Privacy & Cookies Policy

Privacy Policy

Synergy Network: Churches and Communities Taking a Stand (Synergy Network)

Synergy Network: Churches and Communities Taking a Stand (Synergy Network) is a growing coalition of churches, para-church groups, Christian agencies and organisations working to end serious youth violence in Britain and Ireland. The Synergy Network is a programme of Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI). Other partners include the Ascension Trust, The Diocese of Southwark, London City Mission, St Mark’s Kennington, and The Church of God of Prophecy.

This privacy policy sets out how Synergy Network uses any personal information that you give to us when you use this website. We take your use of this website as consent to our using personal data and/or cookies in the ways specified below.

Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

Synergy Network may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy was last updated 26th November 2020.

What we collect and how we use the information

Visitors to our website:

Google analytics

When someone visits we use Google Analytics to compile statistics of website use. We use these statistics to assess the popularity of various parts of the website with the aim of improving the service. The information is processed in a way that does not identity anyone and if the need to identity users are deemed necessary, we would inform you about what information is being collected and how we would intend to use it. Use of cookies by Google Analytics is detailed here.

How we use cookies

A cookie is a small file which the website places on your computer’s hard drive. Cookies allow web applications to respond to the visitor in a particular way and certain parts of our website make use of them, for example to determine whether you have accessed a certain web page before. We do not use cookies to personally identify you.

We also use cookies on the website for:

Newsletter system

As part of the process of signing-up for and changing preferences for our email newsletter.

Website analysis

From time to time we may anonymously track web users’ paths through the website to help us to improve the navigation using a service such as Hotjar.

Disabling cookies

You are free to disable cookies within your browser (see this guide). However, if you disable cookies you accept that parts of this website (and other third-party websites) may not work correctly.


If you sign up for the Synergy Network email newsletters, we may collect:

  • Your name, organisation (if applicable), and email address only.

From time to time we may also email you with surveys on our services so that we can use the survey results to improve our website and/or services and navigation. We may also email you with new information or services from Churches Together in Britain and Ireland (CTBI) if we feel this information may be of interest to you. You may unsubscribe from this information at any given time.

We use a third-party service,, to collect the subscription list, manage the list, and create and send email newsletters on our behalf. We also use Mailchimp to track interactions for email marketing purposes to monitor and report on the usage of the particular newsletter, for example, monitor open and click rates of each newsletter sent to improve our services to you. For more information on Mailchimp, please see Mailchimps’ privacy notice.

You are able to change your preferences and unsubscribe to any or all newsletters at any time.

Third party websites and systems

The website also links to some third-party websites and systems which also make use of cookies:


On some webpages we embed videos from YouTube and Vimeo and both these services may use cookies. See Vimeo and Google (YouTube) for more details.

We do not hold any responsibility on how the third-party websites collect and use your personal information. We encourage you to check the individual website privacy notices when using their sites.

Links to other websites

Our website contains 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 are encouraged to read the privacy statements applicable to the other websites you visit.

Controlling your personal information

We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

Your rights

Under the Data Protection Act 1998, you have rights as an individual which you can exercise in relation to the information we hold about you.

You can read more about these rights from the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) website –

Complaints or queries

The Synergy Network makes every effort to meet the set standards of data protection when collecting and using personal information. This privacy notice was drafted to include a concise overview of how the Synergy Network collects and uses personal data via However, it does not provide exhaustive detail of all aspects of the Synergy Network collection and use of personal information.

If you want to make a complaint, have a query or would like to make suggestions on any aspects of this privacy notice, please contact us in the first instance and we will try our best to help at the earliest convenience at [email protected].

If you feel we are unable to help, please contact the ICO

Access to personal information

Individuals can find out if we hold any personal information by making a ‘subject access request’ under the Data Protection Act 1998. If we do hold information about you we will:

  • give you a description of it;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to; and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

If you would like to enquire about any information we have about you, please contact us at [email protected] in the first instance.

Changes to this privacy notice

We endeavour to keep our privacy notice under regular review. This privacy notice was last updated 26th November 2020.

How to contact us

If you want to request information about our privacy policy you can email us or write to:

The Synergy Network Data Collection
c/o Churches Together in Britain and Ireland
35 Lower Marsh
London SE1 7RL

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Stay in touch

Synergy Network: Churches and Communities Taking a Stand will use the information you provide on this form to be in touch with you and to provide updates and marketing. Please let us know all the ways you would like to hear from us:

You can change your mind at any time by clicking the unsubscribe link in the footer of any email you receive from us, or by contacting us at [email protected] We will treat your information with respect. For more information about our privacy practices please visit our website. By clicking below, you agree that we may process your information in accordance with these terms.

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