At The C3 Church (C3), we are committed to protecting and respecting your data privacy. This policy outlines the basis on which any personal data we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed by us. Please read the following to understand our processes regarding your personal data and how we will treat it.
We will only process your data for purposes that are legal and fair. All processing undertaken will be necessary to achieve the purpose for which it was collected. We will make you fully aware of the extent of C3’s processing of personal data at the point of collection in a transparent and easy to understand way. We will also inform you of the possible trusted third-party recipients of your data and will provide you with the safeguards and controls applied to the processing and retention of your data.
Your data will only be processed for the specific and legitimate process for which it was collected. If C3 propose to use your data for a different purpose, we will seek to obtain your consent.
We will endeavour to use anonymised data where possible. If your data is found to be inaccurate, it will be corrected as soon as reasonably possible.
We will not store your data longer than is needed for the legitimate activity for which it is held. Data retention periods for each type of data are held centrally by C3 and are in line with legal requirements.
C3 will ensure your data is protected against unauthorised use and accidental loss, destruction or damage. We also keep your data confidential. It will not be disclosed to unauthorised third parties without a clear reason and in accordance with the consent you give.
When we process your data
We ensure data is only processed when it satisfies one of a number of legal conditions.
We will only process your data when you have freely given specific, informed and clear agreement. You are able to withdraw this consent at any time. Whenever you give consent, we will keep a record of when and how this was given.
If you are a guardian of a minor, we will only process the data of the minor when you have freely given specific, informed and clear agreement. You are able to withdraw this consent at any time. Where possible, we will also ensure that consent documentation is appropriate for the minor, so that they can also understand our requirements for consent. Whenever you give consent, we will keep a record of when and how this was given.
We will never process your data if there is any reason to believe that doing so would prejudice you.
Day to day activities at C3 may require the processing of sensitive data. All sensitive data will be handled in accordance with legal requirements, best practice and the appropriate safeguards.
Your data rights
You have the right to request information about whether your personal data is processed by, or on behalf of C3. This includes the right to be provided with a copy and a description of the data in a clearly understandable format.
You have the right to require C3 to correct any inaccurate information held about you. If you request a change to your data, it will be actioned as soon as is reasonably possible once your identity has been verified.
You can request all personal data relating to you is deleted where it is no longer needed by C3 for the purposes for which it was collected.
You can request that C3 stop processing personal data where your interests override that of C3. This does not apply if C3 are required by law to process your data.
At any time, you can object to the use of your data for the purposes of marketing events, opportunities and activities by C3 or its partners. A record of your objection will be held in C3 systems in order to exclude your data from further communications.
How we process your data
We email you to keep you up to date with events and activities at C3. This data is held in our main church database and in specialised communication platforms.
We keep a record of events, courses and groups you have registered with and the dates you attended. We may contact you about upcoming activities which may be of interest to you.
We hold historical financial data, in accordance with law, if you regularly give, have donated or purchased anything through our shop or trusted partners.
If you are on a team or volunteer in any of our outreach initiatives, we keep rota information and other data to help us to manage your time, involvement and progression.
If you receive any of our specialist services, such as pastoral or ministry support, we may keep confidential data on this in compliance with government regulations.
If provided with consent, we hold sensitive data regarding allergies or special medical requirements.
Youth and Kids data (aged 13 or under) is held with guardian consent for all of the above activities and is also used to connect with Youth over social media and messaging software.
How to contact us
If you have any questions regarding this policy or the processing of your data, please contact:
The Data Protection Officer
The C3 Church