Privacy Policy

This website ("Site") is owned and operated by The International Association of Astacology ("IAA", "we", "us" or "our"), which has its permanent secretariat at

International Association of Astacology
Permanent Home Office
℅ James Stoeckel
Department of Fisheries and Allied Aquacultures
Swingle Hall, Room 203
Auburn University, Alabama, 36849-5419 USA

The IAA is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to the information we collect from you. This privacy policy sets forth what information we collect about you, how we use your information, and the choices you have about how we use your information.
Collection of Information Provided By Your Browser And Through Use Of Cookies

This Site automatically collects information on our server logs from your web browser regarding your use of the Site.  Examples of information we collect automatically from all users include the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet; Host Name or Domain from which you are connecting.

This Site also collects information through the use of "cookies."  Cookies are anonymous, unique alphanumeric identifiers sent to your browser from a web site's computers and stored on your computer's hard drive.  The type of information we collect as a result of a cookie being stored on your computer is specific to your computer.  We use "session" cookies to collect information about your use of the Site (e.g., whether you are logged in) and so that you may view articles, abstracts or other records and browse from page to page.  These cookies are temporary and are deleted when you close your browser.

You can prevent your browser from accepting new cookies, have the browser notify you when you receive a new cookie, or disable cookies altogether by accessing your browser's preferences menu.  If you choose to disable cookies altogether, you can use the Site but will not be able to register, login to the Site with a personal Username and Password, or submit a paper, although it will be possible to use the basic features and functionality offered to unregistered users of the Site.
Collection and Registration of Personal Information

We sometimes request users of the Site to provide personal information. Most of the information collected from a user is required and includes contact information such as the user's name, e-mail address, and postal address.  This information allows us to contact you about a manuscript or review.

In order to access certain content and to make use of the full functionality of the Site such as the online submission of papers, we ask you to register and obtain a personal Username and Password.  You may be prompted to register when you choose the following links from the home page or log-in screens:
  • "register"
  •  "log in"

The information collected from the registration form that is presented to users when they choose to register may include contact information such as the user's name, e-mail address, city, country and job title  ("Registration Information"). The Registration Information is linked directly to a personal Username and Password chosen by the user and can only be retrieved by supplying the correct Username and Password that is linked to that profile.

How Personal Information Is Used

We use the personal information that you provide for such purposes as:
  • completion and support of the activity for which the information was provided, such as allowing access to services, responding to your requests or enquiries or facilitating the publication of your work
  • website and system administration, such as for the technical support of the Site and its computer system, including processing computer account information, information used in the course of securing and maintaining the Site, and verification of Site activity by the Site or its agents
  • research and development to enhance, evaluate and improve the Site and our services
  • communicating with you about changes or updates to the Site and our services.
Disclosure of Personal Information to Third Parties

Access to your personal information is restricted to the website administrator, managing editor, and assistant editors, or entities for whom we are acting as an agent or publisher, for the purposes set forth above.  Your personal information will not be used in any way, other than to contact you about a submitted manuscript or pending review.

We will not otherwise disclose any personal information without your consent except under the following circumstances:
  • in response to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, or to establish or exercise our rights to defend against legal claims;
  • if we believe it is necessary to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, safety of person or property, violation of our policies, or as otherwise required by law; and
Access and Changes to Your Registration Information and Preferences

Registered Users may access their identified contact information and other Registration Information and correct any discrepancies or update information by logging in and clicking on the "Update My Profile" link at any time. The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user.  No access is given to other data that may have been collected about users.

We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the Site whenever necessary.

Retention of Personal Information

We retain the personal information we collect from you for as long as the information is relevant or until you request that we remove the data by contacting one of our Customer Service Departments at the address or telephone numbers detailed below.

Our Commitment to Data Security

We recognize that your privacy is important to you, and therefore we endeavor to keep your personal information confidential.  The personal and demographic information about each user is stored on our servers that are behind a firewall.  However, we do not represent, warrant, or guarantee that your personal information will be protected against unauthorized access, loss, misuse, or alterations, and do not accept any liability for the security of such information submitted to us nor for your or third parties' use or misuse of such information.

About This Privacy Policy

The foregoing is the current privacy policy of the Site. We reserve the right to change this policy at any time without notice.  Any changes to this policy will be posted on this web page. Our policy does not create a contract or any legal rights.

This privacy policy applies solely to the information you provide while visiting this Site. The terms of this privacy policy do not govern personal information furnished through any means other than this Site (such as via telephone or postal mail).

This Site may contain links to other websites that are beyond our control.  Other websites to which you link may contain privacy policies that are different from this privacy policy.  We encourage you to check the privacy policy of each website you visit before submitting any information to them.

Questions, Complaints and Dispute Resolution

If you have any questions or comments regarding this privacy policy, please contact one one of the following Customer Service Departments:

If you are an Editor, Reviewer or Author then please contact:

Freshwater Crayfish 23 Managing Editor
James Fetzner
E-mail: FetznerJ@CarnegieMNH.Org

For Website Related Questions or Comments please contact the webmaster:

IAA Webmaster
James Fetzner
E-mail: FetznerJ@CarnegieMNH.Org

Last revised: 01 March 2015, jwf