DATA PROTECTION POLICY
NEEDHAM MARKET EVANGELICAL CHURCH PRIVACY NOTICE
General Data Protection Regulation 2018
From 25 May 2018, new regulations came into effect which apply to all organisations, including churches. These regulations change the rules about how we collect and use personal information. Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.
We collect and may use your information to contact you, to send you our weekly bulletin (if requested) and other communications regarding our activities, to provide appropriate pastoral care and to comply with the law regarding data sharing. We do not share your information with others except as described in this notice.
The categories of information that we may collect, hold and share include personal information such as name, telephone number, address and email address.
We hold your data for varying lengths of time depending on the type of information in question, but in doing so we always seek to comply with Data Protection legislation.
We will not share your information with third parties without your consent unless the law requires us to do so. We may contact you from time to time to check that the information we are holding is accurate and that you agree to us holding it.
Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. To make a request for your personal information, contact Peter Kinley, landline 01394 271645; mobile 07570 558072; email
You also have the right to
object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection Regulations.
For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you, please contact Peter Kinley, as above.
If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at
If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact Peter Kinley, as above.