Privacy Policy

The Modern Law Review (MLR) Ltd takes the data protection and privacy of its authors, reviewers, subscribers and site visitors seriously. This policy outlines how and why we process personal data. Should you have any queries or concerns, please contact Orla Lynskey.

Prospective Authors

When you submit to the MLR, your name, e-mail address and affiliated institution will be processed by the relevant Editor(s) and support staff. This processing will be limited to what is necessary for the purpose of review and is justified in our respective legitimate interests. We have taken appropriate technical and organisational steps in order to comply with data protection and data security safeguards throughout the review process.

Should your submission be accepted for publication, these personal data will be transferred to Wiley, our publishing partner, and relevant third parties for production. This processing is necessary for the performance of the publication contract. Following the final decision regarding your submission and/or publication (whichever comes later), your personal data will be deleted.

Reviewers

When you agree to review for the MLR, your name, e-mail address and affiliated institution will be processed by the relevant Editor(s) and support staff. This processing will be limited to what is necessary for the purpose of review and is justified in our respective legitimate interests. We have taken appropriate technical and organisational steps in order to comply with data protection and data security safeguards throughout the review process.

Please be aware that while we do not reveal the identity of reviewers to prospective authors, all comments that you send to the relevant editor may be the subject of an ‘Access Request’ by the prospective author under data protection law. Following the final decision regarding the submission and/or publication (whichever comes later), your personal data and the review will be deleted.

Scholarships, Prizes and Seminar Awards

When you apply for an MLR scholarship or award, or are considered for the Wedderburn Prize, the relevant MLR sub-committee processes your personal data in order to rank applications. The recommendations of this ranking process are then presented to the MLR Committee, which makes a final decision. This processing is justified by our respective legitimate interests. Following the final settlement of relevant accounts for monetary prizes, this personal data is deleted.

Our Website

Our website may be used without entering personal data. Our website does however use first-party cookies – text-files that your internet browser downloads and stores on your computer that relate only to your activity on our website. These cookies are used for two purposes: to improve the functioning of our website and to transfer data to Google Analytics in order to gain a better understanding of how our website is used. The information generated by the latter, such as time, place and frequency of your visits to our site, including your IP address, is transmitted to Google’s location in the US and stored there. Google will use this information to evaluate your usage of our site, to compile reports on website activity for us, and to provide other services related to website- and internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties if this is required by law or to the extent this data is processed by third parties on Google´s behalf. Should you change your mind regarding the placement of cookies on your device by Google while using this website, you can disable this data collection by changing your preferences here.

How can you access or correct your information?

Upon request we will provide you with access to information we maintain about you, or provide you with support in exercising your other data protection rights. Should you require such assistance, please contact o.lynskey@lse.ac.uk.