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Privacy Policy

Your privacy is important to us. We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information. This privacy policy tells you what to expect when we collect personal information. This notice also details how we store your data as well as what rights you have regarding this data.

It applies to information we collect about:

  • Visitors to our website
  • People who subscribe to our newsletter
  • People who email us
  • People who fill in forms on our website
  • People who fill in a paper contact form
  • People who sign up for events
  • People who register their kids for any of our activities
  • People who give financially
  • People who volunteer to help at any of our activities
  • People we have met in the community

The data controller is Charminster Chapel, 514 Charminster Road, Bournemouth. BH8 9SJ.

Visitors to our website

Like many websites, www.charminster.org.uk uses tiny text files called ‘cookies’ to enhance your browsing experience. We do not identify you through the use of cookies.

  • Google – We use Google fonts, maps and analytics, all of these services use cookies which stay on your computer for varying lengths of time.
  • Social sharing – If you use any of the ‘Social’ buttons, an anonymous cookie may be set to help you to easily share selected pages via popular social networks. They also help us know what pages are being bookmarked/shared.

People who subscribe to our newsletter

Unambiguous, clear consent is obtained for all addresses added to the mailing list. This newsletter can be unsubscribed to at any time by contacting us or by replying to any of the emails sent.

Data collected: Name, email address
GDPR Legal basis: Consent

People who email us

We monitor any emails sent to us, including file attachments, for viruses or malicious software. Please be aware that you have a responsibility to ensure that any email you send is within the bounds of the law. Data will only be used to respond to the specific email. Data may be stored for up to 7 years before being destroyed.

Data collected: Name, email address
GDPR Legal basis: Legitimate interest

People who fill in forms on our website

Data submitted to us using forms on the website will be used exclusively to respond to the particular enquiry. This may include transmission by email and secure storage. Data may be stored for up to 7 years before being destroyed.

Data collected: Name, email address
GDPR Legal basis: Consent

People who fill in a paper contact form

We will only use the information you have provided to contact you, respond to your questions and connect you in with relevant/appropriate activities as requested on the form. Data will be securely stored for up to 7 years before being destroyed.

Data collected: Name, email address, address, phone number
GDPR Legal basis: Legitimate interest

People who sign up for events

Sometimes we ask for people to sign up for events. This will involved simply adding your name to a list which is destroyed after the event.

Data collected: Name
GDPR Legal basis: Legitimate interest

People who register their kids for any of our activities

We will ask you to complete a Registration Form for most of our activities, which must be completed and signed by the parent/guardian. This includes a explicit statement of consent for any health or medical information required to ensure the child’s safety whilst at an activity.

In addition, a weekly sign-in sheet may be used. These will be securely stored and then destroyed at the end of each academic year.

Data collected: Name (parent and child), address, phone, email, health
GDPR Legal basis: Legitimate interest; Explicit consent

People who give financially

Personal data is only collected for those who register for Gift Aid. This information is required in order for us to legally reclaim this Gift Aid from HMRC.

Data collected: Name, address, gifts given
GDPR Legal basis: Legal

People who volunteer to help at any of our activities

All volunteers working at any of our kids events have undertaken a DBS (formerly CRB) check. We often use a third party service to complete these checks.

Data collected: Name, address
GDPR Legal basis: Legal

People we have met in the community

We sometimes engage in door-to-door work, visiting people in their houses. We may keep details of names and addresses to allow us respond to any questions or enquiries and to aid any potential follow-up visits. Data is securely stored for 7 years and is then safely destroyed.

Data collected: Name, address
GDPR Legal basis: Legitimate interest

Storing your data

We hold your data for varying lengths of time depending on the type of information in question but in doing so we always comply with Data Protection legislation.

Requesting access to your personal data

Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. To make a request for your personal information contact us. This will supplied free of charge, and within 30 days.

You also have the right to have your data rectified if incorrect, blocked, erased or destroyed.