Who we are

Our website address is: https://salisburycathedralfriends.co.uk.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it



When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Any contact forms we might use on this site create an ad-hoc email which is sent to our main office. This website does not store any data you type into a contact form.


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. 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 will also 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. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

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 are not currently employing analytics for this site. However, where embedded content is concerned (Instragram, YouTube etc.) those sites might use analytics which is not under our control.

Who we share your data with

We don’t share your personal data with any third party except our security provider (who is legally under contract to also adhere to the strictest confidence and your IP address is the only piece of Personally Identifiable information shared) unless required to do so by UK government or law enforcement agencies. 

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognize and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service and your IP address is checked against a known attacker database for the purposes of detecting nefarious use and attacks on this site.

Your contact information

You may contact our office here:

The Friends’ Office
33a The Close

Tel: 01722 335161 or 555190

Additional information

How we protect your data

We encrypt all traffic to and from this site using Secure Socket Layer and only grant access to restricted staff (on a need to know basis) in order to deal with any orders placed through our online shop, event bookings and your Friend’s membership/subscription. Financial Data is retained for statutory accounting purposes and deleted 12 months after our annual accounts have been published.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will notify you if we believe a data breach has taken place in accordance with GDPR, the extent of the breach and where we believe your shop/membership account (if you have one) might be at risk, so you can change passwords etc. We will let you know when we deem the site safe to use again, when the instance has been resolved.