Privacy Declaration

Last updated May 23, 2024

At Sovereign Magazine, we prioritize your privacy and are dedicated to protecting your personal data. The internet is increasingly becoming an Orwellian landscape, where only a few tech giants benefit at the expense of all other users. We believe this system is fundamentally unfair, and we have chosen to stand against it.

As an independent publisher, we refuse to be a part of this invasive ecosystem. We do not collect, store, or share any user data. We have eliminated all third-party services that do, including advertising and traditional analytics platforms. Our decision to forgo ad revenue reflects our commitment to safeguarding your privacy and maintaining a secure online environment for our users.

Our Practices in Detail

Cookies:

  • We use a single cookie on our site, which is stored locally on your device when you agree to our cookie policy. While we would love to completely do away with this cookie as well, it is a legal requirement for us to do so.
  • This cookie is temporary and lasts only 1 hour. It does not collect personal data but is necessary for ensuring your consent is recorded. We’ve set the one hour time frame to let you browse our site without having to constantly dismiss out cookie notice whenever you navigate to a new page.

Analytics:

  • While we still collect analytics to understand and improve our website’s performance, we no longer use Google Analytics due to its cross-web tracking practices.
  • Instead, we utilize Cloudflare Web Analytics , a privacy-first analytics solution that does not collect or use your personal data.
  • The analytics data we receive is anonymized and focuses on real user monitoring (RUM) to understand how visitors experience our site. This ensures that your privacy is maintained while allowing us to improve our website.
  • Once you leave our website by following an external link, certain information will be passed along, such as that you have been referred there by us. We have no control over how any third-party website will track you, and their privacy practices may differ from ours.
  • We use affiliate links as a revenue stream, which is the least privacy invasive method we can practically rely on. When you follow an affiliate link for a product or service you find on our site, parameters within the link will allow an advertiser to track that you came from our website. However, no other information about you is passed along.
  • If you make a purchase of a product or service through our link, we may earn a commission. This helps us sustain our operations without compromising your privacy.

Support Us

Your privacy is important to us, and we appreciate your support in maintaining an ad-free and data-protected environment. You can help by sharing stories you read on our site or by buying us a coffee. Your support enables us to continue providing quality content without compromising on privacy.

For any questions or concerns, please use the contact us page to get in touch.

Thank you for trusting us with your privacy.

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