This privacy policy sets out how World Prayer Centre uses and protects any information that you give the World Prayer Centre when you use this website. World Prayer Centre is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

World Prayer Centre may update this policy from time to time. You should check this page from every so often to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 25 May 2018.

Data Protection Statement

The World Prayer Centre's data protection statement is as follows:

Keeping your data secure is very important to us. By providing your personal details you agree to allow the World Prayer Centre to contact you either on the basis of the consent you have given us or for our Legitimate Interests in accordance with current data protection regulations. We will never make your personal data available for marketing purposes to external individuals or organisations. For more information email: [email protected]

How we collect information about you

We collect personal information each time you are in contact with us. For example, when you make a donation, book into an event, request a resource, subscribe to our newsletter or give your details to a World Prayer Centre speaker at an event or send us an email.

The World Prayer Centre does not receive or hold any credit card details for donations/payments made via our websites. All credit card payments are handled by our agents 'Global Payments’ and ‘Paypal'. Secure Server Software (SSL) is used to encrypt all credit card information sent from this website. No details are stored from any debit/credit card transactions made by phone and payment details are shredded once the payment has been processed.

What we do with the information we gather

We collect information about you for the following reasons:

  • To provide you with information about our work including events and resources and to tailor this kind of information according to your location and expressed interests.
  • To ask for financial and non-financial support, such as prayer.
  • To process donations, you give us and to ensure they are recorded correctly.
  • To keep records of your relationship with us. For example; what areas of our work you have supported or what resources you have ordered.
  • To customise the information and appeals we send to ensure we work in the most cost-effective way and only send information which is appropriate to you.
  • To enhance or improve your experience on our website. When you indicate your preferences through your use of our site, we may use this information to personalise the site to better meet your needs.

Security

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical security managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

The information we collect will be used exclusively within the World Prayer Centre. We do not pass any of your personal information to any other organisations and/or individuals without your express consent.

Our use of your information

The information that you provide to the World Prayer Centre will be used to provide you with information about our work including events, resources, fundraising, and other services and activities described on our website.

By providing the information you are agreeing to receive mailings that communicate the work of the World Prayer Centre.  

The World Prayer Centre uses on-line mailing service ‘MailChimp’ to send regular emails. By providing us with your details you are giving the World Prayer Centre your express permission to transfer your data to MailChimp. If you do not give this permission then the World Prayer Centre will not be able to send emails to you.

Each time you receive an email you will be able to update your preferences and subscribe or unsubscribe from regular emails via MailChimp.

The World Prayer Centre may carry out analysis of the personal information we collect about you and add publicly available information to create a profile of your interests, preferences, and level of potential donations so we can contact you in the most appropriate way and with the most relevant information.  

If you make a major donation to our work (and where you agree to such a relationship with us), one of our staff team will be happy to discuss and agree with you any sensitivities you may have about the personal data we hold and the methods of contact suitable for you.

How long do we keep your information?

The length of time we keep the information you have given us depends on the context in which you provided it.

We will only keep information that is necessary for us to provide membership mailings, other resources and for statistical purposes.

We will keep records of any financial transactions you enter into with us for a minimum of six years. This will enable us to meet with accounting requirements and respond to any questions from you that arise during that period. Gift Aid declarations and transactions must be kept for a minimum of 12 years after the Gift Aid is no longer valid.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes, and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

We use traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about webpage traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer. This may prevent you from taking full advantage of the website.

We use websites such as YouTube to embed videos on our websites and you may be sent cookies from them via our site. Please look at the cookie and privacy policies on these third-party sites if you want more information about this.

We also use third party suppliers such as Facebook, Eventbrite and Google analytics and these suppliers may also make use of cookies.

As some of these third-party services may be based outside of the UK and the EU they may not fall under the jurisdiction of UK courts.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.