Privacy Notice


Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church respects your privacy and is committed to protecting your personal data. This privacy notice will inform you as to how we look after your personal data and tell you about your privacy rights and how the law protects you.


Personal data

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.  Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

How we process personal data
Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church is committed to protecting personal data and respecting the rights of our data subjects; the people whose personal data we collect and use. We value the personal information entrusted to us and we respect that trust, by complying with all relevant laws, and adopting good practice.
We process personal data to help us:
a) maintain our list of church members and regular attenders;
b) provide pastoral support for members and others connected with our church;
c) provide services to the community including Bikes & Slides, Dad & Me, CAMEO, Natter & Nurture, the homeless, Diamonds, Link-Up
d) safeguard children, young people and adults at risk;
e) recruit, support and manage staff and volunteers;
f) maintain our accounts and records;
g) promote our services;
h) maintain the security of property and premises;
i) respond effectively to enquirers and handle any complaints

Legal basis for processing personal data
Your personal data will be  processed for the use of Tunbridge Wells Baptist Church to maintain their records of the Church family and so that the Church can contact you about Church life and events. Data will only be processed and you will only be contacted if you provide consent for us to do so. You are not obliged to provide this data, nor is it a statutory requirement but unless you do we will be unable to contact you.
Processing of personal data is also necessary to comply with legal obligations, such as in keeping accounting records, claiming gift aid or for employment.

Storage of personal data

Your personal data will be stored for as long as you are part of the Church family, or longer in the event that you request to continue to be kept in contact or legislation requires us to retain it.


Sharing of personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with your explicit permission.  Your personal data will only be shared with the Church family for purposes connected with the Church as appropriate. Personal data included in the Church directory will be shared with members of the Church family by an emailed or hard copy of the Church directory and will normally be kept within the UK apart from church members living abroad who may receive an email copy. We will not share this data outside the church family.


Your rights and your personal data

In certain circumstances you have the right to request from the Data Protection Trustee access to, rectification, erasure or restriction of processing of personal data, as well as a copy of all the data that TWBC has stored about you.

You have the right to withdraw consent at any time. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the supervisory authority, The Information Commissioner's Office.


Cookie Policy

This holds data on your visits to websites which use StatCounter. We solely use it to determine whether you are a first-time or returning visitor on each website and to estimate your accumulated unique visits per site. No personal information is stored in the cookie.


Data Controller

The Controller of your personal data are the Church Trustees and the Data Protection Trustee is the Church Secretary, currently  Barbara O’Driscoll who can be contacted at

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