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Safeguarding Policy

Personal Information

We will not use any information collected about you from your use of the website referred to above unless you have actively agreed to it being used in a specific manner. We will not contact you unless you have expressly requested that contact. St John Vianney Parish takes care to ensure that it adheres to the provisions of the Unsolicited Electronic Messages Act 2007 and will only collect and use information from you on this website in accordance with the Act and the Privacy Act 2020.

We will not under any circumstances release, sell, publish, or give away personal information to any other person or organisation unless required by law or subject to the consent of the information supplier. Information obtained from website users may be collated and used for statistical purposes but will not identify the user in any way.  

We will not collect from you any sensitive information relating to the prohibited grounds of discrimination set out in the Human Rights 1993 (namely, sex, marital status. religious or ethical belief, colour, race, ethnic or national origins, disability, age, political opinion, employment or family status, sexual orientation), other than with your express consent or where the collection is either authorized by law or is reasonably necessary to enforce the law or to establish or defend a legal claim.

Only the Parish Priest and Parish Secretary of St John Vianney Parish are able to access your personal information.

Disclosure of Information to Third Parties

Our website may contain links to other websites or usage of third-party websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices of linked websites and linked websites are not subject to our privacy policies and procedures. We are not responsible for risks and liabilities when engaging in any third-party websites like Facebook, Twitter or Google. Please refer to the Terms of Use on individual websites for further details.

Access to Personal Information

You may request access to any personal information held about you and your request will be granted unless there are reasonable grounds to deny access. If you consider any information held is inaccurate, you may ask for a correction and you may at any time ask to be removed from any mailing or distribution list on which, previously, you have asked to be included.

Written requests for access, correction and removal should be accompanied by proof of identity and should be made to:

Non-Personal Information

If you access our website, we may collect additional personal information about you in the form of your IP address and domain name. Our website records standard information such as time, date and URL of request (the web page you arrived from) via our web servers. This information is recorded by all web servers and is used to improve the functionality, structure and performance of our website. We analyse non-identifiable web traffic data to improve our services and the use that visitors make of this website.

When you use the website, our server logs the following information, which is provided by your browser: 

  • your server's IP address (a number that is unique to the machine through which you are connected to the Internet) or your personal IP address 

  • The type of browser and operating system you are using 

  • the domain name of the referring site (e.g. the previous Site that you visited).

This information does not personally identify you. We may analyze this non-personal information for certain trends and statistics, such as which parts of the website users are visiting, which features or services are most popular and to measure the effectiveness of the website. We do not disclose information about individuals except for the reasons set out above.

Changes to our Policy

We may, at our discretion, update or revise this Policy from time to time. Any changes will take effect immediately once they are posted here, so we encourage you to periodically review this page for the latest information on privacy practices at St John Vianney Parish. 

If you have any questions about our privacy policies or any other matter, please email our Parish Office: