Privacy Notice

Who are we?

We are SCIRES WEB Ltd but you may know us through the Research, Innovation and Technologies – Hub for Academics (abbrev. RITHA) and also RITHA Publishing House.

Everyone from our company wants you to know that your personal information is in safe hands. This Privacy Notice explains what information about you we collect, what we do with it, and how you can control it. This Privacy Notice applies to this website: The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) is a new regulation which replaces the Data Protection Regulation (Directive 95/46/EC). The Regulation aims to harmonise data protection legislation across EU member states, enhancing privacy rights for individuals and providing a strict framework within which commercial organisations can legally operate. Your new rights under the GDPR are set out in this notice but will only apply once the GDPR becomes law on 25th of May, 2018.

Please read the following carefully to understand our views and practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.

What we do

We are an entity which action in the creative industries. Our business consists in providing editing, indexing and publishing services using Research, Innovation and Technologies platform (website) as Hub for Academics and RITHA Publishing House for publishing activities in academics books and in scientific journals. We collect information about you to carry out our core business and ancillary activities.

Information you give to us or we collect about you

This is information about you that you give us by filling in forms on our website or by corresponding with us by phone, e-mails or otherwise. It includes information you provide when you register to use our website, to enter our database, subscribe to our services, attend our events, participate in editorial boards or other social media functions on our website enter a competition, promotion or survey, and when you report a problem with our website.

The information you give us or we collect about you may include your name, address, demographic information such as post code, private and institutional e-mail address and phone number, compliance documentation and references verifying your qualifications and experience, curriculum vitae and photograph, employment details, links to your professional profiles available in the public domain e.g., LinkedIn, Publons, Google Scholars, ORCID, or institutional website.

Information we collect about you when you visit our website

With regard to each of your visits to our website we will automatically collect the following information: technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version; Information about your visit, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), products/services you viewed or searched for’ page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs),methods used to browse away from the page, OTHER and any phone number used to call our customer service number.

Information we obtain from other sources

This is information we obtain about you from other sources such as LinkedIn, Publons, Google Scholars, ORCID, or institutional website, online CV, and any relevant social media sites. In this case we will inform you by sending you an email, within a maximum of 30 days of collecting the data of the fact we hold personal data about you, otherwise it will be deleted from our database.

Purposes of the processing and the legal basis for the processing

We use information held about you in the following ways: to carry out our obligations arising from any contracts we intend to enter into or have entered into between you and us and to provide you with the information, products and services that you request from us or we think will be of interest to you because it is relevant to your career or to your organisation; The core service we offer to our collaborators/members and clients. We will in some circumstances rely on consent for particular uses of your data and you will be asked for your express consent, if legally required. 

Our legitimate business interests

  • § To maintain, expand and develop our activities we need to record the personal data of prospective collaborators and client contacts.
  • § To deliver our services we need to contact collaborators on a regular basis, through various routes such as email, phone, job alerts and other relevant notifications.

Other uses we will make of your data:

  • § Use of our website;
  • § To notify you about changes to our services and activities;
  • § To ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer.

We will use this information:

  • § To administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;
  • § To improve our website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer;
  • § As part of our efforts to keep our website safe and secure;
  • § To measure or understand the effectiveness of advertising we serve to you and others, and to deliver relevant advertising to you;
  • § To make suggestions and recommendations to you and other users of our website about activities or services that may interest you. 


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Where we store, process and retention your personal data

By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. OR We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this privacy notice. We understand our legal duty to retain accurate data and only retain personal data for as long as we need it for our legitimate business interests and that you are happy for us to do so. Accordingly, we have a data retention notice and run data routines to remove data that we no longer have a legitimate business interest in maintaining.

Your rights

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes and we will collect express consent from you if legally required prior to using your personal data for marketing purposes. Our website may, from time to time, contain links to and from the websites of our partners networks and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.

The GDPR provides you with the following rights:

  • § To request correction of the personal information that we hold about you. This enables you to have any incomplete or inaccurate information we hold about you corrected.
  • § To request erasure of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to delete or remove personal information where there is no good reason for us continuing to process it. You also have the right to ask us to delete or remove your personal information where you have exercised your right to object to processing (see below).
  • § To object to processing of your personal information where we are relying on a legitimate interest (or those of a third party) and there is something about your particular situation which makes you want to object to processing on this ground. You also have the right to object where we are processing your personal information for direct marketing purposes.
  • § To request the restriction of processing of your personal information. This enables you to ask us to suspend the processing of personal information about you, for example if you want us to establish its accuracy or the reason for processing it.
  • § To make a complaint to a supervisory body which in Romania is the National Authority for the Supervision of the Processing of Personal Data. The A.N.S.P.D.C.P. can be contacted here

Changes to our privacy notice  

Any changes we make to our privacy notice in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy notice. This privacy notice was last updated on January, 2024.


Questions, comments and requests regarding this privacy notice are welcomed and should be addressed to