Privacy Policy

This privacy policy (“Policy”) describes how our Website (“Website”, “we”, “us” or “our”) collects, protects and uses the personally identifiable information (“Personal Information”) you (“User”, “you” or “your”) may provide on the http://www.suttonmethodist.org.uk/ website and any of its products or services (collectively, “Website” or “Services”).

It also describes the choices available to you regarding our use of your personal information and how you can access and update this information. This Policy does not apply to the practices of companies that we do not own or control, or to individuals that we do not employ or manage.

We will collect personal identification information from Users only if they voluntarily submit such information to us. Users can always refuse to supply personally identification information, except that it may prevent them from engaging in certain Site related activities.

Collection of personal information

We receive and store any information you knowingly provide to us when you publish content, fill any online forms on the Website. You can choose not to provide us with certain information, but then you may not be able to take advantage of some of the Website’s features.

For backup purposes, we store a copy of anything sent using our contact forms. You acknowledge you are sending any personal information at your own risk and we are not responsible. If we need to contact you, we will only use the name and email address you provided. We do not share this with anyone. Data from messages (contact forms) will be stored until no longer necessary.

Please note otherwise that we DO NOT collect information that can be used to identify a person/s. We ONLY collect personal data in which you have agreed by.

If you do pass on other personal data about yourself such as phone number for important reasons or to update information, please let us know how you want us to handle that data and if you want us to delete the message from our site immediately afterwards.

We don’t have public accounts, so we should never need anything other than your name and email address when you contact us. Any personal data you send to us, you do so with your own consent.

Those who have private accounts on this site are responsible for accessing, updating and deleting their own personal data they store on the account they manage as well as managing messages you send through our contact forms.

This site does not collect any personal data about visitors, and only collects the data shown on the User Profile screen from registered users.

Non-personal identification information

We may collect non-personal identification information about Users whenever they interact with our Site.

Non-personal identification information may include your device’s IP address, the browser type and version, language preferences, the type of computer and technical information about Users means of connection to our Site, such as the operating system and the Internet service providers utilised and the webpage you were visiting before you came to our Website, pages of our Website that you visit, the time spent on those pages, information you search for on our Website, access times and dates, and other similar information.

Contact forms

When you use a contact from on this site, we collect Non-personal identification information as stated above. The only personal information we collect is you Name and Email Address.

Other information you provide you do so voluntarily by submitting such information to us. If you want your message to be deleted once read, please state so.

Web browser cookies

The Website uses “cookies” to help personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.

Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you. We may use cookies to collect, store, and track information for statistical purposes to operate our Website and Services.

You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the features of the Website and Services.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How we use collected information

We secure information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure. We maintain reasonable administrative, technical, and physical safeguards in an effort to protect against unauthorized access, use, modification, and disclosure of personal information in its control and custody.

However, no data transmission over the Internet or wireless network can be guaranteed. Therefore, while we strive to protect your personal information, you acknowledge that (i) there are security and privacy limitations of the Internet which are beyond our control; (ii) the security, integrity, and privacy of any and all information and data exchanged between you and our Website cannot be guaranteed; and (iii) any such information and data may be viewed or tampered with in transit by a third-party, despite best efforts.

The way we collect and use Users personal information are for the following purposes:

  • To run and operate our Site We may need your information display content on the Site correctly.
  • To improve customer service Information you provide helps us respond to your customer service requests and support needs more efficiently.
  • To improve our Site We may use feedback you provide to improve our products and services.
  • To send periodic emails We may use the email address to send User information and updates or to respond to their inquiries, questions, and/or other requests.
  • Detect, investigate, and prevent activities that are unauthorized, may violate our terms and policies, or may be illegal, such as fraudulent activity or security violations

We may store and process personal information in the United Kingdom. Please be aware that other countries may not have the same types of data protection laws as those in your country.

Sharing your personal information

We do not sell, trade, or rent Users personal identification information to others. We may share generic aggregated demographic information not linked to any personal identification information regarding visitors and users with our business partners, trusted affiliates and advertisers for the purposes outlined above.

We will disclose any information we collect, use or receive if required or permitted by law, such as to comply with a subpoena, or similar legal process, and when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights, protect your safety or the safety of others, investigate fraud, or respond to a government request.

How long do we keep your personal information?

We keep your personal information for as long as appropriate to provide Services, to fulfill your requests, for legal compliance and enforcement purposes, and for resolving disputes. Actual retention periods depend on a variety of factors, such as the type and sensitivity of the data, business needs, expectations and needs, the types of available user controls, and the form in which the data is stored.

Your rights about how we process your personal information

We provide you with various controls over your personal information, for example:

  • You can contact us with requests to delete, access, and update your personal information.
  • You can choose to block and/or remove all cookies and local storage. You can do this through your browser (such as Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer) settings. If you remove or block cookies and local storage, you won’t have access to many features that make your experience smoother and more personalized, and some of our Services may not function properly. Since certain opt-out preferences are also stored in a cookie in your browser (such as opt-outs from advertising companies), please note that if you remove all cookies, you will need to renew your opt-out choices. Some internet browsers may transmit “Do Not Track” signals. Because uniform standards for “Do Not Track” signals have not been adopted, our websites may not be aware of or process “Do Not Track” signals.
  • You can also opt out of many of the third-party analytics and advertising cookies as described in the Privacy Notice in the Third-party cookies used for analytics and advertising section below by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.
  • You can prevent tracking of emails we send you by changing your settings to turn off HTML or disable downloading of images.

How long we retain your data

Data from contact forms will be stored until no longer necessary.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you.

This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Data breach

In the event we become aware that the security of the Website has been compromised or users Personal Information has been disclosed to unrelated third parties as a result of external activity, including, but not limited to, security attacks or fraud, we reserve the right to take reasonably appropriate measures, including, but not limited to, investigation and reporting, as well as notification to and cooperation with law enforcement authorities. In the event of a data breach, we will make reasonable efforts to notify affected individuals if we believe that there is a reasonable risk of harm to the user as a result of the breach or if notice is otherwise required by law. When we do we will post a notice on the Website, send you an email.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website.

Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Third-party cookies used for analytics and advertising

We use a few external services to improve our user’s experience on our site. Some or all of these may create cookies. We do not control the dissemination of these cookies.

Google Analytics (Google Inc.)

Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google Inc. (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Application, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services. Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network. https://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/

Facebook Like button and social widgets (Facebook, Inc.)

The Facebook Like button and social widgets are services allowing interaction with the Facebook social network provided by Facebook, Inc. https://www.facebook.com/privacy/explanation

To opt-out of any Google Analytics or advertising and Non-personal identification information data collection, use this link: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout/

You can also opt out of many of the third-party analytics and advertising cookies as described in the Privacy Notice in the Third-party cookies used for analytics and advertising section above by visiting http://www.aboutads.info/choices/ and http://www.networkadvertising.org/choices/.

Other uses of Personal Data

As of May 25th 2018, in accordance of the Data Protection Act 2018, ALL newsletters and other material will not display phone numbers or addresses of any of our staff or members of groups, clubs, fellowships etc. These will be removed. If you need contact information, please attend one of our churches and collect a circuit plan, newsletter or directory in person. Also, a person who can be identified by anyone, even if we just use only their first name, if they are the only person with that given name, it would be a violation to this act and therefor obvious names or any other means of identifying a person will be removed on this website unless where direct permission from that person is given.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to modify this privacy policy relating to the Website or Services at any time, effective upon posting of an updated version of this Policy on the Website. When we do we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page.

We encourage Users to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge that you have read this Policy and agree to all its terms and conditions.

By using the Website or its Services agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.

If you do not agree to abide by the terms of this Policy, you are not authorised to use or access the Website and its Services. Your continued use of the Site following the posting of changes to this policy will be deemed your acceptance of those changes.

Contacting us

If you have any questions about this Policy, the practices of this site, or your dealings with this site, please do contact us.

To learn more about the new GDPR and your rights, visit: https://ico.org.uk/ Please note, the ICO provides friendly and helpful advice and is not a definitive statement of law.

Matthew Bunting, Website Developer
church@suttonmethodist.org.uk

This document was last updated on May 23, 2018