Who we are

We are Bethel Baptist Church, Church Street, Bedwas, CF83 8ED. 

Our website address is: https://www.bethelbedwas.org

Our Social Media handle is @BethelBedwas

Our Registered Charity Number is: 1182795

Our land line phone number is ‭029 2086 2074‬ and is monitored on a fortnightly basis. A mobile number 07549 863710 is monitored regularly. Our contact email address is enquiries@bethelbedwas.org.

Our Privacy Policy is available for download here.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


When visitors leave comments on the 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 anonymised 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: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture may be visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website are able download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms


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 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 tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Links to other websites are offered in good faith. Where links are provided to external websites, we do not take responsibility for the contents or data policies of other organisations.


Who we share your data with

We will only pass your data to third parties in the following circumstances:

  1. you have provided your explicit consent for us to pass data to a named third party;
  2. we are using a third party purely for the purposes of processing data on our behalf, and we have in place a data processing agreement with that third party that fulfils our legal obligations in relation to the use of third party data processors;
  3. Where we are required by law to share your data;
  4. In a medical emergency where communication cannot be established with next of kin/emergency contacts.

      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 and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.

      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

      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.


      To discuss these measures and our policy please contact admin@bethelbedwas.org or call 07549 863710 and allow up to 72 hours for a reply.

      Additional information

      How we protect your data

      Bethel Bedwas takes its responsibilities under data protection law very seriously, and will store and use all personal information securely, disposing of it when no longer required, in line with our GDPR/Privacy Policy. Any hard copies of personal data are stored in locked cabinets. All digital data is stored securely on Microsoft365 Servers with encrypted access. You have a number of rights in relation to your personal information including the right of access to information we hold on you and the right of complaint. For further information please view our full privacy notice available here.

      What data breach procedures we have in place

      Our first goal is prevention. We will keep data securely and always work to hold the minimal amount of data required. In the event of our being made aware of a data breach we will do our best to notify any and all individuals affected that their personal information may have been compromised. Our aim will be to give due warning and the opportunity to take action to protect themselves against the consequences of identity theft and unauthorised account access

      What third parties we receive data from

      We do not solicit, receive or store data from any 3rd parties.

      Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

      In cases of danger to life, or potential danger to life, or where we are informed that law has or may be broken, we are legally obliged to contact the relevant authorities. Please see our Privacy Policy for further information.