Bakhtar Journal of Management is committed to protecting the privacy and personal information of its users, authors, and reviewers. This privacy statement outlines our practices regarding the collection, use, storage, and protection of personal data. By accessing and using our journal, you agree to the terms described below:

  1. Information Collection:

1.1 Personal Information:

  • We may collect personal information such as name, email address, affiliation, and contact details from authors, reviewers, and users who interact with the journal.
  • The collection of personal information is necessary for the submission, review, and publication processes.

1.2 Usage Data:

  • We may collect non-personal information about your interactions with the journal, including IP address, browser type, operating system, and referring URLs.
  • This information helps us analyze trends, administer the website, and improve the user experience.
  1. Information Use:

2.1 Manuscript Handling:

  • Personal information provided during manuscript submission, review, and publication processes is used for the purposes of manuscript handling, communication, and publication.

2.2 Communication:

  • We may use your personal information to communicate with you regarding submission status, review comments, editorial decisions, and other relevant information related to your involvement with the journal.

2.3 Statistical Analysis:

  • Non-personal information, such as usage data, may be used for statistical analysis and to improve the functionality and content of the journal.
  • Aggregated data may be shared in research publications, reports, or presentations, ensuring individual privacy is protected.
  1. Information Storage and Security:

3.1 Data Retention:

  • Personal information collected will be retained for as long as necessary to fulfill the purposes for which it was collected or as required by law.
  • Manuscript-related data may be stored for archival purposes, ensuring the integrity of the scholarly record.

3.2 Data Security:

  • We implement appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard personal information against unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction.
  • Access to personal data is restricted to authorized personnel only, who are bound by confidentiality obligations.
  1. Third-Party Services:

4.1 External Websites:

  • Our journal may contain links to external websites or services that are not owned or controlled by us.
  • We are not responsible for the privacy practices or content of these third-party websites. We encourage you to review their privacy policies when accessing such sites.
  1. Disclosure of Information:

5.1 Information Sharing:

  • We do not sell, rent, or disclose personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.
  • Personal information may be shared with relevant stakeholders involved in the publication process, such as authors, reviewers, editors, and publishing partners, solely for the purpose of manuscript evaluation, review, and publication.

5.2 Legal Requirements:

  • We may disclose personal information when required to comply with legal obligations, enforce our policies, or protect our rights, property, or safety, or that of others.
  1. Your Rights and Choices:

6.1 Access and Correction:

  • You have the right to access, correct, or update your personal information held by us.
  • You may request changes or modifications by contacting the journal’s editorial office.

6.2 Opt-Out:

  • You have the option to unsubscribe from any marketing communications or newsletters you receive from us.
  • However, certain transactional or operational emails related to the journal’s processes may still be sent.
  1. Updates to the Privacy Statement:

7.1 Changes to the Statement:

  • We may update this privacy statement from time to time to reflect changes in our practices or legal requirements.
  • We encourage you to review this statement periodically for any updates.
  1. Contact Us:

If you have any questions, concerns, or requests regarding our privacy practices or the handling of your personal information, please contact us at:

Email: afzalur.rahman@bakhtar.edu.af

Bakhtar Journal of Management is committed to maintaining the highest standards of privacy and data protection. We adhere to best practices to ensure the confidentiality, integrity, and security of personal information in accordance with applicable privacy laws and regulations.

Please note that this privacy statement applies solely to Bakhtar Journal of Management and may not cover the privacy practices of other websites or services that may be linked to from our journal. We encourage you to review the privacy policies of any third-party websites or services before providing any personal information.

By using our journal and submitting your personal information, you consent to the collection, use, storage, and processing of your information as described in this privacy statement.