Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy explains the policies of the Archeologické rozhledy journal regarding the collection and use of the information we collect when you access and publish in the journal (the “Service”), which is operated by the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, v.v.i.  CIN: 67985912, Letenská 123/4, 118 01 Prague 1, Czech Republic.

Data protection follows the mandatory provisions of law, particularly the Regulation (EU) 2016/679 of the European Parliament and of the Council adopted on 27th April 2016 on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data and on the free movement of such data (the “GDPR”), and Czech Act No. 110/2019 Coll. (the “Law”) on the processing of personal data adopted on 12th March 2019. In compliance with Art. 13 of the GDPR, we provide the data subject with the following information. This Privacy Policy notice is public and serves for legitimate information about the extent, purposes and period for which the personal data are processed as well legal rights of the data subjects.

The data collected from registered and unregistered users of this Service fall within the scope of the standard functioning of peer-reviewed journals. It includes information that makes communication possible for the editorial process; it is used to inform readers about the authorship and editing of content; it enables the collection of aggregated data on readership behaviours, as well as tracking geopolitical and social elements of scholarly communication.


Who manages your personal data?

The administrator of your personal data is the Institute of Archaeology of the Czech Academy of Sciences, Prague, v. v. i. (the ‘Controller’). You may contact the Controller via e-mail at or via letter addressed to the Controller’s seat (Letenská 123/4, CZ-118 01 Prague, Czech Republic).


What are personal data?

Personal data are any information that relate to an identified or identifiable living individual. Different pieces of information which, collected together, can lead to the identification of a particular person also constitute personal data. Personal data that have been de-identified, encrypted or pseudonymised but can be used to re-identify a person remain personal data and fall within the scope of the GDPR. Personal data that have been rendered anonymous in such a way that the individual is not or no longer identifiable are no longer considered personal data. For data to be truly anonymised, anonymisation must be irreversible. The GDPR protects personal data regardless of the technology used for processing and storing these data.


What is the purpose of data processing?

The journal collects and receives information from you when you fill out a registration form or otherwise submit your personal information, and the editorial team uses this data to guide its work in publishing and improving this journal. Data that will assist in developing this publishing platform (Open Journal System) may be shared with its developer Public Knowledge Project (the ’PKP’) in an anonymised and aggregated form, with appropriate exceptions such as article metrics. The data will not be sold by this journal or PKP, nor will it be used for purposes other than those stated here.


Which personal data are stored by the Controller?

When a visitor creates a user account in a PKP application, the following personal information is processed and stored:

First name*
Middle name
Last name*
Password (encrypted)*
Email address*
Mailing Address
Registration date
Last login date
Reviewing interests
Role registrations (i.e. author, reader, and/or reviewer)

      *Only the username, first name, last name, email and password fields are required.

The following personal information is published alongside every contribution to Archeologické rozhledy (in both hardcopy and online versions):

First name
Middle name
Last name
Email address


How long are personal data stored?

Personal data are stored only for the strictly necessary time, up to a maximum of 10 years. This period results from specific legal provisions and the protection of data subjects.


Rights of personal data subjects
  • The subject has the right to obtain from the Controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning them are being processed.
  • The subject has the right to obtain from the Controller without undue delay the rectification of inaccurate personal data concerning them. Taking into account the purposes of the processing, the data subject shall have the right to have incomplete personal data completed, including by means of providing a supplementary statement.
  • The subject has the right to obtain from the Controller the erasure of personal data concerning them without undue delay and the Controller shall have the obligation to erase personal data without undue delay where one of the grounds given by GDPR or the Law applies.
  • The subject has the right to obtain from the Controller restriction of processing where one of the grounds given by GDPR or the Law applies.
  • The subject has the right to obtain from the Controller restriction of processing when the accuracy of the personal data is contested by the data subject, the processing is unlawful, or encroaches upon the private and personal life of the data subject.
  • The subject has the right to lodge a complaint to a supervisory authority dealing with personal data protection, i.e. the Office for Personal Data Protection of the Czech Republic.



What are cookies?

Cookies are text files that are used to identify your computer as you use a computer network. Specific cookies known as HTTP cookies are used to identify specific users and improve the web browsing experience. Data stored in a cookie are created by the server upon your connection. These data are labelled with an ID unique to you and your computer. When the cookie is exchanged between your computer and the network server, the server reads the ID and knows what information to specifically serve to you. For each User, it is possible to disable or restore the option of accumulating cookies by changing the settings of the internet browser according to the instructions given on the website of their producer.


What type of cookies are stored by the journal website?

PKP applications collect general visitor usage data – cookie information – to manage session history. Cookies are required to maintain a login session in PKP applications. Detailed usage log data, including: IP address; pages visited; date visited; and browser information, in application log files, are followed as part of the Usage Statistics plugin. Other data may be tracked, either on the server or via third parties. This includes script loads from CDN servers; IP address information (including date, browser, etc.) in web server logs.


By using our Service, you are consenting to the collection and use of your information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. Please do not access or use our Service if you do not consent to the collection and use of your information as outlined in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to change the aforementioned Privacy Policy by publishing a new one on the website of the journal.


Effective date: 20-11-2022