Privacy Policy

Your Privacy

Please note that these privacy terms and conditions are integrated with our Terms of Use, all terms used in this document have the same definition as they do in the Terms of Use.

Our site may contain links to other websites, including social media plugins (“third-party websites”). If you click on a link to a third-party website we cannot control how your information is used by the third-party website. We strongly urge you to review any third-party website’s privacy policy before providing them with personal information.

What Information Does the URNCST Journal Collect?

The amount of information we collect depends upon your activity on the site. We use Google Analytics to monitor how people interact with the site, which provides us with statistics such as how long visitors spent on the site and what browser they were using. This includes the use of cookies and similar technologies, which we use to track your interaction with our site and remember user preferences. 

If you register Your Profile, you are required to fill in a form containing your full name, country, affiliation, and an email address. This information is classified as “personal information” under the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act (PIPEDA). This is the only personal information that we collect through the Site.

Why Do You Collect Personal Information?

We collect personal information when you set up Your Profile in order to identify our users. As a peer-reviewed journal, we need to identify who is submitting manuscripts to us and who is applying to be a peer-reviewer to ensure that we are publishing quality articles.

Who Do You Share My Information With?

We do not share your personal information with anyone when you register Your Profile, except in accordance with the next section. If you submit a manuscript which is approved for publication, that manuscript will be published bearing your name as an author. If you agree to peer-review a manuscript which gets published, the manuscript will be published bearing your name as a peer-reviewer.

Would You Ever Share My Information?

In accordance with the Personal Information Protection and Electronic Documents Act, we may disclose your information without your consent in the following situations:

○ If you have refused to pay an invoice we issued to you and we want to file a claim against you, we would disclose only what information is necessary to collect our outstanding money

○ If we have been served with a subpoena, warrant, or court order requiring us to disclose your information

○ If we are requested to disclose your information to the Financial Transactions and Reports Analysis Centre of Canada and are required to disclose your information under the Proceeds of Crime (Money Laundering) and Terrorist Financing Act

○ To a government institution that has demonstrated that it has lawful authority to obtain the information

○ To a government institution or your next of kin if there are reasonable grounds to believe you may be the victim of financial abuse and it’s reasonable to assume that requesting your consent would compromise the ability to prevent or investigate the abuse

○ If otherwise required by law

In any of these situations, we will notify you in advance if we are legally allowed to do so.

In short, we won’t share your information unless we legally have to or to protect someone, and we will always try to get your consent or notify you first if we’re able to.

Can I Opt Out of Providing You with My Information?

If you would like to have Your Profile deletedd, please contact us here and we will delete the personal information you provided us with when you set up Your Profile.

If you would like your visits to our site to not be tracked by cookies, you can install a browser plugin that blocks the use of cookies.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We reserve the right to make changes to our Privacy Policy at our sole discretion. If we make any changes that affect your personal information attached to Your Profile, we will notify you by contacting you at the email address you’ve provided us with. 


Last Updated: September 2017