Under Data Protection legislation our church secretary acts as our Data Protection Officer and Controller.
We only use personal information for the purpose(s) for which it was collected, or as otherwise required by law. Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest.
This may include:
Registering for an event
Maintain contact with you about events within the church
Church Administration including rotas you may serve in or gift aid purposes
To provide pastoral support
Your name and contact details will be entered into our church database which is held on the church office computer which is password protected and accessed only by the Pastor, Church Administrator, Staff members, Elders, and volunteers authorised by those persons. Your contact details will be removed from the database once you are no longer attending our church regularly – unless you ask to remain. You can ask for your details to be removed at any time.
To enable us to provide adequate pastoral support to you and your family, one of the Staff Team may record information which may be regarded as sensitive. This information will be stored (in password protected documents) on a church computer. This information will NOT be disclosed to anyone else without your consent.
You have the right to ask to see any information we hold about you by submitting a ‘Subject Access Request’ to the church. You also have the right to ask for information, which you believe to be incorrect, to be rectified.
If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please speak to our church administrator. If you are still unhappy, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office