Privacy at The Gospel of Love

Privacy at The Gospel of Love

Your trust is really important to us. We want you to be confident when sharing your personal information with us that we’ll keep it safe – by keeping our data protection processes up-to-date, within the law and following good practice. This privacy notice explains how we do this…

We hope we’ve made this information clear to understand, but please do get in contact with us if you have any questions about what you read here.


If you’re visiting our website

Siteground (the people we get our website hosting from) have our site set up to automatically collect cookies from visitors.

What’s a cookie and why do this?

Cookies are small text files placed on your device that remember your web preferences and some details of your visits to websites. They don’t collect personal information. The point of them is to enhance your online user-experience by helping a website respond to you as an individual user and tailor how it works to your needs, likes and dislikes.

We also have Google Analytics set up on our website so that we can get a sense of how our website is being used and if it’s effective – this is to help us build a better website going forward that matches our user’s needs. Google Analytics collects up anonymised data about general location, browser and device type, page clicks and so on.

What if I don’t want you to collect this information?

By continuing to use our website you agree that we can save cookies on your device. If you don’t want this to happen, we can’t stop them being collected but there’s a clever way to switch off cookies at your end in your web browser (e.g. in Firefox, Internet Explorer, Chrome, Surfari). To find out how to do this you just need to search online for ‘Disable cookies’ along with the browser you use (or your device e.g. Samsung phone, iPad, Android tablet).

As far as we understand, Google Analytics also works on the principles of cookies, so if you switch yours off then your website use information can’t be collected. Our Google Analytics anonymised data has been set to automatically wipe from their database after 14 months.


If you’re on The Gospel of Love mailing list

What’s The Gospel of Love mailing list for?

We’re creating a list of folk who are interested in The Gospel of Love so we can send you regular updates: new chapters as they’re released, extra content we add to the website or our social media, writing and ideas related to the themes of the book, any events or other offerings we might set up, and perhaps the occasional bit of hand-picked info on course, events and ‘stuff’ from people we know that we think you might like.

How did I end up on your mailing list?

We’ll have asked you to sign up with your name and email address and give us specific permission to send emails out to you – maybe you signed up online via our website or social media channels, or perhaps you gave us your details on a paper sign-up list if we met out and about at an event or talk.

What if I don’t want to be on your mailing list?

We’ll assume you want to stay in touch with what we’re up to on an ongoing basis so will keep your mailing list contact details indefinitely.

If at any time you don’t want to get our emails any longer you’ll be able to:

We’d be sad to see you go and if you want to come back, just sign up again via this link or on The Gospel of Love Facebook page.

Will you share my personal information?

We won’t share this mailing list with anyone else or sell it on to dodgy marketing types!*


What are my legal rights?

Under GDPR (you can’t have missed hearing about GDPR!) you have several legal rights. Some of the main rights that apply to the way we use your data are:

  • The right to be informed – We need to let you know that we’re collecting your information and how we plan to use it. That’s why we have this privacy policy.
  • The right of access – You can ask us to send you a copy of the all personal data we hold about you (subject to some exceptions). You need to officially ask us in writing for this – the best way to do this is to email us at email@thegospeloflove.co.uk. We will get this data to you as quickly as we can, but bear in mind that it may take some time for us to pull the information together, make copies of it and send it all on to you.
  • The right to rectification – Please get in contact with us if you think we hold any incorrect details for you and we will check our records and amend as necessary.
  • The right to erasure – You can ask to have your data deleted if we’ve done something unlawful with it (e.g. sold it on to someone else) or we no longer need it (e.g. you’ve asked to be taken off our mailing list or you’re no longer a client). Obviously, this is subject to the rules we have to follow about keeping notes and info for legal/insurance purposes.

You can find out more about all the rights you have on the Information Commissioner’s webpage about individual rights.


* Obviously, although we’d ideally not share your information with anyone at all, there are very rare occasions where we may have no choice e.g. if the law requires us to do so.