GDPR Policy

           St Mary’s Church Bearwood

The General Data Protection Regulation 2018

St Mary’s Church Bearwood uses personal data in order to comply with the law and fulfil its calling as a Christian church offering mission and ministry to the Parish of Bearwood. A copy of our Data Privacy Notice is available upon request.

By law we must keep records of all baptisms and marriages. The law also states that we must retain any personal data that we have in connection with safeguarding, health and safety, taxation, Gift Aid and the Parish Electoral Roll. We are required to retain this information for the statutory periods specified for this personal data.

We also keep voluntary records for pastoral purposes, for example a register of funeral services.

Processing of personal data.

Without your permission we cannot use one set of data for another purpose. Therefore, we ask you to help us by completing a consent form in which you decide how and when we use your personal data.

Explaining the jargon:

Personal data is information relating to a living individual, who can be identified directly from that data or indirectly by reference to other data held.

Processing is anything done with/to personal data, including storing it.

The data subject is the person about whom personal data are processed.

The data controller is the person or organisation who determines the how and what of data processing. In the case of St Mary’s Bearwood both the Vicar and the Parochial Church Council are data controllers.

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary at [email protected]

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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