Privacy Policy of the international PhytoEssence Consortium [IPEC] will apply to all sites for IPEC-ISPS and organizations listed below.

Privacy Policy

The International PhytoEssence Consortium ("IPEC") respects the privacy of its members and other visitors to its website. This Privacy Policy explains how IPEC collects, safeguards, and uses personal information on phytocoesmetic.org, IPEC microsites, email, and other digital communications under the control of IPEC.

Our Privacy Policy may change periodically. All updates will be posted on this page. Information IPEC collects and how we use that information. Most data we collect is used only to help us better serve our members and visitors. Our policy is to collect and store only information that our members and visitors knowingly provide.

Website visitors

We collect aggregate data such as total site visitors, page views, etc. This data may be used for website improvement, internal analysis, program evaluation, and validation. No personally identifiable information is utilized for these purposes.

We collect an IP address from all visitors to our website. An IP address is a number automatically assigned to your computer when you use the Internet. We use IP addresses to help diagnose problems with our server, administer our Site, analyze trends, track users' movement, and gather broad demographic information for aggregate use. This data helps us improve the website and deliver customized, personalized content. IP addresses are not linked to personally identifiable information.

To help enhance site performance and functionality, we use session, persistent and third-party "cookies" that store a small piece of data on a user's computer and collect certain information about our site's visitors. We also use cookies to understand users’ browsing and buying activities to measure the success of online advertising campaigns we run on the site. Our site also uses web beacons (either directly or from our partners), along with cookies, to determine if a user has visited a particular website. These beacons aid in providing more relevant advertising to the user and measure the success of an advertising campaign but provide no personally identifiable information.

Cookies do not allow access to your member account or approve any financial transactions. These steps require an additional login. Your browser is probably set to accept cookies. However, if you would prefer not to receive cookies, you can alter the configuration of your browser to refuse cookies. If you choose to have your browser refuse cookies, it is possible that some areas of our website will not function fully.

We collect limited identifying information from visitors to the website through transactions, such as membership applications, registration forms, and publication orders. This information includes, but is not limited to, name, interests,

organization name, phone number, street address, and email. We use this information only for the purposes it was provided and to enhance your experience with IPEC. We may occasionally allow other allied organizations specific, one-time use of our postal mailing list to provide our constituents with information compatible with IPEC's mission. If you do not want to share your postal mailing address user profile, change your preference. We recommend that you do not provide your password to anyone for your protection. If you become aware of any suspicious activity relating to your information, be sure to get in touch with us immediately at ISPS@phytoessence.org.

Member Directory

All active IPEC members are included in the IPEC Member Directory. The directory is accessible only to active IPEC members. The member directory includes your name, email address, city, state/province, country, and IPEC Section(s). If you do not want to be listed in the member directory, don't hesitate to contact ISPS@phytoessence.org to opt-out.

Privacy issues with links to other sites

This website contains links to other websites. We have no control over and are not responsible for the privacy policies of any website other than our own.

Future changes to this policy

Our policies may change to reflect new business practices and changes in the communications environment from time to time. Check this Privacy Policy periodically for updates and changes. Where applicable, we will provide you with the ability to opt out of any new uses.


All information provided to IPEC is transmitted using SSL (Secure Socket Layer) encryption. At the time of its installation on IPEC servers, SSL is a proven coding system that lets your browser automatically encrypt or scramble data before you send it to us. We also protect account information by placing it on a secure portion of our website accessible only by certain qualified employees of IPEC. However, no data transmission over the Internet is, or remains, 100 percent secure. While we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of such information. 

The International Society for Phytocosmetic Science is an international organization of hundreds of scientists, industry experts, and researchers fostering knowledge, technology, and healthy plant-based products. People in academia and Industry from horticulture, phytochemistry, pharmacy, pharmacognosy, pharmaceutical technology, cosmetology, quality control, and marketing.People from regulatory agencies with expertise in law, standards, and enforcement.

IJPNI is the International Society for Phytocosmetic Science (ISPS) official journal.IJPNI has been an open-access publication since 2018. The new database management has effectively reduced the time required for publishing manuscripts online at IJPNI.org.IJPNI accepts manuscripts related to the journal's focus for review. Authors need to read the guidelines before submission and respond to requests made by IJPNI and reviewers in a timely fashion. The International Journal of Phytocosmetics and Natural Ingredients [IJPNI] supports researchers, product experts, scholars, and professionals in fields of natural plant-based ingredients, the study of medicinal and aromatic plants, product formulation for cosmetics and phytomedicine, pharmacognosy, phytochemistry, bioactive, Phyto cosmetics, pharmaceutical, and the safety and toxicology of the natural plant-based products.


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