Privacy Statement

The privacy policy for ESENSIA: Jurnal Ilmu-Ilmu Ushuluddin provided by the Editorial Team. The journal is published and supervised by the Faculty of Ushuluddin and Islamic Thought, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta (Jl. Marsda Adisucipto, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 55281). The Editorial Team can be contacted at

We will only use the personal data gathered over this website as set out in this policy. Below you will find information on how we use your personal data, for which purposes your personal data is used, with whom it is shared and what control and information rights you may have.

I. Summary of our Processing Activities

We publish scholarly journal article containing freely available materials. The following summary offers a quick overview of the data processing activities that are undertaken on our website.


II. Definitions

  • Personal data: means any information relating to a natural person who can be identified, directly or indirectly, in particular by reference to an identifier such as a name, an identification number, location data, or an online identifier.
  • Processing: means any operation which is performed on personal data, such as collection, recording, organisation, structuring, storage, adaptation or any kind of disclosure or other use.

III. Informational Use of the Website

When you visit our website for informational reasons, i.e. without registering for any of our provided services and without providing us with personal data in any other form, we may automatically collect additional information about you which will contain personal data only in limited cases and which is automatically recognised by our server. Examples might include:

  • your IP address;
  • your device type, name and IDs;
  • the date and time of your requests;
  • the content of your requests;
  • information on your browser version;
  • your screen resolution;
  • information on your operating system, including language settings.

We use such information only to assist us in providing an effective service (e.g. to adapt our website to the needs of your device or to allow you to log in to our website), and to collect broad demographic information for anonymised, aggregated use.

If you are identified by IP or equivalent method as belonging to a customer organisation such as university or a company then we will also collect the identity of that organisation and use it to create usage reports which show the organisation how much of the content we publish is being read by their students, members or employees. This information does not contain anything related to a personal login unless (a) you are a nominated administrator for that organisation or (b) your organisation specifically requires it as a part of a usage-based access contract.


IV. Registration for Our Services

Our “submission” and “peer-review” systems offer the services of peer review, content preparation and proofing, publication and dissemination of research. In order to use the aforementioned services you have to set up an initial account. Where optional paid services may be engaged, you will be prompted to set up an additional, or enhance an existing account.

With regard to the registration of an account and its subsequent use, we process the following information.

  • Information that is provided by registration such as your name, user name and email address.
  • Information in connection with an account sign-in facility, e.g. log-in and password details;
  • Communications sent by you, e.g. via email or website communication forms.
  • Content files and covering letters provided by you
  • Grants, funding, membership, institution, society, committee registration
  • Billing or invoicing information
  • Information received from societies we work with, e.g. address, name, email address

The information that is necessary for the performance of the service is labelled accordingly. We will process the personal data you provide in order to:

  • Identify you at sign-in;
  • Administer your account;
  • Provide you with the services and information offered through the Submission and Peer Review System or which you additionally request;
  • Communicate with you;
  • Communicate with you in your capacity as a current or potential Peer-Reviewer, Editorial Team member, or external Editor to provide information about the journal(s) and content you have worked on.
  • Create a profile of your publication record based on publicly available data, such as published books and articles, citations and grants awarded. This information will not be used to determine article acceptance, nor will it be used for automated decision making.

Your personal account registration data is, in the absence of exceptions within the specific services mentioned, retained for as long as your account is used. Content and communications, associated with submissions, reviews or decisions made by an account holder will be kept on file. Content may be engaged in relation to the services provided and in the interests of the integrity of published material.  Such a decision will be made under the oversight of the Springer Nature Research Integrity Group. The need for legal actions within the services or payment problems can lead to a longer retention of your personal data.

In order to ensure the high quality of our journals and publications as well as the significance of the scientific research published, we have implemented a peer review procedure.

In order to find and contact suitable and qualified peer reviewers within the relevant research community, editorial team members may process some of your basic personal data (i.e. Email address, name and research interest) to register you for our Peer Review System. The legal basis for processing your personal data is our and the Publisher’s or the respective editor’s legitimate interest in finding and contacting suitable and qualified peer reviewers to ensure the high level of papers and articles published in our journals.


V. Information Sharing

We work closely under the Faculty of the Faculty of Ushuluddin and Islamic Thought, UIN Sunan Kalijaga Yogyakarta to provide ESENSIA authors with optional services to improve their manuscript and provide greater transparency into the peer review process. 

The Faculty (Jl. Marsda Adisucipto, Yogyakarta, Indonesia, 55281) provides software and services to the research community to help them communicate, publish and promote their research.

Where enabled on the journal, authors are provided with access to a private author dashboard upon submission to the journal which provides granular insight into the status of their manuscript as it progresses through the peer-review process, and a place where authors can improve their manuscript without any form of charges. 

Where offered during submission, authors will be able to opt in to the In Review service which posts their manuscript as a permanent, public, preprint on the Research Square platform. The preprint will be published under a a Creative Commons Attribution-Non Commercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-SA 4.0).

We may disclose anonymous aggregate statistics about users of the website in order to describe our services to prospective partners, accessors, and other reputable third parties and for other lawful purposes, but these statistics will include no personal data. We also supply standardized usage reports to institutional customers, also known as Counter Reports. For more information on Counter Reports -


VI. Security

We have reasonable state of the art security measures in place to protect against the loss, misuse and alteration of personal data under our control. For example, our security and privacy policies are periodically reviewed and enhanced as necessary and only authorised personnel have access to personal data. Whilst we cannot ensure or guarantee that loss, misuse or alteration of information will never occur, we use all reasonable efforts to prevent it.

You should bear in mind that submission of information over the internet is never entirely secure. We cannot guarantee the security of information you submit via our website whilst it is in transit over the internet and any such submission is at your own risk.


VII. Data Retention

We strive to keep our processing activities with respect to your personal data as limited as possible. In the absence of specific retention periods set out in this policy, your personal data will be retained only for as long as we need it to fulfil the purpose for which we have collected it and, if applicable, as long as required by statutory retention requirements.

VIII. Your Rights

Under the legislation applicable to you, you may be entitled to exercise some or all of the following rights:

  1. require (i) information as to whether your personal data is retained and (ii) access to and/or duplicates of your personal data retained, including the purposes of the processing, the categories of personal data concerned, and the data recipients as well as potential retention periods;
  2. request rectification, removal or restriction of your personal data, e.g. because (i) it is incomplete or inaccurate, (ii) it is no longer needed for the purposes for which it was collected, or (iii) the consent on which the processing was based has been withdrawn;
  3. refuse to provide and – without impact to data processing activities that have taken place before such withdrawal – withdraw your consent to processing of your personal data at any time;
  4. object, on grounds relating to your particular situation, that your personal data shall be subject to a processing. In this case, please provide us with information about your particular situation. After the assessment of the facts presented by you we will either stop processing your personal data or present you our compelling legitimate grounds for an ongoing processing;
  5. take legal actions in relation to any potential breach of your rights regarding the processing of your personal data, as well as to lodge complaints before the competent data protection regulators;
  6. require (i) to receive the personal data concerning you, which you have provided to us, in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and (ii) to transmit those data to another controller without hindrance from our side; where technically feasible you shall have the right to have the personal data transmitted directly from us to another controller; and/or
  7. not to be subject to any automated decision making, including profiling (automatic decisions based on data processing by automatic means, for the purpose of assessing several personal aspects) which produce legal effects on you or affects you with similar significance.

You may (i) exercise the rights referred to above or (ii) pose any questions or (iii) make any complaints regarding our data processing by contacting us using the contact details set out below.


IX. Contacting Us

Please submit any questions, concerns or comments you have about this privacy policy or any requests concerning your personal data by email to our email via

The information you provide when contacting us will be processed to handle your request and will be erased when your request is completed. Alternatively, we will restrict the processing of the respective information in accordance with statutory retention requirements.


X. Amendments of The Policy

We reserve the right to change this policy from time to time by updating our website respectively. Please visit the website regularly and check our respective current privacy policy. This policy was last updated on 16/08/2021.