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Privacy Policy

1. Your personal data – what is it?
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 (GDPR).

2. Who are we?
The PCC of the Parish of Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

3. How do we process your personal data?
The PCC of the Parish of Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham complies with its 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.


We 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 geographical 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, activities and services running at any of the team churches

  • When elected to office within the team, to share your contact details with the Diocesan office so

    they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and in which you may be interested.

4. 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, activities and services and process your gift aid donations

  • 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 political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: a) the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes), and b) there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.

5. Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church or Friends in order to carry out a service to other church or Friends members or for purposes connected with the church or Bisham Church Friends. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.

6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website.
Specifically, we retain electoral roll data for the last complete review plus six years (i.e. maximum of twelve years); gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to six years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

7. 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 PCC of the Parish of Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham holds about you

  • The right to request that the PCC of the Parish of Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham and Bisham corrects 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 PCC of the Parish of Great Marlow with Marlow Bottom, Little Marlow and Bisham to retain such data

  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time

  • The right to request that the data controller 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)

  • 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)

  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy 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.

9. Contact details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the Chairman of Bisham Church Friends, Robert Frost via email on

Other contact details:

PCC Secretary / Parish Administrator via email at

Information Commissioners Office: 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

10. Data consent form

To ensure we are using people’s data in line with GDPR, we may ask you to complete a data consent form. You may also be asked if we can use photographs taken of you during Bisham Church Friends events in our newsletter, in printed collateral and on our website as part of our efforts to promote our organisation.

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