Privacy and security

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  1. Privacy policy

  2. Full copyright notice

  3. Summary of terms

Privacy policy

Use of this website (being all web pages that incorporate the domain of and Royal Society journal sites incorporated in ScholarOne Manuscripts is subject to the following terms of use:

The content and design of these pages are protected by copyright and other rights owned by Royal Society Publishing, HighWire Press, and ScholarOne or used under licence from third party rights owners. Reproduction of the whole or part of these pages is prohibited other than in accordance with the full copyright notice. The full copyright notice forms part of these terms and conditions.

From time to time this website may also include links to other websites. Such links are provided to give access to further information and do not indicate that we endorse the website to which we are linking and neither do we have any responsibility for the content of the linked website.

Royal Society Publishing receives personal information through this website. You may, for example, be asked for personal information if you want to take advantage of web-based activities such as online ordering, subscription to our journals or registering for specific services, eg TOC alerting.

We do not store financial details such as credit or debit card numbers on this website.

In any case, where you provide personal information, we will only use it to deliver the services you have requested. We may need to pass your personal information to anyone to whom we transfer our rights and duties and we may also disclose your information to any applicable regulatory body or if the law requires or allows us to.

Royal Society Publishing will occasionally inform you of new services and products related to those you have ordered or registered for. You have the right to opt out of receiving this information and if you choose to do so, please contact Debbie Vaughan.

We may use cookies to collect personal information from people who register for updates on our website. This personal information is used for this purpose and no other. Cookies are used in the publishing transactions to keep track of the contents of your shopping cart once you have selected an item, to store delivery addresses if the address book is used and to store your details if you select the 'Remember me' option.

The website may contain links that make it easy for users to visit other websites. If the user uses the links to leave the website and visit a website operated by a third party, we do not have any control over that website. Accordingly, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which users have provided whilst visiting such websites. Users should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

By using the website and not advising us to the contrary, you agree to us using the data in the way set out in these terms and conditions.

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you may request details of personal information that we hold about you. A fee will be payable. If you want to make a request, you should write to Human Resources.

You should also write to Human Resources if you believe that any information we hold about you is incorrect or incomplete. Any information that is found to be incorrect or incomplete will be corrected as soon as possible.

We strive to protect the security of information which you provide to us, and will use up-to-date measures to provide such security.


Full copyright notice

The contents of these pages are the copyright of Royal Society Publishing. Reproduction of the whole or a substantial part of the contents in any form is prohibited other than in accordance with Chapter III of Part I of the Copyright, Designs and Patents Act 1988 or the following permission:

(i) you make it clear that the website is the source of the material; and

(ii) you inform the third party that these terms apply and the third party agrees to comply with these terms.

The licence to copy does not permit incorporation of the content or any part of it in any other work or publication in any form whatsoever. Without limiting the foregoing, no part of the website may be:

(i) distributed, communicated to the public or copied for any commercial purpose; or

(ii) reproduced, transmitted or stored in any other website or other form of electronic retrieval system.


Summary of terms


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