This document provides a policy statement regarding the data protection obligations of our Parish, thus ensuring that we comply to Data Protection Regulations within Irish Legislation. This policy applies to all personal data collected and stored in the course of its’ activities.
Personal Data relates to a living individual and from this data an individual can be identified. This policy covers both personal and sensitive personal data held in relation to data subjects of the Parish. This policy applies to personal data held in manual and automated form. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR).
The Parish of Freshford is the Data Controller. The Parish complies with its obligations under GDPR by;
Data is collected from parishioners, employees, volunteers, contractors and website visitors who accept 'cookies'.
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other clergy or staff of the parish for the purposes connected to the Parish. We will only share your data with third parties outside the parish with your consent.
We retain data in accordance with the guidance set out within Irish Data Protection Legislation. Specifically, records of donations and associated paperwork are retained for 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate. Parish registers such as Baptisms, Marriages, Confirmations are kept permanently.
Under the Data Protection Regulations, you have the right to request access to the personal information held about you. Any requests should be addressed to the Parish Priest (contact details below). Requests should be dealt with, within 30 days of receipt, unless there is a reason for the delay, which is justifiable. You have the following rights;
To exercise any relevant rights, queries or complaints please contact:
Parish Priest - Monsignor Kieron J. Kennedy P.P.
You may also contact the Data Protection Commissioner Office on 00-353-57-8684800 or Lo-call 1890-252-231 or by e-mail email@example.com or by Post to; Data Protection Commissioner, Canal House, Station Road, Portarlington R32 AP23 Co. Laois or their Dublin Office, 21 Fitzwilliam Square, Dublin 2 D02 RD28.
F003-1 Parish Privacy Notice Date of Issue: 08/10/2018
Website/Cookie related additions made: Dec 2020