How we use Cookies

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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. 

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.

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using this website:

First party cookies

These are our own cookies, controlled by us and used to provide information about usage of our site.

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Third party cookies

These are cookies found in other companies' internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them.

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Links to other websites

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Privacy Policy for Church Members

We’ve updated our privacy policy to try and bring us in line with the new GDPR requirements (hooray!)

How Worthing Tabernacle Church (“we”) use your information:
Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information. 


Why are we collecting your data?
We collect personal data to provide appropriate pastoral care, to monitor and assess the quality of our services, to fulfil our purposes as a church and to comply with the law regarding data sharing. In legal terms this is called ‘legitimate interests’. When it is required, we may also ask you for your consent to process your data. We do not share your information with others except as described in this notice.

The categories of information that we may collect, hold and share include:
 Personal information (such as name, telephone number, address and email address)
 Characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth)

Storing your data
We hold your data for varying lengths of time depending on the type of information in question but in doing so we always comply with Data Protection legislation. We will contact you annually to check that the information we are holding is accurate and that you agree to us holding it.


Who do we share your information with?
We will not share your information with third parties without your consent unless the law requires us to do so.

Requesting access to your personal data
Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. To make a request for your personal information contact the Data Protection Lead. (Peter Surtees)
You also have the right to:
 object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
 prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
 object to decisions being taken by automated means
 in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
 claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.

For further information on how your data is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you please contact Peter Surtees (Data Protection Lead). If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/

If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: Peter Surtees, DPL, Worthing Tabernacle, and Chapel Road, Worthing, BN11 1BN