DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
Euxton Parish Church
1. 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 Data Protection Act 2018.
2. Who are we?
The PCC of Euxton Parish Church is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?
The PCC of Euxton Parish Church complies with its obligations under the Data Protection Act 2018 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:
to enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
to administer membership records;
to fundraise and promote the interests of the charity;
to manage our employees and volunteers;
to maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
to inform you of news, events, activities and services running at Euxton Parish Church; and
where you have consented to do so, to share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
Our processing also includes the use of closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems for the purposes of crime prevention.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
There are a number of legal bases for processing personal data, these are:
explicit consent from you, the data subject, so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and keep you informed about diocesan events;
processing is necessary for compliance with a legal obligation, such as the processing of gift aid claims;
processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with you, the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract, such as the hire of our premises;
processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement, such as in dealings with our employees;
processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided:
- the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
- there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
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. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?
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.
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; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
Documentation in relation to a contract entered into with a data subject will be retained for up to 6 years following the end of the contract.
7. Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
the right to request a copy of your personal data which the PCC of Euxton Parish Church holds about you;
the right to request that the PCC of Euxton Parish Church 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 the PCC of Euxton Parish Church to retain such data;
the right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
the right to request that the data controller provides 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), (where applicable);
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); and
the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a purpose not covered by this Data Privacy 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.
9. Contact details
To exercise all relevant rights, for queries or for complaints please in the first instance contact the Vicar on
You can contact the Information Commissioners Office for further information on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.