DATA PRIVACY NOTICE

 

  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”).

 

  1. Who are we?

 

Lighthouse Christian Church Jersey Ltd is the data controller (contact details below).  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

 

  1. How do we process your personal data?

 

Lighthouse Christian Church Jersey Ltd 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 enable us to meet all legal and statutory obligations;
  • To carry out comprehensive safeguarding procedures (including due diligence and complaints handling) in accordance with best safeguarding practice from time to time with the aim of ensuring that all children and adults-at-risk are provided with safe environments;
  • To minister to you and provide you with pastoral and spiritual care (such as visiting you when you are gravely ill or bereaved) and to organise and perform ecclesiastical services for you, such as baptisms, confirmations, weddings and funerals;
  • To deliver the Church’s mission to our community, and to carry out any other voluntary or charitable activities for the benefit of the public as provided for in the constitution and statutory framework of each data controller;
  • To administer the church membership records;
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the Church and charity;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records;
  • To process a donation that you have made (including Gift Aid information);
  • To seek your views or comments;
  • To notify you of changes to our services, events and role holders;
  • To send you communications which you have requested and that may be of interest to you. These may include information about campaigns, appeals, other fundraising activities;
  • To process a grant or application for a role; and
  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical areas as specified in our constitution.
  • To personalize your experience on our websites (your information helps us to better respond to your individual needs.)
  • To improve our website (we continually strive to improve our website offerings based on the information and feedback we receive from you.)
  • To improve our service to people (your information helps us to more effectively respond to your service requests and support needs.)
  • To process transactions (your information, whether public or private, will not be sold, exchanged, transferred, or given to any other company for any reason whatsoever, without your consent, other than for the express purpose of delivering the purchased product or service requested.
  • To send periodic emails (the email address you provide for order processing may be used to send you information and updates pertaining to any requests or questions you give us, in addition to receiving occasional news, updates, related information, etc.) Note: If at any time you would like to unsubscribe from receiving future emails, we include detailed unsubscribe instructions at the bottom of each email.

 

  1. 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 and keep you informed about church events.
  • 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;
  • In order to disciple and care for our Church members we need to process a certain level of personal data.

 

  1. 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 church with your consent.

 

  1. How long do we keep your personal data ?

We will keep some records permanently if we are legally required to do so. We may keep some other records for an extended period of time. For example, it is current best practice to keep financial records for a minimum period of 7 years to support audits.

 

Specifically, we retain 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.

 

In general, we will endeavour to keep data only for as long as we need it. This means that we may delete it when it is no longer needed.



  1. 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: –

 

(i) The right to access information we hold on you

 

At any point you can contact us to request the information we hold on you as well as why we have that information, who has access to the information and where we obtained the information from. Once we have received your request we will respond within one month.

 

There are no fees or charges for the first request but additional requests for the same data may be subject to an administrative fee.

 

(ii) The right to correct and update the information we hold on you

 

If the data we hold on you is out of date, incomplete or incorrect, you can inform us and your data will be updated.

 

(iii) The right to have your information erased

 

If you feel that we should no longer be using your data or that we are illegally using your data, you can request that we erase the data we hold.

When we receive your request we will confirm whether the data has been deleted or the reason why it cannot be deleted (for example because we need it for our legitimate interests or regulatory purpose(s)).

 

(iv) The right to object to processing of your data

 

You have the right to request that we stop processing your data. Upon receiving the request we will contact you and let you know if we are able to comply or if we have legitimate grounds to continue to process your data. Even after you exercise your right to object, we may continue to hold your data to comply with your other rights or to bring or defend legal claims.

 

(v) The right to data portability

 

You have the right to request that we transfer some of your data to another controller. We will comply with your request, where it is feasible to do so, within one month of receiving your request.

 

(vi) The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time for any processing of data to which consent was sought.

 

You can withdraw your consent easily by telephone, email, or by post (see Contact Details below).

 

(vii) The right to object to the processing of personal data where applicable.

 

(viii) The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office.

 

When exercising any of the rights listed above, in order to process your request, we may need to verify your identity for your security. In such cases we will need you to respond with proof of your identity before you can exercise these rights.

 

  1. 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.

 

  1. The use of cookies

Please see our cookies policy.

 

  1. Third party links

Occasionally, at our discretion, we may include or offer third party products or services on our website. These third party sites have separate and independent privacy policies. We therefore have no responsibility or liability for the content and activities of these linked sites. Nonetheless, we seek to protect the integrity of our site and welcome any feedback about these sites.

 

  1. Your Consent

By using our site, you consent to our website’s privacy policy.

 

  1. Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

 

  1. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Church Administrator at office@lighthousejersey.com.