Under Data Protection legislation the church Charity Trustees of Bridge Community Church (formally West Road Church & Westley Community Church) are the Data Controller and our Church administrator acts as our Data Protection Officer.

We only use personal information for the purpose(s) for which it was collected or as otherwise required by law. Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest.

This may include:

  • Registering for an event
  • Maintain contact with you about events within the church
  • Church Administration including rotas you may serve in or gift aid purposes
  • To provide pastoral support

Your name and contact details will be entered into our church database which is held on the church office computer which is password protected and accessed only by the Pastor, Church Administrator, Staff members, Elders, Trustees and volunteers authorised by those persons.  Your contact details will be removed from the database once you are no longer attending our church regularly – unless you ask to remain as one of our “church friends”.  You will have the opportunity to share your name and contact details with the wider church, via My Church Suite app.  You will be able to manage your details and privacy setting within this.  You can ask for your details to be removed at any time.

To enable us to provide adequate pastoral support to you and your family, one of the Staff Team or the Pastoral Coordinator/Elder may record information, which may be regarded as sensitive. This information will be stored (in password-protected documents) on a church computer but the password will only be known by the appropriate Staff or Leadership Member. This information will NOT be disclosed to anyone else without your consent.

You have the right to ask to see any information we hold about you (including the pastoral support information) by submitting a ‘Subject Access Request’ to the Trustees. You also have the right to ask for information, which you believe to be incorrect to be rectified.

If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please speak to our Trustee responsible for Data Protection. If you are still unhappy, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

Cookies

We use cookies on our website. By using our website you agree to this Policy and you consent to our use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this Policy.

A cookie is a small file that 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.

There are two main kinds of cookies: “session” cookies and “persistent” cookies. Session cookies only last for the duration of users using the website and are deleted from your computer when you close your browser, whereas persistent cookies outlast user sessions and remain stored on your computer until deleted, or until they reach their expiry date.

Cookies on this website

We use both Session Cookie and Persistent Cookies on this website.

Generally, we use cookies to help us administer this website, to improve the website’s usability and for marketing purposes. We may also use cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to user 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.

Cookies do not contain any information that personally identifies you, a cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you.

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.

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Third-party cookies

We also use third-party cookies to analyse the use of this website and improve its performance.

For this purpose, we use Google Analytics. Google Analytics generates statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users’ computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store and use this information. Read Google’s privacy policy. Find out more about Google Analytics opt-out.

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