Tuesday Jun 25, 2024

Privacy Policy

Introduction Privacy Policy WJMF.ORG

World Journal of Meta-Analysis Foundation (WJMF) at www.wjmf.org respects the privacy and is committed to the transparency of our users’ privacy. This privacy policy aims to inform you about how we collect, use, protect, and share the personal information you provide to us when using our site.

Information Collection

At WJMF, we collect information as follows:

  • Information You Provide: This includes information entered when submitting manuscripts, registering, or requesting further information. Examples are names, email addresses, institutional affiliations, and areas of expertise.
  • Information We Collect Automatically: When you visit our site, we may collect certain information about your device, including information about your web browser, IP address, time zone, and some of the cookies installed on your device.

Use of Information

The information we collect from you may be used to:

  • Enhance user experience and improve the quality of our site.
  • Communicate with you about the status of your manuscript submission, notifications, and other updates.
  • Analyze site usage for research and development purposes.

Sharing Information

We value your trust and do not sell, rent, or give your personal information to third parties. However, we may share your information in the following situations:

  • With vendors, consultants, and other service providers who need access to such information to carry out work on our behalf.
  • To comply with laws, rules, or legitimate legal requests.
  • To protect the rights, property, or safety of WJMF, our users, or the public.

Data Security

We are committed to protecting your data and implement various security measures, including encryption technologies and physical security, to maintain the safety of your personal information.

Visitor & Customers Rights

You have the right to:

  • Request access to your personal data.
  • Request correction of errors in your data.
  • Request the deletion of your data.
  • Object to or restrict the processing of your personal data.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy may change from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the updated privacy policy on our site and, if the changes are significant, we will provide a more prominent notice.

Cookies and Tracking Technologies

We use cookies and similar tracking technologies to improve and personalize your experience on our site. Cookies are small data files stored on your browser by the website. They often include an anonymous unique identifier.

  • How We Use Cookies: We use cookies for several reasons, such as storing user preferences, tracking user trends, and providing a better user experience.
  • Managing Cookies: You can set your browser to reject all cookies or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, some features of the site may not function properly without cookies.

Third-Party Links and Services

Our site may contain links to third-party websites and services. Please be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each website that collects personal information.

Children’s Privacy

WJMF is not intended for use by children under the age of 13, and we do not knowingly collect personal information from children under this age. If we become aware that we have collected personal information from a child under the age of 13 without parental consent, we will take steps to remove that information.

Data Retention

We will retain your personal information only for as long as is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy, or as required by law. After such time, we will either delete or anonymize your information or, if this is not possible (for example, because the information has been stored in backup archives), then we will securely store your information and isolate it from any further use until deletion is possible.

International Data Transfers

WJMF is headquartered in [Country], and the information we collect is governed by [Country] law. If you are accessing the site from outside of [Country], please be aware that information collected through the site will be transferred to, and processed, stored, and used in [Country]. Data protection laws in [Country] may be different from those of your country of residence.

Changes to this Policy

From time to time, we may change and update this Privacy Policy. We recommend that you check this policy regularly to stay informed about our data practices.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our Privacy Policy. If we decide to change our privacy policy, those changes will be posted on this page, and/or we will update the Privacy Policy modification date below. Your continued use of the site after such changes constitutes your acknowledgment and acceptance of the changes.

Opt-Out and Unsubscribe from Communications

If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email. Users may also opt-out of receiving promotional communications by contacting us via our provided contact information.

Your California Privacy Rights (California’s Shine the Light law)

If you are a California resident, you have the right to receive: a) information identifying any third party company(ies) to whom we may have disclosed, within the past year, personal information pertaining to you and your family for that company’s direct marketing purposes; and b) a description of the categories of personal information disclosed. To obtain such information, please email your request to [Insert Email Address].

GDPR Compliance Statement

For users within the European Union, we adhere to the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation or GDPR). If you believe that your personal data has been used in a way that is not consistent with the GDPR, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority.

No Rights of Third Parties

This Privacy Policy does not create rights enforceable by third parties or require the disclosure of any personal information relating to users of the website.

No Error-Free Performance

We do not guarantee error-free performance under this Privacy Policy. We will take all reasonable steps to comply with this policy but cannot promise that our performance will be without error. This policy shall not be construed as creating any contractual or other legal rights on behalf of any party.

How to Contact Us

For any questions, feedback, or concerns related to this Privacy Policy, please contact us at:

Email: [email protected]
Mailing Address: [email protected]

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