This is the website cookies and privacy notice for https://thedrivestannes.org.uk, hereafter referred to as the “Website”.
Who we are
We are volunteers, managing the Website on behalf of The Drive Methodist Church, based at 268 Clifton Drive South, Lytham St Annes, Lancashire, FY8 1LH. Our Website address is https://thedrivestannes.org.uk.
For Website privacy queries please contact the webmaster, Ray Brown, by selecting “Webmaster” in the “For Attention Of” section of the Contact Us form. For all other privacy queries and escalation of website privacy queries please use the contact details given in the Managing Trustees’ Privacy Notice.
The Website runs using WordPress software.
The Website uses a number of WordPress plugins including:
What personal data we collect and why we collect it
When visitors leave comments on the Website 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.
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 .
You should not enter private or confidential information in the contact form.
All data you enter into the Website contact form is sent to the webmaster initially, via email. It is also stored on the WordPress server hosted by solidrock.co.uk. Website administrators can see that data. That data may be retained indefinitely unless you contact us and request us to delete it.
The webmaster will forward the email containing data entered into the Website contact form to the member of the Church committee who can best respond to it. In some cases, that email (or data within it) may be forwarded to other individuals or organisations for the purpose of providing a response.
If you leave a comment on the Website 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 the Website, 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 the Website 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.
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.
For users that register on the 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.