Pray and Fast for the Climate is a service begun as part of the Faith for the Climate network. It exists to help Christians pray for action on climate change and for climate justice. It does so by maintaining a library of prayer resources, by creating monthly prayer points and by sending subscribers a monthly email that links to the prayer points and other resources for prayer and action.
Pray and Fast for the Climate values everyone who engages with us, and we do all we can to protect your privacy and to make sure the personal data you provide us is kept safe.
Christian Concern for One World (CCOW), registered charity 1008146 and one of the agencies that is part of the Faith for the Climate Network offers personnel support to Pray and Fast for the Climate and is the “data controller” for the purposes of data protection legislation. This policy explains how we collect data, how we use and store information and what it means for you. Please read it carefully to understand our practices regarding your personal data and how we will treat it. By using our website or providing us with your personal information you agree to your personal information being used and stored in the manner set out in this policy.
We welcome any feedback and questions: email us on firstname.lastname@example.org, ring CCOW on 01235 851763, or write us at Pray and Fast for the Climate, c/o CCOW, The Rectory, Church End, Blewbury OX11 9QH.
What information do we collect?
When you interact with Pray and Fast for the Climate, we collect information about your personal details directly from you. For example when you sign up for our emails, request printed resources or enter into correspondence, we collect the information you provide. This may include:
- your name
- your email address
- the town where you live (for emails) or your postal address (for print materials)
- communications (such as emails or letters)
If you interact with us on Twitter, we may collect your Tweets.
When you visit our website, we also collect data such as IP addresses, details of pages visited and files downloaded. For more details on what we collect, see our cookies policy.
Organisations that are part of Faith for the Climate and people who have used Pray and Fast resources have also contributed stories and photographs to our website.
In terms of sensitive data, while Pray and Fast for the Climate provides resources for Christian prayer, we do not assume that those who subscribe to our lists are necessarily Christian, and therefore do not regard data about subscribing to our lists or viewing our materials as providing evidence of religious belief.
If you send us information about what you are doing or request resources, however, you may provide us with information on your denominational or church affiliation as part of that. We will only show that information publicly with your consent, and will not keep a record of it beyond our correspondence or its presence in anything you ask to publicise.
How do we use this information?
If you sign up to receive our emails,
we will use the personal data we collect to:
- Send you a monthly email with links to our prayer points and further resources
Basis for Processing Your Data
Consent : If you are a new supporter coming on board for the first time, we will process your personal data on the basis of the consent you provided us with. You are free to unsubscribe from our email at any time by clicking on the unsubscribe link or to change your preferences at any time by contacting us by telephone, post or email, as shown in the ‘Preferences’ section below
If you are a member of a partner agency or sending us material as a contributor:
All material sent to us is subject to approval by Pray and Fast for the Climate’s editors before being used. By sending in material, you are automatically agreeing to Pray and Fast for the Climate editing it; we will, however, ask your consent before using any edited material unless the editing is minimal (eg cropping a photo for use on Twitter). This agreement is lifelong and royalty free.
By submitting material you agree that Pray and Fast for the Climate has the right to share the material with any third party involved in the submission and receipt of the material as well as any third parties which Pray and Fast for the Climate uses to act on their behalf (eg, to publish it via Twitter or on an email composed on Mail Chimp)
Material must not violate any copyright laws, the rights of any third party or any other laws. Photographs and videos must have been taken with the knowledge of the subjects, or where the subjects are under 18, with the permission of their parent or guardian. All identifiable subjects must have given permission for the material to be used by Pray and Fast for the Climate
Under certain laws and regulations Pray and Fast for the Climate might be asked to disclose information to government agencies or employees. By submitting material you authorise Pray and Fast for the Climate to do this without having to give you prior notice.
Pray and Fast for the Climate will use any material in accordance with our own data protection policy and the General Data Protection Regulation.
We may get in touch with you to discuss the materials you have submitted or ask about further materials.
You can change your preferences on what you receive from us or how we contact you, by mail, phone or email, at any time.
You can do so by:
Ringing: 01235 851763
Emailing us on: email@example.com
Writing to us at Pray and Fast for the Climate, c/o CCOW, The Rectory, Church End, Blewbury OX11 9QH.
You can opt out of our newsletter emails by clicking on the unsubscribe link at the bottom of the emails.
How long do we keep information?
Pray and Fast for the Climate will endeavour to keep your personal data up-to-date, ensuring its accuracy and will not keep it for longer than it is required.
We make every effort to put appropriate technical controls in place to protect any personal data you provide. For example, we ensure that our website is protected and routinely monitored and that data is stored securely.
We ensure that access to personal data is restricted only to those who are tasked with composing the newsletter and monitoring the email account.
We use external companies to collect or process personal data on our behalf for certain purposes; for example, MailChimp, which is an email provider. MailChimp is a company which is based in the United States, and which therefore involves transferring your data to the US. These companies have provided us with assurances that they are secure and compliant with GDPR.
If you would like further information about our security policies, please contact us on firstname.lastname@example.org, 01235 851763 or at Pray and Fast for the Climate, c/o CCOW, The Rectory, Church End, Blewbury OX11 9QH.
Sharing your information
While Faith for the Climate is a coalition, we do not share or swap your information with any members of the coalition or any other charities – other than CCOW, which is acting as our data controller – unless you give us express consent to do so for a particular purpose. CCOW will not treat the material as its own personal data and will not use it for any other purpose than to act on behalf of Pray and Fast for the Climate.
We may need to pass on information if required by law or by a regulatory body.
Pray and Fast for the Climate actively supports the principle of “fair and transparent” processing of your personal information. We support your rights in relation to your personal information under the General Data Protection Regulation, including the:
right to be informed (chiefly via this policy)
right of access
right to rectification
right to erasure
right to restrict processing
right to data portability
right to object
rights related to automated decision-making including profiling
If you wish to exercise any of these rights, please contact us on
Changes to this Policy
This policy was last updated in May 2018. We may amend this policy from time to time to take account of changes to our processes or changes to data protection or other legislation. If we make any significant changes to this policy we will show this clearly on our website. By continuing to use our website you will be deemed to have accepted these changes.
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