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Our Privacy and Security Policy

Privacy Policy

This statement explains our policy on personal information we obtain when you visit our site or when you provide information online.  We are committed to safeguarding such information and using it only for the purpose of improving this website or providing you with information you have requested. We are obliged to use any information you have provided in accordance with the laws protecting personal information, including the Data Protection Act 1998. We will only use information that you have provided for the purpose or purposes for which it was obtained. We undertake that we will not share any of the information we collect with any third party except with your explicit consent or in compliance with legal or statutory obligations.

We might sometimes contract or otherwise deal with third parties to process information on our behalf, as for example with pilgrimages, and if and when we do so, we require that these third parties comply with data protection laws and our instructions.

Our cookie policy

Cookies are useful in helping you navigate to pages efficiently and remembering your preferences; they help us to identify which parts of the website are being used most frequently and those parts which are most and least effective. If you wish to restrict or block cookies which are being used by this website, you can do so through your browser settings and the Help function on your browser will tell you how to do this. For further details you can visit the All About Cookies website.

We collect automated standard information for analytical purposes in order to monitor traffic on this website and this will include IP addresses and access times. This information does not identify the individual user only the computer used. The website uses Google Analytics to monitor the usage of the site. This link contains information about Google Analytics and information on how you can opt out.  Google Analytics – safeguarding your data.

We use Vimeo to embed videos onto our website; they set cookies to collect analytics tracking information. More information at Vimeo website

Third Party websites

This website contains some hyperlinks to websites owned and operated by third parties.  These third parties have their own privacy policies, including policies on cookies and analytics, and we have no control over their policies. When opening these links, we urge you to examine and be satisfied by their privacy and security policies.  It is these policies that will govern any information that you give to third party sites. We cannot accept any responsibility or liability for the privacy and security practices of third party sites and you use these at your own risk.

Security

We have in place appropriate security measures designed to protect against the loss, misuse or alteration of content and information presented on and collected for this site.  These security measures include protection to prevent, as far as reasonably possible, access to information by parties other than those with specific administrative authority given by the Diocese.