General Data Protection

Brighton Vineyard Church November 2017

Brighton Vineyard appreciate that privacy is very important. Brighton Vineyard Church has adopted this Privacy Policy as we recognise the right of people to keep their personal information private. This Privacy Policy covers The Church’s treatment of personally identifiable information that we collect or hold.

It has been written in response to new legislation passing through parliament aiming to protect people’s private information.

The Information We Collect

Brighton Vineyard Church will collect general information about you, such as your name, address, contact details so The Church can contact you. We may also collect this and other types of personal information during the course of dealing with you, for example when you wish to obtain goods or services from The Church, when you register for conferences or events, and when you participate in Church activities or complete other forms. The information collected may include some sensitive information (as defined by the Privacy Act), such as health information or information about your beliefs, relevant to the services or assistance you have requested from The Church.

Where practicable, the purpose for which we collect personal information will be made clear at the time of collection. If you do not provide us with certain information we may be unable to provide you with access to some of our services or the assistance you have requested.

Any person anywhere in the world can visit our Church website without revealing who they are or other personal information unless they email us or use the reply form on the website. The Church will not collect any personal information about visitors to the website except when they knowingly provide it.

How We Use Your Information

Brighton Vineyard Church will use the personal information we collect for the purpose disclosed at the time of collection, or otherwise as set out in this Privacy Policy. We will not use your personal information for any other purpose without first seeking your consent, unless authorised or required by law. Generally we will only use and disclose your personal information as follows:

(a) to establish and maintain your involvement with The Church, including providing you with newsletters, E-news; We will always BCC emails.

(b) to provide the products or services you have requested from Brighton Vineyard Church;

(c) to answer your inquiry;

(d) to register you for events, conferences or promotions;

(e) to assist us to make The Church’s sites, services and products more valuable to our community;

(f) for direct promotion of products or services and to keep you informed of new developments . This will infrequently mean we may fundraise in an email to you, such as an email last year in regards

to a “Curry Night” raising money for the persecuted church, or for a Sunday collection for a visiting speaker representing a Charity.

(g) We will not disclose your personal information outside of The Church, unless required to do so by the police or Social services.

Access to Your Information

You can request access to the personal information that The Church holds about you by contacting The Church at any time. We will provide you with access to your personal information unless we are legally authorised to refuse your request.

If you wish to have your personal information deleted please let us know and we will delete that information wherever practicable.

The information The Church holds in the main is going to be names addresses and emails, and as such are necessary to communicate regularly with you. In the light of new legislation, not only are we asking you to agree for us to hold this information, but we will also be regularly reviewing it.

We may refuse your request to access, amend or delete your personal information in certain circumstances. This may for example be, because you have worked as a volunteer in our kids work, and we need to maintain this data. If we do refuse your request, we will provide you with a reason for our decision. In the case of any amendment, we will note with your personal information that you have disputed its accuracy.

Security

Brighton Vineyard Church will take reasonable steps to keep secure any personal information which we hold and to keep this information accurate and up to date. Personal information is stored in a secure server or secure files.

The Internet is not a secure method of transmitting information. Accordingly, The Church cannot accept responsibility for the security of information you send to or receive from us over the Internet or for any unauthorised access or use of that information.

Changes to This Privacy Policy

Brighton Vineyard Church may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time by having the amended version available at the information counters at The Church. We suggest that you visit our website regularly to keep up to date with any changes.

Contacting Us

If you would like any further information, or have any queries, problems or complaints relating to The Church’s Privacy Policy or our information handling practices in general, please do contact us.

Brighton Vineyard does not automatically capture or store personal information.

This policy only covers Brighton Vineyard’s website and Unleashed Conference’s Website, and does not include any links to other websites contained within this site.