Privacy Policy

…of the Church of England in Marsden and Slaithwaite with East Scammonden

We are the Church of England in Marsden (St Bartholomew’s) and Slaithwaite with East Scammonden (St James’ and Shred Mission) and this website is managed by the Vicar of the Benefice

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site, this website collects the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Subscribing to posted content

We use MailChimp to manage subscriptions to posted content, chosen for the free yet secure service they provide. For further information on the security of your email when subscribing via MailChimp please follow this link to their security page


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


The data you leave here is…

only available to the Vicar and Officers of the Church of England in Marsden and Slaithwaite with East Scammonden. Your data is never sold, lent, leased, shared or distributed.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

Further details of questions: write to the Vicar, care of: The Vicarage, Slaithwaite, West Yorkshire

Additional information

How we protect your data

We are not a large anonymous organisation: if you have shared data with us beyond the normal website stuff, you’ll already know that. Any data you have shared is kept either on hardcopy in the Church safe, or in a secure file in the Vicar’s study – most often hardcopy; such as Wedding, Funeral or Baptism information, GDPR consent forms, or electoral roll information. Any financial information is only available to our Treasurer and once again, you will already know that you’ve shared that for the purposes of supporting the work of the Church or Gift Aid declarations. The Church Treasurers keep this information confidential.

What data breach procedures we have in place

The nature of the data we hold is confidential, and used only by those who have a defined role directly related to the data concerned. Data is not shared beyond this scope. If a data breach were to have happened, the Vicar and the Parochial Church Council – who meet regularly – would review any breaches of data and contact those concerned.

What third parties we receive data from

You may have been redirected to our website from a third party, but we do not receive any data from them.

What automated decision making and/or profiling we do with user data

It’s all about the spam comments: beyond that we have no further automated decision making or profiling.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

The only time we will share information is for the purposes of safeguarding: where a child or vulnerable adult are at risk and we receive a disclosure of previous or imminent harm. In this case we report the information directly to the police.