Who we are

We are the First Congregational Church of Haddam. Our website address is: https://www.haddamchurch.org.

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.

Contact forms

If you use the contact form, we collect your name, email address, and your comments. We keep contact form submissions for a indefinately for customer service purposes, but we do not use the information submitted through for marketing purposes.

Payment form

Payments to the church can be made using the Vanco payment form. Data collected include name, amount, credit card information, e-check information. Once payment transaction is completed, no imputted data is saved by FCCH.


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.


This website uses the plug-in ExactMetrics to analyze website usage data.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your comments. We do pass on payment information to through the Vanco payment form. No payment data is saved by this website.

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. Any analytic data is stored for one year.

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. Payment information is sent to Vanco.

Contact Information

Contact FCCH at fcchaddam@gmail.com

How we protect your data

 Data is protected by an SSL, secure sockets layer, that allows for the authentication, encryption and decryption of data sent over the Internet.

We use the plug-in Really Simple SSL. Really Simple SSL add-ons do not process any personal identifiable information, so the GDPR does not apply to these plugins or usage of these plugins on your website. You can find our privacy policy here.