Summary of the Data Privacy Notice for the
Parochial Church Council and Vicar of RBE North Gosport
The Parochial Church Council [PCC] of RBE North Gosport Parish and the Vicar of RBE North Gosport Parish hold and process information (often called “data”) about members of the Parish’s congregations, its staff and volunteers and other who have had contact with the Parish.
The PCC and Vicar share a single Data Privacy Notice. They are committed to applying the highest standards to the management and use of the personal information they hold; these standards will at least meet the stringent legal requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation [GDPR].
This means that only the personal information necessary for the PCC and Vicar to operate is held and it is only held while it is still needed by the PCC and Vicar, or because there is a legal requirement to hold it longer. The information is held securely and is only seen by those who need to know or have a legal right to know the information. We recognise that, because of the pastoral and safeguarding activities of the Parish, some of the information held is what the GDPR refers to as special category data or criminal offence data; we follow the requirements to take special care of this information.
The GDPR specifies a number of allowable reasons for holding and processing personal data. With the wide variety of contacts and activities within the parish, the PCC and Vicar rely on a variety of these reasons; the ones we rely on are consent, legitimate interest, contract and legal obligation. The PCC and Vicar recognise and check the extra conditions that must be met to process special category data.
How we process personal data, the basis for processing it and the length of time we hold the data varies depending on your relationship with the PCC and Vicar. These are listed in the later sections of the full version of this privacy notice (available on request).
The new PCC of this parish will review the data policy over the coming months.