Privacy and Cookie Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Newcastle Methodist District uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

The Newcastle Methodist District 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.

The Newcastle Methodist District may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 11th June 2015.

What we may collect

  • Name and job title
  • Contact information including email address
  • Demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
  • Other information relevant to customer surveys and/or offers

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular for the following reasons:

Internal record keeping.
We may use the information to improve our products and services.
We may periodically send emails about events or other information which we think you may find interesting using the email address which you have provided. You can opt out from receiving these emails at any time by following the unsubscribe instructions contained in each email.

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, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.

Cookies

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. Please be aware that our website uses anonymous analytical tracking cookies. We just wanted to let you know so that you can switch cookies off in your browser if you prefer.

The Google Analytics cookies collect information in an anonymous form, data including the number of visitors to the Newcastle Methodist District website, where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited during their session/time spent on the website.

We use this non-personal information to compile reports on usability for internal use only, and so we can learn from the needs of our visitors and improve their experience of the website.

Please remember;

  • This information is anonymous.
  • It is only used to improve our website.
  • You can change your computers settings to not allow cookies to be installed.

We implement Google Analytics features that use Display Advertising information for Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting on this site. We use the data provided by Google Analytics Demographics and Interest Reporting to develop the site and content around our users’ interests. You can opt out of Google Analytics without affecting how you visit our site – for more information on opting out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites you use, visit this page Google Analytics Opt Out

1st Party Cookies

Google Analytics with display advertising features – This allows us to gather information on how our site is used and how to improve it.

WordPress – This is the system that the website is built on and allows certain functionality to take place.

3rd Part Cookies

These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on this site. Cookies of this type are the sharing buttons across the site allow visitors to share content onto social networks. Cookies are currently set by Twitter, Facebook, Google+, Pinterest and some others. In order to implement these buttons, and connect them to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

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.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we are required by law to do so.