Ã˜ SC will collect the information in three possible ways: directly from the inputs provided by you, third-party sources, and automated technologies. We collect the information depending on the service we provide to you as per your request, personal, and professional information will include: Your first name, last name, designation, contact details such as email address, phone number, postal address, social media handle.
Ã˜ For account login credentials: User name, password, hints for passwords, and related security information.
Ã˜ Professional details such as job title, your current position, affiliations, gender, photo, the field of study, professional email ID, profile information, practice area, ORDCID ID, and areas of interest.
Ã˜ Government-issued ID numbers for personal identity and payment information such as credit or debit card numbers.
Ã˜ Information that you conveyed to our customer support and data provided by you in search queries or your favorites.
Ã˜ Communication preferences such as email or phone and preferred languages and type and frequency and alerts that you sign up to receive.
Ã˜ Social networks that permit us to access the data.
Device & Data Usage:
The information about how your device interacts with the service will be collected automatically. Information will be collected through our servers, cookies service and, other technologies. (You can regulate the cookies through settings in your browser and other tools. In case you block the cookies, you may not be able to access a few features such as login, register, and other services. (For more details, read the cookie notice)
The Information Includes:
Ã˜ Device, IP address, type of browser, operating system, software, performance data.
Ã˜ Usage data: Features used, URL stream data, visited pages, timestamp, and exit pages visited by you on the service.
Ã˜ Services to detect the place of your device.
Ã˜ Using of your information by SC
Ã˜ SSG is committed to serving the customer and giving the best experience with our service. Based on services you need from us; we use your personal information provided by you to:
Ã˜ Reply to your request, queries and concerns or comments;
Ã˜ Invite you to review or submit manuscripts and to contribute to our publishing organization programs;
Ã˜ Issue payment statements;
Ã˜ Resolve disputes based on complying with our legal obligation and administering our agreements;
Ã˜ Provide, activate and manage access by you to and use of the Service;
Ã˜ Process and complete a request by you such as download, order, subscription, or any other transaction;
Ã˜ Send alerts about updates, changes and announcements pertained to the services;
Ã˜ Offer you customization wherever needed and to make the service more organized, relevant for you and your interests;
Ã˜ Enhance the service from time to time such as new features, products, content, and events;
Ã˜ Send promotional messages, advertisements, and information regarding the products and services officered by SSG and our group companies, societies, and sponsors;
Ã˜ Provide technical or any support to you about the service;
Ã˜ Recognize usage trends, data analysis developments for the purposes of research advancements, audits, reporting, and various business operations, such as pay license fees, royalties to third parties, to regulate the effectiveness of promotional campaigns by us, access our service performance.
Sharing of Your Details:
Ã˜ We may share personal information provided by you in the following contexts and ways.
Ã˜ If you access the SC services through subscription managed by your institution, the data gathered through our services such as your personal information, the number of items downloaded by you, items you accessed may be shared with administrators to assess various purposes such as the purpose of usage analysis, management of subscription, etc.
Ã˜ To send promotional messages, advertisements, and information regarding the products and services officered by SC and our group companies, societies, and sponsors.
Ã˜ We may share your information with our affiliates, partners, service providers (editors, reviewers, email service providers, our event venues, customer support, payment processors, IT service providers, and other service providers)
a) To meet the requirements of any applicable law, legal process
b) To investigate any fraud or security and for any corporate transaction
c) To protect the rights, the safety of our services, our users, and employees.
While using various services from SC, you may post messages, comments, and other content or you may share your personal information. Any such info that you reveal publicly may be used by others or indexed by search engines and later it might be difficult to remove. So please, be cautious about this when sharing any personal information in such public areas.
Ã˜ You can manage communications by customization and preferences when you register. We reserve the right to alert you of updates or changes whenever necessary.
Retention & Security of Data.
Ã˜ Your data will be retained as long as it is required to provide the service, to fulfill the requested transactions, or any other legal obligations or records.
Ã˜ Any personal information that you shared with us, will be protected against theft, loss or misuse, alteration, disclosure, and unauthorized access by using suitable technical methods.
Ã˜ Your information may be deposited and processed in your area or any other country where SC companies and supporting service provides maintain servers and your data protection continues with standard measures wherever it is placed.
Ã˜ SC reserves all rights and remedies whether legal or equitable.
Ã˜ For any request, comments, questions, contact [email protected]