Greenwich Ecumenical Borough Deans

Privacy Policy

Greenwich Ecumenical Borough Deans (GEBDS) takes the privacy and security of your data extremely seriously.

This privacy policy sets out how the GEBDS processes personal data (that is, information by which an individual can be identified) collected by us in the course of our lawful activities, and explains our obligations and your rights under the Data Protection Act 1998 and any subsequent UK legislation and regulations (‘Data Protections laws’). This policy has been put in place to protect your rights under the Data Protection laws, and it is important that you understand what we will do with your data and are happy with this.

References to the processing of information includes the collection, use, storage and protection of data.

The GEBDS is the ‘data controller’ for the purposes of this policy, and the policy extends to anyone processing data on our behalf from time to time.

The GEBDS is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Any personal data collected by GEBDS will only be processed in accordance with this privacy policy. Organisations are permitted to process data if they have a legal basis for doing so. The GEBDS processes data on the basis that:

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Where the GEBDS is relying on solely consent as the basis for processing data, we are required to obtain your explicit consent and you can modify or withdraw this consent at any time by notifying us in writing, although this may affect the extent to which we are able to interact with you in future.

The GEBDS may change this policy from time to time and any such changes will be published on our website ( Notwithstanding any change to this policy, we will continue to process your personal data in accordance with your rights and our obligations in law. This policy is effective from 1st of May 2018.

What data do we collect?

We collect the data necessary for the GEBDS to carry out its legitimate business which includes to

Data collected and processed may include, but not be limited to:

What we do with the data we process

The GEBDS uses the data collected to maintain accurate internal records of our engagement with Church Leaders. Data may be processed and viewed by GEBDS and/or volunteers in the course of the GEBDS’s activities (all of whom work in accordance with this privacy policy) and will be retained only for as long as is reasonable and permissible in law.

Your rights in relation to your personal data

You, as the data subject, may request deletion of your data at any time in writing, subject to any overriding legal requirement for its retention. This would mean that you could no longer receive information from GEBDS.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you. Any such request must be submitted in writing.

You may choose to restrict the collection or use of your personal information, but this may inhibit or limit the way in which the GEBDS is able to interact with you.

You may, at any time, change your mind about what information we hold about you, or if we continue to hold it at all, subject to any legal obligation on the GEBDS to retain data.

You are responsible for the accuracy of data you have provided to the GEBDS. If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to us as soon as possible. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. We may use your personal information to send you information about the GEBDS and matters relating to the GEBDS’s activities which we think may be of interest to you. We will only share data with trusted third parties where necessary for us to communicate with you (for example email handling companies such as Mailchimp) and only once we are satisfied that any such use of data will accord with our privacy policy.

You can obtain further information about Data Protection and privacy laws by visiting the Information Commissioner’s website at:


We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure, we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the data we process. Persons processing data on behalf of the GEBDS do so in accordance with this policy and on the basis that the GEBDS is satisfied that they can and will adhere to our high standards for data protection and security.

The transmission of information over the internet is inherently insecure, and we cannot guarantee the security of data sent over the internet.

Web browsing and Cookies

GEBDS does not currently use cookies* on our website. However, this may change in the future, and such changes will be reflected in our privacy policy.

*A cookie is a small file which asks permission to be placed on your computer’s hard drive. Once you agree, the file is added and the cookie helps analyse web traffic or lets you know when you visit a particular site. Cookies allow web applications to respond to you as an

individual. The web application can tailor its operations to your needs, likes and dislikes by gathering and remembering information about your preferences.

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites of interest. However, once you have used these links to leave our site, you should note that we do not have any control over that other website. Therefore, we cannot be responsible for the protection and privacy of any information which you provide whilst visiting such sites and such sites are not governed by this privacy policy. You should exercise caution and look at the privacy policy applicable to the website in question.


Rev Mike Leader
Chair of Ecumenical Borough Deans
Charlton & Blackheath Christian Fellowship
Church Office
C/o Woolwich Common Community Centre
16 Leslie Smith Square
SE18 4DW

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