Privacy policy, Cookies policy and copyright attributions

Below you will find our privacy policy which outlines how we collect and use your data, our cookies policy which shows how this website uses cookies and details of copyright and any attributions for creative works used in this website.

Privacy policy

Updated May 2022


Your privacy is important to us. Under data protection legislation, we need to let you know how we collect, process and protect your personal information.

Hope Church Gilwern is the Data Controller and can be contacted by via email at

Connect Supply Limited is the Data Processor and processes data securely on behalf of the Data Controller. 

Data We Collect:

Pastoral Support

Your name, contact details and other information you provide to us may be stored electronically or securely in paper form.

This is to enable us to provide the right level of pastoral care and support to those in contact with the church. The Church may record information which may be regarded as sensitive. This information will be stored securely, either electronically with adequate password protection, or in locked draws or cabinets and will not be disclosed to anyone else without your consent, unless we are required to do so by law.

Church Members

Your name and contact details will be entered into our membership database which is stored electronically and accessible only by authorised users.  Your contact details will be removed from our membership database once you are no longer a member of the Church. We will contact you annually to check that the information we are holding is accurate. You can ask for all or any of your details to be removed (or amended) at any time.

Employees and Volunteers

We collect the following personal information – your name, telephone number, address, email address and bank account details and characteristics – your gender, country of birth, religion etc.  The personal data you provide in your application and as part of the recruitment process will only be held and processed for the purpose of selection processes and in connection with any subsequent employment or placement, unless otherwise indicated. Your data will be retained only for as long as is permitted by UK legislation and then destroyed.

Legal Basis For Data Processing

Church Members

We are collecting this information to enable the Church to keep in touch with you and provide pastoral support as appropriate. Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the Church’s legitimate interest.


We are collecting this information to enable us to enter into a contract of employment with you. If you are unable to provide this information then we will be unable to enter into that contract.


We are collecting this information to enable us to offer an appropriate volunteering role to you and to support you in your role. Without this information we are not able to safely offer you a volunteering opportunity.

Sharing Data

We will not share your data with third parties without your consent. Where an external data processor is used you will be notified of this at the time of providing your personal information to us. There are also time when you might reasonably expect is to share data with a third party such as if you book to attend a conference, where we may pass your name to the third party running the conference.

Your Rights

Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold.

You also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.

To make a request for your personal information, or for any queries relating to how your information is used and your rights to access information, please email

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at httpss://

Cookies policy

About this cookie policy

This Cookie Policy explains what cookies are and how we use them. You should read this policy to understand what cookies are, how we use them, the types of cookies we use i.e, the information we collect using cookies and how that information is used and how to control the cookie preferences. For further information on how we use, store and keep your personal data secure, see our Privacy Policy.

You can at any time change or withdraw your consent from the Cookie Declaration on our website.

Learn more about who we are, how you can contact us and how we process personal data in our Privacy Policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains:

What are cookies ?

Cookies are small text files that are used to store small pieces of information. The cookies are stored on your device when the website is loaded on your browser. These cookies help us make the website function properly, make the website more secure, provide better user experience, and understand how the website performs and to analyse what works and where it needs improvement.

How do we use cookies ?

As most of the online services, our website uses cookies first-party and third-party cookies for a number of purposes. The first-party cookies are mostly necessary for the website to function the right way, and they do not collect any of your personally identifiable data.

The third-party cookies used on our websites are used mainly for understanding how the website performs, how you interact with our website, keeping our services secure, providing advertisements that are relevant to you, and all in all providing you with a better and improved user experience and help speed up your future interactions with our website.

What types of cookies do we use ?

Essential: Some cookies are essential for you to be able to experience the full functionality of our site. They allow us to maintain user sessions and prevent any security threats. They do not collect or store any personal information. For example, these cookies allow you to log-in to your account and add products to your basket and checkout securely.

Statistics: These cookies store information like the number of visitors to the website, the number of unique visitors, which pages of the website have been visited, the source of the visit etc. These data help us understand and analyse how well the website performs and where it needs improvement.

Functional: These are the cookies that help certain non-essential functionalities on our website. These functionalities include embedding content like videos or sharing contents on the website on social media platforms.

Preferences: These cookies help us store your settings and browsing preferences like language preferences so that you have a better and efficient experience on future visits to the website.

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How can I control the cookie preferences ?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on the “Privacy & Cookie Policy” tab on your screen. This will display the consent notice again enabling you to change your preferences or withdraw your consent entirely.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can change the settings of your browser to block/delete the cookies. To find out more out more on how to manage and delete cookies, visit

copyright attributions

Images used on this site are in the public domain or are the property of Hope Church Gilwern or Connect Supply Limited, as stated.