Information Security

Privacy Policy

The Diocese of Shrewsbury (the “Diocese”) is a charity registered with the Charity Commission in England and Wales. Our charity number is 234025 and our registered address is 2 Park Road South, Prenton, Wirral CH43 4UX. In this Notice, references to “we” and “us” mean the Diocese.

When you provide us with Personal Data in order to engage with us and/or benefit from our activities, we will keep a record of the data you give to us in order to enable us to comply with our statutory obligations and to achieve our charitable objects of advancing and maintaining the Roman Catholic religion through the operation of our parishes and our other activities.

For the purpose of the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/279 (GDPR), the Diocese through its Trustees will be a Data Controller in respect of your Personal Data. In some cases, the Diocese may be a joint Data Controller of your Personal Data (e.g. where your data is shared between the Diocese and another organisation for a particular purpose, for example a school or another Diocese). Please be aware that our parishes form part of the Diocese and are not separate legal entities. Parishes are not Data Controllers nor do they process Personal Data on behalf of the Diocese as a Data Processor.

The Privacy Notice can be seen in full – click here -> Diocese of Shrewsbury Privacy Notice

How we process your data

If you supply your name, email address or any other personal information via a form on this website or contact us directly by email, telephone or letter, we agree that it will be fairly and lawfully processed.

We will keep your details until your communication has been processed in its entirety, usually within twelve months of receipt. We may store data for longer (within the limits of the UK Data Protection legislation) – if so, we will inform you before we collect the data which will be processed in line with your rights.

Website information

We record certain information about every web page that is viewed on this site. This information is used for system administration, tracking errors and for producing usage statistics. The logged information may be kept indefinitely and is not shared with any third party, except if required by law. Summary statistics are extracted from this data and some of these may be made publicly available, but those that are do not include information from which individuals could be identified.

This web site may use cookies – small files which can be placed on your computer by web servers when you visit certain sites. These files may contain information such as IDs and passwords, personal information or preferences. During your visit, the webserver can access these files to help personalise pages. We only use cookies to track which pages you visit on this site. If you are concerned about privacy, you may set up your browser not to accept cookies, or you can delete them from your hard drive once you leave the section – but your browsing experience on this website may be diminished.

[08 June 2018 c]