Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. In line with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) we have developed a Privacy Notice that covers why we collect and use your information. This privacy notice ensures that your personal data will be processed fairly and lawfully and in a transparent manner.

Please take a moment to familiarise yourself with our privacy practices.

1. Why we collect and process the data collected

Hope Church will be the Data Controller for the personal data you provide through the email The data will be used to identify you and provide you with the most appropriate advice and support.

2. Who will have access to your data

The collected information will be accessible by a small number of church administrators including the Minister of the church. If you contact us via enquiring about weddings, baptisms or christenings, the personal details contained in your email will be forwarded to the Minister at

Under data protection legislation, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you.

We do not pass on your details to any third party outside of the church and our administrators will not use your details in any way other than to respond to your enquiries.

3. How long are your details kept

Once contact has been made through, your details will only be retained on our systems for up to 1 year. If your enquiry relates to a wedding, baptism or christening, your personal details will be registered on a legal file and the church will ask if you are happy for us to keep your details on a register to periodically alert you about church activities or events.

4. Your rights

Under the data protection legislation, you have the right to:

  • access the personal data Hope Church ( or Cadoxton Methodist Church) holds on you;
  • require us to rectify inaccuracies in that data;
  • (in certain circumstances) object to or restrict processing;
  • (in certain circumstances) your data to be ‘erased’;
  • lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) who is our independent regulator for data protection.

5. Changes to this policy

Hope Church may make changes to this privacy policy at any time. Changes will be posted here and are effective immediately. When changes occur to this policy, if we are still holding your personal data, we will contact you on the email address we have recorded in your account to enable you to review the new version.

6. Other information collected on this website

We monitor user activity to enhance content provided on this site. This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google Inc. ('Google'). Google Analytics uses 'cookies' and JavaScript code to help analyse user activity on websites. The information generated about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored on Google servers in the United States.

Google will use this information to produce user activity reports for this website. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf.

Google will not associate your IP address with any other data previously held. You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser. Please note that if cookies are disabled, you may not be able to use the full functionality of this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

Read Google's Privacy Policy and Google's Terms of Service for detailed information.

7. Cookies

Cookies are small text files sent to your computer or mobile device by the websites that you visit. They help make websites work better and provide information to the owners of the site. For instance, this site uses YouTube cookies to embed videos in its pages and Google Analytics cookies to track users’ behaviour whilst on the site. By understanding how people use our site, we can improve the navigation and content to better meet people’s needs. The information collected includes IP address, pages visited, browser and operating system. The data will not be used to identify any user personally. The cookies we use on our site are:



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This tells us how you reached the site (e.g. from another website or a search engine)

Cookie control widget


Stores your cookie control preference. This is always set.

SESSION cookie


This stores log in information for administrators when they log in.