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This Page contains details of our:

  • Website Content Policy;
  • Data Protection Policy;
  • Consent documentation for St Francis’ Church to hold and manage your personal data.

Details of our Safeguarding Policy and related documents may be found on our Safeguarding Page.


Website Content Policy

St Francis Church website adheres to these guidelines for website content.

Photographs of Children

Where photographs are used when a child is identifiable, written consent has been obtained from their parent or guardian.  Photographs of children are used without consent only where individuals can not be identified (e.g. they are viewed from a distance).

Photographs used always show children appropriately dressed.

Names of children are not shown in photographs or included in any accompanying text.

Personal details of children such as home addresses, e mail addresses and telephone numbers, are never included.

Photographs of Adults

Photographs showing adults in group situations or where individuals are unidentifiable are used without seeking consent from those individuals involved.  They will be removed however upon request by an individual involved.

Images of identifiable individuals are not used if individuals have expressly requested that their images should not be used.  Images will be removed upon request by the individual concerned.

Names, Addresses and Contact Details

Personal details are only displayed where consent has been given.  Details will be removed upon request by the individual concerned.

Uncensored Web Content

Pages where content can be added by others are regularly reviewed to ensure no unsuitable material gets posted.  We reserve the right to remove these features if they are abused in any way.


Data Protection

At St. Francis’ Church, Valley Park, we are mindful of our obligations towards personal data.  If you make contact with St Francis’ Church we will need to store your name, contact details and other personal data you give us, in order to administer your Baptism, Wedding, Funeral, pastoral needs, financial gifts, membership of the church congregation, business dealings or other contact or involvement with us.

We may also need to use your data to contact you about these, and about other Church matters and events.  We aim to fulfill the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulations 2018, and are reviewing our policies and procedures as part of that obligation.


The Church Councils (PCC & ECC) of St Francis’, Valley Park Single Congregation Local Ecumenical Partnership.

  1.  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”).

  1. Who are we?

St. Francis’ Church Council is the data controller (contact details below).  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

  1. How do we process your personal data?

St. Francis’ Church Council 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 our Church and its mission and ministry;
  • To manage our employees and volunteers;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at St Francis’;
  • To share your contact details with the Diocesan office, and/or the offices of the Denominations participating in our LEP so they can keep you informed about news in the Anglican diocese, Methodist district, URC province and events, activities and services that will be occurring in these areas and in which you may be interested.
  1. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and keep you informed about diocesan events.
  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: –
    • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
    • there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.
  1. 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.

  1. How long do we keep your personal data[1]?

We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].

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

  1. 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: –

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the St. Francis’ Church Council holds about you;
  • The right to request that St. Francis’ Church Council corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the St. Francis’ Church Council to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means];
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics];
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
  1. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

  1. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Parish Administrator at St. Francis’ Church, Pilgrim’s Close, Valley Park, Chandler’s Ford, EASTLEIGH, Hants.  SO53 4ST.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

[1]   Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: – https://www.churchofengland.org/more/libraries-and-archives/records-management-guides

St. Francis’ Church, Valley Park.
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Consent for St Francis’ Church to hold, manage and use your Personal Data:

In order to confirm your consent for us to hold, manage and use your personal data, please download and complete this Full Data Consent Form 2018 – 27-04-18 and e-mail it to  sfvp91@btconnect.com.