Thank you for visiting our website and supporting independent cultural journalism in Manchester.
Salt Magazine is run by a small editorial and business team who are currently volunteering their time and resources while we grow into a sustainable publication. We are editorially and financially independent, which means all our income is attained through advertising and donations.
We take your wellbeing and privacy seriously. Therefore, we have compiled all the information you will need before browsing our website.
All content on this website is copyrighted and may not be reproduced in any form without prior written permission.
If content is deemed to be potentially distressing to our readers, it will be preceded with a content warning. We cannot be held responsible for content viewed through external links although each external link will be vetted before publishing.
Salt Magazine respects your right to privacy and will safeguard your personal information. We are committed to transparency and therefore all the uses of your data are explained on this page.
What data are we automatically collecting from you?
This website uses Google Analytics to track and collect anonymous information about visitors. Examples of information collected include the type of web browser you are using, the time you spend on each page, age demographics and your rough location.
The Google Analytics Terms of Service prohibits the collection of personally identifiable data such as names, email addresses, or billing information. The data stored securely by Google Analytics and is only accessible to Salt Magazine staff members via a secure password.
This site is built and run using WordPress which utilises Jetpack, a built-in analytics programme. Sometimes we use affiliate links to generate income via Skimlinks which uses tracking links so that partners know that you have visited their site through is.
This website uses Google Adsense to display advertising to you. We have opted out of showing ads which are based on users’ interests, demographic and Google Account information. This means that Google won’t use visitation information to target ads based on visitation.
However, Google will show ads based on your previous interactions with the advertiser, such as visits to an advertiser’s website, known as remarketing. It will also collect anonymised information such as if you clicked or moved your mouse over an ad.
Salt Magazine Newsletter
If you choose to sign-up to our weekly newsletter, we collect your email address which is stored on MailChimp’s secure data banks. The service can only be accessed by Salt Magazine staff members via a secure password.
MailChimp constantly checks its security measures and uses appropriate privacy protections, however no data transmission is 100% secure. Whilst we strive to protect your information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information your transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.
Our editorial team can view your email address through Mailchimp and use it to send you our weekly newsletter. We will never sell your email address or share it with third parties. MailChimp collects data about how you interact with our emails, such as if you click on links. This data is not exported or used for targeted advertising.
As an independent magazine, Salt Magazine relies on income generated through donations and advertising. Donations are received through Ko-fi and all financial data is collected and processed through Paypal and Stripe.
Salt Magazine cannot view, collect or store any financial information from donations. The information we can view is limited to your name, email address, amount of donation, whether it is one-off or recurring, and any messages of support. We do not use this data in any way.
You may be able to see subscriber only information and communications through Kofi and are free to opt-out of this. You are also free to stop your donation at any point.
How do we use your data?
We use anonymised, aggregated data in two ways:
- To improve the performance and usability of our website and inform ourselves of the type of content our readers enjoy.
- To share website analytics such as traffic, demographics and other site information with prospective advertising partners. These statistics will include no personally identifying information.
Should you subscribe to our weekly newsletter, we will use your email address to send you an email once per week. This email may include non-personalised advertising content. We will not spam you or share your email address with third parties or advertising partners.
How long do we keep your data?
Google Analytics retains user and event data for 26 months.
Email addresses submitted to us via MailChimp will be stored until you choose to unsubscribe from the newsletter. If Salt Magazine ceases to operate, we will destroy all email addresses collected.
Who is responsible for your data?
Salt Magazine is responsible for your data.
What are your rights?
You are entitled to request your email address be removed from our newsletter list. You can do this by clicking unsubscribe at the bottom of emails we have sent to you or by emailing us.
If you are unhappy regarding Salt Magazine’s processing of your data, please email us at email@example.com with the subject ‘Data Processing’.
You have the right to lodge a complaint with relevant authorities responsible for the protection of personal information and data in the country in which you live or work.
Cookies are tiny text files that a stored on your browser. They are common and harmlessly used to provide basic services such as remembering your preferences and whether you have signed up to our newsletter.
Salt Magazine may link to external sites which we do not operate or work with. We have no control over the content and practices of such sites, and cannot be held responsible for their processing of your personal information and data.