Hello @mlinksva - many thanks for your feedback. I have now adjusted the newsletter format so that all future content will be licensed under a CC BY 4.0 license. Much more fitting than the standard copyright all rights reserved language!
Though we are aware of the privacy concerns and are sensitive of these issues, we use tracking links in order to gain insight into what our community are actually interested in reading. This information is enormously helpful so that we can determine where to focus more attention over the next few months to ensure future newsletters are featuring similarly relevant and useful stories.
To avoid the tracking links, you can view the newsletter in your email browser (there is a link at the top of all newsletters to the browser version). The links are transparent in the browser version. I know this isn’t ideal and requires an extra step on your part but I hope this is a happy medium so we can continue to keep on top of what the community is most interested in and ensuring our newsletters are effectively communicating the great work undertaken across Open Knowledge International.
Do let me know if you have any further questions or concerns, or feel free to email me directly about this - firstname.lastname@example.org