EWMA 2020, 13-15 May

EWMA Journal Data protection policy

At EWMA, we understand the importance of protecting any personal information that we receive from our authors, reviewers, editors and anyone who engages with our publications. To comply with applicable privacy laws, and with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) law, we have taken steps to commit to data privacy and to ensure that we maintain the security, integrity and privacy of personal data we collect and process.

GDPR is a regulation by which the European Parliament, the Council of the European Union and the European Commission intend to strengthen and unify data protection for all individuals within the European Union (EU).

The aim of GDPR is to protect all EU citizens and residents from privacy and data breaches in an increasingly data-driven world. Find out more.

How we use your data

When you submit or review a manuscript for publication in the EWMA Journal, your name, email address, affiliation, and other contact details the publication might require will be used for the regular operations of the publication. This includes sharing data with partners involved in the production and publication process of the manuscript. We will not use your contact details for marketing purposes.

We have practices in place to ensure that steps are taken to maintain the security, integrity, and privacy of the personal data collected and processed.

FAQs

1. What kind of information does EWMA Journal collect?

Whatever is necessary for the operations of the journal, including peer review and publication. This includes names, affiliations, email addresses, and other contact details as required by a publication.

2. What does EWMA Journal do with my contact details?

We use them for publication purposes, publish them with the article, and send them with the article to Abstracting and Indexing services. We do not share your contact details for marketing purposes or other communication with external parties.

3. How long does EWMA Journal store my contact details?

For the regular operations of a publication, contact details are stored in editorial systems as long as publication activities still occur. Please notice that it is not possible to delete publiced material. However, we can stop distributing the material, if the author requires.

4. How can I tell if I don’t want to be contacted to be a reviewer or an author anymore?

Please contact ewma@ewma.org if you do not want to be contacted to be a reviewer or an author anymore.