Bible Society Family Privacy Policy - Bible Society

Bible Society Family Privacy Policy

Who are we?

We are Bible Society Family. This is Bible Society, Bible Society Resources Ltd., Christian Research and Open the Book.

What is personal information?

Personal Information covers any data that enables us to identify you as an individual. This information could include, name, address, telephone number, email address, credit card details or bank details (submitted when making a donation).

How do we use your personal information?

Our Promise:

The information you give us will be used to keep you informed of Bible Society’s global mission. You’ll receive our supporter magazine and specially selected occasional mailings. You can opt out of any of these at any time. We never share your details outside the Bible Society family.

We use your email details to keep you updated in accordance with your sign-up. You can change the way we communicate with you by unsubscribing from individual emails or refer to our How to contact us section at the end of this policy.

To opt out of mailings or other communications call our Freephone number 0808 178 4921

When you supply information such as your name or email address to us, we are legally obliged by the Data Protection Act 1998 to ensure that we only use this information for the purpose for which it was given, and to ensure that it is kept securely.

We may carry out analysis of the personal information we collect about you and add publicly available information to create a profile of your interests, preferences and level of potential donations so we can contact you in the most appropriate way and with the most relevant information.

From time to time we will ask our supporters to take part in surveys, to help us learn and improve how we work.

Do we share your personal information?

We never share your details outside the Bible Society family, except where it is necessary to fulfil a function.

Therefore Bible Society family will only share your information as shown below:

  • Your information will only be passed to other companies and individuals, where it is necessary to perform functions on our behalf, such as: fulfilling orders, delivering packages, sending postal mail and email, analysing data, providing marketing assistance, processing financial transactions (refer to next paragraph). These companies may only use your information to perform these functions and may not use it for any other purposes. 

  • Your information will not be passed to third parties for marketing purposes.

How do we use your financial information and keep it secure?

In order to process financial transactions, we may need your bank or credit card details. 

All credit card payments are processed by Authorize.Net, via a secure server. 

Authorize.Net's privacy policy:

If you have given us bank details in order to set up a direct debit, your information will be processed by WPN Chameleon, within a secure hosting environment.

WPN Chameleon's privacy policy:

Information you give us via the website is stored and processed in the UK. However, because of the nature of the internet, it is possible that your data may pass through countries outside the EEA.

How we use Cookies

First Party:

On some of our websites we use ‘Session Cookies’ which allow the website to link the actions of a user during a browser session. They are used for a variety of purposes such as remembering what a user has put in their shopping basket as they browse around a site (e.g. Bible Society Online Shop). These session cookies expire after a browser session is closed, so are never stored long term.

Third Party:

We collect information about the Internet Protocol (IP) addresses of all our website visitors, using Google Analytics, in order to see how our website is used and monitor site traffic so as continuously improve and develop the design and content of our site. This information is not personally identifiable information – it is general and anonymous.

From time to time we use Facebook to promote our websites and if you are a Facebook user you can click here to see how Facebook uses cookies for this purpose.

Third Party - remarketing:

We use third-party remarketing services, including Google Adwords Remarketing, to help tailor advertising that we think may be of interest to users, based on their previous activity on our website. The adverts may appear on the Google search results pages, or across the internet on third party sites, including those within the Google Display Network (GDN).
Cookies are placed by third-party vendors, including Google, on web browsers to track user behaviour and serve ads related to such behaviour. No identifiable information is collected through the use of Google’s, or any other, third party remarketing service. Any data collected will be used in accordance with our privacy policy and Google’s privacy policy.
You can opt out of Google’s use of cookies by visiting Google’s Ad settings. Find out more about opting out of Internet-based advertising.

To find out more information about cookies in general go to

Signing in using Facebook

When setting up a Bible Society account (e.g. to purchase from our shop, or to sign up to lyfelines…etc.), you will be asked if you want to sign in using your Facebook account. This allows you to use your Facebook sign in and password, instead of creating a new profile for Bible Society. If you are not already signed into Facebook, you will be asked to sign in and it will tell you what information will be available to Bible Society. We will not see your password. We will only see your ‘Public profile’ information, but currently we are only using your first name and last name, and your Facebook email address if you allow it.

How to contact us

To notify us of a change to your name, address or email details, please email, or write to us at the address below, or telephone us on 01793 418222. Please keep us informed of changes so we can stay in touch.

If you have a query about Bible Society Family's privacy policy or terms and conditions, please email

Bible Society, Stonehill Green, Westlea, Swindon, SN5 7DG. Charity Registration No. 232759. Telephone: 01793 418100 Fax: 01793 418118

Last revision: 19 December 2016

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