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Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit our website, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to or by writing to The Data Controller, c/o Carey Baptist Church, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1LD. 

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website or interact with us on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter.

What type of information is collected from you?

This might include your name, address, email address, IP address and information regarding what pages are accessed and when. If you make a donation online your card information is not held by us but is collected by our third party payment processors who specialise in the secure online capture and processing of credit/debit card transactions. Additional information will include whether you are a UK taxpayer so we can claim gift aid.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • process a donation that you have made

  • process an inquiry that you have made

  • analyse to better understand how we can improve our services

  • notify you of changes to our services

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. 

Who has access to your information?

We will not sell, share or rent your information to any third party.

Your Rights

Under UK data protection law you have certain rights over personal information we hold about you. Here is a summary of the rights that we think apply:

  • to request access to the personal data that we hold about you

  • to have inaccurate or incomplete information we hold about you corrected 

  • to restrict the processing of your information if there is a disagreement about its accuracy

  • to request deletion of personal information and in certain cases

  • to object to processing where we using your personal information (1) based on legitimate interests, (2) for direct marketing or (3) for statistical/research purposes

If you want to exercise any of the above rights please email us at or write to The Data Controller, c/o Carey Baptist Church, Marlowes, Hemel Hempstead HP1 1LD

Keeping your information safe

Any sensitive information (such as credit or debit card details) is encrypted and protected with the following software: 128 Bit encryption on SSL

Non-sensitive details (your email address etc.) are transmitted normally over the internet, and this can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems.

Review of this Policy

We endeavour to ensure this policy is as accurate and keep this Policy under regular review. This Policy was last updated on 18th August 2020.

The Heather Club Cookies Policy

What are Cookies

Cookies are small text files that allow websites to save some information about site users for when they access the site again in the future.

By using and browsing our website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.

Types of Cookies

There are persistent and session cookies. The former remain on your computer and expire at a date in the future unless they are updated or deleted from your system. They are used to retain information about preferences. The latter is a session cookie which remains on the computer system until the browser is closed.

Removing Cookies

Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the 'help' menu on your browser. Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website and/or delay or affect the way in which it operates.

Consent to Cookies 

By using our website, our social media pages and/or making a donation to us, you agree that, unless you disabled them within your internet browser, we can place the types of cookies set out below on your device and use that data in accordance with this Policy.

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