At. St. Andrew’s Church we are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This Policy explains when and why we collect personal information about people, how we use it and how we keep it secure. We will keep this policy under review and may take the opportunity to enhance it from time to time, but if we make any significant changes that we think our supporters would be interested in, we will endeavour to email them accordingly.
Any questions regarding this Policy and our privacy practices should be sent by email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by writing to us at: The Parish Office, St. Andrew’s Church, Totteridge Village, London N20 8PR. Alternatively, you can telephone us on 020 8446 1417.
How do we collect information from you?
We may obtain information about you when you send us a message via our website, when you register for our eNews via our website, when you complete one of our pew cards in church, when you fill your details in on our eNews sign-up form in church, when you make a donation, when you Gift Aid a donation to us, when you sign up to our Electoral Roll, when you contact us regarding services in church, including weddings, funerals and baptisms, when you sign up to volunteer on any of our rotas or working parties, or when you book to use our Parish Hall.
What type of information is collected from you?
The personal information we collect might include your name, home address, telephone number, email address, information regarding services or events you have expressed interest in, and your relationship to other church members. If you make a donation to us, either regularly via the Parish Giving Scheme, or as a one off via cheque or digital banking, your financial information is not held by us but is processed by the relevant bank/s who have their own secure data processing systems.
How is your information used?
We may use your information to:
Send you communications that you have requested and additional communications that may be of interest to you (these may include information about our events and special services);
Process a donation that you have made;
Seek your views or comments on changes being considered;
Send you information about any rotas you are volunteering for or any working parties you have volunteered for;
Process and communicate with you regarding any Hall Bookings you make.
We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis. We are legally required to hold some types of information to fulfil our statutory obligations (for example the collection of Gift Aid).
Who has access to your information?
Your information may be accessed by the Parish Administrator, the Vicar, the Stewardship Treasurer and the Treasurer. We will not sell, rent or give your information to third parties, and we will not share your information with third parties for marketing purposes. We may pass your information to third parties for the purposes of processing donations, however we will only disclose personal information that is necessary for the processing of such information.
How you can update your information or unsubscribe from eNews
The accuracy of your information is important to us. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email email@example.com, write to us at The Parish Office, St. Andrew’s Church, Totteridge Village, N20 8PR, or telephone us on 020 8446 1417. You can also use these details to unsubscribe from the eNews, or click on the ‘unsubscribe’ button here.
How you can access your information
You have a right to ask us at any time to show you what information we hold about you. please email firstname.lastname@example.org, write to us at The Parish Office, St. Andrew’s Church, Totteridge Village, N20 8PR, or telephone us on 020 8446 1417.
Security precautions protecting against loss, misuse or alteration of your information
When you give us personal information, we take steps to ensure that it is treated securely. All data is stored on password protected computers and devices.
Children & young people
We are committed to protecting the privacy of children aged 16 or under. If you are aged 16 or under, please get your parent / guardian’s permission beforehand whenever you provide us with personal information.
Review of this Policy
We keep this policy under regular review. This Policy applies from 25th May 2018, and was last updated in May 2018.
St. Andrew’s Parish Church
The Revd. Tim Seago
Vicar & Area Dean of Barnet