This policy explains what information King’s Church High Wycombe collects about you and how that information is stored and used.
- What information do we collect about you and how will we use it?
- Where will we store your data and who has access?
- What third parties do we share data with?
- How long do we retain your data?
- Communication with you
- Access to your information, portability and correction
- Other websites
- Destruction of data
- How to contact us
When you complete the ‘Contact Form’ you are asked to supply your name and contact details, which we process on our database. By signing up for a small group, your details are automatically added to your record on our database. We also keep a record of any serving teams you are on and will collect information for surveys and events. All of this is collected with your consent and is used in order to stay in touch and help manage your involvement and serving in the church.
Should you complete a Gift Aid declaration we collect your address to submit to HMRC as is legally required.
From time to time we may take photographs of church events, or record audio of testimonies, and these could be for marketing purposes or for supplying an individual with a record of a significant event, ie baptism etc. We will advise you when and where these are being taken so you can choose whether to appear in them or not. We will also ask for your permission before publishing these.
For the legitimate purpose of site security, we have CCTV set up around the building. Recordings are overwritten on a monthly rolling basis and this data is only reviewed if an issue occurs.
Should you choose to work with children, we will need to collect data for a DBS check.
Parents are asked to supply medical information about children who attend groups or events at King’s, and this is by consent. This information is made available to the children’s leaders.
For the most part, data is stored on our database, ChurchSuite which is held on a secure cloud and is accessible only to staff members and trusted individuals’ at King’s. All personal data is treated as strictly confidential and shall not be shared beyond those who need it to perform their duties.
In some small groups and serving teams, it may be necessary to share contact details to facilitate communication, and this will be done with your consent.
Email addresses may also be stored on email accounts and, on occasions, phone numbers may be stored on phones. All portable devices are encrypted and have appropriate firewalls.
You can view the details which we hold for you by clicking here.
(This will take you to the logging in page of our online database, ChurchSuite. If you have not previously logged in, please contact the Church Office to receive an email, by which you can set a password for logging in.)
We will not share your details with any third party, other than those listed below unless it is for a lawful reason.
Specific situations where we do are:
- If you are applying for a role which requires a DBS Check, we will input your details to an online service from Capita and DBS.
- If you sign a Gift Aid Declaration, we will share your address with HMRC as part of Gift Aid processing.
- We use Mail Chimp to send some emails for internal communication, and your name and email address are uploaded for this purpose.
We keep your personal details for no longer than reasonably necessary. This will be no more than 6 months after you have ceased contact with the church ie no longer worshipping at the church, or from the point we become aware that membership has been ceased.
We will keep a record of any involvement with Children/Youth Work for up to a period of 7 years for safeguarding purposes, or longer if legally necessary.
From time to time, we may send you information about church events. If you have consented to receive emails and/or post from us, you have the right at any time to stop us from contacting you and, in this instance, you should contact the Church Office.
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you and this should be requested in writing or via email. Normally you can expect this to be provided to you in electronic format.
You also have the right to your data being accurate and any changes should be requested in writing or via email. Until your details have been updated, you can request we stop processing your data and we have a system in place to ensure that is actioned.
You have the right to be able to port your data to a new system, should you choose to and we would supply this in a CSV file or similar so as to assist with ease of uploading.
For all these, we will ask for identification, usually of a passport and utility bill or similar, before we action this. We will action your request within one month or advise you if we are not able to comply within that period.
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We will securely shred printed data using a cross-cut shredder. Electronic data will be securely deleted. Data deleted will be automatically removed from rolling electronic backups after a further period of six months.