Blackhorse's policy for protecting your personal information
Privacy is an important concern for internet users, and is something that Blackhorse Scientific takes very seriously. What follows is an explanation of Blackhorse's policy for protecting users' personal information.
What personal information does Blackhorse ask users to supply, and why?
What further information does Blackhorse track, and why?
In order to offer the best possible service to users, Blackhorse tracks the patterns of usage of pages on the site. This enables us to identify the most popular articles and services. Where users have provided details of their research areas of interest, this information can be correlated, helping BioMed Central to provide a useful service for scientists, offering them the most relevant information based on their areas of interest.
What is Blackhorse policy on sharing e-mail addresses with third parties?
User information will only be shared with third parties with the explicit consent of the user. If the user has explicitly opted to receive special offer and product information e-mails from Blackhorse partners, then Blackhorse may from time to time e-mail the user on behalf of these partner companies. However, these companies will not be given the user's details without that user's explicit consent.
What is Insight On-Line Library policy on e-mailing its registered members?
Insight On-Line Library may contact members from time to time to draw the member's attention to information that may be of interest. Members may opt out from receiving such e-mail when registering as a member, or at any time thereafter by responding to such an e-mail or contacting customer service (firstname.lastname@example.org).
What is Insight On-Line Library policy on using demographic information about users for online advertising purposes?
Support from advertisers is important to Insight On-Line Library model of minimum fee access to research articles. Statistical demographic information about the Insight On-Line Library membership may be supplied to advertisers. Blackhorse may target online advertising to specific users on the basis of this demographic information, or on the basis of their past behavior on the site, but information about an individual user will not be passed on to an advertiser without the users' express consent.
Access for journalists
Articles on Insight On-Line Library will be published electronically immediately upon acceptance and correction follow-up. So, the issue of having an 'embargo' on controversial or publicity sensitive material in the temporal gap between acceptance and publication is not an issue for Blackhorse. Journalists, like everyone else, will have access to published material immediately upon acceptance.
Publishing a scientific manuscript is inherently a public (as opposed to anonymous) process. The name and e-mail address of all authors of a Insight On-Line Library journal's manuscript will be available to users of Insight On-Line Library who are subscribed to the journal or are interested in pey-per-view service. These details are made available in this way purely to facilitate scientific communication. Collecting these e-mail addresses for commercial use is not permitted, nor will Blackhorse itself send unsolicited e-mail to authors, unless it directly concerns the paper they have published on BioMed Central.
a) Enable us to identify you without having to ask you for username and password.
b) Measure usage.
c) Track movement within Insight On-Line Library.
If you do not wish to accept any of these cookies or wish to be notified when a cookie is sent you can modify your browser preferences. If you refuse to accept the permanent cookie that is saved on your computer's hard drive then you will not be able to use the Auto login facility. If you choose not to accept session cookies then you may not be able to use all of the facilities offered on Insight On-Line Library.
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Insight On-Line Library reserves the right to disclose members' personal information if required to do so by law, or in the good faith and belief that such action is reasonably necessary to comply with legal process, respond to claims, or protect the rights, property or safety of BioMed Central, employees or members.
Who should I contact if I have any questions or concerns about my privacy?
If you have any questions or concerns about your privacy and Blackhorse or Insight On-Line Library please contact our customer service (email@example.com) team.