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Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Newcastle Hebrew Congregation, also known as Beth Yisrael. Our website address is:


When visitors leave comments on the site, the website automated technology collects the data shown in the comments form and also the visitor’s IP address plus browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An account may be needed to comment or to access members-only content, should there be any. If you create and sign in to your account then comment, anonymized string data created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. Gravatar is a service that links WordPress accounts to a single profile picture making you identifiable to others (similar to a Facebook account). This becomes your ID to use on any WP site you register at. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.


If you upload images to this website or any other, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to any website can download and extract any of your location data from the images you upload.


If you leave a comment on our site you may see the choice to save your name, email address, and website in cookies. These are intended for your convenience so that you don’t have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year. Be careful about which websites you do access cookies from, especially third-party ones.

If you have the option to log in to our website for any members content, 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 have the option to edit or publish anything on this site (or others like it), 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/blog posts 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. So if there is a YouTube video inside a blog post and you watch it, it’s just like you have gone to YouTube to view it there. They can obtain the same information from you in either case.

Who we share your data with

If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.

How long we retain your data

If you leave a comment, 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.

For a user that has the option to register on our website, 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; however, they cannot change their username after the account is created. Website administrators can also see and edit some of that information but they have a duty of care to your privacy as is the case for all websites.

What rights you have over your data

If you have had the option to create an account on this site and have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data in your account, 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. All care is taken to use the most reputable services.

This site may also utilize caching in order to facilitate a faster response time and better user experience. Caching potentially stores a duplicate copy of every web page that is on display on this site. All cache files are temporary and are never accessed by any third party, except as necessary to obtain technical support from the cache plugin vendor. Cache files expire on a schedule set by the site administrator, but may easily be purged by the admin before their natural expiration, if necessary. We may use QUICcloud services to process & cache your data temporarily. Please see for more details.

Final thoughts

This may seem a whole lot to take in but the site uses the best available resources in order to best serve you whilst keeping your personal information as secure as technologically possible. Bli’ neder, all care is taken, the rest is in Hashem’s hands.

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