Data Protection and Privacy

EU Data Protection

Your privacy is very important to us, at the forefront of everything we do, and we are committed to managing data transparently and lawfully.

Data Mining - a 21st Century goldrush?

Regulations came onto force throughout Europe back in 2018. The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR – or RGPD in French) is the first pan-European measure aimed at ensuring a consistent level of security in all organisations that hold personal data.


From an individuals point of view, the main advantages of the legislation are:

a) We have a right to know exactly what personal data is being held.

b) We must be asked how that data may be used.

c) Organisations have to be able to demonstrate how they are ensuring the security of the data they hold.


Personal data is defined as any information about a living individual which is capable of identifying that individual. This would include such information as name, address, email address, phone number, photo, bank details etc. Any database containing two or more of these pieces of information would be of interest to those involved in identity theft. So, even your own address book, be it electronic or paper, has a potential value!


In our Chaplaincy we store information in different ways and for many reasons. We strive to be compliant with legislation, in protecting your personal data.