Privacy Policy

The OEJ Website is maintained by the Editorial Office of Opto-Electronic Journals (OEJ). Editorial office of OEJ respects your concerns about privacy, and strive to provide a safe, secure user experience. 
  This Privacy Policy describes the types of personal information we collect on the Website, how we may use the information, and the choices available to you regarding our use of the information. We also describe the measures we take to safeguard the information and tell you how to contact us about our privacy practices.
  Click on one of the links below to jump to the listed section:
•    Scope of Privacy Policy 
•    Information Collection 
•    Use of Information 
•    Information Security 
•    Legal Disclaimer
•    Your Choices 
•    Children's Privacy 
•    Changes to Privacy Policy
•    Contact Information 


Scope of Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy applies to personal information we collect on this OEJ website. The website may contain links to non-OEJ websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of other websites to which you choose to link from the OEJ website.

Information Collection

Editorial Office of Opto-Electronic Journals (OEJ) and its sponsor, Institute of Optics and Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences (IOE, CAS) are the sole owners of the information collected on and affiliated sites.
When you visit the OEJ websites there are two types of information you might provide to us: personal information you knowingly choose to disclose and website use information collected by us as you interact with our website.
  A web visitor may be required to complete a form to register for OEJ user. The form requires a user to provide his/her personal information. This information is used to contact the user about the related events, services and products (some services and products of this website are still under construction). The types of personal information we may collect include:
•    your name
•    postal address
•    e-mail address
•    telephone number
•    username and password
•    employment information, such as your work experience
•    information concerning your interests and product preferences

  We also gather or may gather certain information about your use of our site, such as what areas you visit and what services you access. Moreover, there is information about your computer hardware and software that we collect or may collect. This information can include, without limitation, your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times, and referring website addresses.

  Information is collected through cookies, log files and link tracking. Some of the collected information is tied to the user's personally identifiable information to provide offers and improve the content of the site for the user.

A "cookie" is a text file that websites send to a visitor's computer or other Internet-connected device to uniquely identify the visitor's browser or to store information or settings in the browser. We use "cookies" to help personalize and maximize your online experience. Cookies are not used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. You may have the ability to accept or decline all cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline all cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, however, that may hinder performance and negatively impact your experience at the OEJ websites.

Log Files
Web site log files are used to store information such as: internet protocol (IP) addresses, browser type, internet service provider (ISP), referring/exit pages, platform type, date/time stamp, and number of clicks. This information is used to analyze trends, administer the site, track user's movements within the site and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. IP addresses, etc. are not linked to personally identifiable information.


Use of Information 

We may use the information we obtain through the website to:
•    create and manage your account;
•    provide you with information on new products, services, or upcoming events;
•    communicate with you about, and administer your participation in, special events, surveys, contests and sweepstakes, to the extent permitted by law
•    respond to and communicate with you about your requests, questions and comments;
•    management our products and services (such as full-text access, etc.)
•    operating and improving the Websites, fostering a positive user experience;
•    perform data analyses and other processing
•    comply with and enforce applicable legal requirements, relevant industry standards and our policies.
  More and more OEJ information is provided by email, so users may not receive notices on these subjects if they opt-out. OEJ may also use user's contact information to reach the user through phone, mail or fax. We do not release any of your contact information to third parties unless we have your permission. 
  The website use information can be used to help diagnose technical and service problems, administer our Site, identify users of our Site, and gather demographic information about our users. We use clickstream data to determine how much time users spend on web pages of our Site, how users navigate through our Site, and how we may tailor our Site to better meet the needs of our users. We may share information, such as your IP address, with third parties as might be required for technical purposes, such as facilitating user discovery and access via web search engines.

Information Security 

We will strictly abide by our privacy laws and protect your privacy rights. We maintain administrative, technical and physical safeguards designed to secure your personal information from accidental loss and from unauthorized access, use, alteration, or disclosure. However, we cannot guarantee that unauthorized third parties will never be able to defeat those measures or use your personal information for improper purposes. 
  We only allow OEJ editorial staff and licensees who need to know these personal information in order to process personal information on our behalf. These persons are bound by confidentiality obligations, and if they fail to comply with those obligations, they will be subject to penalties, including termination of contracts and criminal prosecutions.

Legal Disclaimer

Though every effort is made to preserve user privacy, it may be necessary to disclose personal information if requested to do so by a governmental entity, or if we believe that such action is necessary to: 1 comply with a court order or other legal; 2) protect the rights or property of OEJ; 3) prevent a crime or protect national security; or 4) protect the personal safety of users or the public.

Your Choices

When you use the OEJ website, you can access your personal information. If these data are not accurate, please correct them. If you do not need to keep these data in accordance with the law or for other reasonable purposes, we will remove it as your request. Before accepting requests from users for access, correction or deletion of such information, we require the user to first confirm their identity, and we may refuse the following requests: unreasonable requests for repetitive requests or systematic requests; requests for excessive technical effort; requests that compromise the privacy of others; unrealistic requests (such as requests for information stored on a backup disk) or a user requests access to information that it does not need to access.
  We give you the option of requesting that we not use your information for marketing purposes, or share your information with related companies. Please send us an e-mail with your name and e-mail address, if you do not want us to use your information for marketing purposes, or share your information. 
If you have any other questions about personal information, such as changes to your personally identifiable information, or if you no longer desires the services provided, please contact us by one of the means listed under " Contact Information " below, and we will endeavor to resolve the issue.

Children's Privacy

The OEJ Websites are not intended for children under 13 years of age. We do not knowingly collect personal information from children under 13.

Changes to Privacy Policy

Editorial Office of OEJ may modify, add or remove portions of the Privacy Policy at any time. If we decide to change our Privacy Policy for the Websites, we will post those changes here.
Changes to this Privacy Policy will become effective when those changes are posted to the Websites. Your continued use of the Websites subsequent to any change to this Privacy Policy constitutes your acceptance of the change. Please review this statement periodically to ensure you are aware of any changes or updates to this Privacy Policy. 

Contact Information 

If you have any have any questions or suggestions regarding this privacy policy, or if you would like to update information we have about you or your preferences, please contact Editorial Office of OEJ at:
P. O. Box 350, Shuangliu, Chengdu, Sichuan, 610209, PRC
Tel: 86-28-85100692; 86-28-85100579
We will use reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.
Thank you for using the OEJ Websites.