Cookies and Privacy Policy

About this cookie and privacy policy

This Cookie and Privacy 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 this cookie and privacy policy.

Your consent applies to the following domains: nottinghamguildofststephen.co.uk

About Us

The Guild of St Stephen in the Diocese of Nottingham is an affiliated branch of the Archconfraternity of the Guild of St Stephen (Westminister) established in 1906 as the Archconfraternity prima primaria; erected under Canon 312 of the new Code of Canon Law. For more information about the Archconfraternity constitution see Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Guild_of_St._Stephen or Archconfraternity Website at  http://www.guildofststephen.org/ 

On the 22nd November 1935 the first branch was established in Nottingham Diocese. It now encompasses over 100 Parish in the Diocese affiliated to the Archconfraternity at Westminster. It is managed and controlled by a Priest Director appointed by the Bishop and the Diocesan Lay Committee comprised of a guild chair, and whomever appointed working with the Archconfraternity lay Central Council at Westminister and the Bishop’s Secretary.

This website exists to assist the Diocesan Director and Council in the development of the Guild, and to provide information and resources for all Altar Servers, to assist their ministry and leadership in local parishes around the Diocese of Nottingham. This website has been designed in WordPress using a responsive theme (adapts to tablets and smartphones) to be best viewed on a computer in Internet Explorer 8 and above, Google Chrome and Mozilla Firebox.

For website queries and to add content please contact the webmaster at: ndguildofststephen@gmail.com

Our domain is: nottinghamguildofststephen.co.uk

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, ensuring any advertisements if present 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.

Marketing: Our website may display advertisements. These cookies are used to personalise any advertisements that may be present so that they are meaningful to you. These cookies also help us keep track of the efficiency of these ad campaigns.

The information stored in these cookies may also be used by the third-party ad providers to show you ads on other websites on the browser as well.

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.

The below list details the cookies used in our website.

CookieDescription
bid_1_password_protected_authCookie that monitors and stores input of a password for password protected pages
timezoneThis cookie monitors the timezone of browsing, thereby recording the temporal and geographical location of the user for analytical purposes.
viewed_cookie_policyThis cookie registers whether you have viewed and accepted the cookie information bar that appears at the top of the website. It is a persistent cookie that will last for one year, and means that the site will “remember” that you have clicked “Accept & Close” on the cookie information bar so that the bar does not appear again the next time you visit this site. From the GDPR Cookie Consent plugin.
wordpress_logged_in_[hash]WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. After login, wordpress sets the wordpress_logged_in_[hash] cookie, which indicates when you’re logged in, and who you are, for most interface use.
wordpress_test_cookieWordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. Used on sites built with Wordpress. Tests whether or not the browser has cookies enabled.
wordpress_[hash]On login, wordpress uses the wordpress_[hash] cookie to store your authentication details. Its use is limited to the admin console area, /wp-admin/
wp-settings-{time}-[UID]WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.
wp-settings-{time}-[UID]WordPress uses cookies, or tiny pieces of information stored on your computer, to verify who you are. There are cookies for logged in users and for commenters. WordPress also sets a few wp-settings-{time}-[UID] cookies. The number on the end is your individual user ID from the users database table. This is used to customize your view of admin interface, and possibly also the main site interface.

Some of the above cookies may not be applicable to all users, just to administrators and editors and those logged in to WordPress editor.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments: When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media: If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms: Information on contact forms on our webpage are forwarded to an e-mail address. Your data from this message will be stored on secure servers with our website hosting on password protected e-mail accounts accessible only to account holders. By sending this message you consent to your title, name, e-mail address and information disclosed in the message to be stored so a response may be given.

Administrator Account: If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed. If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites: Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Please note, the Diocese of Nottingham Guild of St Stephen is not responsible for the content of external links; inclusion of a link should not necessarily mean the Diocese of Nottingham Guild of St Stephen endorse any views or opinions expressed or made on the external website or the site’s owners.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue. Retaining messages sent via the forms on this website may be indefinite so that we can respond to your message through e-mail and keep a record to provide the appropriate follow-up.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

How can I control the cookie preferences?

Should you decide to change your preferences later through your browsing session, you can click on this link to bring 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.

Delete Cookies

Please note that deleting cookies using the link above may affect the way you view webpages on our domain.

In addition to this, different browsers provide different methods to block and delete cookies used by websites. You can consider using an ‘Incognito Mode’ browser which doesn’t store cookies or 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 wikipedia.org, www.allaboutcookies.org.

Additional information

How we protect your data Your data is stored on a password protected server owned by our website hosting provider skyhost.eu. E-mail messages are stored on a secure password protected server, and accounts for individual e-mail addresses are accessible only to password holders. These e-mail messages are kept confidential and are best as possible forwarded to intended recipients only.

What data breach procedures we have in place In the unlikely event that a data breach has occurred, under Section 34 of GDPR, a ‘personal data breach notification procedure’ is activated and a formal record and notification is made to the data controller of a data breach. The data controller is notified of the kind of data breach and makes a relevant response to inform relevant parties including the Information Commissioner’s Office.

External Links

Please note, the Diocese of Nottingham Guild of St Stephen is not responsible for the content of external links; inclusion of a link should not necessarily mean the Diocese of Nottingham Guild of St Stephen endorse any views or opinions expressed or made on the external website or the site’s owners.

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