Information on Cookies and our Privacy and Data Protection policy, Safeguarding of children and vulnerable adults, and our Terms and Conditions can be found on this page.

Cookies 

A cookie is a small piece of data sent from a website and stored in a user's web browser. Everytime someone looks at the website the computer will send data back to the website. To find out more about cookies please visit the Wiki page. This site uses Google Analytics which will leave a cookie.

Privacy policy 

We take your right to privacy seriously and want you to feel comfortable using the web site. This Privacy Policy deals with personally identifiable information (referred to as "Data" below) that may be collected by us on our site.

1. Collection of Data.
Our registration process requires a valid e-mail address and your name. Like many web sites, we may also automatically receive general information that is contained in our server log files such as your IP address and cookie information.

2. Use of Data.
We may use Data to customise and improve your user experience on this site. We will make efforts so that your Data will not be provided to third parties.

3. Cookies.
Like many web sites, we set and use cookies to enhance your user experience by retaining your personal settings.

4. Editing or Deleting Your Account Information.
We provide you with the ability to edit the information in your profile. If you wish to be removed from the site please contact the website manager.

5. Changes to this Privacy Policy.
We may make changes to this Policy from time to time.

6. No Guarantees.
While this Privacy Policy states our standards for maintenance of Data and we will make efforts to meet them, we are not in a position to guarantee these standards. There may be factors beyond our control that may result in disclosure of data. As a consequence, we disclaim any warranties or representations relating to maintenance or nondisclosure of Data.

7. Contact Information.
If you have any questions about this Policy or our web site, please feel free to contact website manager.


Safeguarding in the church

It is the responsibility of each individual within the fellowship of the Church to prevent the physical, sexual or emotional abuse of children and young people. This is also extended to the protection of vulnerable adults.

Any incident that you feel may be an abuse of another person, or any situation that you feel might lead to abuse should be discussed in the first instance with the safeguarding coordinator; currently William Phillips (01360 440815). This will allow them to express their concerns and feelings in confidence.

If there is a case that may need to be investigated then the coordinator will call a meeting of the safeguarding team who will then decide if this has to be taken again in confidence to the Kirk Session. The Minister, who has an important pastoral role to everyone in the church family, may then be involved at this stage.

Everyone who is involved with young people in any capacity at present in the church MUST be security checked, even if they have been police checked in another situation.

Data Protection documents

Data Protection Policy (click for more details)

Data Retention Policy (click for more details)

Terms and conditions

By using this site you agree to the following terms and conditions:

Acceptance of Terms of Use and Amendments.
Each time you use or cause access to this web site, you agree to be bound by these Terms of Use, and as amended from time to time with or without notice to you.

1. Our Service.
Our web site and services provided to you on and through our web site on an "AS IS" basis.You agree that the owners of this web site exclusively reserve the right and may, at any time and without notice and any liability to you, modify or discontinue this web site and its services or delete the data you provide, whether temporarily or permanently. We shall have no responsibilty or liability for the timeliness, deletion, failure to store, inaccuracy, or improper delivery of any data or information.

2. Registration
If you register to use this site then you agree to provide accurate information about yourself.

3. Privacy Policy.
Data collected about yourself will be subject to our privacy policy.

4. Registration and Password.
It is your responsibility to ensure that you keep your username and password safe.

5. Your Conduct.
When using this site you agree to act responsibly and in an honourable way towards other users.

You explicitly agree, in using this web site or any service provided, that you shall not:
(a) provide any Content or perform any conduct that may be unlawful, illegal, threatening, harmful, abusive, harassing, stalking, tortious, defamatory, libelous, vulgar, obscene, offensive, objectionable, pornographic, designed to or does interfere or interrupt this web site or any service provided, infected with a virus or other destructive or deleterious programming routine, give rise to civil or criminal liability, or which may violate an applicable local, national or international law;
(b) impersonate or misrepresent your association with any person or entity, or forge or otherwise seek to conceal or misrepresent the origin of any Content provided by you;
(c) collect or harvest any data about other users;
(d) provide or use this web site and any Content or service in any commercial manner or in any manner that would involve junk mail, spam, chain letters, or any other form of unauthorised advertising without our prior written consent;
(e) to hack or try to obtain access to the site

6. Disclaimer of warranties.
You understand and agree that your use of this web site and any services or content provided (the "Service") is made available and provided to you at your own risk. It is provided to you "As is" and we expressly disclaim all warranties of any kind, implied or express, including but not limited to the warranties of merchantability, fitness for a particular purpose, and non-infringement.

We make no warranty, implied or express, that any part of the service will be uninterrupted, error-free, virus-free, timely, secure, accurate, reliable, of any quality, nor that any content is safe in any manner for download.

7. Limitation of liability.
You expressly understand and agree that we shall not be liable for any direct, indirect, special, indicental, consequential or exemplary damages, including but not limited to, damages for loss of profits, goodwill, use, data or other intangible loss (even if we have been advised of the possibility of such damages), resulting from or arising out of (I) the use of or the inability to use the service, (ii) the cost to obtain substitute goods and/or services resulting from any transaction entered into on through the service, (iii) unauthorized access to or alteration of your data transmissions, (iv) statements or conduct of any third party on the service, or (v) any other matter relating to the service. 

[Note: "We" - means Balfron Church]