Data Protection Statement

Jumuiya: East African Community Law Journal (Jumuiya) acts as data controller and processes your personal data when:

  • You visit our website
  • You subscribe to our website to receive notifications regarding new content
  • You act as a reviewer
  • You submit an article to our journal

General information on processing your personal data

What are your rights regarding your personal data?

  • You have the right to access, rectify and erase your personal data and you have the right to restrict the processing or to object to the processing.
  • You also have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
  • Your personal data will not be used for automated decision-making or profiling.

Is your data processed outside the Kenya?

All your personal data is processed and stored on a server within Kenya.

Questions, inquiries and rights regarding your personal data

If you have questions, inquiries, or want to exercise your rights concerning your personal data, please contact .



When you visit our website, we set cookies for the following purposes:

  • Technical cookies, which are necessary to enable you to access the content.
  • Functional cookies are used to remember your login if you choose to subscribe.

We track page visits and article downloads for the purpose of measuring the journal’s performance. This system does not use cookies and does not identify individual users. For more technical information, see Registered Users Statistics.


What is the legal basis for data processed due to cookies and other trackers?

  • Legitimate interest (Jumuiya cannot offer the service of navigating its content without the technical and functional cookies used);
  • The ePrivacy Directive requires consent for cookies and other trackers if they are not necessary to provide the service. We only use trackers that are necessary to provide the service of navigating the content of the Journal.

How long will my data be processed?

  • Technical 'session' cookies store data for the duration of your visit to the website

Who has access to my data?

None of the data is shared with any other party. Data from cookies and other trackers will only be processed within the scope of the standard technical functioning of the Jumuiya website. Our website has no third-party trackers.



When you subscribe to receive notifications

  • We collect data you provide: your name, email address, and country, as well as optional biographical data (profile image, bio statement, homepage URL, ORCID)
  • We use this data to send you notifications of upcoming issues and major announcements

What is the legal basis for processing my personal data?

  • Contract: by subscribing, you request a service (notification of new content) for which we need to process your personal data.

How long will my data be processed?

  • Your data may be processed for the above purpose until you unsubscribe, after which it will be deleted. To unsubscribe, please contact us.

Who has access to my data?

  • None of your data is shared with any other party.



We invite reviewers to assess submitted articles for double blind peer review.

We do this via the OJS system and only register you in the system as a reviewer (name, email address) after you have accepted. After we have entered your registration data, you can adapt it, and you basically enter a contract.

What is the legal basis for processing my personal data?

Registration as a reviewer is based on the agreement (contract) to review a specified submission. When your review is done you can consent to your data remaining available for subsequent reviews. If you don’t consent, your data will be removed.

How is my personal data used (for what purpose)?

Your personal data is processed insofar as necessary to enable a specific review process. If you consent, it can be stored to invite you for another review.



When you submit a manuscript,

What data is collected?

  • The data you provide: your name, email address, country, and affiliation
  • In case of a multi-author manuscript, one author shall be indicated as the corresponding author, who will receive subsequent communications from us
  • Article metadata

How do you use my personal data (for what purpose)?

  • To identify you, internally or publicly, as an author
  • To make communication possible for the editorial process, such as receiving, storing, publishing, peer-reviewing your submission and communicating with you in this context
  • To inform readers about the authorship and editing of content

What is the legal basis for processing my personal data?


  • By submitting a manuscript, you agree to comply with Jumuiya submission requirements, which are regarded as contract terms.
  • You agree that your personal information (name, affiliation, email address) will be available to the general public since all articles are published with open access.
  • Your personal data will only be processed for the purposes stated above.

How long will my data be processed?

  • Your data will be stored in the website’s database to enable the proper functioning of the journal.

Who will have access to my personal data?

  • Public article metadata is shared with various third-party open access repositories.