This document seeks to summarise how we collect, maintain, secure and share your personal information. The principles we follow in doing this are that the use of your data should always be:
- Transparent, and
These principles apply equally to both paper and electronic uses.
We will only store, transmit and use your personal data in the places detailed in our regularly reviewed data audit.
That use includes internal administration of the church including membership roll, giving, gift aid and other tasks as they arise. In addition we may use your contact details in the following ways if you choose to consent to them:
- contact me regarding any activities
- contact me regarding only specific activities: (for example one or more ministries)
- print my contact details in church directory
We will not transfer your information outside of the UK and EEA unless equivalent protection exists as that provided by UK law.
If at any stage there is a need to share your information with third parties, for example to conduct DBS check or recover Gift Aid, you will be informed in advance unless legal exemptions to doing so apply. Only trained Staff or Trustees may share your information and records of having done so will be kept.
Please let us know of any changes as they happen and we will also remind you each year to confirm your information is up to date. In general, subject to certain overriding rules we must comply with, if we have not seen or heard from you in two years we will securely delete your data.
At any stage you may request to see what we hold on you in the same way you submitted it and we will respond as quickly as reasonably possible (no longer than 30 days). You may also withdraw your permission in the same way.
If you have any further questions for our Data Protection Officer or wish to see the full Data Protection Policy please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. In the event that you are still not satisfied you may also contact the Information Commissioner’s Office.
Cookies and similar technologies
Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer by websites that you visit. They are widely used in order to make websites work, or work more efficiently, as well as to provide information to the owners of the site.
The table below explains the cookies we use and why.
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Most web browsers allow some control of most cookies through the browser settings. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit www.aboutcookies.org or www.allaboutcookies.org.