Privacy Policy

Who we are

This website belongs to St. Andrew’s Presbyterian Church located in Scarborough, Ontario Canada.  Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


While we do not allow comments on our website pages, we do have a feedback from on our Contact Us page where comments can be made.  The data collected is shown on the form and we also collect the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection and to protect against the site being breached by third parties.

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: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


Media files cannot be uploaded to the site by users.   The administrator and editors of the website are the only individuals authorized to upload images and these are all protected by the appropriate photographic releases and waivers.  In the case of professional images, these are sourced from sites which require no attribution or royalties and as such may be downloaded from the site by end-users where this function has been enabled.

Contact forms


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 have an account and 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 tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Who we share your data with

Data that St. Andrew’s collects is not shared with any third party organizations nor is it rented or sold.  If we enter into an agreement with a third-party at any time in the future, this will be highlighted to ensure you are fully aware of the information that is being shared.  No such agreements are in place or underway at the time of publishing.

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.

Your contact information

Your contact information, where we collect it, is restricted to your name and email address, along with any questions of comments that you submit through our contact form. This information is used only by St. Andrew’s and solely for the purpose of communicating with you.  If you would like your information deleted from our database, you need only request the same by sending an email to

Additional information

What data breach procedures we have in place

The website is protected by server-based security provided by our hosting company and by through the JetPack plugin.  In addition to these security measures, we make use of secure passwords and internal permissions which restrict the level of access of individuals who work on the website from either  a technical or content perspective.

What third parties we receive data from

The website is monitored by the Google Analytics service and the Google Website Console.  Both these tools provide user data in aggregate form which has also been de-identified.   We have no way of associating any individual user with any subset of the data that is collected.

This data is collected solely for the purpose of helping us to better gauge our users interest and to improve the website content based on the insights obtained.

Updated:  June 29, 2018