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The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Andrew’s Dearnley and Smithybridge 

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”). 
2.    Who are we?  
The PCC of St Andrew’s Dearnley and Smithybridge is the data controller.  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 St Andrew’s Dearnley and Smithybridge 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 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 St Andrew’s 
•    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  
•    To manage contracts for the maintenance of the fabric of the church building and grounds   
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 diocesan 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; 
•    Processing is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject or to take steps to enter into a contract; 
•    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 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. 
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 St Andrew’s Dearnley and Smithybridge holds about           you;  
•    The right to request that the PCC of St Andrew’s and Smithybridge 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 St Andrew’s and                         Smithybridge to retain such data; 
•    The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time 
•    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 lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office. 

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