1. Your personal data – what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).
2. Who are we?
The PCC of St Peter’s is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?
The PCC complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it 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.
We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
- To inform you of services, news, events and activities at St Peter’s or in the wider Christian community;
- To administer membership records;
- To fundraise and promote the interests of the church;
- To manage employees and volunteers and the efficient functioning of the church community;
- To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about services, news, events and activities of relevance to the life and witness of St Peter’s.
Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
Processing is carried out provided:
- the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
- there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data.
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. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?
Specifically, we retain:
- electoral roll data while it is still current;
- gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and
- parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
7. Your rights and your personal data.
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
- The right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC holds about you;
- The right to request that the PCC corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
- The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the PCC to retain such data;
- The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
- The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability),
- The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
- The right to object to the processing of personal data in certain circumstances.
- The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing.
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy Notice, we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.
9. Contact details.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please, in the first instance, contact the PCC Secretary, Lizzie Fawcett, or send her an email message.
To contact the Information Commissioners Office
- phone 0303 123 1113 or
- via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or
- at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.
Details about retention periods are in the Record Management Guides on the Church of England website.