The Evangelical Alliance takes your privacy seriously. The information you provide through our website will be held under the Data Protection Act 1998.
We know that your privacy is very important to you. We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information that we may collect from online visitors.
We aim to be as clear as possible about how and why we use information we may gain from you via this website. If your questions are not fully answered by the information below, please contact our data protection officer who will be happy to help. Email
Compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 underlies all of our personal information privacy practices. We also have a Data Protection policy which governs how we use the information that we collect about you on this website.
DATA PROTECTION STATEMENT
The Evangelical Alliance’s data protection statement is as follows:
Data Protection Act 1998 : By providing your personal details you agree to allow the Evangelical Alliance to contact you by mail, email, telephone or SMS text message in connection with its charitable purposes. The Evangelical Alliance does not make personal data available to external individuals or organisations.
HOW WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
Evangelical Alliance does not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this website, except where you choose to give us your personal information.
These could include becoming a member, requesting resources, booking into an event, making a donation, or by sending us an email.
The Evangelical Alliance does not receive or hold any credit card details for donations/payments made via this website. All credit card payments are handled by our agents ‘Securetrading’. Secure Server Software (SSL) is used to encrypt all credit card information sent from this website.
WHY WE COLLECT INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
To provide you with information about our work including membership related mailings, events, resources, fundraising and any other services described on our website.
To make sure we have an accurate record of all donations received.
To enhance or improve your experience on our website. When you indicate your preferences through our registration forms or through your use of our site, we may use this information to personalise the site to better meet your needs.
WHO SEES YOUR INFORMATION?
The information we collect through our website will be used exclusively within the Evangelical Alliance and the Alliance’s Local Evangelical Fellowships. We do not pass any of your personal information to any other organisations and/or individuals without your express consent with the following exception:
Name and address details are passed to mailing houses to enable fulfillment of membership requirements and resources you have requested. These may include idea magazine, membership renewals, resources, fundraising and other membership information as required.
Where such details are provided we have confidentiality agreements in place that restrict the use of your information to the purpose for which it is provided and ensure it is kept no longer than necessary.
To minimise the risk of unauthorised disclosure of your information, we will use some of your information to verify who you are when you contact us.
OUR USE OF YOUR INFORMATION
The information that you provide to Evangelical Alliance will be used to provide you with information about our work including membership related mailings, events, resources, fundraising and other services and activities described on our website.
By providing information you are agreeing to receive mailings that communicate the work of the Evangelical Alliance.
By providing your email address you are agreeing to your email address being used for the purposes of receiving emails that communicate the work of the Evangelical Alliance.
The Evangelical Alliance uses MailChimp to send regular emails. By providing us with your details you are giving the Evangelical Alliance your express permission to transfer your data to MailChimp. If you do not give this permission then the Evangelical Alliance will not be able to send emails to you.
Each time you receive an email you will be able to update your preferences and subscribe or unsubscribe from regular emails via MailChimp.
HOW LONG DO WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION?
How long we keep your information collected through our website depends on the context in which you provided it.
We will keep information that is necessary for us to provide membership mailings, other resources and for statistical purposes.
We will keep records of any financial transactions you enter into with us for a minimum of six years. This will enable us to meet with accounting requirements and respond to any questions from you that arise during that period. Gift Aid forms and transactions must be kept for a minimum of 12 years after the Gift Aid is no longer valid.
VIEWING THE INFORMATION WE HOLD ABOUT YOU
You may request details of all the information Evangelical Alliance holds about you by submitting a written request to our data protection officer. There is a charge for this service of £10 for each request. Write to: The Data Protection Officer, Evangelical Alliance, Whitefield House, 186 Kennington Park Road, London, SE11 4BT. Please include a telephone number and/or email address to enable us to contact you.
WHAT IS A COOKIE?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned.
WHAT IS THE PURPOSE OF COOKIES?
Cookies make the interaction between users and web sites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a web site to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the user’s preferences or registration details for a future visit.
Cookies enable web sites to monitor their users’ web surfing habits and profile them for marketing purposes (for example, to find out which products or services they are interested in and send them targeted advertisements).
ARE COOKIES DANGEROUS?
No. Cookies are small pieces of text. They are not computer programs, and they can’t be executed as code. Also, they cannot be used to disseminate viruses, and all modern browsers allow users to set their own limitations to the number of cookies saved on their hard drives.
CAN COOKIES THREATEN USERS’ PRIVACY?
Cookies are stored on the computer’s hard drive. They cannot access the hard drive – so a cookie can’t read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user’s e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.
A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive when you visit a website. Once you agree, the cookie is added and it helps websites and web applications to respond to you as an individual.
The website or application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences (such as your language, the products you’ve added to your shopping card, etc.).
Most web browsers automatically accept cookies by default, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.
Some of the cookies we use are essential for parts of the site to operate and have already been set. You may delete and block all cookies from this site, but parts of the site will not work.
ESSENTIAL SITE COOKIES
These cookies are essential to identify multiple requests from the same user for the duration of a session. For example use of the shopping cart requires this session id.
OPTIONAL SITE COOKIES
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These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.
Note: These cookies are not disabled until the visitor actively opts out of cookie on the site An overview of privacy at Google
THIRD PARTY COOKIES
PayPal is our payment gateway provider which is used to process payments from the shop. Any purchases or donations made will take place on PayPals site which may set cookies on your computer.
We also embed videos from YouTube using YouTube’s privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page.
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.
For more information about cookies, including instructions on deleting and controlling cookies, visit: www.aboutcookies.org
To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.
LINKS TO OTHER SITES
This website includes links to other sites. Evangelical Alliance cannot be held responsible for their privacy policies or the way in which they handle personal information.
This statement may be subject to updates and changes. Please revisit it each time that you consider giving personal data through this site.