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Privacy Policy

Church Pages is an initiative from the owners of iPages that seeks to bless churches though website software by providing churches with contribution-based website hosting.

This privacy policy explains what to expect when Church Pages uses and protects any information that you give Church Pages when you use this website.

Church Pages is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected and respected. 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 and the law.

For the purpose of The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) 2016 the data controller is Khoo Systems Ltd of RIFT House, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4AZ.

Church Pages may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 12 April 2018.

What We Collect

We may collect the following:

a) information that you provide by filling in forms on this website. This includes the information provided when using a contact form, subscribing to a newsletter, applying for a Church Pages website, or requesting further services such as:

  • Name and job title.
  • Contact information including email address and telephone number.
  • Address and details of your church or organisation
  • Where available, your IP address
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

b) Details of visit to the website including location data, and traffic data.

What We Do With The Information We Gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

  • To be able to respond to your requests.
  • To improve our products and services.
  • To fulfil our statutory obligations.

We do not share your information with any third parties. We only keep this information for as long as the information is required in accordance with applicable laws.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access, unauthorised or unlawful processing, or disclosure, and to protect against accidental loss, destruction or damage we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

The data that we collect is stored within the European Economic Area (EEA) and kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed.

In the event of a security breach that results in an intrusion of our system that materially affects you, or those receiving emails from your site, then we will notify you as soon as possible and let you know what action we took in response to the breach once we have fully investigated it.

How We Use Cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We 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. To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

List and email information:

When you use Church Pages Iniative's software to email people who have opted in to receive emails we have access to the information on your list. We may receive information on how you use our email service and store it in log files associated with your account.

We use web beacons (single pixel gifs) on our emails to track behaviour such as who has opened the emails, and who clicked the links, and what was clicked on. This allows us to measure how well our email campaigns have performed and to improve the service that we provide. We also include web beacons in the emails that are sent from our software so that you can see how your email campaigned performed and what actions your opted in recipients took.

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 choose to withdraw, restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • if you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for direct marketing purposes, you may change your mind at any time by writing to or contacting us.
  • choosing what type of communication you wish to opt in to.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so. 

We keep a record of when and how we got your consent along with what you were told at the time.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to RIFT House, Ashford, Kent, TN25 4AZ.

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