BENTHAM SCIENCE - PRIVACY NOTICE – MAY 2018

BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD is committed to respecting your privacy. In this privacy notice, we describe how we collect and use your information, and the rights you have in relation to such information. We are the data controller of the personal data you provide to us for processing in accordance with this privacy notice.

1. COLLECTION OF PERSONAL INFORMATION

We may collect information from you through your use of the website www.benthamscience.com (and affiliated websites operated by us; collectively, the ‘websites’), when you request information from us, when you engage us for publishing services, when you participate in any of our conferences, or as a result of your relationship with any of our editors, authors or institutional clients.

We may request, and collect from you, personally identifiable information and other information. Depending on the information or services you request, you may be asked to;

  • Provide your name, email address, and other information, such as the institution/s with which you are associated and your academic qualifications.
  • Educational, professional, and other background information, such as field of study, current position, practice and your interests;
  • Bentham Account login credentials, such as usernames and passwords;
  • Payment information, such as a credit or debit card number; in case of any orders.

By providing us with any personal information, you are consenting to the use of your personal information as contemplated in this privacy notice. If you do not want us to use your personal information for any of these purposes, please either do not provide us with your personal information or specify what you don’t want it to be used for.

In addition to the information you knowingly provide to us, we collect, via the websites, the domain names and IP addresses of visitors, along with usage statistics relating to the websites. (We do not collect personally identifiable information about your online activities over time or across third party websites or online services.)

We may also collect data about you automatically using server side variable and google analytic like

  • Computer, device and connection information, such as IP address, browser type and version, operating system, mobile platform, unique device identifier and other technical identifiers;
  • Usage data, such as click stream data, including date and time stamp and referring and exit pages, search terms you used, and pages you visited or searched for on the Service; and
  • For location-aware services, the physical location of your device.

You can ask us for a copy of the information we hold about you, and you can also ask us to correct any incorrect information that we hold about you, so that it is accurate and up-to-date. If you would like to make a request of this nature, please contact us at privacy@benthamscience.net our dedicated email address for issues relating to the processing of your personal data.

2. PURPOSES

We will only use your personal information for our legitimate business purposes, including:

  1. to process and respond to inquiries, and provide our services;
  2. to manage our relationship with editors, authors, institutional clients, service providers, and other business contacts;
  3. to provide our services;
  4. to compile anonymous statistics, such as usage statistics for our websites and statistics on the effectiveness of invitations and other emails; and
  5. where otherwise required by law.

If we re-organise our business, we may need to transfer your personal information to other Bentham Science group entities or to third parties.

3. CLIENT RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

We operate a Client Relationship Management email mailing list program, which we use to inform clients and other contacts about our services, including our publications and events. Such messages may contain tracking technologies in order to track subscriber activity relating to engagement, demographics and other data, and to build subscriber profiles.

If you would like to cease receiving materials from us at any time, please let our CRM team know directly on privacy@benthamscience.net. You can change your preferences for receiving our marketing emails and legal updates from us at any time, and you can unsubscribe by following the instructions specified in our emails or via the websites, or by emailing us at privacy@benthamscience.net.

4. SHARING YOUR INFORMATION

It may sometimes be necessary for us to share your personal information with other entities within the Bentham Group that may be located in other jurisdictions, as well as with editors, institutions, publishers, event organisers, and consultants around the world who provide services to us or on our behalf. We have procedures in place to ensure the protection of personal information. These procedures include putting steps in place to ensure that recipients keep your personal information confidential and secure and only use it for the purposes that we have specified and communicated to you. In relation to any other third parties we will only disclose your information where you have given your consent or where we are required to do so by law, or where it is necessary for the purpose of, or in connection with legal proceedings or in order to exercise or defend legal rights .

We may disclose your personal information to a recipient (i) for the purposes of outsourcing one or more of the purposes-related functions described above; (ii) to confirm or update information provided by you; (iii) to inform you of events, information about our services, and other important information, or (iv) for other purposes disclosed at or before the time the information is collected. If you tell us you wish to attend an event, your name and organization may appear on a list which we provide to other delegates at the event.

We may share your personal information with our:

  • Agents, representatives, Partners and societies;
  • Suppliers and service providers, including editors, reviewers, credit card processors, customer support, mailing houses, shipping agents and IT service providers.

If you use the Bentham Subscription Service , your personal information and certain usage data gathered through the Subscription Service, such as the number of items you downloaded, any fee-based items you accessed, may be shared with your institution for the purposes of usage analysis, subscription management.

5. CONFIDENTIALITY

The information you provide may be confidential, and we will maintain such confidentiality and protect your information in accordance with this privacy notice and applicable law. We do not sell, rent, distribute, or otherwise make, personal information commercially available to any third party unless we take your consent first. We may share information with our service providers for the purposes set out in this privacy notice.

6. INFORMATION SECURITY

We have implemented reasonable administrative, technical and physical measures to protect your personal information against loss, misuse and alteration.

Cross-border transfer of your information

Your personal information may be transferred to and stored in servers and facilities located in your region or another country. We take steps to ensure that the information continues to be protected wherever it is located .

7. COOKIES

We use ‘cookies’ to improve this website. Cookies are small files that are sent to a computer's hard drive by a web server. Cookies enable websites to remember who you are. Information from cookies may include information relating to your use of our websites, information about your computer (such as IP address and browser type), and demographic data. The list below sets out the types of cookies we use, and the purposes for which we use them. Most internet browsers have a mechanism notifying you when you receive a new cookie and how to reject new cookies or disable cookies altogether.

We are using google analytics and Zopim Chat Service. They store cookies on client computers

 Cookie Name  Purpose
PHPSESSID  Maintain unique session id of each client
__zlcmid  We are using third party Zopim chat service to provide support online. They are using this cookie
_ga  Used to distinguish users. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gtagjs/cookie-usage
_gat  Used to throttle request rate. If Google Analytics is deployed via Google Tag Manager, this cookie will be named _dc_gtm_<property-id>.
_gid  Used to distinguish users. https://developers.google.com/analytics/devguides/collection/gtagjs/cookie-usage
has_js  The has_js cookie records whether your browser has JavaScript enabled.

8. CHANGES TO THIS NOTICE

We may change this privacy notice from time to time, and your continued use of this website indicates your consent to the changes to the privacy notice. We will re-date the notice to show when there were any material changes.

9. CONTACT INFORMATION

If you have any questions about this privacy notice, or our processing of your personal data, please contact us on privacy@benthamscience.net. Our full corporate name and details are as follows: BENTHAM SCIENCE PUBLISHERS LTD, Executive Suite Y-2, PO Box 7917, Saif Zone, Sharjah, United Arab Emirates.

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