Who we are

We are Thinking Faith Network, registered charity #271987. Our website address is: https://thinkfaith.net.

Comments and contact forms

When you leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments or contact form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

We also use the Google reCAPTCHA service to filter spam submissions. reCAPTCHA is a free service from Google that helps protect websites from spam and abuse by keeping automated software out. It does this by checking to see if the computer or mobile device has a Google cookie placed on it. Then a reCAPTCHA-specific cookie gets placed on the user’s browser and a complete snapshot of the user’s browser window is captured, including all cookies placed by Google in the last 6 months, how many mouse clicks (or touches) you’ve made on that screen, CSS information, the date, your browser language, installed browser plug-ins and all Javascript objects.

If you request a password reset, your IP address (the “address” of your internet connection) will be included in the reset email.

Online shop

When you place an order through our website, we will collect your name, email and postal addresses.

  • Your name and email address will be used to process your order and to send you information about the event or resource you have booked for, unless you request to receive our email newsletter, in which case your name and email address will also be added to our mailing list.
  • Your postal address will only be used to process your payment.

When you submit payment details they are passed securely to PayPal to process your payment. We do not store payment details, nor do we share customer details with any third parties.

Mailing list

When you sign up to our email mailing list, we will use your email address to send you email newsletters. We send around ten to twelve newsletters per year, and they include information about forthcoming events, reviews of past events and recent work, helpful resources, news about our organisation, extracts of our published content and other information in line with our aims and objectives. Each email includes an unsubscribe link and you can unsubscribe from future emails with immediate effect.


Cookies are small text files which are stored by your web browser and allow websites to recognise you, to make your next visit easier and the service more useful to you.

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.

If you use our online shop to purchase event tickets or downloads, then additional cookies will be saved to facilitate your purchase. Two or three temporary cookies will be set when you add a product to your basket (which will be discarded when you close your browser), and one cookie that lasts for 2 days to allow your basket to be retrieved if you don’t complete your purchase. No personal or payment information is stored in these cookies.

If you’d like to delete cookies or instruct your web browser to delete or refuse cookies, please visit the help pages of your web browser. However, this may impact on your ability to carry out tasks that require being logged in or uniquely identified, such as placing orders through our website or leaving comments.

You can learn more about cookies at www.allaboutcookies.org.

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.

Looking after 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.

Personal data breaches will be recorded and reported to the relevant supervisory authority within 72 hours of becoming aware of the breach, where feasible. If the breach is likely to result in a high risk of adversely affecting your rights and freedoms, we will also inform you.

Your information is stored and processed by GDPR-compliant hosts and services: Thinking Faith Network is the Data Controller, whilst Ben Clymo t/a Bromeliad Services, VTS Hosting Ltd, Google (including Gmail and reCAPTCHA services), MailChimp (in the case of our mailing list) and PayPal (in the case of purchases through our online shop) act as data processors.

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.

If you would like to see a full copy of your stored personal data, please contact us on office@thinkfaith.net. We aim to respond within two weeks. You can view or change the data held on our mailing list instantly using the ‘Update your preferences’ link at the bottom of each of our email newsletters.

If you would like to delete your data, please contact us on office@thinkfaith.net. We aim to respond within two weeks. You can also unsubscribe from our email newsletter using the ‘Unsubscribe’ link at the bottom of each of our email newsletters.