Privacy Policy

The Lee Abbey Movement, of which the Small Missional Communities are a part, takes the protection of your data seriously. Sometimes we need to collect personal data to provide the service you expect, and when we do, we will explain clearly what we are collecting and what we intend to do with it.

What personal information we collect

When you fill in any contact form on this website, the site securely processes and stores what you enter, and emails it to the relevant person best equipped to answer your enquiry. We use your data to respond accordingly, archiving correspondence just like you would expect any responsible organisation to do.

When you sign up to any mailing list via this website, we will pass your name and email address to MailChimp, a GDPR-compliant US-based company who will securely store it according to their Privacy Policy and use it only to email you our regular email updates as you have requested. You can of course unsubscribe at any time.

When you contact us by phone, email or post, we will also use your contact details and personal information to respond appropriately and store and archive it securely for a reasonable amount of time.

When you visit this site, the server and site security software may process and store your computer’s IP address (which contains approximate location information) within the scope of the law, to prevent unauthorised access and ensure the site works as intended. The server deletes these logs after 4 weeks.


This site only uses cookies for its back end administration area, and not for any front-facing site features. If at any time embedded YouTube videos are added to the site, they may set their own cookies if viewed.

How and where your data is stored

The site uses a securely encrypted connection to transfer any information you submit, and stores it in a database on the server, which is based in the UK. Backups are taken regularly which are stored, encrypted, on Dropbox for up to 4 weeks. We use secure passwords to protect the data and do not share access with anyone except our Web developer and those who are directly responsible for providing the hosting and admin services the site relies on.

Disclosing your information

We do not sell personal data to anyone. We only share personal information when it’s necessary to do what you have asked us to do, or if we are legally obliged to.

Access to your personal information

You have the right to know what information we hold about you. If you contact us and ask, we will be happy to:

  • tell you what information we hold;
  • tell you why we are holding it;
  • tell you who it could be disclosed to;
  • update it if it’s inaccurate;
  • remove it (unless there’s a legitimate reason why we need to keep it); and
  • let you have a copy of the information in an intelligible form.

Links to other websites

This privacy notice does not cover other sites that this site may link to. Please read the privacy statements on the other websites you visit.

Changes to this policy

This policy was last updated on 9 September 2020. If we change this privacy policy in future, we will update this web page.

Making a complaint

If you feel that we have failed to meet these standards, please contact us first. If we don’t resolve things to your satisfaction, you can then complain directly to the Information Commissioner.