Privacy Policy


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Privacy Policy

Publisher is committed to protect the privacy of your personal information as we understand and respect the rights of users for its protection and the importance of accurate and security-conscious use thereof.

Appropriate administrative and technical data protection measures are implemented to protect the users against unauthorized access, misuse, loss, theft or disclosure of personal data. Regardless of type of personal information collected and processed by Publisher, all information is processed, retained and secured under the current Swiss legislation. We have drawn up this Privacy Policy to clearly describe how we treat the personal information you leave and entrust us when

Collected Personal Information

Publisher offers various services for users worldwide. If you wish to use all or any of services we will ask you to provide information about yourself which the system indicates for carrying out the successful registration and opening the account for further use.

1. Personal data:
To provide adequate services and to cover users’ wishes and requirements Publisher collects, processes, retains and uses yourpersonal data:

  • Personal names
  • Usernames and passwords
  • Contact details: phone number, e-mail address
  • Affiliation/organization details
  • Professional background, preferences and interests
  • Payment information (based on different types of cooperation: subscription-based model, purchasing a product, open-access publication model)
  • Any content submitted by users
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

2. User-related information:
Our site doesn’t require any personal information to enter if your intention is to visit it and make search through the available content for acquiring information of your current interest or request. The system may automatically collect electronic user-related information such as:

  • Cookies
  • The source redirecting you to our website
  • Internet Protocol address and language used
  • Your country
  • Date and time of your visit or request
  • Your device type and its requirements/solutions
  • Information on the operating system of your device
All these user-related data are collected by our server and kept strictly anonymous straight after its getting.

Use of Personal Information

Publisher uses, processes the collected personal information exclusively for performing its obligations and providing offered services properly and timely to meet your needs and requirements.

Personal dataentered by you while registering the account to get benefits from our services or to subscribe to our newsletters are processed for the purpose of:

  • Completing the registration, including acknowledgement of e-mail address and further informing you about its success
  • Identifying you when signing-in
  • Maintaining and administering the registered account
  • Keeping you informed about state of things in regard to the service you have chosen
  • Providing a customer care support
  • 的产品质量,date changes, possibilities, opportunities

User-related informationautomatically collected by our server is used for:

  • Improving the technical solutions to the best possible level to respond your requests and needs
  • Adopting our site to the settings of your devices
  • Analyzing and optimizing the website
  • Ensuring the website security
  • Making a statistical analysis about the use of site
  • Gathering a geographic information exclusively for internal use
  • Detecting and fixing technical problems/bugs that may lead to difficulties in informational use of website, satisfying requests and providing all or any of services

External Links

Publisher uses external links exceptionally for your convenience and benefits and with informative purposes, for instance, when you look through the detailed information about conferences or would like to share your article in social media. We strongly recommend you to acquaint with their private policies in order to avoid misunderstandings with supervening innocent infringement or misconduct.

Managing your personal information

Publisher highly respects the rights for protection of personal information and by no manner of means our Privacy Policy restricts your entitlements. Alongside with our control and security, you are free to manage your personal information at your discretion.

  • You may change your personal information in the registered account or send the request to our support team.
  • You may deactivate your account, which may be restored if you change your previous decision.
  • You may revoke your consent about storage and sharing your personal data with Publisher at any time.
  • You may stop getting any our newsletters by unsubscribing from this service through the link available in each such letter.
We guarantee that Publisher is not using and will not use your personal data for trades with the third parties without your consent for this or in cases when it is required by the law.

GÉANT Data Protection Code of Conduct (CoCo)

Name of the service

Provide access to publishing platform and published online materials.

Data controller and a contact person
Trans Tech Publications project. Contact Server operated by GConnect CH.

CH, Switzerland

Personal data processed
The following attributes are fetched from SAML enabled Identity Providers:

  • urn:oid: (eduPersonTargetedID, mandatory attribute)
  • urn:oid: (eduPersonScopedAffiliation, mandatory attribute)
  • urn:oid: (eduPersonEntitlement, mandatory attribute)

Purpose of the processing of personal data
Personal data is used to uniquely identify users, for access control (authorization), customization and for contacting users in case of some service related problems or changes.

Third parties to whom personal data is disclosed
Personal data is not disclosed to anyone outside of the supporting services operations team.

How to access, rectify and delete the personal data
Personal information is visible in your profile. Use the technical contact above for any requests.

Data retention
Personal data is stored permanently for authorization purposes, statistics and for the purpose of taking appropriate actions in case of service abuse.

Data Protection Code of Conduct
Your personal data will be protected according to theCode of Conduct for Service Providers, a common standard for the research and higher education sector to protect your privacy.

Changes and updates

Publisher reserves the right to update the text of this Privacy Policy without a prior notification of users. We recommend you to visit this page from time to time to be aware of all and any of state-of-the-art changes, amendments and additions to this statement.

This Privacy Policy is based on Publisher’sPolicy and Ethics,Federal Act on Data Protection (FADP)of 19 June 1992 (Status as of 1 January 2014) and accompanyingSwiss Federal Ordinance to the Federal Act on Data Protectionof 14 June 1993 (DPO) (Status as at 16 October 2012) and the一般数据保护监管(GDPR) (EU) 2016/679

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