Privacy Policy

Who we are

We are Stow Park Community Centre, a registered charity number 1155442. Our postal address is Brynhyfrd Road, NEWPORT NP20 4FX. Our website address is:

The Trustees of Stow Park Community Centre are the data controller. This means they decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. They can be contacted at the above address. Stow Park Community Centre is registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office number ZB481022.


When visitors leave comments on this web site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

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 at After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

When visitors leave comments on our Facebook page, our page administrators are notified. Facebook may take additional actions as specified in their privacy policy at


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website. Instructions on how to remove location data from photos taken using iPhones and Android phones are here (iPhones) and here (Android).


If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-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 visit our login page, 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Who we share your data with

Stow Park Community Centre will never sell your data. We use it ourselves for administrative purposes, or to inform you of events, fundraising, services and activities at the centre. If you are a user of the Foodbank, any data you provide is strictly processed under the privacy policy of The Trussell Trust at

Your data may also be anonymised and shared with various organisations who give grants, for the purposes of grant applications or for statistical reporting. You will never be personally identified in such applications or reports.

Stow Park Community Centre operates CCTV within the boundaries of the Centre for the purposes of crime prevention and for the safety of staff and users of the centre. If deemed necessary, the CCTV recordings may be shared with Gwent Police, who will process the data in accordance with their privacy policy at

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment on our web site, 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.

If you leave a message through our web site or Facebook page for us to contact a class or group organiser, that data is passed on to the relevant organiser and is not retained by us.

For users that register on our website (if any), 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.

What rights you have over your data

Your rights over your data are explained on the web site of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

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.

Where we send your data

Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.