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Privacy Policy

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 2016/679 (the “GDPR”).

WHO ARE WE?

Bridge Community Church is a fellowship that has existed in Leeds since the early 1900’s and is today a thriving church full of people of all ages, nationalities and backgrounds.

This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you. Bridge Community Church is registered as a data controller.

HOW WE COLLECT PERSONAL INFORMATION

We collect personal information directly from you via a variety of forms. These forms include but are not limited to: Baptism Applications, Membership Applications, Sign-up sheets for various courses, Registration forms for your children in their respective department, Gift Aid applications and Tithing Direct Debits.

HOW DO WE PROCESS YOUR PERSONAL DATA?

Bridge Community Church is the data controller. This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

Bridge Community Church complies with its obligations under the GDPR legislation by; keeping personal data up to date, storing and destroying it securely, not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data, protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure, and ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data. Under no circumstances will your personal data be shared with third parties. The only exception would be if it is a legal requirement (i.e. HMRC, DBS checks etc).

PROTECTING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Email We use Transport Layer Security (TLS) to encrypt and protect email traffic in line the security provided by Office 365. If your email service does not support TLS, you should be aware that any emails we send or receive may not be protected in transit.  We will also monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law.   

WE USE YOUR PERSONAL DATA FOR THE FOLLOWING PURPOSES: -

The information we hold, and process will be used for our management and administrative use only. We will keep and use it to enable us to run all church activities. All data will be stored securely and safely.

Pastoral staff – to provide pastoral care to church members

Church Administration To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public To administer membership records To manage our employees and volunteers To maintain our accounts and records Our processing also includes the use of CCTV systems for the prevention of crime To inform individuals of news, events, activities or services at BCC To process gift aid applications To administer marriage, death, baptismal processes

SHARING YOUR PERSONAL DATA

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared within the pastoral team, body of Trustees, staff team and regulatory bodies when needed.

We may disclose information we hold about you due to the following exceptions: - If it is necessary for law enforcement or similar purposes (safeguarding etc) - In the case of banking and gift aid data: where your details are required for legal audits (e.g. through the Financial Conduct Authority or other financial authorities) - As a necessary part of ensuring we comply with our legal obligations as a data controller

SENSITIVE PERSONAL DATA

The Data Protection Act recognises some information as ‘sensitive personal data’. This includes, but is not limited to, information which reveals your religious beliefs, health issues, race or ethnic origin. BCC will always treat any sensitive personal data we process with the greatest care and process the information in accordance with the Data Protection Act.

PHOTOGRAPHIC IMAGES/CCTV

We may at times take photographs of events which will be used in publicity material. We will announce in advance that this will happen. For security purposes, we use CCTV monitoring for the BCC premises; please be aware that CCTV recordings will be retained for future use if necessary.

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR DATA

Bridge Community Church will only keep your personal information for as long as it is required or until you request to be removed from all records.

Your Rights & Personal Data

Unless subject to an exemption (under GDPR legislation), you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:-

The right to request a copy of your personal data which BCC holds about you. The right to request that the data controller 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 BCC 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). 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) The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office (0303 1231113).

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.

CONTACT DETAILS

To exercise all relevant rights, or for any queries or complaints please, in the first instance contact Bridge Community Church, Rider Street, Leeds, LS9 7BQ (0113 2431436).

This Privacy Notice may be amended from time to time. If we make any significant changes in the way we treat your personal information this will be notified.