Data Protection and Privacy Notice 
May 2018

 

Revelation Family Church, its projects and services (including City Angels and other community projects and initiatives) uses personal data about living individuals for the purpose of general church and project administration and communication.

 

The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation 2016/679 (the “GDPR”) and Revelation Family Church fully endorses and adheres to the eight principles of the GDPR. These principles specify the legal conditions that must be satisfied in relation to obtaining, handling, processing, transportation and storage of personal data. Employees and any others who obtain, handle, process, transport and store personal data for Revelation Family Church must adhere to these principles.

 

THE PRINCIPLES OF GDPR

The principles require that personal data shall:

 

  1. Be processed fairly and lawfully and shall not be processed unless certain conditions are met.
  2. Be obtained for a specified and lawful purpose and shall not be processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose.
  3. Be adequate, relevant and not excessive for those purposes.
  4. Be accurate and where necessary, kept up to date.
  5. Not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose.
  6. Be processed in accordance with the data subject’s rights.
  7. Be kept secure from unauthorised or unlawful processing and protected against accidental loss, destruction or damage by using the appropriate technical and organisational measures.
  8. Not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area, unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection for the rights and freedoms of data subjects in relation to the processing of personal data. 

 

HOW WE COLLECT AND HOLD INFORMATION ABOUT YOU

We collect personal information each time you are in contact with us. For example, when you: 

  • Visit our website
  • Register your details and your family details on a Get Connected card
  • Make a donation, by completing a Gift Aid offering envelope or via electronic means
  • Register for church events, such as a conference, course or trip
  • Provide your contact details, in writing or orally, to church staff or volunteers
  • Purchase goods or services, including when you provide credit or debit card details
  • Attend church services or participate in other church activities
  • Communicate with the church by means such as email, letter or telephone
  • Have face to face meetings with staff and volunteers
  • Access social media platforms such as Facebook, YouTube, WhatsApp, Twitter and Instagram

 

Any personal data we hold will be treated as strictly confidential, will be for a specific reason and have a valid lawful basis. We do not hold data on you gathered from other sources and we do not use data to build a profile of you. Here are the most common examples of which lawful basis we use for the types of data we hold:

 

❖    Consent – this is when you choose to give us your data for a specific purpose such as receiving promotional emails, taking images or accepting cookies on our website. It may also include device information and IP addresses. This commonly includes your name and email address or other contact details. We may also collect sensitive data such as medical information on children/youth consent forms.

❖     Contract – this is when you enter into an agreement with us where we provide you with a service. This includes when you sign up for an event, register with our children and youth groups (Spark, Fire, Shockwave, Soulfire and Heatwave Playscheme) and also employment contracts with our staff. Data we hold will be relevant to the contract and might include contact details, date of birth, age, gender, family and next of kin, National Insurance number, DBS check and references, for the purpose of fulfilling the contract.

❖     Legal Obligation – this is when we hold your data to comply with the law and statutory requirements such as retaining financial transactions, employment, accident and safeguarding records, among others.

❖     Legitimate Interests – this is when we hold your data to carry out the general purposes of the church. Common examples include communicating with church members, providing services and advice, coordinating volunteers or statistical analysis and reporting. Data might include contact details, date of birth, age, gender, DBS check, attendance information, financial donations and sometimes school. We may also hold certain Special Category Data on individuals such as their religion under the legitimate activities condition (d) in Article 9 of the GDPR.

 

HOW WE USE YOUR PERSONAL INFORMATION

Revelation Family Church will use your data for the following purposes:

  • To enable us to provide a service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution
  • The day-to-day administration of the church and its projects, e.g. managing membership records, preparing ministry rotas, maintaining financial records, managing employees and volunteers
  • To provide pastoral care to Revelation Family Church members, including calls and visits 
  • To operate the Revelation Family Church web site and social media accounts and deliver the services that individuals have requested
  • To inform individuals of news, events, activities, resources and services
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of Gift Aid applications)
  • To conduct surveys and research, helping us to evaluate our activities and services

WHO SEES YOUR INFORMATION

The information we collect will be used exclusively within Revelation Family Church and its projects for the purposes it was obtained for. Only specific individuals authorised by the church can access your information. We do not pass any of your personal information to other organisations and/or individuals without your express consent.

 

COOKIES

A cookie is a small text file generated by a server and placed on a user's device when they visit a website. The cookie contains information set by the server and works like an identification card, telling the website when a user has returned. If you do not wish to receive cookies, you should ensure that your web browser is set to not accept cookies. Please note that if you disable cookies, some services or website functionality may not be available. For further information about cookies and how to disable them please go to aboutcookies.org

We use essential cookies that are required for the operation of our website, including cookies that enable you to log into secure areas of our website, and to use online forms. We also use analytical cookies that allow us to see how many people visit our website and how visitors move around the website when they are using it.

 

HOW LONG WE KEEP YOUR INFORMATION

We keep your personal data for no longer than reasonably necessary, for as long as you remain a member of Revelation Family Church or connected to its events, or for longer periods in compliance with our Finance Policy and/or Safeguarding Policy.

Examples of data we keep for longer periods include: 

 

  • Financial transactions and Gift Aid declarations, held for six years
  • Childcare records, held until the child reaches the age of 21.
  • Accident records, held for three years after last recorded date 
  • Employment records, held up to six years after employment ceases

 

FURTHER PROCESSING

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Privacy 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.

 

VIEWING, UPDATING OR ERASING YOUR INFORMATION

❖     You can change your details and preferences by contacting us by mail, phone or email using the contact details below, or you can unsubscribe from our regular emails at any time by using the 'unsubscribe' link on the email you have received.

❖     You have a right to request that your personal data is erased. This applies in certain circumstances usually where the lawful basis of the data we hold is by your consent, or it is no longer necessary for us to hold it (for example, you came to an event but no longer want to hear from us).

❖     You may request the full details of any information we hold about you by submitting a written request to our data protection officer on the details below.

 

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Operations Manager of Revelation Family Church. If personal details are inaccurate, they can be amended upon request.

 

FAO Operations Manager

Revelation Family Church

PO Box 58

Chichester

PO19 8UD

 

Email:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Phone: 01243 531898

 

As you may recall a group of eight friends from Revelation Family Church went to Mumbai, India last summer. We had an amazing time together exploring one of the most densely populated cities on our planet. One in every 250 people alive today on the planet lives in Mumbai! It is the 5thmost populated city on the planet. 

One of the highlights for me during those ten days was spending time in the Malvani District of Mumbai. We got to visit a group of schools educating thousands of children from the slums. Another highlight was joining Covenant Blessing Church for a couple of Sundays to worship during our stay. The church is a truly inspiring place to be. 

Pastor Basil and Cathy D’Souza are currently on a break in the UK and we are thrilled that they are very briefly passing through Chichester to say hello. If you wish to meet them we would encourage you to come to our Evening Gathering this Sunday 20thMay, 6.30pm at the Family Centre. They are amazing people living in an amazing place doing amazing things to help people trapped in extreme poverty, and there is no doubt that you will be inspired by them.

 

Click here to watch Phil's video with some helpful pointers and questions to help us really reflect on the teaching from last Sunday, in preparation for next week.

 

 

What is IF?

IF is a ministry that has grown out of America across the world and is a tool for churches to use to gather, equip and unleash women whilst asking the question “If God is real, then what?”

The tools they provide are;

IF:Gathering - a yearly conference that can be experienced locally through live stream of video.

IF:equip - a weekday Bible reading and reflection.

IF:table - question prompts for women to meet once a month round the table to go deeper in their conversations around life and faith.

You can find out more about IF by clicking here.

 

 

IF:Chichester

IF:Gathering encourages women who are connected with a church to gather women in their local context.  IF:Chichester is led by Lou Moore and a group of gifted and passionate volunteers.

We want to be women who live knowing God is real and His word is true, women who show up authentically and are ready to hear and be obedient to God's transforming word whilst cheering each other on as we run our race.  We want to be women who are equipped with God's word and unleashed to be all who God has call us to be in our churches, workplaces and families. IF:Chichester is not about numbers and building big events but about providing space and encouragement for women to live lives obedient to God. 

We gather for termly brunches and will be joining together for IF:Gathering 2018 on 27-28th April in St Paul’s Chichester. Tickets can be purchased here.

We also have a private group on Facebook (click here) which is a great place to find out more information about upcoming events, as well as to connect with others on their journey of faith in Jesus.

We would love for you to join us! All women are welcome, from every denomination and background. Please contact Lou Moore if you would like to know more (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.)

 

 

City Angels is FIVE years old!

 

We're thrilled at the success and transformation we have seen through this project and are excited about the future developments and ongoing partnerships across the city.

 

 

Please click here to see our Five Year City Angels Report.

 
 
Some words from Roger on God's History as part of Living the Woven Cord series in the run up to Easter. Click here to listen to last week's talk by Roger (Part 1 of the series).
 
God is Trinity and the beautiful, relational unity and love expressed within the divine three in oneness show us the way in life. That the God of power and creation expresses his true nature in suffering, humility and selflessness (incarnation, cross) and his glorious and loving power through resurrection and ascension (salvation, rescue of humanity) is truly incredible.
 
The Father and Spirit release the Son to go. The Trinity changes forever as the Son is ‘made flesh’. The Son who created all things limits and humbles himself ‘becoming human’ to reach out and save.
 
On the Cross, God experiences death. The Father suffering the heartbreak of letting the Son go, suffers in and with Jesus on the Cross. Jesus suffers separation from the Father and the Spirit as he is overtaken and overwhelmed by all the evil and sin that ever has been and ever would be. The Spirit hovers, sustaining the whole of the earth, able to rescue the Son in an instant, yet holding back, sharing the desolation of the Father, the alienation of the Son and together with the Father and Son experiencing a loneliness, separation and darkness. All this to break the chains of death, sin and evil around creation and humanity once and for all. Jesus liberates humanity from slavery by paying the price of our redemption. In this act Father, Son and Spirit are total participants, in different ways,  showing an unwavering love and sacrificial commitment to humanity.
 
God, the Trinity held through the darkness, knowing that in the resurrection he would again show his power, the Father and Spirit raising the Son who has now destroyed sin and evil. Once again they would be restored and together but never the same. Jesus then ascends in bodily form to the right hand of God, alongside the Father, taking our humanity with him. Our lives can now be truly ‘hidden with Christ in God’. The glory of humanity, lost in Adam, now restored in the second Adam. The Spirit is now released on all humanity and the drama of God’s salvation enters its final act. We are now part of the adventure and cast, shaping the flow and detail of the plot as it heads towards it’s predestined conclusion.

Data Officer

Life Centre – Supporting Survivors of rape and sexual abuse
Salary - £6,864 pa (already pro-rated) for 12 hours work per week 
(4 hours Saturday morning and 8 hrs, 3-7pm 2 days during the week)

 

Life Centre is a Reg Charity (No 1127779) with a Christian foundation, providing specialist therapeutic services to survivors of sexual violation: www.lifecentre.uk.com.
We are looking for a self-motivated and organised individual to manage and keep up to date the centre’s database. Successful candidates will need to have experience in working on databases, good word & excel skills in order to produce reports on service level statistics for trustees and fundraisers as requested, good attention to detail is essential. The Data officer will also welcome clients on arrival, so a warm and friendly manner is essential.

Due to the nature of the support Lifecentre provides for female clients, the Data Officer must be female. This criterion is justified under the Sex Discrimination Act 1975.   Lifecentre is an equal opportunities employer. 

For an Application Pack, please email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or telephone on: 01243-786349. Download the job description here:-
www.lifecentre.uk.com/word_docs/Data_Officer_JD_2016.doc 
and the job application form here:- 
www.lifecentre.uk.com/word_docs/Application_form_data_officer.doc

Closing date for applications: 5th August 2016
Interviews:  10th August 2016