Like most website operators, we collect non-personally-identifying information, such as the browser type, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Our purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how visitors use the website.
We also collect potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses because this is automatically logged on the servers. We do not use such information to identify its visitors and do not disclose such information, other than as described below.
Certain visitors to the website choose to interact in ways that require us to gather personally-identifying information—e.g. contact us. We use such information only insofar as is necessary and appropriate to fulfil the requested function. We do not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. Visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.
We may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to the website. For instance, we may reveal how many downloads a particular document attracted.
Protection and Disclosure of Personally-Identifying Information
We disclose potentially personally-identifying information only to those of our employees and volunteers that (i) need to know that information in order to answer queries and(ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. We will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying information to anyone. We will disclose potentially personally-identifying information to appropriate authorities when required to do so by law, or when we believe in good faith that disclosure is necessary to protect the property or rights of the church, third parties, or the public at large. We takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration, or destruction of potentially personally-identifying information.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. The cookie helps analyse web traffic and allows web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.
We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to visitor needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.
Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.
You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.
Links to other websites
Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. 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.
For further information about exactly what data is collected please contact The Webmaster, The Sole Bay Team, The Vicarage, Gardener Road, Southwold, Suffolk, IP18 6HJ.