Our privacy policy

We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people who visit us, our website, or connect with us on social media, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and how we keep it secure. By using our website, or connecting with us via any other media, you’re agreeing to be bound by this statement and our data protection policy.

Any questions regarding this policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to info@stpetersbethnalgreen.org or by writing to The Vicarage, St Peter’s Square, London, E2 7AE.

How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you use our website or when you fill in a Hello card at a service or event. The personal information of guests and members of the church is stored on ChurchSuite, a cloud-hosted, web-based data management system, and MailChimp, an online email platform.

ChurchSuite privacy policy
Mailchimp privacy policy

If you wish to change the ways you receive communications from us, you can email the church office at info@stpetersbethnalgreen.org or contact us by post at The Vicarage, St Peter’s Square, London, E2 7AE.

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information St Peter’s holds about you. Please note that we may charge an admin fee to cover the cost of providing this information.

16 or under
We are concerned to protect the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under‚ please get your parent’s/guardian's permission beforehand, whenever you provide us with personal information.

What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include:

  • Name

  • Address

  • Email address

  • Phone number

  • IP address

  • Information regarding which web pages you have accessed and when

Third Party Service Providers working on our behalf
If you make a donation to us, your card information is not held by us but is collected by a third-party payment processor, which specialises in secure online card transactions. If you have any questions regarding secure transactions, please contact us.

How is your information used?
We may use your information to

  • Send you communications about the life of St Peter’s

  • Process a donation that you have made, and claim Gift Aid on it, with your written permission

  • Seek your views or comments

  • Notify you of updates to our services and events

  • Carry out comprehensive safeguarding procedures, in accordance with best practice, to ensure that children and adults at risk are protected

  • Enable us to meet all legal and statutory obligations (which include maintaining and publishing our electoral roll in accordance with the Church Representation Rules)

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 on our systems for as long as is necessary for the relevant activity.

Who has access to your information?
Your information is accessed by members of St Peter’s staff and DBS checked pastoral leaders. We will not give or sell your information to any third parties.

Use of cookies
Like many other websites, our website uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. It is possible to switch off cookies by adjusting your browser preferences.

Review of this policy
We will keep this policy under regular review. Last updated: August 2019.