Privacy

General

The HBC website was set up to celebrate the great things God is doing in the church and in people’s lives, and to create a platform for us to share, discuss and organise. It’s not just another informative website, the church community create the content, not administrators. Any user can submit a story, join groups, comment on posts and create events.

The internet is brilliant, but nobody can guarantee it’s 100% safe and secure. Whenever you share anything on the web, either publicly (by writing an update or a comment) or privately (such as the data you give to a website when signing up), have a think about how happy you would be for that information to get into the hands of a hacker.

Make your passwords as secure as possible and change them every few months. Use different passwords for different accounts. The HBC website admin team do not have access to your password. You may delete your account.

When writing on the website please keep it legal, keep it positive, keep it about the things that make HBC a great church, and show how God is a great God. Be nice to each other. We don’t like aggressive behaviour, if you see anyone being disrespectful, sexually explicit, fraudulent, unfriendly, or making personal comments about another user let us know and we’ll do something about it. Remember that people have differing opinions, respect this and don’t intimidate people into not offering theirs. We encourage the public to write comments on this website and so views stated may not represent the views of HBC.

For now only over 16s can register but we are looking to develop safety measures so that in future over 13s can also register.

We encourage you to have a public profile, but there are risks associated with this. If you do have concerns about being public on this website, you can change your profile to be hidden. Some data on your profile is viewable by yourself and by the website admin team, which includes the church office. The website will use your data to send you email notifications about the website depending on your own personal settings and the occasional website update. The church office may use your email address, phone number or other information you provide to contact you directly. We will not share this information with a third party.

Content on this site is created by the community, HBC is not responsible for content posted by the users. By posting content (including words, images and videos) on the website you confirm that you have the rights to use it and have made the proper credits where necessary, we will defer any claims otherwise to the original poster. If you see something posted that you think belongs to you and breaks your own licensing terms get in touch. If you want to use content, please contact the person who posted it for permission, if in doubt get in touch.

The HBC website does not have a full time team or any funding behind it and the website administrator has a day job so can’t always respond quickly, but if you contact us, please be patient and we will respond when we can.

The data stored on this website is stored on a US server and is retrievable under US law.

These terms may change, so please check this page for amendments. We are a new website run by volunteers and so we welcome suggestions.

Information We Collect

Headington Baptist Church are committed to protecting your privacy and will not share your personal information with third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Web Forms – The information collected via our contact us and web forms allow us to reply to you and answer any questions that you might have.

Members Registration – The minimum information we collect for members registration is your name, username, email address, date of birth and telephone number.

Cookies

Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. Cookies are then stored and retrieved by that website, so that the next time you return, a website can remember any saved preferences for example.To learn more about cookies, you can visit www.aboutcookies.org. You will also find details on how to delete and control cookies on your computer as well as some more general information about them. For information on how to do manage cookies on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

The Cookies We Use
Session ID – This cookie id used to identify your session and is deleted when you close you browser

Google Analytics – These cookies collect information about how visitors use a website, such as which pages visitors go to most often. All information these cookies collect is aggregated and anonymous.The data helps us to understand how we can improve our site to meet your needs. If you want to know more about Google’s cookies on their privacy policy see here: http://www.google.com/intl/en/policies/privacy/. You can also install the Google Analytics Opt-out tools in your browser: https://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptoutBy using our website, you agree that we can place these types of cookies on your device.

Authentication Cookies – These cookies tell us whether registered members are logged into our website or not

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