Privacy Policy

The St Martins Guild of Church Bell Ringers respects your privacy and is committed to protecting it. The Guild provides this Privacy Policy to inform you of our policy and practices and of the choices you can make about the way your information is collected and used.
This Privacy Policy applies to the Site accessible from http://www.stmartinsguild.org (the “Site”) and data we receive from you via the Site. The Guild ensures that any data received will be processed in accordance with the principles of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the policy set out below. Other sites accessible by links provided within this Site to external organisations are not covered by this Privacy Policy.

Who we are

Our website address is: http://www.stmartinsguild.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Links to other websites

Parts of the Site contain links to third party web sites for your information. If you use these links, you will leave this Site. When you access a third party site, please understand that we do not control the content and are not responsible for the privacy practices of that site. We suggest that you carefully review the privacy policies of each site you visit. This Privacy Policy does not cover the information practices of those third party websites linked to from our Site. These other sites may send their own cookies to users, collect data, or solicit personal information.

Automatic collection of information

The Site uses one cookie, a session id, which is essential for the operation of the site. It does not collect, nor facilitate the processing of personal information. For this reason you have not been asked to accept cookies when visiting the Site

Providing visitors with anonymous access

You can browse the Site without disclosing your personal data.

Feedback, including comments and questions

We value your comments and opinions. If you have any comments or questions about the use of your information or about this online Privacy Policy, please send an email to Email the Guild Secretary.
If you email us, or give us your email address, we will keep a record of it. We will not give your email address to any unauthorised third parties.
When you email us please remember that the content of your email is insecure and could be intercepted. Accordingly, please keep the amount of confidential information to a minimum and we will do likewise when we reply.

Your rights to access personal data

For any enquiry or concern about our privacy policy, or to request access to your personal data please contact us directly:

Email: Email the Guild Secretary

We have to provide you with a readable copy of the personal data, which we keep about you, within one month of receiving your written request. Evidence or proof of your identity (for example, a passport, driver’s licence or current bills – original or photocopy) will be required.

Complaints and disputes

We are committed to working with you to obtain a fair and rapid resolution of any complaints or disputes relating to privacy matters. Please send us your questions and comments regarding our privacy practices to Email the Guild Secretary

In the unlikely event that you do not receive a response to your inquiry, or if you feel that your inquiry has not been satisfactorily addressed, please contact:
Information Commissioner’s Office
Wycliffe House
Water Lane
Wilmslow
Cheshire
SK9 5AF
Switchboard: 0303 123 1113
Fax: 01625 524 510
DX: 20819 Wilmslow
Website: ico.org.uk
Full contact details can be found on the following page: ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/

Changes to this Privacy Policy

If there are changes or additions to the terms of this Privacy Policy, we will post those changes on the Site so that you will always know what information we collect online, how we use it, and what choices you have. Please be sure to check our Privacy Policy before proceeding to use the Site. Regardless of any changes we make to our Privacy Policy, we will always use your personal data in accordance with the Privacy Policy in place at the time you provided your information, unless you give your express consent for us to do otherwise.