Privacy Notice

Barrow Baptist Church Privacy Notice for Members and regular attendees

Under Data Protection legislation the church Charity Trustees of Barrow Baptist Church are the Data Controller and the Church Administrator acts as our Data Protection Officer.

Information collected enables the church to keep in touch with you and provide pastoral support as appropriate. Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest.

Your name and contact details will be entered into our church database which is held on the church office network which is password protected and accessed only by the Ministers and Church Administrator. Your contact details will be removed from the database once you are no longer linked to the church. We will undertake an annual review of our data to determine this.

We would like to include your name and contact details in our Church Directory which will be distributed by email to all those in the directory and in hard copy as appropriate. A copy will also be kept in the church office. We will not give copies of the Church Directory to anyone else. If you are happy for your details to be included please indicate on the sign up form. You can ask for your details to be removed at any time.

To enable us to provide adequate pastoral support to you and your family, the pastoral team may record information which may be regarded as sensitive. This information will be stored securely with passwords only known to the pastoral team. This information will NOT be disclosed to anyone else without your consent.

You have the right to ask to see any information we hold about you (including the pastoral support information) by submitting a ‘Subject Access Request’ to the Church Administrator. You also have the right to ask for information which you believe to be incorrect to be rectified.

If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please speak to our Data Protection Officer. If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

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