- Your Personal Data – What is it?
1. 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”).
- Who We Are?
- Mynydd Bedwellte Ministry Area is the operating name for Mynydd Bedwellte Ministry Area. The Parochial Church Council of the Mynydd Bedwellte Ministry Area is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
How Do We Process Your Personal Data?
- The Mynydd Bedwellte Ministry Area 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 a secure, online system called “ChurchSuite” to manage your data (www.churchsuite.com) and this is GDPR compliant.
What Is The Legal Basis Foe 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. unless for legal or safeguarding reasons.
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 or for legal or safeguarding reasons.
- We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent. We will only share your data with non-Church members with your consent, unless for legal or safeguarding reasons.
- In the case of the creation of marriage the data provided on the marriage document will need to be given to the local register for the registration of marriage.
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 in Wales website (https://www.churchinwales.org.uk/structure/representative-body/publications/downloads/keep-or-bin/).
- Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
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 Mynydd Bedwellte Ministry Area holds about you;
- The right to request that the Mynydd Bedwellte Ministry Area 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 Mynydd Bedwellte Ministry Area 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]
- viii.The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
- 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.
Changes To This Notice
- We keep this Privacy Notice under regular review last reviewed:
- To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact at St Georges Church, Church Street, Tredegar, NP223DU or on
- You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email (https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/) or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.
Date Implemented: 2/10/21
Date Reviewed: 2/10/21