Privacy and Cookies

This page explains how we use any information that you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy. We are committed to protecting your privacy in accordance with the Data Protection Act.  Under the Data Protection Act, we have a legal duty to protect any information that we collect from you.

  • We take appropriate security measures to safeguard your data and apply security standards and controls to prevent any unauthorised access to it.
  • When you visit this website, the IP address of your computer (which indicates the location of the computer on the Internet), browser and version, operating system, internet service provider, referring/exit pages and date/time stamp are stored in a log file. This information is used for statistical purposes to analyse visitor trends and help improve this site. Log files do not contain any personal information.
  • If you send us an e-mail message or complete an online form, we will use your email/postal address and any information that you provide to deal with and respond to your query or comments. This information may be disclosed to the appropriate person within the Benefice of St Bartholomew in order to deal with or respond to your message.
  • When you use this website, the site creates a cookie in your browser. This assists in improving your experience when browsing the website. We do not use cookies for collecting personal information and we will not collect any information about you except that required for administration of the web server.
  • If you apply to register as a ‘registered user’ of this website and your application is approved, the website will store your name, user name, email address and log-in password. As a registered user of the site, we may contact you from time to time using these stored details to keep you informed about changes and developments to the website and its features.
  • If you are a registered user of this website, when you log in to the site and tick the ‘Remember Me’ box, a cookie is placed in your browser. This cookie is used to automatically log you into the website when you next visit if you are not already logged in.
  • If you are a registered user of this website, every action that you carry out during and after logging in to the site will be recorded automatically so that we can monitor the ongoing activities on the site.
  • This website uses the Google-provided anti-spam system called ‘reCAPTCHA’ to prevent spam and junk mail from being sent from the site. When you respond to a reCAPTCHA challenge, the IP address of your computer will be sent to Google. No other information about you is sent to Google by this system.

This privacy statement applies only to this website. We are not responsible for the content or privacy practices of third party web sites that may be linked to our web pages.