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Our data policy

During the course of our activities the Parochial Church Councils of St. Mary the Virgin Chiddingstone and St. Luke's Chiddingstone Causeway may process parishioner's and other individual's personal data (which may be held on paper, electronically, or otherwise).

We recognize the need to treat these in an appropriate and lawful manner, in accordance with the UK Data Protection Act 1998 (DPA). Specifically, we process data in compliance with the 8 principles of the DPA, which state that data must be:

1. Processed fairly and lawfully.
2. Processed for limited purposes and in an appropriate way.
3. Adequate, relevant and not excessive for the purpose.
4. Accurate.
5. Not kept longer than necessary for the purpose.
6. Processed in line with individuals' rights.
7. Secure.
8. Not transferred to people or organizations situated in countries without adequate protection.

We hold data for the purposes of electoral roll administration, membership of church-related clubs/groups, communications, advertising and subscription records relating to the Village Magazine of the Chiddingstones, and fundraising. We use 'legitimate interest' as the basis for collecting and retaining this information. (See the Information Commissioner's Office website for more information about the bases for data collection.) We are required to share electoral roll information with the Diocese of Rochester. Guidance about the collection and retention of electoral roll information is available here.

About this website

We do not directly use cookies or other tools to gather personal details on this website. However, we do use third party utilities to provide ths website with additional functionality for financial transactions, fundraising, and communications purposes. In using these utilities, users of this site do so under the privacy policies of the third party service provider(s). The third party providers we use may include (but are not necessarily limited to) those listed below. The links are to their respective privacy policies.

This website contains links to other websites of interest. However, it should be noted that we do not have any control over other websites. We cannot be responsible for the content of other websites, nor protection and privacy of any information that you provide whilst visiting such sites.

Electoral Roll

The privacy notice for our Electoral Roll is available here.