General Data Protection Regulation 2018
EBENEZER EVANGELICAL (CONGREGATIONAL) CHURCH WEBSITE PRIVACY NOTICE
This is the general data protection details for this website which is administered by Ebenezer Evangelical (Congregational) Church, Somerset Road, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran NP44 1QX.
Website Visitor Tracking:
This website uses tracking software to monitor its visitors and to better understand how they use the website. The software tells us which pages are most visited but will not store, save or collect personal information. The software tells us which pages are most visited but will not store, save or collect personal information.
External Website Links:
You will need to check their Privacy Notice if you wish to find out how they handle any information collected during your visit.
Downloads & Media Files:
Any downloadable documents, files or media made available on this website are provided to users at their own risk. While all precautions have been undertaken to ensure only genuine downloads are available users are advised to verify their authenticity using third party ant virus software or similar applications.
Contact & Communication With us:
Users contacting this us through this website do so at their own discretion and provide any such personal details requested at their own risk. Your personal information is kept private and stored securely until a time it is no longer required or has no use.
While we may have official profiles on social media platforms users are advised to verify authenticity of such profiles before engaging with, or sharing information with such profiles. We will never ask for user passwords or personal details on social media platforms. Users are advised to conduct themselves appropriately when engaging with us on social media.
There may be instances where our website features social sharing buttons, which help share web content directly from web pages to the respective social media platforms. You use social sharing buttons at your own discretion.
At Ebenezer Evangelical (Congregational) Church, we’re committed to protecting and respecting
your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who
visit us, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it
Who are we?
We are Ebenezer Evangelical (Congregational) Church an independent church
which is a member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches. Any questions about
our church can be directed to: Darran Dowey, Pastor, Ebenezer Evangelical (Congregational)
Church, 37 Tynewydd Road, Pontnewydd, Cwmbran NP44 1NS.
How do we collect information from you?
When you join an activity which requires us to record contact information – you will be the one telling us. We will only accept personal data about you from someone else in exceptional circumstances. example: You might be urgently admitted to hospital and we would accept details about your condition and ward from somebody else.
When you visit our website, your IP address is automatically captured by the software that tells us how
many people have visited our site. However, we never do anything with IP address data. When you
e-mail us, we collect the information that you care to share.
What type of information is collected from you?
What we have already indicated - personal information which might include your name, address, email address, IP address, and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you attend a children’s activity, you will give us with details of the child in your care. Once a child reaches the age of 13, we will readily accept personal details from them.
If you are a leader in an organisation in the Church you will have a DBS check to make sure you can work with children or vulnerable adults. The information given for this check will only be used for this check. Any documents or information given will be returned promptly.
After the DBS check is complete and the DBS officer has seen your certificate any outstanding information will be returned as the process has finished. When a DBS certificate is issued it is the responsibility of each individual to look after their DBS certificate ensuring we keep those in our care safe.
How is your information used?
Primarily to contact you and keep in touch. We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid).
We will only hold your personal information for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity or as
long as legally required. Security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration
of your information.
Who has access to your information?
Only those members of the church with whom you have contact. example: The leaders at Ebenezer Mums and Tots have access to attendee information in case we need it in an emergency Members and Regular Worshippers share their contact details but we will always ask you if you wish to be included in that process.
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. If there is ever the need to pass your information to a third party, we will always ask your permission.
For example: We may know someone who can help you sort out a personal problem but we will ask you first if you want us to talk to them on your behalf How you can access and update your information The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change any contact details, please tell us.
You have the right to ask for a copy of the information Ebenezer Evangelical (Congregational) Church holds about you. Just ask and we will arrange things for you.