Privacy Policy


Belsize Square Synagogue (BSS) is committed to safeguarding the privacy of our members, service users and website visitors.

The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) requires BSS to explain how personal and/or private data that we collect will be processed.

What does this policy cover?

This Privacy Policy applies only to your use of our website. Our site contains links to other websites and also contains content embedded from other websites. Please note that we have no control over how your data is collected, stored, or used by other websites and we advise you to check the privacy policies of any such websites before providing any data to them.

How we collect data and who is it shared with?

Our website collects data using three methods:

  1. Contact Us Page – the user provides personal information including their name, telephone number and email address. This information will be handled and stored by BSS employees or members of BSS who are responsible for an event/activity. The data will not be shared with third parties.
  2. Debit and credit card transactions – In order to process card transactions our payment provider collects data for verification with a bank or card processing agency.
  3. Google Analytics – A web analytics service provided by 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. 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.

Your rights

You have the right to request a copy of any information we currently hold about you, or to have your information deleted from our records. Contact the synagogue office to make the request.

If you believe your data has been mishandled, complaints can be made to Lee Taylor in the synagogue office. If you are dissatisfied you can make a formal complaint to the Information Commissioner’s Office.

Changes to Our Privacy Policy

We may change this Privacy Policy from time to time (for example, if the law changes). Any changes will be immediately posted on our site and you will be deemed to have accepted the terms of the Privacy Policy on your first use of our site following the alterations. We recommend that you check this page regularly to keep up-to-date.