Branches Christian Fellowship (BCF) DATA PRIVACY NOTICE

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Privacy Notice Statement

This privacy notice applies to BCF, charity number 1060870, the data controller with regards to personal data disclosed to us from our web site. The information in this notice is provided in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR), implemented in the UK on 25/5/2018.

BCF is committed to protecting your privacy. We aim to ensure that all information you give to us is held securely and is only used in a manner that you would expect. This notice explains how we collect, store and use your personal data.

We have published this statement to tell you:

1. When and what information do we / may we collect?

When using the BCF web site

We may collect and store personal identification information from you in a variety of ways, including, but not limited to, prayer request form, contact us form, respond to a survey and in connection with other activities, services, features or resources we make available on our Site.

You may be asked for, as appropriate, name, email address, phone number and any relevant information you wish to provide e.g. you are able to enter free format details concerning your prayer request.

We will only collect and store personal identification information from you when you consent. Consent is provided by submitting a form or completing any relevant survey.

If you do not submit a form, or complete a survey then BCF will not collect or store any of your personal data.

We do not use cookies.

2. How we use your personal data collected via the web site or Facebook page

Where required, to enable us to respond to you, or if requested pray for you, when you completed one of the forms on our website. Data collected in this way will not be used for any other purpose.

For other purposes we may anonymise your information so that it cannot be linked to you. In that case we may use the data for any purpose including for example statistical analysis.

3. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

We ask for you consent. By submitting a form or completing a survey you are providing your full, knowledgeable consent to BCF processing your data in accordance with this privacy notice.

4. How will we contact you?

We may contact you directly via the email or phone details you provided as part of completing the relevant form or survey. If you have detailed alternative contact details in the body of the form then we may use those too.

You can withdraw your consent easily by completing the "contact us" online form and putting the necessary legal right comments in the message body e.g. I want information about xxxxx removed.

5. Storing and sharing your data


BCF stores your data in one or more of the following ways

Sharing your data

Your personal data will be treated as confidential. It will only be shared with third parties where it is necessary to resolve your query or for the performance of our duty and tasks. As such it may be necessary to share your data with some or all of the following (but only where necessary):

How long do we hold your personal data?

We will keep some records permanently if we are legally required to do so. In general, we will endeavour to keep data only for as long as we need it. Once it is no longer required we will take all reasonable steps to destroy it or erase it from our systems.

6. Your rights and your personal data

a. The right to access information we hold on you

At any point you can contact us to request the information we hold on you, as well as asking why we have that information, who has access to the information and where we obtained the information from. Once we have received your request we will respond within one month. Any request will be subject to a £10 (UK pound) administrative fee.

b. The right to correct and update the information we hold on you

If the data we hold on you is out of date, incomplete or incorrect, you can inform us via the 'contact us form' providing the relevant details and your data will be updated.

c. The right to have your information erased

If you feel that we should no longer be using your data or that we are illegally using your data, you can request that we erase the data we hold.

When we receive your request, we will confirm whether the data has been deleted or the reason why it cannot be deleted (for example because we need it for our legitimate interests or regulatory purpose(s)).

d. The right to object to processing of your data (e.g. removing consent)

You have the right to request that we stop processing your data. Upon receiving the request we will contact you and let you know if we are able to comply or if we have legitimate grounds to continue to process your data. Even after you exercise your right to object, we may continue to hold your data to comply with your other rights or to bring or defend legal claims.

e. The right to data portability

You have the right to request that we transfer some of your data to another controller. We will comply with your request, where it is feasible to do so, within one month of receiving your request.

f. The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time for any processing of data to which consent was sought.

You can withdraw your consent easily by completing the "contact us" online form and putting the necessary legal right comments in the message body e.g. I want information about xxxxx removed.

g. The right to object to the processing of personal data where applicable.

h. The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner's Office.

When exercising any of the rights listed, in order to process your request, we may need to verify your identity for your security. In such cases we will need you to respond with proof of your identity before you can exercise these rights.

7. What else you should know about privacy

Our website is accessible from overseas and as such the content may be accessed from overseas.

Our website contains links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy statement. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy statement applicable to the website in question.

Remember to close your browser when you have finished your session. This will help ensure others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or internet café. You, as an individual, are responsible for the security of, and access to, your own computer.

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the internet that this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your usernames and passwords and any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are using the internet.

8. Changes to our Privacy Statement

This Statement may change. We will display the current Statement on our website

9. Contact Details

Please contact us if you have any questions about this Privacy Notice or the information we hold about you or to exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints at Email:

Information Commissioners Office

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.