Who we are

Our website address is: https://more-church.org.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Comments

When visitors leave comments on the site we collect the data shown in the comments form, and also the visitor’s IP address and browser user agent string to help spam detection.

An anonymized string created from your email address (also called a hash) may be provided to the Gravatar service to see if you are using it. The Gravatar service privacy policy is available here: https://automattic.com/privacy/. After approval of your comment, your profile picture is visible to the public in the context of your comment.

Media

If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Contact forms

Cookies

If you leave a comment on our site you may opt-in to saving your name, email address and website in cookies. These are for your convenience so that you do not have to fill in your details again when you leave another comment. These cookies will last for one year.

If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

If you edit or publish an article, an additional cookie will be saved in your browser. This cookie includes no personal data and simply indicates the post ID of the article you just edited. It expires after 1 day.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.

Terms of Website: 

Use of our site includes accessing, browsing, or registering to use our site. Please ensure you have read and understood to this policy. We recommend that you print a copy of this for future reference. If you do not agree to this policy, you must not use our site. 

Personal Data: 

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). 

Who are we?  

This Privacy Notice is provided to you by the Ministry of Reconciliation (More Church) of 31 St Marys Crescent, Loughborough, Le12 6QR 

which is the data controller for your data. The Church of England is made up of a number of different organisations and office-holders who work together to deliver the Church’s mission in each community. 

As the Church is made up of persons and organisations working together, we may need to share personal data we hold with them so that they can carry out their responsibilities to the Church and our community. The organisations referred to above are joint data controllers. This means we are all responsible to you for how we process your data. Each of the data controllers have their own tasks within the Church and a description of what data is processed and for what purpose is set out in this Privacy Notice. This Privacy Notice is sent to you by MORE CHURCH on our own behalf and on behalf of each of these data controllers. In the rest of this Privacy Notice, we use the word “we” to refer to each data controller, as appropriate.  

 
How do we process your personal data? 

The Data Controllers comply with their obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data. 

Subject to your explicit permission, which you may withhold in whole or part, they use your personal data for the following purposes: – 

  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographic area as specified in our constitution; 
  • To administer membership records; 
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity; 
  • To manage our employees and volunteers; 
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications); 
  • To inform you of news, events, social and fundraising activities and services running in Leicester, Coventry or other church locations 

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data? 

  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, social and fundraising activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about diocesan events. 
  • Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement; 
  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a religious aim provided: – 
  • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and 
  • there is no disclosure to a third party without consent. 

Sharing your personal data 

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside the parish with your explicit consent. Personal data that with your permission is spoken or published in sermons, addresses, orders of service, parish magazines and similar publications will be considered to be in the public domain and therefore no longer subject to GDPR. Information provided for prayer lists must have the permission of the person to be mentioned or it should be reduced to a level of detail by which identification of a data subject is not possible. 

How long do we keep your personal data? 

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently. 

Personal data relating to pastoral matters will be retained for a maximum of three years after the last recorded substantive contact with the person providing the personal data. 

Your rights and your personal data   

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: – 

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the Data Controllers, hold about you; 
  • The right to request that the Data Controllers, correct any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;   
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the Data Controllers to retain such data; 
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time 
  • The right to request that the Data Controllers provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means]. 
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing; 
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics] 
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office. 

Further processing 

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing. 

Contact Details 

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the Administrator at The office. 

Cookies and Tracking 

When we provide services, we want to make them easy, useful and reliable. Where services are delivered on the internet, this sometimes involves placing small amounts of information on your device, for example, computer or mobile phone. These include small files known as cookies. They cannot be used to identify you personally. 

These pieces of information are used to improve services for you through, for example: 

  • enabling a service to recognise your device so you don’t have to give the same information several times during one task 
  • recognising that you may already have given a username and password so you don’t need to do it for every web page requested 
  • measuring how many people are using services, so they can be made easier to use and there’s enough capacity to ensure they are fast 

You can manage these small files yourself within your browser settings. 

Our use of cookies 

There are two types of cookie you may encounter when using websites: 

First party cookies: these are the sites own cookies, controlled by the site owner and used to provide information about usage of the site and possibly help the site’s functionality. www.more-church.org does not use these cookies. 

Third party cookies: these are cookies found in other companies’ internet tools which we are using to enhance our site, for example Facebook or Twitter have their own cookies, which are controlled by them. 

Third party cookies 

We use a number of suppliers who may also set cookies on their websites’ on its behalf. www.more-church.org does not control the dissemination of these cookies.