i-church - Registration

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The Terms of Use of the boards can be read here. By continuing with the registration process you are agreeing to abide by these rules.

To comply with the GDPR you need to be made aware that your account on The Courtyard will, at a bare minimum, contain a name that is uniquely identifiable on this board (hereinafter “your user name”), a personal password used for logging into your account (hereinafter “your password”) and a personal, valid email address (hereinafter “your email”). Your information for your account at The Courtyard is protected by data-protection laws applicable in the UK. Any information beyond your user name, your password, and your email address required by The Courtyard during the registration process is either mandatory or optional, at the discretion of The Courtyard. In all cases, you have the option of what information in your account is publicly displayed. Furthermore, within your account, you have the option to opt-in or opt-out of automatically generated emails.

We will store all of the IP addresses that you use when posting here. Depending on your preferences The Courtyard may send you emails to the email address that The Courtyard holds in your account which will either be the one that you used when you registered or one that you have subsequently changed to, but you are able to change your preferences in this respect from your User Control Panel (UCP) at any time.

The personal details that you give us when you sign up, or add later, will be used solely for the purposes of The Courtyard board functionality. They will not be used for anything else and neither will they be passed on to any third party without your explicit consent. You can check, at any time, the personal details The Courtyard is holding about you from the Profile section of your UCP.

The only other information about you is that which you decide to post on these boards.

If at any time you wish to have your personal data removed, a member of the administration team will be happy to delete your account. This will remove all data apart from your posts, which are necessary for the maintenance of clarity on the board. They will, however, appear under an anonymised name. Should any of these posts contain personal data (ie that which could be used to identify you) we will be happy to edit or remove those posts.

If you do not log into your account after it has been activated it will be deleted in its entirety after 6 months.

The Courtyard will always store your personal information securely in our database and will make every effort to ensure that it remains secure by, but not limited to: ensuring our database and software is kept up-to-date, monitored, backed up and encrypted wherever possible.

In the event of a data breach The Courtyard will notify you of the breach at the earliest opportunity and will tell you what data has been breached, how we are dealing with it and what steps we are taking to ensure your data is secured.

By clicking on the “I agree to these terms” button below your acceptance of these terms will be recorded.