We are pleased to provide this introduction to our Privacy and Cookies Policy. The very act of visiting any website will always leave a trail of information, what might be called a ‘digital footprint’. However, if all you do is click on page links to read the information that those pages contain, then the detail of your visit to that website is generally vague and will preserve your anonymity.
Most websites, probably all in fact, will want to make your visit to such sites easy, useful and reliable. At Crich Baptist Church we too try to make your visit to our site a pleasant experience, in the hope that you will want to visit our site again. Inevitably therefore our website uses what are called ‘cookies’. These are small text files that are automatically placed on your own computer when you browse our site. We are not alone in this, almost all websites will do the same. The only difference is that on the Crich Baptist Church website our own direct use of ‘cookies’ is very small.
- Collect any information that will personally identify you
- Collect any sensitive information
- Pass anything about you to any advertising agency, or business
- Pass personally identifiable information to third parties
Anonymous Website Visitor Statistics:
Along with thousands of other websites we use ‘Google Analytics’ to collect information about how visitors use our website. This involves the use of ‘cookies’ to:
- Compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited the site
- What type of technology they are using (e.g. Apple Mac or Windows – which helps us to identify when our site isn’t working as it should for particular technologies)
- How long they spend on the site
- Which pages they visit
- Which Internet Browsers are being used to reach our site
- Whether they have reached our site from a search engine
- Whether their visit is their first to our website, or whether they are a returning visitor
- Which country they are in (no information is obtained that would identify the visitor)
This site contains links to much good material on other church and Christian organisation websites. We have no control over the privacy/cookie policies on these websites.
YouTube & Vimeo:
If you use any of the so-called Social Networks such as Facebook or Twitter, these third party websites may set a cookie when you log on to their service. We do not control these cookies and if you wish, you could check the Facebook or Twitter privacy policies for more information.
Printing Pages or Articles:
Useful information on how to control cookies, including how to delete them in your browser settings, can be read on the website at http://www.aboutcookies.org/ . It may be worth pointing out that deleting some cookies could mean that some sites may not work correctly, or be able to provide the information you are seeking.
Acceptance of Cookies:
On some of the pages of this site we have enabled the use of forms which allow you to leave a comment. All comments are moderated, and if your comment is approved it could be seen by others who read that article. Although your name will be shown along with your actual comment, we will not reveal your e-mail address. That will remain private, but would enable us to contact you directly should a reply be necessary.
Any comments, questions or requests submitted via our Contact Us form will not be visible to anyone else, and will be totally private between the sender, and ourselves at Crich Baptist Church unless the sender wishes it otherwise. We use a ‘secure’ form in order to fight spam, and to give those who correspond with us confidence in the way we appreciate and treat their submission
Usage of Information:
Apart from anything said earlier we would wish to emphasise that we at Crich Baptist Church will not divulge any personal information that is obtained by the use of this site unless we have your permission, or are by law required to do so.
Amendments to This Privacy and Cookies Policy:
Any changes to this policy will be posted on our website – www.crichbaptist.org .
Dated: 5th January 2013