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Privacy policy

Critical Publishing Ltd, is a company registered in England under company number 7907483 with a registered office at 3 Connaught Road, St Albans AL3 5RX. Our VAT number is GB135080734. You can contact us using the following email address:

Coverage of the Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy covers our treatment of personally identifiable information that we gather when you are registering, accessing or using our site and the products, software and services available on the site, including access to the Services by or through the Site, any third party integration of the Services, and any software owned, operated or licensed by us.
We do not knowingly collect or solicit personal information from anyone under the age of 13 or knowingly allow such persons to register for the Services. If you are under 13, please do not attempt to register for the Services or send any information about yourself to us, including your name, address, telephone number, or email address. No one under age 13 may provide any personal information to us or on the Site. In the event that we learn that we have collected personal information from a child under age 13 without verification of parental consent, we will delete that information as promptly as possible. If you believe that we might have any information from or about a child under the age of 13, please contact us at

Personal information

We receive and store any information you provide to us. For example, we collect personal information such as your name, email address, job title and institutional or organisational affiliation in order to create an online account. We also receive and store information you provide us that is contained in user submissions, including without limitation, figures, datasets and media you submit to the site. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to register with us or take advantage of some or all of the services featured on the site. In addition, we may provide personal information to our partners, content providers or other third parties anonymously so that you cannot be individually identified.

Non-Personal information

We collect certain aggregated and non-personal information when you visit our site. Aggregated and non-personal information does not relate to a single, identifiable visitor. It tells us information such as how many users visited our website and which pages were accessed. By collecting this information, we learn how to best tailor our site to our visitors. We collect this information through a "cookie".
Like many companies, we use "cookies" on our site. Cookies are bits of text that are placed on your computer's hard drive when you visit certain websites. We use cookies to tell us, for example, whether you have visited us before or if you are a new visitor and to help us identify site features in which you may have the greatest interest. Cookies may enhance your online experience by saving your preferences while you are visiting a particular site.
Most browsers will tell you how to stop accepting new cookies, how to be notified when you receive a new cookie, and how to disable existing cookies. Please note, however, that without cookies you may not be able to take full advantage of our site and its services.

Information we share

We do not sell or otherwise disclose information about our visitors, except as described here. We may share the information you provide with marketing partners and with service providers we have retained to perform services on our behalf. These service providers are not authorised by us to use or disclose the information except as necessary to perform services on our behalf or to comply with legal requirements. In addition, we may disclose information about you:
(i) if we are required to do so by law or legal process;
(ii) to law enforcement agencies following an appropriate request;
or (iii) when we believe disclosure is necessary to prevent physical harm or financial loss or in connection with an investigation of suspected or actual illegal activity.
We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you in the event we sell or transfer all or a portion of our business or assets. Should such a sale or transfer occur, we will use reasonable efforts to direct the transferee to use information you have provided through our site in a manner that is consistent with this privacy policy.

How we protect personal information

We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards to protect against loss, misuse or unauthorised access, disclosure, alteration or destruction of the information you provide on our websites.

Access and correction

We will provide users with access to a copy of their personal information which they have provided through our site, where such users are reasonably entitled to ask for this, (for which we may charge a small fee not exceeding the statutory maximum) and they will have the ability to review and correct it, as applicable. To help protect your privacy and security, we will take reasonable steps to verify your identity, such as requiring a password and user ID, before granting access to your personal information.

Your choices

We may contact you, by email to communicate with you about your use of the Service. Also, we may receive a confirmation when you open an email from us. This confirmation helps us make emails more interesting and improve our service. If you do not want to receive emails, please indicate your preference by clicking the unsubscribe option at the base of any emails that you receive from us.
If you would like to update your contact information and preferences, you can do so on the contact page or by emailing us at
If you would like your information removed from our mailing list, you may email us at

Updates to our privacy notice

This Notice may be updated periodically. We will post a prominent notice on this site to notify you of any significant changes to our Notice and indicate at the top of the Notice when it was most recently updated.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this privacy policy, please contact us by:
Sending an email to:
Writing to:
Critical Publishing Ltd
3 Connaught Road 
St Albans AL3 5RX
Calling: 07791 607373