Keeping your data secure is very important to us. By providing your personal details you agree to allow Knighton Free Church to contact you either on the basis of the consents you have given us or for our Legitimate Interests in accordance with current data protection regulations. We will never make your personal data available for marketing purposes to external individuals or organisations.
Consent means that you have voluntarily given your details to the church so that you can be contacted. You are able to update and remove visibility of any of your details at anytime by notifying the church office or updating churchsuite.
Why do we collect and use your information?
We collect and use your information to contact you to send you our weekly newsheet and other communications regarding our activities, to provide appropriate pastoral care, to fulfil our purposes as a church and to comply with the law regarding data sharing. We do not share your information with others except as described in this notice.
The categories of information that we may collect, hold and share include:
- Personal information (such as name, telephone number, address and email address) and characteristics such as gender and marital status. In the case of children we may hold their date of birth for organising children’s clubs and activities.
- Where needed we may collect dates of birth particularly in the case of children in order to allocate them to the correct Sunday club groups.
Storing your data
We hold your data for varying lengths of time depending on the type of information in question but in doing so we always comply with Data Protection legislation. We will contact you at regular intervals to check that the information we are holding is accurate and that you agree to us holding it.
Who do we share your information with?
We will not share your information with third parties without your consent unless the law requires us to do so.
Requesting access to your personal data
Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. To make a request for your personal information contact Sarah Ellis (Church Manager)
You also have the right to:
- make sure that your personal information is accurate, complete and up-to-date and you may ask us to correct any personal information about you
- withdraw your consent at anytime and we will stop using your personal information for the purposes of which consent was given
- object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
- prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing object to decisions being taken by automated means
- in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed
- claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.
For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you please contact Sarah Ellis
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance so that we can try and rectify it, or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact Sarah Ellis