Our Privacy Policy

Privacy Statement

We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors; this policy sets out how we will treat your personal information.

Our website uses cookies. By using our website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy.

(1) What information do we collect?

We may collect, store and use the following kinds of personal information:

(a) information about your computer and about your visits to and use of this website including your IP address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and website navigation.

(b) information that you provide to us for the purpose of registering with us including your name, address, telephone number and email address.

(c) information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our website or to an event.

Before you disclose to us the personal information of another person, you must obtain that person's consent to both the disclosure and the processing of that personal information in accordance with the terms of this privacy policy.

(2) Cookies

A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server. This enables the web server to identify and track the web browser.

We may use both "session" cookies and "persistent" cookies on the website. Session cookies will be deleted from your computer when you close your browser. Persistent cookies will remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach a specified expiry date.

We will use the session cookies to: keep track of you whilst you navigate the website; prevent fraud and increase website security; to remember the previous page you have visited. We will use the persistent cookies to: enable our website to recognise you when you visit; keep track of your preferences in relation to your use of our website.

Most browsers allow you to reject all cookies, whilst some browsers allow you to reject just third party cookies. For example, in Internet Explorer (version 9) you can refuse all cookies by clicking "Tools", "Internet options", "Privacy", and selecting "Block All Cookies" using the sliding selector. Blocking all cookies will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

(3) Using your personal information

Personal information submitted to us via this website will be used for the purposes specified in this privacy policy or in relevant parts of the website.

We may use your personal information to:

(a) administer the website, a specific event, or any service provided or undertaken by the church;

(b) improve your browsing experience by personalizing the website;

(c) enable your use of the services available on the website;

(d) send you general (non-marketing) communications that will be specific to the event, Rota or church service that you are subscribed to;

(e) send you email notifications which you have specifically requested;

(f) send you our newsletter and other communications which we think may be of interest to you.

(g) deal with enquiries and complaints made by or about you relating to the website;

(h) keep the website secure and prevent fraudulent activities including spam and spoofing;

(i) verify compliance with the terms and conditions governing the use of the website including monitoring private messages and emails sent through our website.

Where you submit personal information for publication on our website, we will publish and otherwise use that information in accordance with the licence you grant to us. To be clear, none of your information will be available to the public. If you are a member of our church then your information will automatically be entered in to the members directory – you can 'opt out' by changing your privacy settings as described below.

Your privacy settings can be used to limit the publication of your information on the website to other Church members (again, none of your data will be public). You can adjust your privacy settings by logging in and editing the privacy settings in your profile. If you need any help with this please contact the Church office.

We will not, without your express consent, provide your personal information to any third party.

All our website financial transactions are handled through our payment services provider, PayPal. You can review the PayPal privacy policy at www.paypal.com. We will share information with PayPal only to the extent necessary for the purposes of processing payments or donations you make via our website, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and queries relating to such payments and refunds.

(4) Disclosures

We may disclose your personal information to any of our employees, leaders, or church members insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes set out in this privacy policy and which is relating to the event or service that you initially signed up for.

In addition, we may disclose your personal information:

(a) to the extent that we are required to do so by law;

(b) in connection with any ongoing or prospective legal proceedings;

Except as provided in this privacy policy, we will not provide your information to third parties.

(5) Security of your personal information

We will take reasonable technical and organisational precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of your personal information.

We will store all the personal information you provide on our secure password- and firewall-protected servers.

You acknowledge that the transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

You are responsible for keeping your password and other login details confidential. We will not ask you for your password except when you log in to the website.

(6) Policy amendments

We may update this privacy policy from time to time by posting a new version on our website. You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes.

We may also notify you of changes to our privacy policy by email when we deem the change is significant and important.

(7) Your rights

You may instruct us to provide you with any personal information we hold about you. If you agree, we will try to deal with your request informally, for example by providing you with the specific information you need over the telephone. Provision of such information demanded in written format will be subject to:

(a) the payment of a fee currently fixed at GBP 10; and

(b) the supply of appropriate evidence of your identity: for this purpose, we will usually accept a photocopy of your passport certified by a solicitor or bank plus an original copy of a utility bill showing your current address.

In regards to gaining information over the phone you will be submitted to caller verification where you may be asked to prove your identity.

(8) Third party websites

The website contains links to other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy policies or practices of third party websites.

(9) Updating information

Please let us know if the personal information which we hold about you needs to be corrected or updated; alternately you can update your own information by signing in and click on the ‘Your Profile’ link.

(10) Contact

If you have any questions about this privacy policy or our treatment of your personal information, please write to us of call the Church office.

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