Mediterranean Journals is responsible for processing the personal data of users who visit the website. Our contact details can be found in the legal notice of the website, and contact persons for questions regarding the processing of personal data are named directly in this data privacy statement.
We take the protection of your privacy and your private data very seriously. We collect, store and use your personal data only in accordance with the content of this data privacy statement and the applicable data protection regulations.
With this data privacy statement, we would like to inform you to what extent and for what purpose personal data is processed in connection with the use of the website.
Personal data is information about an identified or identifiable natural person. This includes all information about your identity, such as your name, email address or postal address. However, information that cannot be associated with your identity (for example, statistical information, such as the number of online users) is not considered personal information.
You can use our website without disclosing your identity and without providing personal data. We will then only collect general information about your visit to our website. For some of the services offered, however, personal data is collected from you. This data will then only be processed by us for purposes of using this website, in particular for providing the desired information. When entering personal data, only mandatory data must be provided. Further information may also be provided on a voluntary basis. In each case, we point out whether it concerns mandatory fields or voluntary data. We will inform you about the specific details in the relevant section of this data privacy statement.
An automated decision-making process based on your personal data does not take place in connection with the use of our website.
Processing of personal information
We store your data on specially protected servers. These are protected by technical and organisational measures against loss, destruction, access, modification or dissemination of your data by unauthorised persons. Access to your data is only permitted for a limited number of authorised persons. They are responsible for the technical, commercial or editorial support of the servers. Despite regular checks, however, complete protection against all risks is not possible.
Disclosure of personal data to third parties
In principle, we only use your personal information to provide the services you have requested. Insofar as external service providers are used by us within the scope of the provision of services, their access to the data also takes place exclusively for purposes related to the provision of services. Through technical and organizational measures, we ensure compliance with data protection regulations and also oblige our external service providers to comply with these.
Furthermore, we will not pass on your data to third parties without your explicit consent, with a particular focus on the avoidance of advertising and promotional activities. Your personal data will only be disclosed if you have actively consented to the transfer of your data or if we are entitled or obliged to do so by law and/or official court orders. In particular, this may involve providing information for law enforcement, security purposes, or the enforcement of intellectual property rights.
Legal basis for data processing
Within the scope of this data privacy statement, we always indicate the legal basis on which the processing of your personal data is based.
Data deletion and storage time
We always delete or block your personal data when the reason for storing the data is no longer applicable. However, data may also be stored if this is provided for by legal requirements to which we are subject, for example with regard to statutory storage and documentation obligations. In such cases, we will delete or block your personal data at the end of the corresponding provisions.
Use of our website
Information about your computer
Each time you access our website, we collect the following information about your computer, regardless of your registration: the IP address of your computer, the request from your browser, and the time of this request. In addition, the status and the amount of data transferred are recorded within the scope of this request. We also collect product and version information about the browser and operating system of the computer used. We also identify the website from which the website was accessed. The IP address of your computer is only stored for the duration of the use of the website and is subsequently deleted or made anonymous by truncation. The remaining data is stored for a limited period of time.
We use this data for the operation of the website, in particular, to detect and eliminate errors, to determine the utilization of the website, and to make adjustments or improvements.
As on many websites, cookies are used for our website. Cookies are small text files that are stored on your computer and contain certain settings and data for exchange with our website via your browser. A cookie usually contains the name of the domain from which the cookie file was sent, information about the age of the cookie, and an alphanumeric identifier.
Cookies enable us to recognize your computer and to make any pre-settings immediately available. Cookies help us to improve the website and provide you with a better and more personalized service.
The cookies we use are so-called session cookies, which are automatically deleted after the end of the browser session. Occasionally, cookies with a longer storage period can also be used, so that your pre-settings and preferences can be applied the next time you visit our website.
Most browsers are configured to accept cookies automatically. However, you can deactivate the storage of cookies or set your browser to notify you as soon as cookies are sent. It is also possible to manually delete cookies that have already been saved by using the browser settings. Please note that our website may only be of limited- or no use if you decline the storage of cookies or delete necessary cookies.
Our website may use Google Analytics for statistical analysis. Google Analytics is a web analytics service provided by Google Inc., 1600 Amphitheater Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94034, USA ("Google"). Google Analytics uses so-called “cookies,” or textual data that is saved on your computer, making analysis of your website use possible. The information generated by the cookies about your use of this website is transmitted to a Google server in the USA and is stored there. In case IP anonymization is activated on this website, your IP address will be shortened by Google in the member states of the European Union or other signatory states of the Agreement on the European Economic Area. Only in exceptional cases will the complete IP address first be transmitted to a Google server in the USA before being shortened. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of the website and generate reports on website activity as well as further services provided to the website operator with regard to website and internet use. The IP address transmitted by Google Analytics is not joined with other Google data. You can prevent storage of cookies by changing your browser software settings, but please note that some functions of the website may not be usable to their full extent if you do so. Furthermore, you can also prevent collection of cookie-generated website usage data (including your IP address) by Google as well as the processing of this data by downloading and installing the browser plug-in available under the following link http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout?hl=de.
You can register to use our website. To do so, you must provide the data requested during registration, for example, name, address, and email address. We also record the date and time of registration and the IP address. As part of the registration process, we obtain your consent for the use of the data. The advantage of this is that you do not have to enter this data again each time you use or place an order.
The information requested as a mandatory field during registration is required for the fulfilment or initiation of a contract with us for certain services.
When you register, a customer account will be created for you. Data in the customer account is stored with us only as long as an active customer relationship exists. If no activity is detected for a period of three years, the status of the customer relationship is set to inactive. You can request the deletion of your customer account at any time.
Communication with us
You can contact us in various ways, for example via the email addresses provided on our website. You are also welcome to receive our informative newsletter by email on a regular basis.
When you subscribe to our newsletter, your email address will be used for our own advertising purposes until you unsubscribe. You will also receive regular information on current topics and emails for special reasons, for example special promotions. The emails can be personalized and individualized based on our existing information about you.
If you have not given us your written consent to subscribe to our newsletter, we will use the so-called double opt-in procedure, i.e. we will not send you a newsletter by email until you have expressly confirmed to us beforehand that we should activate the newsletter subscription. We will then send you a notification email and ask you to confirm that you would like to receive our newsletter by clicking on a link contained in the email.
If you no longer wish to receive newsletters from us, simply use the unsubscribe link included in each newsletter or send a message to us or our data protection officer.
Your rights and contact
We attach great importance to explaining the processing of your personal data as transparently as possible and also to inform you about the rights to which you are entitled. If you require further information or wish to exercise the rights to which you are entitled, you can contact us at any time, so that we can take care of your request.
Rights of persons concerned
You have extensive rights regarding the processing of your personal data. First of all, you have a comprehensive right to information and can, if necessary, request the correction and/or deletion or blocking of your personal data. You may also request a limitation of processing and have a right of objection. You also have a right to data transferability with regard to the personal data you have provided us with.
If you wish to assert any of your rights and/or request further information, please contact our customer service. Alternatively, you can contact our data protection officer.
Revocation of consent and objection
Once consent has been given, it can be freely revoked at any time with effect for the future. The revocation of consent shall not affect the legality of the processing carried out on the basis of the consent until such time as it is revoked. Contact persons for this purpose are also our customer service and data protection officer.
If the processing of your personal data is not based on consent, but on another legal basis, you can object to this data processing. Your objection will lead to a review, and, if necessary, termination of data processing. You will be informed of the results of the review and - if data processing is nevertheless to be continued - we will provide you with more detailed information as to why the data processing is permissible.
Data protection officer and contact
For questions related to our handling of personal data or further information on data privacy issues, please contact our internal data protection coordinator: Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
If you believe that we are not processing your personal data in accordance with this data privacy statement or the applicable data protection regulations, you have a right of appeal to a regulatory authority. You can also lodge a complaint with our data protection officer. The data protection officer will then examine the matter and inform you of the result of the examination.
Further information and amendments
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites. As a rule, these links are marked as such. We have no influence on the extent to which the applicable data protection regulations are complied with on the linked websites. We, therefore, recommend that you also inform yourself about the respective data privacy statements of other websites.
Amendments to this data privacy statement
The current date of this data privacy statement is indicated by the date (below). We reserve the right to amend this data privacy statement at any time with future effect. Amendments are made, in particular, in the event of technical adjustments to the website or changes to data protection regulations. The current version of the data privacy statement can always be accessed directly via the website. We recommend that you regularly inform yourself about amendments to this data privacy statement.
Date of this data privacy statement: January 2021