Privacy Statement

Introduction: Convergence Chronicles is dedicated to respecting and protecting the privacy of our community, including authors, reviewers, editors, and readers. In the digital age, the confidentiality of personal data is of utmost importance. This privacy statement aims to transparently outline our practices regarding data collection, usage, and protection, ensuring our commitment to safeguarding personal information.

Collection of Personal Information:

Convergence Chronicles collects personal information primarily to facilitate the submission, peer review, and publication processes. This typically includes names, institutional affiliations, email addresses, and contact details. The collection of this data is essential for effective communication and the efficient operation of the journal. For instance, contact information is used to notify authors about the status of their submissions, to facilitate the peer review process by connecting editors, authors, and reviewers, and to alert the community to new issues or calls for papers.

Use of Personal Information:

The personal information we collect serves several vital functions. Primarily, it's used to manage manuscript submissions, conduct the review process, and communicate editorial decisions and feedback. It's also instrumental in improving our services and user experience. For example, feedback from authors and readers can guide enhancements to the journal's website and submission platform. However, it's essential to note that confidentiality is maintained throughout the peer review process, protecting the identities and personal details of the reviewers.

Disclosure of Personal Information:

Convergence Chronicles is committed to not sharing personal information with third parties except as necessary for the journal's operations or as required by law. This means that outside of the editorial and review process, your details are kept confidential. Any third-party service providers engaged by the journal are thoroughly vetted to ensure they adhere to our privacy standards. Furthermore, in rare circumstances where legal requirements necessitate the disclosure of personal information, we are committed to doing so in a responsible and lawful manner.

Data Security:

Protecting the personal information we collect is a responsibility we take seriously. Convergence Chronicles employs various security measures to protect against the loss, misuse, unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction of personal data. Despite these measures, it's crucial for individuals to also protect against unauthorized access to their personal details and to be cautious about the information they share online. Data retention policies are in place to ensure that personal information is not held for longer than necessary, and we adhere to legal requirements and best practices in this regard.

User Rights and Access:

Individuals have rights concerning their personal information. At any time, you can request access to the personal data we hold about you and ask for corrections to any inaccuracies. You also have the right to opt out of receiving communications from the journal. We are committed to providing these options easily and transparently, ensuring that individuals maintain control over their personal information.

Changes to the Privacy Statement:

The digital landscape and privacy regulations are continually evolving, and as such, so will this privacy statement. We reserve the right to make changes to our policies and practices to adapt to new legal requirements, technological changes, or shifts in the academic publishing environment. Updates or modifications will be communicated through our website and other appropriate channels, and we encourage our community to review this statement periodically to stay informed.

Contact Information:

We understand that you may have questions or concerns about this privacy statement or your personal data. Convergence Chronicles is committed to open and transparent communication. For any inquiries, please contact the editorial office. The necessary contact details can be found on the journal's website.

The trust of our community is paramount. Convergence Chronicles is steadfast in its commitment to the privacy and protection of personal information. Through this detailed privacy statement, we aim to assure all stakeholders of our dedication to upholding the highest standards of data protection and confidentiality. Our goal is to foster an environment of trust and security that supports the free and open exchange of ideas and research, which is at the heart of our mission as a journal.