Privacy and cookie policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Connexional Team of the Methodist Church uses and protects any information that you give the Connexional Team when you use this website.

The Methodist Church is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Tthe Methodist Church may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. 

What we collect

We may collect the following information:

  • name and job title

  • contact information including email address

  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests

  • other information relevant to assisting the Connexional Team in resourcing the Methodist Church

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping.

  • We may use the information to improve the resources that we offer to the wider connexion.

  • We will only send you emails that you opt-in to receive using the email address which you have provided. You can opt out from receiving these emails at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each email.   You can also unsubscribe to receiving such communications at any time by contacting dataprotection@methodistchurch.org.uk or by writing to:  Data Protection, Methodist Church House, 25 Marylebone Road, London, NW1 5JR.

  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you for market research purposes. We may contact you by email, phone or post. We may use the information to customize the website according to your interests. We will hold any research data securely and only use it for research purposes.

  • We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. 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.

Third Parties

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.

How we use cookies

What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small file that we send to your computer or other device that is accessing the Methodist Church website and that we can then access when you visit the Methodist Church website again in the future. By sending cookies like this we are able to offer you an improved user experience when using the Methodist Church website.

Does the Methodist Church website set cookies?

Yes, we currently use cookies on this website to count the numbers of visitors and understand how to serve our visitors and members better. When you use the Methodist Church website, a small number of cookies are set.

What cookies are set?

The Methodist Church website current sets the following cookies:

__atuvc: A cookie issued by the "AddThis" service which we use throughout the Methodist Church website to allow content to be shared between different services. This cookie expires after two years and is set in line with the AddThis Privacy Policy: http://www.addthis.com/privacy/privacy-policy

Google Analytics (__utma, __utmb, __utmc, __utmv, __utmz): We use Google Analytics to monitor and analyse how our site is working, which areas are most popular and a number of quality indicators. Google Analytics generates anonymous statistical and other information about website use by means of cookies, which are stored on users' computers. The information generated relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of the website. Google will store this information. Google's privacy policy is available at: http://www.google.com/privacypolicy.html

Additional cookies may sometimes be set by third-party services used through the Methodist Church website. These include but are not necessarily limited to Google, Twitter, YouTube and Facebook.

None of the cookies above contain any personal data or information that could be used to identify you personally. Their purpose is solely to improve the functionality and quality of service of the Methodist Church website.

Can I disable the cookies?

Yes. Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies. This choice will, however, have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites, including this one.

Most browser companies provide instructions on disabling cookies on their websites. You can learn more about cookies and how to disable them at AboutCookies.org

The information above is believed to be true at the time of writing this Policy and Notice and is provided in good faith.

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