There are no refunds or cancellation of Publication fees if the author withdraws his or her paper from consideration; or if he or she declines to revise and resubmit.
Refunds for Paperswhich have been published is not possible in any case.
Collection of Personal Information
We may request users of this Site to provide personal information. The information collected directly from a user may include contact information such as the user's name and e-
How Personal Information is Used
We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:
Completion and support of the activity for which the information was provided, such as allowing access to various resources, or responding to your requests or inquiries;Website and system administration, such as for the technical support of the Site and its computer system, including processing computer account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining the Site, and verification of Site activity by the Site; Tailoring or customizing content or design of the Site during a single visit to the Site and individualized personalization of the Site on repeat visits;Research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve the Site and our products and services;Pseudonymous analysis to create a profile used to determine the habits, interests or other characteristics of users for purposes of research, analysis and anonymous reporting; and communicating with you about changes and updates to the Site and our products and services and special offers, promotions, events and research surveys.
We may on occasion also match or combine the personal information that you provide with information that we obtain from other sources or that is already in our records, whether collected online or offline or by predecessor or affiliated group companies, for such purposes.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties
Access to your personal information is restricted to our employees, representatives, service providers, and entities for which we are acting as an agent, licensee or publisher, such as societies, for the purposes set forth above. Your personal information may be used by all of our trading names and affiliated group companies and transferred to other countries for processing. These countries may not have similar data privacy laws, but if we transfer your information in this way, we will take steps to ensure that your information continues to be protected.
We also may share your personal information with our affiliated group companies worldwide and/or with non-
If the Site offers an online content database or learning service ("Service") and you access the Service through an institution-
We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except under the following circumstances:
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We may contract with third-
Retention of Personal Information
We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to our Nobel cause of promoting research or until you request that we remove the data.
Our Commitment to Data Security
We endeavor to keep your personal information confidential and protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse or alteration through the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical safeguards. The personal and demographic information about each user is stored on systems that are subject to appropriate physical and electronic security measures, and we limit employee access to and use of such information.
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