Privacy in eReviewer
This web page describes how we use your personal and conference/journal data.
1. Use of Personal Information by Conference Organizers
We collect data that is normally required by conference organizers or journal editors or publishers. This is your name, email address, address for correspondence, country, affiliation, phone number and research interests (for reviewer purposes).
2. Cross-Conference Data
We do not pass any personal cross-conference data. For example, when you submit a paper, we will not pass information on whether this or a similar paper has been submitted before or in parallel. We will never pass any information about reviewing in one conference to organizers of another conference, even if both are different instances of the same conference series. However, you will be able to manage multiple conferences or journals from your account. You can switch between systems very easily.
Note, however, that we cannot prevent conference organizers from passing this information.
3. Use of Personal Information by eReviewer
This section covers our policy on handling your data for uses other than the use by conference organizers as described in Sections 1 and 2. Exceptions to this policy are described in Section 5.
We do not sell, distribute, or pass your personal data to any organization. Our policy is that the only persons who have access to this data are those persons who have access to it as a consequence of their use of eReviewer. For example, if we store a review on a submission for a conference or journal, only the following people will have access to this review:
- • the reviewer who wrote the review;
- • the chairs of the conference or the editor(s);
- • the program committee member or track chair or special issue editor who is handling the review;
- • all program committee members to which the chairs give access to the review;
- • the authors of the submission if the chairs decide to send the review to the authors, and only after the review has been sent to the authors.
The following information is collected by or on behalf of eReviewer and is necessary for providing our services:
- • Account data: we collect information when you create or update your eReviewer account. This include your name, email, organization, country, login name and password (which is stored encrypted). You can also optionally provide your address and phone number.
- • eReviewer is 100% free, so we do not ask or collect any credit card information. Thanks to M3 Center in the Muma College of Business at the University of South Florida and AcademiaCentral for their support, eReviewer is a free system.
- • When you use our publishing services, information about authors, editors, managers and the published content.
- • We may collect information about IP addresses you use to access our services.
- • We may collect information about how you interact with our services. This includes information such as access dates and times and published information you access. In some cases, we collect this information through cookies.
- • We store the list of your co-authors and co-reviewers (associates). This list can be edited by you.
- • We store the history of your customer support requests.
- • We store the list of conferences you manage and your roles in these conferences.
5. Abuse of Services Provided by EReviewer.
We reserve a right to interfere in conference management or access personal or conference information in the following cases:
- • We have reports on a substantial abuse of eReviewer, for example (a) its use for sending unsolicited email not related to the intended use or (b) use of the eReviewer submission facilities for anything different from its intended use by conference organizers or journal editorial team.
- • Our security features report on attacks on eReviewer or on repeated attempts to access data in unauthorized ways.
- • In any such case of reported abuse our interference in conference management or personal information will only be exercised to the extent required to investigate the problem.