Church of England

This policy explains what information we gather when you visit the Archbishops’ Council’s Going for Growth website and explains how that information is used.

Data collected

As with the vast majority of websites, the Archbishops’ Council automatically logs certain information about every request made of it (see below for more details). This information is used for system administration, for bug tracking, and for producing usage statistics. The logged information may be kept indefinitely.

Relevant subsets of this data may be passed to computer security teams as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this site or other computing equipment within the hosting organisation. Data may also on occasion be passed to the administrators of other computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this site or of system misconfigurations. Otherwise the logged information is not passed to any third party except if required by law. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.

Where forms are provided on this site, the pages containing these forms include information on how data submitted on them will be processed and used.

Cookies

We may collect and record information in order for us to understand more about how our site is used and in turn to make sure that the site reflects your needs. To do this we may send cookies to your computer.

A cookie is a small file that contains information that allows us to recognise that you have used the site before, but will not contain any other personal data and will not usually identify you personally.

If you do not want cookies to be stored on your computer it is possible to disable this function within your web browser without affecting your use of the site.

Please note that all of these Cookies exist to enable functionality on the website and not for advertising purposes. 

Important

If you wish to register with or log in to the site you need to accept cookies. 

Non essential Cookies

exp_last_visit

Sets the datetime that the user last visited the site, and is set for both guests and logged in users. If not set, is automatically set to 10 years ago. Affects guests and logged in users.

exp_tracker

Tracks the last 5 pages viewed by the user, and is used primarily for redirection after logging in etc. Affects guests and logged in users.

Cookies with names prefixed by __utm 

Stores information used by Google Analytics to track user activity on the site.

Essential Cookies

exp_last_activity

Every time the state is updated (the page reloaded) the last activity is set to the current datetime. Used to determine expiry. This is essential for logged in users, but not for guests - it is set for both.

exp_sessionid

A uniquely generated ID that corresponds to the session_id column in the exp_session table. Used when cookie and session are set as the session type. Used only for logged in members.

exp_uniqueid

Matches the unique_id field in the exp_members table. Randomly generated by the functions class at registration. Used only for logged in members.

exp_userhash

The encrypted password of the currently logged in user. Set if you choose the cookies and session ID method for sessions (cs in your config.) Used only for logged in members.

exp_anon

A flag set by the user to determine if they are listed in the online users.

exp_expiration

Determines the length of the session for a logged in user. There are two options for this cookie: if the user has selected remember me then it is set to 1 year, and if not then it's set to the datetime that the user logged in. Used only for logged in members.

 

 

 

Logged data

The following data is automatically logged for each request:

  • The name or network address of the computer making the request. Note that under some (but not all) circumstances it may be possible to infer from this the identity of the person making the request. Note also that the data recorded may be that of a web proxy rather than that of the originating client.
  • The date and time of connection.
  • The HTTP request, which contains the identification of the document requested.
  • The status code of the request (success or failure etc.).
  • The number of data bytes sent in response.
  • The contents of the HTTP Referrer header supplied by the browser.
  • The content of the HTTP User-Agent header supplied by the browser.
  • Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time to time for specific purposes.

Access to user data

For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 'Data Controller' for the processing of any data collected by this site is the Archbishops’ Council, and the point of contact for subject access requests is Navin Motwani, E-Communications Officer, based at Church House, Westminster.

The Archbishops’ Council is also Data Controller in respect of any personal data served as content by this site.

We may change this privacy policy from time to time.  You should check this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent version which will apply each time you access this website.