Privacy and Cookies
The Office of St. Marys Indian Orthodox Church maintains this website. We fully respect your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal information about you on this website without your clear permission. Any personal information that you volunteer will be treated with the highest standards of security and confidentiality, strictly in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.
This statement relates to our privacy practices in connection with this website. Some technical terms used in this statement are explained at the end of this page.
“St Marys Indian Orthodox Church Bristol” is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, and then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.
“St. Marys Indian Orthodox Church ” 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.
Collection and use of personal information
This website may collect any personal data, apart from information that you volunteer. Any information you provide in this way is used only for the purpose you provide it.
Information we routinely collect
We may collect the following information from each user of this site:
• Statistical information (IP address and hostname, web browser version, pages visited etc.).
• The previous website address from which you reached us, including any search terms used.
• Other information submitted in forms, for example if you submit your personal details when requesting a form or providing feedback.
We may also collect the following information provided by you with your consent
• Contact information including email address.
• Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests.
• Any other relevant information connected to your immediate family.
What we use the information for
Any personal information you provide will be used only for the purpose supplied. We will attempt neither to identify individual visitors, nor associate the technical details listed above with any individual. It is our policy never to disclose such technical information in respect of individual website visitors to any third party unless obliged to disclose such information by a rule of law. The technical information will be used only by only for statistical and other administrative purposes.
We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:
Internal record keeping
We may use the information to improve our service delivery.
We may periodically send email about church information, which we think you may find interesting using the email address, which you have provided.
We may contact you by email, phone, fax or by post.
We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests. You should note that technical details, which we cannot associate with any identifiable individual, do not constitute ‘personal data’ for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998.
Cookies are small pieces of information, stored in simple text files, placed on your computer by a website. Some cookies can be read by the website on your subsequent visits. The information stored in a cookie may relate to your browsing habits on the webpage, or a unique identification number so that the website can ‘remember’ you on your return visit. Other cookies are deleted when you close your browser and only relate to the working of the website. Generally speaking, cookies do not contain personal information from which you can be identified, unless you have furnished such information to the website.
Cookies are placed in a number of places on this website.
When you first visit this website, you will see a message informing you about cookies. If you click the ‘Close’ button, a cookie will be set which records your preference.
Cookies from Google may also be set when Google Maps are displayed on this website.
Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies or to customise your settings for cookies. To find out how to do this, see the ‘Help’ menu on your browser. Please note that if you turn off cookies or change your settings, some features of may not work correctly.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to enable you to visit other websites of interest easily. 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
We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law.
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.
Further Information or to make a request
If you are concerned about how personal data is processed via this website, please do not hesitate to bring such concerns to our attention.
Glossary of technical terms used
The piece of software you use to read web pages. Examples are Google Chrome, Microsoft Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox and Opera.
The identifying details for your computer (or your internet company’s computer), expressed in internet protocol code (for example 192.168.72.34). Every computer connected to the web has a unique IP address, although the address may not be the same every time a connection is made.