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Privacy Policy

Who we are:

This website is provided by Bow Village Hall – a not-for-profit organisation that exists to manage the Village Hall in Bow, Devon, for the benefit of the local community.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it:

Email Subscriptions

The email Subscription service on this site is provided by Automattic under their WordPress.com brand. Their privacy policy can be found here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. To set up and process subscriptions, they use the subscriber’s email address, as well as the ID of the post or comment (if you subscribe by ticking one of the boxes at the bottom of a particular post).

In the event of a new subscription being initiated, they also collect some basic server data, including all of the subscribing user’s HTTP request headers, the IP address from which the subscribing user is viewing the page, and the URL which was given in order to access the page. This server data is used for the exclusive purpose of monitoring and preventing abuse and spam.

Users of our email subscription service can unsubscribe at any time by clicking the link in the footer of any email received via the service, or by contacting us using the email account that they wish to be unsubscribed.


Functional Cookies

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

Pages on this site may include embedded content (such as a Google maps, YouTube or Vimeo videos and social media feeds). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the website from which it has been embedded.

Whilst we make every effort to try to prevent Third Party content embedded within this site from tracking you, we can’t guarantee that if you have an account with the owners of such Third Party content (such as a Google or Facebook account) and are currently logged in to that account in your browser, that these websites won’t collect data about you, employ additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with the embedded content.

To prevent any site that you visit from setting Third Party cookies, they can be disabled in the privacy section of your web browser’s settings – for instructions on how to do this in the most popular browsers, visit the providers’ support sites: Google ChromeApple SafariMozilla Firefox or Microsoft Edge.


No analytics cookies are set when you visit this site.

Security and Spam Protection

This site employs software to protect against unauthorised login, spam and other malicious activity. Where malicious activity is detected, the IP address form which it originated will be stored.

Who we share your data with:

We do not share your personal data with any other organisations.

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.

For users that subscribe to email notifications, your email address is stored indefinitely – until such time as you unsubscribe or request that it is removed.

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, by contacting us. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data:

This site is hosted on a secure server situated within the UK. Logs of accounts that have received emails via our email subscription service may be held by Automattic on servers outside the UK or EU, where it is safeguarded to the same standards as if the data was held within the UK or EU – see: https://automattic.com/privacy/.

Our contact information:

For any matter related to privacy or the storage and processing of personal data, please contact us at: nhparishnews@gmail.com

Additional information:

How we protect your data

This site employs a secure (https) connection and, as such, any data you exchange with the site is encrypted. Access to data held within the site is password-protected and subject to additional layers of security.

What data breach procedures we have in place

If we suspect that there has been any unauthorised access to, or disclosure of, the personal data we hold, we will immediately inform anyone who we believe may have been affected.