How we handle your data



The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Tong and Laisterdyke


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 (the “GDPR”).


2. Who are we? 

The PCC of Tong and Laisterdyke 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 Tong and Laisterdyke 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: -

    • If you have given your consent, to keep you informed about news, events, activities and services in the Parish of Tong and Laisterdyke.
    • If you have given consent, to allow the use of any photographs or videos in which you appear, taken at events, activities and services in the Parish of Tong and Laisterdyke, for the purposes of display, publication or other purposes. This might include (but is not limited to), the right to use them in printed and online publicity, social media and funding applications.
    • 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);

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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 keep you informed about parish events.
    • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can use photographs or videos of the data subject for the purposes of display, publication or other purposes.
    • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid; creating and maintaining the electoral roll; under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
    • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a religious aim provided: -
      • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and 
      • 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 in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent. Personal data that has been provided to us on the electoral roll application form will be shared with the institutional Church of England and with the general public.


6. How long do we keep your personal data[1]?
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 while it is still current(and a name and address list of historic Electoral Rolls for reference); gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 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 Tong and Laisterdyke holds about you; 
    • The right to request that the PCC of Tong and Laisterdyke 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 Tong and Laisterdyke 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.


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 Vicar, Gary Hodgson at Gary.Hodgson@leeds.anglican.orgor on 01274 682100. 

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.


[1]Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: -