Privacy, Cookies & Security Policy

Introduction

This privacy policy sets out how The Churches Conservation Trust (CCT) uses and protects any information you give us when you use our website.

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy and security. Any personal information you provide via our website will be treated in accordance with this policy and reflects our duties under the UK Data Protection Act to use your personal information fairly, keep it secure, make sure it is accurate, and keep it up-to-date.

By signing up as a supporter, member or making a donation to CCT, you are agreeing to be bound by this policy.

This policy will let you know:

    What personal information is collected from you
    How we use your information
    Who has access to your information
    Security precautions
    How we use cookies
    Links to other websites
    How you can access, update or delete your information
    Contact information
    Changes to this policy

1. What personal information is collected from you

We collect personal information when you visit our site, ask about our services, make a donation, or provide information voluntarily over the phone or by mail. This information may include your name, address, contact details, date of birth, credit/debit cards, IP address, and how you interact with our website.

By providing us with your personal data, you consent to the collection and use of any information you provide in accordance with the purposes stated below and this privacy statement.

16 or under
If you are aged 16 or under, you must get your parent/guardian’s permission before providing any personal information on this website. If you do not have permission you are not allowed to give us your personal information.

2. How we use your information

The CCT would like to keep in touch to let you know about our vital work protecting historic churches.

We may use your information in the following ways:

  • Administration of memberships, donations and legacies
  • Communication about our conservation work, membership, fundraising and other activities
  • Creating a profile of your interests and preferences
  • Fulfilment of orders for goods and services
  • To improve our products and services or for marketing purposes
  • To customise the website according to your interests
  • Who has access to your information?

3. Who has access to your information?

We are committed to ensuring that your personal information is secure. Any details you give us will be held in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. We will not sell, share, or lease this information to any other third parties unless we have your explicit permission or are required by law to do so, for example by court order.

We will not sell your details to third parties for marketing purposes.

We may share your personal information with our project partners but only if you specifically ‘opt-in’ and authorise us to do so.

We may need to share your details with employees, contractors, agents and professional advisors of CCT who work on our behalf for the purposes outlined above. Written agreements exist between CCT and such parties that there must be no further disclosure of such personal data.

4. Security precautions

We use industry standard Secure Server Software (SSL) for your transactions with us. It encrypts and protects all of your personal information, including credit card number, name, and address.

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.

5. How we use cookies

Like many other websites the CCT site uses cookies to help improve our website and offer a more personalised service. Cookies are small files stored on your computer, laptop, tablet or mobile phone which allows a website to recognise you. They collect statistical information about your browsing activities but do not collect any personally identifiable information about you.

We also use traffic log cookies to identify which pages of our website are being visited. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs.

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. For more information about cookies, please see http://www.allaboutcookies.org

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 and we only use this information for statistical analysis purposes. The information does not identify you or your computer.

Our website uses the following cookies:

5.1. Strictly necessary cookies

Content Management System
These cookies are essential in order to enable you to move around the website and use its features, such as accessing secure areas of the website. Without these cookies services you have asked for, like shopping baskets or e-billing, cannot be provided.

5.2. Performance cookies

Google Analytics
A web analytics service provided by Google Inc (Google). Google Analytics uses cookies to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for CCT and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage.

Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, for instance which pages visitors go to most often, and if they get error messages from web pages. These cookies don’t collect information that identifies a visitor. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and therefore anonymous. It is only used to improve how a website works.

By using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device

5.3. Targeting cookies or advertising cookies

Share This, Flickr and Twitter feed
These cookies are used to enable sharing of this website's content via social media.

Google maps
These cookies are used to enable interactive mapping on our website.

These cookies are used to deliver adverts more relevant to you and your interests. They are also used to limit the number of times you see an advertisement as well as help measure the effectiveness of the advertising campaign. They are usually placed by advertising networks with the website operator’s permission. They remember that you have visited a website and this information is shared with other organisations such as advertisers. Quite often targeting or advertising cookies will be linked to site functionality provided by the other organisation.

CCT may also use cookies in its email communications to personalise the email and track whether the mail has been opened or read and whether the recipient has used any website links contained in the email communication. This allows us to monitor and improve our email communications and website.

6. Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest. This policy only applies to our site. We cannot be responsible for the privacy practices of other web sites and recommend that you check and read the privacy policy of any third party websites.

7. How you can access, update or delete your information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information. Whenever you are asked to fill in a form on the website, look for the box that you can click to indicate how you would like us to contact you.

If you change address or believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email us as soon as possible, at the address below. Incorrect information will be deleted or amended promptly

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information CCT hold about you and to have any inaccuracies corrected (for which you may be charged a fee). We can only accept these requests if sent by email or letter, after which we will take steps to confirm identity before releasing data. We will respond to information requests within 20 working days unless there are exceptional circumstances.

8. Contact information

Contact us by phone on 0845 303 2760, or email at central@thecct.org.uk or by writing to:

The Data Controller
The Churches Conservation Trust
Society Building
8 All Saints Street
London, N1 9RL

9. Changes to this policy

We may change this policy from time to time, so please check this page periodically.