Last Updated: 27 06 2018

Christian Life Church Privacy Policy

Christian Life Church is committed to protecting your privacy. This privacy policy explains how we use any personal information we collect about you when you use our website, or request to receive information in connection with our church family. Our named data protection lead is Margaret Upstone, who can be contacted regarding any queries about this policy by emailing

Our privacy policy is divided into the following sections:

  • What information do we collect about you?
  • How will we use that information about you?
  • Sharing your information
  • How long will we keep your data?
  • Your rights
  • Requesting access to, updating & removing your data
  • Complaints
  • Cookies
  • Changes to our privacy policy
  • How to contact us

What information do we collect about you?

We collect information about you when you submit an on-line enquiry, provide your details requesting further information, give financially to the charity or request to join our mailing list.

We may also collect your data in the form of images and audio on our live stream of services, if you stand within the parameters of the camera or use the microphone.

For children and youth, we hold current and relevant consent forms.

How will we use that information about you?

We initially collect information about you to process your enquiry, communicate with you or process your giving. We may then use your information to provide you with any service(s) we have agreed with you and keep you informed. This information will be kept securely.

Sharing your information

We will not normally share any information we hold about you with others without your prior consent unless one of the following exceptions apply. Information may be shared between CLC staff or with authorised volunteers in order to effectively provide services to you. We may disclose information we hold about you if:

  • We feel there is a legitimate reason for us to do so. E.g. if you have requested to join a group
  • It is necessary for law enforcement or similar purposes e.g. to paramedics if a life is in danger
  • It is a necessary part of providing you with our service(s) or contacting you as a member, donor or customer – for example, by using a third party mailing house to process our communications
  • It is a necessary part of ensuring we comply with our legal obligations as a data controller – for example, sending information to HMRC for gift aid purpose, or marriage records

Third parties we may share your data with based on these reasons are:

  • HMRC
  • MailChimp
  • Dropbox

How long will we keep your data?

We will retain your information for as long as you are registered with us as interested in or using our services. You may request at any time for your information to be removed from our database or to change the way you are contacted (see Requesting access to, updating & removing your data section below). Even if your information is removed from our database, some personal data will continue to be archived in line with HMRC or other legal regulations, or to continue providing you with a service you are currently using.

Your rights

As an individual, you have control over what information we hold about you, how it is used, and whether you are happy for us to keep it. General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) states that you have:

  • The right to be informed – to know what information we collect about you and why. This Privacy Policy is in response to this right.
  • The right of access – to see what information we hold about you and to verify the lawfulness of our processing of your data
  • The right to rectification – to rectify the information we hold if it is incomplete or inaccurate
  • The right to erasure – “to be forgotten”; to have your information removed
  • The right to restrict processing – to change the way in which we use your data
  • The right to data portability – to obtain your information in order to transfer it to another service or organisation
  • The right to object; and – to object to the way in which we are using your data
  • The right not to be subjected to automatic decision making including profiling – to have your information removed from any databases subject to automatic decision making processes

To exercise any of your rights regarding your personal information, please contact the data lead on .

Requesting access to, updating & removing your data

You have the right to request details of all the information we hold about you. To do this, you should email us on  . In order to fulfil your request, we will need you to verify your identity. There is no charge for this, however, if you are making multiple requests for the same information, we retain the right to charge an administration fee. We will respond to your request within 1 month, unless clarification is required.

You also have the right to ask us to update your information or have it removed from our database. This can be done using the same process as above.


In the first instance, we would ask that all complaints regarding the handling of your data be sent directly to our data officer via email to , or in writing to Data Lead, Christian Life Church, 4 Manor Lane, Shipley BD18 3EA.

If you feel your complaint has not been handled appropriately, you can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO).


Certain parts of our website use cookies. Cookies are text files placed on our computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. This information is used to track visitor use of the website and produce statistical reports. For more information about cookies visit

You can set your browser not to accept cookies, however, a few features of our website may not work correctly as a result.

Changes to our privacy policy

We keep our privacy policy under regular review and we will place any updates on this webpage. This privacy policy was last updated on 10 May 2018.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you.

Data Lead

Christian Life Church

4 Manor Lane


BD18 3EA

For more information about your legal rights in relation to the information we hold about you, please visit the Information Commissioner’s Office at

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