Privacy Policy

Penicuik Baptist Church

Privacy Policy Statement

May 2018


1.       About this statement

This statement lets you know about how Penicuik Baptist Church uses personal data that it collects from you. This statement also applies to any personal data that the church will process as part of its life and work. This statement may change from time to time. An up to date copy of this statement can be found on the church website as well as contact details for the church.


2.       Personal information that we collect from people

Penicuik Baptist Church collects the following types of personal information, where relevant:

Personal and contact details including title, full name, postal addresses, email addresses, telephone numbers

Dates of birth, gender and age

Marital status

Physical and mental health information

Tax and employment information

Bank account details


3.       How do we use the personal data in Section 2?

The personal data that we collect is used in the following ways, where relevant:

Contact lists and rotas. The church keeps contact details to inform interested parties of news and information about the church and its activities.

Children’s and youth ministry. The church processes information about children and young people in order to protect their well being and safety when they are involved in church groups and activities.

Gift Aid. The church has to administer donations and offerings given to us under the Gift Aid scheme. This includes processing personal information about tax and employment.

        Financial transactions. The church uses bank account details for financial transactions.


4.       What is the source of the personal data in Section 2?

All the information that the church collects about you in Section 2 will come from you directly. Parents and carers will also provide the church with information relating to their children and vulnerable adults where necessary.


5.       What are the legal grounds for processing the information you give to the church?

The church uses personal information:

Where it is needed to provide a service to you or the children/vulnerable adults under your care.

Where it is in the legitimate interests of the church to do so.


6.       Your right to privacy

The church will not share your information with any person or any organisation. The only exceptions to this will be:

If the church is legally obliged to share information.

If you request that the church shares your information (for example, if you request a personal reference from the church).


7.       Church obligations to you in relation to your personal information

If your personal information changes you should tell us so that we can update our records.

We will hold your personal information for as long as we have reasonable grounds for doing so.

You are entitled to the following:

The right to be informed about the information the church holds about you.

The right to have your personal information corrected.

The right to object to processing of your personal information.

The right to restrict processing of your personal information.

The right to request access to your personal information.

You have the right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office.


8.       Contact the church

If you have any questions about this Privacy Policy or if you wish to ask about the church and your personal information you can contact the church:

Using the contact details at

By writing to the church postal address:

Penicuik Baptist Church, Loanburn, Penicuik EH26 8AQ