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Website Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how the Hunstanton and Saxon Shore Benefice (the ‘Benefice’) uses and protects any information that you provide when you use this website.

The parishes that comprise the Hunstanton and Saxon Shore Benefice are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from 24th April 2018.

What is the Hunstanton and Saxon Shore Benefice?

The eight parish churches that collectively are known as the Hunstanton and Saxon Shore Benefice are:

  • Brancaster - St. Mary the Virgin
  • Burnham Deepdale - St. Mary
  • Holme-next-the-Sea - St. Mary the Virgin
  • Hunstanton - St. Edmund
  • Old Hunstanton - St. Mary
  • Ringstead - St. Andrew
  • Thornham - All Saints
  • Titchwell - St. Mary

What information do we collect?

We may collect the following information:

  • Your name
  • Your contact information including full postal address, telephone number and email address
  • Other information relevant to surveys and/or when we might solicit your opinion

What we do with the information we gather

We require this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service and, in particular, for the following reasons:

  • Internal record keeping
  • We may use the information to improve the website experience we provide
  • From time to time, we may also use your information to contact you about matters relating to any of the six parishes in the Benefice - but this will not involve marketing or selling of any products
  • We may contact you by email, phone, or mail. We may use the information to customise the website according to your interests

Security and the protection of your personal data

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure any information we collect online.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer's hard drive. Once you agree (usually automatically and in the background), the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic. We only use Google Analytics cookies - we do not use any other tracking cookies.

We use these traffic log cookies to identify which pages are being used. This helps us analyse data about web page traffic and improve our website in order to tailor it to customer needs. We only use this information for statistical analysis purposes and then the data is removed from the system.

Overall, cookies help us provide you with a better website, by enabling us to monitor which pages you find useful and which you do not. A cookie in no way gives us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the data you choose to share with us.

You can choose to accept or decline cookies. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually modify your browser setting to decline cookies if you prefer.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Controlling your personal information

At any time you, as a Data Subject, can exercise your rights and:

  • Ask to see what information about you is being stored
  • Insist that all, or any part of, such information is rectified or changed
  • Ask how the data is being stored and backed up
  • Ask what the data is being used for

and you can, at any time:

  • Insist that all of your personal information collected via the Hunstanton and Saxon Shore Benefice website, including any photograph or video that shows your image and is displayed on the website, is completely deleted

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information in the following ways:

  • If you are asked to fill in a form on the website, you have the right to choose what personal information you give. We will never use any of your personal details for marketing purposes.
  • If you have previously agreed to us using your personal information for any purpose, you may change your mind at any time by emailing us at

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. We will not use your personal information to send you any promotional information about third parties.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation 2018. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please send your request by email to

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please email us as soon as possible, at the above email address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect.

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This web site uses no cookies other than those placed by Google Analytics.

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Care has been taken in the compilation of this web site. The statements contained on this site are believed to be correct. However, neither the site administrator nor any contributor to the web site shall be liable for any loss, damage or inconvenience arising from inaccuracies.

We cannot control the content or take responsibility for pages maintained by external providers/organisations that can be accessed through our site. Any external products and services listed do not necessarily carry the endorsement of this web site or imply a recommendation.

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You agree that you will not:

Post, transmit or disseminate any information on or via this web site which is or may be harmful, obscene, defamatory or otherwise illegal;

Use this web site in a manner which causes or may cause an infringement of the rights of any other.

Use any software, routine or device to interfere or attempt to interfere electronically or manually with the operation or functionality of this web site including, but not limited to uploading or downloading materials.

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Thank you!