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The Evangelical Alliance takes your privacy seriously. The information you provide through our website will be held under the Data Protection Act 1998.

We know that your privacy is very important to you. We recognise the importance of protecting the privacy of information that we may collect from online visitors.

We aim to be as clear as possible about how and why we use information we may gain from you via this website. If your questions are not fully answered by the information below, please contact our data protection officer who will be happy to help. Email t.manley@eauk.org

Compliance with the Data Protection Act 1998 underlies all of our personal information privacy practices. We also have a Data Protection policy which governs how we use the information that we collect about you on this website.

Data Protection Statement

The Evangelical Alliance’s data protection statement is as follows: 

Data Protection Act 1998 : By providing your personal details you agree to allow the Evangelical Alliance to contact you by mail, email, telephone or SMS text message in connection with its charitable purposes. The Evangelical Alliance does not make personal data available to external individuals or organisations.

How we collect information about you

Evangelical Alliance does not capture and store any personal information about individuals who access this website, except where you choose to give us your personal information.

These could include becoming a member, requesting resources, booking into an event, making a donation, or by sending us an email.

The Evangelical Alliance does not receive or hold any credit card details for donations/payments made via this website. All credit card payments are handled by our agents 'Secure Trading Limited'. Secure Server Software (SSL) is used to encrypt all credit card information sent from this website. For more details see our Privacy Policy.

1½ per cent of all gifts or payments by credit/debit card through the Evangelical Alliance website(s) goes to Secure Trading Limited to cover the costs of their service.

Why we collect information about you

To provide you with information about our work including membership related mailings, events, resources, fundraising and any other services described on our website.

To make sure we have an accurate record of all donations received.

To enhance or improve your experience on our website. When you indicate your preferences through our registration forms or through your use of our site, we may use this information to personalise the site to better meet your needs.

Who sees your information?

The information we collect through our website will be used exclusively within the Evangelical Alliance and the Alliance's Local Evangelical Fellowships. We do not pass any of your personal information to any other organisations and/or individuals without your express consent with the following exception:

Name and address details are passed to mailing houses to enable fulfillment of membership requirements and resources you have requested. These may include idea magazine, membership renewals, resources, fundraising and other membership information as required.

Where such details are provided we have confidentiality agreements in place that restrict the use of your information to the purpose for which it is provided and ensure it is kept no longer than necessary.

To minimise the risk of unauthorised disclosure of your information, we will use some of your information to verify who you are when you contact us.

Our Use of your information

The information that you provide to Evangelical Alliance will be used to provide you with information about our work including membership related mailings, events, resources, fundraising and other services and activities described on our website.

By providing information you are agreeing to receive mailings that communicate the work of the Evangelical Alliance.   

By providing your email address you are agreeing to your email address being used for the purposes of receiving emails that communicate the work of the Evangelical Alliance. 

The Evangelical Alliance uses MailChimp to send regular emails. By providing us with your details you are giving the Evangelical Alliance your express permission to transfer your data to MailChimp. If you do not give this permission then the Evangelical Alliance 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.

How long do we keep your information?

How long we keep your information collected through our website depends on the context in which you provided it.

We will 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 forms and transactions must be kept for a minimum of 12 years after the Gift Aid is no longer valid.

Viewing the information we hold about you

You may request details of all the information Evangelical Alliance holds about you by submitting a written request to our data protection officer. There is a charge for this service of £10 for each request. Write to: The Data Protection Officer, Evangelical Alliance, 176 Copenhagen Street, London, N1 0ST. Please include a telephone number and/or email address to enable us to contact you.

What is a Cookie?

A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user's hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a web site. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user's identification card, which tell a web site when the user has returned.

What is the purpose of cookies?

Cookies make the interaction between users and web sites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a web site to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the user's preferences or registration details for a future visit.

Web sites use cookies mainly because they save time and make the browsing experience more efficient and enjoyable. Web sites often use cookies for the purposes of collecting demographic information about their users.

Cookies enable web sites to monitor their users' web surfing habits and profile them for marketing purposes (for example, to find out which products or services they are interested in and send them targeted advertisements).

Are cookies dangerous?

No. Cookies are small pieces of text. They are not computer programs, and they can't be executed as code. Also, they cannot be used to disseminate viruses, and all modern browsers allow users to set their own limitations to the number of cookies saved on their hard drives.

Can cookies threaten users' privacy?

Cookies are stored on the computer's hard drive. They cannot access the hard drive - so a cookie can't read other information saved on the hard drive, or get a user's e-mail address etc. They only contain and transfer to the server as much information as the users themselves have disclosed to a certain web site.

How we use cookies

The Evangelical Aliance uses cookies to determine how our website visitors use the site and to enable some features to function, such as webpage comments and video players. Details of all the cookies that are set whilst using the Evangelical Alliance website are listed below along with links to any relevant third party privacy pollicies. 

Essential site cookies

Provider

Name

Purpose

Typical content

Expires

Evangelical Alliance

CFID
CFTOKEN
JSESSIONID
__jid

These cookies are essential to identify multiple requests from the same user for the duration of a session.

Randomly generated alphanumeric string of characters

When you close your browser

 

Evangelical Alliance

 

cc_cookie_accept

This cookie is set automatically, unless you have clicked "Decline Cookies". I t is also set if you click "Accept Cookies" below.

0 or cc_cookie_accept

1 year

cc_cookie_decline

When you click "Decline Cookies", a cookie is set in order to remember your preference.

 cc_cookie_decline

1 year

You can opt in (accept) or opt out (decline) of the following optional cookies using the links below, however the act of opting out (declining to accept cookies on this site) will also disable the features that require these cookies in order to work. To enable these features you will need to reset and then accept the use of cookies on this site – note you will always have the ability to opt in or out of using these optional cookies on this site by using the links below.

Non-essential site cookies

Provider

Name

Purpose

Typical content

Expires

More information

Google Analytics

_utma

These cookies are used to collect information about how visitors use our site. We use the information to compile reports and to help us improve the site. The cookies collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the site, where visitors have come to the site from and the pages they visited.

Randomly generated numbers

2 years

An overview of privacy at Google

 

_utmb

 

Randomly generated numbers

30 minutes

_utmc

 

Randomly generated numbers

 

When you close your browser

_utmz

Randomly generated numbers and information of how the site was reached

6 months

Addthis

__atuvc

This cookie created and read the AddThis javascript in order to make sure the user sees the updated count if they share a page and return to it before our share count cache is updated. No data from that cookie is sent back to AddThis and removing it when disabling cookies would cause unexpected behaviour for users.

Numbers

2 years

More information on the cookies set by AddThis


Non-essential third party cookies

Provider

Name

Purpose

Typical content

Expires

More information

Disqus

 

disqus_unique

We use a third party solution (Disqus.com) to handle our website comments, this solution stores cookies to ease return use of the website, further information can be found on their privacy policy.

Randomly generated number

1 year

The Disqus privacy policy

__qca

Randomly generated number

5 years

test

Number

When you close your browser

testCookie

Number

When you close your browser

disqusauth

how you logged into disqus.com, a randomly generated alphnumeric string and your disqus.com avatar

1 month

sessionid

Randomly generated alphnumeric string

2 weeks

__utma

Google Analytics cookies stored by disqus.com these cookies maybe set when a visitor opens a page with a disqus comment feature embedded into the page.

Randomly generated numbers

2 years

An overview of privacy at Google

__utmb

Randomly generated numbers

30 minutes

__utmc

Randomly generated numbers

When you close your browser

__utmz

Randomly generated numbers and information of how the site was reached

6 months

Addthis

uvc

We use AddThis to provide social media sharing functionality (share to facebook, twitter, Google +, email, etc). These cookies provide analytical information about where and how often our content is shared using Addthis. They also allow Addthis to customize their buttons to your useage patterns. Addthis cookies also generate data for Addthis to provide you advertising across the internet more relevant to you.

Numbers

2 years

The AddThis privacy policy

ssh

Randomly generated alphnumeric string

2 years

sshs

Services you have used (e.g. facebook, twitter, etc)

2 years

ssc

Services you have used (e.g. facebook, twitter, etc)

2 years

uit

Number

1 day

di

Randomly generated alphnumeric strings

2 years

dt

X

1 month

uid

Randomly generated alphnumeric string

2 years

loc

Country Code and randomly generated alphnumeric string

3 months

psc

Number

2 years

Vimeo

aka_debug

We use Vimeo for the majority of our video content these cookies are set when a visitor opens a page with a Vimeo video embedded into the page and interacts with the video (e.g. sets the volume, makes the video full screen, switches to HD)

Debugging information

When you close your browser

The Vimeo privacy policy

hd_preference

0 or 1

10 years

pl_volume

Numeric value

10 years

__utma

Vimeo use Google Analytics – stored by player.vimeo.com – these cookies are set when a visitor opens a page with a Vimeo video embedded into the page.

Randomly generated numbers

2 years

An overview of privacy at Google

__utmb

Randomly generated numbers

30 minutes

__utmc

Randomly generated numbers

When you close your browser

__utmz

Randomly generated numbers and information of how the site was reached

6 months

issuu

__qca

We use issuu.com to provide our digital magazines (such as idea), booklets, brochures and leaflets.

These cookies maybe set when a visitor opens a page with an issuu document embedded into the page.

Randomly generated alphanumeric string

5 years

The issuu privacy policy

__utma

issuu also use Google Analytics these cookies maybe set when a visitor opens a page with an issuu document embedded into the page.

Randomly generated numbers

2 years

An overview of privacy at Google

__utmb

Randomly generated numbers

30 minutes

__utmc

Randomly generated numbers

 

When you close your browser

__utmz

Randomly generated numbers and information of how the site was reached

6 months

Soundcloud

 

xtvrn

We use soundcloud.com to provide our audio content. These cookies may be set when a visitor opens a page with a Soundcloud player embedded into the page.

Randomly generated number

10 years

The Soundcloud privacy policy

xtan

Randomly generated numbers

10 years

xtant

Number

10 years

__qca

Randomly generated alphanumeric string

5 years

__utma

Soundcloud also use Google Analytics these cookies maybe set when a visitor opens a page with a Soundcloud player embedded into the page.

Randomly generated numbers

2 years

An overview of privacy at Google

__utmb

Randomly generated numbers

30 minutes

__utmc

Randomly generated numbers

 

When you close your browser

__utmz

Randomly generated numbers and information of how the site was reached

6 months

We also embed videos from YouTube using YouTube's privacy-enhanced mode. This mode may set cookies on your computer once you click on the YouTube video player, but YouTube will not store personally-identifiable cookie information for playbacks of embedded videos using the privacy-enhanced mode. To find out more please visit YouTube's embedding videos information page.

More information

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.

For more information about cookies, including instructions on deleting and controlling cookies, visit: www.aboutcookies.org

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites visit http://tools.google.com/dlpage/gaoptout.

If you are wondering about the new privacy law on cookies that came into effect on Thursday 26th May 2011, what it means for you, and what you should do, read this article on "how to comply with the new cookie regulations" written by our website developers.

How can I control cookies?

Browser controls

You can use your web browser (eg Internet Explorer) to:

  • delete all cookies
  • block all cookies
  • allow all cookies
  • block third-party cookies
  • clear all cookies when you close the browser
  • open a 'private browsing' session
  • install add-ons and plug-ins to extend broswer functionality

Browser

Where to find information about controlling cookies

Internet Explorer

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/278835

Chrome

https://www.google.com/chrome/intl/en-GB/more/privacy.html

Firefox

http://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/Clear%20Recent%20History

Safari

http://support.apple.com/kb/PH5042

Opera

http://www.opera.com/browser/tutorials/security/privacy/

 

Links to other sites

This website includes links to other sites. Evangelical Alliance cannot be held responsible for their privacy policies or the way in which they handle personal information.

This statement may be subject to updates and changes. Please revisit it each time that you consider giving personal data through this site.