The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St John & St Matthew church (South Hornchurch) 
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?   
he PCC St John & St Matthew (South Hornchurch) 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 St John & St Matthew church (South Hornchurch) 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 purpose  
   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 charity;                  
   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 St John & St Matthew 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.       
   To securely keep CCTV footage of certain areas for the purpose of public safety, crime prevention, detection and prosecution of others. In the event of a crime being committed the relevant footage will be forwarded to the police and if necessary to our Insurers. 

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:

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.                       

How long do we keep your personal data[1]
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.

CCTV recording is kept for 18 days unless it is required by the Police or Insurers.

[1] Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at:

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 John & St Matthew holds about you; 
    The right to request that the PCC of St John & St Matthew 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 John & St Mathew 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 at: St John & St Matthew church Office, South End Road, Rainham, Essex RM13 7XT         

Telephone: 01708 555260

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on Tel: 0303 1231113  

Address: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.