Privacy Policy

This privacy policy sets out how Friends of Columbanus, Bangor uses and protects any information that you give when you use this website.

Who we are

Our website address is We are an independent, not-for-profit website and our aim is to advance public education and raise awareness. and encourage appreciation of the life and work of Columbanus and knowledge of his historical and cultural heritage.’

You can contact us through the contact page

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Contact forms

We collect the following information via our contact forms:

  • name
  • your email address (optional – if you wish to receive a reply to your message)

This information will only ever be used to reply to a query to the site. It will not be stored in a database or passed on to any third parties.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded video content. 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.


Jetpack Stats (we do not use Google Analytics)

Data Used: IP address, user agent, visiting URL, referring URL, timestamp of event, browser language, country code.

Important: Friends of Columbanus, Bangor does not have access to any of this information via this feature. For example, we can see that a specific post has 285 views, but cannot see which specific users/accounts viewed that post. Stats logs — containing visitor IP addresses — are retained by Automatic for 28 days and are used for the sole purpose of powering this feature.

Activity Tracked: Post and page views, outbound link clicks, referring URLs and search engine terms, and country. When this module is enabled, Jetpack also tracks performance on each page load that includes the JavaScript file used for tracking stats. This is exclusively for aggregate performance tracking across Jetpack sites in order to make sure that our plugin and code is not causing performance issues. This includes the tracking of page load times and resource loading duration (image files, JavaScript files, CSS files, etc.).

The site honours DNT (Do Not Track) settings of visiting browsers.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise any follow-up comments or related issues.

Where we send your data

Contact Form submissions may be checked through an automated spam detection service. Otherwise we do not share your data with any third party.

How we protect your data

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect online.