Privacy Notice

Who we are, How to Contact us

We are Church Stretton Town Council. Our offices are at:

60 High St
Church Stretton
Tel: 01694 722113
Fax: 01694 723608
Our website address is: and you may contact us on line by email at: Contact Us

What personal data we collect and why we collect it.

For Comments

In order to check comments placed on the website are not spam nor unsuitable, we collect your IP address and browser user agent string in addition to the comment and contact information on the form. We check for Spam using Akismet Anti-Spam provided by Automattic Inc. Their Privacy Policy is available here:

We check your anonymised email address with to see whether you have a registered profile picture with them that we can use alongside your comments. The Gravatar service Privacy Policy is available here:

On Contact forms

You may contact us through our various contact forms. Those forms are forwarded to our Offices for follow up action and to reply to you. We sometimes share that information with other people and organisations whenever it is necessary to satisfy your concerns and to provide you with our reply. We retain your comment and contact information for as long as the comment is shown on the website, although we may delete it at any time, usually not before 12 months of us receiving it.

Content Providers and Administrators

Before we allow you to administer, create or maintain content on our website, you must be registered and be granted appropriate access permissions. We will hold your name and email address for as long as you have those permissions so that we can control access and to contact you.

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Other visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images that you load onto the website.

Why we use Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to save your name, email address and website in cookies on your computer. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks and the login cookies are removed when you log out of your account.

When you edit or publish an article on-line, an additional cookie is saved in your browser. It records the post ID of the article you edited. It expires after 1 day. This cookie does not include any personal data.

Embedded content from other websites

Pages on this site may include embedded content (e.g. maps, calendars) from other websites. The embedded content will behave in the same way as if the visitor visited the other website independently. These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


We collect anonymised information about when and how website visitors access our website, which pages they go to and how long they stay on those pages. We collect and analyse this information in summary form for the purpose of monitoring the suitability of our website’s content.

Who we share your data with

We do not share or sell your information with third parties except

  • where necessary to respond to concerns raised by you through our contact forms
  • we store your information in our database which is hosted by Krystal Hosting Ltd. Their Privacy Policy is at

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment on a web page, and it is accepted by our moderators for publication, the comment and its metadata are retained for as long as the the webpage is active on the website, although we will remove it earlier at your request. Contact us through our office or on line

For users that subscribe to receive news and other updates from us, we retain their name and email address until they elect to unsubscribe from that service. Contact us through our office or on line

We store personal information of those who are registered to administer, add or maintain pages on our website. Each user can view, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information. The information is deleted when people cancel their registration.

What rights you have over your data

If you are registered with an account on this site, have left comments or provided other feedback through this website, you can request to receive an exported file of your personal data, including any data you have provided to us that we still hold on file.

You may object to the way we use your data and ask us to restrict the way we use your personal data.

You can also request that we correct or erase any personal data we hold about you unless we are obliged to keep it for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

How we Protect your Data

Your data held on our website Database is protected by our Hosting partner Krystal Hosting Ltd. Their Privacy Policy is at

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