Data Protection Act 2018

General Data Protection Regulation

The Elder’s of this church are required by the "United Kingdom General Data Protection Regulation" (the “UK GDPR”) to obtain your permission to gather and use personal information. This legislation is complicated and beyond the scope of this brief introduction.

Should you require further details please contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email on the website or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF. Full details of the Information Commissioner's Office can be found at: The full details of the Act of Parliament are found at :

This Church has no control over the content of the above websites.

Under “UK GDPR” we are obliged “ keep personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal date from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data”.

The regulations further state: Everyone responsible for using personal data has to follow strict rules called ‘data protection principles’. They must make sure the information is: used fairly, lawfully and transparently; used for specified, explicit purposes; used in a way that is adequate, relevant and limited to only what is necessary; accurate and, where necessary, kept up to date; kept for no longer than is necessary; handled in a way that ensures appropriate security, including protection against unlawful or unauthorised processing, access, loss, destruction or damage.

Under the Data Protection Act 2018, you have the right to find out what information the government and other organisations store about you. These include the right to: be informed about how your data is being used; access personal data; have incorrect data updated; have data erased; stop or restrict the processing of your data; data portability (allowing you to get and reuse your data for different services); object to how your data is processed in certain circumstances.

You also have rights when an organisation is using your personal data for: automated decision-making processes (without human involvement); profiling, for example to predict your behaviour or interests.

This Church uses personal data for membership, fellowship and pastoral purposes. This includes the Church directory, news and information about all Church activities, together with news of a pastoral nature. We may on occasions provide contact details to provide support in the local community. We are occasionally asked to provide contact details of officers and others with specific responsibilities to the local Synod office and Church House. This enables the local Synod and national administration of the United Reformed Church. We are further required by the Charities Act to maintain financial accounts and records.

We display the contact telephone numbers of organisations that hire the church halls for recreational purposes. Those telephone numbers are in the public domain prior to being displayed in Church notices or on this website. The contact details are displayed so as to enable the public at large to make further enquiries relating to events taking place at the Church. The Church does not store, retrieve or otherwise record data regarding outside organisations using Church facilities, nor any membership thereof.

To comply with “UK GDPR” regulation, please inform the Elders in writing if you do not wish your contact details to be published on this website.

During the transition period of BREXIT the EU regulations prevailed. However, that no longer applies to the UK. The EU GDPR regulation has been incorporated into UK data protection law, so in practice there is little change to the core data protection principles, rights and obligations. The Data Protection Act 2018 continues to apply. the UK GDPR sits alongside the DPA 2018 with some technical amendments so that it works in a UK only context.

Kind regards,

Hampton Park United Reformed Church, Hampton Dene Road, Hereford. HR1 1UJ

Updated, August 2020