New Covenant Church Bermondsey

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 New Covenant Church Bermondsey 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?

New Covenant Church Bermondsey 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:

To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a geographical area as specified in The Blue Book which details what we believe as a church, our aims and objectives, and how far we have managed to structure and organize ourselves to fully conform to the vision of a New Testament Church. It is about our guiding principles and practices.; 

• 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);To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at New Covenant Church;
• To share your contact details with the New Covenant Church UK so they can keep you informed about news in the UK and Globally and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the UK and in which you may be interested.

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 New Covenant Church events.

Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or 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 do not share your data with third parties and if we need to, we will not share your data with third parties outside of the church with your consent.

      6. How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep data in accordance with the industry best practises and legal obligation.

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current and up to the first anniversary of a members/staff formal cessation of fellowship/employment; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and church 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 New Covenant Church Bermondsey holds about you; 
• The right to request that New Covenant Church Bermondsey 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 New Covenant Church Bermondsey to retain such data;
• The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
• The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) 
• 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 object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable)
• 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 Protection 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 of complaints please in the first instance contact the Church Administrator, New Covenant Church Bermondsey, Address: 506-510 Old Kent Rd, London SE1 5BA. Phone: 020 7231 9817 Email:


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