Privacy Policy


By using this website you consent to the collection and use of the data you provide. Please also see our terms and conditions.

Westburn is registered under the Data Protection Act 1998


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Cookies on the Westburn Site
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Third Party Providers

We allow third-party companies (AddThis and Disqus) to collect certain anonymous information when you visit our website. These companies may use non-personally identifiable information during your visits to this and other websites in order to provide advertisements about goods and services likely to be of greater interest to you. These companies typically use a cookie or a third party web beacon to collect this information. To learn more about this behavioural advertising practice, you can visit

The Social Sharing plugin on the site is provided by AddThis. Cookies which may be set by AddThis include:  uid, di/dt, bt, uvc, ssc/psc/uvc, loc, uss/ups, ssh/sshs, dbm. You can find detailed information about these cookies here

For AddThis privacy information see and

AddThis also allows users to “Opt-Out” of their data collection for Online Behavioral Advertising. - see

This website uses the Disqus commenting system to allow commenting on the Social Business Blog pages. Disqus sets cookies to uniquely identify your browser and lets Disqus help you log in faster and enhance your navigation through the site. A cookie may also convey information to Disqus about how you use the Service, and allow Disqus to track your usage of the Service over time.
Cookies which may be set by Disqus include: _qca, mc, __utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmz, UID, UIDR, disqus_unique, testCookie.

For full details about Disqus cookies and how they use data captured by them please see
and their privacy policy


Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.


There are instances on the site where you are invited to voluntarily register for emails from Westburn Publishers Ltd, for example to register to receive Calls for Papers. All such emails will have details of how to unsubscribe should you wish not to receive further emails.

You can also register for RSS feeds and alerts for our journals which are provided by IngentaConnect.  Please visit their website for details of how your information will be used by IngentaConnect. Their terms and conditions are here and their privacy policy is available here

We do not sell or trade data collected on this site by Westburn Publishers Ltd. to third party organisations.

Please note that Westburn does not accept any liability in relation to any site or the content of any site to which a link is made from this site, and that such sites will have their own privacy and data collection practices.


We will not disclose your information without your consent unless required to do so in the following circumstances:

We consider it necessary to enforce or apply our terms of business; to investigate illegal activities, or to protect our rights or those of our users.
We are required to do so for legal reasons
If Westburn Publishers Ltd or this website is acquired by or transferred to another company.


You may contact us at any time to change your data, or to unsubscribe from any email list you have joined.

Contact info:

Westburn Publishers Ltd
23 Millig Street
G84 9LD

Tel +44 1436 678 699 Fax +44 1436 670 328