2. Collection of Personal Information.
There are two primary methods through which we may collect personal information from you. The first method is in connection with the establishment of your user account. The specific personally identifiable information that we collect in connection with the account registration process (“Registration Information”) may vary depending on the specific requirements of the Publisher or the Publication, but typically includes your name, e-mail address, and the name of the institution or association with which you are affiliated. During the registration process, we may also collect other information, such as your address and telephone number.
The second method is when you make personally identifiable information available while using the Website, the Software or the Services (“User Information”). You may make User Information available in connection with the submission, editing, and/or review of a Manuscript, and/or the uploading, submission, or transmission of other User Submissions. For example, if you are an Author and elect to submit a Manuscript, you have the option of providing additional information that you believe may be of interest to the Publisher or the Publication, such as your age, gender, race, life or professional experiences, and academic or professional qualifications. Alternatively, a Publisher or Publication may request that you provide certain information in connection with the submission of a Manuscript, including information such as your age, gender, race, protected status, life or professional experiences, and academic or professional qualifications.
While User Information may assist in the review and publication process, you are under no obligation to provide any User Information. Aries Systems does not monitor the nature of User Information that may be requested by the Publisher or the Publication or User Information that is submitted or provided by User, and does not represent or warrant that such User Information may be requested or provided under applicable law. As such, we encourage you to carefully consider whether to provide any User Information, and to raise any questions or concerns that you may have relating to a request for Personal Information directly with the Publisher or the Publication making such request.
3. Our Use and Sharing of Your Personal Information.
Aries Systems does not claim ownership of any of your Registration Information or User Information (collectively, “Personal Information”). Aries Systems collects and stores Personal Information on its servers and computer networks solely on behalf of the Publisher and/or the Publication. All Personal Information is owned by the Publisher and/or the Publication and may be accessed by the Publisher or the Publication at any time. At the request of the Publisher or the Publication, Aries Systems will disclose your Personal Information to the Publisher or the Publication.
Although we reserve the right to review and monitor any of your Personal Information, we typically simply store your Personal Information on our servers and computer networks and will only use your Personal Information as is reasonably necessary in connection with the operation and maintenance of the Website, the Software and the Services, including providing support and maintenance services to you, other users of the Website, the Software and the Services, and the Publisher. We may also use your Personal Information to contact you with information relating to the Website, the Software, or the Services.
In addition to disclosing and making your Personal Information available to the Publisher and/or the Publication, we may disclose your Personal Information:
- (b) to comply with any legal requirements or court orders, to defend any legal or administrative proceedings, or as we believe in good faith is necessary to comply with any laws or legal requirements;
- (c) to protect any individual’s personal safety in an emergency situation;
4. Use by Other Parties of Your Personal Information.
All Personal Information that you submit or otherwise make available while visiting the Website, or using the Software or the Services may be accessed and reviewed by any third party who has access to the Website and the Software, including third parties who may have been authorized by the Publisher or the Publication to perform certain tasks with respect to Manuscripts, such as Administrators, Associate Editors, Authors, members of the Board of Editors, Editors, Editors-in-Chief, and Reviewers. In particular, Administrators generally will have the ability to access all of your Personal Information. We are not responsible for the use or disclosure of your Personal Information by third parties who can access your Personal Information. We cannot control how third parties who can access your Personal Information may use your Personal Information and we have no means of tracking any use or disclosure of your Personal Information by any such third party. If you believe that a third party has unlawfully or improperly used or disclosed any of your Personal Information, you should contact the Publisher and the Publication directly. As described in this Section 4, a number of third parties may be able to access your Personal Information. Accordingly, you should exercise great care and prudence before submitting or making available any Personal Information at the Website or using the Software or the Services.
Aries Systems may disclose personal information in response to lawful requests by public authorities, including to meet national security or law enforcement requirements.
We take reasonable steps to maintain the security of the personally identifiable information that we collect, including limiting the number of people who have physical access to our database servers, as well as installing electronic security systems that guard against unauthorized access. However, no data transmission over the Internet can be guaranteed to be completely secure. Accordingly, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information that you transmit to us, so you do so at your own risk.
We take reasonable steps to insure that the data is reliable for its intended use, accurate, complete and current. Further, we take reasonable steps to assure that we do not process personal information in a manner that is inconsistent with the purposes for which we collect the data.
6. E-mail Communications.
From time to time, we may e-mail you news bulletins, information on technical service issues, or information relating to the Website, the Software, and/or the Services. You may control the delivery of such communications by updating your user account preferences or by contacting us.
7. Clickstream Data; and Cookies.
We also use session cookies, which are small text files placed on your browser that maintain information from page to page as you navigate the Website. Session cookies are automatically deleted when you close your browser. If you do not want session cookies stored on your computer you might be able to adjust your browser settings to refuse all cookies, including sessions cookies, although this may prevent you from using certain features of the Website and the Services.
8. Third Party Sites.
This Web Site is operated in the United States. If you are located outside of the United States, please be aware that any information you provide to us will be transferred to the United States.
10. Access to and Change of Personal Information.
You have the right to contact us at any time to: (a) request the removal of any Personal Information that you provided to us from our servers and computer networks, which request must be approved by the Publisher or the Publication where required; and (b) update your Personal Information. If any Personal Information is removed from our servers or computer networks, third parties who had access to such Personal Information prior to its removal may have retained some all of such Personal Information. We are not responsible for the retention or use by third parties of any of your Personal Information at any time, including following it removal from our servers or computer networks.
11. Children’s Privacy.
The Website is designed and intended for use only by individuals who are at least eighteen (18) years old. We do not knowingly collect information from children under the age of eighteen (18) years old.
In compliance with the Privacy Shield Principles, Aries Systems commits to resolve complaints about our collection or use of your personal information, including the possibility, under certain conditions, for the individual to invoke binding arbitration as prescribed on Annex I of the Binding Arbitration Mechanism. EU and Swiss individuals with inquiries or complaints regarding our Privacy Shield policy should first contact Aries Systems Corporation’s Privacy Officer at firstname.lastname@example.org. Aries Systems Corporation has further committed to refer unresolved Privacy Shield complaints to the ICDR-AAA, an alternative dispute resolution provider located in the United States. If you do not receive timely acknowledgement of your complaint from us, or if we have not addressed your complaint to your satisfaction, please contact or visit http://www.adr.org for more information or to file a complaint. The services of ICDR-AAA are provided at no cost to you.
Aries Systems Corporation is subject to the investigatory and enforcement powers of the United States Federal Trade Commission (FTC). Aries Systems requires that any third party who receives User Information from Aries Systems further comply with the Privacy Shield Frameworks, and Aries Systems abides by the Privacy Shield principles, including the principle of accountability for onward transfers.
13. Contacting Aries Systems or the Publisher.
Aries Systems Corporation
50 High Street, Suite 21
North Andover, MA 01845 USA