DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
Freedom Church, Chester (FCC) and Christ Central Crewe
- 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 General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”), which is the new data privacy law that is being introduced in the UK from 25 May 2018. We, and many other organisations which store personal data, are therefore providing more details about how we collect and use your personal information.
This does mean we are changing the way we collect or use your information. But to help make it easier for you to find out what we do, we’ve created a new ‘Privacy Notice’ which includes details about:
- Your rights relating to the information we hold about you
- How we keep your personal information safe
- The types of personal information we store and use
- The legal basis we rely on to use your information
- Who are we?
Freedom Church Chester is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
In composing this notice and developing our data protection policy, FCC has taken into consideration the advice provided by the grouping of churches (ChristCentral Churches), of which FCC is a part.
- How do we process your personal data?
Freedom Church Chester complies with its obligations under 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 the Chester area as specified in our constitution;
- To administer membership records;
- To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity;
- To manage our 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 FCC, ChristCentral Crewe and other ChristCentral Churches as well as regional and national events such as “Devoted” and “New Day”.
- What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
- Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations.
- 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.
- 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. We will only share your data with third parties with your consent. Specifically we currently share your email address with Mailchimp, our third party email provider.
- How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data for the duration of your membership of Freedom Church. If you leave Freedom Church, you may request deletion of your data or alternatively retention should you wish to continue to receive emails from Freedom Church.
Specifically, we retain gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate.
- 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 FCC holds about you;
- The right to request that FCC corrects 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 FCC to retain such data;
- The right to withdraw your consent to processing at any time;
- The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability). [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
- The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
- The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable). [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
- The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
- Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy 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.
- Contact Details
To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact Freedom Church, Chester at 6 Hunter Street, Chester, Cheshire CH1 2AR.
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.