We respect the privacy of our Account holders and the privacy of their client data. All user information contained within the forms you may use or build on the Scholasticahq.com Site are governed by our Terms of Service. Although Scholastica, Inc. owns the data storage, databases and the Scholasticahq.com Site, you retain all rights to your data. We will also not utilize your data in our databases to compete with you, market to your clients, advertise to, or contact them for any other means of profit.
We collect the email addresses and certain personally identifiable information of those who communicate with us, e.g., when you request a free trial or demo, register for a webinar, contact us, subscribe to our email newsletter, download content (e.g. whitepapers), or register with us to open an “Account”. We also collect certain aggregate information regarding which pages users access or visit, and information volunteered by the users (such as any surveys Scholastica might conduct and/or site registrations).
When you register on the Scholasticahq.com Site we ask for identifying information including your name, email address, institutional affiliation, department, specialties, personal image, publications, and other websites. Those who sign up for a journal account will enter additional information about the journal including journal contact email, editorial board, submission guidelines, and image.
When you submit information, you are transferring such information into the United States and you here by consent to such transfer.
Scholastica may also collect and analyze from visitors and users certain information regarding the use of the Scholasticahq.com Site and services available therein. Information collected may include but is not limited to web site traffic volume, frequency of visits, type and time of transactions, type of browser and operating system, etc.
We may use personal information:
Information in your user account or journal account will be public on various parts of the site, so only enter information you want to be publicly available.
If a user accepts a reviewer invitation or editor invitation, that user's email address may be shared with the editors of that journal.
The information we collect is not shared with or sold to other organizations for commercial purposes, except to provide products or services you’ve requested, when we have your permission, or under the following circumstances:
Scholastica strives to comply with the U.S.-EU Safe Harbor Framework as set forth by the U.S. Department of Commerce regarding the collection, use, and retention of personal information from European Union member countries.
Scholastica has implemented processes intended to protect user information and maintain security of data. Each Account holder requires a unique user name and password, which is required to access their Account. It is each user’s responsibility to protect the security of his or her login information. We have attempted to protect the Scholastica servers by locating them in areas with security procedures, using of firewalls and implementing other generally available security technologies.
These safeguards help prevent unauthorized access, maintain data accuracy, and ensure the appropriate use of data, but NO GUARANTY CAN BE MADE THAT YOUR INFORMATION AND DATA WILL BE SECURE FROM INTRUSIONS AND UNAUTHORIZED RELEASE TO THIRD PARTIES.
If you choose to cancel your Account and leave the Scholasticahq.com Service or your Account is terminated because of your breach of the Terms of Service, please be aware that Scholastica may for a time retain residual information in our backup and/or archival copies of our database. We will make reasonable commercial efforts to delete your information as soon as reasonably practical.
As a business service, Scholastica does not target its offerings toward, and does not knowingly collect any personal information from users under 13 years of age.
When you use the Scholasticahq.com Site, we make good faith efforts to provide you with access to your personal information and either to correct this data if it is inaccurate or to delete such data at your request if it is not otherwise required to be retained by law or for legitimate business purposes. You may update your Account information by logging into your Account. When requests come to Scholastica with regard to personal information, we ask individual users to identify themselves and the information requested to be accessed, corrected or removed before processing such requests, and we may decline to process requests that are unreasonably repetitive or systematic, require disproportionate technical effort, jeopardize the privacy of others, or would be extremely impractical (for instance, requests concerning information residing on backup tapes), or for which access is not otherwise required. In any case where we provide information access and correction, we perform this service free of charge, except if doing so would require a disproportionate effort.
Scholastica may periodically update this policy. We will notify you about significant changes in the way we treat personal information by posting a notice on the Scholasticahq.com Site and possibly sending a notice to the primary email address specified in your Account. We do not intend to reduce your rights under this Policy without your explicit consent, and we expect most such changes will be minor. Updates to this Policy will be identified at the bottom of the page by its effective date.
Last updated on March 12, 2014