Privacy Statement

I. Introduction

The Journal of Childhood Literacy and Societal Issues (JOCLSI) is committed to protecting the privacy of its authors, reviewers, editors, and readers. This Privacy Statement outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your personal information.

II. Information We Collect

We collect different types of information depending on your interaction with JOCLSI:

  • Authors: When submitting manuscripts, authors provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and potentially author biographies. Additionally, reviewers' identities may be collected during the peer-review process.
  • Reviewers: Reviewers may voluntarily provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and expertise areas.
  • Editors: Editorial board members provide names, affiliations, email addresses, and potentially brief biographies.
  • Readers: We may collect IP addresses and usage data through website analytics.

III. How We Use Your Information

We use your information for the following purposes:

  • Manuscript processing: To facilitate the submission, review, and publication of manuscripts.
  • Communication: To communicate with authors, reviewers, and editors about the editorial process.
  • Website Analytics: To improve the user experience of our website.
  • Compliance with legal obligations: To comply with relevant data protection laws and regulations.

IV. Disclosure of Your Information

We will not disclose your personal information to third parties without your consent, except in the following situations:

  • Service providers: We may share your information with service providers who assist us with the operation of the journal, such as web hosting companies or editorial management platforms. These service providers are contractually obligated to protect your information.
  • Legal requirements: We may disclose your information if required by law or to comply with legal process.
  • Public information: Author names, affiliations, and article titles are published alongside published articles.

V. Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement, unless a longer retention period is required by law.

VI. Security

We take appropriate technical and organizational measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.

VII. Your Rights

You have the right to access, rectify, erase, and object to the processing of your personal information. You also have the right to withdraw your consent for the processing of your information at any time.

VIII. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or your privacy rights, please contact us at [].

IX. Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Statement on our website.