Privacy Notice

1. Your personal data

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?

Under Data Protection legislation the church Charity Trustees of Faversham Baptist Church are the Data Controller (this means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes) and the Church Secretary acts as our Data Protection Trustee.

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3. How is your personal data collected on our website

Cookies: When you visit, we may send one or more cookies to your computer, so that we may uniquely identify your browser (a cookie is simply a tiny text file containing a string of characters). Accepting our cookies allows you to keep your user preferences from session to session, and may be used to analyse anonymised statistics and web behaviour. Although most browsers accept cookies by default, you can set your browser to refuse all cookies, or to tell you when you’re being sent a cookie. Some features and services may not function properly if you have cookies disabled.

Data: The only personal data we collect is through the contact form which generates an email to us, and is only used for the purpose of replying to your enquiry.

Other sites: This Privacy Policy applies only to web sites and services that are owned and operated by Faversham Baptist Church. Faversham Baptist Church cannot regulate other sites linked to from within our various web sites and services. These other sites may place their own cookies or other files on your computer, collect data or solicit personal information from you. You should familiarise yourself with their unique Privacy Policies, should you choose to visit their sites.

4. Whose information do we hold and why?

Processing is in relation to members and those having regular contact with the church through our regular activities.

5. Why do we gather personal information?

Faversham Baptist Church needs to process personal data for a variety of purposes, such as administering membership and attendance records, complying with safety and safeguarding procedures, managing our employees and volunteers, maintaining our accounts (including the processing of gift aid applications), providing prayer and pastoral support, and delivering community-focused services.

In summary, we are collecting this information to enable the church to keep in touch with you and provide services and pastoral support as appropriate. Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest.

6. How do we process your personal data?

Faversham Baptist Church 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.

7. 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 our services in the community or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the church with your consent.

8. How long do we keep your personal data?

We will keep your data for the period of your involvement with the church; your contact details will be removed once you are no longer a member of the church or when your involvement with any specific church activity has ceased – unless you ask to remain as one of our ‘Church Friends’. If you are a Church Member, your name may be archived as part of our historical record of membership of the church. Gift aid declarations and associated paperwork are kept for up to 7 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and marriage registers are kept permanently. More information can be found in our Data Retention Schedule.

9. Your rights and your personal data

You have the right to ask to see any information we hold about you. You also have the right to ask for information which you believe to be incorrect to be rectified.

If you have any concern at all about the way your information is being handled please speak to our Church Secretary. If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

10. 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.

11. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Church Secretary at Faversham Baptist Church.

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.