Our Privacy Policy



St Mary’s Privacy Policy

This Privacy Policy sets out how we collect, use and protect any information that you give us as a church member.

We are committed to ensuring that your personal data is securely protected at all times and we would never release your personal details to any third party without your express consent.

When you signed the Electoral Roll Application Form to become a member of this church, you would have read our Data Protection Statement. This says that, in signing the form, you agree to the Church in Wales storing your personal data in paper and electronic form.

This means that we collect your name, address, telephone number and email address, as appropriate. We require this information to administer your membership and to provide you with the services and support that you expect from us. We want to assure you that the only people with access to this information are the Vicar (Rev. Chris), our Data Controller (Margaret Donohue) and, for those whose circumstances allow us to claim a tax refund, the Gift Aid Secretary, (Lynda Griffiths). We take your privacy seriously and all such information is held securely under lock and key or password protected on the computer for the duration of your membership of the church.

St. Mary’s Church complies with all applicable Data Protection Regulations. We may be required to update this policy from time to time and we will notify you if this becomes necessary. Date 27th May 2018

(Under the Data Protection Regulations you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you think there is a problem in the way your data is being handled)

Note: One of the things you should be aware of is that, in future, no-one can email you without your express consent. Prior to the introduction of this new Regulation, if you were dealing with an organisation online, and did not tick a box saying NO withholding your permission, anyone could lawfully use your details and pass them on to other firms. Now you must tick the box saying YES granting them your permission, before they can do this, so, we urge you to take notice of all items coming to you over the internet, if you use it.

The introduction of the new Data Protection Regulation could mean that we may have to ask you to complete new forms arising from us being a member church of the Aber Morfa Mission Area. If this is necessary, your details will be kept by the Mission Area co-ordinator who, at the moment, is Mrs Julie Woodward of St Thomas’s Church, Rhyl.

If you have any concerns about the way in which we handle your personal information, you should contact our Data Controller, Margaret Donohue for assistance.