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Privacy Policy and Data protection



1) PEER website

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of visitors to the PEER website. This privacy policy sets out how PEER uses and protects any information that you give PEER when using the PEER website.


What we collect:

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title
  • contact information including e-mail address
  • information that you provide to us for the purposes of registering with us or subscribing to any PEER website news services
  • any other information that you choose to send us
  • information provided through Cookies (if you do not wish


What we do with the information we gather:

  • Administer website
  • Enable your use of available services
  • Send you e-mail notifications you have requested
  • Deal with any queries / complaints



The PEER website uses cookies when a user accesses the site. If you do not wish cookies to be used, we recommend that you use the settings offered via your web-browers to block or disable cookies.


Controlling your personal information:

We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant to the project or until you request that we remove the data by contacting PEER at



PEER is committed to safeguarding the security of your information.


Links to other websites

PEER is not responsible for any third party content on any external sites linked to from the PEER website. These links are provided by PEER as an information service only. Once you have left the PEER website, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information you provide while visiting these sites.


2) PEER Project

All participants in PEER are committed to data protection. Please visit the websites of each partner organisation for details on their own data protection and privacy policies. 


Author information:

Author information such as author names and e-mail addresses connected with articles from journals participating in PEER may be used for the matching of articles between participating publishers and repositories. If author information is to be used for any other purpose, permission will be asked of the authors at the point where the author provides this information.


PEER Research:

Individuals may be contacted for the purposes of PEER research either by publishers, repositories, or directly by the research teams. Where such contact takes place, it will be undertaken in accordance with the data protection and privacy policies of the relevant organisation. Publishers will not transfer author contacts to the research teams, however research teams may obtain contact details from published articles.