PRIVACY POLICY

Kingswood Congregational Church Wotton Under Edge is committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and complying with the Data Protection Act 1998.

This privacy statement tells you how we deal with your personal information when you use or supply information on the Church web site.

This privacy statement sets out the obligations that we have in relation to the personal information we may collect from a user of our site and any obligations that you may have to us in return.

For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 the data controller is Kingswood Congregational Church, The Walk, Kingswood, Wotton Under Edge, Gloucestershire. GL12 8RP

DATA PROTECTION GENERALLY

We need to collect information about you in order to provide you with a personal service via our site.
We recognise the importance of protecting your right to privacy, so when we ask you for your information (or collect it automatically) we will abide by the law and handle your information in a manner which respects your rights and privacy.

When we ask you for your personal information we will:

•  make sure you know why we need it;

•  ask only for what we need and will not collect irrelevant information;

•  protect it from loss, damage or unauthorised access; and

•  make sure we don't keep it any longer than necessary

In return we ask you to:

•  give us accurate information; and

In particular we may collect and process the following information about you:

•  Information that you provide by filling in forms on our site. We may also ask you for information when you report a problem with our site.

•  If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.

•  Details of your visits to our site including, but not limited to, traffic data, location data, weblogs and other communication data, and the resources that you access, whether this is required for our own purposes or otherwise.

HOW WE USE YOUR INFORMATION

We use your information to:

•  ensure that content from our site is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your computer or internet connected device

•   to provide you with the features and functions of our site (and their related services) which we feel may assist you

•  to monitor and evaluate statistics and changing patterns in the services we provide. These statistics may be used in press releases and other public documents, or otherwise put into the public domain, in order to promote the work of Kingswood Congregational Church

•  to develop and tailor ours site, content, features, resources and direction to those who visit our
site

•  send you periodic communications where you have requested to receive them

DISCLOSURE OF INFORMATION

By providing your information you give consent that we may disclose it to such other church related entities as may be necessary to provide you with our services.

We may also disclose your personal information to other parties without seeking your prior consent provided that the disclosure would not be in breach of the Act, for the purpose of law enforcement, or when we:

•  are subject to a legal obligation to disclose the information;

•  believe it is necessary to protect your vital interests

•  believe it is necessary to protect our rights, property or the safety of our staff

WHERE WE STORE YOUR INFORMATION

All information you provide to us is not stored on our servers. You have to be aware that contact with us via our site uses e mail. Unfortunately, the transmission of information via the internet can never be completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted via our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

HOW TO ACCESS YOUR INFORMATION

You may ask for a copy of the information that we hold about you by writing to us at the address above.

Please note that we may charge a statutory fee of up to £10 for providing this information. Your request will be dealt with within 40 calendar days of us receiving your request.

In order to be sure that your personal information is not disclosed improperly we will require you to provide us with proof of identity before the information is provided to you.

You may also ask us to correct the information that we hold about you, or to delete or stop using such information, by writing to the same address.

INFORMATION ABOUT USE OF COOKIES

We may also collect and store information about you using cookies. These are very small files which are sent by us to your computer or other access devices and which we can access when you visit our website in the future. The cookie itself does not store any of your personal information. We can use cookies to analyse how visitors use our website, for example, to identify which pages on our site are the most popular. The information collected can be used to evaluate your use of our website, compile reports on website activity and provide other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

You may block cookies by activating the setting on your browser that allows you to refuse the setting of all or some cookies.

If you want to delete cookies that are already on your computer, please refer to the instructions for your file management software to locate the file or directory that stores cookies.

CHANGES TO OUR PRIVACY POLICY

Any changes we may make to our privacy policy in the future will be posted on this page.

CONTACT INFORMATION

Kingswood Congregational Church welcomes your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that Kingswood Congregational Church has not adhered to this Statement, please contact Kingswood Congregational Church.

Updated 01/05/2016