The Church of England 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 Church of England 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 aware of the most recent version which will apply each time you access the website
What we collect
We may collect the following information, although neither is mandatory to post on the site:
- email address
What we do with the information we gather
Any information we do collect will be used to respond to your prayer requests. We may also use your information for system administration, monitoring traffic and for producing usage statistics. Such information may be kept but reviewed periodically.
Data may on occasion be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. Otherwise the information is not passed to any third party unless required by law. Summary statistics may be extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.
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.
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.
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 customer 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.
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
You have the right to request a copy of any personal data that we do hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal data, please contact us, (details below). We may make a small charge for this service.
If you feel that we hold inaccurate or out of date personal data about you, you may contact us to remove/amend personal data you think is inaccurate, (details below).
For the purposes of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the ‘Data Controller’ for the processing of any data collected by this site is the National Institutions of the Church of England (hereinafter referred to as the NCIs – which are: The Archbishops’ Council, The Archbishop of Canterbury (in his corporate capacity), The Archbishop of York (in his corporate capacity), The Church Commissioners for England, The Church of England Pensions Board, Lambeth Palace Library and The National Society (Church of England) for Promoting Religious Education) . The NCIs are also Data Controller in respect of any personal data served as content by this site.
If you wish to contact us please send an email to email@example.com or you can write to us at Archbishops’ Council, 27 Great Smith Street, London SW1P 3AZ.
Data protection notice
We will use the information you provide on this form in order to respond to your prayer requests. We may also use your information for system administration, monitoring traffic and for producing usage statistics. Such information may be kept but reviewed periodically.We may also on occasion pass your information to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. By clicking the submit key you consent to us processing your information for the reasons described above.