Stoke Row Independent Chapel (hereafter referred to as ‘the Chapel’) is committed to protecting your privacy and developing technology that gives you the most powerful and safe online experience. This Statement of Privacy applies to the Chapel Web site and governs data collection and usage. By using the Chapel website, you consent to the data practices described in this statement.
Collection of your Personal Information
We can collect personally identifiable information, such as your e-mail address, name, home or work address or telephone number. The Chapel also collects anonymous demographic information, which is not unique to you, such as your postcode, age, gender, preferences, interests and favourites.
There is also information about your computer hardware and software that is automatically collected by us. This information can include your IP address, browser type, domain names, access times and referring Website addresses. This information is used by us for the operation of the service, to maintain the quality of the service, and to provide general statistics regarding use of the Chapel Website.
Please keep in mind that if you directly disclose personally identifiable information or personally sensitive data through the Chapel’s public message boards, this information may be collected and used by others. Note: the Chapel does not read any of your private online communications.
The Chapel encourages you to review the privacy statements of Web sites you choose to link to from the Chapel website so that you can understand how those Websites collect, use and share your information. The Chapel is not responsible for the privacy statements or other content on Web sites outside of the Chapel Website.
Use of your Personal Information
The Chapel collects and uses your personal information to operate the Chapel Web site and deliver the services you have requested. We also use your personally identifiable information to inform you of services or events running at the Chapel. We may also contact you via surveys to conduct research about your opinion of current services or of potential new services that may be offered.
We do not sell, rent or lease its customer lists to third parties. In addition, we Church may share data with trusted partners to help us perform statistical analysis, send you email or postal mail, provide customer support, or arrange for deliveries. All such third parties are prohibited from using your personal information except to provide these services to the Chapel, and they are required to maintain the confidentiality of your information.
We keep track of the Web sites and pages you visit, in order to determine what services are the most popular. This data is used to deliver customized content and advertising to customers whose behaviour indicates that they are interested in a particular subject area.
Chapel Web sites will disclose your personal information, without notice, only if required to do so by law or in the good faith belief that such action is necessary to: (a) conform to the edicts of the law or comply with legal process served on the Chapel or the site; (b) protect and defend the rights or property of the Chapel; and, (c) act under exigent circumstances to protect the personal safety of users of the Chapel, or the public.
Our Web site use “cookies” to help you personalize your online experience. A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a Web page server. Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you, and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.
One of the primary purposes of cookies is to provide a convenience feature to save you time. The purpose of a cookie is to tell the Web server that you have returned to a specific page. For example, if you personalize Chapel pages, or register with our site or services, a cookie helps the Chapel to recall your specific information on subsequent visits. This simplifies the process of recording your personal information, such as billing addresses, shipping addresses, and so on. When you return to the Chapel Web site, the information you previously provided can be retrieved, so you can easily use the features that you customized.
You have the ability to accept or decline cookies. Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. If you choose to decline cookies, you may not be able to fully experience the interactive features of our services or Web site.
Security of your Personal Information
We secure your personal information from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. We secure the personally identifiable information you provide on computer servers in a controlled, secure environment, protected from unauthorized access, use or disclosure. When personal information (such as a credit card number) is transmitted to other Websites, it is protected through the use of encryption, such as the Secure Socket Layer (SSL) protocol.
Changes to this Statement
We will occasionally update this Statement of Privacy to reflect feedback. We encourage you to periodically review this Statement to be informed of how the Chapel is protecting your information.
We welcome your comments regarding this Statement of Privacy. If you believe that the Chapel has not adhered to this Statement, please contact the Chapel Council Secretary at firstname.lastname@example.org. We will use all reasonable efforts to promptly determine and remedy the problem.