Privacy Policy

Welcome to The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist website. If you continue to browse and use this website you are agreeing to comply with the following Terms & Conditions of use, which together with our privacy policy are legally binding and shall take effect immediately on your first use of the website.
We may change and republish the Terms & Conditions at any time so please review this section regularly to note any amendments. Continued use of the site after an update has been made indicates the user’s acceptance of those changes.

1. Copyright
1.1 All rights, including copyright, in the contents and material of The Catholic Parish web pages are owned and controlled by The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist. This material includes, but is not limited to, the design, layout, look, appearance and graphics. You may not copy, reproduce, republish, download, post, broadcast, transmit, make available to the public or otherwise use The Catholic Parish website content in any way except for your own personal, non-commercial use. Any other use of The Catholic Parish website content requires prior written permission from The Portsmouth Diocese, whereupon, if approved, the appropriate licence may be granted.

1.2 The trade marks, logos, names and images displayed on The Catholic Parish website are the registered or unregistered trademarks of The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist.

1.3 You shall comply with all copyright laws worldwide in the use of the contents of this website and to prevent any unauthorised access or copying of its contents. Users may download printed copies of the material displayed on The Catholic Parish website for personal use only (including use at work); provided that you maintain all copyright notices and other proprietary notices and comply with all confidentiality obligations hereunder.

2. Liability and Disclaimer
2.1 The Catholic Parish website content, including the information, names, images, pictures, logos and icons regarding or relating to The Portsmouth Diocese, is provided without any representations or any kind of warranty made (whether express or implied by law) to the extent permitted by law, including the implied warranties of non-infringement, security and accuracy.

2.2 While reasonable care has been taken in the preparation of The Catholic Parish website to ensure that the information contained on them is accurate, there maybe technical or factual inaccuracies and typographical errors for which we apologise and we expressly exclude liability for any such inaccuracies, omissions or errors to the fullest extent permitted by law. We reserve the right to make changes and corrections at any time, without notice.

2.3. The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist does not warrant that the functions contained in its website content and any associated services will be uninterrupted or error free, or that any defects will be corrected, or that the site or the server that makes it available are free of viruses or other harmful components.

2.4 To the extent permitted by applicable laws, no liability is accepted for any direct, indirect, incidental, special or consequential loss or damages to any user (whether arising in contract, tort including negligence or otherwise) arising out of or in connection with the use of The Catholic Parish website or these terms and conditions except for personal injury or death of any person caused by negligence or for fraud.

3. Third Party Links
3.1 Links contained in The Catholic Parish website may lead to other external websites. The linked sites are provided for your convenience to provide further information and are not under our control. The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist therefore cannot be held responsible for the contents of those websites or any link contained in a linked site. Linking to other websites does not indicate that The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist agrees with any claims, statement or opinions published by those sites.

4. Supply of Information
4.1 Although The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist may from time to time monitor or review discussions, postings, transmissions, bulletin boards and the like on its website, it is under no obligation to do so and assumes no responsibility or liability arising from the content of any such locations nor for any error, omission, third party infringement, defamation, obscenity, or inaccuracy contained in any information within such locations on its website.

4.2 We may from time-to-time invite users to submit personal information and/or contributions to The Catholic Parish website. When submitting any contribution to The Catholic Parish website, users are prohibited from posting or transmitting any unlawful, defamatory, obscene or scandalous material or any material that constitutes or encourages conduct that would be considered a criminal offence or otherwise violates any law. The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist reserves the right to delete, edit or move any content or materials supplied by you in its absolute discretion and to cancel your registration and access rights at any time and for any reason.

5. Data Collection
5.1 The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist may collect the domain name and email address of visitors to its website and of those who post contributions on the website or communicate with The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist via email, analyse user activity such as what pages users access or visit and information volunteered by the user.

5.2 The information collected by The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist is used for internal purposes only, to improve the content of its websites, customise the content and/or layout of its websites, notify users about updates or changes to its websites, contacting users for marketing purposes and is not shared with other organisations outside of The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist for commercial purposes.
5.3 Please refer to the privacy policy for further details on how The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist uses personal data transmitted by a user on its website.

6. Revision of Terms and Conditions
6.1 The Catholic Parish of Saint John the Baptist may at any time revise these terms and conditions without notice by posting changes online. It is the responsibility of users to review all information posted on-line. These changes will be effective and binding from when they appear on this site.

7. Law
7.1 Your use of this website and any download from it and the operation of these terms and conditions shall be governed by and construed in accordance with the laws of England and Wales.

8. Contact
8.1 If you have a query or comment on any of these terms or conditions please contact the Parish Office using the contact us form.

Google Analytics Addendum

This website uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. (“Google”). Google Analytics uses “cookies”, which are text files saved on your computer, to help the website analyze how you use the site. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website will be transmitted to and stored by Google on servers in the United States. If this website anonymizes IP addresses, your IP address will be truncated by Google within a EU member state or other EEA state before being transmitted to the US. Only in exceptional situations will your full IP address be transmitted to Google servers in the United States and truncated there. 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 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 this website. By using this website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above. You can also prevent Google from collecting information (including your IP address) via cookies and processing this information by downloading this browser plugin and installing it:

You can prevent data collection via Google Analytics by clicking here. An "Opt-out Cookie" shall then be applied to your website which shall prevent any future collection of your data when visiting this website.

Further information concerning the terms and conditions of use and data privacy can be found at the Google Analytics Terms of Service or at the Google Analytics Privacy Overview. Please note that on this website, Google Analytics is supplemented by "gat._anonymizeIp();" to ensure anonymized collection of IP addresses (IP masking).


We use the reCAPTCHA service provided by Google Inc. (Google) to protect your submissions via internet submission forms on this site. This plugin checks if you are a person in order to prevent certain website functions from being (ab)used by spam bots (particularly comments). This plugin query includes the sending of the IP address and possibly other data required by Google for the Google reCAPTCHA service. For this purpose your input will be communicated to and used by Google. However, your IP address is previously truncated by Google within member states of the European Union or in other states which are party to the agreement on the European Economic Area and is, as such, anonymized. Only in exceptional cases is a full IP address transmitted to a Google server in the United States and truncated there. On behalf of the operator of this website, Google will use this information to evaluate your use of this service. The IP address provided by reCaptcha from your browser shall not be merged with any other data from Google.
This data collection is subject to the data protection regulations of Google (Google Inc.). For more information about Google's privacy policy, please visit:
By using the reCAPTCHA service, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.