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Data privacy notice

The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of St Margaret’s Church, Burnage, Manchester

1. Who are we?  
The PCC of St Margaret’s Church, Burnage is the data controller (contact details below).  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. 

2. Your personal data – what is it? 
Personal data is information that relates to an identified or identifiable individual. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”). 

3. Why we collect and use your personal data?

We use your personal data for the following purposes: 

  • To administer and maintain our membership records, accounts and other records required by law.

  • To manage our employees and volunteers, including matters related to safeguarding procedures.

  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St Margaret’s Church, Burnage.

  • To fundraise and promote the interests of St Margaret’s Church.


4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data? 

  • Consent – We will obtain your consent so that we can keep you informed about church and diocesan news, events, activities and services.

  • Legal obligation – We are required by law to collect and process data for weddings, funerals, baptisms and in relation to Gift Aid, recruitment and safeguarding.    

5. How do we process your personal data? 
The PCC of St Margaret’s Church, Burnage 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 unnecessary 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. 

6. Sharing your personal data 
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with the PCC of St Margaret’s Burnage, the local diocesan office, and with other members of the church if/as needed. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent; or for the prevention or detection of an unlawful act; or for safeguarding purposes. 

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: The Care of Your Parish Records”: Records management guides | The Church of England

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 St Margaret’s Church, Burnage holds about you, in a readable format.

  • The right to request that the PCC of St Margaret’s Church, Burnage 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 St Margaret’s Church, Burnage to retain such data.

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

  • 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 lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office. 


9. Concerns and contact details 
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the Data Protection Officer at 
You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via  

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