Our Privacy Commitment
St.Luke’s Millwall is committed to protecting the privacy of all involved in church attendance, mid-week groups, children’s activities, volunteering, and community outreach. The personal information you share with St.Luke’s Millwall will be used to support the administration and management of ministries, delivery of services and community events, and maintaining programmes offered by St.Luke’s Millwall. We protect the personal information and adhere to all legislative requirements with respect to protecting privacy.
Why Does St.Luke’s Millwall Gather Personal Information?
Personal information is any information that identifies you as an individual. St.Luke’s Millwall collects personal information for a variety of purposes, such as:
- Electoral Roll registration and listings;
- ChurchSuite contact list
- Volunteer and leadership development;
- Programme and service registration, administration and delivery, including rotas;
- Community outreach and development
- Pastoral and prayer support; and
- Church administration (financial giving, church weekend away, etc.)
How Does St.Luke’s Millwall ensure privacy protections?
We collect, use and disclose personal information only for the purposes that a reasonable person would consider appropriate for the administration and management of a church organization.
Access to your personal information is on a “need to know” basis. We inform our church personnel and volunteers of the importance of protecting your personal information. We will also advise all church volunteers that personal information obtained during their service cannot be used for any purposes other than authorized church ministry.
We will maintain adequate physical, procedural and electronic security with respect to offices and information storage facilities (e.g. filing cabinets, password-protected ChurchSuite) so as to protect personal information against such risks as unauthorized access, use, disclosure or destruction.
Access to information regarding your financial giving to St.Luke’s Millwall is restricted to: the church volunteers who collect and count the offerings; the Priest-in-Charge who works with the Church Treasurer; the Church Treasurer who handles the records; Stewardship which deals with GiftAid.
You have the right to request access to information about your financialgiving. However, you do not have the right to access financial giving information to other identifiable St.Luke’s Millwall members without their written consent. You may access aggregate financial giving information not linked to an identifiable member. All requests for access must be submitted to the Church office and we will endeavour to respond to your access request as soon as possible.
Financial Giving Information
We encourage our members to share their prayer requests so that we as a church may pray together. We recognize some of the requests are sensitive and very personal. We will ensure that the personal information used in weekly prayers be limited only to the amount necessary.
We will carefully review the purpose and need before posting personal information on our church website. If personal information is posted, we will limit the amount of personal information to that which is necessary.
St.Luke’s Millwall Website
If you have any questions or would like to review your personal information, please contact our church administrator.
We take our responsibility to respect and protect your personal information seriously. As part of our commitment to privacy, the Church Council has agreed for an individual to serve as the church’s Data Protection Officer to ensure compliance with this policy and with appropriate privacy legislation.