Privacy and Policies

Manchester City of Literature is a learning organisation and we want to be inclusive. There are a number of policies at the bottom of this page that we have written and abide to follow in all of our work. With this in mind, if we do get anything wrong please do let us know via our Contact Form.


Our Privacy Policy

Manchester City of Literature is committed to looking after any information that is made available to us when you visit our websites in accordance with data protection law. As is required by GDPR legislation, our information is outlined below.

You don’t have to create an account or provide us with any personal information to access any part of our website. However, we may ask for some personal details if you wish to access some of our features, for example:

  • to subscribe to email marketing communications such as online newsletters;
  • to submit an event to our What’s On index page
  • The vast majority of the personal information we hold about you will be obtained via our websites’ contact forms or if you contact us by email.

Some of the personal data we store and process may include:

  • biographical information consisting of your name and geographical information;
  • your contact details including address, email address and phone number;
  • your professional interests e.g. if you run an event in the city of Manchester relevant to our audience

Who we are:

This website is owned and operated by Manchester City of Literature Limited. Manchester City of Literature is a registered charity No. 1189456

Manchester City of Literature is a company registered in England and Wales under number 12002661, whose registered office is at Manchester City of Literature, PO Box 532, First Floor, Town Hall Extension, Manchester M60 2LA

You can contact us:
(a)    by post, to the postal address given above;
(b)    by email, using email addresses published on our website from time to time.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


You may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These cookies will last for one year.

Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies if you’d rather. The methods for doing so vary from browser to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies via these links:

(a) (Chrome);
(b) (Firefox);
(c) (Opera);
(d) (Internet Explorer);
(e) (Safari); and
(f) (Edge).

Remember that blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We gather information about traffic to the website via Google Analytics. We only use this data to improve content and functionality of the website. You can prevent your browser from giving us this information via Google. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. Google’s privacy policy is available at:

Website visitor statistics aside, we don’t share any data with third-party individuals or organisations. In the event this changes, we would clearly notify all users of any change and we will never share your information with for any reason whatsoever without your express and clear consent.

Please find our full Data Protection Policy for more information below.