Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Your privacy is critically important to us. At Takeley Congregational Church we have a  fundamental principle:

  • We don’t ask you for personal information unless we truly need it.

Below is our privacy policy for this web site which incorporates this goal.

If you have questions about deleting or correcting your personal data please contact

Takeley Chapel, Takeley Congregational Church (“Takeley Chapel”) operates this website. Takeley Chapel’s policy to respect your privacy regarding any information may collect while operating our websites.

Website Visitors

Like most website operators, collects non-personally-identifying information of the sort that web browsers and servers typically make available, such as the browser type, language preference, referring site, and the date and time of each visitor request. Takeley Chapel’s purpose in using non-personally identifying information is to better understand how Takeley Chapel’s visitors use its website. From time to time, Takeley Chapel may release non-personally-identifying information in the aggregate, e.g., by publishing a report on trends in the usage of its website.

Takeley Chapel also collects potentially personally-identifying information like Internet Protocol (IP) addresses for logged in users and for users leaving comments on blogs. Takeley Chapel only discloses logged in user and commenter IP addresses under the same circumstances that it uses and discloses personally-identifying information as described below, except that blog commenter IP addresses and email addresses are visible and disclosed to the administrators of the blog where the comment was left.

Gathering of Personally-Identifying Information

Certain visitors to Takeley Chapel’s websites choose to interact with Takeley Chapel in ways that require Takeley Chapel to gather personally-identifying information. The amount and type of information that Takeley Chapel gathers depends on the nature of the interaction. For example, we ask visitors who sign up for a blog at to provide a username and email address. Those who engage in transactions with Takeley Chapel – by purchasing access to the Akismet comment spam prevention service, for example – are asked to provide additional information, including as necessary the personal and financial information required to process those transactions. In each case, Takeley Chapel collects such information only insofar as is necessary or appropriate to fulfill the purpose of the visitor’s interaction with Takeley Chapel. Takeley Chapel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below. And visitors can always refuse to supply personally-identifying information, with the caveat that it may prevent them from engaging in certain website-related activities.

Aggregated Statistics

Takeley Chapel may collect statistics about the behavior of visitors to its websites. For instance, Takeley Chapel may monitor the most popular blogs on the site or use spam screened by the Akismet service to help identify spam. Takeley Chapel may display this information publicly or provide it to others. However, Takeley Chapel does not disclose personally-identifying information other than as described below.

Protection of Certain Personally-Identifying Information

Takeley Chapel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only to those of its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations that (i) need to know that information in order to process it on Takeley Chapel’s behalf or to provide services available at Takeley Chapel’s websites, and (ii) that have agreed not to disclose it to others. Some of those employees, contractors and affiliated organizations may be located outside of your home country; by using Takeley Chapel’s websites, you consent to the transfer of such information to them. Takeley Chapel will not rent or sell potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information to anyone. Other than to its employees, contractors and affiliated organizations, as described above, Takeley Chapel discloses potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information only in response to a subpoena, court order or other governmental request, or when Takeley Chapel believes in good faith that disclosure is reasonably necessary to protect the property or rights of Takeley Chapel, third parties or the public at large. If you are a registered user of an Takeley Chapel website and have supplied your email address, Takeley Chapel may occasionally send you an email to tell you about new features, solicit your feedback, or just keep you up to date with what’s going on with Takeley Chapel and our products. We primarily use our various product blogs to communicate this type of information, so we expect to keep this type of email to a minimum. If you send us a request (for example via a support email or via one of our feedback mechanisms), we reserve the right to publish it in order to help us clarify or respond to your request or to help us support other users. Takeley Chapel takes all measures reasonably necessary to protect against the unauthorized access, use, alteration or destruction of potentially personally-identifying and personally-identifying information.


A cookie is a string of information that a website stores on a visitor’s computer, and that the visitor’s browser provides to the website each time the visitor returns. Takeley Chapel uses cookies to help Takeley Chapel identify and track visitors, their usage of Takeley Chapel website, and their website access preferences. Takeley Chapel visitors who do not wish to have cookies placed on their computers should set their browsers to refuse cookies before using Takeley Chapel’s websites, with the drawback that certain features of Takeley Chapel’s websites may not function properly without the aid of cookies.



Ads appearing on any of our websites may be delivered to users by advertising partners, who may set cookies. These cookies allow the ad server to recognize your computer each time they send you an online advertisement to compile information about you or others who use your computer. This information allows ad networks to, among other things, deliver targeted advertisements that they believe will be of most interest to you. This Privacy Policy covers the use of cookies by Takeley Chapel and does not cover the use of cookies by any advertisers.


Comments and other content submitted to our Akismet anti-spam service are not saved on our servers unless they were marked as false positives or missed spam, in which case we store them long enough to use them to improve the service to avoid future false positives and missed spam.

Privacy Policy Changes

Although most changes are likely to be minor, Takeley Chapel may change its Privacy Policy from time to time, and in Takeley Chapel’s sole discretion. Takeley Chapel encourages visitors to frequently check this page for any changes to its Privacy Policy. If you have a account, you should also check your blog’s dashboard for alerts to these changes. Your continued use of this site after any change in this Privacy Policy will constitute your acceptance of such change.

Change log:

  • November 2, 2016: Added that comments submitted as missed spam are retained by Akismet to improve future performance.
  • February 18, 2015:Updated Creative Commons license from 2.5 to 4.0.
  • September 18, 2013: Added that blog commenter email addresses are disclosed to administrators of the blog where the comment was left.
  • February 1, 2011:Clarified subpoena language and added Business Transfers paragraph.
  • January 3, 2011:Added court order and subpoena clarification.
  • July 1, 2010:Revised paragraph about IP addresses to explain when they are collected and that commenter IPs are visible to blog administrators.
  • October 29, 2009:Added Comments paragraph to explain Akismet comment storage policy.
  • March 10, 2009:Added Ads paragraph to alert users that ads from third parties may use cookies.