St Ebbe’s Church counts it a privilege and serious responsibility to hold your personal information. We are committed to ensuring your privacy is respected, and that we comply with both the letter and spirit of all applicable laws, as is our Christian duty. We will do all we can to protect your privacy and to ensure that any personal information you share with us is stored securely and is only used in a manner that you have consented to or would expect. We will never sell information about you.
This notice tells you what information we collect, how we use and share the information, what your rights are, and finally, how you can contact us with questions or concerns.
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 a 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”) and related regulations.
The PCC and Rector of St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford are each data controllers (contact details below). This means they decide how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
The PCC and the Rector of St Ebbe’s Church, Oxford 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:
We may process your personal data according any of the following permissible reasons:
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. Unless we receive your consent, your information will never be passed to other organisations except where this is considered necessary for our own operations (e.g. for payroll, data storage, mailings etc.). In such instances there are confidentiality agreements in place that restrict the use of your information to the purpose for which it is provided and ensure it is stored securely and kept no longer than necessary.
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. (Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website.)
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; safeguarding records for up to 50 years; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
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.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the Church Manager, via firstname.lastname@example.org, or 2 Roger Bacon Lane, Oxford, OX1 1QE, or 01865 240438.
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.