Privacy and Charity Information

Legal & Privacy Policy

Ashford Vineyard is a Christian Church affiliated to Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland  and a charitable company, limited by guarantee registered in England and Wales under No. 08824457, Charity No. 1156319.


“Vineyard” is a registered collective mark of Vineyard Churches UK and Ireland

Registered Address

Ashford Vineyard 
Units 1 & 9 Ashford Works, Cobbswood Industrial Estate,
Brunswick Road, Ashford, Kent, TN23 1EH

Telephone: 01233 331919

Your Privacy

Collection of Information

Information is collected from you primarily to make it easier and more rewarding for you to use our website. You may be asked to provide information such as your name or email address in order to subscribe to a newsletter or a service. It is entirely your choice whether to respond to these questions or not.

At present, Ashford Vineyard only collects anonymous information through this website. For instance, we may collect information to tell us that five thousand people visit this Privacy Policy today, but we do not know their names, where they live or their date of birth – they are ‘anonymous’ to us.

Use of Anonymous Information

The Ashford Vineyard website automatically gathers anonymous information to monitor the use of the website like the numbers and frequency of visitors to the Ashford Vineyard website and its areas, very much like television ratings that tell the networks how many people tuned in to a program. We only use such data in the aggregate. This collective data helps us determine how much our users visit different parts of the site. This means we can improve the Ashford Vineyard website to ensure that it is as appealing as we can make it and as easy to use for as many users as possible. Ashford Vineyard may publish or provide this aggregate data to other people.

Use of Personal Information

Ashford Vineyard will only use the personal information you have chosen to provide us for the purpose for which you provided it. Ashford Vineyard will not use it for any other purpose without your consent.


There may be an occasion where it will be necessary for Ashford Vineyard to disclose your personal information to third parties. For instance, Ashford Vineyard may be required by law to disclose the information, or Ashford Vineyard may be required to disclose your personal information to third parties to provide the service you have requested. For example, if you book a place on a paid event from the Ashford Vineyard website, Ashford Vineyard will need to disclose your personal information to third parties in order to bill you for this event. However, the disclosure will only be made where it is necessary to fulfil the purpose for which you disclosed your personal information.

Other than stated above, we do not disclose personal information that you may give us, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number, to any organisation or person outside Ashford Vineyard unless you have authorised us to do so. For example, when you contribute to an online forum you may want to publish your name and email address.

No Sale of Personal Information

Under no circumstances will Ashford Vineyard sell or receive payment for licensing or disclosing your personal information.

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The material featured on this site is subject to copyright protection unless otherwise indicated. The copyright protected material may be reproduced free of charge in any format or medium provided it is reproduced accurately and not used in a misleading context. Where any of the copyright items on this site are being republished or copied to others, the source of the material must be identified and the copyright status acknowledged. The permission to reproduce protected material does not extend to any material on this site, which is identified as being the copyright of a third party. Authorisation to reproduce such material must be obtained from the copyright holders concerned.


Ashford Vineyard has tried to ensure that all information provided through this website is correct at the time it was included. We apologise for any errors. We therefore do not guarantee the accuracy of these pages and any visitor using information contained in them does so entirely at their own risk.

External Websites

Please note that whilst we hope you’ll find any links we provide on the website useful, Ashford Vineyard is not responsible for the content of external websites.


What is a cookie?

A cookie is a small, numeric text file that is stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Any information you provide to us is held securely on our web servers and not on your machine.

Why does the Ashford Vineyard website use cookies?

Cookies make it possible for us to identify registered users without needing to ask for registration details every time you access one of our sites. Using cookies makes accessing our sites more convenient as you don’t need to remember you username and password each time you enter.

We may also use cookies to track registered or unregistered users as they travel through the site – for instance, we might use cookies to count the total number of unique users who are accessing the site over a particular period of time.

Opting to have an automatic login cookie on your computer’s hard drive will allow you to bypass login screens, unless you have cookies disabled in your browser. Firewalls set up by your company network may prohibit the use of browser cookies.

If you would like to know more about cookies, or would like to disable cookies in your browser settings (i.e. refuse cookies) please visit


Data Protection Act 1998

The Data Protection Act 1998 is designed to protect personal data about living individuals (‘Data Subjects’). This means that any person or organisation who handles personal data must comply with the requirements of the Act. Such a person or organisation is called a ‘Data Controller’.

What is personal data?

Personal data is information about a living individual from which that person can be identified. That information can exist in a variety of formats, for example on a computer or in a paper filing system.

What principles apply to the collection of personal data?

There are eight governing principles that must be followed in relation to the processing of data about individuals.

  • - We must process data fairly and lawfully.
  • - We must collect and process data for only one or more specified purposes. In essence, we must not collect data for one reason and then use it for something else.
  • - The data we hold must be adequate for its purpose or purposes but not excessive or irrelevant.
  • - Any data we hold must be accurate and, where necessary, kept up-to-date.
  • - We must not keep data for longer than necessary.
  • - We must process data in accordance with the rights of the Data Subject under the Act.
  • - We must ensure data is kept securely and we must guard against its accidental loss.
  • - We must not transfer personal data outside the European Economic Area unless the country receiving it has an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects.

How we use your data

All personal data provided by you is treated strictly in accordance with the terms of the Data Protection Act. This means that confidentiality will be protected and that appropriate security measures are taken to prevent unauthorised disclosure.

Why does Ashford Vineyard hold data about people?

We need to collect data for a variety of reasons, including for basic functions such as being able to contact you. There are legal reasons, such as having to hold details of all donations made through the Gift Aid scheme in order to comply with the HM Revenue & Customs regulations.

We also find it helpful to be able to monitor trends in attendance at things such as courses to help us be more responsive to the needs of the church. Ashford Vineyard will not disclose your personal data to any third parties without your express consent, except where Ashford Vineyard is required by law to do so.

Ashford Vineyard will retain your personal data only as long as is necessary for its purposes as described. Please note that even if you leave Ashford Vineyard we may still be required to retain some of your personal data to satisfy our obligations to keep certain records for particular periods under applicable law.

For information on the Data Protection Act 1998, the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003 and the Information Commissioner please follow this


This privacy policy was last updated April 2014. Any changes to the Ashford Vineyard Privacy Policy will be posted here.


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