Privacy Policy for Virtual Journal of Orthodontics


The Virtual Journal of Orthodontics (VJO) is committed to honoring and respecting the privacy and anonymity of the individuals using its website(s) and services. The purpose of this privacy policy is to inform the individuals about the collection, processing, and protection of information done by VJO, what information we collect, why we collect this information, and how we use this information. This privacy policy applies to all the websites and services owned or managed by VJO (listed below).
This Privacy Policy will be reviewed regularly to reflect the current practices of VJO.

Collection of personal information and limitations

VJO collects personal information only when it is voluntarily provided for a particular service of VJO. The data gathered concerns, primarily communication details, such as names, phone numbers, email addresses, mailing addresses. For the article publication process, the webmaster might provide a login/password to access any restricted areas. This information is used mainly during the article evaluation, but also when submitting a complaint or giving feedback, subscribing to our newsletters, participating in a survey, or applying for another service we provide.
Any personal information voluntarily provided to VJO by users and visitors of VJO’s websites is kept in the strictest confidence. This information is stored in the VJO database. Only VJO editor and staff members, and only for the duration of their contracts, have access to the information stored in the VJO database. Personal information provided voluntarily by you is used only for the purposes it was provided for. VJO will ask individuals to explicitly consent to their information being used for any other reason than the one provided for.

Rights to confirm and to ask to remove your data

You have the right to ask if VJO holds any personal information about you, to ensure that it is accurate and to have access to it, as provided by law. To protect your privacy, we take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting you access to or making corrections to your personal information. Any time, you may opt-out altogether of having us to collect, use, or disclose your personal information, subject to reasonable notice and applicable laws.

Removal and storage of personal data

The information collected by VJO will be removed from the VJO database upon your request, and in case the reason for which the personal data had been collected is terminated.

Disclosure of information to third parties

VJO does not share, rent, sell or trade any personal information with any third party, and the personal data will be kept confidential, except if otherwise explicitly agreed or if it is otherwise provided by law. No third parties have access to the VJO database.

Collection of impersonal information

VJO collects impersonal data for different services and purposes. Impersonal information can be used for technical, statistical, and research purposes. VJO ensures that all shared information is made anonymous. The impersonal information is subject to scientific publications.
By participating in a survey, you consent to VJO collecting your personal information (if any is asked). When we publish information, we do not disclose any personal information. If the publication includes any identifying details such as your name and address, we will ask for your explicit permission.
Impersonal information is always collected when someone visits one of VJO’s websites to analyze how users use the site and improve our websites and services. For further details, see below under ‘Google Analytics.’

Google Analytics

The VJO website uses Google Analytics to help analyze how users use the site. This tool uses “cookies,” which are text files placed on a computer, to collect standard Internet log information as well as visitor behavior information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about the use of the website (including the IP address) is transmitted to Google. After this, the information is used to evaluate visitors’ use of the site and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the VJO website.
We will never (and will not allow any third party to) use this statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any Personally Identifiable Information (PII) of the visitors of the VJO site. Google won’t associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. Neither we nor Google will link, or seek to link, an IP address with the identity of the computer user. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any Personally Identifiable Information from any other source unless you explicitly provide this information to us.
You can set your browser not to accept VJO cookies. Disabling the cookies does not affect navigation to the VJO website.

Links to third parties

This privacy policy applies to VJO websites and services only. We do not exercise control over the sites listed in our search engines or sites that include VJO applications, products or services, or links within our various services. The other websites may place their cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. We encourage you always to read the confidentiality statement of any website you may visit.

Liability of VJO

VJO does its utmost to provide trustworthy and reliable information. If you find any mistakes, please notify us as soon as possible, and we will try to correct them in the shortest delay possible.
You agree that your use of the VJO websites is at your own risk. The site, including all content, software, functions, services, materials, and information made available or accessed through the website, is provided “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind. In no event shall VJO be liable for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential damages arising out of or in any way connected with the use of the website or with the delay or inability to use same, or with hypertext or graphic links to third parties, or for any information and services obtained through the website.

Applicable laws

VJO adheres to Italian privacy principles and commits to respect the Italian legislation on the protection of personal data.

Language of this Privacy Policy

This privacy policy is formed in English. If any translation is provided for your convenience, you agree that the English version of the privacy policy will govern the relationship between you and VJO. If there would be any contradiction between the English language version and a translated version, then the English version shall take precedence.

Modifications on the privacy policy

This privacy policy can be modified from time to time. We recommend checking this information regularly.

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