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Privacy Policy

Cornerstone is committed to protecting your privacy.

This Online Privacy Policy describes the information we collect from visitors to our website, how we use it and your rights about the information you submit. We may update this policy occasionally to reflect changes in the law or to cover new or changed features. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Policy.

Who are we?

Cornerstone is a church based in Black Notley (nr Braintree), providing youth and adult ministry to the local area.

We are a UK registered Charity, No. 1120051

You can contact us by email:

or at our registered address: 183 Witham Road, Black Notley, Essex, CM77 8NB

or by phone: 01376 342012 


Information we collect from you

We do not obtain any personally identifiable information about you when you just view our website.

Google Analytics – Google Analytics is a web analytics service that uses cookies stored on your computer to collect and report website usage data.  At some point we may use Google Analytics to help us learn more about how visitors are interacting with our web site. Google collects the IP address you use when you visit this web site but does not collect any other personally identifiable information about you.  We do not combine the information that Google collects with any other personally identifiable information. You can read more about Google Analytics data privacy and security here.


How and why we use your information

Throughout the lifetime of this website, we may collect and retain data that is required in connection with the relationship you have with us (for example an interested party) and we will provide you with information that we believe is important, in your interest to know, or that you have permitted us to send to you.  At present, no such information is stored, other than enquiries through email.  By contacting us through this site though, we may use the information you provide to:

  • tell you about our work, news, resources or events.

  • let you know about other projects or events that may be of interest to you and are consistent with our  purposes.

  • to review the use which visitors make of our website, to respond to your communications with us or questions, and to protect website security.

The above is not currently in use, but may be incorporated in the future

We will not sell or rent your information to third parties.

We will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes.

We may pass your information to our third party service providers, agents, subcontractors and other associated organisations for the purposes of completing tasks and providing services to you on our behalf (for example to process donations and send you mailings). However, when we use third party service providers (like, but not limited to, the ones mentioned earlier) we disclose only the personal information that is necessary to deliver the service and they in turn are bound by GDPR to keep your information secure and not to use it for their own direct marketing purposes.

We may need to pass on information if required by law or by a regulatory body. For example, a Gift Aid audit by the HMRC, or if asked for details by a law enforcement agency.

We will hold your information only for as long as is necessary and we review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid).


Your choices

It is important to us that the information we hold is accurate, up to date, and that we are using it in the way that you expect.

Please contact us if you would like to:

  • review the information about you that we hold. To ensure the confidentiality of everyone’s data, in some circumstances we may need proof of identity before we can release this information.

  • update your information, for example your email or postal address.

  • ask us to delete all of the information about you that we hold.

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If you have any queries concerning our privacy policy, data usage or any other issues relating to GDPR compliance,

do not hesitate to contact us using the details above.

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