Privacy Policy



INTRODUCTION We are one of the evangelical churches in the North-West area. Although presently a small number of people, we are seeking to grow by following the guidance of the Holy Spirit under a Bible-based ministry. We believe in the power of prayer and understand that God alone is sovereign. Our Services are open to both young and old alike, from those exploring the Christian faith, to those who are established Christians. Together with another local church, we share the Christian foundation of our village school, which gives us the opportunity to link with young families. Charlesworth Independent Chapel, otherwise known as Top Chapel, is a Charitable Incorporated Organisation (CIO) registered with the Charity Commission with No. 1164434. The CIO was set up on 16 November 2015 and became active with effect from 1 January 2016 when it took over the assets and undertaking of the independent church established many years ago as an unincorporated association and known as Top Chapel or Charlesworth Congregational Church or Charlesworth Independent Chapel. The constitution of the CIO, updated in October 2017, sets out the Objects of the church and its basis of belief. The church is “a people of the Word”.

WHAT WE COLLECT AND WHAT WE DO WITH IT We use the information you give us to process donations or to keep you informed about our work. We will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation. We never pass on this information to any third party persons, companies or other organisations. We collect some or all of the following information: Your name and address, including postcode A contact telephone number (optional) Your email address The amount and frequency (if giving regularly) of your donation and any associated gift aid.
When you come to us in connection with a wedding or a funeral service we may collect further information in order better to meet your needs. No personally identifiable information is available to us from those accessing our website. Our website does not use cookies.

WHAT THE BASIS IS FOR OUR DATA PROCESSING Consent : If you provide us with any information for the first time, on or after 25TH May 2018, we will process your personal data on the basis of the consent you give us. You are free to change your preferences at any time by contacting us by telephone, post or email as shown in the section “PREFERENCES” below. Legitimate interest : If you are an existing supporter as at 25th May 2018 we may continue to contact you where you have previously given us your consent. We may also contact you where we have a legitimate interest to do so. For example, where you have previously attended our services we may continue to send you information about the work we do. Where you have previously expressed an interest in our work or have shown a potential to give to or pray for our work we will rely on our legitimate interest in order to collect the information as noted above in ‘WHAT DO WE COLLECT AND WHAT DO WE DO WITH IT”. Where you have previously asked us not to contact you in this way we will continue to respect your contact preferences. You can change your preferences at any time or object to us processing your data by contacting us by telephone, post or email as shown in the section “PREFERENCES” below.

HOW LONG WE KEEP INFORMATION We will keep your personal information only for as long as we consider it necessary to do so. However, our work is of a long term nature (Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever believes has eternal life – John 6:47 English Standard Version) and that is why we may keep your details for a considerable time. We take account of legal obligations and accounting and tax considerations as well as considering what would be reasonable in the circumstances. For example we will retain details of donations for 7 years to meet tax and accounting requirements.

We are not responsible for and accept no liability for the content or privacy practices of any linked website which is not owned and maintained by us. We encourage you to be aware when you leave our website to read the privacy statements of each and every website that collects personally identifiable information

PREFERENCES You may contact us: By telephone: 01457 852738 By post: Charlesworth Independent Chapel, Chapel Brow, Monks Road, Charlesworth, SK13 5HH By email: In order to – update/correct information about you – change the way we contact you – ascertain what information we hold about you – ask us to delete your information

UPDATES TO THIS POLICY We may update this policy from time to time and the updated version will be shown on the website. You will be deemed to accept the provisions of this policy as updated by continuing to access our website.

This policy was last updated on 24th September 2018.

Church Office: 01457 852738 (+44 instead of 0 if phoning from abroad)

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