Privacy policy

Who are we?

In this policy, ‘we’, ‘our’ or ‘us’ refers to Christian Research.

Christian Research is part of Bible Society (registered charity 232759), which also includes Open the Book and trading company Bible Society Resources Limited (registered company number 5450490).

We are a survey company and collect data from surveys. We are committed to protecting your privacy and any information we collect about you will be treated with respect and confidentiality according to the rules of the Market Research Society and the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We are registered under no Z6334172 and our data controller is The British & Foreign Bible Society at the address below.

Your privacy is important to us and this policy explains how we use your personal information and keep it secure.

Our address is: c/o Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG.

What is personal information?

Personal information covers any data that enables us to identify you as an individual. This could include, name, address, telephone number or email address.

What information may we collect about you?

  • Information from you via forms you fill in on the website to enable us to send you newsletters, provide you with access to our subscription services and to invite you to take part in our surveys.
  • Information provided as part of a survey process which will be entirely voluntary and confidential.
  • Records of any correspondence you may send us.

How do we use your personal information?

We, as part of Bible Society Group, use your contact details to keep you informed of the diverse ways we are working to offer the bible to the world and to give an outlet to the Christian voice. In all circumstances identities of individual respondents and their answers will be treated as confidential. 

When you supply personal information to us, we only use this information for the purpose for which it was given and ensure that it is kept securely.

We take all reasonable technical and organisational precautions to ensure the security of your data which is not transferred outside the European Economic Area.

You can change the way we communicate with you, at any time, by emailing us at [email protected]

Lawful basis for processing your information

We process your information on the basis of consent to send you communications, such as emails, because you have given us clear consent to do so.

How long do we keep your information

We only keep your information for as long as we need to. We will have a lawful reason to keep your data and when we no longer need it, we will delete it. We will update this section soon, with examples of how long we will keep certain information.

Do we share your personal information?

We do not share your details with third parties, unless it is necessary to do so. Some of the ways it may be necessary to share your information include:

  • sending email
  • analysing data
  • other necessary functions.

In cases like these, we will have a data agreement in place to ensure that these companies will not use your information for their own use, but only to fulfil the function on behalf of Christian Research.

Your information will not be passed to third parties for marketing purposes.

Your rights

  • ‘Right to be informed’ means we will be completely clear and transparent about how we plan to use your personal information.
  • ‘Right of access’ means you can request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and we will provide it within one month.
  • ‘Right to rectification’ means you can ask us to update or amend the information we hold about you, if it is incorrect.
  • ‘Right to restrict processing’ means you can ask us to change, restrict or stop the way we are using your information.
  • ‘Right to erasure’ (of right to be forgotten) means you can ask us to remove your personal information from our records.
  • ‘Right to object’ means you can object to us using your information for marketing purposes.
  • ‘Right to data portability’ means you can obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes.
  • ‘Right not to be subject to automated decision making’ means if we use systems to make a decision about you, you have the right to ask for a person to intervene, that then may change the outcome.
  • Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority, such as the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), if you are not satisfied with our response to your request, or you feel we are not using your information correctly.

How we use Cookies

First Party

We use ‘Session Cookies’, which allow websites to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They are used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket, as they browse around the site. These session cookies expire after a browser session is closed, so are never stored long term. If linking to another website, the cookie gets deleted. We never use cookies for marketing purposes.

Third Party

We collect information about the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of all our website visitors, using Google Analytics, in order to see how our website is used and monitor site traffic so as continuously improve and develop the design and content of our site. This information is not personally identifiable information – it is anonymised.

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How to contact us

You can get in touch with us in the following ways:

  • by telephone 01793 418388
  • by email at [email protected]
  • by post: Christian Research, c/o Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG.

How to update your details

To notify us of a change to your name, address or email details, please either email [email protected], write to us at the address below, or telephone us on 01793 418388. Please keep us informed of changes so we can stay in touch.

If you have any concerns regarding this privacy policy or the way we are processing your personal information, please contact:

The Data Protection Officer, at the address below, or email [email protected]

Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon SN5 7DG

Last revision: 17 May 2018