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Privacy Policy



Information you share with us can be used for St. Mark's Church operational purposes. St. Mark's is not in the business of selling information about you. This notice tells you what information we collect, steps we take to protect and secure it, how we use and share the information, and finally, how you can contact us with questions or concerns.



St. Mark's collects personal information when you register with us and when you post Content on the Site.

St. Mark's may combine information about you that we have with information we obtain from business partners or others.

St. Mark's may also collect information about your transactions with us and with some of our business partners. This information might include information necessary to process payments due to us from you such as your credit card number.

St. Mark's automatically receives and records information on our server logs from your browser, including your IP address, cookies, and the pages you request.

St. Mark's uses Wix Analytics to analyse how visitors to our website use it and so that we can make it useful and relevant.

St. Mark's uses information for the following general purposes: products and services provision, billing, identification and authentication, services improvement, contact, research, and anonymous reporting.



St. Mark's may occasionally obtain IP addresses from users depending upon how you access our web site. IP addresses, browser and session information may be used for various purposes, including to:

  • Diagnose and prevent service or technology problems reported by our users or engineers that are associated with the IP addresses controlled by a specific web company or ISP.

  • Estimate the total number of users visiting, from specific geographical regions.

  • Help determine which users have access privileges to certain content, services or resources that we offer.

  •  Monitor and prevent fraud and abuse.

St. Mark's may display your IP address to the owners or maintainers of certain web pages when you post to those pages and the owner or maintainer has enabled functionality on the site for this purpose.



St. Mark's does not share personal information we learn about you from your use of the Service or this web site with others except as described in this policy. We do not share your information with unrelated third parties for their direct marketing purposes.

When you provide personal information through using the Service you are however sharing your personal information with St. Mark's.

St. Mark's may use or share your personal information where it is necessary for us to complete a transaction, to operate or improve St. Mark's and related products and services, to do something that you have asked us to do, or tell you of products and services that we think may be of interest.

Where you are contacted with an offer or service based on information you have shared with St. Mark's, we will do our best to provide you with an opportunity to opt-out of receiving such further communications at the time you are contacted.

St. Mark's does or may share personally identifiable information about you under the following circumstances:

  • In the course of operating it may be necessary or appropriate for us to provide access to your personal information to others such as our service providers, contractors and select vendors so that we can operate the Service. Where practical, we seek to obtain confidentiality agreements that are consistent with this policy and that limit others' use or disclosure of the information you have shared.

  • We may share your personal information to respond to subpoenas, court orders, or legal process, to establish or exercise our legal rights or, defend against legal claims and if in our judgment in such circumstances disclosure is required or appropriate.

  • We may share your personal information if we believe it is necessary in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person, violations of St. Mark's terms of use, or as otherwise required by law.

  • As we continue to develop our service, we might also buy or sell all or part of our service. In such transactions, personally identifiable information you have shared with us is generally one of the business assets that will be transferred. The transferred personally identifiable information will remain subject to the promises made in this privacy policy or subsequent policies to which you have consented.


If there is ever a change to how St. Mark's uses or intends to use personal information, we will post that change to this policy and, if the new policy is materially less restrictive than this policy, we will seek your consent.

Filming and photography

Following the COVID-19 pandemic, we now film and livestream our Sunday services every week. Safeguarding, GDPR and creating a safe place for you at church are all key factors in this process. 

We will seek written consent from anyone who is identifiable in film or photography that may be used by the church. This is because attendance at a church service reveals religious belief which is a special category under GDPR. Consent will be regularly reviewed.

Videos or photos containing children may be used by the church if consent has been given by their parent or guardian, either on ChurchSuite or by giving written consent.

Consent can be withdrawn at any point as is your legal right. Following withdrawal of consent, photos and videos of that person will be deleted everywhere it has been stored or published, online or offline, if the media is of that person only.



No data transmissions over the Internet can be guaranteed to be 100% secure. Consequently, we cannot ensure or warrant the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk. Once we receive your transmission, we make efforts to ensure security on our systems.

We use physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to protect personal information about you.

Your St. Mark's MyChurchSuite Account Information is password-protected.

In certain areas, St. Mark's may use industry-standard SSL-encryption to protect data transmissions. However, please note that this is not a guarantee that such information may not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. If St. Mark's learns of a security systems breach we may attempt to notify you electronically so that you can take appropriate protective steps. By using this web site or providing personal information to us you agree that we can communicate with you electronically regarding security, privacy and administrative issues relating to your use of this site.


St. Mark's or MyChurchSuite may post a notice on our web site if a security breach occurs. If this happens, you will need a web browser enabling you to view the Parish web site. St. Mark's may also send an email to you at the email address you have provided to us in these circumstances. Depending on where you live, you may have a legal right to receive notice of a security breach in writing. To receive free written notice of a security breach (or to withdraw your consent from receiving electronic notice) you should notify us using the contact us page.



You can edit your St. Mark's MyChurchSuite Account Information at any time. Most personal information you may provide is entirely optional. For example, to the extent that parents are considering whether to permit their children to use the Service, we do not condition a child's participation based upon their provision of any more personal information than is necessary to operate the Service.

You can delete your MyChurchSuite account by making a request to the site administrator via the contact us page; however, please note that some personal information, primarily your contact information, may remain in St. Mark's records to the extent necessary to protect Parish legal interests or document compliance with regulatory requirements.



If you have a privacy concern regarding St. Mark's, MyChurchSuite, or this policy, and if you cannot satisfactorily resolve it through the use of this web site, you should contact us using the contact page link.

In the event that we are still unable to resolve your concerns, St. Mark's is committed to cooperating to achieve a proper resolution of your privacy concerns.

If you object to any sharing of your personal information that may be permitted under this policy, you may do so by writing us at the above address. We will take reasonable steps to accommodate your requests as they relate to our advertising practices. In some instances, honouring your requests may interfere with or preclude your ability to use the Service or may require us to terminate our relationship with you.  

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