Looking After Your Data

New data protection regulations came into force in 2018.  This was one of the biggest changes to UK data privacy law and a full explanation of the changes can be found on the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office.

The new regulations give individuals more rights and protections in how their personal data is used by organisations. Parishes must comply with its requirements just like any other charity or organisation.

Our Data Privacy Notice explains how the Parochial Church Council (PCC) in Wantage uses what is known as “personal data”, i.e. information about a living individual who can be identified from that information. 

The full text of the Data Privacy Notice can be seen here:

Wantage Parish Data Privacy Notice

We only use information about church members for purposes connected with our churches and with services we provide for church members.  The new regulations allow us to continue to do this – you do not need to do anything.  

Except if we are legally required to, we do not share your data with third parties outside the Church of England and will not do so in future without your consent.

If you have any questions about any of this, you are welcome speak to one of the Church Wardens.