The Parish of Kilternan, Church of Ireland

Your personal data – what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can
be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s
possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed
by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

Who are we?
The Parish of Kilternan, Church of Ireland is the data controller (contact details below). This means
it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

How do we process your personal data?
The Parish of Kilternan, Church of Ireland complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by
keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or
retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised
access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect
personal data.
We use your personal data for the following purposes: To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular

  • geographical area as specified in our constitution;
  • To administer membership records;
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the church;
  • To manage our employees and volunteers;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid
  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running in Kilternan Parish

What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other
members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes
connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with
your consent.

How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out within Irish Data Protection Legislation,
details of which can be found here( and in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website here

Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: –