Privacy Policy


At Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV, it is our policy to respect and protect the privacy of our users. This policy statement informs you how on we collect information from you and how we use it. Using the Internet should be a good experience and we want to help you make it so.

In principle, Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV will not disclose any personal information received from you to third parties. Should we in the future, for some reason or other, share any of your personal details with third parties, we will never do so without your prior explicit consent. However, Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV may disclose user information when, in good faith, we believe that the law requires it.

There will be occasions when Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV will request personal information from you, such as your name, e-mail address, etc. For example, we require personal information when you apply to register on our e-mailing list, for online shopping, etc. We require this information in order to be able to carry out our various services.

Should you have a change of mind or need to alter some of your personal details (such as your e-mail address), we will always do our best to correct, update, or remove these personal details. Any changes can be e-mailed to us at:


You can register to be placed on our e-mailing list through our website, but at Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV, it is our policy automatically to add individuals who have collaborated with us on past or future projects to our e-mailing list. This is done to make sure that you are kept informed of current and forthcoming projects, as well as discount offers. We realize how annoying it can be constantly to receive unnecessary e-mails, and therefore, it is our policy:
a.) not to send out more than approximately 6 promotional e-mails per year;
b.) to send e-mail messages formatted effciently in of HTML, and that do not include (many) images. This is done to reduce the downloading time of the message; 
c.) to facilitate easy removal from our e-mailing list; this can be done by replying to one of our e-mails with “unsubscribe” or “remove”, etc. as subject. or simply send an e-mail to
d.) there are no scripts in our e-mails. Amongst  other things, this means we do not track if and when an e-mail has been read.

Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV sometimes uses e-mailings list obtained from third parties. Although we do our best to ensure that these lists only contain the addresses of people who have submitted their data voluntarily (e.g., e-mail), we cannot be held responsible if the receiver considers the e-mail received to be SPAM. However, we will immediately take note of any such complaints, remove the complainant from our files, and convey the complaint to the relevant third party. As stated above, all our e-mails offer the possibility of being removed from our e-mailing list; furthermore, we always include our full address, a valid reply-to e-mail address (, and our telephone and fax numbers with all our e-mails, as well as the name of the contact person. For these reasons, we feel that our e-mail messages cannot be considered SPAM, and that we cannot be held responsible for any inconvenience caused by receiving these e-mails. However, as previously stated, we will do our very best to limit any possible inconvenience. Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV is a respectable scientific publisher, widely recognized for its warm and personal interaction with scientists from all over the world, and we certainly hope that this will remain so.


Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV is, of course, interested in the use of its web site(s), and therefore, we keep track of how our web pages are used, and collect information about our users. Among other things, this information consists of data such as ip address, browser version, etc. We use this information to improve our site, measure the response to our e-mails, and take note of which pages are popular and which are not, etc.


The shopping cart system uses cookies to store the contents of your shopping cart. Most browsers are initially set up to accept cookies. You can reset your browser to refuse all cookies, or to indicate when a cookie is being sent. However, please note that the shopping cart system will not function if you have disabled the use of cookies. In this case, you should use our online order form for purchasing our products.


The security of any personally-identifiable information associated with our guests is of the utmost importance to us, therefore we have incorporated SSL security throughout our entire shop, making it virtually impossible for third parties to intercept communications from you to us.

Unfortunately, it is not possible to guarantee that any data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal details, Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV cannot ensure or guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us or from our online products or services, and therefore you do this at your own risk. Once we have received your transmission, we will do our very best to ensure that it remains secure on our systems.  


Your use of this site signifies your consent to the terms of Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV’s Privacy Policy. If you do not agree with the terms of this policy, please do not use our site(s). Your continued use of Kugler Publications/SPB Academic Publishing BV site(s) after the posting of changes to these terms signifies that you accept these changes.

Who we are

Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.