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With the General Data Protection Regulation coming into effect on Friday 25th May , this is the church GDPR Privacy Notice.

Please read it carefully.


The PCC of St Andrew’s, Melton in the Diocese of St Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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 Parochial Church Council (PCC) 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 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 enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in the parish;  

To administer membership records;

To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity;

To maintain our own accounts and records.

To process gift aid applications

To inform you of news, events, activities and services.

To manage our volunteers

To operate the church web site and deliver the services that individuals have requested

To share your contact details with the Diocesan office so they can administer the processes of synodical government and 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 (see accompanying Consent form) so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services.  

Processing is necessary for carrying out the processes of synodical government.

Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -

o 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 be shared only with other members of St Andrew’s Church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the parish. We will only share your data with third parties outside of 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 personal data while it is still current; and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate.

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

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 Andrew’s holds about you;

The right to request that the PCC 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 Andrew’s 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 Parish Administrator, Mrs Beryl Lucas, 01394 387708,  or the Rector,  The Revd Paul Hambling 01394 387491

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.

If you think the church holds information about you i.e. details for Gift Aiding and you have not received a personal notification please contact:

The Church Administrator.  Telephone:  01394 387708      E-mail:

Please contact The Church Administrator if you need a Consent Form.