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Grace Baptist Church, Southport Privacy Notice


How Grace Baptist Church, Southport (“we”) use your information

Your privacy is important to us.  We are committed to safeguarding the privacy of your information.

It is important that you read this privacy notice together with any other privacy notice we may provide on specific occasions when we are collecting or processing personal data about you so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.


Data Controller

Grace Baptist Church is the data controller and responsible for your personal data.


Why are we collecting your data?

We collect personal data to provide appropriate pastoral care, to monitor and assess the quality of our services, to fulfil our purposes as a church and to comply with the law. In legal terms this is called ‘legitimate interests’. When it is required, we may also ask you for your consent to process your data. We do not share your information with others except as described in this notice.


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

  • Personal information (such as name, telephone number, address and email address)
  • Characteristics (such as gender, ethnicity, language, nationality, country of birth)
  • Special categories of personal data (such as your religious beliefs)


Storing your data

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purposes we collected it for, including for the purposes of satisfying any legal, accounting or reporting requirements.

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.  Details of retention periods are available in our retention policy which you can request by contacting us at

We will contact you annually to check that the information we are holding is accurate and that you agree to us holding it.


Security of your data

We have put in place appropriate security measures to prevent your personal data from being accidentally lost, used or accessed in an unauthorised way, altered or disclosed.  In addition, we limit access to your personal data to those employees or trustees who need to know.  They will only process your personal data on our instructions.

We have put in place procedures to deal with any suspected personal data breach and will notify you and the ICO where we are legally required to do so.


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 contact Sam Cobley

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.

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 Sam Cobley

If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office at



If you would like to discuss anything in this privacy notice, please contact:

Data Protection Assistant, Sam Cobley

Data Protection Exectutive, Nathan Ward


Guest Internet and Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy

Guest Internet and Wi-Fi Acceptable Use Policy

Grace Baptist Church, Southport (GBCS) permits free use of the church Wi-Fi network during group meetings and activities on the premises. GBCS has a policy for the use of this Wi-Fi access whereby all users must ensure that they:

  • Comply with current legislation
  • Use the Internet in an acceptable way
  • Do not cause the name or reputation of GBCS to fall into disrepute


GBCS accepts that the use of the Internet is a valuable tool. However, misuse of this facility can have a negative impact upon the reputation and work of the church. Therefore, the church reserves the right to monitor the volume of network traffic, together with the Internet websites visited.

Unacceptable Behaviour

  • Visiting Internet sites that contain obscene, hateful, pornographic, or illegal material
  • Using a computer to perpetrate any form of fraud; or software, film, or music piracy
  • Using the Internet to send offensive or harassing material to other users
  • Downloading commercial software or any copyrighted materials belonging to third parties, unless this download is covered or permitted under a commercial agreement or other such license
  • Publishing defamatory and/or knowingly false material on social networking sites, blogs, online journals, Wikis, or any other online publishing format
  • Revealing confidential information in a personal online posting, upload, or transmission
  • Undertaking deliberate activities that waste network resources, including remote or direct transmission of spam emails and messages


Where it is believed that a user has failed to comply with this policy, access to the Wi-Fi network will be revoked. If this failure to comply should only come to GBCS’ attention after the user’s departure, GBCS reserve the right to refuse access to the service on their next visit.


A copy of this policy can be found at:



This information is correct as of 17.07.16


Security Policy


This Privacy Policy sets out how Grace Baptist Church Southport uses and protects any information that you give us when you use this website.

It also explains about Cookies.

We are committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

We may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy is effective from: January 2013.

What We Collect

When you visit this site, your IP address is recorded. We use your IP address to help diagnose problems with our server and to administer our website by creating statistical reports and tracking errors. Your IP address is used to help identify you when you buy and to gather broad demographic identification that will not be tied to your identity.

We ask for personal information only when you enquire about us using the enquiry form. The types of personal information that may be collected on these pages are: name, mailing address, e-mail address, and phone number.


This site also uses “cookies”, certain bits of information that are deposited on your computer when you visit this site and sent back to this site when you visit again. Cookies give us information about how many people visit certain pages on the site.

As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.

We also use cookies if you are a registered site member so you don’t have to re-enter your login address or password each time you return to our site. In certain instances, we also use cookies to track the area of the site that you are on when you register as a user. If you do not have cookies enabled, you can still use our site, but you will have to log in each time you return to the site.

How We Use Information

We use your information to provide requested information and services to you and to help ensure that the information we provide to you is relevant to your specific needs.

We use email addresses to send you the Alerts or newsletters you’ve requested, to answer the email we receive and to communicate with you about facilities which you have told us you would be interested in hearing about.

Changes in this Privacy Statement

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes to this privacy statement on the home page and other places we deem appropriate so that you are aware of what information we collect, how we use it, and under what circumstances, if any, we disclose it.

We reserve the right to modify this privacy statement at any time, so please review it frequently. If we make material changes to this policy, we will notify you here, by email, or by means of a notice on our home page.

Legal Disclaimer

We reserve the right to disclose your personally identifiable information as required by law and when we believe that disclosure is necessary to protect our rights and/or to comply with a judicial proceeding, court order, or legal process served on our website.


Grace Baptist Church Southport is committed to protecting the security of your personal information. We use a variety of security technologies and procedures to help protect your personal information from unauthorized access, use, or disclosure.

Contact Information

If users have any questions or suggestions regarding our privacy policy, please contact:

Grace Baptist Church
40 Market Street
Telephone: 01704-531751