Your privacy is very important to Ipswich International Church. Accordingly, we have developed this Policy in order for you to understand how Ipswich International Church collect, use, communicate and disclose and make use of personal information. All personal data, whether it is held on paper, on computer or other media, will be subject to the appropriate legal safeguards as specified in the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679.
The principles of the regulation require that personal data shall:
We are committed to conducting our [church] business in accordance with these principles in order to ensure that the confidentiality of personal information is protected and maintained.
We collect personal information when you are in contact with Ipswich International Church. For example, when you:
Ipswich International Church will treat all of your personal information as private and confidential, not to be disclosed with anyone other than the church leadership and ministry overseers/co-ordinators within the church, in order to facilitate the administration and day-to-day ministry of the church. When shared for this purpose only the necessary information will be disclosed to facilitate the specific purpose (for example if specific individuals request to be telephoned to pray with a leader, only their names and contact numbers will be passed onto the leader, and the leader will not be given home addresses or the names and numbers of those not requesting telephone prayers). Ipswich International Church will not share your personal information with other members of the church, who are not fulfilling a relevant and specific leadership, overseeing or co-ordinating role, without your consent.
We do not sell or pass any of your personal information to any other organisations, third parties and/or individuals, including associated organisations (for example, the Oasis Centre is an associated organisation) without your express consent, with the following exceptions:
There are four exceptions to the above permitted by law:
Ipswich International Church will use your personal information for three main purposes:
Sensitive Personal Information: The Church may collect and store sensitive personal information such as health information, religious information (church attendance) when you and/or your family attend, register for church events and conferences. Your personal information will be kept strictly confidential. Sensitive Personal Information is never sold, given away, or otherwise shared with anyone, unless required by law as mentioned in section 2 above.
Information contained on the database will not be used for any other purposes than the above in section 3. The database is accessed through the Cloud and therefore, can be accessed through any computer or device with Internet access. The server for the database is in the UK and hosted by ChurchSuite.
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 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.
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.
If you have any concerns about our use of your personal information, you can make a complaint to us via:
You can also complain to the ICO if you are unhappy with how we have used your data.
Contact us via email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Last Updated 8 April 2020