The Association of Church Accountants & Treasurers (ACAT) is committed to protecting your privacy online.  We protect any personal information you give us while you use our website.

By continuing to use this Website you are agreeing to the terms of this privacy policy

What information do we collect?                                       

Personal information is any information that can be used to identify you.  For example, it can include information such as your name, date of birth, email address, postal address, telephone number, fax number and credit/debit card details, this list is not exhaustive.

We collect personal information when you apply for membership, enroll for a conference or training seminar; seek assistance via our advice line; change method of receiving publications or information from us (newsletter etc) or otherwise give us personal information.

How do we use this information?

We use your information in the ways set our below unless you are specifically notified otherwise.

We use your personal information to give you the information, support, services or products you ask for.  We may also use your information for administrative purposes to let you know about changes to our services or policies; and to create a profile of your interests and preferences.  We will not sell your details to any third parties, but we may sometimes share your information with our trusted service providers who are authorized to act on our behalf, eg Printers who distribute the Newsletter, Handbook updates etc.  In addition from time to time, we may exchange your personal information with other organizations for the purposes of fraud and credit risk reduction.  In these circumstances we always require strict compliance with our instructions and in the case of third party organizations, require that your personal information is not used for their own business purposes.

We will always seek your consent to the use of your personal information, either by giving you the option to say “no” to its use or in the case of sensitive personal information (eg bank details) by asking you to tick a box specifically allowing us to use it.  When we seek your consent to using your personal information, we will tell you what we want to use it for and, other than as described in this policy, we will not use it for any other purpose.

ACAT is responsible for collection your personal information.  Any information we collect is stored and processed in the UK.  Other than that as set out in this policy or as required by law, your personal information is not shared with third parties or used in any other way unless you agree.

When we collect your personal information we use strict procedures and security features to prevent unauthorized access.  However, no data transmission over the Internet is 100% secure.  As a result, while we try to protect your personal information, ACAT cannot guarantee the security of any information you transmit to us and you do so at your own risk

Whenever you are providing personal information, if you are aged 16 or under please get your parent/guardian’s permission beforehand.

How we use “cookies”?

In line with many other web sites ACAT may use cookies to give you a more personalized web service.  A cookie is a small text file we pass to your computer’s hard disk through your web browser so the website remembers who you are when you return.  website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files placed on your computer, to help the website analyse how users use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States.


Google will use this information for the purpose of evaluating your use of the website, compiling reports on website activity for website operators and providing other services relating to website activity and Internet usage. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google's behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google.  


You may refuse the use of cookies by selecting the appropriate settings on your browser, however please note that if you do this you may not be able to use the full functionality of our website.  


By using our website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.


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