Privacy Policy

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Since May 2018 new European Union regulations known as General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”), place obligations on The Association of the Anglican Church in Zurich (“The Association”), to protect your personal data, held by and processed by The Association. This regulation also places responsibilities on St. Andrew’s and its Daughter communities (“the church”) as members of The Association.

As defined within the GDPR, The Association (contact details below), will be considered to be a ‘Data Controller’ of the personal data that you provide to us. The Association will also be considered to be a ‘Data Processor’, within the definitions of the GDPR. This means that The Association decides how your personal data is processed, and for what purposes.

Personal data is any information relating to an individual (“Data Subject”) where that person can be directly or indirectly identified. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the Data Controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession.


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymised string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you 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 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. 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church.
We will only share your data with third parties outside the church with your consent or where processing is necessary for the compliance with legal obligations of which the controller is subject.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also 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.

Your contact information

The control and processing of your personal data is governed by GDPR. The Association complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping your personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate physical and logical measures are in place to protect access to your personal data.
We process your personal data for the following purposes: –
• To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
• To administer membership records;
• To fundraise and promote the interests of The Association;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;
• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of pledge donations and ‘Search’ magazine subscriptions);
• To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St Andrew’s and the Daughter communities;
• To share your contact details with the Diocese of Europe so they can keep you informed about news in the Diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the Diocese and in which you may be interested.