Privacy Policy

Last updated: 12th October 2018

By using this online service you accept the handling of any personal data in accordance with the Privacy Policy (as may be amended from time to time) as part of the Terms of use of this service.

Our main website is This website is our News sharing site where Members of Maranatha can post topics and enter into discussion with one another.

This Privacy Policy for is in addition to our Community Privacy Policy which can be found here, and should be read in conjunction with that policy.

The types of personal data we collect

When you first create your account on this site we ask you for your name and email address and ask you to create a username and password. Once logged in you may choose to add your location (town) and upload a profile picture. Your profile picture is visible to Members of Maranatha.

As you interact with the site adding comments etc, we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also your IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.


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.


When you log in to this site, 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.

How long we retain your data

Data gathered by online sign-up and usage is kept as long as the user account remains valid. If you choose for your data to be deleted we will remove your account and associated data within the legislated time frame, except that which we are legally obliged to hold.

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.

Who we share your data with

This website is hosted by and all data you enter into this website during your interaction with it is stored by 1and1 in accordance with their privacy policy. You interaction with this site is also shared with Maranatha office staff (paid employees and trusted volunteers) and handled in accordance with our main privacy policy.

Your rights and your personal data

The General Data Protection Regulation 2018 gives you a number of rights including:

  • The right to request access to any information we hold about you.
  • The right to have your data corrected if it is inaccurate or to have incomplete data completed
  • The right to move, copy or transfer your personal data
  • The right to be informed about our processing of your personal data
  • The right to object to or restrict the processing of your personal data
  • The right to have your data erased or forgotten.

Some rights are complex and for a full explanation of these rights you should read the relevant laws and guidance from the regulatory authorities. Good information about your rights can be found online from the UK’s Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) at

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office, which has the power to investigate and enforce compliance with data protection law.

Contact Information

Please see the main Maranatha Community Privacy Policy – here.