Your privacy and us
Your privacy is important to us. We (Queen Edith Chapel) are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.
Why do we collect your personal data?
We collect personal data to provide appropriate pastoral care and to fulfil our purposes as a church. In legal terms this is called “Legitimate Interests”. We also collect data required by law. When it is required, we may also ask you for your consent to process your data.
What types of personal data do we collect?
The data we collect includes:
- contact information for purposes of maintaining membership and communicating with those who regularly participate in any church activity.
- information for the purposes of fostering community and advertising our activities.
- sensitive information supporting the pastoral care of members and those in regular contact with the church.
- information necessary for fulfilling our legal obligations.
How we process your personal data?
We use your personal data for the following purposes:
- to enable us to provide religious and other services for the benefit of those who attend Queen Edith chapel, the local community and the wider public
- to provide pastoral care to those who attend
- to administer records of those who attend;
- to manage our employees and volunteers;
- to maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of Gift Aid applications);
- to inform you of news, events, activities and services running at Queen Edith Chapel
- to operate the church website.
How do we store your data?
We will use appropriate technical measures to keep personal data secure at all points of processing, protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure. We will not collect or retain excessive amounts of data. We will not keep your personal data longer than is necessary given the purposes for which it was collected and will comply with official guidance about retention periods for specific records. We will make sure that personal data held is accurate and, where appropriate, kept up to date.
Who do we share your data with?
Your data may be stored using appropriate secure cloud services, and third parties only have access if they have a legitimate need as part of their work for us. We will not share your information with third parties for any other reason without your consent unless the law requires us to do so.
What rights do I have in relation to my data?
Under Data Protection Law you have the following rights:
- to request access to any of your personal data held by us
- to ask to have inaccurate personal data changed
- to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for us to retain such data;
- to restrict our processing of your data, in certain circumstances
- to object to processing, in certain circumstances, including preventing the use of your data for direct marketing
- to receive your data, or some of your data, in a format that can be easily re-used
- to object to automated decisions, in certain circumstances
- to withdraw consent when we are relying on consent to process your data.
For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you, or to exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact our Data Protection Coordinator (Jonathan Ryder, ).
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 or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/.