New data protection laws came into force on 25 May 2018, entitled ‘General Data Protection Regulation’ or GDPR. This affects many organisations, including charities.
Parishes are allowed to hold, or process, personal data for various reasons, including:
· meeting our legal obligations – such as keeping or renewing our statutory annual parish electoral roll, or processing UK tax-related information (e.g. gift aid applications)
· having a legitimate interest – such as general administration of church activities, groups and rotas, or keeping a register of attendance to complete the Church of England’s annual statutory ‘Statistics for Mission’ return
· maintaining a mailing list – such as sending out occasional newsletters about church services and events. Information posted through a letterbox, or deliveries to a ‘householder’ are permitted, but to address something to you personally, we need to keep a list of those who have given their consent for this.
In order for either of our churches to let you know about the services and events which may be appropriate for you and your family, we need your permission to hold your contact information e.g. e-mail address or mobile phone number for text messaging service.
The only way to ensure this is to fill in and sign a Data Consent Form, and return it to us.
You may do this by post, by e-mail, or by handing the form in after a church service.
Forms are available at the back of both churches.
Changing your decision
If you wish to be removed from our contact database, please let us know.
We will try to process your request as quickly as possible, but it may take a few days. Please accept our apologies if you receive any unwanted contact during this period
Both of our parishes have a Privacy Notice, which is displayed at the back of the church.