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This privacy policy sets out how the Benefice of Rhosllanerchrugog and Penycae uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

The Benefice is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

The Benefice may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 1 April 2012.

What we collect

We may occasionally collect the following information in connection with church activities, events or promotions:

  • your name
  • contact information including email address
  • demographic information such as address and postcode
  • other information relevant to our activities, raffles and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.
  • We may periodically send emails about new events, special occasions or other information which we think you may find interesting using an email address which you have provided.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Visitors to our websites

When someone visits our website we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site. We collect this information in a way which does not identify anyone. We do not make any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting any of our websites. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source. Where we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will make it clear where we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences. In particular this applies for registered users of the website to provide easy return log in facilities.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to users needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit http://www.aboutcookies.org for detailed guidance.

On your first visit to this website we provide a notice about our use of cookies with an acceptance mechanism whereby you can signify your agreement, which means that by visiting this site and navigating beyond the opening page, we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use this site in future, delete any cookies having visited the site, or you could browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, "Private Browsing" in Firefox and Safari etc.)

The table below explains the cookies we use and why.

Cookie

Name

Purpose

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Parish of Penycae site cookie acceptance

cookieAcceptanceCookie

This cookie is used to record if a user has accepted the use of cookies on the parish website. Persistent Cookie expiring 2039.
Content Management System (CMS) session cookies

Randomly Generated Strings

These cookies are set by our content management system upon arrival at the website and are essential for its correct operation. The purpose is to store session variables such as login state, current location in site, etc.

These cookies have no other uses and are deleted when a user closes their browser.

jpanesliders A variety of cookies are set by our content management system for various functions involved in the control of the picture panel slider positions, click-ons, etc. These have no other use and are deleted when a user closes their browser.
CMS Cookie - Login 'Remember Me'

Encoded String

For registered users only: If you select the 'Remember Me' box in the Log-in form a cookie will be stored on your computer so that our site will recognise you when you next visit. This cookie contains an encoded string with your log-in details and is  persistent, expiring one year after your last log-in on the site.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. We may use your personal information to send you information about church activities and events.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please contact one of the churchwardens, or the vicar.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please contact one of the churchwardens, or the vicar. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.