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Privacy Policy

We take your privacy very seriously and will take all necessary care to guard any personal data that we gather.

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").

The Parishes of St John´s and St Mary Magdalene´s are committed to protecting the privacy of it´s Parishioners, individuals and website visitors. Our relationship with you is valuable and we understand the importance you place on the privacy and security of information which personally identifies you. This Privacy Policy tells you what to expect when the Parishes collect personal information from you.

Please read this Privacy Policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us. By accessing this website you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this Privacy Policy. In return, the Parishes of St John´s and St Mary Magdalene´s gives the commitment that we will use the personal data you provide only in ways that are compatible with the following Privacy Policy.

Who are we?

The Roman Catholic Parishes of St John´s, Portobello and St Mary Magdalene´s, Bingham are based in the East of Edinburgh. The Parishes of St John´s and St Mary Magdalene´s are our data controllers who comply 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.

Information that we collect from you

The Parishes collect personally identifiable information you may provide through the newsletter sign up, Parish registration forms, Gift Aid forms, bank account information if paying by Direct Debit, information required for safeguarding purposes, information required for baptism, marriage and funeral services. We ask you for personal data only when it is needed to provide services you have enquired about or asked us to provide or to respond to your request for information, or when you volunteer in the parish. We process personal information for certain legitimate purposes, which include the following:

� Where the process enables us to enhance, modify, personalise or otherwise improve our services/communications for the benefit of our Parishioners
� To better understand how people interact with our website through the use of cookies [1]
� To provide communications [including newsletters] which we think will be of interest to you.
You have the right to unsubscribe from these communications at any time.
�To determine the effectiveness of promotional campaigns and advertising
�Information for financial purposes is kept as required for audit/fiscal purposes
Data will be kept in a form which permits identification of data subjects for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which the personal data are processed.�We may need an updated process Your information will be processed by�the Parishes�in accordance with the General Data Protection Regulations.��To fulfil our statutory or legal obligations your data may be provided, without your explicit consent, to external agencies including, but not limited to:

If you have any questions regarding this information, please contact us at: St John´s and St Mary Magdalene´s Parish Office
3 Sandford Gardens,
EH15 1LP�
Tel:� 0131 669 5447

What are your rights?

If at any point you believe the information we process on you is incorrect you may request to see this information and even have it corrected or deleted. If you wish to raise�a complaint on how we have handled your personal data, you can contact us at�stjohnsandstmarymagdalenes@gmail.com. If you are not satisfied with our response or believe we are processing your personal data not in accordance with the law you can complain to the Information Commissioner´s Office ICO.org


The church may amend this Privacy Policy from time to time to ensure compliance with changes or amendments to the law of the UK. Any amended version will be available on our website. We suggest that you visit our website regularly to keep up to date with any changes.


Our website keeps track of standard internet log information and details of visitor�behaviour�patterns to better understand your website experience and to help us to improve our services for users. This information is collected by what are called cookies. The cookies used do not identify individual users and we do not make any attempt to find out identities of those using our websites.�We use a number of different cookies on our site. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit�www.aboutcookies.org�for detailed guidance.

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