Privacy Statement

Effective Date: January 1, 2022

This Privacy Policy outlines how Nigerian Journal of Parasitology (NJP). We collect, uses, shares, and protects the personal information of authors, reviewers, and other users of our academic journal website and related services (collectively referred to as the "Services"). We are committed to maintaining the privacy and security of your personal information in accordance with applicable data protection laws and regulations.

  1. Information We Collect:

1.1 Personal Information: When you interact with our Services, we may collect personal information that you provide voluntarily, such as your name, email address, institutional affiliation, and other contact details. We collect this information when you register an account, submit a manuscript, participate in peer review, or communicate with us.

1.2 Usage Information: We may automatically collect certain information when you visit our website or use our Services. This information may include your IP address, browser type, operating system, device information, website usage data, and other similar technical information.

  1. Use of Information:

2.1 Providing and Improving Services: We use the collected information to provide you with access to our academic journal, process manuscript submissions, manage peer review processes, communicate with authors, reviewers, and editors, and improve the overall user experience of our Services.

2.2 Communication: We may use your personal information to send you important notices, updates, and information related to your submissions or the journal in general. We may also send you newsletters, marketing communications, or promotional materials if you have opted in to receive such communications.

2.3 Research and Analytics: We may use aggregated and anonymized information for research purposes to improve our Services, analyse trends, and generate statistical data. This data does not personally identify you.

2.4 Legal Compliance: We may use and disclose your personal information as required by applicable laws, regulations, or legal processes, or to protect our rights, safety, or property, or the rights, safety, or property of others.

  1. Information Sharing:

3.1 Peer Reviewers and Editors: When you submit a manuscript for review, your personal information, including your name and contact details, may be shared with peer reviewers and editors involved in the review process. However, we maintain strict confidentiality and security measures to protect your information.

3.2 Service Providers: We may engage third-party service providers to assist us in delivering the Services. These providers may have access to your personal information only to the extent necessary to perform the services on our behalf and are obligated to maintain the confidentiality and security of your information.

3.3 Legal Requirements: We may disclose your personal information if required to do so by law or in response to a valid legal request, such as a court order or government investigation.

  1. Data Security:

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, loss, misuse, alteration, or disclosure. However, no data transmission over the internet or electronic storage system is completely secure, so we cannot guarantee absolute security.

  1. Your Rights:

5.1 Access and Update: You have the right to access and update your personal information. You may review and modify your account details by logging into your account on our website.

5.2 Data Portability: Upon request, we will provide you with a copy of your personal information in a structured, commonly used, and machine-readable format to enable portability.

5.3 Consent Withdrawal: You have the right to withdraw your consent to the processing of your personal information at any time. Please note that withdrawal of consent does not affect the lawfulness of processing based on consent before its withdrawal.

  1. Third-Party Websites:

Our Services may contain links to third-party websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us and does not cover the privacy practices of such third-party websites. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of those websites before providing any personal information.

  1. Updates to Privacy Policy:

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal obligations. We will notify you of any material changes by posting the updated Privacy Policy on our website. Your continued use of our Services after the effective date of the revised Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of the changes.

  1. Contact Us:

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or the privacy practices of our academic journal, please contact us at [insert editor email address or contact information].

By using our Services, you acknowledge that you have read and understood this Privacy Policy and agree to the collection, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described herein.