JLRB Press is a small-run imprint that specia­lizes in poetry, with a strong emphasis on queer and neuro­divergent voices and emerg­ing writers.

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Website Privacy Policy

jlrbpress.ca (the "Website") is owned and opera­ted by Michael G. Khmelnitsky ("JLRB Press"). We value your pri­vacy and are committed to protecting your personal infor­mation.

This Privacy Policy aims to explain the types of information we collect and how we use it. Read this policy carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data. This Privacy Policy applies in addition to any terms and conditions of our Website.

1. Manual Information Collection

1.1 Newsletter Subscription

You may subscribe to our newsletter by provid­ing your email address and, optionally, your first name on our sub­scription page.

We store this information securely in our Mail­chimp ac­count and never share it with third par­ties. For more infor­mation, see Mailchimp Data Security and Privacy.

1.2 Manuscript Submission

During an open submission period, you can sub­mit a ma­nuscript on our submission page. We collect the fol­lowing information for manuscript submissions:

  • Email
  • Full name
  • Pronouns
  • Disclosure whether the submitter is a Canadi­an poet
  • Description of the manuscript
  • Declaration regarding potentially sensitive themes or subjects
  • File attachment with the manuscript
  • How the submitter heard about JLRB Press
  • Consent to subscribe to the JLRB newsletter

We collect this information securely by using Google Forms and store it on Google Drive. For more informa­tion, see Understand the basics of privacy in Google Docs, Sheets, & Slides and Learn how we help keep Google Drive secure.

Parts of the submission may be stored securely in our Trello account for processing purposes. For more informa­tion, see Trust @ Trello.

Only members of the editorial board, who maintain sub­mitter confidentiality, have access to this information.

We retain the collected data for a period of one year.

2. Automatic Information Collection

2.1. Use of Cookies and Data Collection

We use Google Analytics cookies to improve the design and functioning of our website. These cookies collect in­formation about your usage of the Website, including but not limited to your IP address, browser type, and referring pages. They do not collect any advertising information.

The data that we collect by using these cookies is anony­mous and does not identify you person­ally.

2.2. GDPR Compliance

If you are a user located in the European Union, we adhere to the General Data Protection Re­gulation (GDPR) and the Data Protection Act 2018 in the United Kingdom. Per Article 37 of the GDPR, we are not required to appoint a Data Protection Officer.

Important: To remain compliant with GDPR, Google Ana­lytics data collection is dis­abled automatically if you are located in one of the following countries:
  • Austria
  • Belgium
  • Bulgaria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Latvia
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Malta
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Slovakia
  • Slovenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • United Kingdom

3. Consent and Legal Basis for Processing

By using our Website, you consent to the condi­tions set out in this Privacy Policy.

We collect and process personal data based on the legal bases outlined in Article 6 of the GDPR:

  • Your consent for specific purposes
  • Processing necessary for contract perfor­mance

If you decline to provide necessary information, JLRB Press may be unable to subscribe you to the newsletter or pro­cess your manuscript sub­mission.

4. Your Rights

As a user of our Website, you have the foll­owing rights:

  • Access to your personal data
  • Rectification of inaccurate or incomplete data
  • Erasure of your personal data
  • Restriction of processing of your personal da­ta
  • Portability of your personal data
  • Objection to the processing of your personal data
  • Lodging a complaint with a supervisory au­thority

5. Removal of Data

5.1. Unsubscription from Mailing List

You can unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bot­tom of the news­letter.

You can also configure your subscription by clicking update your preferences at the bottom of the newsletter.

5.2. Removal of Submission and Personal Data

If you have submitted a manuscript and would like to re­quest the removal of your submission from our storage, email [JavaScript-Protected Email Address] . We will securely delete your submission data within 5 business days.

6. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns regarding this Priva­cy Policy, email [JavaScript-Protected Email Address] .

We reserve the right to update or modify this Privacy Poli­cy at any time. The revised version will be effective as of the date of publication. Review this page periodically for any changes.

Last updated: July 24, 2023