Privacy Statement

1. Commitment to Privacy

The Journal of Applied Linguistics and TESOL (JALT) is committed to protecting the privacy of our readers, authors, reviewers, and editorial board members. This Privacy Statement outlines how we collect, use, disclose, and safeguard your personal information.

2. Information Collected

JALT collects personal information necessary to conduct the scholarly publishing process. This may include:

  • Authors: Names, affiliations, email addresses, and ORCID numbers.
  • Reviewers: Names, affiliations, and email addresses.
  • Editorial Board Members: Names, affiliations, and email addresses.
  • Readers: Email addresses for subscribing to notifications or content.

3. Use of Information

JALT uses the collected information for specific purposes only, including:

  • Author communication: Facilitating communication during the submission, review, and publication process.
  • Reviewer communication: Assigning manuscripts for review and managing the review process.
  • Editorial Board communication: Coordinating editorial activities and decision-making.
  • Reader communication: Sending alerts about new publications or JALT news (with opt-out options).

4. Disclosure of Information

JALT will not share your personal information with third parties except in the following limited circumstances:

  • Third-party service providers: We may use third-party services for specific tasks, such as manuscript management systems. These providers will only access the information necessary to perform their services and are obligated to maintain its confidentiality.
  • Legal requirements: We may disclose your information if required by law or to comply with a court order.

5. Data Security

JALT takes all reasonable measures to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We employ secure storage practices and data encryption technologies.

6. Your Rights

You have the right to access, rectify, or erase your personal information held by JALT. You can also object to the processing of your information or request restrictions on its use. Please contact the JALT editorial office for assistance with these requests.

7. Children's Privacy

JALT does not knowingly collect information from children under the age of 13.

8. Changes to this Privacy Statement

JALT reserves the right to update this Privacy Statement at any time. We will notify users of any significant changes by posting the revised statement on the JALT website.

9. Contact Us

If you have any questions about this Privacy Statement or your privacy rights, please contact the JALT editorial office at [].