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Privacy Policy

The Scholarly Publishing Collective is an initiative of Duke University Press. The policy described below applies to the domain


Website Security and Data Protection

The Scholarly Publishing Collective and Duke University Press take website and data security seriously. All website and user data is managed in secure environments using industry-standard security protocols. Access to personal data is restricted to personnel who have a valid business reason for their access. We use TLS/SSL (i.e., HTTPS) to provide data security and integrity throughout its sites. We never store credit card numbers and will never ask you to supply them over email or any other insecure method. All ecommerce transactions are conducted in certified PCI-compliant environments and manner.



To make the Scholarly Publishing Collective’s websites work properly, we sometimes place small data files called cookies on your device, which is a common practice for websites across the internet. A cookie is a small text file that a website saves on your computer or mobile device when you visit the site, respond to surveys, or participate in polls. It enables our website to remember your actions and preferences (such as login, language, font size, and other display preferences) over a period of time, so you don’t have to keep re-entering them when you come back to the site or browse from one page to another.

Cookies do not give us access to information that will identify you personally. Aggregated cookie information from you and users like you helps us analyze traffic patterns on our site and improve the user experience and performance of the site. If you do not want the Scholarly Publishing Collective to use cookies in your browser, you can set your browser to reject cookies or to notify you when a website tries to put a cookie in your browser software. If you choose not to accept cookies, you can still access the majority of our website; however, your ability to use some of the services may be affected.


Data Collection and Analytics

We make efforts to collect only data necessary to conduct business with the Scholarly Publishing Collective and Duke University Press and improve user experience of our sites. The Scholarly Publishing Collective and its partner publishers may use industry-standard analytics tools such as Google Analytics to better understand the needs of its users. Information these analytics tools may collect includes IP addresses, device and software identifiers, referring and exit URLs, onsite behavior and usage information, feature use metrics and statistics, usage and purchase history, MAC address, mobile unique device ID, geolocation, demographic and interest data, and other similar information.

Analytics companies may combine the information collected by us with other information they have independently collected from other websites and/or other online or mobile products and services relating to your activities across their network of websites, as well as online and/or mobile products and services. Many of these companies collect and use information under their own privacy policies. You may opt out of the Google advertising cookies by visiting the Google advertising opt-out page or you may opt out of Google Analytics by visiting the Google Analytics opt-out page. Google has additional information available about their Remarketing Privacy Guidelines and Restrictions.


Email Marketing Opt-In/Opt-Out

You may opt-in to receive new issue and article alerts from Scholarly Publishing Collective journals. If you opt to sign up to receive email communications from us, you will receive email. You may use the links at the bottom of any email that you receive from us to opt-out at any time or to change your preferences. Opting-in to receive issue alerts from Scholarly Publishing Collective journals does not automatically opt you in to receive email communications from Scholarly Publishing Collective publishers, or from Duke University Press, Duke University proper, or other Duke University divisions.


Use of External Sites

The Scholarly Publishing Collective website, managed by Duke University Press, contains links to third-party websites. Duke University Press is not responsible for the content on third-party websites or for content originating outside the Scholarly Publishing Collective or Duke University Press.


Change Notice

We reserve the right to change our information policies and terms and conditions at any time by posting the changes on this page.


Users in Jurisdictions with Additional Notice Requirements

Duke University Press is a division of Duke University. Accordingly, users in jurisdictions with additional notice requirements, including the European Economic Area (EEA), are strongly encouraged to review the Duke University Privacy Statement at the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance. In addition, and for ease of reference for users in jurisdictions with additional notice requirements, please also see our privacy practices at the Office of Audit, Risk and Compliance.



If you have any questions about these policies, please contact us so that we may address your concerns.

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