Privacy Statement

Landscape Online is committed to maintain your confidence and to protect your privacy. This statement of privacy applies to the journals website of Landscape Online and governs data collection and usage. By using the journals web site, you consent to the data practices described in this statement. This privacy statement does not apply to such other websites. In such a case please review the privacy statement on the other website.

Collection of Data
When you visit our website, we automatically collect and store information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by Landscape Online. This information can include: your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring web site addresses. This information is used by Landscape Online for the operation of the service, to maintain quality of the service, and for web site traffic analysis regarding use of the Landscape Online web site. It is stored and used in aggregate only for web site traffic analysis and is not used to contact you personally. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project in an anonymized and aggregated form.

Use of Cookies
Our site may use cookies to support the internal functionality of the website to enhance your experience while using our site. When visiting this website, a cookie (‘OJSSID’) will be installed in your browser. This cookie stores a session ID and is necessary to log in to the OJS and maintain a session. The lifetime of this session ID is 30 days. If you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser so as not to accept them. If you choose to set your browser to refuse cookies, it is possible some areas of our website will not function properly when you try to view them. You will be able to browse the website and download content, but you cannot log in and, thus, will not be able to submit a manuscript or check your account.  

Data stored for user registration
The data collected from registered users at this site is within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It makes communication possible for the editorial process and is used to inform readers about new published content. The minimal required data for user registration is: first name, last name, email address, username, and a password. If you register as author and plan to publish your manuscript, it is beneficial but not mandatory to also enter an affiliation and your ORCID. This helps readers to identify you and associate you with your other works. Submitting authors are also asked to enter full names and email addresses of all of their co-authors. Co-authors do not have their own account and will only be contacted by the editorial team once their manuscript is submitted, an editorial decision is made, the manuscript is published, or misconduct is suspected. Author and co-author names (and, if entered, affiliations and ORCIDs) are displayed publicly alongside published manuscripts. Email addresses are not published on the website, but author contact data is included in the downloadable manuscript file as provided by the authors. Furthermore, metadata of published manuscripts including author names are shared with third parties for DOI registration and for indexing of published content in scholary databases such as Scopus, DOAJ and the like.

Sending Landscape Online your personal information
Landscape Online will only collect personal information that you knowingly and voluntarily provide us, for example, sending emails, responding to surveys, submitting a manuscript, completing membership forms, registering for events or classes, for products or services.
We may use this information to respond to an email or other inquiry or request, to help improve our website and our products and services, to customize your experience at our website, or to send updates or notices about Landscape Online and the services we offer that we think may be of interest to you. We may also combine this information with other generally or publicly available information to help us identify visitors’ preferences or interests. We may provide information that identifies you to companies that assist us in these activities, such as helping us fulfill your request for a product, service or information.
If you purchase a product or service at our site, we may never ask for your credit card number or other account number but ask you to pay in advance.

User ID and Password
Certain areas of the site may require the use of a user ID, email address or password as an additional security measure that helps protect your information.

Transmission of Data to Third Parties
We only transmit personal data to a third party to the extent necessary to fulfill our contractual relationship (if at all), if we are bound by law or if it should be necessary in order to implement our general terms and conditions of business or any other agreements concluded with you, or in order to enforce our rights and claims.
In case of institutional contractual partners we will transmit utilization data in aggregated form from is apparent in what manner and to what extent our content is used by the users associated with that institution or company. In such a report we will not transmit any data that can be associated to individual users.
Provided your personal data is transmitted for other purposes we will ask for your approval in each individual case. If you do not approve we will of course not transmit the data.

Use of Social Media
Landscape Online integrates twitter in its web site. Twitter is operated by Twitter Inc., 1355 Market St, Suite 900, San Francisco, CA 94103, USA.
The Twitter button enables the user to share an article or a website of this homepage on Twitter or to follow the provider on Twitter. If a user visits one of the websites using such a button, the user’s browser directly connects to Twitter’s servers. The Twitter-button and its content are loaded directly from Twitter’s servers and included in the website by the user’s browser. For this reason, the provider of the website cannot influence which data Twitter connects via the button and thus informs the user according to his own knowledge. According to the provider’s knowledge, Twitter collects the user IP-address and the website’s URL when the button is loaded from Twitter’s servers. However, this data is only be used for loading and displaying the Twitter-button.
Further information can be found in Twitter’s privacy statement under: https://twitter.com/privacy

Links to other Websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. Note that once you have used these links to leave our site, we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Changes to this Statement
Landscape Online will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect company and customer feedback or to apply to new regualtions. Landscape Online encourages you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how Landscape Online is protecting your information.

Questions and Comments
Please address any questions, suggestions and comments on the subject of data protection to Landscape Online at the address management(mailat)landscape-online.org