Privacy Policy

Welcome to our website. If you continue to browse and use this website, you are agreeing to comply with and be bound by the following terms and conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy, govern Cottingham Methodist’s Church's relationship with you in relation to this website. If you disagree with any part of these terms and conditions, please do not use our website.


Cookies are small pieces of information sent by the web server, that we store on your computer. By using this website and agreeing to this policy, you consent to Cottingham Methodist Church's use of cookies in accordance with the terms of this policy. Cookies make it easier for you to use the site during future visits. Cookies can also help to personalise your website experience and also help to monitor website traffic. You may set up your computer to reject cookies although, in that case, you may not be able to use certain features on our site.

Cottingham Methodist Church takes your privacy very seriously. The Church has adopted this Privacy Policy as we recognise the right of people to keep their personal information private. This Privacy Policy covers the Church's treatment of personally identifiable information that we collect or hold.

The information we collect

When you use our site (e.g. complete a contact form), or register for services on our site the Church will collect general information about you, such as your name and contact details so the Church can contact you. We may also collect information about your usage of our website as well as information about you from e-mails or letters you send to us.

How we use your information

Cottingham Methodist Church will use the personal information we collect for the purpose disclosed at the time of collection, or otherwise as set out in this Privacy Policy. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless authorised or required by law. Generally we will only use and disclose your personal information as follows:
  • to establish and maintain your involvement with Cottingham Methodist Church, including providing you with regular correspondence;
  • to provide the products or services you have requested from the Church;
  • to answer your inquiry by post, telephone, mobile phone, or email;
  • to register you for events, conferences;
  • to assist us to make the Church’s sites, services and products more valuable to our community;
  • for direct promotion of products or services and to keep you informed of new developments we believe may be of interest to you. If we contact you in this way without obtaining your prior consent, we will provide you with the opportunity to decline any further promotional communications; and
  • to different parts of Cottingham Methodist Church to enable the development and promotion of other products and services and to improve our general ability to assist the wider community.


Your personal information will be kept strictly confidential. It is never sold, given away, or shared with anyone, unless we're required to by law.

Cottingham Methodist Church will take reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information which we hold and to keep this information accurate and up to date.

The Internet is not a secure method of transmitting information. Accordingly, the Church cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to or receive from us over the Internet or for any unauthorised access or use of that information.

Access to your information

You can request access to the personal information that Cottingham Methodist Church holds about you by contacting the Church. We will provide you with access to your personal information unless we are legally authorised to refuse your request. We may charge a reasonable amount for providing access.

If you wish to change personal information that is out of date or inaccurate at any time please contact us. After notice from you, we will take reasonable steps to correct any of your information which is inaccurate, incomplete or out of date. If you wish to have your personal information deleted please let us know and we will delete that information wherever practicable.

We may refuse your request to access, amend or delete your personal information in certain circumstances. If we do refuse your request, we will provide you with a reason for our decision and, in the case of amendment, we will note with your personal information that you have disputed its accuracy.

Links to other websites

This contains  links to other websites. Cottingham Methodist Church does not take responsibility for the content or privacy of these websites. Cottingham Methodist Church is not responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy.

Changes to this Privacy Policy

Cottingham Methodist Church may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time. We suggest that you visit our website regularly to keep up to date with any changes.

Contacting us

If you would like any further information, or have any queries, problems or complaints relating to Cottingham Methodist Church’s Privacy Policy or our information handling practices in general, please contact us by filling out the form on the contacts page, or writing to the Church on the contacts page.

Copyright Policy


All information and or content provided on the Cottingham Methodist Church website is protected by copyright laws and is owned by Cottingham Methodist Church. This information and or content includes, but is not limited to, graphics, images, photographs, audio clips, video clips, text, articles, and the Cottingham Methodist Church logo. 
You may not publish, modify, copy, distribute, sell, transfer, or reproduce in any way the material on this website without prior written permission from Cottingham Methodist Church.

You may not, without the permission of Cottingham Methodist Church, mirror or frame any material which is contained on this website. Cottingham Methodist Church, also prohibits unauthorised links to the site and reserves the right to disable any unauthorised links or frames.
This site may contain links that will let you access other websites that are not under the control of Cottingham Methodist Church. The links are only provided as a convenience, and Cottingham Methodist Church does not endorse any of these sites. Cottingham Methodist Church assumes no responsibility or liability for any material that may be accessed on other websites reached through this site, nor does Cottingham Methodist Church make any representation regarding the quality of any product or service contained at any such site.

Cottingham Methodist Church has no responsibility or liability for any material on other websites that may contain links to this site. 

The unauthorised use of any of the material contained on this website may violate certain copyright laws, trademark laws, communications regulations and statutes, and laws concerning privacy and publicity. 

Acceptance of Terms of Use

The use of the Cottingham Methodist Church website is subject to the terms of use as defined and governed by this copyright policy, which constitutes a legal binding agreement between you and Cottingham Methodist Church. By using this website you hereby acknowledge that you have read, understood, and are in agreement to be bound by the terms of use as defined and governed by this copyright policy.
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