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Privacy Policy

Privacy policy created: 23/06/2024

Privacy policy reviewed/updated: 23/06/2024

 

(1) Introduction

This Privacy Policy (and any other documents referred to in it) describes the type of information that we collect from you ("you, your") through the use of our website https://www.cherith.org.uk/  ("Website"), how that information may be used or disclosed by us and the safeguards we use to protect it.

Our Website may contain links to third party websites that are not covered by this Privacy Policy. We therefore ask you to review the privacy statements of other websites and applications to understand their information practices.

We have drafted this Privacy Policy to be as clear and concise as possible. Please read it carefully to understand our policies regarding your information and how we will treat it. By using or accessing our Website, you agree to the collection, use and disclosure of information in accordance with this Privacy Policy. This Privacy Policy may change from time to time and your continued use of the Website is deemed to be acceptance of such changes, so please check periodically for updates.

You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (www.ico.org.uk). We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance. It is important that the personal data we hold about you is accurate and current. Please keep us informed if your personal data changes during your contacts with us.

If you have any comments on this Privacy Policy, please email them to replycherithcf@gmail.com

 

(2) Our details:

Name: Cherith Christian Fellowship

Address: Cherith Christian Fellowship, Desborough Ave, High Wycombe HP11 2TW

Email: replycherithcf@gmail.com

Website Address: https://www.cherith.org.uk

 

We respect your right to privacy and will only process personal information about you or provided by you in accordance with the Data Protection Legislation which for the purposes of this Privacy Policy shall mean: (i) the retained EU law version of the General Data Protection Regulation ((EU) 2016/679) (UK GDPR), (ii) the Data Protection Act 2018 and any other national implementing laws, regulations and secondary legislation, as amended or updated from time to time, in the UK and then (ii) any successor legislation to the UK GDPR or the Data Protection Act 2018 and other applicable privacy laws.

 

(3) The type of personal information we may collect

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which that person can be identified. It does not include data where the identity has been removed (anonymous data).

We may collect, use, store and transfer different kinds of personal data about you which we have grouped together as follows:

  • Identity Data includes first name, last name, username or similar identifier. When you email, phone, use contact forms on our website or otherwise, we may collect information such as your first name, last name, email address and phone number.

  • Contact Data includes address, email address and telephone numbers.

  • Technical Data includes internet protocol (IP) address, your login data (if applicable), browser type and version, time zone setting and location, browser plug-in types and versions, operating system and platform and other technology on the devices you use to access this Website.

  • Profile Data includes your username and password (if applicable), your interests, preferences, feedback and survey responses.

  • Usage Data includes information about how you use our Website.

  • Marketing and Communications Data includes your preferences in receiving marketing from us and our third parties and your communication preferences.

  • Interaction Data includes any information that you might provide to any discussion forums on the Website. (if applicable)

  • Cookies Data like many websites, we use "cookies" to enhance your experience and gather information about visitors and visits to our websites. Please refer to the "Cookies" section below for information about cookies and how we use them and what kind.

  • Third Parties and Information we receive from other sources. We may receive information about you if you use any of the other websites we may operate or through the Services we may provide. In this case we will have informed you when we collected that data that it may be shared internally and combined with data collected on our Website.

  • Analytics includes third-party analytics services (such as Google Analytics) to evaluate your use of the Website, compile reports on activity, collect demographic data, analyse performance metrics, and collect and evaluate other information relating to our Website and internet usage. These third parties use cookies and other technologies to help analyse and provide us the data. By accessing and using the Website, you consent to the processing of data about you by these analytics providers in the manner and for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

We also collect, use and share Aggregated Data such as statistical or demographic data for any purpose. Aggregated Data may be derived from your personal data but is not considered personal data in law as this data does not directly or indirectly reveal your identity. For example, we may aggregate your Usage Data to calculate the percentage of users accessing a specific website feature. However, if we combine or connect Aggregated Data with your personal data so that it can directly or indirectly identify you, we treat the combined data as personal data which will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Where we do collect Special Categories of Personal Data about you (this includes details about your race or ethnicity, religious or philosophical beliefs, sex life, sexual orientation, political opinions, trade union membership, information about your health and genetic and biometric data) and it may be necessary to do so, we will obtain your specific consent, unless we have another lawful basis to do so.

Under UK GDPR we will ensure that your personal data is processed lawfully, fairly, and transparently, without adversely affecting your rights. The lawful bases we rely on for processing this information are:

  1. processing is necessary for the purposes of the legitimate interests pursued by us such as our website contact forms and free bible request forms (if applicable).

 

If you provide personal information to us about another data subject, you are responsible for ensuring that you have their consent to provide that data for the uses set out in this Privacy Policy and for bringing this Privacy Policy to their attention.

 

(4) How we may collect and use your data

We (or third party data processors or agents acting on our behalf) may collect, store and use your personal information by way of different methods to collect data from and about you including through:

Direct interactions. You may give us your information by filling in forms via our Website or by corresponding with us by post, phone, email or otherwise. This includes personal data you provide when you:

a) present Website content;

b) use any of our Services;

c) create an account on our Website;

d) subscribe to our Services or publications;

e) request marketing or publications to be sent to you;

f) enter a competition, promotion or survey; or

g) give us some feedback.

In addition to the above, we may use the information in the following ways:

a) To personalise your Website experience and to allow us to deliver the type of content and offerings in which you are most interested.

b) To administer a contest, promotion, survey or other site feature.

d) Present Website content effectively to you.

e) Provide information, and services that you request such as a free bible, or (with your consent) which we think may interest you.

f) Carry out our contracts with you.

g) Provide the relevant Services to you

We will only use your personal data when the law allows us to. Most commonly, we will use your personal data in the following circumstances:

a) Where we need to perform the contract we are about to enter into or have entered into with you.

b) Where it is necessary for our legitimate interests (or those of a third party) and your interests and fundamental rights do not override those interests.

c) Where we need to comply with a legal or regulatory obligation, for example compliance with health and safety, tax or other statutory obligations.

Generally we do not rely on consent as a legal basis for processing your personal data other than in relation to any marketing communications or third party direct marketing communications to you via email or text message that we may possibly send. You have the right to withdraw consent to possible marketing at any time by contacting us at replycherithcf@gmail.com , and we will either delete your data from our systems or move your data to our "unsubscribe list".

As already indicated above, with your permission and/or where permitted by law, we may occasionally also use your data for marketing purposes which may lead to us contacting you by email and/or telephone with information and news on our Services. We agree that we will not do anything that we have not agreed to under this Privacy Policy, and we will not send you any unsolicited marketing or spam. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully protect your rights and comply with our obligations under the UK GDPR and the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003, as amended.

 

(5) Cookies

All Cookies used by and on our website are used in accordance with current UK Cookie Law. We use cookies to distinguish users and improve our Website. If you use our Website, your acceptance of cookies will be given when you press accept on our website cookies banner.

Cookies are small text files placed on your device when you visit our website and are used to make the users experience more efficient. We are able to store cookies on your computer where they are necessary for the operation of the site however, for non-essential cookies we need your permission. Further details of the different types of cookies used are provided below.

We use cookies to recognise you and your preferences, improve our site's performance and collect analytical information.

'Session cookies' allow us to track your actions during a single browsing session, but they do not remain on your device afterwards.

'Persistent cookies' remain on your device between sessions. We use them to authenticate you and to remember your preferences. We can also use them to balance the load on our servers and improve your experience on our site.

Session and persistent cookies can be either first or third party cookies. A first-party cookie is set by the website being visited; a third-party cookie is set by a different website. Both types of cookie may be used by us or our business partners.

Third Party Cookies we use may include:

  • Google Analytics, this is a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. The cookies used by Google Analytics help us to analyse how users use the site and to count the number of people who use the site. Google Analytics stores your IP address anonymously and neither Hanworth Gospel Hall or Google associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.

Our website hosting company Wix.com may use first-party cookies on our Website to make sure the site works well, to identify any registered members, monitor and analyse the performance, operation and effectiveness of Wix’s platform and to ensure the platform is secure and safe to use. Below are the essential cookies that may be used.

 

Cookie Info CCF

For more general information about cookies please visit https://www.allaboutcookies.org/

 

(6) Where we store your data and security

We may transfer your collected data to storage outside the UK. If we do store or transfer data outside the UK, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated as safely and securely as it would be within the UK and under the UK GDPR. Such steps may include, but not be limited to, the use of legally binding contractual terms between us and any third parties we engage with and the use of approved Model Contractual Arrangements. Your acceptance of this Privacy Policy shall be your consent permitting us to store or transfer data outside the UK if it is necessary for us to do so.

Our website is hosted on the Wix.com platform. Wix.com provides us with the online platform that allows us to have our website. Your data may be stored through Wix.com’s data storage, databases and the general Wix.com applications. They store your data on secure servers behind a firewall. 

By giving us your personal data, you agree to this arrangement. We will do what we reasonably can to keep your data secure.

Notwithstanding the security measures that we take, it is important to remember that the transmission of data via the internet may not be completely secure and that you are advised to take suitable precautions when transmitting to us data via the internet and you take the risk that any sending of that data turns out to be not secure despite our efforts.

If we give you a password upon registration on our Website (if applicable), you must keep it confidential. Please don't share it.

We will keep personal data for as long as is necessary which is usually the life of our relationship and up to a period of seven years after our relationship have ended. We may however be required to retain personal data for a longer period of time to ensure we comply with our legislative and regulatory requirements.

 

(7) Disclosing your information

We are allowed to disclose your information in the following cases:

  1. We can disclose it if we have a legal obligation to do so, or in order to protect other people’s property, safety or rights.

  2. We can exchange information with others to protect against fraud and credit risks.

We may contract with third parties to supply services to you on our behalf. These may include payment processing, search engine facilities, advertising and marketing. In some cases, the third parties may require access to some or all of your data.

Where any of your data is required for such a purpose, we will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data will be handled safely, securely, and in accordance with your rights, our obligations, and the obligations of the third party under UK GDPR and the law. Any third party that we share data with will not be permitted to use it for any other purpose than fulfilling their contract with us.

 

(8) Your rights

Under the UK GDPR, you have the right to:

  • request access to, deletion of or correction of, your personal data held by us at no cost to you;

  • request that your personal data be transferred to another person (data portability);

  • be informed of what data processing is taking place;

  • restrict processing;

  • to object to processing of your personal data; and

  • complain to a supervisory authority.

You also have rights with respect to automated decision-making and profiling as set out in section 11 below.

You have the right to ask us not to process your personal data for marketing purposes. We will usually inform you (before collecting your data) if we intend to use your data for such purposes or if we intend to disclose your information to any third party for such purposes.

To enforce any of the foregoing rights or if you have any other questions about our Website or this Privacy Policy, please contact us at replycherithcf@gmail.com.

 

(9) Links to other sites

Please note that our our policies will not apply to other websites that you get to via a link from our Website. We have no control over how your data is collected, stored or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

 

(10) Changes

If we change our Privacy Policy, we will post the changes on this page so please check this page for our current policy.

 

(11) Automated Decision-Making and Profiling

In the event that we use personal data for the purposes of automated decision-making and those decisions have a legal (or similarly significant effect) on you, you have the right to challenge to such decisions under UK GDPR, requesting human intervention, expressing their own point of view, and obtaining an explanation of the decision from us.

The right described in section above does not apply in the following circumstances:

  1. the decision is necessary for the entry into, or performance of, a contract between the you and us;

  2. the decision is authorised by law; or

  3. you have given your explicit consent.

Where we use your personal data for profiling purposes, the following shall apply:

  1. Clear information explaining the profiling will be provided, including its significance and the likely consequences;

  2. Appropriate mathematical or statistical procedures will be used;

  3. Technical and organisational measures necessary to minimise the risk of errors and to enable such errors to be easily corrected shall be implemented; and

  4. All personal data processed for profiling purposes shall be secured in order to prevent discriminatory effects arising out of profiling.

 

(12) Your agreement

By using our Website, and by way of acknowledgment, you agree to our Privacy Policy.

 

(13) Dispute Resolution

We will use our best efforts to negotiate in good faith and settle any dispute that may arise out of or relate to this Privacy Policy or any breach of it.

Any dispute shall not affect our ongoing obligations under this Privacy Policy.

This Privacy Policy and any dispute or claim relating to or connected with it (including non-contractual disputes or claims) shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales and the courts of England and Wales are the only place where disputes or claims relating to or connected with this Privacy Policy (including non-contractual disputes or claims) may be decided.

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