DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
The Parochial Church Councils (PCCs) of Churches in the Carlford Benefice.
(St Mary, Grundisburgh; St Bololph, Burgh; St Mary, Clopton; St Andrew, Hasketon; St Michael, Boulge; St Mary, Swilland; All Saints, Ashbocking; St Mary Otley,)
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 privacy laws of the UK.
Who are we?
The PCCs of the Churches (named above) in the Carlford Benefice are the data controllers (contact details below). This means they decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
How do we process your personal data?
The PCCs of Churches in the Carlford Benefice complies with its obligations under UK Privacy Law and 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 enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitutions;
- To administer membership records;
- To fundraise and promote the interests of the charities;
- To manage any employees and volunteers;
- To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
- To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at benefice churches;
- To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
- Legitimate interests of the data processor so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services of the church where you have expressed a desire to be involved. You express this through joining one of the churches electoral roles, joining a church gift aid scheme, or signing up for one of our newsletters.
- Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
- Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim 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.
- For time time we may ask your explicit consent to share your data with other wider bodies.
- If you have not joined any element of the churches, but have attended one of our services we may also ask for your explicit consent to contact you again to advise you of future events.
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. For instance sharing a rota. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the benefice with your consent.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website.
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.
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 PCCs of the Carlford Benefice hold about you;
- The right to request that the PCCs of the Carlford Benefice correct 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 PCCs of the Carlford Benefice to retain such data;
- The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time.
- The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then 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.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary of the Church concerned directly at The Office, Upper Room, Parish Rooms, Grundisburgh, Woodbridge, IP13 6TA.
You may also email the Vicar.
You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 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.