Privacy Policy for Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall

Privacy Policy for Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall

Privacy Policy


We understand and appreciate that everyone has the right to know what personal information is being used and stored by us at Helions Bumpstead Hall, and we will use and store this date lawfully and in line with the General Data Protection Regulation Act which came into force in May 2018.

Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall is a small local church. We are a group of Christians working together to share the Word of God, meeting according to principles of the Bible. We do not have a central office, IT system or email address. In the framework of data protection, Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall is a non-profit body which exists for religious purposes and is exempt from registration with the ICO, according to their own guidance. More information about Our History, Who we are and what we believe can be found here.

The Bible stresses the importance of good stewardship (1 Corinthians 4.2) – looking after what has been entrusted to one’s care – and this would extend to looking after data we hold about you or your children. In addition, we always seek to comply with the law and adopt good practice in the way we use and hold data.

Your Data

In order to fulfill our obligations in safeguarding those who come to the events and activities organised by Helions Bumpstead Gospel Hall, we are required to collect certain information or personal data. We ONLY collect the minimum required to ensure safety of those who attend the events and activities. The data we collect will vary depending on the level of supervision required for those attending. For example, for an adult attending a gospel tea, it may only be a telephone number so we can tell them of the next gospel tea, however for a child attending explorers, who is left in our care, we will require contact information in case of emergency along with the child’s name.

We have a safeguarding policy, which is available to download in the menus. Section 5.2 not only details the information and records we keep, but also how long we will keep that data for.

We will not be selling your data to any third parties, neither will this data be transferred outside of the United Kingdom.

4.          What rights do you have?

  1. We recognise that individuals on whom we hold data, have a right under data protection legislation to be informed and that is why we have written this policy. If after reading the policy you still have questions, you can contact us for further clarification.
  2. Individuals also have the right to withdraw their consent and to ask to be removed and erased from our records if they no longer wish to be contacted in the future. Under these circumstances we would erase the relevant data as we no longer have a lawful basis for processing, storing and using it.
  3. In most other cases, we would not erase data on request where we have a legitimate interest for storing it. For instance, we cannot maintain our duty of care for a child if we do not store information provided to us about allergies. Even if a child is withdrawn from activities, we would retain this information in accordance with section 5.2 of our Safeguarding Policy.
  4. Individuals may request details of what data we have stored for them or their children/dependents and should help us to rectify any details which are incorrect.


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How We Use Cookies

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Disabling Cookies

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More Information

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Email: [email protected] or use the contact form

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