Privacy Notice


The Parochial Church Council of St Ladoca, Ladock (Ladock PCC)


1. Your personal data – what is it?

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”).


2. Who are we?

Ladock PCC is the data controller (contact details below).  This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.


3. How do we process your personal data?

Ladock PCC complies with its obligations under the “GDPR” by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

We use your personal data for the following purposes: -

  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in our parish and the Probus Team Benefice;
  • To administer membership and supporter records;
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of our church;
  • To manage our employees, contractors and volunteers;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of Gift Aid applications);
  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services at our church and elsewhere;
  • To keep records of your contact preferences;
  • To share your contact details with other Church of England bodies (including Probus Team, Powder Deanery and Truro Diocese) so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the Team, Deanery and Diocese and in which you may be interested. We may also share your details with the Methodist Church as part of our Covenant with Grampound Road Methodist Church for the same reasons.
  • To contact individuals via surveys to conduct research about their opinions of current services and potential new services that may be offered.


4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

We process personal information for certain legitimate business purposes, which are not limited to but include some or all of the following:

  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events in the parish and elsewhere, fundraising and other activities and services.
  • Processing is necessary for pursuing our legitimate activities and functions as well as fulfilling legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
  • Processing is necessary to protect the vital interests of a data subject or another person;
  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: -
    • the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
    • there is no disclosure to a third party without consent.


      5. Sharing your personal data
      Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share your data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.


      6. How long do we keep your personal data[1]?
      We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].

      Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.

      7. Your rights and your personal data 

      Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -

  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which Ladock PCC holds about you;
  • The right to request that Ladock PCC corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date; 
  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for Ladock PCC to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability);
  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;
  • The right to object to the processing of personal data;
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.


8. Further processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, then we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Administrator, Ladock PCC, Treworyan, Ladock, Truro, TR2 4QD;


You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.


[1] Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides located on the Church of England website at: -

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