Previously known as the Elim Christian Centre, Life Church is a growing church in the heart of the city. It houses a full-time day nursery and the building is utilised for ministry throughout the week.
About Our Policy
The information you provide will be held in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). We will do all we can to protect your privacy and to make sure any personal information you share with us is stored securely.
We value and respect everyone who connects with us. We aim to be as clear as possible about how and why we use information you give us. If your questions are not fully answered by the information below, please contact our data protection officer, who will be happy to help. Email email@example.com.
Compliance with GDPR underlies all of our personal information privacy practices. We also have a data protection policy which governs how we use the information that we collect about you.
Data we collect offline
We collect personal information each time you are in contact with us. For example, when you sign up to our newsletter, make a donation, book into an event, request a resource, give your details to a LifeCC staff member or email us.
LifeCC does not receive or hold any credit card details for donations or tithes made via our website.
Analytical data we collect online
While you visit our site, we’ll track:
- Pages you’ve viewed: we’ll use this to, for example, Website visit statistics and user behaviour.
- Browser user agent: we’ll use this for purposes like creating charts of views, most used browsers, etc.
- IP address
The processing of personal data is based on legitimate interests.
We also collect information about visitors who comment on pages or posts through our anti-spam service. The information we collect includes the commenter’s IP address, user agent, referrer, and Site URL (along with other information directly provided by the commenter such as their name, username, email address, and the comment itself).
Other data we collect online
We collect any information provided to us through forms on our website.
For example, this could include the following data:
- First Name
- Last Name
- Phone Number
Why we collect information
We collect information about you for the following reasons:
To provide you with information about our work including church partner related mailings, events and resources and to tailor this kind of information according to your location and expressed interests.
To process donations you give us and to ensure they are recorded correctly.
To keep records of your relationship with us. For example; events you have attended, enquiries or complaints you have made, areas of our work you have supported or resources you have ordered.
Recipient of the personal data
The personal data received offline is used by:
Our church: LifeCC
Any organisations we’ve partnered with at an in-person or online event. This will be made clear to you when handing over personal data at that given time. The organisation only has access to data received at the partnered event.
The personal data received through online is used by:
Our church: LifeCC
How we store your data
The personal data received offline is stored via:
The personal data received online is stored via:
- Our mailing provider: Office 365
- Our web hosting provider: Digital Ocean
- Our CRM database provider: ChurchSuite
- Our cloud storage provider: Dropbox
How we use your data
The information that you provide to LifeCC will be used to provide you with information about our work including events, resources, and other services and activities described on our website.
By providing information you could be agreeing to receive mailings that communicate the work of LifeCC.
LifeCC uses MailChimp to send regular emails. By providing us with your details you are giving LifeCC your express permission to transfer your data to MailChimp. If you do not give this permission, then LifeCC will not be able to send emails to you.
Each time you receive an email you will be able to update your preferences and subscribe or unsubscribe from regular emails via MailChimp.
LifeCC may carry out analysis of the personal information we collect about you and add publicly available information to create a profile of your interests, preferences and level of potential donations, so we can contact you in the most appropriate way and with the most relevant information.
The legitimate interests
Processing your personal data such as cookies is helping us identify what is working and what is not on our website. For example, it helps us identify if the way we are communicating is engaging or not and how we can organize the structure of the website better. Our team is benefiting from the processing of your personal data, and they are directly acting on the website. By processing your personal data, you can profit from a website which is continually improving.
Without the data, we would not be able to provide you the service we are currently offering to you. Your data will be used only to improve the user experience on our website and help you find the information you are looking for.
Details of transfers to third country
Data hosted within the United Kingdom
- Office 365
- Digital Ocean
No other data is transferred to third countries.
Retention period of your data
The length of time we keep the information you have given us depends on the context in which you provided it.
We will only keep information that is necessary for us to provide membership mailings, other resources and for statistical purposes.
Financial transactions you enter into with us for a minimum of 6 years.
Gift Aid declarations and transactions must be kept for a minimum of 12 years after the Gift Aid is no longer valid.
Website analytic data for a period of 2 years.
The existence of each of the data subject’s rights
As we are processing personal data on legitimate interests, you can exercise the following rights:
- Right of access: you can ask us at any time to access your personal data.
- Right to erasure: you can ask us at any time to delete all the personal data we are processing about you.
- Right to object: you can object to the tracking of your personal data by opting out.
The right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority
If you think that the way we process your personal data is infringing the law, you have the right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority.
You may request details of all the information LifeCC holds about you by submitting a written request to our data protection officer. Please write to:
The Data Protection Officer,
Life Church Chelmsford,
Or you can email firstname.lastname@example.org
We use websites such as Vimeo and YouTube to embed videos on our websites, and you may be sent cookies from them via our site. Please look at the cookie and privacy policies on these 3rd party sites if you want more information about this.
As some of these 3rd party services may be based outside the UK and the EU they may not fall under the jurisdiction of UK courts.