The Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health respects your privacy in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (EU) 2016/679. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand how we collect, use and share your personal information, as this privacy policy applies when you visit or use our website and/or services.

The Collection of Information

We collect your data from a variety of sources to make sure we deliver the best service possible.

Information You Provide

The types of personal information that we collect directly from you depends on the content and features of the website that you use and how you otherwise interact with us, and may include:

  1. Contact details, such as your name, email address, postal address, and phone number;
  2. Account login credentials, such as usernames and passwords, password hints and similar security information;
  3. Other account registration and profile information, including educational, professional and other background information, such as your field of study, current position, practice area and areas of interests;
  4. Content that you upload and share or store in your account, such as annotations, comments, contributions and replies;
  5. Payment information, such as a credit or debit card number;
  6. Information that you communicate to us, such as questions or information you send to customer support;
  7. Data that you provide to us as part of interacting with the website, such as your favourites, search queries, and purchased articles; and/or
  8. Communications preferences, such as your preferred language and the frequency, type and format of the alerts you sign up to receive.

Device and Usage Data

We may automatically collect information about how you and your device interact with the website, such as:

  1. Computer, device and connection information, such as IP address, browser type and version, operating system;
  2. Usage data, such as the features you used, the settings you selected, URL click stream data, including date and time stamp and referring and exit pages, and pages you visited on the website;
  3. The articles you have read and submitted.

We collect this data through our servers and the use of cookies and other technologies. You can control cookies through your browser's settings and other tools.

The Use of Your Information

We are committed to using your data only to provide you with a relevant and good user experience, for example: (1) use for authors and reviewers in publication process, and (2) access to the articles in the journal This means that we use your personal information to:

  1. Provide, activate and manage your access to and use of the website;
  2. Process a request, order, download, subscription or other transaction;
  3. Enhance and improve the website, such as by adding new content and features or fixing errors or bugs;
  4. Notify you about changes, updates and announcements related to the website;
  5. Provide technical, product and other support and help to keep the website working, safe and secure;
  6. Identify usage trends and develop data analysis;
  7. Respond to your requests, inquiries, comments or concerns;
  8. Comply with our legal obligations, resolve disputes and enforce our agreements.

Sharing of Your Data

Although we generally do not share your data, we might do so under these circumstances:

  1. If you access anything on the website through a subscription administered by your institution, your personal information and certain usage data gathered through the website around the number and nature of fee-based items you accessed may be shared with your institution’s administrators for the purposes of usage analysis, subscription management, course management and testing and remediation.
  2. We may also disclose to your institution or other third parties non-personally identifiable information, such as anonymous usage data reports and aggregated information, subject to any applicable legal or contractual obligations.
  3. Based on our instructions and in compliance with this privacy policy and any other appropriate confidentiality and security measures, we may share some information with editors as needed in the running of the journal.

Legal Disclosures of Data

We will also disclose your personal information in a good faith belief that such disclosure is necessary to:

  1. meet any applicable law, regulation, legal process or other legal obligation;
  2. detect, investigate and help prevent fraud or technical issues;
  3. protect the rights, property or safety of The Scandinavian Journal of Work Environment and Health, our users, employees or others;

Account and Communication Preferences

You can customise and manage your communications preferences and other settings when you register with the website by updating your account features and preferences, using the opt-in/out or subscribe/unsubscribe mechanisms or other means provided within our communications with you, or by contacting us. Regardless of these preferences, we reserve the right to notify you of important changes or updates to the website and its policies whenever necessary.

Accessing and Updating Information

You can directly access your account information and make corrections or updates at any time. Maintaining this information is your own responsibility. You may also close your account directly through the website or by contacting .

You have the right under European data protection laws to request free of charge:

  1. Access to, correction and deletion of your personal information;
  2. Restriction of our processing of your personal information, or to object to our processing;
  3. To receive a full record of all your personal data collected by the Scandinavian Journal of Work, Environment and Health, in which case it will be provided to you in a commonly used, machine-readable format.

If you need to exercise any of these rights, please contact us at . We will respond to your request in accordance to applicable laws. To protect your privacy and security, we may require you to verify your identity.

Data Retention

Your personal information will be retained while you have an active account on the website and to fulfil any transactions you have requested, or for other essential purposes such as complying with our legal obligations, maintaining business and financial records, resolving disputes, maintaining security, detecting and preventing fraud and abuse, and enforcing our agreements.


We take technical and organisational measures to protect your personal information against loss, theft, misuse, unauthorized access, alteration, disclosure and destruction.

Changes to the Privacy Policy

We may update this privacy policy from time to time. Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date. In the event of significant changes to this policy, we will notify you of these changes ahead of time so that you have an opportunity to withdraw consent of the use of your data before the new policy comes into force, should you wish to do so.


If you have any questions, comments, complaints or requests regarding this privacy policy or our use of your information, please contact:

You also may lodge a complaint with a data protection authority.