We respect your concerns regarding privacy on the Internet and value the relationship we have with you. This policy outlines what kind of your data we collect on the MDPI website (http://www.mdpi.com), what we will do with collected data and our efforts to protect your privacy.
Website Usage Information.
While you use our website, your visits to individual pages will be tracked and recorded in web server log files, although no personally identifiable information will be saved along with the information about visited pages. Log files will be used by MDPI for statistical purposes, to recognize patterns of usage of the website, and to improve website structure and content presentation. Log files will not be handed out to third parties. The usage information we collect (using HTTP Cookies) includes referring URLs, browser and device characteristics, IP address, operating system, as well as dates and times of website visits.
MDPI may offer via the site third party services, such as article recommendations, social login, social sharing, and banners to third party sites. Information which is collected by MDPI when you access third party services is processed under this Privacy Statement, while information collected by third party operators themselves will be governed by their own privacy statement.
User Accounts, Registration and Personalized Services
To make use of personalised services, you will have to register a user account with the website. During registration we will collect some personal information, including, but not limited to, your name, valid e-mail address, affiliation, academic degree, position within your institution/organization and research interests, where some of the information may be required to properly set up the account. MDPI will not sell or make this personal information available to any other (third) party without your explicit consent. MDPI may use this information internally, including to evaluate and improve our business; respond to any questions, requests or comments you make; for targeted marketing purposes; or to identify and prevent fraud, claims or other liabilities. MDPI may contact you by e-mail to draw your attention to content that might be of interest to you (e.g. new services, products or publications). You will have the chance to opt out of receiving such e-mails by unsubscribing or contacting the MDPI customer service at email@example.com.
Protection of Your Information
All data we collect from you on our website is protected against unauthorized access by third parties. We do our utmost to protect your privacy through the appropriate use of security technologies and physical safeguards.
MDPI may link to other websites not controlled by MDPI. Please take note that MDPI cannot be held responsible or liable for privacy practices of other websites, nor their services or content.
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