St. David's Privacy Policy

St David’s Church, Bath St., Aberystwyth

Privacy Policy

Your Personal Data

The privacy of our members is important to us, especially the information and data which our members entrust to us. We aim for full transparency in how we gather, use, and share your personal information in accordance with the EU’s General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and the UK’s new Data Protection Act 2018, which aligns with the GDPR, both of which came into effect on 25 May 2018.

If you have any concerns about how we handle your personal data, please Pamela Marsden – Church Secretary   Email: or Telephone: 01970 832322

We shall keep this privacy notice under regular review and maintain an up-to-date version on our website, to ensure that you are always aware of what information we collect and how we use it.

What do we need?

We will only collect basic personal data about you which includes your name, address, telephone number, email address etc., together with any associated information you have given us as a member or potential member of St David’s.

Why do we need it?

 We use your personal information to distribute information about activities and events and for our administrative purposes. We only collect the personal data that you give us and we explain the purposes for which your data will be used at the point at which we collect it, e.g. for the church address list, gift aid or statistical analysis required by the Denominations

We do not disclose your personal data to partner organisations without your explicit permission under GDPR and the associated UK legislation. Processing of your personal data will be done in compliance with the legal obligations contained in the Regulation and legislation.

What do we do with it?

A strict Data Protection regime is essential for the effective and secure processing of your personal data.  Your personal information will always be treated as confidential, and we will only use it in ways which are permitted by the GDPR and current UK Data Protection law.

In unusual circumstances, our duty to protect the Church funds we administer may require us to use personal information for lawful purposes, including the prevention and detection of crime and fraud.

Computer hardware and software used by Church officers holds your personal information securely and we shall not share personal information with external bodies or disclose your personal information to third parties for marketing purposes.

What are your rights?

You have the right to request:

•    a copy of your information (this is known as a ‘subject access request’)
•    correction or erasure of your data,
•    restriction on the processing of your information,

•    object to processing your information,
•    complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office about the way the Church officers process your information.
•    set your browser to remove or reject cookies before using our website

If you require further information about how your data is used or would like to exercise any of the above rights, please contact:  Pamela Marsden, Church Secretary Email:  Telephone: 01970 832322

Do we transfer information overseas?

In certain circumstances we may transfer your data to organisations in other countries on the basis that anyone to whom we pass it protects it in the same way as we do and in accordance with similar laws. 

How long do we keep your information?

We will keep your information for as long as it is required by us for operational reasons and for effective record keeping.  In most cases this will be a minimum of six years.

Do we use Cookies?

A cookie is a text file that is placed on your hard disk by a website via your web browser. Cookies are uniquely assigned to you and can only be read by a web server in the domain that issued the cookie to you.  Cookies cannot be used to run programs or deliver viruses to your computer.