How we use your information
Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.
Why are we collecting your data
We collect personal data to provide appropriate to tell you about events the church is running that may be of interest to you, to keep members updated on matters pertaining to the life of the church, to provide pastoral care, support and teaching, to enable us to maintain appropriate safeguarding arrangements for our young people and vulnerable adults, to help us ensure that, if a member, you continue to meet the criteria for and obligations of membership and to administer donations and, where mandated, to reclaim tax from HMRC.
In legal terms this is called ‘legitimate interests’. When it is required, we may also ask you for your consent to process your data. We do not share your information with others except as described in this notice.
The categories of information that we may collect, hold and share include:
- Personal information (such as name, telephone number, address and email address)
- Characteristics (such as gender, language, nationality)
Storing your data
We hold your data for varying lengths of time depending on the type of information in question but in doing so we always comply with Data Protection legislation.
Who do we share your information with?
We will not share your information with third parties without your consent unless the law requires us to do so. Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church.
Requesting access to your personal data
Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. To make a request for your personal information please contact us.
You also have the right to:
- Object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
- Prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
- Object to decisions being taken by automated means
- In certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
- Claim compensation for actual damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance (email@example.com) or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.
If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org