They are essential to the running of modern websites, and enable functionality such as logging in, submitting data, or remembering ones place when streaming media such as an online service or sermon. They do this simply by way of a text file stored on your computer that the website can access again when you next visit.
To this end they are sometimes known as ‘cookies’. We do not track you around the internet, our cookies do not tell us anything personal about you or give us any information from your computer. We do not use them for advertising or marketing purposes and cannot use them for monitoring or any nefarious purpose. We only use them for legitimate purposes as detailed in this document.
Whenever consent is given for cookies to be used. The consent can be freely withdrawn at any time following the instructions provided in this document.
We can’t control third-party cookies, and so we keep content and services that need them to a minimum. We do not use or allow advertising or marketing services on websites hosted or provided by us for the Church. These are typically the sources of third-party cookies that can cause privacy concerns.
Third-party providers may access the Cookies left by them. This document provides assistance in removing these and withdrawing your consent for them to be used.
The validity and expiration periods of Cookies and other similar Cookies may vary. Some of them may expire upon termination of the User’s browsing session.
In addition to what’s specified in the descriptions within each of the categories below, Users can obtain more precise and updated information regarding lifetime specification as well as any other relevant information – such as the presence of other Cookies – in the linked privacy policies of the respective third-party providers or by contacting ChurchWeb.
Activities strictly necessary for the operation of this Website and delivery of the Service
This Website uses so-called “technical” Cookies and other similar Cookies to carry out activities that are strictly necessary for the operation or delivery of the Service.
- Spam protection This type of service analyzes the traffic of this Website, potentially containing Users’ Personal Data, with the purpose of filtering it from parts of traffic, messages and content that are recognized as SPAM. Google reCAPTCHA (Google LLC) Google reCAPTCHA is a SPAM protection service provided by Google LLC.
Other activities involving the use of third party cookies
Displaying content from external platforms
This type of service allows you to view content hosted on external platforms directly from the pages of this Website and interact with them.
We take steps to limit this where possible, but this type of service might still collect web traffic data for the pages where the service is installed, even when Users do not use it. It isn’t possible to list every third party service that content posted by a church may link to, but the most common ones in use on ChurchWeb operated websites are:
The services contained in this section enable the Owner to monitor and analyze web traffic and can be used to determine behavioural aspects including the country from which the website is accessed, the type of device being used, how long people stay in a particular part of the website. Any unique identifier such as an IP address, if obtained is anonymised before the data is processed. It cannot be used to identify you or your location in a geographical area smaller than the country or state from which you are accessing the website.
Analytics help the church to tailor their content and identify any problems.
Google Analytics (Google LLC)
Google Analytics is a web analysis service provided by Google LLC (“Google”). Google utilizes the Data collected to track and examine the use of this Website, to prepare reports on its activities and share them with other Google services.
Google may use the Data collected to contextualize and personalize the ads of its own advertising network.
Personal Data processed: Cookies and Usage Data.
How to manage preferences and provide or withdraw consent
There are various ways to manage Cookie related preferences and to provide and withdraw consent, where relevant:
Users can manage preferences related to Cookies from directly within their own device settings, for example, by preventing the use or storage of Cookies.
It is also possible, via relevant browser or device features, to delete previously stored Cookies, including those used to remember the User’s initial consent.
Other Cookies in the browser’s local memory may be cleared by deleting the browsing history.
Locating Cookie Settings
Users can, for example, find information about how to manage Cookies in the most commonly used browsers at the following addresses:
Users may also manage certain categories of Cookies used on mobile apps by opting out through relevant device settings, such as the device advertising settings for mobile devices, or tracking settings in general (Users may open the device settings, view and look for the relevant setting).
Owner and Data Controller
Owner contact email: firstname.lastname@example.org
We operate and host the website on behalf of the church. The church is responsible for the day to day running of the site, and it’s content. Data or information such as analytics or personal data submitted via a contact form on the website may be shared between ChurchWeb.uk and the Church either manually or automatically. ChurchWeb is not responsible and accepts no liability for any onward useage or data sharing by the Church. Any enquiries about onward usage of data once it has bene provided from ChurchWeb to the Church should be addressed to the Church.
Since the use of third-party Cookies through this Website cannot be fully controlled by the Owner, any specific references to third-party Cookies are to be considered indicative. In order to obtain complete information, Users are kindly requested to consult the privacy policies of the respective third-party services listed in this document.
Given the objective complexity surrounding tracking technologies, Users are encouraged to contact the Owner should they wish to receive any further information on the use of such technologies by this Website.
Definitions and legal references
Personal Data (or Data)
Any information that directly, indirectly, or in connection with other information — including a personal identification number — allows for the identification or identifiability of a natural person.
Information collected automatically through this Website (or third-party services employed in this Website), which can include: the IP addresses or domain names of the computers utilized by the Users who use this Website, the URI addresses (Uniform Resource Identifier), the time of the request, the method utilized to submit the request to the server, the size of the file received in response, the numerical code indicating the status of the server’s answer (successful outcome, error, etc.), the country of origin, the features of the browser and the operating system utilized by the User, the various time details per visit (e.g., the time spent on each page within the Application) and the details about the path followed within the Application with special reference to the sequence of pages visited, and other parameters about the device operating system and/or the User’s IT environment.
The individual using this Website who, unless otherwise specified, coincides with the Data Subject.
The natural person to whom the Personal Data refers.
Data Processor (or Data Supervisor)
Data Controller (or Owner)
The natural or legal person, public authority, agency or other body which, alone or jointly with others, determines the purposes and means of the processing of Personal Data, including the security measures concerning the operation and use of this Website. The Data Controller, unless otherwise specified, is the Owner of this Website.
This Website (or this Application)
The means by which the Personal Data of the User is collected and processed.
The service provided by this Website as described in the relative terms (if available) and on this site/application.
European Union (or EU)
Unless otherwise specified, all references made within this document to the European Union include all current member states to the European Union and the European Economic Area.
Cookies are text files consisting of small sets of data stored in the User’s browser.
This privacy statement has been prepared based on provisions of multiple legislations, including Art. 13/14 of Regulation (EU) 2016/679 (General Data Protection Regulation).
Latest update: 15th February 2021
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