We respect your privacy, and we take care of any data you give us when participating in our activities, attending our services, or using our website.
We collect a small amount of data about how you use our website, and store your form submissions when you contact us to fulfil your requests.
Our Data Protection & Privacy Statement
We respect your privacy, and we take care of any data you give us when participating in our activities, attending our services, or using our website. We are compliant with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). The Church Trustees of West Mersea Free Church are the Data Controller, and can be contacted by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please speak to our Data Protection Trustee. If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (the ICO).
Browsing our Website
When browsing our website, we collect small amounts of data about your activity to help us improve our website and content in future.
The information we collect includes your operating system, browser and device type, the first two parts of your IP address (to help us determine which country you’re from), which of our web pages you have/are visiting, and the referrer URL of your request. We store this information securely on our analytics platform.
Our website is secured with Transport Layer Security (TLS), which encrypts communications between our server and your devices. This means that information transmitted between your device and our server is protected.
Completing a Form
If you complete an online form on our website, we will retain all personal information (such as your name, email address and/or phone number) for as long as is necessary for us to deal with your interaction. We will not pass on your details to anyone other than the person/people in our church best able to handle your interaction unless required to by law, or with your explicit consent.
Most interactions through our website are sent by email to the relevant recipients and stored in church-managed email accounts.
Contact our Data Protection Representative
By completing this form, you agree to us being able to use your data for the purposes of communicating with you regarding data protection. We will not share this information unless required to by law, or with your explicit consent.