- Policy

Privacy Protection


The Church Lads' & Church Girls' Brigade (CLCGB) is committed to protecting your privacy. This policy details the information we collect from you when you access the CLCGB website, CLCGB BMS! and CLCGB Training, and the steps we take to ensure this information remains confidential.

Our intentions

We collect some basic information from you in order to improve your browsing experience. Except as explained in this policy statement, we will not release any personal information to any third parties under any circumstances unless expressly authorised to do so by you, or if we are obliged to do so by law.

All information will be dealt with in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and we will always aim to meet current Internet best practices. To find out more about Data Protection, please read our Data Protection Policy.

The information we collect from you

We currently collect information about your computer in order to tailor the web pages we provide to you. This information is collected from your computer regardless of whether or not you register with us and is not personal to you. This includes the following:

  • operating system (eg Microsoft Windows XP, 7, 8);
  • browser software (eg Microsoft Internet Explorer v10.0, Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox);
  • your browser’s custom settings (eg the presence of a Macromedia Flash plug-in);
  • your geographic location (or that of your Internet service provider);
  • access times (the time spent on the CLCGB website); and
  • referring domain (the website you were browsing prior to your visit to the CLCGB website).

If you register with us, you also provide us with the following personal information:

  • name; and
  • email address.

We collect this information in order to identify you on any subsequent visit to the CLCGB website and to allow us to notify you of any important service announcements or significant website updates. If you do not wish to receive information from us, you can choose not to by editing your personal details.

If you are a leader or member of the CLCGB you will be able to access our secure members area to access our forms, guidance and training materials. To do this, you will need to provide us with the following personal information:

  • name;
  • email address;
  • company name; and
  • Diocese.

If you are registered with our Brigade Training (Moodle) we will collect the following personal information:

  • name;
  • email address; and 
  • town.

We collect this information to ensure that the member/leader is the individual enrolling and completing the course, and to track progress throughout the training course.

For each member and leader in the CLCGB we record personal details on our secure members area BMS! to manage the administration of members and leaders.  Only Officer's in Charge of the company, who have been DBS checked have access to this system, along with NHQ authorised personnel.  Our IT managers are CLCGB leaders and DBS checked therefore no one outside of the CLCGB has any access to any of our systems.

Disclosure of data by order of a Court and Security

We reserve the right to communicate a Member's or Leaders' personal information as we hold to third parties who are empowered by regulation, statute or order of a court.

We have security measures in place to protect our BMS! system. Access to the BMS! is restricted internally. However, it remains each Leader's responsibility:

  • to keep their password secret;
  • to protect against unauthorised access to your personal details;
  • to log off from the BMS! when not using it; 
  • to ensure against use by anyone else of the BMS! through the machine that Leader/Member uses while they are "logged on" to the BMS!; and
  • to search and obtain only the data specifically required and allowed for relating to their role.

Finally in the case of Brigade online stores, we also collect your home address and company name in order to process your requested orders. 

Donating online

If you donate online to the CLCGB the following privacy policy will apply to the information that you provide.
The CLCGB will retain the following personal information:

  • Your first name and last name
  • Your address, including country
  • Your email address
  • The telephone numbers you provide, if any
  • Whether or not you are a UK taxpayer.  
  • When you supply this information to us, we are legally obliged by the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that we only use this information for the purpose for which it was requested, and to ensure that it is kept securely.

How we protect your personal information

We seek to comply with the Data Protection Act 1998 and take all reasonable care to prevent any unauthorised access to your personal data.

The CLCGB does not sell or share any personal information about you to any outside vendors or advertising agencies.

Our secure servers use the strongest encryption technology available, technology that is also used by banks and credit card companies to secure their online transactions. In addition, our network is guarded by computers called ‘firewalls’.

All purchases made on our website are secure. This means it's safe for you to input sensitive information, when you place an order for any goods on Brigade Stores.


All passwords are encrypted therefore we are unable to advise you what your password is.  If you require a change of password we have the facilities available online to click on forgetten your password, which will send you a unique password.  We recommend that you change your password every 90 days, and your password has a capital letter, number and a character to ensure that your password is secure.

How long do we hold your information on file?

We hold information about you for as long as you actively subscribe as a user.

Our contact with you

When you register with us, you are given the option to subscribe to one or all of our email newsletters via the My Subscriptions page.

If you would rather not receive any such contact from us, you can log in to the website and edit your preferences by clicking on My Subscriptions.  You can also achieve this by following the unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of on any email newsletter you receive from us.

Contacting us

If you have any concerns about the CLCGB privacy policy or feel that we are not adhering to the provisions set out here, please do not hesitate to contact us by writing to:

2 Barnsley Road
Wath Upon Dearne
S63 6PY

Alternatively you can email the CEO on

Your consent

By using the CLCGB website you consent to the provisions detailed in this policy.


We cannot be responsible for any information you disclose in public community areas of the CLCGB website or those that are listed in our website directory. This information can be viewed or collected by any third party and you should always be wary of publishing any personal information in public community areas.
We also encourage you to read the privacy policy of any websites listed in our website directory that you choose to visit so you may understand what information is collected from you and for what purpose.
CLCGB cannot be held responsible for the policies of any third party website listed in our website directory and you access these websites at your own risk.

Changes to this privacy policy

We reserve the right to amend this policy at any time in response to your feedback, new or altered CLCGB systems and procedures, Internet best practices and UK and European law.

NHQ, 2 Barnsley Road
Wath Upon Dearne
S63 6PY

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