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Privacy policy (first updated 23rd May 2018)

On, as a site visitor, user, subscriber, customer or content contributor; the following privacy policy clarifies how we process digital information about you. 

If you are a subscriber

Subscriptions are ongoing, rather than being time dependent, which means we will continue to email you until you opt-out by clicking 'Unsubscribe' in our emails.

If you have subscribed from 25 May (2018) onwards, we will have collected the following details about you through our Subscribe form:

*Full name

*Email address

This information is required to contact you via email sharing content and updates about NatureVolve.

We may also have collected the following details about you if you wished to provide it:



*Classification (Scientist, artist, scientist and artist, other)


This information is used to help us analyse the diversity of the subscription community. This personal information is kept within NatureVolve, and is NOT sent on to any external partners, business partners or third parties. [28 May update - This optional information may be used to generate summarised statistics that are shared to third parties to represent the diversity of the subscriber community, though personally identifiable information (such as your individual data, such as your name, will never be shared with third parties)]. 

If you are a subscriber who subscribed before 25 May (2018), we only hold the following details about you:

*Email address

We will use this information to contact you via email based on legitimate interest since you showed affirmative consent to be contacted with updates about NatureVolve and the release of the first issue of the digital magazine by providing your email address and clicking 'Subscribe'. We will contact you via email to ask you to complete our updated subscribe form (from 25th May onwards) so that we can continue to contact you and send you issues of the digital magazine. 

Disclaimer: Sponsored content in the digital magazine

Currently, there is no sponsored content or advertisements in our digital magazine. However, this process might change in the future. Consent to receive free copies of the digital magazine implies you are happy to receive such content as part of the digital magazine. We believe it is important to feature content which is relevant to the science-art community; such sponsored content may be featured job opportunities and academic vacancies, or relevant products, businesses and intuitions. 

Our emails [Subsection updated 29 May]

We will contact you occasionally with updates; which are about the progress of the project, news about the project and relevant topics. In the future, these updates may include relevant offers for our services and products, and for competitions (in which case the privacy policy will be updated accordingly).

Copyright notice

All our content on our website ( and digital magazines are protected by copyright 2018 NatureVolve. The original contributors (of written work, images and artwork) included on our website and magazine will retain the copyright rights of their original content published in the NatureVolve digital magazine. No such content can be redistributed or reused without permission from NatureVolve, the publisher. 

  • Who we are-NatureVolve is a creative scicomm magazine, currently publishing content online in a digital magazine and on our site blog. Our aim is in combining scientific research and art to share ideas with the public; helping promote the work of both scientific researchers and artists, while informing a wider adult educated community about topics of interest in science and nature.This content comes in the form of written articles, and the display of graphics.  In addition to sharing content, our second aim is in bridging a community between scientists and artists by having both respective fields publish content together on our platforms, and to merge art and science with the the underlying topic of interest in nature. We aim to leverage public communications for the community of scientists and artists who have content to share.

  • What we need & what we do with it We need to have subscribers to join our community and be the readership audience of the digital magazine. To do this, we need subscribers' email addresses to be contacted via email. Additional information such as full name are used to address you appropriately during contact by email; while location (country), occupation, organisation and classification (as artist, scientist, artist/scientist or other) are data optional for you to provide, though are used by us to understand the diversity of our community. We also need subscribers to contribute their own content in cases where they have expressed their interest to be featured in the digital magazine. Unlike the digital magazine, which is directed to only our subscribers, the blog itself is open to the public and can be read by non-subscribers. For the blog, we record the numbers of page views, and shares of the articles, though we do not collect subscribers to make up the readership of the blog. The content featured on the blog is independent of the content featured in the digital magazine, except in cases where contributors to the digital magazine have agreed to have their article highlighted in the blog as well as the digital magazine. 

  • Who we share personal data with Personal data is kept within the NatureVolve organisation and is not passed on to external partners or third parties.

  • How long we hold your info for We hold on to your information for as long as our project is active. A follow up will be sent every 2 years to see whether you would like us to delete your data. 

The type of information we collect

We receive, collect and store any information you enter on our website or provide us in any other way. In addition, we collect the anonymized Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet and email address. We may use software tools to measure and collect session information, including page response times, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information, and methods used to browse away from the page. We may also collect personally identifiable information (including name, email, password, communications); feedback, and personal profile.



Our processes in collecting your personal information

When you conduct a transaction on our website, as part of the process, we may collect personal information you give us such as your name, affiliation, address and email address. When choosing to subscribe, your name, affiliation (if provided),  occupation (if provided) email addresswill be collected. When you send us a message via a contact form we will collect the personal identifiers of your full name and email address which you provided on the contact form. Your personally identifying information (such as name and email address) will be used for the specific reasons stated above only and will never be passed on to third parties.


When you submit  your data on our subscription form, we will keep you up to date via email with updates about NatureVolve, such as marketing campaigns, announcements about newly published posts on our blog, the progress and release of upcoming issues of the digital magazine, relevant stories and facts and/or images that we think may interest you in relation to the study and inspiration of science and nature, or to provide you with direct material attachments or links to documents that have you have shown interest in receiving - specifically digital copies of our upcoming digital magazine. 

The consent displaying your interest in receiving the above information is implied from your completion of the opt-in statement and the submission of the form on our Subscribe online form.


Why we collect your non-personal and personal information (PI)

We collect such Non-personal and Personal Information for the following purposes:

  1. To provide and operate our Services;

  2. To provide our Users with ongoing assistance and technical support;

  3. To be able to contact our Visitors and Users with general or personalized service-related notices and promotional messages via our Wix based message system or email;

  4. To create aggregated statistical data and other aggregated and/or inferred Non-personal Information, which we or our business partners may use to provide and improve our respective services. On the Subscribe form,the optional data fields (organisation, position, country, classification (artist, scientist, scientist and artist and other) are used to analyse the diversity of our subscriber community and may be presented in summative forms (which are not personally identifiable) as statistics to third parties such as our business partners to improve our services.

  5. To comply with any applicable laws and regulations.

  6. To provide you (if you are an opted-in subscriber) with access to free copies of the digital magazine, via email by either providing a link with instructions to access the free digital magazine or by providing the free digital magazine as a direct file attachment.

  7. To provide you (if you are an opted-in subscriber) with email updates which we think may be of interest (sharing content about science and nature) to update opted-in subscribers about the progress of Naturevolve, and to contact opted-insubscribers with marketing campaigns.

  8. To contact you (if you are an opted-in subscriber) about submissions, providing information on submission guidelines, our processes.

  9. In some cases we may contact you (if you are an opted-in subscriber) by email or respond to your email queries to discuss our processes, answer queries, and we may express interest in you submitting content and query you on your interest, or you may express interest in submitting content.

  10. In cases where you would like to submit content to the digital magazine, and have expressed such interest by email, we will discuss this process with you informally by email and request further information from you if we agree to proceed with your submission.


How we store, use, share and disclose your personal information

We are hosted on the platform. provides us with the online platform that allows us to communicate with you via a message system through the contact form, collect form data (name, email address, affiliation, occupation, location) via the contact form and subscription form which are stored in the Wix system, with stored personal identifiers such as name and email address in a subscriber list. In future, we may make financial transactions by selling our products and services to you, though this procedure will be updated in this privacy policy from the date the change would be made. Your data may be stored through’s data storage, databases and the general applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

All direct payment gateways offered by and used by our company adhere to the standards set by PCI-DSS as managed by the PCI Security Standards Council, which is a joint effort of brands like Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover. PCI-DSS requirements help ensure the secure handling of credit card information by our store and its service providers. In such cases where payment may be made, payments may be made by credit or debit cards, or Paypal on the website.


How we communicate with you

We may contact you via email for the purpose of marketing campaigns, updates, promotions, informal enquiries and to discuss expressions of interest in submitting to the NatureVolve digital magazine.

In certain scenarios, we may contact you to notify you regarding your account, to troubleshoot problems with your account, to resolve a dispute, to collect fees or monies owed, to poll your opinions through surveys or questionnaires, to send updates about our company, or as otherwise necessary to contact you to enforce our User Agreement (stated above the ‘Subscribe’ button of the Subscription form), applicable national laws, and any agreement we may have with you.


In cases where you have expressed interest in submitting content through our submissions process, we will request further information from you via email - such as your name; social media links; the written or graphical content to which you wish to contribute; copyright clarifications about your contributing content; and biographical information. We will also ask you to provide a consent statement along with your submission to clarify your consent to share your content and publish it in the NaureVolve digital magazine. We may contact you with questions when conducting an interview if you are being featured in an article. In such cases, you may wish to optionally provide informal personal information about your personal background to be included solely for journalistic reasons, which would not be data that is stored electronically by us, but processed solely as published material in the NatureVolve digital magazine, to which you expressed interest in submitting to.  


For the above purposes, we will contact you via email, though in some cases this may involve contacting you via Skype, social media (Twitter, Facebook, Instagram), telephone, text messages, and postal mail.


How we use cookies and other tracking tools


We use the external tracking tool Google analytics on all pages of our website, by collecting an anonymized version of your IP address, where Google will not save the full version of your IP address through IP Anonymization function. The third-party service Google Analytics places cookies as a tracking technology through Wix’s service, Google Analytics has its own privacy policy as to how it collects and store information which is described in the following link -

Cookies are implemented on, as are all websites created by Wix. Take a look at the table below to view which cookies Wix implements on Wix sites:

Cookie name

Life span




Creates activities and BI











Persistent cookie



Persistent cookie



Two weeks

Identify logged in site members



How you can withdraw consent and make other data requests

Using our Wix based interface, we are able to handle all data requests you may have as a site visitor—like  providing access to, or  permanently deleting your data.


If you don’t want us to process your data anymore, please withdraw your consent by contacting us at

How our processes and this privacy policy may change

Currently, there is no advertisements or sponsored content on our website or digital magazine. However, in the future, we may have advertisements and sponsored content on the NatureVolve website and in the digital magazine, in which instance the Privacy Policy will be updated.  

In the future, we may process credit card information or Paypal information from particular site users - for more information on how we would handle such processes, see the section "How we store, use, share and disclose your personal information".


Privacy policy updates – changes and updates to the site’s privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy at any time, so please review it frequently. Changes and clarifications will take effect immediately upon their posting on the website. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here that it has been updated, so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we use and/or disclose it. 


Questions and how to contact us

If you would like to: access, correct, amend or delete any personal information we have about you, you are invited to contact us at

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