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Under Data Protection legislation the charity Trustees of Swanton Abbott Community Chapel are the Data Controllers, and one of our Leadership Team acts as our Data Protection Officer.

We only use personal information for the purpose(s) for which it was collected or as otherwise required by law. Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest.

This may include:

  • Registering for an event

  • Maintaining contact with you about events within the church

  • Church Administration including rotas you may serve on or for gift aid purposes

  • To provide pastoral support

Your name and contact details will be entered into our church database which is held on the church office computer which is password protected and accessed only by the Church leaders.  Your contact details will be removed from the database once you are no longer attending our church regularly – unless you ask to remain as one of our “church friends”. You can ask for your details to be removed at any time.

To enable us to provide adequate pastoral support to you and your family, one of the Leadership Team may record information, which may be regarded as sensitive. This information will be stored (in password-protected documents) on a church computer but the password will only be known by the Church leaders.  This information will NOT be disclosed to anyone else without your consent.

You have the right to ask to see any information we hold about you (including the pastoral support information) by submitting a ‘Subject Access Request’ to the Trustees. You also have the right to ask for information, which you believe to be incorrect to be rectified.

If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please speak to our Church leaders responsible for Data Protection. If you are still unhappy, you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.



We are committed to Safeguarding Children, Young People, and Vulnerable Adults.  Details of our safeguarding policy can be requested.

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