OUR PRIVACY POLICY

 

Who we are

Our website address is: https://pendlecommunitychurch.org.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect your personal data for communication purposes depending on your needs. This information will not be shared with any 3rd parties other than Pendle Community Church should this be required. When providing your details, you are automatically giving us to permission to use your data in this way. Please be aware that this will be kept safe and secure.

Comments

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.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

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.

Contact forms

Our contact form data is used to be able to communicate answers to any questions you have. This is by way of an email to us. Should you not wish to us to keep your information, then we will delete your data once we receive written confirmation that this is what you want us to do.

Cookies

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.

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

Analytics

We will use Google analytics to assist in the SEO of our website. Using our website you automatically agree to the terms and conditions of Google Analytics. Please click here for more information.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone else. If an event does include andother church or organisation, it will clearly be shown on the relevant website section.

 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

 

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.

Your contact information

Your contact information is stored on your profile and account page on our secure server and also held offline on a secure database.

How we protect your data

We endeavour to protect your data as much as possible. Our website hosting uses a secure https url and has SSH installed. Our offline database is password protected stored safely.