Privacy Policy

The Beaminster Area Team respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This notice informs you as to how we use your personal data and tells you about your privacy rights.

Who we are

Beaminster Area Team compromises 15 churches within 12 parishes. Each church is its own data controller and as such has produced its own privacy notice. This notice refers to the Team as a whole, its website and social media accounts, its Team News magazine and to the Church Office.

Third Party Links

The Beaminster Area Team website may include links to third party websites, plug-ins and applications. Clicking on those links may allow third parties to collect or share data about you. Beaminster Area Team is not responsible for these third party websites or their privacy statements.

Data we collect

Personal data, or personal information, means any information about an individual from which a person can be identified.

We may collect, use, store and transfer the following data within the Beaminster Area Team:

  • Identity data – first and last name.
  • Contact data – email and postal addresses and telephone numbers.
  • Financial data – bank account details for payment to/from you.

Purposes for which we may use your data

Beaminster Area Team collects and processes information so that we can:

  • Manage, administer and promote the work and life of our churches.
  • Administer financial transactions and donations.
  • Manage our website and social media accounts.
  • Manage our staff and volunteers.
  • To comply with legal or regulatory obligations.

We will only use your personal data for the purposes for which we collect it or with your consent.

Data storage

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary to fulfil the purpose(s) it was collected for and in line with the Church of England’s regulations concerning record keeping.

All data will be stored and destroyed securely.

Your legal rights

You have the right to:

Request access to the personal data we hold for you.
Request erasure of your personal data.
Withdraw consent at any time.

To exercise any of these rights, or in the case of any query or complaint, please contact in the first instance the data protection lead for the Beaminster Area Team.

Mrs Anne Woodward – Team Administrator
Church Office
8 Hogshill Street

Tel 01308 862320