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Privacy Policy

The General Data Protection Regulation, known as GDPR, is a positive step towards protecting the data we hold about you when you visit our website. You will have more control over how your data is used and how we at Friends of Fawley Church protect your personal data and can contact you. The GDPR requires that users of this website are provided with thorough information about how their personal data is processed should it be requested. And also how you can at any time request to see the information we hold about you. We have also put in place information on your rights to not be contacted should you wish to do so.

We will take all reasonable and appropriate measures to ensure that the information you provide to us is managed and secure. We are fully committed to protecting and respecting your privacy.

This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may disclose it to others and your rights. We may change this policy at any time in accordance with the GDPR rules so please check this page from time to time to ensure that you're happy with any changes. By using our services, you are agreeing to be bound by this Policy. Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent to us by email.

Why do we collect information from you?
We only hold such personal data from you, for instance your email address, in order to effectively deliver the services we provide to you and to respond to your inquiry made via the contact form on our website by email.

When you make a donation, we will collect information regarding the payment method you have selected (including billing address and card details. This information is used to fulfill your payment donation. If we have trouble processing the payment, the information is used to contact you.

How do we collect information from you?
We obtain information about you when you:

  • ​Contact us via our website through the contact form or subscribe to our news and events.

  • When you make a donation.

  • When you contact us through email.

We keep a database of your personal information on our computer system, which is securely backed up on a regular basis.

What personal data do we collect?
Details about you such as your name and email address details.

What do we do with the information we collect?
We use this information to provide our services to you. This includes:

  • Providing you with a response to your email inquiry when you contact us.
  • Contacting you about our news and events when you subscribe to our regular newsletter.

  • Using Stripe for payment processors through the donation form on our website. Please check their terms of service

  • Using for the donation form.

You agree and specifically consent to our use of the above third party sub-processors.  Further details of their privacy policy can be found on their website.
How long do we hold your data?
Your personal data is secure with us and may not be removed unless you request us to do so. You may do this in writing via email.

Your privacy & security
We will not sell or rent your information to third parties or share your information for marketing purposes.
Our Data Security policy includes a clear process for handling a personal data breach, should one occur. Where appropriate, Friends of Fawley Church will promptly notify you of any unauthorized access to your personal information. If you wish to raise a complaint on how we have handled your personal information, you can contact us directly and we will investigate the matter. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal information not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

Requesting a copy of your information
You may request a copy of any data we hold about you. You need to request this in writing by email.


Deleting your information
You have the right to request erasure of your personal information.

In submitting data to us, you are confirming that you understand and consent to the above. Where you are representing an organization, you are also confirming that you are authorized to submit data to us by the organization on whose behalf you are providing the information.


When you visit our website at Friends of Fawley Church we have in place what is called a cookie. It is an element of data that a website can send to a browser which may then get stored on a computer. The cookie can be used to identify a repeat user to the site that placed the cookie on the computer. Cookies also can be used to track the user's movements from page to page, or within a single page of a website. We use cookies to enhance the navigation and functionality of this website, to securely verify identity, and to personalize aspects of a visitor's experience on this site.

The visitor does not have control over cookies but may be able to set their browser to notify them when a cookie is being placed on their computer. For example, a visitor to this site will receive a cookie when they access this area. An individual may be able to set their browser software to not accept cookies at all. However, this may well affect the individual's ability to view certain areas of the website pages and their ability to use certain tools and content on this site.


Friends of Fawley Church may put arrangements in place to permit visitors to this website to access sites of other organizations. Each organization has its own privacy policy. Individuals are advised to read the privacy policies of all organizations' sites they visit. We have no control over other organization's websites and when individuals click through to other sites, they leave the area controlled by us.

Friends of Fawley Church may change this policy from time to time in line with the GDPR rules.  Any changes will be posted on this site and will take effect immediately.  Last Updated: 22 February 2023.

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