Who we are
We are The Bridge Church. Our website address is: https://www.bridge-church.com.
We are located at:
2 Dalry Road,
Tel: 01294 557849
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
We use the Contact Form 7 plugin to manage contact form submissions. The information is sent as email messages that only a select few are allowed to access. We retain these emails only for as long as we need to in order to respond and deal with your requests.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
We use Google Analytics to track visitors to our site. This is done without any personal data being captured, although your IP address and the browser that you’re using will be seen by Google.
Google Analytics allows us to track which parts of our website are of interest to people, so that we know better which pages are being viewed, and so that we can create more of the most relevant content to you.
Should you decide that you don’t want your clicks to be tracked, Google have kindly created an opt-out plugin that you can install by clicking this link.
Who we share your data with
We don’t share your data with anybody else, other than when you make a payment or donation via PayPal. In these cases, we only share the minimum details required in order to authorise the payment. We don’t keep any records of your payment cards (PayPal handles all this for us) or any of the data that PayPal requires. We do keep a record of your name and the amounts that you’ve paid, as we’re required by law to keep these records for our accounts.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
Payment information is kept for a minimum of 6 years in line with UK accounting law. Please note that we only keep details of the amounts of any payments – not the details of your credit or debit cards.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
If you need to get in touch with us, please write to:
The Bridge Church
2 Dalry Road,
How we protect your data
Any data collected on this website is accessible only by key staff and volunteers at The Bridge Church. All members with access are trained to protect data. We ensure that key data is encrypted where required and follow industry best practices for keeping our technical security up to date.