Privacy Policy

Church Action on Poverty is committed to protecting your privacy. We aim to ensure that any information you give us is held securely and safely.

This privacy statement explains how we collect, use and store information on the website, and what that might mean for you.

What information we collect

We collect data from our website for a number of reasons, primarily to provide you with the most useful and relevant information and services. We do this through collecting and analysing both anonymous, or aggregate, data, and personal data volunteered by you online. In some areas of this website, for example forms, emails, polls and survey submissions, we ask you for personal data such as your name, address and telephone number. We may use this personally identifiable information to process any requests, applications or transactions undertaken by you, and for internal administration and analysis.

We use this information only for the reason you have supplied it or any other reason for which you have given us permission to do so. Church Action on Poverty does not sell, rent, or share this information to others… ever.

Where relevant, information is provided to explain why the data is being collected and how it will be used. In some cases we may ask you to ‘opt-in’ to receive future communications including email bulletins. In other cases, when we ask you for information about yourself you may, by unticking the appropriate box provided, tell us that you do not want future communications from us.

In addition to information given explicitly by you, we also collect information about your visit to our website (for example, the date and time of your visit and the pages that you view). This information is collected in anonymous form. This kind of data helps us to understand how our visitors use our site so that future website development can better meet your needs.


Church Action on Poverty uses anonymous ‘cookie’ files to track visits to this website.

A cookie is an alphanumeric text file that is sent from a website and stored on your computer’s hard drive by your web browser. Cookies are essential for some websites to operate effectively but also to make your visit to a website a better experience, for example, by remembering who you are, so that when you visit again, we  recognise you as a previous visitor.

Managing Cookies

Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. To do this, look at the help menu on your browser, or use the following links to visit the relevant pages from providers of browsers: Internet Explorer, Firefox, Chrome and Safari.

Third-Party Cookies

Church Action on Poverty uses websites such as Flickr and YouTube to show image galleries and films. Pages from these providers may use cookies. As some of these services are based outside the UK and the European Union, they may fall outside the jurisdiction of EU and UK laws. If you are concerned about this, you can visit the Information Commissioner’s website for more information, or change the cookies settings on your browser (see above).

Church Action on Poverty also maintains a presence on social media channels including Facebook and Twitter.

If you share content from Church Action on Poverty’s website, a cookie may be used by the service you have chosen to use to share that content. Church Action on Poverty does not control these cookies. You should check the relevant third-party website for more information.


This website may contain links to other sites. Please be aware that Church Action on Poverty is not responsible for the privacy practices of such other sites. We encourage our users to be aware when they leave our site and to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information. This privacy statement applies solely to information collected by Church Action on Poverty.


Church Action on Poverty takes every precaution to protect your information. When you submit sensitive information via the website, your information is protected both online and offline. [DETAILS – SSL?]

Notification of changes

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page so our users are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it. We will use information in accordance with the privacy policy under which the information was collected.

Your feedback

At Church Action on Poverty, your privacy is extremely important. If you have any questions about the privacy statement, the practices of this site, or your dealings with us, please Contact Us and let us know. Thank you.