We are committed to protecting your personal information and being transparent about what we do with it, irrespective of how you interact with us.

This privacy notice describes how Elmstead Baptist Church (EBC) uses and stores personal information and what it means to you.

What we collect?

We collect personal information appropriate to the activities we carry out. In most cases, this is your name, address, telephone number and email address. For those who support EBC financially further information that is necessary may be collected. We only ask for information that is essential and necessary to our work and which does not constitute an invasion of privacy. By providing us with your personal data, you consent to the collection and use of this information in accordance with the purposes described in this privacy policy.

What for?

We collect and use your information so that we might be able to keep you informed about the work of EBC. Subject to your prior consent, we may send you newsletters and other information about EBC.

For those who financially support the work, your information will be used when appropriate to claim from HMRC the tax you have paid on your gift.

For those in fellowship, volunteers and members within EBC your information will be used to produce an internal directory to aid efficient internal communications.

Information may also be gathered on individuals within the church who work with children and vulnerable adults to ensure compliance with the requirements of the Disclosure and Baring Service (DBS) checks.

With who?

We will not share your information with others except when it is necessary to ensure compliance with the requirements of the law. When this is necessary we will gain your consent beforehand.

For how long?

We will only keep your data for as long as you wish us to or for as long as the law requires us to.

You can unsubscribe at any time either by emailing us at info@elmsteadbaptistchurch.org.uk or by phone on 020 8857 4785.

Access to Information

Under the General Data Protection Regulations you can make a formal request for the following information:

  • Clarification that your personal data is being processed by EBC
  • A description and copy of such data.
  • The reasons why such data is being processed.

For further details on how your information is being used and how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access the information we hold on you, please contact the Church Secretary on 020 8857 4785 or email to info@elmsteadbaptistchurch.org.uk

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal information, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office via their website www.ico.org.uk or by phone 0303 123 1113.


June 2018

Updated 2022-03-01