Ethics


We bring forward to your attention the following Ethics-related information:


We guarantee at least two reviews per submitted paper nevertheless under the condition that the paper fulfills the ICTRS'19 requirements (see Submission Guidelines), this assuming reviews of adequate quality.

In assigning a paper for reviewing, it is our responsibility to provide reviewers with relevant expertise.

Sticking to a double-blind review process, we guarantee that: (i) The reviewers would not know who are the authors of the reviewed paper (actually, we send anonymized versions of the papers to the reviewers); (ii) The wuthors would not know who has reviewed their paper.

We require that reviewers respect the content of the reviewed papers and do not disclose (parts of the) content to third parties before the conference (and also after the conference in case the manuscript gets rejected).

We guarantee against conflict of interests, by not assigning papers for reviewing by reviewers who are immediate colleagues of any of the paper's co-authors.

In our decisions to accept / reject papers, we guarantee against any discrimination based on age, gender, race, or religion.

Finally, as it concerns the EU standards for data protection, the following text is to be considered:

*** About Us ***
The Interdisciplinary Institute for Collaboration and Research on Enterprise Systems and Technology - IICREST ("we", "us" or "IICREST") is a leading international Institute that is Co-Organizer of ICTRS - the International Conference on Telecommunications and Remote Sensing (http://www.ictrs.org). With regard to the organization of the ICTRS conference, we care about protecting the personal information of the ICTRS Participants and Guests who use the ICTRS website and exchange e-mails with us. This privacy policy provides details about how your personal information is collected, shared and used by us. To learn more about IICREST, visit: http://www.iicrest.org. If you have any questions about this privacy policy or the practices described herein, you may contact secretariat@iicrest.org or P.O. Box 104, 1618 Sofia, Bulgaria. All above concerns also the purposes of the European Union's General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679, or GDPR.

*** Information Covered by this Privacy Policy ***
This privacy policy covers personal information, including any information we collect, use and share from you with regard to the organization of editions of the ICTRS conference. This privacy policy does not cover how ICTRS Participants / Guests may use or share data that they collect using our services.

*** Information We Collect From You ***
In the course of organizing editions of the ICTRS conference, we obtain the following information about you as described below. We collect this data for the purposes described under "How We Use Your Information".
- Registration; Participant / Guest Information; Website Forms
--- Information you provide prior to any ICTRS registration process, such as your email when you provide it to us;
--- Information that you provide during any registration process, including your name, institution / company name, email address, phone number, billing address, geographic location and industry; Information that you provide when you call or email us (for support or otherwise); Information that you provide, by submitting forms of the ICTRS website.
- Other Sources
--- Information you provide to us at seminars or to our partners;
--- Information you provide to us in surveys;
--- Information that is publicly available; and
--- Information you consent to us receiving from third parties.

*** How We Use Your Information ***
We use the information we collect, both on its own and combined with any other information we collect about you, for the following purposes:
- To provide the requested services to you;
- To provide you with useful content;
- To ensure the proper functioning of our services;
- To offer and improve our services;
- To provide you with requested information or technical / logistical support;
- To facilitate your movement through the ICTRS website or your use of our services;
- To do a better job of advertising and marketing our services (our use of your information to do this is performed with your consent where required by applicable law);
- To advertise and market third party products and services (such advertisement is only performed with your permission where your consent is required by applicable law)
- To diagnose problems with our services;
- In connection with our security and compliance programs;
- To administer the ICTRS website;
- To communicate with you;
- To assist us in offering you a personalized experience; and
- As otherwise described in this privacy policy.
We also use the information we receive in aggregated and anonymized formats to produce reports on trends and statistics.

*** Security ***
The transmission of information via the internet and/or email is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your information transmitted via Internet / email. Any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will take appropriate technical and organizational measures to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and unauthorized use, access or modification.

*** Retention of Personal Information ***
We retain your personal information to provide services to you and as otherwise necessary to comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes, and enforce our agreements. We will retain your personal information for no more than seven years.

*** Notification of Changes ***
We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. If we decide to change this privacy policy in any material way, we will notify you by email or by means of a notice on http://www.ictrs.org and/or http://www.iicrest.org.

Last modified: 31 May 2018