Who we are

The Vale of Pewsey Team of Churches is a ‘Team Benefice’ within the Church of England. Our website address is: https://www.valeofpewsey.org

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

If you use one of our contact forms to send us an email we will collect your name and email address so that we can respond to your enquiry. We will not store that information for any other reason, or share that data with anyone else.

Comment forms

If you leave a comment on a post, your email address is stored with the comment in the site database, but not displayed or shared with anyone, or used to contact you without explicit consent. If you would like your comment removed at any time, please contact us.


Some basic cookies are set by this website to allow the functionality of the website which collect no personal data.

If you are a church member and 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 are a site admin and 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.

Captcha Forms

To protect our site from robots, we use Google ReCaptcha on comment and login forms that people may fill in:

When you fill in one of these forms, the reCaptcha system sends your IP address to Google for captcha verification. Please read Google Privacy Policy.

If you are a registered site user and login, then user hash from ip address will be stored in database. After successful login, hash of that ip address will be deleted.

Embedded content from other websites

We may use Youtube to stream live events, when those videos are embedded on our website – Youtube and its advertisers may place cookies.

They 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.


Currently we only use basic analysis of how many visitors our site receives; what country they are from and what pages are visited. In the future we may include Google Analytics for more detailed analysis of how well our site is performing, if so we will update these details.

Who we share your data with

No-one. Ever.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website, we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. We retain that information as long as you remain a registered user – 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

Nowhere – it remains on our server which is located in the UK, and is secured with appropriate up-to-date security procedures.

Data breaches

In the unlikely event of a data breach, all affected parties will be informed as soon as the breach is detected, along with information of what data may have been breached. Every effort is made to ensure that this does not happen, but no guarantees can be given, or liability accepted for a data breach.