At Bakhtar Journal of Management, we are committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of our users, including authors, reviewers, and readers. This Privacy Policy outlines how we collect, use, store, and protect your information in connection with your interaction with our journal and website.

  1. Information Collection and Usage:

1.1 Personal Information:

  • When you submit a research paper, register as a user, or interact with our journal, we may collect personal information such as your name, email address, affiliation, and other relevant details.
  • We use this information to facilitate the publication process, maintain communication with you, and ensure the integrity of our scholarly community.

1.2 Non-Personal Information:

  • We may automatically collect certain non-personal information, such as your IP address, browser type, operating system, and referring website.
  • This information is aggregated and used for statistical purposes, website improvement, and to enhance your experience while interacting with our journal.
  1. Comments:

2.1 Comment Data:

  • When visitors leave comments on the site, we collect the data shown in the comments form, the visitor’s IP address, and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
  • An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.
  1. Media:

3.1 Embedded Content:

  • Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g., videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
  • These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.
  1. Cookies:

4.1 Comment Cookies:

  • If you leave a comment on our site, you may opt-in to saving your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

4.2 Login Cookies:

  • If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
  • When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me,” your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
  • If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
  1. Information Sharing:

5.1 Internal Sharing:

  • We restrict access to your personal information to authorized personnel involved in the publication process, including the editorial team, reviewers, and technical staff.
  • Access to personal information is granted on a need-to-know basis and is strictly limited to the purpose of processing and reviewing manuscripts.

5.2 External Sharing:

We do not sell, trade, or transfer your personal

  • information to third parties without your explicit consent unless required by law or as necessary to protect our legal rights
  • In some cases, we may share non-personal information in an aggregated and anonymized form for research, marketing, or promotional purposes.
  1. Data Security:

6.1 Protection Measures:

  • We implement industry-standard security measures to safeguard your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
  • This includes secure data storage, encryption of sensitive information, regular system audits, and the use of firewalls and other security protocols.

6.2 External Links:

  • Our website may contain links to external websites or services. Please note that we are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of such third-party sites. We encourage you to review their respective privacy policies before providing any personal information.
  1. Data Retention:

7.1 Manuscript Data:

  • We retain your manuscript and associated information for a reasonable period necessary for the publication process and to comply with legal obligations.
  • If your manuscript is not accepted for publication, we may retain your data for archival purposes, subject to your rights outlined in Section 8.

7.2 Account Information:

  • If you create a user account, you may access, update, or delete your personal information by logging into your account or contacting us directly.
  • However, please note that we may retain certain information as required by law or for legitimate business purposes.
  1. Your Rights:

8.1 Access and Control:

  • You have the right to access, correct, update, or delete your personal information held by us.
  • If you wish to exercise these rights or have any concerns about your privacy, please contact us using the information provided below.
  1. Changes to the Privacy Policy:

9.1 Updates:

  • We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Policy at any time. Any changes will be effective immediately upon posting the revised version on our website.
  • We encourage you to periodically review this policy to stay informed about how we protect your privacy.
  1. Contact Us:

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding this Privacy Policy or the privacy practices of Bakhtar Journal of Management, please contact us at:

Email: afzalur.rahman@bakhtar.edu.af

Address: Karti 4, Kabul, Afghanistan. Opposite of Ministry of Higher Education

We value your privacy and are committed to addressing any concerns you may have regarding the collection, use, or protection of your personal information.