Privacy Policy

Copyright for any contribution to the website by users remains with the user. The terms and conditions under which information is supplied indicates permission to publish the material on the website and in books and newsletters free of charge.

Birmingham Churches Together reserves the right to edit and format information to fit its newsletter or website pages.

Data Protection

Birmingham Churches Together is committed to meeting the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998 and has adopted the Data Protection Principles produced by the Information Commissioner.

Information containing the names, addresses, telephone numbers and emails of contacts for local churches and Churches Together groups are held on BCT’s computerised database for the purpose of maintaining contact with Churches in the metropolitan areas of Birmingham and Solihull and for publishing on the Church Finder pages of the BCT website. Information on the database is also available to staff working with BCT.

It is our policy to publish personal contact information only with appropriate permission. The supply of personal information by email through the website for publication on the Church Finder constitutes permission to publish the material on the website, in our newsletter and in other material free of charge.

Personal contact information held by Birmingham Churches Together that is not for publication is held on a separate computerised database that is password protected and access limited to staff working with BCT. Computerised data is backed up on a regular basis.

Birmingham Churches Together does not guarantee the full accuracy of all data, especially for data based on information already in the public domain, such as denominational church directories. BCT relies on users of the website to keep information up to date.

We do not collect or store financial details (credit or debit card numbers).

Cookie Policy

What Are Cookies
As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or ‘break’ certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies…

How We Use Cookies
We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately is most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies
You can prevent the setting of cookies by adjusting the settings on your browser (see your browser Help for how to do this). Be aware that disabling cookies will affect the functionality of this and many other websites that you visit. Disabling cookies will usually result in also disabling certain functionality and features of the this site. Therefore it is recommended that you do not disable cookies.

The Cookies We Set
If you create an account with us then we will use cookies for the management of the signup process and general administration. These cookies will usually be deleted when you log out however in some cases they may remain afterwards to remember your site preferences when logged out.

We use cookies when you are logged in so that we can remember this fact. This prevents you from having to log in every single time you visit a new page. These cookies are typically removed or cleared when you log out to ensure that you can only access restricted features and areas when logged in.

Third Party Cookies
In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

More Information
Hopefully that has clarified things for you and as was previously mentioned if there is something that you aren’t sure whether you need or not it’s usually safer to leave cookies enabled in case it does interact with one of the features you use on our site. However if you are still looking for more information then you can contact us through one of our preferred contact methods.