You can read our general Data Privacy Notice here (pdf, opens in new tab).
In respect of the website, the following applies.
Who we are
Our website address is: https://hunsdonchurch.org.
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
Contact and Personal information
Site users who have created an account with the website can access and amend their own data by logging into the site with their username and password. They can also agree to share some of this data with others (e.g. other church members) via the linked “Our Church” App.
If you need to get in touch with us with questions about your personal data, please use our contact form, here.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
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.
We use a contact form to help people get in touch. The contents of the contact forms are not retained by the software which operates the forms. The personal information visitors provide through the form is sent to us via email and is only used to deal with the issue for which the form was completed. We may retain these emails for up to two years after the matter is closed in case there is follow up communication. After this time, the emails and all personal information contained therein will be deleted.
If you submit information or opinions via our online polls, your username and IP address may be retained along with your submissions. If the results of the polls are required for formal purposes (e.g. if the poll is a vote on a particular matter relating to church business), your name may be retained indefinitely with PCC documentation along with your submission. Otherwise, all polls and their data are removed after a maximum of 2 years.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, 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.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
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, or have left comments, 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.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
Who we share data with
We do not share user’s data with anyone, except with their own explicit permission which may be given or retracted by the user at any point through privacy options in the user’s account profile.