Our principles/promise:

  • Edinburgh City Mission is committed to protecting privacy and to securely storing any of the personal details that you chose to share with us in writing and online. We will only use the information you share with us for the purpose it was given and not for unrequested marketing purposes. 
  • This policy applies to information we collect and use; this includes information given online through our website, by returning a postal form or through legitimate interest. 

How we collect information/what information we collect?

  • If you have given us authority we hold the following information about you on our e-tapestry database: Name, Address, Email, Church connection if any, any gifts or donations (including Gift Aid information) and any other information volunteered by you. 
  •  We collect this information in order to send you relevant updates of our ongoing work through our Prayer Letters, Newsletters, invites to upcoming events and to process financial transactions and donations. 
  • We will only share relevant information with trusted 3rd parties where necessary e.g. Sharing with a postal delivery service to post newsletters. We will not share your information for marketing purposes. 

Who has access to your information? 

  • Information we hold is only available to the necessary and relevant members of our staff team.

How do we take a payment? 

  • No payment information is held on servers. 
  • Information is stored on e Tapestry, this software is GDPR compliant.
  •  Justgiving and Stewardship operate on their own and just deposit the money to us. We do not hold account information.
  •  We keep addresses for Gift Aid and submit them to the HMRC monthly.

How to contact us to remove or update your information. Or to request a copy of the information we hold about you. 

 Please allow 4 weeks for this to be processed. 

The use of cookies:

What Are Cookies

As is common practice with almost all professional websites this site uses cookies, which are tiny files that are downloaded to your computer, to improve your experience. This page describes what information they gather, how we use it and why we sometimes need to store these cookies. We will also share how you can prevent these cookies from being stored however this may downgrade or 'break' certain elements of the sites functionality.

For more general information on cookies see the Wikipedia article on HTTP Cookies.

How We Use Cookies

We use cookies for a variety of reasons detailed below. Unfortunately, in most cases there are no industry standard options for disabling cookies without completely disabling the functionality and features they add to this site. It is recommended that you leave on all cookies if you are not sure whether you need them or not in case they are used to provide a service that you use.

Disabling Cookies

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The Cookies We Set

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From time to time we offer user surveys and questionnaires to provide you with interesting insights, helpful tools, or to understand our user base more accurately. These surveys may use cookies to remember who has already taken part in a survey or to provide you with accurate results after you change pages.

When you submit data to through a form such as those found on contact pages or comment forms cookies may be set to remember your user details for future correspondence.

Third Party Cookies

In some special cases we also use cookies provided by trusted third parties. The following section details which third party cookies you might encounter through this site.

This site uses Google Analytics which is one of the most widespread and trusted analytics solution on the web for helping us to understand how you use the site and ways that we can improve your experience. These cookies may track things such as how long you spend on the site and the pages that you visit so we can continue to produce engaging content.

For more information on Google Analytics cookies, see the official Google Analytics page.

We also use social media buttons and/or plugins on this site that allow you to connect with your social network in various ways. For these to work the following social media sites including; Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, will set cookies through our site which may be used to enhance your profile on their site or contribute to the data they hold for various purposes outlined in their respective privacy policies.

More Information

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