Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Statement

At St John the Baptist Church we collect different types of information about our users for the following main reasons:
1. To provide an interactive web site where email is used to communicate with the users.
2. To provide a security mechanism whereby we can restrict content to certain groups of users.
3. To help us to improve the service we offer.

Our Principles

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 three principles:

We will respect your email privacy. You will only receive email from St John the Baptist in relation to areas you have expressly signed up for.

All group emails will be sent as bcc… to protect your privacy.

We will not share any individual user details (including your email address) to any third party without your consent.

What information do we collect?

We collect information on our members through registration.

The minimum information we need to register a member is your first and last name and email address.

Who will have access to your information?

Only You and trusted stuff of St John the Baptist Church will have access to the data we store and use.

You have control over who is able to access specific items of information.

By default, your information will not be visible to anyone else using the site.

You can change these settings from your personal profile page.

What else you should know about privacy?

Remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or Internet cafe. 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 and 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.

What 3rd parties hold the information?

For Your safety, we use highly developed systems to store your data. Your data are encrypted and stored on secure servers. To manage data we use highly recommended ChurchSuite, Which is management software designed in UK and shaped for UK churches. To communicate with you, we use Mailchimp and Microsoft Office. Those 2 solutions are on top of their industry in case of safety. Our 3rd party partners are not able to access or use your data as that encryption prevents them to do it.