The Parishes of Allendale and Whitfield with Ninebanks are committed to protecting your personal data that we hold. We want you to know that you can trust us to respect your privacy and keep your personal information safe.

On 25th May 2018 new legislation came into force called the General Data Protection Regulation, which is usually referred to as GDPR. This new legislation provides you with additional safeguards for how your personal data is used and stored. It allows you to have more control over what happens to your information.

In the interests of transparency we have also included our Data Protection Policy.

We are sorry if all this sounds a bit indigestible, but we must comply with what is required by law.

Website Privacy Policy

Parishes of Allendale and Whitfield with Ninebanks

Glossary of terms

‘We’, ‘we’, ‘us’,  The Parishes of Allendale and Whitfield with Ninebanks.


This policy was last updated on the: 14th February 2019

Your regular review of these terms is assumed with your continued use of the website.

We do not provide any warranty or guarantee as to the accuracy, timeliness, performance, completeness or sustainability of the information and materials found and offered on this website for any particular purpose.

Despite our best efforts this website in whole may contain errors, we do not accept liability for loss or damage caused by inaccurate information.

Use of any information or materials on this website is entirely at your own risk, for which we shall not be liable. It shall be your own responsibility to ensure that any products/services or information available including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with the use of this website meet you specific requirements; in no event will we be liable for any loss or damage including without limitation, indirect or consequential loss or damage, or any loss or damage whatsoever arising from the loss of data or profits arising out of, or in connection with the use of this website.

We may include links to and from other sites, by following these links you are agreeing to the respective sites own terms and policies; ‘we’ hold not obligation or further contract once you have left the pages of our site and accept no responsibility or liability for the contents of these sites or their terms.

We hold no control over the content of such sites and disclaim any liability in respect of your use of such sites.

We do not like spam, and will never knowingly send spam to you.

We will never sell, rent or otherwise distribute or make public your personal information without your permissions.


The Parishes of Allendale and Whitfield with Ninebanks are committed to protecting the personal information of our users. This policy answers some important questions about how ‘we’ collect, use and protect your personal details including:

  • What personally identifiable information is collected from you through this website (, how it is used and with whom it may be shared.
  • What choices are available to you regarding your data
  • Security procedures ‘we’ have in place to protect your personal information
  • information about our cookies policy.

How and why we collect information

As with the vast majority of websites, this website automatically collects information relating to requests sent via your computer/web browser, this information is used for system administration and bug tracking, to detect site misuse and to provide statistical information related to the usage of the website. The information collected will be kept and reviewed periodically.

Information is also collected through our online contact forms and email links – we will use your information to reply to your communication but it is never shared with third parties without your consent.

What we collect

When using our website we sometimes receive personal information about you. For example, if you fill in a contact form you will tell us who you are and how we can contact you, any comment you might make and any message you leave/submit through contact forms.

We may also collect anonymised browsing information, which may include

  • Page Information
    • URL – the URL of the page the user is viewing
    • Title – the title of the page the user is viewing
  • Browser Information
    • Browser name – the browser the user is using
    • Viewport or Viewing pane – the size of the browser window
    • Screen resolution – the resolution of the user’s screen
    • Java enabled – whether or not the user has Java enabled
  • User Information
    • Location – this is derived from the IP address where the hit originated. The IP address itself is anonymized and cannot be seen
    • Language – derived from the language settings of the browser
    • Date and time you visit our website
    • Device –The type of device your using (Desktop, mobile, tablet), branding model and marketing name of your device (if available) and your service provider
    • Source/Medium – where your came from. The Source is the place you were are before seeing coming to our website, like a search engine or another website. The Medium describes how you arrived at our website.
    • Viewing behaviour – includes information of which pages you visit, which page you viewed beforehand, how long you are on a page, what links you clicked and which page you visited next (or if you left the site) – This information is a gathered statistic and cannot be used to personally identify

No personally identifiable information is collected about you unless you explicitly submit that information on this website. We are not able to single out any single user of our website using the data we collect.

How we use this information

Summary statistics are extracted from the data collected, some of which may be made publicly available – however these will not include any personal information by which individuals could be identified.

If you pass information to us through the website including contact information we may use this to reply to your communication, provide you with services (eg. Church Hall Booking), alert you to other relative information, events, news, etc. We will keep your information confidential and generally we will only use your information within the Parishes of Allendale with Whitfield and Ninebanks.

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.


Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit.

To learn more about cookies, you can visit You will also find details on how to block and delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. For information on how to do this on the browser of your mobile phone you will need to refer to your handset manual.

You can find out more about cookies and how they work from Directgov (

Please be aware that restricting cookies may impact on the functionality of ‘’ website

You can find out more about Google’s cookies on their privacy policy:

YouTube & Vimeo

If you play an embedded video on our site, there may a cookie set by YouTube or Vimeo containing anonymous, non-personally-identifiable information (unless you are logged in to a google account, if so you can find your privacy settings within your account settings) about the number of playbacks of embedded videos. To find out more please visit YouTube’s embedding videos information page. You can find out more on the Google Privacy Policy (Google owns YouTube) : 

and the Vimeo Privacy Policy:

Copyright & Photography

Photographs within this website may not be reproduced for any purpose without prior permission which must be obtained in writing from the Rector. If you would like to know more about copyright in images please contact the Rector.


It is important for you to appreciate that this website provides extensive links to other independent websites, both within the Church of England and outside. This policy only applies to direct access to the Parishes of Allendale and Whitfield with Ninebanks – URLs starting with

We are not responsible for the availability or content (including cookies) of external sites that may be linked to, from the site. If you find a broken link or if you have any questions or concerns about a link, please contact our webmaster via the Rector

We are committed to protecting your personal data but if for some reason you are not happy with any aspect of how we collect and use your data, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), the UK supervisory authority for data protection issues (

We would be grateful if you would contact us first if you do have a complaint so that we can try to resolve it for you.

To exercise all relevant rights, queries, access or complaints please in the first instance contact the Rector either by email or by post: Rector of Allendale and Whitfield with Ninebanks, The Rectory, 16, Forstersteads, Allendale, Northumberland. NE47 9AS

To find out more about your personal information and what you can do visit the ICO (Information Commissioner’s Office) website:

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113, via emailor at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.