WHO WE ARE
Smethwick National Spiritualist Church (referred to herein as ‘SNSC’) is an operating Spiritualist Church and affiliated body of the Spiritualists’ National Union (referred to herein as 'The SNU'), which aims to enlighten others in Modern Spiritualism in Smethwick and its neighbouring areas. Headed up by a democratically elected committee of volunteers, SNSC regularly host and organise a variety of events at their Church venue, including demonstrations of mediumship, workshops, seminars, lectures, healing sessions and social events covering all aspects of spiritual work.
This website (www.smethwickspiritualistchurch.com) is here specifically to inform the public about the aims, goals and activities of the Church, provide a Calendar of upcoming events, the ability to book tickets to paid events, provide details and information on becoming a member of the Church, and to provide further information about Modern Spiritualism and its practices.
As a responsible, transparent organisation, we have no need, use or desire to use your personal data or contact information in any way other than absolutely essential, and to the extent you personally agree to.
In compliance with the recommendations and regulations of the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), enforceable as of May 25th 2018, all members and visitors must OPT-IN or manually input your information before we will use your data to contact you, and we will maintain complete transparency within this policy and within our communication in how you can opt both in and out of any communication with us, as well as details on how to access what data we have on you and why, as well as request that data be deleted/removed from our databases.
Please feel free to have a read of our policy and discover the when, where and why on the data we may collect and use, and if you still have any queries or questions, or would like to request details on any information we may hold on you, please do not hesitate to get in touch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
TYPES OF DATA WE COLLECT
WHAT ARE COOKIES?
It also allows us to see how many visitors go on to click through to the associated websites, go on to purchase tickets for our events and other important statistical information that we need to support your online experience with us.
WHAT INFORMATION IS COLLECTED?
HOW ARE COOKIES MANAGED?
WHAT ARE COOKIES USED FOR?
The main purposes for which cookies are used are: -
1. For technical purposes essential to effective operation of our website.
2. To enable SNSC to collect information about your visitor browsing patterns, interaction with specific areas of the site, clickthrough to ticket sales and other important diagnostics.
HOW DO I DISABLES COOKIES?
If you want to disable cookies you need to change your website browser settings to reject cookies. How you can do this will depend on the browser you use. Further details on how to disable cookies for the most popular browsers are set out below: -
For Microsoft Internet Explorer:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Internet Options”
2. Click on the “privacy” tab
3. Select the setting the appropriate setting
For Google Chrome:
1. Choose Settings> Advanced
2. Under "Privacy and security," click “Content settings”.
3. Click “Cookies”
1. Choose Preferences > Privacy
2. Click on “Remove all Website Data”
For Mozilla firefox:
1. Choose the menu “tools” then “Options”
2. Click on the icon “privacy”
3. Find the menu “cookie” and select the relevant options
For Opera 6.0 and further:
1. Choose the menu Files”> “Preferences”
WHAT HAPPENS IF I DISABLE COOKIES?
This depends on which cookies you disable, but in general the website may not operate properly if cookies are switched off. This may lead to audio-visual problems and other complications with successfully navigating the site.
When someone visits www.smethwickspiritualistchurch.com, we used a third party service - Google Analytics - to collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns.
We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to certain parts of the sites, the general geographic location of visitors and other important diagnostics.
This information is only processed in a way which does not identify any persons. We do not make, and do not allow any third parties to make, any attempt to find out the identities of those visiting our site.
When you make a purchase online at www.smethwickspiritualistchurch.com, you will be required to enter certain personal contact information such as your name, address data, email and contact numbers via the eCommerce software on our website.
Any information provided at the point of ticket sale is essential in order for us to verify purchases, ensure tickets are posted or emailed to the correct persons, and also to have a means of getting in touch with the customer should there be any important updates regarding the event (i.e. cancellation or refunds).
Please be assured that this information is privately and safely stored on our online booking software, which is password-encrypted and is only accessible by the SNSC webmasters, and all such information will be deleted within 30 days of the event taking place.
Please also be assured we do not share any personal details with any other company without your express prior consent.
ECOMMERCE SOFTWARE: PAYPAL & STRIPE AND SSL CERTIFICATION
When you make a purchase on www.smethwickspiritualistchurch.com, you will be given a choice of two payment options: PayPal or Stripe.
These two methods of payment have been chosen due to their reliability, proven track record in online payments, as well as the stringent safety and encryption methods they use, all in the interests of offering a safe purchasing environment for site visitors.
Our site is also secured with appropriate SSL Certification, which further protects visitors when making a purchase on this website and ensures that neither SNSC or any external person or third party can see or access any of the payment details you enter at checkout.
We expressly do not share any specific personal information with any third parties without express prior consent from the individual.
We may share anonymised personal information with other organisations, such as the venues of our events, purely for purposes of expected visitor numbers and booking levels. In the process of promoting and previewing our events with local, regional and national press and media, we may also cite expected or actual booking figures and other anonymised personal information and visitation quotas.
We will never share sensitive, personal or payment information with any other persons or parties.
THE SPIRITUALISTS' NATIONAL UNION
IMAGES & PERSONAL LIKENESS
In order to be able to promote the appearance of speakers, mediums and others appearing at our church and inform our visitors and members, we routinely post photographs or promotional images of such individuals.
Similarly, we use images of our Committee members, affiliates and any other person whose presence on this site is deemed relevant.
We request all speakers, talent, affiliates, committee members and those who will appear at the Church to complete a copy of our Declaration and Release form, which agrees to the use of such images on the website in perpetuity, albeit with the opportunity to redact at any time by giving SNSC no less than 30 days written notice.
As a not-for-profit religious organisation and Registered Charity, SNSC uses no images or copyrighted content for commercial or profitable use. We always endeavour to use only images and content that is open licence, free to use, or that which we directly own the copyright for.
Should you have a Copyright-related query or issue, please email us at email@example.com.
If you would like to request a takedown or removal of any content that appears on this website that you believe you own the Copyright for, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, along with the direct URL for the offending content as it appears on our site and evidence of your ownership of this content.
Please be aware that it can be a criminal offence to dishonestly claim ownership or submit an untruthful or unjustifed Copyright Takedown Notice.
MAILING LISTS / REGISTRATION
As part of our efforts to keep members and visitors up to date with the latest news, event information and other essential updates, we operate the ability to Register for events and updates on our website.
As per the agreements and statements set out throughout this Policy, we only collect and use the essential details and information necessary in order to contact individuals when important event information is available - for instance, the ability to book tickets opening, an event being cancelled, a change of date etc.
HOW DO I OPT-IN / OUT?
In order to OPT-IN for event updates, you will need to manually fill in the requisite registration form by clicking on the ‘Get Event Updates’ button on the respective event page and filling in the necessary details.
If you wish to OPT-OUT of any such emails and registration, you can do so at any time by telling us via email us at email@example.com.
ACCESS TO YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Under law, you are entitled to view, amend or delete the personal information that we hold at any time.
Please email your request to our data protection officer at
All such requests will be handled and responded to in a timely manner.
The Privacy Notice was last updated on 30/01/2019. It will be re-assessed on a regular basis to ensure it is in accordance with any updated legislation and remains accurate, and amended accordingly where necessary.
PLEASE NOTE - The revision above dated 30/01/2019 has already been configured to ensure it is in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) which came into effect on 25/05/2018.