Our Privacy and Photo Policies

Privacy Policy

 

We are committed to protecting the privacy and safety of all our users.

 

Our privacy policy explains how we manage the website to keep both it and your information secure, and how we deal with the information you provide when you contact us, or use or register on our website.

We can sum up our Privacy Policy in a few words: we respect your right to online privacy, so we keep your information secure, and won't publish, share, give, sell or rent your personal data to anyone outside the Church Family - ever - unless you explicitly give your permission.

We hate junk email as much as you do, so we won't send you unwanted email or add you to our mailing lists without your consent. Every email sent from our mailing lists will explain clearly how to 'unsubscribe' from that mailing list. If you register for any of our services or add your name to any of our groups we will remove your details from the database or update them (or provide a facility for you to do so) if you ask us to.

We use the information you provide to run the website effectively and for keeping in touch within the Cromer Church family. Registration on this site is open to all members of the Cromer Church family. Each application is checked and verified by the Website Administrators prior to approval. You should contact the Website Administrator if your name may not be familiar to them. You will need a valid email address in order to register.

We understand the issues and concerns surrounding the use of personal data, and aim to maintain very high standards. We are accountable to you at all times, and if we do inadvertantly get something wrong, we will put it right as quickly as possible.

Our website and its associated services are hosted by a professional hosting company, and the website uses a robust, secure content management system that encrypts passwords and other key data. The software controls which pages users can see or edit on the 'front-end' of the site. It also strictly manages the 'back-end' of the site; permitting only authorised users to access this. We keep the software up-to-date, monitor use of and access to the site and take appropriate steps to deal with any users who abuse or try to abuse the system.

We do not collect individual personal information about visitors to our web site but we do collect summary usage data. Our site uses software that records 'non-personal' information including the geographic location of your ISP, the type of browser and operating system you use, the pages you visit and your IP address. We protect this information and use it only for statistical purposes: to analyse traffic to the web site, to help us improve the service offered and to report, in summary form, on website usage and trends to the PCC.

We take seriously the misuse of email addresses or other online identities (for example, by pretending to be someone you are not), the misuse of email or other online communication technologies (for example, by trying to flood or otherwise disrupt our website, or by sending unlawful or offensive messages) and the distribution of illegal or offensive material. We will always co-operate with any lawful investigation relating to these - or any other offences - carried out by the police, by an Internet Service Provider or by any other person or organisation authorised to do so under UK or EU law.  This may mean disclosing personal information about you if we are required to do so.

Where it is necessary to allow contact with named individuals (for example, in connection with forthcoming events or activities) we provide a dedicated 'Contact Us' page to allow them to be contacted while protecting their privacy and their email address.

Our website uses 'cookies' to tailor our website to your preferences and optionally provide automatic login for registered users. The first time you visit the site you will be asked to 'opt-in' or 'opt-out' of receiving cookies.  You can review this decision at any time. Without the use of cookies, some parts of the site might not work as intended. If you prefer to manage the process yourself, most Internet browsers have a manual process that you can use to erase cookies, receive a warning before a cookie is stored, or block them altogether - although the site may not work correctly if you do this. Please refer to your browser instructions or help screen to learn more about these functions.

By using our website or other services, you signify your assent to this Privacy Policy. If you do not agree to this policy, please do not use this site. The terms of this Privacy Policy may be updated from time to time without prior notice, so please check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this site following the posting of changes will mean that you have accepted those changes. If you have any questions about our privacy policy, or believe that we have not adhered to the policy, please contact us.

We welcome feedback about our website, including feedback about this policy.