The Christian Life Centre ("CLC") Data Privacy Statement

CLC is a charity registered in England (charity number 1097548) and located at 51a East Street, Horsham, West Sussex, RH12 1HR.

We comply with the General Data Protection Regulation 2016 (GDPR regulation 2016/679) as amended, and electronic communications will be made in accordance with the Privacy and Electronic Communications (EC Directive) Regulations 2003. We do not use cookies to collect data from our website.

The General Data Protection Regulation (“GDPR”) states explicitly that people have rights about data that refers to them. These rights are:

  • • Access to their data - the right of a person to see what we hold about them and how we use the data.
  • • Be informed about the use of their data – the right of a person to understand what we do with their data.
  • • Rectification of their data – the right of a person to have personal data amended if it is inaccurate or incomplete.
  • • Erasure of their data – the right of a person to ‘be forgotten’ if there is no compelling reason for us to keep their data.
  • • Restrict processing of their data – the right of a person to block or supress the processing of their data. In this case personal data may be stored but not processed, and simply not used for any purpose other than recording that the person exists.
  • • Portability of their data – this refers to electronic data and the ability of a person to request their data to be passed or not between computer systems or applications.
  • • Objections about the use of their data – the right of a person to object to the use of their data for normal processing (e.g. marketing).
  • • Automated decision making using their data – the right of a person to object to their data being used within any system that makes an automated decision without human intervention where the outcome would have a direct impact on the person. We do not have any automated systems, so this is not relevant to CLC.

In simple terms this means the following:

  • • CLC will only collect data that is necessary to fulfil our normal activities;
  • • CLC will only store data (manually and electronically) for as short a time as we absolutely need to;
  • • CLC will respond to a person’s request relating to any of the GDPR points above;
  • • CLC will hold your data securely (password protected computer environments and locked cabinets).

We collect and process the data that you may provide through contact you may have had with the church, supporting and giving to us and/or attending an event organised by us. The data will be deleted or destroyed securely adhering to our retention timescales.

Personal information we collect may include:

  • • Your full name and title
  • • Your date of birth
  • • Your postal address
  • • Your email address
  • • Your telephone number(s)

We may also collect and hold information; such as:

  • • Attendance of appointments and events
  • • Notes taken by us during the normal course of providing our pastoral care to you
  • • Contact preferences
  • • Donor and supporter information, including payment details and Gift Aid status, where applicable
  • • Details of correspondence sent to you or received from you
  • • Any other information which you have provided at the request of CLC

Depending on your relationship with CLC, and the preferences you have indicated, data we hold may be used by us to send you promotional, marketing or fundraising information by post, telephone or email. When we ask you to provide your personal information we will let you know why we are asking for it, and how we will use your data, by directing you towards this notice.

Some examples of our types of communications may include:

  • • Informing you of services or events related to CLC.
  • • News and updates about CLC, marketing or supporter newsletters.
  • • Other relevant communications based upon your relationship with CLC.

We understand that your personal information and privacy are very important to you and we will make every effort to ensure that the information you share with us is recorded accurately, retained securely and used only according to your wishes.

We will protect your personal information and adhere to all current data protection legislation with respect to protecting your privacy. We do not give out, sell or trade our mailing list with third parties.

The information you provide will be used primarily to keep you informed about the activities of CLC. Also, for those that have given permission, church members contact details will be available to view on the ‘members only’ church directory. If at any time you no longer wish to receive communications from us or you want us to change or delete information, simply tell us by email to or by writing to us at our address above.

This Privacy Statement was last updated in May 2018.


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