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General Data Protection Rules (GDPR)

The rules on Data Protection have changed. The new rules have an impact on the way the Church (Diocese or Parish) gathers and uses information and the Diocese has issued a Privacy Notice, available in full on its website. (It only applies to information about living persons.)

Everyone has rights about how their personal data is managed, and the diocese is committed to ensuring that this is properly and securely managed in accordance with the relevant data protection laws.

The Diocese, or the parish, may have, for example, your name and contact details, gender, date of birth/age, marital status, and nationality. It might also have financial information (e.g. bank details) and details of giving/donations. If you are a volunteer it may hold information obtained as a result of any background checks.

Your personal data may be used, for example, to communicate with you about news, activities and events, to process donations or other payments you make to the Church, in carrying out our activities, including baptisms, weddings and funerals and for pastoral and spiritual care.

We keep personal data only as long as is necessary, and then delete it.

Information about the diocesan approach to GDPR and the new ‘Privacy Notice’ applicable to the diocese and the parishes is on the diocesan website 
and by clicking here.

For more information contact:  Data Protection Officer, Diocese of Galloway, Candida Casa, 8 Corsehill Road, Ayr, KA7 2ST. 


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