Privacy Policy

This policy was last updated on 07 Oct 2021.

This is the privacy policy (“Policy”) for which is run and provided by BD Journals Organization (we, us, and our). BD Journals Organization is located at Barishal, Bangladesh.  We can also be contacted at

We will only use the personal data gathered over this website as set out in this policy. Below you will find information on how we use your personal data, for which purposes your personal data is used, with whom it is shared, and what control and information rights you may have.

To support the publication of the content and to deliver services, we may gather and process your personal information.  We will do this in accordance with this Privacy Notice (“Notice”) and in compliance with the relevant data protection regulations and laws.  This notice provides you with information regarding your rights and our obligations and explains how, why, and when we may process your personal information.  References in this notice to “website” or “websites” are to the specific website that links to this notice.

Your privacy

We are committed to ensuring the security and protection of the personal information we process.  We will make every reasonable effort to protect your privacy by adopting a high level of website security and adhering to company policies on how we store and use your personal information.

This notice relates to our use of the personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, via the services we make available to you, by phone, email, in letters and other correspondence, and in person.  It has been created to help you understand our views and practices regarding your personal information.

We recommend that you read this notice prior to using our websites, products, and/or services.  If we change this notice, we will post the changes on this page and may place notices on other pages of the website so that you will be aware of the personal information we collect and how we will use it.  If you use this website, or our products and services, or access our content on this website, after any such change has been made, you will be deemed to have read and accepted all the changes.

Personal information we may collect from you

The personal information we collect about you, or that you provide to us, will be dependent on your relationship with us, the products and/or services we provide to you, the ways in which you choose to interact with us, and your level of engagement with us.

Personals information you give us

You may give us personal information when you fill in forms on our websites or when you correspond with us by phone, email, in writing, or otherwise.  The types of personal information we may collect about you may include:

Personal information we collect about you

When you visit our websites, we may collect the following information automatically:

Personal information we collect at receipt and opening of emails

When you open an email sent by us, or on our behalf, we may collect the following personal information automatically:

Personal information from third parties

From time to time, and as permitted by applicable law(s), we may collect personal information about you from other third-party sources, including publicly available data sources and your employer, organization, or university/institution.  This personal information may be used to update and enhance any existing personal information about you that we currently hold.

How we use your personal information

Depending on your relationship with us, we may process your personal information in one or more of the following ways:

We will process your personal information for the purposes identified above on the following bases:

  1. our legitimate interest, which includes processing your personal information for the purposes of providing and enhancing the provision of our products, services, and information and/or to invite you to submit work for our content;
  2. where processing is necessary to perform our contract with you or to take steps before entering into a contract with you;
  3. as necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our contractual agreements; and
  4. where you have consented to our use of your personal information for a specified purpose. Where this is the case, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time.

Our use of your personal information for marketing activities --------- start here

Marketing by post: occasionally, we will send you information by post where we have decided that it is beneficial to you as a customer and in our interests.  Such information will be non-intrusive and is processed on the grounds of legitimate interest.

Marketing by email: where you have opted in to us sending you email updates  including our online content, industry news and updates, events and webinars, competitions and surveys, you are free to withdraw this consent at any time.  If you have provided information about your interest areas, or have purchased or used our products and/or services, we may use this information to tailor the content of our emails to you.  We will not send you marketing emails if you have opted out of receiving them.  Any marketing emails we send you will include an unsubscribe link.

If you would like to stop receiving marketing emails from us, you can let us know at any time by:


Our emails may contain a “web beacon pixel” to tell us whether they have been opened and to verify any clicks through to links or advertisements within the email.

We may use this information for our purposes, including determining how to improve our communications to users, which of our emails are more interesting to users and to query whether users who do not open our emails wish to continue receiving them.

The pixel will be deleted when you delete the email.  If you do not wish the pixel to be downloaded to your device, you can read the email in plain text view or with images disabled.

Surveys and contests

From time to time, this website may request information from users via surveys or contests.  Participation is completely voluntary and the user therefore has a choice whether or not to disclose any information requested.

Information requested may include contact information (such as name and delivery address) and demographic information.  Contact information will be used to notify the winners and award prizes.  Survey information will be used for the purposes of monitoring or improving the functionality of this website.

How long we will retain your personal information

We may retain certain records for other legitimate reasons (including after your relationship with us has ended), for example to maintain records of published content, to resolve any potential disputes and to comply with reporting and retention obligations. For personal data that we hold, we only hold it for as long as is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data was processed. We regularly review the personal data that we hold and delete or anonymise data that is no longer needed.

Who we share your personal information with

We will never sell, trade or rent your personal information to others.  However, we may share your personal information with selected third parties.  We require that our third party service providers only use your personal information as necessary to provide the requested services.  It is likely that the identity and categories of the third party service providers with whom we share your personal information will change during the life of your relationship with us.  Depending on that relationship, and your use of our websites, it is anticipated that your personal information will be disclosed to the following categories of third party service providers who perform functions on our behalf.  As examples:


Links and third parties

This website may contain links to third party websites and services.  Please be aware that IOPP is not responsible for the privacy practices of any third parties.  We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of these third party websites and services.  This notice applies solely to information collected by this website.

In addition, where you apply via our website for a job advertised by us on behalf of an external recruiter, please be aware that the recruiter may be using a third party to collate applications, such as a multi-job posting platform. In those circumstances, we will send your application to those third parties on the recruiter’s behalf. The recruiter is solely responsible for those third parties, and we are not responsible for them or the actions of the recruiter. If you have any concerns or queries about how the recruiter (or their third parties) may store or use your application, please contact the recruiter directly.

Where we store your personal information

By providing us with your personal information, you acknowledge that it may be transferred to, stored at and processed at a destination inside or outside the United Kingdom or European Economic Area by us, our affiliates and/or other third parties.  Please do not submit any personal information to us if you do not wish for it to be transferred internationally.

Your rights

Under certain circumstances, by law you have the following rights in respect of the personal information we hold about you.  For more information about these rights, or if you wish to exercise them, please contact us.

Request access to your personal information (commonly known as a “subject access request”).  In most cases this entitles you to receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you.

We may need you to provide information that will help us confirm your identity.  If we hold personal information about you, in most cases we will give you a copy of the information in an understandable format, together with an explanation of why we hold and use it.

Once we have all the information necessary to respond to your request, we will usually provide your personal information to you within one month.  This timeframe may be extended by up to two months if your request is particularly complex.  In this case, we will notify you and keep you updated.

Request correction of the personal information that we hold about you.  If we are made aware that the personal information we hold about you is inaccurate, or your personal information changes (such as your email address), IOPP will correct, update or remove that personal information as appropriate, where we are notified by you.  This can usually be done by you within any personalisation options of this website (where applicable), or by contacting us.

Request erasure of your personal information.  This enables you to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it.  Please note that whilst we will honour your request wherever possible, we may need to retain some personal information about you, for example, where we are required to retain records to comply with our legal obligations.

Object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on  legitimate interest (or that of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object to use of your personal information for marketing purposes, as described in the “Our use of your personal information for Marketing activities” section of this notice.

Request the restriction of processing of your personal information.  This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.

Request the transfer of your personal information to another party.  Whenever IOPP processes your personal information, by automated means based on your consent, or based on an agreement, you have the right to get a copy of your personal data transferred to you or to another party.  This only extends to the personal data you have submitted to us.

What to do if you are not happy
In the first instance, please talk to us directly so we can try to resolve any problem or query.  You also have the right to contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you have any questions about Data Protection.  You can contact them using their helpline 0303 123 113 or at

How to contact us

If you wish to talk through anything in our privacy policy, find out more about your rights or wish to exercise them, please contact our Customer Services Team who will be happy to help.


For residents living within the European Economic Area (EEA), we have now appointed as our representative under Article 27 of the GDPR. If you are a resident of an EEA country and wish to make a data subject request, please visit



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