is collected, transferred and stored in a secure way.
7. Data breaches
Where appropriate we will promptly notify you of any unauthorised access to your personal information.
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information you can contact us directly and we will investigate the matter.
1. Who Are We?
This website belongs to tripleC, an academic open access journal that publishes and provides articles in its field of studies (as specified in its aims and objectives) to readers free of charge based on a Creative Commons licence.
The website administrators consist of a limited number of journal managers and guest editors who may have access to your personal data for the purpose of managing the website and/or the journal. A list of current journal managers can be viewed via the user dashboard.
2. How Do We Collect Information From You?
We obtain information about you when you subscribe to our newsletter, register as a reader or make a submission to our journal.
3. What Information Do We Collect and How is it Used?
We only collect information which allows us to provide you access to your account or facilitate journal submissions. This may include contacting you about your account or your submission.
3.1. The Journal
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’s used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, 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 (PKP) in an anonymised 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.
3.2. Financial Support
tripleC communicates with registered users for the purpose of organising reviews and publishing articles.
tripleC neither sells access to articles as a commodity nor does it charge general article processing charges (APCs) for the basic publication of standard-length articles nor does it sell its audience and data as commodity in the form of advertising. We therefore differ from the vast majority of journals that either sell access or publishing capacity or audience data as commodity. Given tripleC’s organisational model, its existence and financial basis are volatile. We depend on institutional support, donations and other unconventional, modest income sources.
Given tripleC’s volatile finances, it is a legitimate interest that we obtain voluntary financial support by institutions and individuals that does not take on commodity form. The journal on occasion contacts registered users to ask them to help supporting this legitimate interest. Users who register with tripleC can be reasonably expected to support and have an interest in the continued existence of tripleC.
3.3. Sensitive data
We do not gather sensitive personal data (e.g. health, genetic, biometric data, racial or ethnic origin, political opinions, religious or philosophical beliefs, trade union membership, sexual orientation, and criminal convictions.) We expressly request that you do not provide any such sensitive data to us.
3.4. Children's information
Our website and services are not directed to children under 13. If you learn that a child under 13 has provided us with personal information without consent please contact us.
3.5. Site features
If you register an account will ask you to provide your name, email address, country and affiliation so that we can identify you on the site. This information is stored in the website database to which only the website administrators have access and it is not shared with any third-parties. We will keep this information indefinitely unless you explicitly request that it be deleted.
If you make a journal submission we will ask you to provide your name, email address, country and affiliation so that we can identify you on the site. This information is stored in the website database to which only the website administrators have access and it is not shared with any third-parties. Your contact information may also be transferred to software such as Microsoft Outlook to better facilitate communication and management of journal submissions. This software will also only be accessible to the journal managers and guest editors. We will keep this contact information indefinitely unless you explicitly request that it be deleted.
3.6. Third parties
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties and we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.
We make use of the following third-parties who may have access to your data:
3.6.5. Google reCAPTCHA
3.7. Do Not Track
We do not currently support "Do Not Track" requests. To determine whether any of the third-party services honor "Do Not Track" requests please read their privacy policies.
3.8. Hosting and server logs
4. Controlling Your Information
You have certain rights concerning the information we hold about you, as defined under the General Data Protection Regulation. If you wish to exercise these rights please contact us and be sure to include your email address since this is the unique identifier we use to identify and collate personal information.
4.1. Requesting a copy of your information
You may request a copy of any data we hold about you. Upon request, we will provide an XML file containing the personal data we hold on record about you.
4.2. Updating or correcting your information
If you change your email address, or if any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, you can sign in to your account to update it.
4.3. Deleting your information
You have the right to request erasure of your personal information. Unless there is a compelling reason for the data not to be erased (for example, if we need to use that data to fulfil our contractual or legal obligations or if it will undermine the legitimacy of a journal submission), your personal data will be deleted on request.
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In order to protect your information from loss, misuse or unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect. These steps include the following:
- Encryption in transit: all information is sent over secure connections using modern encryption
- Data minimisation: we only collect and store the information that is essential to the operation of our website as outlined above
- Password best practice: all administrator accounts have strong passwords. Users are responsible for managing their own passwords
- Security best practice concerning devices (PCs, laptops, mobile devices), online accounts, physical access and storage
- Training and accountability on data protection.
7. Data Breaches
Steps have been taken to minimise the risk of a data breach, as well as the impact of any breach should it occur. Where appropriate we will promptly notify you of any unauthorised access to your personal information.
If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information please contact us directly and we will investigate the matter.