Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we, Carmelite Monastery, Ware (also known as Ware Carmel, or Carmelite Community, Ware), obtain, store and use your personal information.

By using our website,, you agree to the use and treatment of your personal information in accordance with this Privacy Policy.

Please read this Privacy Policy carefully. We recommend that you print off a copy of this Privacy Policy, and any future versions, for your records.  The effective date of this Privacy Policy is 23rd May 2018


Who we are

Ware Carmel is a monastery of Discalced Carmelite nuns in Ware Park, Hertfordshire.

We may ask for information about you if you wish to buy our products, make contact through our website, stay in touch with us, receive our newsletter or explore the possibility of joining us.

Our respect for your privacy

We respect your privacy and take good care of your personal details. We want you to feel confident in approaching us, and we value your goodwill.

What information we collect about you

If you order products from us, we will ask for contact details such as your name, address, telephone number and email address, so that we can process your order, send invoices and respond to any enquiries and subsequent orders.

If you contact us with a vocation enquiry, we will initially ask for your name, address, telephone number and email address. In the course of discerning your vocation we may ask you for further information, but we will be clear about what information we need and why, and request your informed consent to obtaining and storing it.

How long we keep your information

Customers - we will keep your information while you are an active customer and for up to 5 years, in case you wish to buy our products again.

Vocation enquiries – we will keep your information for up to 10 years, as we recognise that it can take a long time to discern a Carmelite vocation.

Newsletter recipients – we will keep your information until you notify us that you no longer wish to receive our newsletter.

In all cases, your information is stored securely. At the end of this period, or sooner if you have requested its deletion, we will destroy the information securely.

How we will store and use the information about you

We will store your information securely and use it only for the purpose you have given it.

We will not share your personal details with anyone outside the monastery, unless required to do so by law.

Access to your information and correction

You may request a copy of the information we hold about you, ask us to restrict or object to our use of it, and request its correction or deletion, at any time.

Where you request access to personal information, we are required by law to use reasonable means to verify your identity before providing it.


If you complete a contact form on our website, we will ask for personal data in order to respond to your contact. In the case of customers, this information may be kept while you are an active customer and for up to 5 years.

If it is a personal contact or prayer request, the information submitted on the form may be kept for
up to 3 years.


Cookies are data files which are sent from a website to a browser to record information about users of a website.

We use cookies and similar technologies on or via our website to improve your experience of our website. We do not use any Analytical, Targeting or Third Party Cookies.

You can reject some or all of the cookies we use on or via our website by changing your browser settings, but doing so may impair your ability to use our website or some or all of its features. For further information about cookies, including how to change your browser settings, please visit our cookie policy


Transmission of information (including personal information) over the internet is not entirely secure, and if you submit any information to us over the internet (whether by email, via our website or any other means) you do so entirely at your own risk. We cannot be responsible for any costs, expenses, loss of profits, harm to reputation, damages, liabilities or any other form of loss or damage suffered by you as a result of your transmission of information to us by such means.

Changes to our privacy policy

We may change our Privacy Policy from time to time without providing prior notice to you. We will post updated versions on our website: This privacy policy was last updated in May 2018.

Changes to your information

Please inform us of any changes to any information (including personal information) which we hold about you so we can keep the information we hold about you accurate and up-to-date.

How to contact us

Carmelite Monastery, Ware Park, Ware SG12 0DT
[email protected]