Privacy Notice

Under Data Protection legislation the Trustees of Buckhurst Hill Baptist Church are the Data Controllers and can be contacted by telephone on 020 8559 0222 or emailing

Information is collected about you to enable the church to keep in contact with you and provide pastoral support as appropriate. Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest.

Your name and contact details will be entered into our church database which is held on church computers which are password protected and accessed only by the Church Administrator, Pastor, designated Trustees, staff members or authorised volunteers. Hard copies will be kept in onsite locked filing cabinets. Your contact details will be removed from the database once you are no longer attending the church – unless you ask to remain as one of our “church friends”.

BHBC may collect and store sensitive personal information such as health information and religious information. Sensitive information will be kept strictly confidential and stored securely. It is never sold, given away, or otherwise shared with anyone, unless required, by law. This information will NOT be disclosed to anyone else without your consent, unless required to do so by law.

You have the right to withdraw consent at any time for us to hold and process your data. You have the right to ask to see any information we hold about you by submitting a ‘Subject Access Request’ to the church. You also have the right to ask for information which you believe to be incorrect to be rectified. We may refuse your request to access, amend or delete your personal information in certain circumstances. If we do refuse your request, we will provide you with a reason for our decision and, in the case of amendment, we will note with your personal information that you have disputed its accuracy.

Although we will do our best to protect your personal data and take security measures to protect your information from access by unauthorised persons and against unlawful processing, accidental loss, destruction and damage, the Internet is not a secure method of transmitting information. Accordingly, BHBC 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.

The data protection policy and the privacy notice (hard copies) are kept in the church office and can also be viewed on our website. They may be updated from time to time.

If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please contact the church Trustees. If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.

Version: 25th May 2018



Data Protection Policy

Our Data Protection Policy can be viewed here and a hard copy is available in the church office.



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