Privacy Policy

At The Foundry Church, we’re committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. 

This Policy explains how we collect and use personal information about people who visit our website and the conditions under which it may be disclose and how we keep it secure. 

From time to time we will update this Policy so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy. 

This Policy was last updated May 2018

If you have any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices you can contact us via email at or by writing to us at The Foundry Church, 65 Lugsdale Road, Widnes, WA8 6DA. Alternatively, you can telephone 0151 420 8837.

Who are we?

The Foundry Church is a Church based in Widnes, Cheshire and our vision is to follow Jesus and love broken people back to life. The Foundry Church is a registered charity (no. 1174210) and company (no. 10866897). The registered address is The Foundry Church, 65 Lugsdale Road, Widnes, WA8 6DA.

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website in the following ways:

Website Forms

All data submitted via our contact form (http://thefoundry.org.uk/im-new/contact-us) is sent via email to which is only accessible by authorised staff members. We may then use this information to response to you or carry out a requested action on your behalf.

Cookies

Cookies are text files stored on your computer, and are accessible by the websites which create them.

Our website may from time to time use cookies for to understand user behaviour, to administer the site, to tailor the information presented to a user based on their preferences, and to improve user experience.

Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, however you may delete, or disable cookies but please note that you may not be able to take full advantage of our website if you disable cookies.

Google Analytics

Our website uses Google Analytics which is an analytics service provided by Google. Google Analytics creates cookies containing information about your use of our website (including your IP address). This information is stored by Google and allows us to see how visitors are interacting with our website and helps us to make improvements to it. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google Further information about Google’s privacy policy may be obtained from http://www.google.com/privacy.html.

What type of information is collected from you?

The personal information we collect might include the following: 

  • Your name
  • Address
  • Email address
  • Phone numbers
  • IP address including information regarding what pages are accessed and when.
  • Photographs or videos of Church services or other church-related activities.

How is your information used?

The information we collect helps us to understand your needs and provide you with a better service. In particular we use information for the following reasons: 

  • To maintain internal record keeping.
  • To improve our services.
  • To send promotional emails about new services and events or other information about us which we think you may find helpful.
  • To customise our website according to your interests.
  • To create visual content for use during our Church services or other church-related activities or for use on social media.

 We may also use information for other purposes, which we would describe to you at the point when we collect the information. 

We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations. We will hold your personal information on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity, or as long as is set out in any relevant agreement you hold with us.

Who has access to your information?

Your information is only accessed by authorised members of our staff. 

We will never sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

How can you access and update your information?

You have the right to request details about any personal information that we stored about yourself and how it is used.

The accuracy of the information we store about you is important to us as it enable us to provide you with the best service we can. You have the right to ask us to change information we hold about you that you believe is inaccurate or out of date.

To request a copy of your personal information or request a change to the personal information we store about you, please contact us via email at or by writing to us at The Foundry Church, 65 Lugsdale Road, Widnes, WA8 6DA. Alternatively, you can telephone 0151 420 8837.

We will provide and update your personal information free of charge and within 30 days, this can be extended up to 2 months in more complex cases, however in such cases you will be notified of the extended response period. 

As a security measure, you may be asked to verify that you are the person who you are requesting personal information about, or that you have their permission to do so in cases where you are responsible for someone else.

How long do we keep your information?

We comply with our legal obligations for the retention and deletion of personal information. We shall not keep personal information for longer than is necessary by law for the purpose for which it was originally collected.

Your ‘Right to be Forgotten’

You have the right to request that we erase all personal information we store about you unless we are required by law to keep it. To request erasure of your personal information please contact us via email at or by writing to us at The Foundry Church, 65 Lugsdale Road, Widnes, WA8 6DA. Alternatively, you can telephone 0151 420 8837. This request will be actioned within 30 days. 

Security

We take the security and protection of any personal information that you entrust to us very seriously.

 We have security precautions in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information. When you provide us with personal information, we take steps to ensure that it’s treated securely and is used as explained to you at the point of collection.

Any information that we share with a third party at your request is transmitted normally over the Internet which can never be guaranteed to be 100% secure. While we strive to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us, and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your information, we make our best effort to ensure its security on our systems. Where we have given (or where you have chosen) a password which enables you to access certain parts of our websites, you are responsible for keeping this password confidential. We ask you not to share your password with anyone.

Website Links

Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This privacy policy only applies to our website. Please note we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites.

In addition, if you visited our website via a link from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of that third party site. We encourage you check the privacy policy of that third party site.

18 or Under

If you are aged 18 or under‚ please get permission from a parent or guardian beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.

Consent from a parent or guardian will be requested before any photographs or videos are taken of anyone 18 or under.

Consent

By giving us any personal information you are agreeing to our use of that information as outlined in this Privacy Policy.