West Street Church, West Hill, East Grinstead. RH19 4EY

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Your privacy is important to us.  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.

Why do we collect and use your information?

We collect and use your information to contact you to send you our newsletters, other communications regarding our activities, to provide appropriate pastoral care, to fulfil our purposes as a church and to comply with the law regarding data sharing.  We do not share your information with others except as described in this notice. We will ask for your explicit consent to hold and share your information where data protection legislation or good practice requires us to do so.

The categories of information that we may collect, hold and share include:

  • Personal information (such as name, telephone number, address, email address and birthdates)
  • Medical information relevant to caring for you, especially as a child

Storing your data

We hold your data for varying lengths of time depending on the type of information in question but in doing so we always comply with Data Protection Legislation.  We will contact you from time to time to check that the information we are holding is accurate.

Who do we share your information with?

We will not share your information with third parties without your consent unless the law requires us to do so.

Requesting access to your personal data

Under Data Protection legislation, you have the right to request access to information about you that we hold. To make a request for your personal information please contact us. You also have the right to:

  • object to processing of personal data that is likely to cause, or is causing, damage or distress
  • prevent processing for the purpose of direct marketing
  • object to decisions being taken by automated means
  • in certain circumstances, have inaccurate personal data rectified, blocked, erased or destroyed; and
  • claim compensation for damages caused by a breach of the Data Protection regulations.

What else you should know about privacy

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. 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. 

For further information on how your information is used, how we maintain the security of your information and your rights to access information we hold on you please contact us.