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Bethel Baptist Church Privacy Notice

 How Bethel Baptist Church (“we”) use your information

 Your privacy is important to us.  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.

 It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data. 

 Data Controller

 Bethel Baptist Church is the data controller and responsible for your personal data.

 Why are we collecting your data?

 We collect personal data to provide appropriate pastoral care, to monitor and assess the quality of our services, to fulfil our purposes as a church and to comply with the law. In legal terms this is called ‘legitimate interests’. When it is required, we may also ask you for your consent to process your data. We do not share your information with others except as described in this notice.

 The categories of information that we may collect, hold and share include:

  • Personal information (such as name, telephone number, address and email address)
  • Characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth)
  • Special categories of personal data (such as your religious beliefs)

Storing your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements. 

We hold your data for varying lengths of time depending on the type of information in question but in doing so we always comply with Data Protection legislation.  Details of retention periods are available in our retention policy which you can request by contacting us at

We will contact you annually to check that the information we are holding is accurate and that you agree to us holding it.

Security of your data

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.  In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees or trustees who need to know.  They will only process your personal data on our instructions. 

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and the ICO where we are legally required to do so.

 Who do we share your information with?

 We will not share your information with third parties without your consent unless the law requires us to do so. 

Requesting access to your personal data

Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. To make a request for your personal information contact

 You also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.

For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you please contact

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

Contact:

If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact:

 COOKIES

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. In particular this applies for registered users of the website to provide easy return log in facilities.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to users needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose 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. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

On your first visit to this website we provide a notice about our use of cookies with an acceptance mechanism whereby you can signify your agreement, which means that by visiting this site and navigating beyond the opening page, we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site in future, delete any cookies having visited the site, or you could browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

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Bethel site cookie acceptance

cookieAcceptanceCookie

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the website.  
Content Management System (CMS) cookie

Randomly Generated String

This cookie is set by our content management system upon arrival at the website and is essential for its correct operation. Its purpose is to store session variables such as login state, current location in site, etc. This cookie is deleted when a user closes their browser.

Standard Joomla CMS site cookie required for correct operation. The cookie does not contain any personal information and has no other use.

External web services

We may, at times, use a number of external web services on our website, mainly to display content within our web pages. For example, to display images we may occasionally use Flickr or similar photo storage sites; to show videos we may use YouTube. This is not an exhaustive or complete list of the services we use, or might use in the future when embedding content, but these are the most common types. We cannot prevent these sites, or external domains, from collecting information on your usage of any embedded content. If you are not logged in to these external services then they will not be able to identify you but they are likely to gather anonymous usage information e.g. in the case of YouTube the number of views, plays, loads, etc. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.

We do not collect any personal information

We do not currently collect or store any information about users of this website other than temporary records of what IP addresses are used in connections to the website.

What security measures do we have in place to protect information?

We are committed to ensuring that any information we hold is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information we may collect.

Complaints or queries

We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is in any way not correctly handled. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.

This privacy notice was drafted with brevity and clarity in mind. It does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of our collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed. Any requests for this should be sent to the email address below.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write or email requesting this. If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

To make a request for any personal information we may hold you need to put the request in writing to the email address provided below.

We will not sell, distribute or lease personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you promotional information about third parties which we think you may find interesting or useful.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

Consent

By disclosing personal information to us you consent to the collection, storage and processing of information in the manner described in this Policy.

How to contact us

Requests for information about our privacy policy can be emailed to or by writing to us at the address shown on our contacts page.

Bethel Baptist Church

Harbour Road, Barry
Vale of Glamorgan
CF62 5SA, United Kingdom

Email:
Web Site: www.bethelbarry.org

Pastor: Matt Emerton - 01446 401598
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