Privacy Policy

Smethwick Baptist Church  operates smethwickbaptistchurch.org and may operate other websites. It is Smethwick Baptist’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website visitors

Like most website operators, Smethwick Baptist Church collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Smethwick Baptist’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Smethwick Baptist’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Smethwick Baptist Church may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Smethwick Baptist Church also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on smethwickbaptistchurch.org. Smethwick Baptist Church only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog/site where the comment was left.

Gathering of personally-identifying information

Certain visitors to Smethwick Baptist’s websites choose to interact with Smethwick Baptist Church in ways that require Smethwick Baptist Church to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Smethwick Baptist Church gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In all cases, Smethwick Baptist Church collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfil the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Smethwick Baptist Church. We will not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated statistics

Smethwick Baptist Church may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. Smethwick Baptist Church may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, we do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of certain personally-identifying information

Smethwick Baptist Church discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organisations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Smethwick Baptist’s behalf or to provide services available at Smethwick Baptist’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Smethwick Baptist Church’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Smethwick Baptist Church will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Smethwick Baptist Church discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Smethwick Baptist Church believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Smethwick Baptist Church, third parties or the public at large. Smethwick Baptist Church takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Privacy policy changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Smethwick Baptist Church may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Smethwick Baptist’s sole discretion. Smethwick Baptist Church encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

 

Cookie Policy

What are cookies?

As is common practice with almost all professional websites, this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored, however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How we use cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling cookies

You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The cookies we set

When you submit data through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence. In order to provide you with a better experience on this site we provide the functionality to set your preferences for how this site runs when you use it. In order to remember your preferences we need to set cookies so that this information can be called whenever you interact with a page that is affected by your preferences.

Third party cookies

Third party cookies are set by an organisation that does not own the site that the user is visiting. These are normally cookies set by specialist marketing or analytics organisations.

Which third party cookies do we use?

We may use the following third party cookies:

Google

We may use various products and features provided by Google Inc. (1600 Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View, CA 94043, USA; “Google”).

Google Analytics

This website uses the analytics service Google Analytics. Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, 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.

On behalf of the website provider Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and internet usage to the website provider. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. However, please note that if you do this, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at http://www.google.com/analytics/terms/gb.html.

Other social media

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest, LinkedIn and Reddit will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or to contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.