Carolyn Kinsman, 11/10/2017
Research Unit > Handling your data with care (Diocese of Leicester)

Handling your data with care (Diocese of Leicester)

Church Army believes in maintaining the highest professional standards in the handling of your data. At all times we are committed to processing your data in a fair, lawful and transparent manner in accordance with data protection legislation. Details about how we handle your data and your rights in relation to that data can be found in this privacy notice.

Why are we collecting your data?

The purpose of collecting this data is to inform a piece of diocesan research studying fresh expressions in the Diocese of Leicester. Your data will be collected by online survey, or if preferred, by hard-copy questionnaire and then stored in an access database to be statistically analysed.
Data regarding your fresh expression will contribute to a national database, for comparison with other dioceses’ experiences of fresh expressions.

What data are we collecting?

This information is collected in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR). We will ask for the following data from you:

  • Name, email address, telephone number and leadership status.
  • Information about the fresh expression initiative you are involved in.

What will happen to your data?

Church Army (Wilson Carlile Centre, 50 Cavendish Street, Sheffield, S3 7RZ) is the data controller with regards to the personal data you have disclosed to us. A data controller is the person or organisation who determines the purpose for which, and the way, any personal data is processed. Therefore Church Army takes responsibility for establishing policies and procedures in line with the GDPR.

Findings for this quantitative survey will be reported anonymously.

Your personal data will not be processed outside of Church Army. Personal data will not be disclosed to any parties outside of Church Army except our sponsors, the Diocese of St Albans, with whom we have a data sharing agreement.

We will not disclose your data to any other third parties unless we have your explicit consent to do so. We only enter relationships with third parties who have appropriate data protection policies and procedures in place. Church Army will not sell your data to any third party.

We will only retain your personal data for purposes to which you have provided explicit consent in line with the provisions of the GDPR. We review our retention on an annual basis and when records are no longer needed for historical, statistical or research purposes they are deleted.

Anonymised data regarding your fresh expression will be retained in order to contribute to the national database of fresh expressions of Church, unless you request otherwise.

Where will my data be stored?

Church Army stores your data on a secure cloud-based database hosted in the UK. None of your personal data will be transferred outside the EEA.

What are my rights?

In relation to our processing your personal data you have the following rights, which can be exercised at any time:

  • To withdraw your consent for us to process your data.
  • To be forgotten – to request your data is no longer processed or quarantined.
  • Subject access requests – a right to request a copy of the data we hold about you.
  • To object to your data being used by us for the purposes of direct marketing.

To exercise any of these rights, please email at any time.

How can I find out more about the data we hold?

If you wish to receive further information regarding Church Army’s data protection policy, together with a copy of that policy, please contact Des Scott at Church Army, Wilson Carlile Centre, 50 Cavendish Street, Sheffield, S3 7RZ, 0300 123 2113 or Any issues, questions or concerns you may have in relation to the way Church Army process your data please do not hesitate to contact Des Scott.

If, at any time, you have any concerns about the way your data has been processed by Church Army and those concerns cannot be resolved by Church Army directly you have the right to take those concerns externally and raise them with the regulator, the Information Commissioner. For details, please visit the Information Commissioner’s office: 

Andrew Wooding, 10/01/2019