Privacy & Cookies Policy

How FIEC ("we") use your information.

Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.

Why are we collecting your data?

The information you provide about yourself or your church (including that of any individuals who are FIEC correspondents) will be used primarily for the provision of serving our family of churches and members of the FIEC Pastors’ Network. We will use your data for purposes related to our ministry including:

  • Updating you with important information for churches and Pastors' Network members
  • Updating you on our work & ministry (provided you have given us your permission to contact you like this)
  • Operational reasons, such as recording transactions, training and quality control
  • Statistical analysis
  • Updating and enhancing our records
  • Analysis to help us improve the way we serve you

The categories of information that we may collect, hold and share include:

  • Personal information (including but not limited to name, date of birth, address, telephone number and email address).
  • Characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth).

Storing your data

We hold your data for varying lengths of time depending on the type of information in question but in doing so we always comply with Data Protection legislation.

Our use of your information is subject to your instructions, Data Protection Legislation, other relevant legislation and our duty of confidentiality. Please note that our work may require us to give information to third parties such as experts, regulators, insurers, brokers and other professional advisers. On occasion, those parties may be located outside the UK and the European Union. We may disclose and exchange information with law enforcement agencies and regulatory bodies. Information may be held at our offices.


We have security measures in place to seek to ensure there is appropriate security for information we hold. We may use a third party service provider to store some or all of your data in the Cloud.

Your rights

Under Data Protection Legislation you have a right of access to the personal data that we hold about you. To make a request for your personal information contact [email protected]

You also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.

For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you please contact [email protected]

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

This website may contain links to other websites. This privacy policy only applies to this website. When you link to other websites you should read their own privacy policies.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 4th April 2022.


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the About Cookies website tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. Find out more about the specific ways we use cookies below.

We use cookies on this website to track user activity on the site and to enable various types of functionality. While we will endeavour to keep the list below updated, the site relies on many third party services and the list may therefore become out of date if those services alter the cookies they use.

Please note that all of these Cookies exist to enable functionality on the website and not for advertising purposes. If you do not wish these cookies to be tracked you can disable them in your browser, but this may negatively effect your experience on the site.

First Party Cookies

ServiceCookie NamePurposeDurationType
Craft CMSCRAFT_CSRF_TOKENThis cookie is set by the website
content management system. It is used for the purpose of
website security for Cross-Site Request Forgery prevention whenever
a form is used.
Craft CMSViewHistoryThis cookie tracks how many times a page or entry has been viewed on the site to
power filters for ‘most popular’ content.
10 yearsAnalytics cookie is set by the website to
determine that a website visitor has
read and agreed to the cookie usage
across the website.
6 monthsNecessary

Third Party cookies


Cookie Name

Google Analytics__gaThis cookie, installed by Google
Analytics, calculates visitor, session and campaign data and also keeps
track of site usage for the site's
analytics report. The cookie stores
information anonymously and assigns
a randomly generated number to
recognise unique visitors.
2 yearsAnalytics
Google Analytics__gidInstalled by Google Analytics, _gid
cookie stores information on how
visitors use a website, while also
creating an analytics report of the
website's performance. Some of the
data that are collected include the
number of visitors, their source, and
the pages they visit anonymously.
1 dayAnalytics
Google Analytics_gat_gtag_UA_310331_
Set by Google to distinguish users.1 minuteAnalytics
VimeovuidVimeo installs this cookie to collect
tracking information by setting a
unique ID to embed videos to the
2 yearsAnalytics
YouTubeYSCThis cookie is set by YouTube and is
used to track the views of embedded
YouTubeVISITOR_INFO1_LIVEA cookie set by YouTube to measure
bandwidth that determines whether the
user gets the new or old player
6 monthsAnalytics
YouTubePREFYouTube sets this cookie to store the
video preferences of the user using
embedded YouTube video.
2 yearsAnalytics
YouTubeCONSENTYouTube sets this cookie via
embedded youtube-videos and
registers anonymous statistical data
2 yearsAnalytics

What personal information do we collect?

We collect information from you when you register on our site or register for a Job search account.

When registering on our site, as appropriate, you may be asked to enter your: name, e-mail address or phone number.

What do we use your information for?

Any of the information we collect from you may be used in one of the following ways:

  • To personalise your experience
    Your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs
  • To improve our website
    We continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you
  • To improve service
    Your information helps us to more effectively respond to your service requests and support needs
  • To process transactions
    Your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company or organisation for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
  • To send periodic emails
    The email address you provide may be used to send you information, respond to inquiries, and/or other requests or questions.

How do we protect your information

We implement a variety of security measures to maintain the safety of your personal information when you enter, submit, or access your personal information.

Do we disclose any information to outside parties?

We do not sell, trade, or otherwise transfer to outside parties your personally identifiable information. This does not include trusted third parties who assist us in operating our website, conducting our business, or servicing you, so long as those parties agree to keep this information confidential. We may also release your information when we believe release is appropriate to comply with the law, enforce our site policies, or protect ours or others rights, property, or safety. However, non-personally identifiable visitor information may be provided to other parties for marketing, advertising, or other uses.

Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act Compliance

We are in compliance with the requirements of COPPA (Childrens Online Privacy Protection Act), we do not collect any information from anyone under 13 years of age. Our website, products and services are all directed to people who are at least 13 years old or older.

Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website privacy policy.

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using our contact form or the information below.

The Fellowship of Independent Evangelical Churches
41 The Point
Market Harborough

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