Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory (CSHL) is committed to protecting the privacy of authors, preprint server Affiliates, and other users of the submission systems and websites of CSHL preprint servers. The limited personal data that are collected are never shared with advertisers and shared only as necessary with each preprint server’s technical support partners. All reasonable practices are followed to ensure the ongoing protection of the personal data of authors, Affiliates, and users that may be collected and used during manuscript ingestion, assessment, production processing, posting, and delivery of information related to various aspects of preprint server operations.
For the processing of papers submitted for posting on a preprint server, CSHL collects personal data such as author names, ORCID IDs, email addresses, affiliations, phone and fax numbers, and other details to accurately identify authors and the individual submitting a manuscript, should that person not be a coauthor on the paper.
The terms noted below provide an accounting of how personal data are collected and used for the express purposes of preparing and posting preprint content. By using a CSHL preprint server and the BenchPress manuscript submission system owned by HighWire Press Inc., authors, preprint server Affiliates, and site users agree to the privacy terms stated below as well as BenchPress’s own Acceptable Use Policy. As an author, preprint server Affiliate, or site user, if you have objections to any of the policies noted herein, you should not use a CSHL preprint server or any related services, including the BenchPress manuscript submission system.
Specifics related to the collection and use of personal data: