Privacy, Plumbline and you

Last updated: 11 June 2018


Who we are

We are Plumbline Ministries International, a registered charity number 327271.

In order to provide this website and run our events, we need to store personal information. This document explains how we collect and use that information.

Find out more about Plumbline here.

If you have any further questions regarding our privacy policy, please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.


What personal data we collect and why we collect it

We collect very little data.

We use cookies provided by Google Analytics to track the number of visitors to our website, and to see which pages they are interacting with. That data is anonymised so we cannot actually track individuals.

If you book onto an event via our website, or a subsidiary of it, then we will collect the minimum needed to provide you with the best service we can. This personal data includes:
• Name
• Email address
• Home address and billing address
• Contact number
• Requests for special arrangements
• Gift aid status


Who do we share your personal data with?

We treat your personal data confidentially. To provide the service we do, we are in contract with a 3rd party who provides us with server/web hosting facilities. The 3rd party has no knowledge of this data, nor can it view, share or collect this specific data. Your data may also be shared with Huntingdonshire Community Church as we work in collaboration with them to administrate a number of our events.


How do we secure your personal data?

When we collect your personal information we use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorised access. However, no data transmission over the internet is 100% secure. As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, we cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk.

We are not responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other websites even if you accessed the third party website using links from our website. We recommend that you check the policy of each website you visit and contact the owner or operator of such website if you have concerns or questions.


How long do we keep your personal data for?

Data for events bookings is kept only as long as is needed to facilitate the event and fulfil legal obligations. If you have requested to join a mailing list, we will hold your data in order to fulfil your request to us.

Use of cookies

Our website uses cookies, small pieces of information transferred to your computer’s hard disk from a website. They allow websites to store information about your browsing patterns, making the website more useful to you. Many major sites use cookies. In fact, they are commonly used throughout the internet to offer personalised services. Most browsers are automatically set to accept cookies. Each time you use a website, the cookie is accessed. This way, it can track the features you use and the pages and content that you view on the website to help personalise your experience.

Google Analytics’ cookies record if people are new or returning users, which pages people viewed and for how long. We do not use this data beyond the site traffic statistics, and no personal information is collected during this process.

You may disable cookie support on your browser if you wish. However it may limit the functionality of our website.


Linking to other websites/ third party content

You may also find links to other external web sites on our sites such as Plumbline-related churches and ministries. Plumbline Ministries International is not responsible for any of these sites or the data collection or retention policies of them. We recommend that you check the policy of each website you visit prior to entering any personal information.

If we take payment on our website, it is processed externally by PayPal. This means that all sensitive data is transmitted directly to the payment processor without passing through our servers. This enables us to remain PCI-DSS compliant as we do not retain any of this sensitive data.


Your rights in relation to your personal data

Your rights to your personal data include:
• The right to access your personal information
• The right to have your information corrected or deleted
• The right to withdraw your consent for us to process your information
• The right to request a copy of the information we hold about you
• The right to restrict or object to the processing of your information
• The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office

You can exercise these rights by getting in contact with us and we will strive to respond to each request as quickly as possible and fulfil the request as effectively as we can.

There may also be some circumstances when the rights may be limited, for example if we are asked to delete data which we are required to keep by law, or as an administrative requirement.

You can tell us at any time that you would prefer that we do not use your information for marketing purposes.


How to get in contact with us

If you have any questions or concerns about our privacy policy, please contact us using the details at the bottom of the page.