Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are the World Communion of Reformed Churches, and our website address is: And we maintain our online services in accordance with European and German information privacy laws.

What rights you have over your data

You have the right to request information on personal data, that is, data about you that has been processed and stored, and you are entitled to have such data corrected, deleted, or to demand that it is only used in a limited fashion. To do this, you may contact us via e-mail:

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.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you have left a comment on our site you may have opted 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.


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We have disabled the comments function on this website. But if you have left comments in the past, we have collected the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection. In addition, 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:

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with anyone outside of the World Communion of Reformed Churches.

How long we retain your data

If you have left 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. Since comments have been disabled, none of this data is available to the public.

For users that register on our website, 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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may have been checked through an automated spam detection service.

Your contact information

If you have signed up for our eNewsletter or attended one of our events, your contact information is stored in Salesforce, which has a highly robust data protection regime. Email addresses are stored in and utilised through MailChimp. If your data needs updating or you wish to view the data we retain on you, please send an email to

Additional information

How we protect your data

Our email list is managed through MailChimp, which has highly robust data protection. In addition, only email addresses are stored there, while full contact data is stored through a separate system (Salesforce).

What data breach procedures we have in place

We will follow European laws if any data breaches occur.