This Policy applies to personal information submitted by you on this website and to any information automatically retrieved during your visits to these website.
Personal Information We will collect and use information from you on this website only in accordance with the Privacy Act 1993.
We will not under any circumstances release, sell, publish, or give away personal information to any other person or organisation unless required by law or subject to the consent of the information supplier. Information obtained from website users will be used for Parish purposes only. But we may also collate and use data for statistical purposes, that will not identify the user in any way, and release this information to other users who have a genuine interest in it.
We will not collect from you any sensitive information relating to the prohibited grounds of discrimination set out in the Human Rights 1993 (namely, sex, marital status. religious or ethical belief, colour, race, ethnic or national origins, disability, age, political opinion, employment or family status, sexual orientation), other than with your express consent, or where collection is either authorised by law or is reasonably necessary to enforce the law or to establish or defend a legal claim.
Only authorised employees of the Parish of Our Lady, Star of the Sea are able to access your personal information.
Access to Personal Information You may request access to any personal information held about you and your request will be granted unless there are reasonable grounds to deny access. If you consider any information held is inaccurate, you may ask for a correction and you may at any time ask to be removed from any mailing or distribution list on which you have been included. Written requests for access, correction and removal should be accompanied by proof of identity and should be made to the Parish secretary.
Non-Personal Information Our website records standard information such as time, date and URL of request (the web page you arrived from) via our web servers. This information is recorded by all web servers and is used to improve the functionality, structure and performance of our website. We analyse non-identifiable web traffic data to improve our services and the use which visitors make of this website.
When you use the website our server logs the following information, which is provided by your browser:
your server’s IP address (a number which is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet) or your personal IP address
the type of browser and operating system you are using, and other information necessary to present a webpage to your computer.
the domain name of the referring site (e.g. the previous Site that you visited)
the pages of our website you have visited
This information does not personally identify you. We may analyse this non-personal information for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of the website users are visiting, which features or services are most popular and to measure the effectiveness of the website. We do not disclose information about individuals except for the reasons set out above.
Changes to our Policy We may, at our discretion, update or revise this Policy from time to time. Any changes will take effect immediately once they are posted here, so we encourage you to periodically review this page for our latest privacy practices.
If you have any questions about our privacy policies or any other matter, please contact the Parish Secretary or the Webmaster.