Storehouse Church is committed to providing as safe an environment as possible for all those who visit and attend our church meetings, other outreach projects and activities. In particular, we take the safeguarding of children and adults very seriously.
Safeguarding is the action taken to promote the welfare of children and adults, and to protect those who may be at risk of harm. The welfare of any child or adult involved with any of our activities is of paramount importance and we are committed to ensuring that children, young people and adults are valued, listened to and respected.
Every person, no matter their gender, disability, racial or ethnic background, religious beliefs or sexual orientation, has a right to be in a safe and caring environment when participating in any activities run by Storehouse Church and a right to equal protection from any form of exploitation or abuse. If you would like a copy of our safeguarding policy please contact email@example.com
Data Protection and Privacy
Storehouse Church is committed to keeping our members and visitors safe and that includes making sure we correctly handle your personal data both in our database (ChurchSuite) and in any other form. If you have any questions or problems regarding how Storehouse Church uses your personal data please contact us.
How we use your data
If you are not a member but are just attending an event then we will only use your data in the running of that event. If you are a member of Storehouse Church then the ways we use your personal data are:
- For running our events, projects and gatherings.
- For contacting you about important Storehouse Church news and upcoming events (except where you’ve told us not to).
- For managing giving and Gift Aid (where you’ve chosen to claim it).
- For photos and publicity of our events.
- For your pastoral care as a member of our church family.
We use the majority of this data out of our legitimate interest in running a functioning church that you want to be a part of.
We will not share your personal data with anyone outside of the Storehouse Church team without asking you first (unless we are required to share it by law). We also take care to keep access to your data secure and limited, to reduce the chance it is seen by someone outside of the Storehouse Church team.
How long we keep your data for
If you are a member and decide to leave Storehouse Church we will delete your personal information within three months of you leaving, but if you want it deleted sooner then do get in touch. If you are a visitor at a Storehouse Church event then the data you have provided will be removed from ChurchSuite one year after the event. This is so we can better plan future events. But again, let us know if you want that information deleted sooner.
Your rights regarding data
You have the right to know how your data is stored and used. If you want more information than we’ve given you here then please get in touch. You have the right to see the personal data we have about you. If you have a My ChurchSuite account this can be found on your account profile. Otherwise let us know and we will happily provide you with a secure copy of your own information. You have the right to update and correct any data we hold on you. Again this can be done either via your My ChurchSuite account or by contacting us here at the office. You have the right to have some or all of your data removed from our systems which you can do either manually through My ChurchSuite or by contacting us directly. You have the right to restrict how we use your data. You may edit your contact preferences via My ChurchSuite. But if you want to make any other restrictions please get in touch. You have the right to have your data in a format that lets you move it to a new system. Please contact the office and we can provide you your personal data in spreadsheet form. You have the right to object to Storehouse Church processing you personal data. This can be done through My ChurchSuite’s “Right to Be Forgotten” option or by contacting us directly. And lastly you also the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office if you think we’ve done something wrong with your personal data.