Data Privacy

We take the need to maintain privacy of personal data very seriously at St Bartholomew's.

In accordance with the requirements of the new General Data Protection Regulation, we publish our General Privacy Notice.

Persons for whom we hold data can provide confirmation to us on the form that follows the Privacy Notice as to how they wish us to communicate with them.

Privacy Notice

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 Bartholomew’s Brighton 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 Bartholomew’s Brighton 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 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 Bartholomew’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.



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.


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 7 years after the tax 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 Bartholomew’s Brighton holds about you;

· The right to request that the PCC of St Bartholomew’s, Brighton 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 Bartholomew’s Brighton 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.


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 Data Controller

St Bartholomew’s Church

Ann Street

Brighton      BN1 4GP


Email:  stbartsdata(AT)

Link to Church of England website:

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.

Giving consent

In order that we can communicate with you to keep you informed of events, services, general information and fund raising through church giving and other means, we do need your consent. Please therefore complete this Consent Form and send it to us.

Consent form 

Name *      Title    

First name                Other names        Last name 

House and street       Village or town     Post code  


Email address *              Telephone          Mobile  

Consent:  I consent to the church contacting me by (please check the boxes where you grant consent)

       Post           email          telephone          mobile

By submitting this form you are confirming that you are consenting to the PCC of St Bartholomew, Brighton holding and processing your personal data to keep you informed of news, events, activities, fund raising and services at St Bartholomew's.