The safeguarding of young people and vulnerable adults is of paramount importance in our parish. The PCC subscribes to all Diocesan Safeguarding requirements and policies, which are implemented throughout the year, and reviewed and reaffirmed annually by the PCC. These are available to view in Church, and can also be accessed from the Diocesan website.
For full details of the House of Bishop’s Promoting a Safer Church; Safeguarding Policy Statement, together with all other Safeguarding Policy documents as adopted by the PCC, please visit:
If you have concerns or would like to speak to someone outside of the parish with regard to child and adult safeguarding issues, please contact the Diocesan Safeguarding Officers:
01273 425792 / 07500 771210
01273 425793 / 07881580310
If you are worried about a child, and believe that child to be in immediate danger, you must contact the police on 999.
For other concerns, contact the Children’s Services Department at East Sussex County Council
Tel: 01323 464222, or 01273 335906 or 01273 335905 for out-of-hours calls
Tel: 0800 1111
DATA PRIVACY NOTICE
The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Christ Church with St Philip, Eastbourne
1. Your personal data – what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who could 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 with St Philip, Eastbourne, 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 with St Philip, Eastbourne, 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 provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;
· To administer membership records;
· To fundraise and promote the interests of the church;
· 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;
· To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.
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 and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events.
· Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations 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: -
o the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
o 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 only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with 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 with St Philip, Eastbourne holds about you;
· The right to request that the PCC of Christ Church with St Philip, Eastbourne 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 with St Philip, Eastbourne to retain such data;
· The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
· The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
· 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 (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics]
· 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 of complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary / Vicar at firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.