Charity: Thirsk and Northallerton Methodist Circuit – Registered Charity No. 1133873

Policy effective from: 1st May 2013

Terminology Used

This is a privacy policy for the website listed above which from this point on will be referred to as ‘the website/we‘. belongs to /is licensed to the above listed company which from this point will be referred to as “the charity”. We may refer to you as ‘you/visitors/customers/users/guests‘.

Purpose of the Policy

This policy explains what happens to any personal data that you provide us & data obtained by automatic processes running on this website. By using the website you accept the practices described in this document & you may also request for any such data to be disclosed to you or to be removed & request how to go about it.

Data Privacy Disclaimer

The charity does not store or collect any sensitive personal information that can lead to any financial loss or identity theft such as addresses, personal information, card details or account logins.

Data Privacy & The Law

Your Data Privacy is protected under International Privacy Laws such as: UK Data Protection Act 1998, Privacy & Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 & the 1981 OECD Guidelines – you are entitled to ask for your data to be removed at no charge or for a report that details the data that we store about you for nominal admin fee.

Personal Information We Collect

We are committed to safeguarding and preserving the privacy of all our visitors. In the running of this website we may collect the following data about you:

  1. Your Name & email address.
  2. Usage Info such as: pages viewed, geographic information and the resources that you access.
  3. Additional Information you provide when you communicate with us such as you IP Addresses, software you use.

Information We Track

We may if appropriate use cookies to gain information about the way you use this website by means of tracking cookies.

The ‘cookies’ are downloaded to your computer and stored on your hard drive – these only store information about your website usage & no personal data is stored there. This is normal practice & it only serves to help improve your visitor experience & for display of advertising that is relative to the content you have previously viewed.

You can at any time erase/decline these cookies by erasing the data from your hard drive or changing your browser settings. This is usually done by deleting your browsing history or adjusting the settings to block cookies. The procedure for this is different for each browser so you must follow the instructions on how to do this from your preferred browsers website – simply search for ‘remove browsing history in “your browser name” for more information.

How We Use Your Information

We use the information that we collect from you to provide our services to you. In addition to this we may use the information for one or more of the following purposes:

  1. To inform you of any changes to our website, services or products.

Disclosing of Your Information to Others

We won’t disclose your personal information to any other party other than in exceptional circumstances detailed below:

  1. Where we are legally required by law.
  2. Where we use a third party to help protect your data

Adverts & Outbound Links

The website may on occasion host links to other websites – the charity is not responsible for the privacy practices of any such sites or in any way endorses their conduct. It’s the responsibility of the user to examine the practices & policies of any third party sites.

Contacting Us

Please don’t hesitate to contact us regarding any matter relating to this Privacy Policy.