Privacy Statement

At Advances in Geomatics (AIG), we are committed to protecting the privacy and confidentiality of our authors, reviewers, and readers. This Privacy Statement outlines how we collect, use, and safeguard personal information in connection with the publication process. By submitting your personal information to AIG, you consent to the practices described herein.

Information Collection:

  • We collect personal information such as names, affiliations, email addresses, and other contact details from authors, reviewers, and editorial board members during the manuscript submission, review, and publication process.
  • We may also collect non-personal information, such as IP addresses, browser types, and other anonymous usage data when individuals access our website or interact with our online platforms.
  • We use cookies and similar technologies to enhance the functionality and user experience of our website. By using our website, you consent to the use of cookies as described in our Cookie Policy.

Information Use:

  • We use personal information to facilitate the peer review process, communicate with authors, reviewers, and editorial board members, and publish and distribute articles.
  • We may use personal information to send important updates, announcements, and notifications related to AIG and its activities. You may opt out of receiving such communications at any time.
  • We may use non-personal information for statistical purposes, to analyze website usage patterns, and to improve our services and website functionality.

Information Disclosure:

  • We may share personal information with third parties involved in the publication process, such as reviewers, editorial board members, and publishing partners, for the purpose of manuscript evaluation, editing, and publication.
  • We may disclose personal information as required by law, regulation, or legal process, or to protect the rights, property, or safety of AIG, its personnel, or others.
  • We do not sell, rent, or lease personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.

Data Security:

  • We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
  • While we strive to protect personal information, no data transmission or storage system can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Therefore, we cannot guarantee the absolute security of personal information transmitted to or stored by AIG.

Data Retention:

  • We retain personal information for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes outlined in this Privacy Statement, unless a longer retention period is required or permitted by law.
  • Authors and reviewers may request the deletion or modification of their personal information by contacting the editorial office of AIG. However, certain information may be retained for record-keeping purposes or as required by law.

Links to External Websites:

  • Our website may contain links to external websites. This Privacy Statement applies solely to AIG and its associated platforms. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of third-party websites.

Updates to the Privacy Statement:

  • We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements. The updated version will be posted on our website, and the revised date will indicate the date of the most recent changes.

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Statement or the handling of personal information, please contact the editorial office of AIG. We will make reasonable efforts to address your inquiries in a timely manner.