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Privacy Notice

St Cuthbert with St Aidan General Privacy Notice – 12 July 2021


Personal data – what is it?
“Personal data” is any information about a living individual which allows them to be identified from that data (for example a name, photographs, videos, email address, or address). Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulations 2018 (GDPR).

Who are we?
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of the Parish of St Cuthbert with St Aidan provides this Privacy Notice to you. The PCC is the data controller for your data.
The Church of England is made up of a number of different organisations and office-holders that work together to deliver the Church’s mission in each community. The PCC in our parish works together with:-
• The incumbent of the Parish (the Rector)
• The Durham Diocese
• The Durham North Team

As the Parish is made up of many individuals and organisations working together, we may need to share
personal data we hold with them so that they can carry out their responsibilities to the PCC and our community. The organisations referred to above are joint data controllers. This means we are all responsible to you for how we process your data.

What data do the data controllers hold and process? They will hold and process some or all of the following where necessary to perform their tasks:
• Names, titles, and aliases, photographs;
• Contact details such as telephone numbers, addresses, and email addresses;
• Where they are relevant to our mission, or where you provide them to us, we may process demographic information such as gender, age, date of birth, marital status, nationality, education/work histories, academic/professional qualifications, hobbies, family composition, and dependants;
• Where you make donations or pay for activities such as use of parish buildings, financial identifiers such as bank account numbers, payment card numbers, payment/transaction identifiers, policy numbers, and claim numbers;
• The data we process is likely to constitute sensitive personal data because, as a church, the fact that we process your data at all may be suggestive of your religious beliefs.

How do we process your personal data?
The data controllers will comply with their legal obligations to keep personal data up to date; to store and destroy it securely; to not collect or retain excessive amounts of data; to keep personal data secure, and to protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and to ensure that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

St Cuthbert with St Aidan General Privacy Notice – 12 July 2021
We use your personal data for some or all of the following purposes:
• To enable us to meet all legal and statutory obligations (which include maintaining and publishing our electoral roll in accordance with the Church Representation Rules)
• To carry out comprehensive safeguarding procedures (including due diligence and complaints handling) in accordance with best safeguarding practice from time to time with the aim of ensuring that all children and adults-at-risk are provided with safe environments
• To minister to you and provide you with pastoral and spiritual care (such as visiting you when you are gravely ill or bereaved) and to organise and perform ecclesiastical services for you, such as baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals
• To deliver the Church’s mission to our community, and to carry out any other voluntary or charitable activities for the benefit of the public as provided for in the constitution and statutory framework of each data controller
• To administer the parish, Durham North Team, deanery, archdeaconry and diocesan membership records
• To fundraise and promote the interests of the Church and parish charity work
• To maintain our own accounts and records
• To process a donation that you have made (including Gift Aid information)
• To seek your views or comments
• To notify you of changes to our services, events and role holders
• To send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you for example information about campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities
• To process a grant or application for a role
• To enable us to provide voluntary services for the benefit of our communities as specified in our constitution
• Our processing may also include the use of CCTV systems for the prevention and prosecution of crime

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
Most of our data is processed because it is necessary for our legitimate interests, or the legitimate interests of a third party (such as another organisation in the Church of England). An example of this would be our safeguarding work to protect children and adults at risk. We will always take into account your interests, rights and freedoms.

Some of our processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation. For example, we are required by the Church Representation Rules to administer and publish the electoral roll, and under Canon Law to announce forthcoming weddings by means of the publication of banns.
We may also process data if it is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, or to take steps to enter into a contract. An example of this would be processing your data in connection with the hire of church facilities. Religious organisations are also permitted to process information about your religious beliefs to administer membership or contact details.
Where your information is used other than in accordance with one of these legal bases, we will first obtain your consent to that use.

Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential. It will only be shared with third parties where it is necessary for the performance of our tasks or where you first give us your prior consent. It is likely that we will need to share your data with some or all of the following (but only where necessary):
• The appropriate bodies of the Church of England including the other data controllers
St Cuthbert with St Aidan General Privacy Notice – 12 July 2021
• Our agents, servants and contractors. For example, we may ask a commercial provider to send out newsletters on our behalf, or to maintain our database software
• Other clergy or laypersons nominated or licensed by the bishops of the Diocese of Durham to support the mission of the Church in our parish. For example - our clergy are supported by other clerics in the Diocese (who may provide confidential mentoring and pastoral support). Assistant or temporary ministers, including curates, deacons, licensed lay ministers, commissioned lay ministers or persons with Bishop’s Permissions may participate in our mission in support of our regular clergy
• Other persons or organisations operating within the Diocese of Durham including, where relevant, the Durham Diocesan Board for Schools and Subsidiary Bodies
• On occasion, other churches with which we are carrying out joint events or activities

How long do we keep your personal data?
We will keep some records permanently if we are legally required to do so. We may keep some other records for an extended period of time. For example, it is current best practice to keep financial records for a minimum period of 7 years to support HMRC audits. In general, we will endeavour to keep data only for as long as we need it. This means that we may delete it when it is no longer needed.

Your rights and your personal data
You have the following rights with respect to your personal data: When exercising any of the rights listed below, in order to process your request, we may need to verify your identity for your security. In such cases we will need you to respond with proof of your identity before you can exercise these rights.
1. The right to access information we hold on you
• At any point you can contact us to request the information we hold on you as well as why we have that information, who has access to the information and where we obtained the information from. Once we have received your request we will respond within one month.
• There are no fees or charges for the first request but additional requests for the same data may be subject to an administrative fee.
2. The right to correct and update the information we hold on you
• If the data we hold on you is out of date, incomplete or incorrect, you can inform us and your data will be updated
3. The right to have your information erased
• If you feel that we should no longer be using your data OR that we are illegally using your data, you can request that we erase the data we hold
• When we receive your request we will confirm whether the data has been deleted or the reason why it cannot be deleted (for example because we need it for our legitimate interests or regulatory purpose(s))
4. The right to object to processing of your data
You have the right to request that we stop processing your data. Upon receiving the request we will contact you and let you know if we are able to comply or if we have legitimate grounds to continue to process your data. Even after you exercise your right to object, we may continue to hold your data to comply with your other rights or to bring or defend legal claims.
St Cuthbert with St Aidan General Privacy Notice – 12 July 2021
5. The right to data portability
You have the right to request that we transfer some of your data to another controller. We will comply with your request, where it is feasible to do so, within one month of receiving your request.
6. The right to withdraw your consent
• You have the right to withdraw your consent at any time for any processing of data to which consent was sought
• You can withdraw your consent easily by telephone, email, or by post (see Contact Details below)
7. The right to object to the processing of personal data where applicable
8. The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office
Transfer of Data Abroad
Any electronic personal data transferred to other countries or territories will only be placed on systems complying with measures giving equivalent protection of personal rights either through international agreements or approved contracts. Our website is also accessible from overseas so on occasion some personal data (for example in a newsletter) may be accessed from overseas.

Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this 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.

Notice Revision
This notice will be updated as and when necessary but will be re-confirmed or revised at intervals not greater than 12 months.

Contact Details
Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the information we hold about you or to exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints at:
Team Administrator Email: Tel: 0191 384 7825 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.
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Privacy Notice
Following the meeting of the PCC on 12th July 2021, the attached Privacy Notice has been appoved. The full text is below, but you can download it as a PDF by clicking on the link at the base of the text.