Privacy Policy

This Web site is administered by St Nicolas Church, Earley. The primary purpose of is to promote the activities of our church in the mission of God, UK Registered Charity No.1138037. We want you to feel secure when visiting our site and are committed to maintaining your privacy.

Reasons why we may collect your data

Personal Information

You may at times be asked to supply personal data via the St Nicolas Church website. Personal data is anything which enables us to identify you (e.g. your name and address).  If you supply such information, we only use that data for the purpose stipulated at the time of collection and we will ensure that we hold it securely, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998.


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.  In order to do this we may send cookies to your PC.  Cookies are tiny text files stored on your computer when you visit certain web pages. The only cookies currently used (July 2015) used are Google Analytics used to collect anonymous information about how visitors use our site. We do not collect any personally identifiable information.
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Occasionally we may ask you to fill in questionnaires or surveys whilst on-line.  The data collected by the questionnaire or survey will only be used for the purpose stated on the form.  You may also be given the opportunity to add your address details to our databases so we can contact you in the future.  We will only use this information to contact you if you expressly give us permission to do so.

Financial information

In order to process Direct Debit, Credit Card or other financial transactions we may ask for your bank or card details.  In order to do this you will be directed to a secure area of our site/partner.  To ensure the maximum level of security is applied to your data, all transmissions over the Internet to and from this area are encrypted using SSL (Secure Sockets Layer).  Credit card and bank detail information is not retained on our web servers, but is transferred to our secure partners when retention has been authorised by you.

Requests for information

If you make a request for further information via the St Nicolas website, the data will only be retained on the Web Servers as long as necessary in order to respond to your query.


The St Nicolas website often includes links to other sites, not owned or managed by us.  We cannot be held responsible for the privacy of data collected by websites not owned or managed by us.

Who do we share information with?

St Nicolas does not rent or sell mailing details to any third party.  However, occasionally St Nicolas works with partner organisations or companies to send you information on services we provide or about ways in which you can support us.  Unless there is a clear need, we will never simply add your name to another organisation’s database.

St Nicolas may from time to time need to use the services of an Internet Service Provider.  For financial or technical reasons these may be sited outside of the European Economic Area.  Use of data by the Internet Service Provider on behalf of St Nicolas is regulated and safeguarded by both international procedures and legal agreements to comply with the requirements of the Data Protection Act 1998.

Access to information

You may request a copy of any personal information which St Nicolas processes about you. Please email us at or phone 0118 966 9080.  St Nicolas does not make a charge for supplying this information and will reply within 40 days of receipt of your request.

Notification of change of Privacy Policy

Any changes to this policy will be notified by on the web page.  Details of any changes will be displayed for 1 month after the change occurs