Data Protection and Privacy Notice
Revelation Family Church, its projects and services (including City Angels and other community projects and initiatives) uses personal data about living individuals for the purpose of general church and project administration and communication.
The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”) and Revelation Family Church fully endorses and adheres to the eight principles of the GDPR. These principles specify the legal conditions that must be satisfied in relation to obtaining, handling, processing, transportation and storage of personal data. Employees and any others who obtain, handle, process, transport and store personal data for Revelation Family Church must adhere to these principles.
THE PRINCIPLES OF GDPR
The principles require that personal data shall:
HOW WE COLLECT AND HOLD INFORMATION ABOUT YOU
We collect personal information each time you are in contact with us. For example, when you:
Any personal data we hold will be treated as strictly confidential, will be for a specific reason and have a valid lawful basis. We do not hold data on you gathered from other sources and we do not use data to build a profile of you. Here are the most common examples of which lawful basis we use for the types of data we hold:
❖ Consent – this is when you choose to give us your data for a specific purpose such as receiving promotional emails, taking images or accepting cookies on our website. It may also include device information and IP addresses. This commonly includes your name and email address or other contact details. We may also collect sensitive data such as medical information on children/youth consent forms.
❖ Contract – this is when you enter into an agreement with us where we provide you with a service. This includes when you sign up for an event, register with our children and youth groups (Spark, Fire, Shockwave, Soulfire and Heatwave Playscheme) and also employment contracts with our staff. Data we hold will be relevant to the contract and might include contact details, date of birth, age, gender, family and next of kin, National Insurance number, DBS check and references, for the purpose of fulfilling the contract.
❖ Legal Obligation – this is when we hold your data to comply with the law and statutory requirements such as retaining financial transactions, employment, accident and safeguarding records, among others.
❖ Legitimate Interests – this is when we hold your data to carry out the general purposes of the church. Common examples include communicating with church members, providing services and advice, coordinating volunteers or statistical analysis and reporting. Data might include contact details, date of birth, age, gender, DBS check, attendance information, financial donations and sometimes school. We may also hold certain Special Category Data on individuals such as their religion under the legitimate activities condition (d) in Article 9 of the GDPR.
HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION
Revelation Family Church will use your data for the following purposes:
WHO SEES YOUR INFORMATION
The information we collect will be used exclusively within Revelation Family Church and its projects for the purposes it was obtained for. Only specific individuals authorised by the church can access your information. We do not pass any of your personal information to other organisations and/or individuals without your express consent.
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HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION
We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary, for as long as you remain a member of Revelation Family Church or connected to its events, or for longer periods in compliance with our Finance Policy and/or Safeguarding Policy.
Examples of data we keep for longer periods include:
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Privacy 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.
VIEWING, UPDATING OR ERASING YOUR INFORMATION
❖ You can change your details and preferences by contacting us by mail, phone or email using the contact details below, or you can unsubscribe from our regular emails at any time by using the 'unsubscribe' link on the email you have received.
❖ You have a right to request that your personal data is erased. This applies in certain circumstances usually where the lawful basis of the data we hold is by your consent, or it is no longer necessary for us to hold it (for example, you came to an event but no longer want to hear from us).
❖ You may request the full details of any information we hold about you by submitting a written request to our data protection officer on the details below.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Operations Manager of Revelation Family Church. If personal details are inaccurate, they can be amended upon request.
FAO Operations Manager
Revelation Family Church
PO Box 58
Phone: 01243 531898
As many of you will know we have been reading the New Testament together these past few weeks as a church family and have been posting videos on our social media (Instagram, Facebook and Twitter) every day to hear how God is speaking through His Word. The talks at our Sunday gatherings have also followed the NT60 theme. It has been a huge encouragement to see how powerful and transforming it can be to commit to daily reading and asking God to reveal things to us that we don't yet understand. We will often find that we learn new things and find different perspectives when we go back to Scriptures we have read many times before as we journey in our faith over time. But perhaps the most beautiful thing about 'leaning in' to the Word of God is the love that grows within us for the person of Jesus, the Father and the Holy Spirit. The more we spend time in His presence, soaking up this God-breathed book, we find ourselves softening and becoming malleable to His will for our lives and we discover a renewed passion for the gospel as well as a longing for His Kingdom to come here on earth; in our families, our communities, our country and our world.
It is not possible to read the Bible with an open heart and spirit and not be changed in some way. It is powerful and challenging and sometimes even shocking, funny, or perplexing! If you have not followed the NT60 journey so far then you can jump on right now - we're on day 30, exactly half way through (see reading plan here) and you can always catch up on the rest another time. Grab a spot in the sun, read it with your morning coffee, listen to an audio Bible on the way to work or carve out some time over lunch...just find a way to engage with this that works for you!
We would love to hear your thoughts on what you are reading; feel free to comment on our video posts or send us an email to let us know how your journey through the New Testament is impacting your life.