Privacy Policy

How we use your information

This privacy policy tells you who we are and what to expect when the Society of Saint Gregory collects personal information.

The privacy policy applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our website and online discussion forum.
  • People who use and support our services.
  • Your rights to access and correct the information we hold about you.
  • Complaints or queries.
  • How to contact us.

Who we are

The Society of Saint Gregory is a registered charity in England and Wales. Its purpose is to promote study of, and understanding and good practice in the celebration of the liturgy, in accordance with the teaching of the Roman Catholic Church.

In this privacy policy and in the data protection statement which you will see wherever we collect your personal information, the “Society”, “SSG”, and “we” refers to the Society of Saint Gregory.

Visitors to our websites and how we use cookies

When someone visits we collect standard internet log information and details of visitor behaviour patterns. We do this to find out things such as the number of visitors to the various parts of the site, to compile statistical reports on website activity and to personalise our visitors’ experiences of using the site.

Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect this information. You can set your browser not to accept cookies and remove cookies from your browser. However in a few cases some of our website features may not function as a result. You can read more about how we use cookies and how to disable cookies on our cookie policy page.

If we do want to collect personally identifiable information through our website, we will say so explicitly. We will make it clear when we collect personal information and will explain what we intend to do with it.

This privacy policy does not cover the links within this site linking to third party websites. We encourage you to read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.


We collect and process the details of customers, visitors, members, service users and enquirers to provide the service, goods or information that they have requested, and to gather feedback.

We collect and process the details of donors to administer donations. You can access our Gift Aid form here.

We may also hold and analyse customers’, visitors’, members’, donors’ and potential donors’ data in order to continue to improve our understanding of our audiences and to look at ways in which we might in the future use information technology to improve the services that we offer.

With their consent we may use individuals’ data to contact them from time to time with news and information about the Society that we feel may be of interest to them, such as research, education and fundraising, and about our other events, products and services. We follow Institute of Fundraising and Information Commissioner best practice guidelines relating to marketing. We will never contact you by email, phone or SMS without your consent and will always seek your consent before sending you any promotional or fundraising communications.

When people subscribe to our services (but not membership) or give consent to receiving news and information from us, they can cancel that subscription or withdraw their consent to being contacted at any time and are given an easy way of doing this. If you wish to opt out of receiving information from us or to unsubscribe from a service, send an email to

We will not share personal data with others for marketing purposes, but may occasionally outsource functions when we do not have the in-house capacity required, such as (without limitation) the use of a mailing house for mailings or analytical services that enable us to manage our communications with members and non-members more effectively. We may also need to disclose information if so required by law. In such cases we will only use reputable and well vetted firms and have contracts and processes in place that ensure the safe and confidential processing of personal data at all times, including on the rare occasions that data is transferred outside the EU or EEA.

Access to personal information and correction

We strive at all times to ensure that your personal information is accurate and up to date. You may ask us to correct or remove information that you think is inaccurate by contacting us as detailed below, or by submitting a form on our Contact Us page.

Under the terms of the Data Protection Act you have the right to request a copy of information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your information you may make a request by writing to our Society Membership Secretary.

Complaints, enquiries and feedback

The Society tries to meet the highest standards when collecting and using personal information. For this reason, we take any complaints we receive about this very seriously. We encourage people to bring it to our attention if they think that our collection or use of information is unfair, misleading or inappropriate. We would also welcome any suggestions for improving our procedures.

This privacy policy does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of the Society’s collection and use of personal information. However, we are happy to provide any additional information or explanation needed.

Complaints and enquiries about, or suggestions for improvements to, our data protection processes should be directed to the Society’s Secretary (see below).

Changes to this privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review. You are advised to visit this page periodically in order to keep up to date with any changes. This privacy policy was last updated on 15 January 2016.

How to contact us

If you wish to make a complaint, request further explanation of any issues relating to this privacy policy, or make a suggestions for improving our processes relating to the way we use personal data, then please direct your request to the Society Secretary by email at or in writing at the address: Society Secretary, c/o 27 Manor Street, Heath, Cardiff CF14 3PU.

You may opt out from receiving information from us at any time or ask to have your personal data removed or corrected in our records by writing to us to address above or by sending an email to the Society Secretary. Please ensure that you state your full name and address in the letter or email so that we may locate your record on our database.

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