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 “Data Protection Act 2018”.



2. Who are we?


New Life Bible Church 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?


New Life Bible Church complies with its obligations under the “Data Protection Act 2018” 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 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 New Life Bible Church;




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 keep you informed about church events.


·         Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment or social protection law;


·         Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a religious 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 New Life Bible Church with your consent.


 6. How long do we keep your personal data

We keep data for as long as it is considered necessary for the purpose(s) for the purposes for which it was collected/required (including as required by applicable law or regulations), after which it is deleted and forgotten.  Gift aid records are retained for a period of six years after the end of the year or accounting period that includes the last donation to which they relate, or at least 12 months after you claim for the last donation to which the declaration relates if this is later.


Specifically, we retain gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and baptisms, marriages, funerals records will be retained  permanently.


7. Your rights and your personal data 


Unless subject to an exemption under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -


·         The right to request a copy of your personal data which New Life Bible Church holds  about you;


·         The right to request that New Life Bible Church 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 New Life Bible Church 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)


·         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)


·         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 or complaints please in the first instance contact the New Life Bible Church Data Controller at



You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.




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