Terms and conditions

1. Privacy Policy

1.1 This website is owned by Pontas Copyright Agency SL, VAT number (NIF): B-61730206, with legal address at Sèneca, 31 08006 Barcelona, Spain. The company can be contacted at info@pontas-agency.com and +34 932182212.

1.2 This website and all its contents, including the texts, images, sounds, databases, codes and any other material, are the property of Pontas or of third parties who have authorized the use thereof. All of this material is protected by the provisions of legislation with regard to intellectual property. Its holders reserve the right to take appropriate legal action to repair the damages caused by any act that violates the intellectual property rights pertaining to these contents.

1.3 Pontas reserves the right to unilaterally modify, at any time and without prior notice, the presentation, configuration and contents of the website, and the services offered and conditions of use. The use of this website involves full and unreserved acceptance of the terms and conditions contained in this legal notice.

1.4 Pontas adopts the necessary measures and mechanisms to guarantee the security of communications and transactions that take place via the website, in accordance with the state of the technology and the type of transactions and services made available to users. Users of the website are informed that their personal data will not be controlled by cookies.

1.5 In compliance with the EU General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), Pontas Copyright Agency SL are the sole owners of the information collected on this site. Pontas complies strictly with prevailing regulations on the protection of personal data and will adopt the legally required measures to protect users’ personal data, respecting their privacy and confidentiality. The user’s communications via the website that contain personal data will be effected using a “safe surround” communication system, created with the aim of guaranteeing, as far as possible, the confidentiality of information and user privacy.

We only have access to/collect information that you voluntarily give us via email or if you sign up to our mailing list. We will not sell or rent this information to anyone. We will use your information to respond to you, regarding the reason you contacted us. We will not share your information with any third party outside of our organization, other than as necessary to fulfill your request, e.g. to evaluate a manuscript.

You may opt out of any future contacts from us at any time. You can do the following at any time by contacting us via email at info@pontas-agency.com:

  • See what data we have about you, if any.
  • Change/correct any data we have about you.
  • Have us delete any data we have about you.
  • Express any concern you have about our use of your data.

We take precautions to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. Wherever we collect sensitive information, that information is encrypted and transmitted to us in a secure way. While we use encryption to protect sensitive information transmitted online, we also protect your information offline. Only employees who need the information to perform a specific job are granted access to personally identifiable information. The computers/servers in which we store personally identifiable information are kept in a secure environment.

1.6 If you submit your manuscript to Pontas for our evaluation, we will keep the information only for the amount of time stated on the Submissions page on our website. If we don’t contact you offering representation, we will delete all the information you have sent and all your personal data from our servers and we will never share any of the information with any third-party.

1.7 If you, as a visitor to our website elect to register as a subscriber to our mailing list, we will collect any details that you provide to us using our sign up form (including your first and last names and your email address). None of your personal data will be public to other visitors to the site. We process the data that you provide in this way on the basis that you have consented to us using it (where you ask us to provide you with newsletters, or information about our authors, or whether you have submitted your information to us).

1.8 The Pontas Agency uses Google analytics to track how you are using the site, your browsing behaviour, journey and device or browser used. No personally identifiable information is collected via Google analytics. This information is used to help improve the experience for the users.

 

1.9 All the content provided on this website is for information purposes only.

2. User obligations and prohibitions

2.1 It is strictly prohibited to distribute, copy, modify or transmit either the content or the code of the pages, except with the express written authorization of Pontas. The information provided on this page, including free information, may not be sold or ceded, under any circumstances, by users.

2.2 Pontas is a registered trademark, as is its website, www.pontas-agency.com. No use or reproduction may be made of it without the prior written authorization of Pontas.

3. Disclaimer

3.1 The administrative information provided on this website is not intended to contravene any of the requirements laid down in applicable laws, general provisions and acts which must be formally published in official journals. Only legislation published in editions of official journals is considered authentic.

3.2 Pontas does not guarantee that the website and the server are free of viruses, nor does it accept responsibility for possible damages that may occur as a result of interference, omission, interruption, computer viruses, telephone line failure or disconnection of the operation of this electronic system, caused by reasons beyond the control of Pontas, of delays or blockages in the use of this electronic system caused by deficiencies in or overloading of telephone lines or overload in the Internet system or other electronic systems, or by damages that may be caused by third parties as a result of illegal intrusion beyond its control.

3.3 Pontas does not accept responsibility for the use by third parties of the information contained on the website, and users should abide by the limitations and warnings relating to certain documents and applications. Nor does it accept responsibility for the information obtained via links or provided by sources other than this Administration.

3.4 Pontas does not guarantee the availability and continuity of the functioning of the website and its services. Whenever reasonably possible, prior notice will be given of interruptions to the functioning of the website and services.

3.5 Possible conflicts relative to this website will be determined exclusively by the laws of Spain and of the Autonomous Community of Catalonia, and the courts of Barcelona will be the sole competent authority. Users of the website, independently of the territorial jurisdiction from which they access it, comply with and respect this clause, expressly waiving any jurisdiction of their own.

4. Cookies

4.1 Cookies are text files stored on your computer, and accessible only to the websites which create them. Our website may from time to time use cookies and log files for statistical analysis, to understand user behaviour, to administer the site, to tailor the information presented to a user based on their preferences, and to improve user experience.  Any information gathered by our use of cookies is compiled on an aggregate, anonymous basis.

Check the full Cookies Policy here.

5. Social Media

5.1 If you share our content through social media, for example by liking us on Facebook, following or tweeting about us on Twitter, or giving us a ‘+1’ via Google Plus, those social networks will record that you have done so and may set a cookie for this purpose. In some cases, where a page on our website includes content from a social network, such as a Twitter feed, or Facebook comments box, those services may set a cookie even where you do not click a button.  As is the case for all cookies, we cannot access those set by social networks, just as those social networks cannot access cookies we set ourselves.

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