Website Privacy Information

Who we are

Our address is:  https://stouenschurchjersey.org

This website is developed using WordPress, and hosted on secure, GDPR compliant servers. Some personal data is collected through this website when you voluntarily choose to provide it (eg. comments, contact forms.)

In addition, this website has cookies that collect information about you and how you use this site. You can opt out of cookies being collected in your browser settings. Please Note: These cookies don’t collect information that personally identifies a visitor by name. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

 

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your specific permission or are required by law to do so. All information collected on this website complies with GDPR policy and regulations as set out in St. Ouen’s Parish Church with St. George’s Church Privacy Notice.

View a PDF of St. Ouen’s Parish Church with St. George PRIVACY NOTICE  (108KB)

Email Mailing List

We will only continue to send you emails if you have given us your specific permission to do so. We will not sell or pass your email address on to third parties. All emails will give you an opportunity to unsubscribe, which is usually at the bottom of the email.

If you are a church member, please also download, complete and sign: St. Ouen’s Parish Church with St. George’s Church Consent Notice. Your privacy is important to us, and we want to communicate with church members in a way which has their consent, and which is in line with the law in Jersey on data protection. The Consent Notice enables us to know how and what you wish us to communicate to you. It also gives us permission to have your photograph made public on this website or any other church publicity material.

Download a PDF of St. Ouen’s Parish Church with St. George CONSENT NOTICE  (52KB)

Contact forms

When visitors send messages via online forms (if this is enabled on pages and posts) your message and your email address is retrieved (via the online form) only in the official church email system (ie.The Church Office) and not to the Rector, staff or individual church members. All information is received and treated in the same way as all standard emails sent to the Church Office, and under the same Privacy and GDPR regulations. If you wish to email the Rector direct then you need to use his email address. (The same safeguarding, privacy and GDPR rules apply.)

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site (if this is enabled on pages and posts) we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here in Automattic’s Privacy Policy. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

In addition, visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

YouTube & Vimeo

If you play an embedded video on our site, there may a cookie set by YouTube or Vimeo containing anonymous, non personally-identifiable information about the number of playbacks of embedded videos. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page. You can find out more on the Google Privacy Policy (Google owns YouTube) and Vimeo Privacy Policy.

Sharing Tools and Social Media

If you use one of the ‘Share’ buttons, an anonymous cookie may be set by addthis.com to help you easily to bookmark/share selected pages through a number of popular social networks. They also help us know what pages are being bookmarked or shared. You can find out more on the ‘Add This’ Privacy Policy. If you ‘Like’ or ‘Tweet’ on any social media icons on our website, these third party websites (as their standard practice) may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service (like Facebook or Twitter). We do not control these cookies and you should check the relevant third party website for more information about these cookies.

External Links

We are not responsible for the availability or content of external sites that may be ‘linked to’ from the site. If you find a broken link or if you have any questions or concerns about a link, please contact us.

 

Use of Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.

To can learn more about cookies, from a number of different sources on the internet. You can find details on how to block and delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For example, you can search ‘How to Clear, Enable, and Manage Cookies’ in Chrome at Google’s Support Page. For information on how to block and delete cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

The Cookies We Use

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. This is entirely optional. This is just for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Analytics Tools

We use reputable industry standard Analytics Tools on this site. These tools can place cookies on your device. By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device. For example we use Google Analytics. (You can opt-out of this if you prefer – see instructions below under ‘How Google Uses Cookies.’)

Google Analytics, uses cookies which collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that personally identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous.

This data helps us to understand:
  • Which pages people visit on the site
  • Which internet browsers are being used
  • What is popular on the site
  • Which interactive tools are used by visitors
How Google Uses Cookies

This article summarises Google Analytics’ data practices and commitment to protecting the confidentiality and security of data: Google Analytics: Safeguarding Your Data

You can find out more about How Google Uses Cookies on their privacy policy page.

You can opt-out of having making your site activity available to Google Analytics by installing the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on. (Using the Google Analytics opt-out browser add-on will not prevent site owners from using other tools to measure site analytics. It does not prevent data from being sent to the website itself or in other ways to web analytics services.)

 

How long we retain your data

All users need to register and be logged in to leave a comment as a registered user. This requires us to store and use their email address for email marketing, subsequent to the user’s permission. For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

 

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

 

Additional information

How we protect your data

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your specific permission or are required by law to do so. All information collected on this website complies with GDPR policy and regulations as set out in St. Ouen’s Parish Church with St. George Church Privacy Notice.

As regards this website, only personal contact details and telephone numbers that have been authorised by the specific individual’s permission will be put on this website. We encourage individuals not to put their personal contact information online, as a general policy of good practice. All contact details of church members, can only be obtained via the Rector or Church Office.

In addition only regular church members will be able to subscribe or download the hard copy pdf version of Monthly News. This is because Monthly News may contain individual’s personal contact information eg telephone numbers, addresses and emails. And on occasion, may include more private information, or church internal business. That said, much of Monthly News is re-formatted into our News Posts, and can be seen by non-church members in the News Section.

Privacy Consent Notice

Your privacy is important to us, and we want to communicate with church members in a way which has their consent, and which is in line with the law in Jersey on data protection. As a result of a change in Jersey law, we now need your consent to how we contact you. All Church Members are requested to fill out St. Ouen’s Parish Church with St. George Privacy Consent Notice.

This website works in compliance to this Church Consent Notice. The Consent Notice enables us to know how and what you wish us to communicate to you. It also gives us permission to have your photograph made public on this website or any other church publicity material. Please download, complete and sign this Privacy Consent Notice and give it to the Church Office if you haven’t done so already.

Notification of Changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this website.

 

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