Who we are
Our website address is: https://savetheparish.com.
When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.
If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.
If you leave a comment on our site you may opt in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.
If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.
If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.
Embedded content from other websites
Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.
Who we share your data with
If you request a password reset, your IP address will be included in the reset email.
How long we retain your data
If you leave a comment, the comment and its metadata are retained indefinitely. This is so we can recognise and approve any follow-up comments automatically instead of holding them in a moderation queue.
For users that register on our website (if any), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except they cannot change their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.
What rights you have over your data
If you have an account on this site, or have left comments, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.
Where we send your data
Visitor comments may be checked through an automated spam detection service.
This document outlines how Save the Parish processes and manages personal data and:
- Identifies the data controller.
- Explains the lawful basis for processing personal data.
- Outlines the personal data held and processed.
- Outlines the scope of the special category personal data held and processed.
- Outlines the process of Subject Access Requests.
1. Data Controller
The Data Controller is the Save the Parish Steering Committee.
If you have any questions about this policy or for more information about how we use your data or would like to exercise any of your rights contact the Save the Parish Steering Committee (via the contact form on the website or via firstname.lastname@example.org).
3. Lawful basis for processing
All processing is carried out by consent or either under the legitimate interest of Save the Parish, or public interest. These cover processing to conduct casework, campaigning and communication.
4. Data sources
Data held is that provided by you when you contact us and correspondence with third parties in response to cases taken up on your behalf.
5. Data Security
Personal data is stored electronically and securely. We ensure that our service providers comply with the same high standard that we do, and are in the UK.
6. Transferring your data outside of the European Economic Area
Some service providers are located outside of the European Economic Area (EEA) and therefore it may be necessary to transfer your personal data outside of the EEA. Where the transfer of your data outside of the EEA takes place we will make sure that it is protected in the same way as if the data was inside the EEA, and it only occurs with your consent.
We will use one of the following safeguards to ensure this:
- Where the European Commission has issued an adequacy decision determining that a non-EEA country or organisation ensures an adequate level of data protection.
- A contract is put in place with the recipient of the data obliging them to protect the data to the same standards as the EEA.
- The transfer is to an organisation that complies with the EU-US Privacy Shield.
7. Data retention policy
Personal data will be held, unless you ask us to remove your data from our records.
8. Subject Access Requests
Subject Access Requests are dealt with in line with the guidance given by the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO):
- We will request verification of the identity of any individual making a request, and ask for further clarification and details if needed.
- We will respond within 28 calendar days once we have confirmed it is a legitimate request.
- Data subjects have the right to the following:
- To be told whether any personal data is being processed
o To be given a description of the personal data, the reasons it is being processed and whether it will be given to another organisations or people.
o To be given a copy of the information comprising the data, and given details of the source of the data where this is available.
9. Will we share your data with anyone else?
If you have contacted us about a personal or parish issue, your data may be passed on to a third-party in the course of dealing with your enquiry, such as dioceses, parishes, the central CofE and so on. Any third parties that we may share your data with are obliged to keep your details securely, and to use them only for the basis upon which they were originally intended.
We may need to share your data with a third party, such as the police, if required to do so by law.
Your personal data is only used as outlined here and within your reasonable expectations based on the nature of the communication.
10. Data Rights
At any point you have the following rights:
- Right of access – you have the right to request a copy of the information held about you.
- Right of rectification – you have a right to correct data held about you that is inaccurate or incomplete.
- Right to be forgotten – in certain circumstances you can ask for the data held about you to be erased from our records.
- Right to object – you have the right to object to certain types of processing, such as direct marketing.
- Right to object to automated processing, including profiling – you also have the right to be subject to the legal effects of automated processing or profiling.
- Right to judicial review: if our office refuses your request under rights of access, we will provide you with a reason why. You have the right to complain.
11. Making a complaint
If you are unhappy with the way that we have processed or handled your data then you have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO). The ICO is the supervisory body authorised by the Data Protection Act 2018 to regulate the handling of personal data within the United Kingdom. The contact details for the ICO are:
- Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF
- Telephone: 0303 123 1113
- Website: https://ico.org.uk/concerns/
If you have any questions about the data held please contact Save the Parish via the contact information on this website.
Please note that proof of identity is required should you choose to exercise any of the above rights in relation to personal data.
We retain the right to update this policy at any time. If there are changes that significantly impact your rights, we will contact you in advance.