It is important for you to appreciate that the central website
provides extensive links to other independent sites, both within
the Church of England and elsewhere. This policy applies only to
direct accesses to the Church of England website - URLs starting
http://churchofengland.org or http://www.churchofengland.org.
As with the vast majority of websites, the Church of England
automatically logs certain information about every request made of
it (see below for more details). This information is used for
system administration, for bug tracking, and for producing usage
statistics. The logged information will be kept but reviewed
Relevant subsets of this data may be passed to computer security
teams as part of investigations of computer misuse involving this
site or other computing equipment within the hosting organisation.
Data may also on occasion be passed to the administrators of other
computer systems to enable investigation of problems accessing this
site or of system misconfigurations. Otherwise the logged
information is not passed to any third party except if required by
law. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of
these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not
include information from which individuals could be identified.
Where forms are provided on this site, the pages containing
these forms include information on how data submitted on them will
be processed and used.
hard drive) to remember certain data that has been input by the
user. You can disable cookies on your web browser. Search for your
particular browser to find out how.
The following data is automatically logged for each request:
- The name or network address of the computer making the request.
Note that under some (but not all) circumstances it may be possible
to infer from this the identity of the person making the request.
Note also that the data recorded may be that of a web proxy rather
than that of the originating client.
- The date and time of connection.
- The HTTP request, which contains the identification of the
- The status code of the request (success or failure etc.).
- The number of data bytes sent in response.
- The contents of the HTTP Referrer header supplied by the
- The content of the HTTP User-Agent header supplied by the
- Logging of additional data may be enabled temporarily from time
to time for specific purposes.
Access to user data.
For the purpose of the UK Data Protection Act 1998, the 'Data
Controller' for the processing of any data collected by this site
is the National Institutions of the Church of England (the
NCIs - refer to website Terms and Conditions for
more details), and the point of contact for subject access requests
is the Webmaster. The NCIs
are also Data Controller in respect of any personal data served as
content by this site.
This policy may change from time to time. You should check
this policy occasionally to ensure you are aware of the most recent
version which will apply each time you access this website.