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Westminster Roman Catholic Diocese Trustee is committed to protecting your privacy.  The information collected via our online portal is necessary for us to serve you and helps us to better understand our users’ needs.

About us and this Privacy Policy

[Churchmarketplace.org.uk] (the “Portal”) is controlled and operated by Westminster Roman Catholic Trust, a registered charity registered charity number 233699, whose registered office is 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN (the “Archdiocese”, “We”, “Us”, “Our”).
For the purpose of the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended from time to time), the data controller in respect of personally identifiable information that we collect via the Portal is the Archdiocese. The control and ownership of the Portal is expected to be transferred to a corporate vehicle or other entity, of which the members (or equivalent) are expected to be all the Dioceses of England and Wales and the Bishops’ Conference.
This Privacy Policy explains what personally identifiable information is collected and recorded about you during your visit to the Portal and what we do with that information.  Please read this Privacy Policy carefully because by using the Portal you are deemed to have consented to this Privacy Policy.
Please also see our Portal Terms of Use which govern your access to and use of the Portal (the “Terms”).

The information we collect

The type of information that We collect via the Portal may include: your first name and family name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, whether you are male or female and details about how you access and use the Portal. 

We may also record additional information that you provide to us as a result of your use of the Portal.  This includes, for example, information provided in the context of registration and email enquiries.

You may be given the opportunity to submit information about other people (such as their email address) via the Portal.  You must obtain permission from such other people before you submit their information to Us.  

Why we collect and process your information

We collect and process information so We are able to:

  • recognise you as someone who has registered on the Portal and to provide you with the services or products you request;
  • inform you about, and allow you to participate in, activities on the Portal;
  • manage Our relationship with you and to inform you of changes made to the Portal;
  • respond to any comments or questions you may have (including keeping a copy of email correspondence; and
  • collect, store or accumulate certain non-personally identifiable information concerning use of the Portal, such as information regarding: which of Our pages are most popular; the traffic between the Portal and suppliers’ websites; and general Portal administration.

Marketing

In certain circumstances, We also may use your information for the purposes of:

  • informing you about special offers we have negotiated with our suppliers;
  • communicating information to you about products and services on behalf of our suppliers

You may request that Churchmarketplace stop communicating information to you by contacting us at enquiries@churchmarketplace.org.uk. If at any point you have requested to receive communication directly from any of our suppliers, you will need to opt out with them directly should you wish to do so.

Cookies and web beacons

A “cookie” is a small data file that is transferred by a website to the cookie file on your computer's hard disk so that the website or portal can remember who you are.

Two types of cookies are used on the Portal and associated websites: (a) “session” cookies – these are temporary cookies that remain in the cookie file of your browser until you leave the Portal and/or associated websites; and (b) “persistent” cookies – these remain in the cookie file of your browser for much longer (though how long will depend on the lifetime of the specific cookie).

We may use persistent or session cookies on the Portal for the following purposes:

  • to allow you to carry information across pages of our Portal and avoid having to re-enter information;
  • to allow you to easily change or update your personal details;
  • to help Us recognise you when you return to Our Portal and to allow Us to personalise your visit to Our Portal;
  • to analyse Portal traffic and your navigational patterns through the Portal to compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how people use Our Portal (this helps us improve the design and content of Our Portal for visitors, assists Us in Our marketing initiatives and helps Us identify what areas of the Portal are of particular interest to users.

Third parties (such as advertisers or sponsors) may also use cookies via the Portal for the purposes of serving and tracking advertisements, controlling how often you are shown a particular advertisement and/or to tailor content (including Memes, which are images, jokes, stories etc designed to be repeated to other internet users) to your preference. 

Please note that if your browser is configured to reject all cookies, or if you block or refuse to accept cookies, or delete cookies between visits to the Portal, you may be unable to access and/or use certain features and/or functions of Our Portal.  To find out more about cookies visit: www.allaboutcookies.org.

Some of the pages on Our Portal may contain electronic images known as “web beacons” that allow Us to count users who have visited those pages.  Web beacons collect only limited information including, for example, the time and date of a page view, and a description of the page on which the web beacon resides.  We may also carry web beacons placed by third party advertisers.  These beacons do not carry any personally identifiable information and are only used to track the effectiveness of a particular campaign.  To find out more about web beacons visit: www.allaboutcookies.org/web-beacons/.

Whom We disclose your information to

We may use third parties to perform functions such as Portal hosting or payment processing on Our behalf.  Such third parties may be provided with access to your information if needed to perform their specific functions, but may not use such information for any other purpose.  
We may also disclose your information to third parties where necessary to comply with applicable laws and regulations, where there is a complaint relating your use of the Portal and/or for the purposes of obtaining professional advice (for example, legal advice).
We may sell, share or otherwise transfer information about visitors to this Portal in an anonymous or aggregate form with third parties including advertisers, business partners and sponsors, for the purposes of, without limitation, understanding customer trends and patterns and managing and improving our business relationships.
It is possible that the operation of the Portal will be transferred or sub-contracted to another legal entity.  To the extent legally permissible, We may share with, or otherwise transfer your information to, the resulting legal entity.

Publicly available information

If at any time Our Portal offers any chat rooms, message boards, Memes, video conferences, newsgroups, etc., We may collect the information that you provide via such services.  Such information will be used in accordance with this Privacy Policy.  Please note, however, that such services may be accessible by third parties and We cannot be responsible for other parties' use of the information which you make available to such third parties through Our Portal.

Links, advertisers and sponsors

The Portal may contain links to or from other websites.  Please be aware that We are not responsible for, and have no control over, the privacy practices of other websites.  Please refer to their own privacy policies for more information. 
In addition, We may sometimes provide content on the Portal that is sponsored by, or co-branded with, third parties (for example, Memes or surveys).  Depending on the circumstances, your participation in any such sponsored and/or co-branded activities may involve you volunteering your personal information to the relevant third party.  We are not responsible for the collection and/or use of your personal information by any such third parties.  

Security

We have taken appropriate technical and organisational measures to protect the personal information that We collect via the Portal against unauthorised or unlawful processing as well as against accidental loss, destruction or damage. 
We will continue to maintain and improve these measures over time in line with legal and technological developments.  Please note, however, that no data transmission over the internet can be guaranteed as totally secure. 

Storage

The personally identifiable information that We collect from you may be transferred to and stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”).  By submitting your information, you agree to this transfer and storage.  We will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that your information is treated securely and in accordance with this Privacy Policy.
Your information will not be stored for longer than is necessary for the purposes set out in this Privacy Policy.

Your rights

If you would like to access the personally identifiable information We have collected about you via the Portal, or if you would like to cancel, correct or update your information, you may email Us at enquiries@churchmarketplace.org.uk.   To protect your privacy and security We will take reasonable steps to verify your identity before granting access or making any such cancellations, corrections or updates.
Further details about your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 (as amended from time to time) can be accessed on the Information Commissioner’s website at www.informationcommissioner.gov.uk/.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If We decide to change this Privacy Policy, We will post the revised policy here.  Where the changes are significant, We may also choose to email all our registered users with the new details.

How to contact us

If you have any questions or comments about this Privacy Policy please feel free to contact Us by email at enquiries@churchmarketplace.org.uk or by post to 46 Francis Street, London, SW1P 1QN.