Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Holywood Parish Church, 71 Church Road, Holywood, BT18 9BX. We are registered with the Charity Commission for Northern Ireland, NIC 102092. Our website address is:

If you have any questions about our privacy policy or your personal information, please contact us by emailing

The Information Commissioner’s Office enforces the Data Protection Act 1998 and General Data Protection Regulation in the UK. You have the right to make a complaint at any time to the ICO. We would, however, appreciate the chance to deal with your concerns before you approach the ICO so please contact us in the first instance.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you have an account and you log in to this site, 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 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.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. our Facebook page, videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We also collect information whenever you visit our site using cookies and website log data about how users interact with our site. The information we collect includes information about your Internet service provider, your operating system, browser type, the Internet protocol (IP) address of your computer or internet-enabled device, your access times, the website that referred you to us (if any) the web pages you access and the date and time of those requests. We use this information to gather statistics on popular pages on our site, know which devices and browsers we need to support, and to deal with any malicious requests.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone else.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (if any), we store the personal information they provide in their user profile. 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

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.