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Privacy Policy

Who we are

In this privacy policy references to “we”, “us” and “our” are to Barrhead St Andrews Parish Church, a congregation of the Church of Scotland. References to “our Website” or “the Website” are to

What information we collect and how

The information we collect via the Website may include:

  • Any personal details you knowingly provide us with through forms and/or email, such as name, address, telephone number, email address etc.
  • Your preferences and use of email updates, recorded by emails we send you (if you select to receive email updates).
  • Your IP Address. This is a string of numbers unique to your computer that is recorded by our web server when you request any page or component on the Website. This information is used to monitor the usage of the Website. Any statistics we gather and publish will be of a general nature and will not identify any given user of the website.
  • Data recorded by the Website which allows us to recognise you and your preferred settings, this saves you from re-entering information on return visits to the site. Such data is recorded locally on your computer through the use of cookies. Most browsers can be programmed to reject, warn you before downloading cookies or disable cookies completely. Information regarding this may be found in your browsers ‘help’ facility.
  • Data supplied by you and recorded by the Website for the purpose of processing your order and it being despatched to you.
  • Data regarding your use of any Web-steamed content.
  • Data regarding donations you have made via our website, including any associated information such as Gift Aid declarations.

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.

This site offers online donation facilities and some cookies are essential to ensure that your order is remembered between pages so that we can process it properly.

What we do with your information

Personal contact information we collect from this website is used in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation and other applicable laws.  The details we collect will be used:

  • To process your donation and to provide ongoing service, where applicable.
  • In certain cases we may use your email address to send you information on our other services. You can opt out of this at any time.
  • If you use any of our Web-streamed content, your use will be monitored and you will be contacted by us if your use is deemed to be outwith that of fair use.

Information will never be passed to any third parties for marketing purposes nor are any third parties authorised to use any personal information accessible through us for their own purposes.

Our assigned data holder, Sanctus Media Ltd, uses the information collected for administrative purposes, including, but not limited to, processing and sorting data, monitoring the effectiveness of our communication and issuing occasional correspondence on our behalf. Sanctus Media is not authorised to use any personal information for their own purposes.

Your rights

You have the right to request a copy of any information that we currently hold about you. In order to receive such information, in the first instance, please send your request to

You have the right to have your personal information removed from our records and/or request to be unsubscribed from our mailing list. Please write to us at with your request. If such a request is received, your details will be permanently deleted from our database.

Other websites

This privacy policy only covers our website. Any other websites which may be linked from our website are subject to their own policy, which may differ from ours.

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