How Bethesda Evangelical Church (“we”) use your information
Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.
Collection and use – we recognise the privacy concerns of users of our website on the Internet and the importance of protecting the privacy of personally identifiable information collected from them. No personally identifiable information is automatically collected on our websites. Such information is collected only when it is knowingly and voluntarily submitted.
Data provided via e-mail, in writing or in person:
Why do we collect and use your information?
We collect and use your information to contact you to send you other communications regarding our activities, to provide appropriate pastoral care, for the processing of gift aid applications, to monitor and assess the quality of our services, to fulfil our purposes as a church, for operational and logistical purposes and to comply with the law regarding data sharing. 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)
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. We will also comply by keeping personal data up to date; storing and destroying information securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.
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.
Requesting access to your personal data
Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold.
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 damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.
To request your personal information or make changes to the information we hold, 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, please contact the church.
You can withdraw or change your consent at any time
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/
If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact us by e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) or in writing (to Bethesda Evangelical Church, Main Street, Brampton. CA8 1SH).