Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.

Caring for God’s Acre Privacy Statement
How we collect your data
We collect data from you when you sign up for our newsletter, volunteer with us, attend one of our courses or
events, or when you contact us by email, by post or in person.
What data we hold
The data we hold may include any or all of the following:
Email address
Postal address
Telephone number
If you are a member of CfGA, we will also hold details of your subscription and renewal date. We hold details
of invoices we have issued and received for customers and suppliers.
We are required to keep details of medical conditions and emergency contact numbers for our volunteers.
These are kept securely in sealed envelopes and are handed to the paramedic or first aider only in case of an
emergency. No one else has access to this information.
How we hold your data
Your electronic data is held on a secure server, and hard copies are held in a locked filing cabinet at the CfGA
office. We don’t share your information with any other individuals or organisations without your express
The basis on which we hold your data
We hold individuals’ data on the basis of consent. We must make clear to you how we are going to use your
data and we cannot use it for any other reason than the one/s you have agreed to.
We hold data belonging to companies and other organisations on the basis of legitimate interest.
This enables us to carry out our core activities, and to raise and pay invoices and maintain financial records.
How we use your data
We use your data for the purpose for which it was originally collected e.g. to send you our newsletter, to notify
you of upcoming courses or events or to carry out our core activities with companies and other organisations.
Your rights
Everyone has the right to see what data we hold for them. An access request must be acknowledged as soon
as possible and complied with free of charge within one month. This time may very occasionally be extended
in exceptional circumstances, but in this case you must be notified of the extension and the reason for it
within the one month window.
Individuals can request that their data is updated or removed at any time.
We can be contacted by email at [email protected]
by phone on 01588 673041
or by post at Caring for God’s Acre, 11 Drovers House, Craven Arms, Shropshire SY7 9BZ