Harwell and Chilton Churches collect different types of information about our users for the following main reasons:
To administer church life, including pastoral care and the membership of groups
To fulfil legal requirements, such as those relating to safeguarding
To provide an interactive web site where email is used to communicate with the users
To provide a security mechanism whereby we can restrict content to certain groups of users, e.g. committee members
To help us to improve the services and ministries we offer
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 two principles:
We will respect your email privacy. You will only receive email from Harwell and Chilton Churches to update you on events and activities in church life, but you can at any time opt out of this, and opt in again later if you so choose.
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 users through registration.
The minimum information we need to register a user on the website is their first and last name and a password. We also ask for some further, voluntary information so we can more effectively meet your needs and communicate more effectively.
Who will have access to your information?
Only clergy, staff members, and other key leaders have access to personal or contact information on a 'need to know' basis.
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.
Contact us via email at office.HCChurches@gmail.com