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Parish of Carrickfergus & Whitehead Privacy Policy

The Data Protection Act 1998

Under Data Protection Legislation, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. We use leading technologies and encryption software to safeguard your data, and keep strict security standards to prevent any unauthorised access to it. We do not pass on your details to any third party unless you give us permission, or we are legally entitled to do so.

Website Privacy Statement

This page explains how the Parish of Carrickfergus & Whitehead (The Parish) uses any information you give to us, and the ways in which we protect your privacy.

We are committed to protecting your privacy. We will not share your information with others without your prior consent.

What information do we collect?

We collect two kinds of information from visitors to the The Parish website; e-mails (to the contact points – to enable us to action/respond), and site usage information (from cookies and log files – to help us improve the service we offer).


We welcome contact from you. If you send an email to our contact points (listed on our Contact Us page), asking for information, or providing feedback, the system will record your e-mail address and any other information you volunteer to us. This information shall be treated as proprietary and confidential but if you ask us for information that belongs to another organisation, we may need to contact, or forward your request, to that organisation. We do not pass on any of your personal information when dealing with your enquiry unless you have given us permission to do so. Once we have replied to you, we keep a record of your messages for 12 months for reference and audit purposes after which it is deleted. We will respect your e-mail privacy. You will receive unsolicited mail from Carrickfergus Parish only if you have agreed to this.

Site Usage Information


When you enter The Parish website your computer will be automatically issued with a cookie in order to collect non-personal user information required for system administration of the website.


Cookies are pieces of data which contain a unique, anonymous number. They are stored in your hard drive and the information they supply can help us better understand your needs in order to provide you with a better service. Cookies do not contain any personal information about you can cannot be used to identify an individual user.

The information that is supplied by cookies can help us better understand your needs in order to provide you with a better service and to assist us to analyse the profile of our visitors.

Log Files

Log files allow us to record visitors’ use of the site. We analyse log fie information from all our visitors, which we use to make changes to the layout of the site and the information in it, based on the way that visits move around it.

Log files do not contain any personal information and they are not used to identify any individual patters of use to the site.

What happens when I navigate to another site?

This website contains links to other websites. This privacy policy applies only to this site, so you should always be aware when you are moving to another site and read the privacy statement of any other site(s) which may collect personal information about you.

We do not pass on any personal information you have given to us to any other site.

Changes to this privacy policy

If this privacy policy changes in any way, we will place an updated version on this page. Regularly reviewing this page ensures you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances, if any, we will share it with other parties.

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