Effective Date: 03 November 2019
The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) applies to users of our websites or mobile applications who are residents of the European Union (EU) or the European Economic Area (EEA) (consisting of the European Union, Iceland, Lichtenstein, and Norway). The law sets forth a framework for various individual rights on how personal data can be used, processed, transmitted, and protected. microPublication is committed to take reasonably necessary steps to ensure that your personal data is protected consistent with GDPR requirements.
Under the GDPR, microPublication is required to have a legal basis for collecting personally identifiable information (PII) from residents of the EU and the EEA. The legal basis depends on the circumstances in which we collect and use your PII and is described more fully in the applicable privacy notice. The basis for our processing of your PII will fall into one or more of the following categories:
Data that you provide to us may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the EU or the EEA. For instance, this happens when it is processed or maintained by staff and/or systems operating in the United States. The information that you provide to us is stored on our secure servers or those of our service providers. We will take reasonably necessary steps to safeguard your data securely.
We will retain your PII for as long as necessary to meet the uses described in microPublication’s applicable privacy notice and in compliance with business requirements and legal document retention obligations. Even where you have exercised one of the rights listed below with respect to your personal data, we may have the right to retain your personal data for various purposes, including compliance with legal obligations, the performance of tasks carried out in the public interest, archiving purposes in the public interest, scientific or historical research purposes, statistical purposes, or the establishment, exercise, or defense of legal claims.
Website or mobile application users located in the EU or EEA are provided with the following rights:
Please note that the above rights are not absolute. microPublication may be entitled to reject requests where certain exceptions apply. To submit a request, please contact microPublication’s Privacy Manager, Todd Harris, by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
microPublication (via it’s supporting institution, Caltech) has privacy notices for specific situations where Caltech processes PII, including:
Copies of Caltech’s privacy notices can be obtained by contacting Caltech’s Privacy Manager.
If you want more in depth detail about the GDPR, you can read the full text of the EU legislation [PDF].
If you have questions about microPublication’s policy on Confidentiality of Private Information, this or other microPublication privacy notices, microPublication’s privacy practices, or any other aspect of your privacy and the security of your PII, please contact our Privacy Manager at:
Technology and Operations Manager