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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 2016/679.
Who are we?
Communion of Saints Evangelical Church international is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
How do we process your personal data?
COSEC Int 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:
What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with authorised church 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 church with your consent.
How long do we keep your personal data for?
We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary for the duration of your membership to the church in case of any legal claims/complaints etcSpecifically, we retain; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and church registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:
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.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the church secretary by email: email@example.com
You can contact the Information Commissioners Office (ICO) on 0303 123 1113 or via email www.ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.
Opt out clause
New data protection laws are incoming so we need to clarify whether you would like for the church to continue to contact you in regards to church events, news etc.
If you would like things to remain the same simply do nothing. If you would like this to stop, please send a message to the Church Secretary, firstname.lastname@example.org with your name.
For the Spirit God gave us does not make us timid, but gives us power, love and self-discipline.
2 Timothy 1:7