Privacy Policy

Any reference to "Publisher", "we", "us" and "our" is to the Publisher of this journal, except where the relevant service is provided by another company, in which case references to ' we', 'us' or 'our' shall, in respect of those services, be references to that company.

Your privacy

Protecting your privacy is one of our top priorities. From time to time we may change this Privacy Policy without further notice to you and we will post revisions on the Website. We thus recommend that you regularly review this policy for any changes as it is your responsibility to do so. 

Our privacy commitment

We will make every effort to protect your privacy by adopting a consistently high level of site security and adhering to strict company policies on how we store and use personal information. This privacy policy has been developed under our legal obligations and may be updated from time to time.

Language of Terms

These terms are provided in the English language. Where they are translated into a language that is not English (even from our website), it is done for your convenience only to aid your interpretation of the terms. We cannot guarantee the accuracy of such translation.

Accounts and Passwords

If you have registered or subscribed to this website, any user identification code or password must be kept confidential and used only by you (unless agreed in writing with us). We reserve the right to disable any user identification code or password whether chosen by you or allocated by us at any time if in our opinion you have failed to comply with any of the provisions of these terms of use.

User content

Right to Use

You grant us a worldwide, irrevocable, non-exclusive, royalty-free license to use, reproduce, adapt, publish, translate and distribute your user content provided for this website in any existing or future media. Here, "your user content" shall mean materials (including without limitation text, images, audio material, video and audio-visual materials) that you submit to this website, for whatever purpose.

Right to Submission

Your user content must not be illegal or unlawful, must not infringe any third party's legal rights, and must not be capable of giving rise to legal action whether against you or us or a third party (in each case under any applicable law). You must not submit any user content that is or has ever been the subject of any threatened or actual legal proceedings or other similar complaints to this website.

Any personal data collected from those submitting data for this website are for identification of data source and communication in respect of our products and the user content. Such data may be retained permanently in our database and will not be released to a third party without the consent of the person providing the data unless for the indexing of content, storage of data, research/scientific purposes or otherwise stated elsewhere on our website. For this purpose, the Editor of this journal may be contacted.

We reserve the right to edit or remove any material submitted to or published on the website.

Right to Erase

The person providing data has the right to request the erasure of personal data related to him or her for any of the following reasons which include a case where our legitimate interests are overridden by the interests or fundamental rights and freedoms of the person providing data (which require protection of personal data), cease further dissemination of the data, and potentially have third parties halt processing of the data provided the data is not for research/scientific purposes.

Right to Access

It is the right for a person providing data to obtain from us confirmation as to whether or not personal and/or other data concerning them is/are being pro­cessed, where and for what purpose. The person also has the right to obtain a portable copy of the stored data, which they have previously provided in a ‘commonly use and ma­chine-readable format, view their data and access an overview of how it is being processed.

Right to Contest

The person providing data has the right to contest any automated decision-making that was made on a solely-algorithmic basis, and the right to file complaints with a Data Protection Authority


Where we disclose your personal information to a third party, the third party in question will be obligated to use that personal information under the terms of this privacy statement. 

In addition to the disclosures reasonably necessary for the purposes identified elsewhere above, we may disclose your personal information to the extent that it is required to do so by law, in connection with any legal proceedings or prospective legal proceedings, and to establish, exercise or defend its legal rights