Privacy Policy


This is the privacy policy (“policy”) for the Journal of Global Surgery (ONE) (“the Journal”) and the Website ( which is run and provided by One.Surgery (“we, us and our”).

The privacy policy sets out how we use and protect any personal information that you give us when you use this Journal. We are the data controllers for this Journal and to the extent that you have control over any data that you post or input on the Journal, you are also acting as a data controller. In doing so you herby agree to comply with all of the provisions of the Data Protection Act 1998 in respect of your use of any Personal Data or Sensitive Personal Data and in particular shall only process such data in accordance with the these conditions and where necessary must obtain explicit consent to the use of Sensitive Personal Data.

We do not use persistent “cookies” (messages from our website to your computer which send information back from your computer to us) to operate this website.

We use the information you supply to provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

1. to facilitate internal record keeping;

2. to improve our services;

3. to ensure data stored on the Journal are legally compliant and in accordance with other relevant rules and conditions;

4. to deal with your queries;

5. to otherwise respond to your communication to us;

6. to appoint and /or allow processing by Data Processors on our behalf;

7. to facilitate research and/or statistical or other analysis (having removed Personal Data) for the benefit of the Journal users;

8. to improve our administration and/or efficiency, including by reducing costs, in relation to the organisation (or any part of it);

9. by or on behalf of us to carry out research and/or statistical or other analysis in order to better understand and to try to develop and improve the Journal; and/or

10. otherwise as may be reasonable in our legitimate interests.

Depending upon the details you supply and your request, we may contact you by e-mail, however, in most cases, we will only do so regarding matters which we believe to be in the interest of your manuscripts submitted to us.

You can change your mind at any time about being registered with the Journal by contacting us at anytime via the helpdesk.

We may use third parties to process information in providing services to us (or any of them) to operate the website.

In relation to the Journal, we will not otherwise transfer, disclose, sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties, or to any party or parties taking over responsibility from us, or any development of or successor to it unless we have your permission or are required by law.

ou may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee may be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to us at the helpdesk.

If you think any information we have about you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact us as soon as possible. We will correct or update any information as soon as possible.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online. Interactive areas of the Journal are secured by the use of suitable technical means, such as secured layer software.

We may link to other websites which are not within our control. Once you have left our Website, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

When you register with the Journal, the type of data we collect from you is updated from time to time. We also look at membership data on you held by us to add to our records.

We may use anonymised data on a statistical basis to plan improvements in the Website.

Material and comments transmitted or posted by you to or through this website can be linked to you.