WEBSITE VISITORS

Like most website operators, our website (Herefordshire Houses of Prayer – HHOP) collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. HHOP’s purpose in collecting non-personally identifying information is to better understand how HHOP’s visitors use its website. From time to time, HHOP may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

HHOP also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on WordPress.com blogs. HHOP only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

GATHERING OF PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

Certain visitors to HHOP’s website and social media accounts choose to interact with HHOP in ways that require HHOP to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that HHOP gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. In each case, HHOP collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with HHOP. HHOP does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

AGGREGATED STATISTICS

HHOP may collect statistics about the behaviour of visitors to its websites. For instance, HHOP may monitor the www.HHOP.org.uk website via services such as Google Analytics. HHOP may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, HHOP does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

PROTECTION OF CERTAIN PERSONALLY-IDENTIFYING INFORMATION

HHOP discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its volunteers and affiliated organizations that need to know that information in order to process it on HHOP’s behalf or to provide services available at HHOP’s websites. Some of those volunteers and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using HHOP’s website, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. HHOP will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its volunteers and affiliated organizations, as described above, HHOP discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when HHOP believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of HHOP, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of HHOP’s website and have supplied your email address, HHOP may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with HHOP and our projects. We expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. HHOP takes measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.

COOKIES

A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. HHOP uses cookies to help HHOP identify and track visitors, their usage of HHOP website, and their website access preferences. HHOP visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using HHOP’s website, with the drawback that certain features of HHOP’s website may not function properly without the aid of cookies.

PRIVACY POLICY CHANGES

Although most changes are likely to be minor, HHOP may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in HHOP’s sole discretion. HHOP encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy.