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1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identied from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjuncton 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 Protecton Regulaton (the “GDPR”).

2. Who are we?

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St John the Evangelist, Farsley is the data controller (contact details below). This reans it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of St John the Evangelist, Farsley complies with its obligatons 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 inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St John’s
  • To administer membership records
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applicatons)
  • To provide pastoral care for our parishioners
  • To contact you for feedback on current services, or expressions of interest in services that may be offered
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the church
  • To manage our employees and volunteers
  • Our processing also includes the use of CCTV systems for the preventon of crime.

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed and seek feedback about news, events, activities and services using the Data Privacy Consent Form
  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligatons in relaton to gift aid or under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collectve 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.

5. 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 outside of the parish with your consent.

6. 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 Record Management Guides on the Church of England website with the exception of Baptism/Christening, Wedding, and Banns application details which are kept for five years.

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is stll current; gift aid declaratons and associated paperwork for up to six years after the calendar year to which they relate and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

7. 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 PCC of St John the Evangelist, Farsley holds about you
  • The right to request that the PCC of St John the Evangelist, Farsley 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 the PCC of St John the Evangelist, Farsley to retain such data
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
  • The right to request that the data controller provides 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), (where applicable) [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

8. Further processing

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.

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact Parish Administrator either by email or telephone 0113 256 6878.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or by post at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Your privacy is important to us, and we want to communicate with church members and contacts in a way which has their consent, and which is in line with UK law on data protection. Current UK law means we need your consent to how we contact you. Please complete the Data Privacy Consent Form to enable us to keep in touch.

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