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 Privacy Policy and Cookie Statement 


The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Mark's, Worsley, St Mary's, Ellenbrook and St Andrew's, Boothstown.

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).


2. Who are we? 


The PCC of St Mark's, Worsley, St Mary's, Ellenbrook and St Andrew's, Boothstown is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.


3. The information which you provide us

You may provide us with personal data in many situations, such as when/if you:

  • fill in one of our feedback/help/enquiry forms on one of our websites;

  • leave a comment on one of our social media pages;

  • attend one of our events, prayer meetings or Sunday services;

  • apply for a Disclosure & Barring Service (“DBS”) check;

  • attend a group run at one of our churches;

  • email us or phone us or meet us in person (including for the purposes of pastoral care, encouragement, training and/or prayer)

  • make a donation completing a giving/fundraising and/or gift aid form;

  • request our involvement with baptism, confirmation, wedding or funeral;

  • volunteer at one of our churches or with an affiliated/associated ministry;

Information we collect about you through our website:

We collect information about you when you engage with us online or by email e.g. when you visit one of our websites, open or forward an email sent by us or engage with us on social media networks. 


How do we process your personal data?


The PCC of St Mark's, Worsley, St Mary's, Ellenbrook and St Andrew's, Boothstown complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.


We use your personal data for the following purposes: -


  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution; 

  • To administer membership records; 

  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity; 

  • To manage our employees and volunteers; 

  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);


4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?


  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;

  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -

  • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes), and there is no disclosure to a third party without consent. 


5. Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website.


7. Your rights and your personal data  


Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: 

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of St Mark's, Worsley, St Mary's, Ellenbrook and St Andrew's, Boothstown holds about you; 

  • The right to request that the PCC St Mark's, Worsley, St Mary's, Ellenbrook and St Andrew's, Boothstown corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;  

  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC of St Mark's, Worsley, St Mary's, Ellenbrook and St Andrew's, Boothstown to retain such data;

  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time

  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;

  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office.


8. Further processing


If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


9. Other Websites


Our website contains links to and from other websites. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. 


Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


10. Changes To Our Privacy Policy


Please note, in the future, we make changes to our privacy which will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by email. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our privacy policy.


11. Cookies


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site. For a video about cookies please visit


The exact procedure to prevent new cookies from being installed and how to delete existing cookies depends on which browser you are using, the following links may be helpful for you:


Internet Explorer 




Google Chrome 






You can choose to disable cookies in your internet browser, however, please note that if you delete cookies or decline to accept them you may not be able to use all of the features we offer or store your preferences; in addition, some of our web pages might not display properly. 


If you would like to turn off the more invasive cookies but leave most other functionality in working order, then a good option is to turn off third-party cookies using your browser settings.


In addition, we recommend that you check your privacy settings on any site which requires you to register or login and that you never save your passwords in your browser or on your device, other than in a reputable password management system.


The information below explains the cookies we use and why.


First-Party Cookies


Strictly Necessary


Cookie name - ForceFlashSite

Duration - Session

Purpose - When viewing a mobile site (old mobile under it will force the server to display the non-mobile version and avoid redirecting to the mobile site


Cookie Name - hs

Duration - Session

Purpose - Security


Cookie Name - smSession

Duration - Persistent (Two days or two weeks)

Purpose - Identifies logged in site members


Cookies Name - XSRF-TOKEN

Duration - Session

Purpose - Security




Cookie name - svSession

Duration - Persistent (Two years)

Purpose - Identifies unique visitors and tracks a visitor’s sessions on a site


Cookie name - SSR-caching

Duration - Session

Purpose - Indicates how a site was rendered. 


Cookie name - smSession

Duration - Persistent (Two weeks)

Purpose - Identifies logged in site members


Third-Party Cookies




Cookie name - TS*

Duration - Session

Purpose - Security


Cookie name - TS01*******

Duration - Session

Purpose - Security


Cookie name - TSxxxxxxxx (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters)

Duration - Session

Purpose - Security


Cookie name - TSxxxxxxxx_d (where x is replaced with a random series of numbers and letters)

Duration - Session

Purpose - Security


How do I change my cookie settings?


Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or


12. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the team using the details on our contact page


You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

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