Data protection and confidentiality
Keeping your data secure is important to us. Some services on this website require us to collect personal information from you. To comply with the Data Protection Act, we have a duty to tell you how we store the information we collect and how it is used. By providing your personal details you agree to allow the www.christianweb.org.uk main site and suite of additional subdomain sites including UK Christian Forums, UK Christian Directory and also the UK Christian Bookshop to contact you either on the basis of the consents you have given us or for our Legitimate Interests in accordance with current data protection regulations. Any information you do submit will never knowingly be passed on or sold to any third party.
How we collect information and how we use it
In order to provide our full range of services, we may collect the following types of information:
Information you provide. For example, when you sign up for a site account or other service or promotion that requires registration on the UK Christian Forums or UK Christian Directory – we may ask you for personal information (such as your name, email address and an account password). We might ask you for personal information such as name and contact details to enable us to correspond with you by email, or we might use your email address to reply to an email you have sent us. Parts of UK Christian Web will require more information on the form submission such as the directory by default in order to populate the listings in the directory with relevant and useful information to users of the service.
To minimise the risk of unauthorised disclosure of your information, we may use some of your information to verify who you are when you contact us.
We collect information about you for the following reasons:
- To enable you to log in to a section of UK Christian Web – for example create an entry for your business or ministry in the directory, or log in to the UK Christian Forums and make forums posts, or post new Job details for the jobs board.
- To provide you with information and feedback, and enable you to contact us via email
- To keep records of your relationship with us. For example; for each of the individual areas of UK Christian Web that you register with, or provide details for.
- To help us send you information which is more appropriate to you.
- To enhance or improve your experience on our website. When you indicate your preferences through your use of our site, we may use this information to personalise the site to better meet your needs.
When you access our sites, our servers automatically record information that your browser sends whenever you visit a website. These server logs may include information such as your web request, Internet Protocol address, browser type, browser language, the date and time of your request and one or more cookies that may uniquely identify your browser.
When you send email or other communications to us, we may retain those communications in order to process your inquiries, respond to your requests and improve our services.
We may present links in a format that enables us to keep track of whether these links have been followed. We use this information to improve the quality of our content and advertising. Our website may contain adverts, sponsored and affiliate links on some pages. These are typically served through our advertising partners; Google Adsense, Google Analytics, or are self served through our own means.
Our use of your information
The information you provide to any part of UK Christian Web will be used to enable you to use the functions of UK Christian Web online that you choose and to contact you in relation to UK Christian Web sites. We will keep information until such time as you delete an account, or other information within any section of UK Christian Web, or until the website closes, or you request to be removed.
Ordering through the Bookstore
The secure ordering process for UK Christian Web Bookstore is handled by our affiliate, Bookshop.org. We do not collect or hold any of your account purchasing details with relation to purchases from UK Christian Bookstore. Please be sure to read Bookshop.org’s terms and conditions, cookie and privacy policies before making any purchases. You may need to contact Bookshop.org directly to resolve purchasing, ordering and delivery issues. Cookies may be used to present content most relevant to you such as related items or ‘you might also like’ information and also to allow other operations to function correctly.
Keeping us up to date with your details and contact preferences
Please tell us as soon as any of your contact details change so that we can keep our records up to date. You can change the way we keep in contact with you at any time by contacting us by mail, or using our online contact form.
You can change or unsubscribe from emails at any time by using your profile tools when logged in to any part of UK Christian Web.
Viewing the information we hold about you
In most cases, all the information we hold about you will be available for you to view in your account profiles within each area of UK Christian Web. If you require further help with viewing your data, please contact us with details.
Other sites and links to other sites
This Policy applies to UK Christian Web sites. There are links across all our sites which will redirect you to third-party sites which may request information from you separately. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. They will have their own privacy and cookie policies and settings available to view on their own pages. We have no control, and are not responsible for, their privacy and cookie policies and settings. Be sure to view the policies of these third-party sites before submitting any information to them so you know and are happy with their policies and usage of your data. You will need to contact them directly if you have questions about their policies and data handling.
Some websites linked from UK Christian Web may charge for use of their services. UK Christian Web has no control over the content of sites linked from here. Note that some sites we link to are not Christian based web sites. On the Christian web sites, sometimes it is not always clear what a particular website’s doctrinal stance / basis of faith is, so in all cases please always use your discernment when viewing / using a site linked from UK Christian Web.
Sometimes embedded “share” buttons (to enable users of the site to easily share content through a number of popular social networks) include links to the relevant sites that may set a cookie when you are also logged in to their service. UK Christian Web sites have no control over the setting and usage of these cookies and you should check the relevant third-party website for more information about these before submitting your information.
We do not sell or share the information we collect with third parties. The only exception to this is where we are required under applicable laws to disclose relevant requested information.
This policy was last updated in June 2020.