How Cranleigh Church (“we”) use your information
Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.
It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.
The Trustees of Cranleigh Baptist Church are the data controller and responsible for your personal data.
Why are we collecting your data?
We collect personal data to provide appropriate pastoral care, to monitor and assess the quality of our services, to fulfil our purposes as a church and to comply with the law. 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 general 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, ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth)
- Special categories of personal data (such as your religious beliefs)
We also hold personal data in relation to different groups, church matters, and activities including:
- Email distribution list for Church members and regular attendees
- Church Members
- Gift Aid
- Pastoral care
- Children’s and Youth Ministry
- Senior Link
- Sunshine Toddlers
Where we collect, hold and otherwise use Personal Data, including for the above groups, matters, and activities, separate Privacy Notices have / will be issued, and copies are available from the Church office.
Storing your data
We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.
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. Details of retention periods are available in our Retention Policy which you can request by contacting the Church Office.
We will contact you annually to check that the information we are holding is accurate and that you agree to us holding it.
Security of your data
We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed. In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees, volunteers or trustees who need to know. They will only process your personal data on our instructions.
We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and the ICO where we are legally required to do so.
Who do we share your information with?
We will not share your information with third parties without your consent unless the law allows or 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. To make a request for your personal information contact the Data Protection Compliance Manager (DPCM). Mark Bainbridge is the current DPCM and he can be contacted by the Church Office:
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org FAO The Data Protection Compliance Manager
- Tel: 01483 275371
- Post: The Data Protection Compliance Manager Cranleigh Baptist Church, 262 the High Street, Cranleigh GU6 8RT
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.
For a copy of our Data Protection Policy, or 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 Office or speak to the DPCM.
We hope that we can resolve any query or concern you may raise about our use of your information. You also have the right to complain directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/ or by telephone 0303 123 1113.