Website Privacy Policy

The Policy

At DCC, we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit us, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure.

Who We Are

We are Dukinfield Congregational Church, two sites, one church, which is a member of the Evangelical Fellowship of Congregational Churches. Any questions about our church can be directed to our church general email:

How Do We Collect Information From You?

When you join an activity which requires us to record contact information – you will be the ones telling us. We will only accept personal data about you from someone else in exceptional circumstances. Example: You might be urgently admitted to hospital and we would accept details about your condition and ward from somebody else. When you visit the website, your IP address is automatically captured by the software that tells us how many people have visited our site. However, we never do anything with IP address data. When you email us, we collect information that you care to share and would only add to our database after receiving your consent to do so.

What Type of Information Is Collected From You?

What we have already indicated – personal information which might include your name, address, email address, birth date, IP address and information regarding what pages are accessed and when.

If you attend a children’s activity, you will allow us to have details of the child in your care. Once a child reaches the age of 13, we will readily accept personal details from them.

How Is Your Information Used?

Primarily to contact you and keep in touch.

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid). We will only hold your personal information for as long as necessary for the relevant activity or as long as legally required.

Security precautions are in place to protect the loss, misuse or alteration of your information.

Who Has Access To Your Information?

Only those members of the church with whom you have contact.

Example: The leaders at Parent and Toddler have access to attendee information in case we need it in an emergency.

Members and regular worshippers share their contact details but we will always ask if you wish to be included in that process. We will not sell or rent your information to third parties. We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. If there is ever a need to pass on information to a third party, we will always ask your permission.

Example: We may know someone who might be able to advise/ help with a personal problem but we will ask you first if you want us to talk to them on your behalf.

How You Can Access and Update Your Information

The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change any contact details, please tell us. You have the right to ask for a copy of the information DCC holds on you. You have the right to have any inaccuracies rectified and can request for any or all data to be removed at any point.

Just ask and we will arrange things for you.