The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Christ Church Downend

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 General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

2. Who are we?

The PCC of Christ Church Downend 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 Christ Church Downend complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” 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 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 Christ Church
    Downend;

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events,
    activities and services.
  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under
    employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
  • 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 not share your data with third parties outside of the parish
without 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 website [see footnote for link].
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.

7. Your rights and your personal data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, 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 Christ Church
    Downend holds about you;
  • The right to request that the PCC of Christ Church Downend 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 Christ Church Downend to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
  • 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) [Only applies
    where processing is based on legitimate interests]
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

8. 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.

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC
Secretary / Parish Administrator at Parish Office, 57 North Street, Downend, Bristol BS16 5SG.

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.

*Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website.