Basically - there is nothing to worry about! We track basic website usage data (visits, page views, bandwidth usage and so on) in the logs so we can get a feel for how the site is performing - basically all web sites do this.
We also run Google Analytics which is another way of providing stats, and again, these are anonymous and any opting in of sharing Analytics with other Google services is turned off.
At this time, we don't have any facility for users to create accounts, tag articles and favourites, leave comments or otherwise store personal data. This may change if it makes sense to implement these kinds of features to provide a better service.
The only exception is where people want to contribute content to us, in which case we save what the user enters into the contribute form - eg your name and email address, so we can contact you, and optionally display a note on the site of who contributed a particular issue (to say thanks!).
We don't market, spam or otherwise contact people who have contacted us, or use those contact details for any other purpose, nor disclose or sell that data on.
There are no plans to restrict access, place content behind mandatory account creation or a paywall - the content is provided for archival and reference purposes for all.
We may feature advertising and/or sponsorships at some point in the future, to help with site running costs, where it makes sense and doesn't become intrusive.
mu:zines creates one cookie, called "muzines" on insecure HTTP connections, or "muzines_sec" on secure HTTPS connections, which stores a few user preferences:
What data we know or store about you.
(TL;DR - basically nothing. Not that we don't care, we just don't think it's any of our business...)
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mu:zines is the result of thousands of hours of effort, and will require many thousands more going forward to reach our goals of getting all this content online.
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