How we collect data
At various times, especially when organising events such as baptisms, weddings and funerals, the Church may ask to collect various details from you. These are always relevant and necessary, and we are always happy to explain exactly how we store and use your information. As part of this you may be asked if you want to receive ongoing communication from the Church — we do our best to keep these messages relevant, and you are always free to say no or to opt out at any time.
What we use it for
Your details will be used for the purposes they are provided. We do lots of things, but examples are contacting you about a specific event, maintaining the parish’s Electoral Roll, claiming Gift Aid, delivering the Parish Magazine, keeping in touch with regular messages, sharing important information if you volunteer to help in the Parish, as part of receiving Holy Communion at home or as part of booking the Church or Church Hall for an event. Sometimes we may hold details from you for several things at once.
Whenever you give us permission to keep in touch you can always choose what you’re interested in hearing about and how you’re happy to be contacted. You can also change this permission and opt out at any time.
We may use some of your details in an anonymous fashion to help give us a better picture of people in the Parish, for example by looking at the age range of people attending services.
Who can see your data
We will never give or sell any information about you to any other organisation for the purposes of marketing.
As part of the administration of the Church we will share your data with ChurchApp Ltd, where it will be stored securely. If you have opted in to receiving some of our regular communications, selected information may be shared with MailChimp (your name and email address) and TextLocal (your name and mobile telephone number).
Changing, viewing and removing your data
You can change your details, see information we hold about you, and ask us to remove the information at any time. To do any of these things, please email us at [email protected].
Safeguarding of Children and Vulnerable Adults
All of our youth leaders have been DBS checked and we actively follow the Diocesan Safeguarding policies.
Any concerns can be discussed with a member of the clergy, or you can email our safeguarding officer Katie Finn at [email protected].