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American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene Privacy Policy



General information

The American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (AJTMH) respects the privacy of those who visit our website and correspond electronically with us. We are committed to keeping your e-mail address confidential.

We do not sell, rent or lease to third parties the emails of our authors, reviewers, readers, or anyone else with whom we conduct business.

AJTMH collects personally identifiable information provided to us (e.g., name, employer's name, address, telephone, e-mail address, etc.) and may use and store such information for legitimate and lawful business purposes.

Website users have the option of setting their computer to disable cookies; however, under such circumstance, portions of the website may not function properly for that user.

Any owner of a copyrighted work who believes that material posted on the AJTMH website infringes on their copyright may request that the allegedly infringing material be removed by notifying AJTMH.

Using the AJTMH website indicates your acceptance of our privacy policy. Your continued visits to the AJTMH website after changes are posted to this policy will signify your acceptance of those changes.


Information Collection and Use

We will collect personally identifiable information that you provide to us, including, but not limited to, your name, employer's name, address(es), telephone and fax number, e-mail address, and credit card information. AJTMH may use and store such information in order to provide a product or service you requested; alert you of AJTMH news, activities, services and benefits; and for other legitimate and lawful business purposes. Personally identifiable information may be given to a third party in order to complete a specific business transaction on behalf of AJTMH.

We may disclose personally identifiable information to the proper authorities if we become subject to a subpoena or court order, or if we are otherwise legally required to disclose such information. We also may use and disclose information about you to establish or exercise our legal rights, to assert and defend against legal claims, or if we believe such disclosure is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take other action regarding actual or suspected illegal or fraudulent activities or potential threats to the physical safety or well-being of any person. If all or part of AJTMH is merged or otherwise transferred to another entity, we may transfer the personally identifiable information you provided to us to such entity as part of that transaction.

AJTMH Author/Reviewer Privacy Information

What AJTMH collects from Authors and Reviewers:

Your name, contact information, including your professional position and affiliation, potential financial conflict of interest disclosures, and various metadata about your manuscript, including the manuscript files themselves.  This information is stored in the ScholarOne Manuscripts database.

We consider your submission and the information contained in your manuscript and cover letter to be confidential information and will treat it as such. We do send submissions, including all author names, to external peer reviewers but request that they keep the information confidential. You may request withdrawal of your manuscript at any time by emailing editorial@ajtmh.org or calling us at +1 216-368-6940.

How we use the data:

1.              For peer review and publication:

We use the data to perform internal editorial review and external peer review of your manuscript.  If we publish your manuscript, your name, institutional affiliation, and much of the material you submit with the manuscript will be made public.  This includes disclosure forms, data sharing statements, and the research protocol for clinical trials. We may contact you and your individual coauthors with questions about your submitted manuscript.

2.              For reviewers:

We will provide the words in the “Comments for Authors” box to the author upon making a decision on the manuscript.  Your name and confidential comments to the AJTMH editors will remain with AJTMH and not be shared with anyone.

3.              Marketing:

We do not share our author and reviewer database with our marketing department.  If, as a consumer of ASTMH you wish to opt out of marketing emails you should click the unsubscribe link provided in the marketing communication or contact customer service at info@astmh.org.

Contacting you:

If you are an author, we will contact you from time to time while your manuscript is under review.  If you are a reviewer, we may contact you from time to time to ask you to perform a review. 

In addition, we may ask you to opt in (or opt out) of receiving surveys from AJTMH. These surveys help to gather information about your interaction with AJTMH as a reviewer or an author. 

Updating Personal Information and Participation

You may contact AJTMH as set forth below to update your personally identifiable information, opt-in to, or opt-out of any service at any time. We will provide opt-in and opt-out opportunities as applicable to the service or product being offered.

Contact information

If you have questions, please contact us at:

American Journal of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene
Telephone: (216) 368-6940
journal@ajtmh.org

Last updated 5/22/18

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