Privacy Policy

What information do we collect?
We collect information from you when you submit your manuscript on our online submission form or respond to a survey.
When submitting your manuscript, you will be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, postal address (i.e. affiliation), contact number (optional). You will be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address, postal address (i.e. billing), contact number when you pay author share of publication. You will be asked to enter your: name and email address when you subscribe to our newsletter on our website or contact us via contact us form available on our website. You may, however, visit our site anonymously in case you do not submit your manuscript on our site, do not opt-in for newsletter or contact us via our online contact us form.
Who is data controller and data processor?
The corresponding author submitting manuscript, or online visitor requesting newsletter, or online visitor contacting us via online contact us form, are the data controllers because we only process their supplied personal information for publication/contact response/newsletter purpose and we cannot change personal data without their consent. This data may include author/co-author(s) name, emails and affiliations.
What do we use your information for?
Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • You understand that your name, provided address and email will be published in your research article as a standard scholarly publishing practice;

  • To personalize your experience (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs);

  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you);

  • To improve author support service (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your customer service requests and support needs);

  • Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of indexing and abstracting of your article;

  • To administer a scholarly contest, reward, promotion, survey or other site feature;

  • To send periodic emails;

  • The email address you provide, may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to your article, in addition to receiving occasional journal news, updates, related product or service information, etc.

Protection of sensitive information?
Authors understand that any information related to the article publishing and other transactional information is strictly confidential between authors and IJMESS. The author share of publication related transactions are processed by our payment service provider 2checkout and your sensitive data is processed on their secured servers once you make a checkout. Their privacy policy can be read to know more.
Do we disclose any information to outside parties?
We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.
Third party links
Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party indexing or abstracting services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites. The third party (indexing/abstracting entities/libraries) logos used at our site are property of their respective owners.
CCPA Privacy Rights (Do Not Sell My Personal Information)
Under the CCPA, among other rights, California consumers have the right to: Request that a business that collects a consumer's personal data disclose the categories and specific pieces of personal data that a business has collected about consumers. Request that a business delete any personal data about the consumer that a business has collected (not applicable to published articles). Request that a business that sells a consumer's personal data, not sell the consumer's personal data (we don't sell authors' personal data). If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us.
GDPR Data Protection Rights
We would like to make sure you are fully aware of all of your data protection rights. Every user is entitled to the following: The right to access – You have the right to request copies of your personal data. We may charge you a small fee for this service. The right to rectification – You have the right to request that we correct any information you believe is inaccurate. You also have the right to request that we complete the information you believe is incomplete. The right to erasure – You have the right to request that we erase your personal data, under certain conditions. The right to restrict processing – You have the right to request that we restrict the processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. The right to object to processing – You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data, under certain conditions. The right to data portability – You have the right to request that we transfer the data that we have collected to another organization, or directly to you, under certain conditions. If you make a request, we have one month to respond to you. If you would like to exercise any of these rights, please contact us. This policy is not applicable to published articles because author(s) retain the article copyrights and author(s) allows us to publish their name(s), affiliation(s), and email address(es) in the published articles.
Google Adsense
Some of the ads may be served by Google. Google's use of the DART cookie enables it to serve ads to Users based on their visit to our Site and other sites on the Internet. DART uses "non personally identifiable information" and does NOT track personal information about you, such as your name, email address, physical address, etc. You may opt out of the use of the DART cookie by visiting the Google ad and content network privacy policy at
Online Privacy Policy Only
This online privacy policy applies only to information collected through our website and not to information collected offline.
Terms and Conditions
Please also visit our Terms and Conditions section establishing the use, disclaimers, and limitations of liability governing the use of our website.
Your Consent
By using our site, you (including European citizens) consent to our website privacy policy.
Changes to our Privacy Policy
If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.
Contacting Us
If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

Online support form
Privacy Policy Credit: Consulting Editor, Mr. Newman Nazir, MoST, Pakistan.