Christ Church & St Paul's Together in Paignton

It's all about Jesus!

Privacy Policy

1. 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”).

2. Who are we?

The PCCs of Christ Church & St Paul’s are the data controllers (contact details

below). This means they decide how your personal data is processed and for what


3. How do we process your personal data?

The PCC of Christ Church and St Paul’s comply with their 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 a

particular geographical area;

• To administer membership records;

• To fundraise and promote the interests of the churches;

• To manage any employees and volunteers;

• To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid


• To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at the church;

• 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.

4. 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 and keep

you informed about diocesan events.

• 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: -

a. the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who

have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and

b. 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 data1?

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 [see

footnote for link].

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.

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 PCCs of Christ Church & St Paul’s hold about you;

• The right to request that the PCCs of Christ Church & St Paul’s 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 the PCCs of Christ Church & St Paul’s to retain such data;

• The right to withdraw your consent to the 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), (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 of complaints please in the first instance

contact the PCC or Vicar ℅ The Vicarage, Locarno Avenue, Preston, Paignton, Devon TQ3 2DH.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's

Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

1 Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of

England website at: -