Privacy Policy

This page covers the various policies in place for our visitors

Website Visitors
Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Aggregated Statistics
Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
Cookies
Business Transfers
Ads

Comments and messages
Privacy Policy Changes
Safeguarding Policy for St Gregorys Church with St Peter’s and Chilton

 

Your privacy is very important to us. At St Gregory’s Church we have a few fundamental principles that we follow:
• We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it. (We can’t stand services that ask you for things like your gender or income level for no apparent reason.)
• We don’t share your personal information with anyone except to comply with the law, develop our products, or protect our rights.
• We don’t store personal information on our servers unless required for the on-going operation of our site.
St Gregory’s Web Team (“St Gregory’s Web Team”) operates several websites including https://stgregorychurchsudbury.co.uk/. It is St Gregory’s Web Team’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information we may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors
Like most website operators, St Gregory’s Web Team 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. St Gregory’s Web Team’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how St Gregory’s Web Team’s visitors use its website. From time to time, St Gregory’s Web Team may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.
St Gregory’s Web Team also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on our blogs. St Gregory’s Web Team 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 blog commenter IP addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information
Certain visitors to St Gregory’s Web Team’s websites choose to interact with St Gregory’s Web Team in ways that require St Gregory’s Web Team to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that St Gregory’s Web Team gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who comment on our site to provide a username and email address. Those who wish to receive St Gregory’s Church updates via email, we collect their emails. In each case, St Gregory’s Web Team collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with St Gregory’s Web Team. St Gregory’s Web Team does 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
St Gregory’s Web Team may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, St Gregory’s Web Team may monitor the most popular pages visited on our site or use a spam screening service to help identify spam. St Gregory’s Web Team may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, St Gregory’s Web Team does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information
St Gregory’s Web Team discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on St Gregory’s Web Team’s behalf or to provide services available at St Gregory’s Web Team’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 St Gregory’s Web Team’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. St Gregory’s Web Team 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, St Gregory’s Web Team discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when St Gregory’s Web Team believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of St Gregory’s Web Team, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of a St Gregory’s Web Team website and have supplied your email address, St Gregory’s Web Team may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with St Gregory’s Web Team and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. St Gregory’s Web Team takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

Cookies
A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. St Gregory’s Web Team uses cookies to help St Gregory’s Web Team identify and track visitors, their usage of St Gregory’s Web Team website, and their website access preferences. St Gregory’s Web Team visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using St Gregory’s Web Team’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of St Gregory’s Web Team’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

Business Transfers
If St Gregory’s Web Team, or substantially all of its assets were acquired, or in the unlikely event that St Gregory’s Web Team goes out of business or enters bankruptcy, user information would be one of the assets that is transferred or acquired by a third party. You acknowledge that such transfers may occur, and that any acquirer of St Gregory’s Web Team may continue to use your personal information as set forth in this policy.

Ads
Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by St Gregory’s Web Team and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.

Comments and messages
Comments and other content submitted to our anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives.

Privacy Policy Changes
Although most changes are likely to be minor, St Gregory’s Web Team may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in St Gregory’s Web Team’s sole discretion. St Gregory’s Web Team 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.

Safeguarding Policy for St Gregorys Church with St Peter’s and Chilton.

Every person has a value and dignity which comes directly from the creation of male and female in God’s own image and likeness. Christians see this potential as fulfilled by God’s re-creation of us in Christ. This implies a duty to value all people as bearing the image of God and therefore to protect them from harm.
• We accept and endorse the principles set out in the Church of England House of Bishop’s publication, ‘Promoting a Safer Church – safeguarding Policy statement for children, young people and adults.”
• We commit ourselves to nurture, protect and safeguard all our members, particularly children, young people and vulnerable adults.
• We recognise that safeguarding is the responsibility of the whole church community.
• We recognise that all Clergy, Readers, members of the PCC, Lay Elders and those working with children or vulnerable adults must undertake two forms of training. This will depend on their role within the church. Everyone will need to take the Coon line training. This must be taken before any other training can be accessed. This can be found on the Diocesan web site. All members of the PCC, if they have no other role within the church that might require further training e.g. Lay Elders, must take training C1 an on-line training which is going to be available in 2018. All church wardens, Lay Elders, Music Directors, Tower Captains, and those working with children and vulnerable adults must take the C2 training which is a face to face training. All Clergy, Readers and Safeguarding Officers must take C3 training which is a face to face training. When the training has been successfully completed a copy of the certificate must be given to the safeguarding officer.
• We undertake to exercise proper care in the selection, appointment, training and support of those working in both paid and voluntary positions with children or vulnerable adults, including the use of Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) disclosures and making appropriate referrals to the Disclosure and Barring Service. The minimum information and training as as follows:
a) To fill in a Confidential declaration
b) To take the CO training on the diocesan website.
Copies of these must be given to the Safeguarding Officer.

• We will respond without delay to concerns or allegations that a child or vulnerable adult may have been harmed, cooperating with the police and social care services in any investigation.
• We will challenge any abuse of power by anyone in a position of trust.
• We will seek to offer pastoral care and support to anyone who has suffered abuse, developing with them appropriate pastoral support.
• We will seek to offer pastoral care and support, including supervision and referral to the proper authorities, to any member of our church community known to have offended against a child, young person or vulnerable adult.

The PCC of this Church agreed and adopted the above Policy at its meeting on 5th December 2017
We have appointed June Freeman as our Church Safeguarding Officer (CSO).
Copies of “Promoting a Safer Church” and any parish guidelines and procedures are held

1. By the safeguarding Officer
2. In the Vestry

The PCC shall review this policy annually. The next review will take place December 2018

Signed:
Vicar/Rector/Priest in Charge

Churchwarden

Churchwarden