At The Community Church Storrington, we collect different types of information about our users for the following main reasons:
1. To email a regular update of church activities.
2. For residential church weekends
3. Church Address Book (offline)
We are absolutely committed to protecting your privacy. Our policy can be summarised in one sentence: we will not share your information with others without your consent.
We have established the following two principles:
1. We will respect your email privacy. You will only receive emails from The Community Church Storrington in relation to areas you have expressly signed up for. All church members automatically receive our regular e-In touch email – however, should you wish to unsubscribe from this, you can do so at any time via the instructions at the bottom of the email.
2. We will not share any individual details (including your email address) to any third party without your consent.
WHAT INFORMATION DO WE COLLECT?
The minimum information we need to register a user is your first and last name and your email address. We may also hold some further, voluntary information for events such as birthdays, church address book and church weekends.
WHO WILL HAVE ACCESS TO YOUR INFORMATION?
Members of the church who have a copy of the printed address book if you opt to have your details listed in the printed church address book. Elders, Deacons, Administrator and Youth & Children’s worker will have access to relevant information required to fulfil their role in the church.
WHERE DO WE STORE YOUR DATA?
We store your data on the church office computer which is password protected and on a secure wireless network. Church members who have registered with the church website in order to access archived talks will find their name, email and password stored in the WordPress platform of the website on a server based in the UK. We also use MailChimp in order to send regular newsletters, in order for this to work we hold your name and email address within our MailChimp account, you have the option to add your birthday to your MailChimp profile should you wish.
WHAT ELSE SHOULD YOU KNOW ABOUT PRIVACY?
Remember to close your web-browser when you have finished your session, and if you have logged on as a user, always log out before closing the browser. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence, and is particularly important when using a public computer (i.e. in a library, internet cafe, or in a shared office). You as an individual are responsible for the security of, and access to, your own computer.
Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the Internet that this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your usernames, passwords and any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are using the Internet.
Our pages may contain links to other websites, and you should be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices on other websites.
Please contact the church office