Privacy Policy

At Sutton Baptist Church we collect different types of information about our users for the following main reasons:

  1. To provide an interactive web site where an email is used to communicate with the users.

  2. To provide a security mechanism whereby we can restrict content to certain groups of users.

  3. To help us to improve the service we offer.

Our principles

We are absolutely committed to protecting your privacy. Our policy can be summarised in one sentence: we will not share your information with others without your consent.

We have established the following two principles:

  1. We will respect your email privacy. You will only receive emails from Sutton Baptist Church in relation to areas you have expressly signed up for.

  2. We will not share any individual user details (including your email address) to any third party without your consent.

What information do we collect?

We collect information on our users through registration.

The minimum information we need to register a user is your first name, last name and an email. We may also ask for some further, voluntary information so we can provide a richer, more useful address book.

What else you should know about privacy?

Please remember to close your browser when you have finished your user session. This is to ensure that others cannot access your personal information and correspondence if you share a computer with someone else or are using a computer in a public place like a library or internet cafe. Please be aware not to save your password on the computer and that you as an individual are responsible for the security of, and access to, your own computer.

Please be aware that whenever you voluntarily disclose personal information over the internet that this information can be collected and used by others. In short, if you post personal information in publicly accessible online forums, you may receive unsolicited messages from other parties in return. Ultimately, you are solely responsible for maintaining the secrecy of your usernames and passwords and any account information. Please be careful and responsible whenever you are using the internet.

Our pages may contain links to other websites, and you should be aware that we are not responsible for the privacy practices on other websites.

Coronavirus

This privacy notice is an addendum to Sutton Baptist Church’s main privacy statement and notices. The Charity Trustees of Sutton Baptist Church (as Data Controller) can be contacted by emailing gdpr@suttonbaptist.org

 

We are collecting your name and contact details in order to fulfil our responsibility to provide a safe environment in which those attending Sutton Baptist Church can pray and worship during this COVID-19 recovery phase. We will only use this information to contact you in the event that we believe you may have come into contact with a suspected case of COVID-19 at Sutton Baptist Church. Your name and contact details will temporarily be securely stored. They will be retained for a period of 21 days in line with government guidance and then disposed of within 7 days.

 

Please inform our Minister at Sutton Baptist Church as soon as possible if you test positive for coronavirus or develop any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:​

  • A high temperature

  • A new, continuous cough

  • A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

 

Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest.

The Information Commissioner’s Office has published guidance on data handling during the pandemic. Please see www.ico.org.uk/coronavirus.