We request personal information from you while interacting with ScieNFT, as follows:
When you register on ScieNFT for updates or to receive other types of notifications from us, we will ask for your email address to enable us to send you the information you have requested.
If you want to submit a manuscript or other research output to ScieNFT for consideration or for posting on our sites or as a preprint, we will ask for the following information so that we may consider, process, and possibly publish your manuscript, in conformance with accepted publishing standards: your name, title, telephone number, email address, institution, department, address, and credit card or other payment information. You may voluntarily provide us with additional information to help us identify and contact you, such as your middle name, degree, preferred name, secondary phone number, fax number, position, ORCID iD (Open Researcher and Contributor Identifier), state or province, and areas of interest or expertise. Except for credit card or other payment information, we will ask for the same information if you want to be considered as an editor or reviewer. If you are a corresponding author, we require your ORCID iD to help identify you and connect your work to your ORCID record when an article is published. You can learn more about ORCID iD here.
If you want to submit a public comment on our website, your user name will appear with a possibility for all users to access your profile.
If you register on ScieNFT, we will gather and store your username and password to identify you at sign-in and to administer your account.
If we send you email with links then we will gather and store the information about the links that you click on in order to track the effectiveness of our communications.
Additionally, ScieNFT may process some basic personal information about you (email address, name and research interest) that is publicly available to register you as a potential reviewer and expert or to contact you about publishing with ScieNFT on a particular topic.
By generally visiting or otherwise interacting with ScieNFT, we collect, have access to, store and use your computer's IP address, the URL/domain name of any referring website, the time and date of your visit to ScieNFT, and certain information known as "clickstream data" to enable us to understand how people interact with ScieNFT, to analyze data for trends and statistics, to help diagnose and solve issues with the our sites and our technologies, products, and services, and to optimize the performance of ScieNFT. We use click view data to provide statistics on articles such as number of views and downloads. We also use session cookies, as described below. From time to time, we use software tools to play back user sessions for our internal use in assessing our customers' interactions with our software, and these sessions may be linked to your user account. When we send you an email which contains personalized links then we will gather and store your name, email, and any link you click on, when you click on the links in order to track the effectiveness of our communications.
Use of the ScieNFT is intended for adults at least eighteen (18) years of age and we do not knowingly collect personally-identifying information from children under the age of thirteen (13).
ScieNFT uses your personal information as described in the "INFORMATION WE COLLECT" section, to customize your experience and facilitate our interactions with you.
If you are an author, we use your personal information for the purpose of processing, reviewing, communicating about, facilitating editorial review and peer review, for publishing, and to redeem your tokens.
If you write a news or an opinion for the News section, your name and biography (as provided by you) will be made public.
If you provide demographic information to SCIENFT as described in the "INFORMATION WE COLLECT" section above, then we usually collect and use this information on an anonymized basis so that you will not be identified from it unless we tell you otherwise. We will use that information only for internal diversity tracking purposes.
If you simply visit ScieNFT to read content, we will use information such as your URL and cookies to provide a good experience, as described in the "INFORMATION WE COLLECT" section.
We may also collect your name, email, address and phone number at conferences or events.
When a paper is published or posted as a preprint, the following information appears as part of the paper: author's name, role, email address, affiliation, ORCID iD, any competing interests, affiliation and the NFT reference.
All reviews on ScieNFT are public hence as an author the reviews will appear automatically when submitted.
In some cases, the applications or user interfaces you encounter while on our sites are managed by third parties, who may require that you provide your personal information. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of these third party services or applications. We recommend carefully reviewing the user terms and privacy statement of each third party service, website, and/or application prior to use.
ScieNFT will never disclose demographic information, described in the "INFORMATION WE COLLECT" section above, to third parties, unless it has been anonymized or otherwise deidentified.
No Sale or Leasing of Your Information
We keep your personal information for as long as is necessary to provide services to you, and for as long as your account and/or registration with ScieNFT is active. We will retain and use your information as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, to resolve disputes, and to enforce our agreements.
Requests to delete, amend or withdraw consent (non-EEA or UK residents)
We use reasonable and appropriate physical, technical, and administrative safeguards to protect your information from unauthorized use, access, loss, misuse, alteration, or destruction. We endeavor to protect the personal information we receive, gather and store, by such means as password protection, firewalls and other means. We also require that third party service providers acting on our behalf or with whom we share your information also provide appropriate security measures in accordance with industry standards.
Transmissions over the internet are never entirely secure and we cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via a SCIENFT Site while it is in transit over the internet. Any such transmission of information by you over the internet is at your own risk.
Except in countries or jurisdictions where it is not be permitted by law, we may from time to time send you email communications regarding our business, products or services in response to your use of ScieNFT.
For UK and EEA recipients, ScieNFT legal basis for using your information to send email communications is our legitimate interests to run, grow and develop our organization in order to expand the impact of science and medicine and spread knowledge in this field. We describe our legitimate interests in more detail under the "Legal Basis for your information" section below. Email communications will be sent on an opt out basis to any recipient who has registered or signed up for ScieNFT services and did not opt out.
Where required by law, we may process your personal information for marketing purposes on the basis of your consent.
You can opt out of receiving such communications at any time by using the unsubscribe link(s) in emails we send you or by emailing us at email@example.com
You can opt out of receiving such communications by using the unsubscribe link(s) in emails we send you or by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org
If you reside within the European Economic Area or United Kingdom, the following additional terms apply.
Legal Basis for Use of Your Information
ScieNFT legitimate interests. This includes:
You may be entitled to request that we delete your personal information in certain specific circumstances. If you wish to exercise this right, please submit your request by emailing us at email@example.com
If you are an author and have submitted a manuscript or other research outputs to ScieNFT, or you are an editor or reviewer that has reviewed manuscripts or other research outputs submitted to ScieNFT, some of your personal data will be retained as necessary for ScieNFT to establish, exercise or defend a legal claim; for archiving scientific research; and for exercising the right of freedom of expression and information. We may retain your personal data for the purposes of preserving ScieNFT publishing standards and ethical guidelines, which authors are made aware of before submission of any manuscript or other research output. Such personal data includes your name, institutional affiliation, title and email address.
If your article has been published or posted as a preprint, the following additional personal data will be retained for purposes of archiving scientific research: author's role, ORCID iD, and any competing interests.
You may also be entitled to access your information, update your personal information which is out of date or incorrect, restrict use of your personal information in certain specific circumstances, place a data portability request (applicable only when we use your personal information on the basis of your consent or performance of a contract, and where our use of your information is carried out by automated means), and ask us to consider any valid objections which you have to our use of your personal information where we process it on the basis of our or another person's legitimate interest. Requests should be directed to privacy@ScieNFT.org.
You also have the right to lodge a complaint before a supervisory data protection authority regarding our data processing.