Policies

Privacy and Consent Policy

The data collected from users of the journals on this website falls within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It enables collecting aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.

The journals’ editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving the journals. Data that will assist in developing this journal platform (Open Journal Systems – OJS) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (PKP) and with Edinburgh University Library, who provide this journal platform, in an anonymized and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.

Authors

Authors who make a submission to this journal do so via Scholastica. In order to submit an article authors must register with Scholastica, and agree to their privacy policy.

The Society will only contact authors through Scholastica in relation to their paper.

Authors published in this journal are also responsible for the human subject data that figures in the research reported in the journal.

Website visitors

Edinburgh’s journal hosting platform (OJS) collects anonymised usage log data, including IP addresses, pages visited, date visited, browser information, and geographical data. This information is not used to identify visitors personally and it is not used for any purpose other what is described here. The platform also uses cookies to manage session history and provide a better user experience – more details can be found below.

Rights of the Individual

Your privacy and rights are important to us. Those involved in editing this journal seek to be compliant with industry standards for data privacy, including the European Union’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) provision for “data subject rights” that include (a) breach notification; (b) right of access; (c) the right to be forgotten; (d) data portability; and (e) privacy by design. The GDPR also allows for the recognition of “the public interest in the availability of the data,” which has a particular saliency for those involved in maintaining, with the greatest integrity possible, the public record of scholarly publishing.

All users whose details are stored in Edinburgh’s OJS installation can exercise their rights of the individual, as they are detailed in the GDPR.

If you have a user account and wish to have it deleted, please email Library.Learning@ed.ac.uk.

The Society also has its own data protection policy which should be consulted in conjunction with this journals website policy where it relates to use of Society data (such as Fellowship/membership information). This is published on our website.

Cookies information

A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site. It enables a website to remember your actions and preferences over a period of time, so you don't have to keep re-entering them whenever you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

We use cookies to manage session history. A cookie titled OJSSID is created when first visiting a journal page and is stored on the visitor's computer. It is used only to store a session ID and to facilitate logins.

We also use performance cookies to analyse site usage so we can measure and improve site functionality. The tool we use most consistently is Google Analytics. Anonymous data about your visit is collected and amalgamated with that of other visitors so we can better understand how people use our website. You can opt out of providing us with this information if you wish, with no impact on your experience of our website.

How to control cookies

You can control and/or delete cookies as you wish – for details, see aboutcookies.org. You can delete all cookies that are already on your computer and you can set most browsers to prevent them from being placed. If you do this, however, you may have to manually adjust some preferences every time you visit the site. Please also note that if are a registered user and block cookies, you will not be able to log in to your account.

More information

For more information on cookies, please visit Edinburgh’s information page on cookies.

Take Down Policy

We make every effort to ensure that published content does not infringe any person's rights, or applicable UK laws.

Should you discover content in this journal that you believe to be illegal, or infringes any of your statutory rights, you may contact the Editor who will review the complaint.

On receipt of your complaint, the Publications team will:

  1. Make an initial assessment of its validity
  2. Acknowledge receipt of the complaint by email
  3. For all but spurious complaints, cease access to the item that is subject to complaint
  4. Refer the complaint to the Society's Legal Advisor for comment and advice
  5. Seek to verify your identity and authority as complainant.

When the authenticity of your complaint has been verified and the Editor has been advised that it is ostensibly legitimate, the item will be removed from public access.

If the Legal Advisor confirms that it does not breach any law then the item will be reinstated.

Please contact:

Society of Antiquaries of Scotland

National Museums Scotland
Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JF

Tel: +44 (0) 131 247 4145
Email: publications@socantscot.org

Please note the Publications office is staffed 9-5pm Monday-Friday.

 

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