Privacy policy

1. Introduction

1.1 We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of our website visitors and service users.

1.2 This policy applies where we are acting as a data controller with respect to the personal data of our website visitors 

and service users in other words, where we determine the purposes and means of the processing of that personal data.

1.3 We use cookies on our website. Insofar as those cookies are not strictly necessary for the provision of our website and 

services, we will ask you to consent to our use of cookies when you first visit our website.

1.4 Our website incorporates privacy controls which affect how we will process your personal data. By using the privacy 

controls, you can specify whether you would like to receive direct marketing communications and limit the publication of 

your information. You can access the privacy controls via this document.

1.5 In this policy, "we", "us" and "our" refer to Christ Embassy.[ For more information about us, see Section 13.]

2. Document Classification

2.1 This document was created and designated as a publicly available document

3. How we use your personal data

3.1 In this Section 3 we have set out:

(a) the general categories of personal data that we may process;

(b) in the case of personal data that we did not obtain directly from you, the source and specific categories of that data;

(c) the purposes for which we may process personal data; and

(d) the legal bases of the processing.

3.2 We may process data about your use of our website and services ("usage data"). The usage data may include your IP 

address, geographical location, browser type and version, operating system, referral source, length of visit, page views and 

website navigation paths, as well as information about the timing, frequency and pattern of your service use. The source of the 

usage data is our analytics tracking system. This usage data may be processed for the purposes of analysing the use of the 

website and services. The legal basis for this processing our legitimate interests, namely monitoring and improving our website

and services.

3.3 We may process your account data ("account data").[ The account data may include your name, email address, home 

address, phone number. [ The source of the account data is you. The account data may be processed for the purposes of 

operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, maintaining back-ups of our 

databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper 

administration of our website and business.

3.4 We may process your information included in your personal profile on our website ("profile data"). The profile data may

include your name, address, telephone number, email address, profile pictures, gender, date of birth, relationship status, 

interests and hobbies, educational details and employment details. The profile data may be processed for the purposes of 

enabling and monitoring your use of our website and services. The legal basis for this our legitimate interests, namely the 

proper administration of our website and business

3.5 We may process your personal data that are provided in the course of the use of our services ("service data"). The service 

data may include personally identifiable information. The source of the service data is you. The service data may be processed 

for the purposes of operating our website, providing our services, ensuring the security of our website and services, 

maintaining back-ups of our databases and communicating with you. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate 

interests, namely the proper administration of our 

website and business.

3.6 We may process information that you post for publication on our website or through our services ("publication data"). The 

publication data may be processed for the purposes of enabling such publication and administering our website and services. 

The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.7 We may process information contained in any enquiry you submit to us regarding goods and/or services ("enquiry data"). 

The enquiry data may be processed for the purposes of offering, marketing and selling relevant goods and/or services to you. 

The legal basis for this processing is consent

3.8 We may process information relating to our customer relationships, including customer contact information ("customer 

relationship data"). The customer relationship data may include your name, your employer, your job title or role, your contact 

details, and information contained in communications between us and you or your employer. The source of the customer 

relationship data is you or your employer. The customer relationship data may be processed for the purposes of managing our

relationships with customers, communicating with customers, keeping records of those communications and promoting our 

products and services to customers. The legal basis for this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper 

management of our customer relationships.

3.9 We may process information relating to transactions, including purchases of goods and services, that you enter

into with us and/or through our website ("transaction data"). The transaction data may include your contact details, your 

card details and the transaction details. The transaction data may be processed for the purpose of supplying the purchased 

goods and services and keeping proper records of those transactions. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of

a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract and our legitimate interests, 

namely the proper administration of our website and business.

3.10 We may process information that you provide to us for the purpose of subscribing to our email notifications and/or 

newsletters ("notification data"). The notification data may be processed for the purposes of sending you the relevant 

notifications and/or newsletters. The legal basis for this processing is the performance of a contract between you and us and/or

taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

3.11 We may process information contained in or relating to any communication that you send to us ("correspondence data").

The correspondence data may include the communication content and metadata associated with the communication. Our 

website will generate the metadata associated with communications made using the website contact forms. The 

correspondence data may be processed for the purposes of communicating with you and record-keeping. The legal basis for 

this processing is our legitimate interests, namely the proper administration of our website and business and communications 

with users.

3.12 We may process personal data. This data may include personally identifiable information such as full names, email 

address, home address, age, sex, location, ip address, website sessions, social media information. The source of this data is 

via our online forms, website, social media This data may be processed for analysis, communications, email notifications, 

feedback, research and development, marketing. The legal basis for this processing is consent OR our legitimate interests OR 

the performance of a contract between you and us and/or taking steps, at your request, to enter into such a contract.

3.13 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the establishment, exercise or 

defense of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure. The legal basis for this 

processing is our legitimate interests, namely the protection and assertion of our legal rights, your legal rights and the legal 

rights of others.

3.14 We may process any of your personal data identified in this policy where necessary for the purposes of obtaining or 

maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, or obtaining professional advice. The legal basis for this processing is our 

legitimate interests, namely the proper protection of our business against risks.

3.15 In addition to the specific purposes for which we may process your personal data set out in this Section 3, we may also 

process any of your personal data where such processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are 

subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another natural person.

3.16 Please do not supply any other person's personal data to us, unless we prompt you to do so.

4. Providing your personal data to others

4.1 We may disclose your personal data to any member of our group of companies (this means our subsidiaries, our ultimate 

holding company and all its subsidiaries) insofar as reasonably necessary for the purposes, and on the legal bases, set out in 

this policy.

4.2 We may disclose your personal data to our insurers and/or professional advisers insofar as reasonably necessary for the 

purposes of obtaining or maintaining insurance coverage, managing risks, obtaining professional advice, or the establishment,

exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or out-of-court procedure.

4.3 Financial transactions relating to our website and services are OR may be handled by our payment services providers, 

KingsPay, Paypal, Stripe, Paystack, Flutterwave. We will share transaction data with our payment services providers only to the

extent necessary for the purposes of processing your payments, refunding such payments and dealing with complaints and 

queries relating to such payments and refunds. You can find information about the payment services providers' privacy policies

and practices at their respective websites

4.4 In addition to the specific disclosures of personal data set out in this Section 4, we may disclose your personal data where 

such disclosure is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital 

interests or the vital interests of another natural person. We may also disclose your personal data where such disclosure is 

necessary for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims, whether in court proceedings or in an administrative or 

out-of-court procedure.

5. International transfers of your personal data

5.1 In this Section 5, we provide information about the circumstances in which your personal data may be transferred 

to countries outside the European Economic Area (EEA).

5.2 We and our other group organisations have offices and facilities in UK, USA, South Africa, Canada, Nigeria. The European 

Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to

each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses 

adopted or approved by the European Commission.

5.3 The hosting facilities for our website are situated in Nigeria, USA, UK, Canada and South Africa. The European 

Commission has made an "adequacy decision" with respect to the data protection laws of each of these countries. Transfers to

each of these countries will be protected by appropriate safeguards, namely the use of standard data protection clauses 

adopted or approved by the European Commission.

5.4 You acknowledge that personal data that you submit for publication through our website or services may be available, 

via the internet, around the world. We cannot prevent the use (or misuse) of such personal data by others.

6. Retaining and deleting personal data

6.1 This Section 6 sets out our data retention policies and procedure, which are designed to help ensure that we comply with 

our legal obligations in relation to the retention and deletion of personal data.

6.2 Personal data that we process for any purpose or purposes shall not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose 

or those purposes.

6.3 We will retain your personal data as follows:

(a) Personally identifiable information will be retained for a minimum period of 5 years following date of acquisition, and for a 

maximum period of 30 years following date of acquisition.

6.4 In some cases it is not possible for us to specify in advance the periods for which your personal data will be retained. I

such cases, we will determine the period of retention based on the following criteria:

(a) the period of retention of personally identifiable information will be determined based on Section 6.5 below.

6.5 Notwithstanding the other provisions of this Section 6, we may retain your personal data where such retention is necessary

for compliance with a legal obligation to which we are subject, or in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of 

another natural person or in the pursuit of legitimate business interests.

7. Amendments

7.1 We may update this policy from time to time by publishing a new version on our website.

7.2 You should check this page occasionally to ensure you are happy with any changes to this policy.

7.3 We may notify you of significant changes to this policy by email or through the our website.

8. Your rights

8.1 In this Section 8, we have summarised the rights that you have under data protection law. Some of the rights are complex, 

and not all of the details have been included in our summaries. Accordingly, you should read the relevant laws and guidance 

from the regulatory authorities for a full explanation of these rights.

8.2 Your principal rights under data protection law are:

(a) the right to access;

(b) the right to rectification;

(c) the right to erasure;

(d) the right to restrict processing;

(e) the right to object to processing;

(f) the right to data portability;

(g) the right to complain to a supervisory authority; and

(h) the right to withdraw consent.

8.3 You have the right to confirmation as to whether or not we process your personal data and, where we do, access to the 

personal data, together with certain additional information. That additional information includes details of the purposes of the 

processing, the categories of personal data concerned and the recipients of the personal data. Providing the rights and 

freedoms of others are not affected, we will supply to you a copy of your personal data. The first copy will be provided free of 

charge, but additional copies may be subject to a reasonable fee.

8.4 You have the right to have any inaccurate personal data about you rectified and, taking into account the purposes of the 

processing, to have any incomplete personal data about you completed.

8.5 In some circumstances you have the right to the erasure of your personal data without undue delay. Those circumstances 

include: the personal data are no longer necessary in relation to the purposes for which they were collected or otherwise 

processed; you withdraw consent to consent-based processing; you object to the processing under certain rules of applicable 

data protection law; the processing is for direct marketing purposes; and the personal data have been unlawfully processed. 

However, there are exclusions of the right to erasure. The general exclusions include where processing is necessary: for 

exercising the right of freedom of expression and information; for compliance with a legal obligation; or for the establishment, 

exercise or defence of legal claims.

8.6 In some circumstances you have the right to restrict the processing of your personal data. Those circumstances are: you 

contest the accuracy of the personal data; processing is unlawful but you oppose erasure; we no longer need the personal data

for the purposes of our processing, but you require personal data for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; 

and you have objected to processing, pending the verification of that objection. Where processing has been restricted on this 

basis, we may continue to store your personal data. However, we will only otherwise process it: with your consent; for the 

establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims; for the protection of the rights of another natural or legal person; or for 

reasons of important public interest.

8.7 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data on grounds relating to your particular situation, but only 

to the extent that the legal basis for the processing is that the processing is necessary for: the performance of a task carried 

out in the public interest or in the exercise of any official authority vested in us; or the purposes of the legitimate interests 

pursued by us or by a third party. If you make such an objection, we will cease to process the personal information unless we 

can demonstrate compelling legitimate grounds for the processing which override your interests, rights and freedoms, or the 

processing is for the establishment, exercise or defence of legal claims.

8.8 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for direct marketing purposes (including profiling for 

direct marketing purposes). If you make such an objection, we will cease to process your personal data for this purpose.

8.9 You have the right to object to our processing of your personal data for scientific or historical research purposes or 

statistical purposes on grounds relating to your particular situation, unless the processing is necessary for the performance of 

a task carried out for reasons of public interest.

8.10 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal data is:

(a) consent; or

(b) that the processing is necessary for the performance of a contract to which you are party or in order to take steps at your 

request prior to entering into a contract,

and such processing is carried out by automated means, you have the right to receive your personal data from us in a 

structured, commonly used and machine-readable format. However, this right does not apply where it would adversely affect 

the rights and freedoms of others.

8.11 If you consider that our processing of your personal information infringes data protection laws, you have a legal right to 

lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority responsible for data protection. You may do so in the EU member state of your 

habitual residence, your place of work or the place of the alleged infringement.

8.12 To the extent that the legal basis for our processing of your personal information is consent, you have the right to withdraw

that consent at any time. Withdrawal will not affect the lawfulness of processing before the withdrawal.

8.13 You may exercise any of your rights in relation to your personal data by written notice to us in addition to the other 

methods specified in this Section 8].

9. About cookies

9.1 A cookie is a file containing an identifier (a string of letters and numbers) that is sent by a web server to a web browser and

is stored by the browser. The identifier is then sent back to the server each time the browser requests a page from the server.

9.2 Cookies may be either "persistent" cookies or "session" cookies: a persistent cookie will be stored by a web browser and 

will remain valid until its set expiry date, unless deleted by the user before the expiry date; a session cookie, on the other hand,

will expire at the end of the user session, when the web browser is closed.

9.3 Cookies do not typically contain any information that personally identifies a user, but personal information that we store 

about you may be linked to the information stored in and obtained from cookies.

10. Cookies that we use

10.1 We use cookies for the following purposes:

(a) authentication - we use cookies to identify you when you visit our website and as you navigate our website.

(b) status - we use cookies to help us to determine if you are logged into our website ;

(c) personalisation - we use cookies to store information about your preferences and to personalise the website for you

(d) security - we use cookies as an element of the security measures used to protect user accounts, including preventing 

fraudulent use of login credentials, and to protect our website and services generally

(e) advertising - we use cookies to help us to display advertisements that will be relevant to you (cookies used for this purpose 

are:

(f) analysis - we use cookies to help us to analyse the use and performance of our website and services

(g) cookie consent - we use cookies to store your preferences in relation to the use of cookies more generally

11. Cookies used by our service providers

11.1 Our service providers use cookies and those cookies may be stored on your computer when you visit our website.

11.2 We use Google Analytics to analyse the use of our website. Google Analytics gathers information about website use by 

means of cookies. The information gathered relating to our website is used to create reports about the use of our website. 

Google's privacy policy is available at: https://www.google.com/policies/privacy/.

12. Managing cookies

12.1 Most browsers allow you to refuse to accept cookies and to delete cookies. The methods for doing so vary from browser 

to browser, and from version to version. You can however obtain up-to-date information about blocking and deleting cookies 

via these links:

(a) https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/95647?hl=en (Chrome);

(b) https://support.mozilla.org/en-US/kb/enable-and-disable-cookies-website-preferences (Firefox);

(c) http://www.opera.com/help/tutorials/security/cookies/ (Opera);

(d) https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/help/17442/windows-internet-explorer-delete-manage-cookies (Internet Explorer);

(e) https://support.apple.com/kb/PH21411 (Safari); and

(f) https://privacy.microsoft.com/en-us/windows-10-microsoft-edge-and-privacy (Edge).


12.2 Blocking all cookies will have a negative impact upon the usability of many websites.

12.3 If you block cookies, you will not be able to use all the features on our website.

13. Our details

13.1 This website is owned and operated by Christ Embassy.


13.3 Our registered office is below
UNITED KINGDOM

Unit C2, Thames View Business

Centre, Barlow Way Rainham-Essex,

RM13 8BT.

Tel.: +44 (0)1708 556 604 Fax.: +44(0)2081 816 290

13.4 You can contact us:

(a) by post, to the postal address given above;

(b) using our website contact form;

(c) by telephone, on the contact number published on our website from time to time

(d) by email, using the email address published on our website from time to time.

14. Data protection officer

14.1 Our data protection officer's contact details are:

UNITED KINGDOM

Unit C2, Thames View Business

Centre, Barlow Way Rainham-Essex,

RM13 8BT.

Tel.: +44 (0)1708 556 604 Fax.: +44(0)2081 816 290