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Privacy Policy

ARES system respects your privacy, and we are committed to reasonably collecting and protecting the personal information of each user. This privacy policy explained under what circumstances we collect your information, what information we collect, how we use that information, who can access this information, and information about your rights and our duty. 

This privacy policy is an integral part of the Terms of Use. Throughout this policy, “ARES”, “we”, “us” or “our” means all the businesses of ARES system.

Policy Modification

We may revise this privacy policy from time to time,and advise you to review this privacy policy whenever you visit the website so that you are aware of any changes in time.

Information Collection

ARES system collects four categories of personal information

Registration Information 

The registration information is related to the establishment of your user account.  We collect your specific personally identifiable information during the account registration process, typically including your name, address or email address, the name of the institution or association with which you are affiliated, research areas, phone number, ORCID, etc.

User Information

The user information is the personally identifiable information you voluntarily provide when you use the website or service. For example, if you are an author when submitting a manuscript, you can choose to provide other information that you think the publisher or publication may be interested in, such as your age, gender, professional experience, and academic or professional qualifications.

Recommended Information

Other users of ARES system may enter information to create an account for you when you are a co-author of the manuscript, or when you are considered fit to participate in peer review of the manuscript. We will notify you of the manuscript submission or invite you to join the review team by email. ARES Automatic Review Recommendation feature helps editors find potential peer reviews in the system database.

Technical Information

Like most web-based services, ARES system may collect some technical information when you visit the website, including Internet protocol address, login information, geographic location, browser type and version, operating system and platform, source of access, complete click path, etc. Technical information is only used for troubleshooting and product development. ARES system promises not to use this information for any tracking or marketing purposes.

Information Use

 ARES system uses your Information 

★ ARES system will provide your personal information as required for publishers or publications to provide services to them. You should consult the publishers’ or publications’ privacy notice for a full understanding of how each publisher uses your personal information. ARES system makes no warranties about their privacy policies.

★ The publisher manages the publication process of the manuscript with you through ARES system, and uses your personal information to send you email notifications related to your review and editing activities.

★ We may use your personal information for system maintenance and troubleshooting.

★ We may use your personal information to contact you and send you information related to system services after obtaining your consent.

★ We use your information to produce statistical information about the usage of our website and may share aggregated demographic information with our business partners. These statistics do not include any personal information that can identify individuals.

In addition to the above, we may disclose your personal information in accordance with the following regulations.

★ You have consented to our use of your personal information for a specified purpose. In this case, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

★ We may disclose your personal information to third party servers, as is necessarily required in connection with the operation, maintenance and support of the website. In this case, we will require these third parties to keep your personal information confidential in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

★ Using your information is necessary for complying with legal obligations, resolving disputes and enforcing our contractual agreements. We will disclose your personal data when required by law.

★ Your personal information may be transferred to the purchaser when ARES system equity or any assets are acquired. In this case, we will require the buyer to maintain the confidentiality of your personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

Except as described in this privacy policy, we will not disclose your personal information without your consent.

Information Security

ARES system takes administrative, technical, and physical security measures to protect your personal information from accidental loss, destruction, alteration, and unauthorized access. In addition, we will take reasonable supervision steps to ensure that we strictly comply with the purpose of collecting data to process personal information. However, we cannot guarantee that your information will never be lost, altered, or disrupted by unauthorized access.

Information Retention and Transfer

ARES system retains your personal information and certain records for a reasonable period of time to ensure the quality of service. You have the right to request the removal of any personal information you provide to us at any time, which request must be approved by the publisher or the publication where required. Your personal information may be transferred to other countries/regions, in which case your data will be accessed by foreign laws or foreign governments. We will take measures reasonably necessary to ensure that your personal information is handled safely in accordance with this privacy policy.

Third Party Sites

When you use ARES system, you may enter the third party websites. This privacy policy does not apply to any personal information collected on third party websites. We are not responsible for any information that you may provide while accessing or using third party websites.

Your Rights

★ You have the right to request that we disclose all personal information about you that we have.

★ You have the right to contact us to correct or delete your data.

★ You have the right to refuse to receive emails or promotional notices about our services.

★ You can contact us to complain about privacy issues during data processing. We will cooperate to solve the privacy issues related to the ARES system information processing.

 You have the right to take legal action for any action that may infringe your right to personal privacy information.

Laws and Regulations

ARES system endeavors to comply with all laws and regulations that apply to the gathering and use of personal information, including but not limited to US privacy laws, the EU General Data Protection Regulation, etc.

Accept Terms

Your use of ARES system indicates your understanding and acceptance of the terms of this privacy policy. If you do not agree with all the terms here in, you shall not use the website.

Contact Us

For privacy requests and queries, contact us at: