Privacy and Cookie Policy

Privacy Policy
This privacy policy sets out how St Andrew’s Catholic Church uses and protects any information that you give the Parish when you use this website. We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected following the requirements of the General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR). 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.

St Andrew’s Catholic Church takes your privacy seriously and will only use your personal information for undertaking the pastoral work of the parish. This may include contacting you about matters and events related to the Parish and also for the production of certificates and other documentation. No personal details leave the Parish, other than for the purposes as detailed above, and access to the database is restricted to key individuals within the parish, including the Parish Priest, Parish Deacon and an office assistant. From time to time, we would like to contact you about matters and events related to St Andrew’s Catholic Church.

St Andrew’s Catholic Church may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25th May 2018.

We are committed to ensuring that your information is securely recorded. 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 hold online.

How we use cookies
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. The web application can then tailor its operations to meet your needs. We might use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. Although we do not actively employ cookies in managing the website at the moment, in the future we may do so to help us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website to suit the parish’s needs. We would only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

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.

Links to other websites
Our website may contain 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.

Controlling your personal information
You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the GDPR.

If you would like a copy of the information held on you please email or write to The Presbytery, St Andrew’s Catholic Church, 47 Ashford Road, Tenterden, Kent TN30 6LL.

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please get in touch with us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.