Barnabas Community Church is Registered as a charity in England and Wales. Company Number:   08073794    Charity Number: 1148096

Barnabas Community Church Privacy Policy


Barnabas Community Church (BCC) processes Personal Data both as a Processor and as a Controller, as defined by the GDPR. This privacy notice informs you the types of personal data that BCC holds, the processing we carry out, your rights under data protection legislation, and how to contact us.


Our principles

We are absolutely committed to protecting your privacy, and our legal duties under the Data Protection Act and the General Data Protection Regulation.

We have established the following two principles:

BCC will process and control all data on the basis of informed consent, except where one of the other lawful grounds applies (a) contracts e.g. for employment; (b) legal obligations e.g. safeguarding; (c) vital interests e.g. when it will protect physical integrity or life; (d) legitimate interests

We will respect your privacy. You will only be contacted in regard to BCC related matters


What information do we collect?

At BCC, we collect different types of information about our users for the following main reasons:

To be able to communicate with users by email and other means

To be able to register users into events and training programs

To be able to collect donations and claim gift aid

To help us to improve the service we offer

We collect information on our users through email sign-up, contact forms, donation forms, training application forms, registration at an event, safeguarding requirements and/or legal proceedings.

We collect the minimum information required to provide the service requested. We will ask you to consent to BCC holding and processing the information we are requesting.

For email sign-up and contact forms - to identify you and be able to communicate with you

For donations - to verify payments and claim Gift Aid

For training applications - to assess suitability for the course being applied for, including contact details, and relevant experience and knowledge

For event registration – contact details, payment details, church, access and dietary needs

For children – to identify them, age, access and dietary needs

For safeguarding and legal proceedings, the information held is governed by law

We only keep other personal information where it was supplied by you for other reasons


Marketing, Research and Automated processing, decision making & profiling

No personal data is shared with a 3rd party for any reason including marketing and research

BCC does not operate automated processing, decision making or profiling.


Who will have access to my information?

Your personal information will be visible to our internal, authenticated users. Such personnel are only allowed to use that data for BCC purposes.

Information will only be transferred to a 3rd party, or outside the EU, on the basis of informed consent, or for the performance of a contract, to protect the data subject or other persons, for important reasons of public interest, or for legal reasons.

Your Data may be held in secure encrypted cloud storage (the physical location of which may be outside the EU). The operator of this storage, will be fully GDPR complient and will not have access to your information at any time.


How long do BCC keep my information?

Different types of information are subject to different retention periods. Specific data retention periods relating to your data can be supplied with a subject access request.

What are my individual rights?

Individuals have the following rights concerning information that BCC holds about them:

Request confirmation that your personal data is being processed

Request access to a copy of information including the source and recipients of your data

Request the correction of any information

Request the deletion/erasure any information

Restrict the processing of your data when the accuracy, legitimacy or legality of the data or processing is being investigated

Object to the processing of your data based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest

Rights relating to data portability and automated decision making do not apply as BCC does not carry out automated processing or decision making.

You have the right to a copy of all the information we hold about you (apart from a few things which we may be obliged to withhold because they concern other people as well as you).


How can I exercise my rights?

To exercise any of your individual rights, including obtaining a copy of the information BCC holds about you, write to the Data Protection Officer at the BCC registered address, which is shown on the web site, or via the email address shown below.

[email protected]

This is free of charge for electronic copies of information, but an admin fee may be charged for hardcopies of information, or where a request is manifestly unfounded or excessive.

If you are not known to the Data Protection Officer your identity will need to be verified before handing over any information. We will reply as promptly as we can and within the legal maximum of one month.


What else should I know about privacy?

Like many websites, BCC uses tiny computer files called ‘cookies’ to enhance your browsing experience. We do not identify you through the use of cookies or information sent by your computer except where you have asked us to remember your details. Our pages may contain links to other websites, and you should be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices on other websites.

Remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This is to ensure that 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 cafe. 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 on-line forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your information.


Any Questions or Concerns?

If you have any additional questions about BCC’s collection and storage of data, please contact us at:

[email protected]


If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise this with our Data Controler in the first instance or to the Information Commissioner’s Office at: