Introduction

We, the Lawyers' Christian Fellowship ("LCF"), are committed to safeguarding your privacy. We believe that the best way to protect the privacy of users of www.lawcf.org, (the "Site") and our members is to tell you what information we gather so that you can understand the LCF's use of the information you provide about yourself. We may occasionally modify this Privacy Policy and will post the revised Privacy Policy on this page so that you are always aware of what information we collect, how we use it and under what circumstances we use or disclose it. We may let you know via the homepage when this happens but you should check the policy frequently to read the latest Privacy Policy. Please note that the Site contains links to and from other websites. We are not responsible for the privacy practices or the content of other websites. The information practices of those other websites are not covered by this Privacy Policy. We set out below answers to frequently asked questions regarding the LCF's Privacy Policy.

What information do we collect? How do we use it?

When you visit certain parts of the Site and when you become a member of the LCF, we may ask you for certain information such as contact information, telephone numbers, your email address, your location and the name and contact details of your organisation/ place of work/ educational establishment. We collect this information when you apply for membership of the LCF or when you (or we on your behalf) update your existing member details. This information is stored on our database.
We use this information to contact you, for administrative purposes connected with your membership (if you become a member), for sharing information on LCF events and third party events which may be of interest to you, and for related LCF purposes. When we collect personal information we make an effort to include a link to this Privacy Policy on that page.

Information we gather automatically

When you visit our Site, your browser automatically sends us certain Internet-related information, such as the Internet Protocol (IP) address of the computer you are using. We collect this information through the use of cookies to better understand how visitors use our Site. Cookies do not collect any information that enables you to be identified as an individual.

Receiving communications from us

If you become a member, we will consult you about the use of your information to keep you informed about LCF activities by, for instance, receiving our LCF magazine and/or journal and by receiving periodic emails from us providing you with updates of LCF activities and information about other events/issues we consider may be of interest to you. Additionally, if at any time you wish us to stop using your information for any or all of the above purposes, please let us know. We will stop the use of your information for such purposes as soon as it is reasonably possible to do so.

Please note that we also track the effectiveness of our email campaigns through email marketing services (for example MailChimp) and may use this information for further communications

Do we share the information we receive?

We, in certain circumstances, may share your work contact details with a member of the public who has requested a Christian lawyer in your locality or in your area of specialization, unless you inform us otherwise. We do not share your personal information with any other third parties unless we have your prior consent or unless requested by local regulators, law enforcement agencies or required by law. We do not sell or rent your information. We reserve the right to transfer any information we have about you to another entity in the event of a reorganisation of the LCF. Should such a reorganisation occur, we will use reasonable efforts to try to ensure that your information continues to be used in a manner that is consistent with this Privacy Policy.

In order to provide an efficient service, certain functions such as hosting, storage fulfilment and disaster recovery are provided by third parties who act as our service providers. Where this is the case we will ask those with whom we share data to agree to protect data as LCF has agreed in this Privacy Policy.

Do we keep information secure?

We take the security of your data seriously. Therefore, once we receive your information, we use all reasonable efforts to ensure its security on our systems.

It is our policy to virus check documents and files before they are posted on this Site. However, we cannot guarantee that documents or files downloaded from this Site will be free from viruses and we do not accept any responsibility for any damage or loss caused by any virus. Accordingly, for your own protection, you must use virus-checking software when using this Site

Unfortunately no data transmission or security program can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. As a result, while we strive to protect your information, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. You remain responsible for the security of your computer at all times.

Worldwide transfer of your data

The dynamics of the Internet may mean that information is sent electronically outside of the country where you originally entered the information. In addition, that information may be used, stored and processed outside the country where you entered that information. While there is a risk that countries to which information is transferred will not be subject to an information protection regime as rigorous as that in the European Economic Area (EEA), we will take reasonable steps to ensure that your information is treated securely and adequately protected in accordance with this Privacy Policy

What about "cookies"?

"Cookies" are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer's hard-drive when you visit the Site. Cookies are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
Most Web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. We only use cookies to keep track of the pages you visit on the Site and to tell us whether you have visited the Site previously so that, in order to serve you better, we understand how you and other visitors use the Site. You have the right to choose whether or not to accept cookies. You can exercise this right by modifying the controls on your browser to reflect your cookie preferences. However, if you choose to reject all cookies, you may be unable to use parts of the Site.

For further information about cookies and how to control their use, please visit the following third party educational resources: www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu

Accuracy of Your Personal Information

We aim to keep our information about you as accurate as possible. If you would like to access, review or change the information you have supplied us with, please contact us as set out below or use the membership update form on the Site to amend your personal information.

Further Information

Questions regarding this Privacy Policy should be directed to the Privacy Administrator at LCF, email at admin@lawcf.org or by mail in the United Kingdom to The Executive Director, The Lawyers' Christian Fellowship, 8 Marshalsea Road London. SE1 1HL.

This policy was last updated in September 2012