St. Agnells Lane, Hemel Hempstead, HP2 7AY

Registered UK Charity 1118820

Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how St Thomas Indian Orthodox Church (STIOC) uses and protects any information that you give STIOC when you use the church website or any other church online resources.

STIOC is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website or any other church online resources, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We will not share your information with any contracted third parties or others without your consent. Information may be made available to the relevant authority if so required by law.

What we collect

We may collect the following information about you:-

  • Name, gender, photograph and family relationships;
  • contact information including address, phone number and email address;
  • demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests; and
  • other information relevant to church activities

What we do with the information we gather

We may use this information to understand your needs and provide you with a better service, and in particular to:-

  1. Communicate with you.
  2. Assist communication between you and others in the STIOC community.
  3. Distribute emails and letters including news and information we think will be of interest to you.
  4. Provide web site services.
  5. Provide information on a secure basis to particular groups of individuals.
  6. Enable us to improve the services we offer.

St Thomas IOC Website Cookies

In common with many other websites, the STIOC website uses “cookies”. A cookie is a small piece of text which is sent from a website and stored by the browser on your computer. By using this website you agree to us placing cookies on your computer.

Our website uses anonymous analytical tracking cookies. These collect information in an anonymous form, including the number of visitors to the website, where visitors have come from and the pages they have visited during their session and the time spent on the website. We use this non-personal information to compile reports on usability and improve your experience of the website.

We could also use cookies to manage your logging-in as a website member.

You may disable cookies (see instructions specific to your browser) but if you do so the website may not provide the same level of functionality.

For more information about Cookies, and how to identify, delete or control them please see

St Thomas IOC Website Images and Videos

Our website contains images and videos which includes our members and children under the age of 18.These photographs should not be shared on social media without the permission of church website managing team. We cannot accept any responsibility for reuse of images/videos by any third party without our knowledge. If you need any content removed then please approach the website managing team via Contact us option and we will consider.

St Thomas IOC Website Links

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Policy Approval

This policy is in accordance with the Constitution of St Thomas Indian Orthodox Church, London.