Privacy Policy

Privacy policy
(Issue 1 – May 2018)

Oswestry Christian Centre, trading as Oswestry Christian Bookshop, is a charitable company set up to promote Christian literature and teaching in the Oswestry district and beyond. 

Membership of the company is open to all who subscribe to its  ethos and aims.  Those who wish to support the company without actual membership may enrol as a Friend of the Bookshop. The company holds personal data for Members and Friends to facilitate communication, information and Gift Aid collection as appropriate. 

This data is limited to that supplied by the individual at the time of enrolment on the enrolment form or Gift Aid form. This data is not shared with any other organisation nor is it used for any marketing purposes.  The individual may resign from membership or terminate the friend support at any time and their data will then be removed from the current list. 

Members who are not in contact with the Bookshop and have not responded to communications for two consecutive AGM may also be suspended from the active list.  In these cases data may be retained for historical or archive purposes but will not be used for any communication unless reactivated by the individual. Data is received by consent of the individual and used to carry out legitimate interests in the conduct of the company to call meetings (principally an AGM) and process contributions including Gift Aid claims. 

The data may be held electronically to facilitate these processes and is password protected to safeguard access. Paper forms are kept in a secure filing cabinet. Any queries or concerns or requests for action in relation to an individual’s personal data should be addressed to the Chairman of Trustees, Oswestry Christian Bookshop, c/o 10a Lower Brook Street, Oswestry SY11 2HG

Who we are

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What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, 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

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also 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.

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

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.