Privacy Statement


The Journal of Climate and Community Development (JOCCD) is committed to protecting the privacy of its authors, reviewers, editors, and readers. This Privacy Statement outlines the types of personal information we collect, how we use it, and the steps we take to protect it.

Information We Collect

We collect the following types of personal information:

  • Author information: This includes names, affiliations, email addresses, and ORCID numbers.
  • Reviewer information: This includes names, affiliations, email addresses, and expertise areas.
  • Editor information: This includes names, affiliations, and email addresses.
  • Reader information: We collect IP addresses and other usage data for website analytics purposes. We may also collect email addresses if individuals sign up for our newsletter or other notifications.

How We Use Information

We use the information we collect for the following purposes:

  • To process manuscript submissions: We use author information to communicate with authors about their submissions and to send their work to reviewers. We use reviewer information to assign reviewers to manuscripts and to collect their feedback.
  • To manage the editorial process: We use editor information to manage the review process and to make decisions about publication.
  • To improve the journal: We use website analytics data to understand how readers are using the journal and to improve our website and content.
  • To send marketing communications: We may use email addresses to send occasional marketing communications, such as announcements about new issues or calls for papers. Individuals can opt out of these communications at any time.

Disclosure of Information

We will not disclose personal information to third parties except in the following cases:

  • With the consent of the individual: We will obtain your consent before sharing any personal information with third parties.
  • To comply with legal requirements: We may disclose personal information if we are required to do so by law or subpoena.
  • To protect the rights of others: We may disclose personal information if we believe it is necessary to protect the rights of others, such as to prevent fraud or abuse.

Data Security

We take steps to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, disclosure, alteration, or destruction. We use industry-standard security measures, such as encryption and firewalls, to protect your data.

Data Retention

We will retain your personal information for as long as it is necessary for the purposes described in this Privacy Statement. We will then delete your information or anonymize it, so that it can no longer be identified with you.

Your Rights

You have the right to access, correct, or delete your personal information. You also have the right to object to the processing of your information or to request that we restrict the processing of your information. You can exercise these rights by contacting us at [].

Changes to this Privacy Statement

We may update this Privacy Statement from time to time. We will notify you of any changes by posting the new Privacy Statement on our website.