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Privacy policy

Last updated: March 2018

Elsevier is committed to maintaining your confidence and trust with respect to your privacy. Please read this privacy policy carefully to understand our practices about how we collect, use and share your personal information.

About our privacy policy

This privacy policy describes how the personal information that is collected when you visit the Elsevier service that links to this privacy policy (“Service”) will be used by the Elsevier company that owns the Service (“Elsevier”).  This policy may be supplemented by additional privacy statements, terms or notices of the Service.

Information we collect

The Service collects information from you in two ways: directly from your input and automatically through the Service’s technologies.

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How we use your information

Elsevier is committed to deliver a relevant and useful experience to you. To that end we may use your personal information to:

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Sharing of your information

We share your personal information with your consent or as necessary to complete a transaction or provide a service that you have requested or authorized. We may share your personal information with our:

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Your shared account and related services

If you create an account on ScienceDirect, Scopus, Mendeley, ClinicalKey or any of the other Elsevier services listed here, you can sign in with the same credentials to all of them.

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Your choices and communications preferences

You can manage your communications preferences and interests when you register with the Service, by updating your account preferences, by using the “opt-out” or unsubscribe mechanism or other means provided within the communications that you receive from us or by contacting us. We reserve the right to notify you of changes or updates to the Service whenever necessary.

Access to, accuracy and deletion of your information

The Service may allow registered users to access their account information and make corrections or updates upon log in at any time.  The accuracy of such information is solely the responsibility of the user.

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Data security

Elsevier takes precautions to safeguard your personal information against loss, theft and misuse and unauthorized access, disclosure, alteration and destruction through the use of appropriate administrative, physical and technical security measures.

Cross-border transfer of your information

Your personal information may be transferred to and stored in servers and facilities located in your region or another country.  We take steps to ensure that the information continues to be protected wherever it is located.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may change this privacy policy from time to time.  Any changes will be posted on this page with an updated revision date.


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

Elsevier Data Protection Officer
Elsevier Limited
The Boulevard
Langford Lane
Oxford OX5 1GB
United Kingdom

Mendeley supplement

The following describes our privacy practices with respect to the Mendeley Services (collectively, “Mendeley”).

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Mendeley Careers supplement

The following describes our privacy practices with respect to Mendeley Careers.

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