Taunton Baptist Church - Privacy Policy

Privacy Policy

Who we are

Taunton Baptist Church (‘the church’) is a registered charity whose principal purpose is the advancement of the Christian faith according to the principles of the Baptist denomination. The Church may also advance education and carry out other charitable purposes in the United Kingdom and/or other parts of the world.

The church is a member of the Baptist Union of Great Britain and is committed to maintaining the trust and confidence of our church members, guests, friends, local communities and all visitors to this website. The church will never sell, rent or trade email lists or other personal information for marketing or any other commercial purpose. The purpose of this policy is to provide you with detailed information about when and why your personal data* is collected and used.

* personal data means any information relating to an identifiable living person. It could include their name, physical address, email address, telephone number or date of birth.

Taunton Baptist Church gathers and processes personal data as defined above in the course of its legitimate activities or to fulfil its legal obligations (for example, to keep vulnerable people safe). Any other data processing will be done only with your explicit consent.

Under Data Protection legislation, the Charity Trustees of Taunton Baptist Church are the Data Controller and can be contacted via the church Administrator (see Contact us page).

The church undertakes to store and process your personal data with appropriate safeguards and will adhere to all UK data protection legislation including the principles of the Data Protection Act 1998, any subsequent amendments thereto and all legislation implementing the General Data Protection Regulation (Regulation (EU) 2016/679) (the “GDPR”).

In particular the church will comply with legal obligations to keep personal data up to date, to store and destroy it securely, to not collect or retain excessive amounts of data, to use reasonable measures to protect personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and to ensure that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.

This privacy policy needs to be read in conjunction with the Taunton Baptist Church Data Protection policy.

By providing personal data on the church website, you are consenting to the use of that information as set out in this policy. Please do not provide any information if you do not want it to be used in this way.

If you provide information on behalf of someone else (i.e. a minor or someone without capacity), you confirm that the other person has appointed you to act on their behalf and has agreed that you can (i) give consent on their behalf to the processing of their personal data and (ii) receive on their behalf any data protection notices.

Not all use of personal data requires consent. For example, sometimes personal data may be used where there is a “legitimate interest”, but consent can help inform decisions on whether or not there is a legitimate interest.

Information collected

You may provide your personal data in many situations, such as when/if you:

Information is collected about you when you visit the church website, communicate via email or engage with church social media networks. Information may be collected via cookies and similar technologies, as detailed below. Photos/film or CCTV images may also be taken of you when you visit church premises.

Personal data is not disclosed outside the church processes without the consent of the data subjects (i.e. those to whom the data belongs).

Data retention

Your data will be kept for the period of your involvement with the church. It may also be archived as part of an historical record of membership of the church. You have the right to request access to your personal data held by the church, to change and update those details. You can also withdraw consent at any time and the church will immediately take action to delete/ destroy it.


In common with most other websites, this website uses cookies. A cookie is a small piece of text sent from a website and stored in your web browser. The cookie can be retrieved by the website the next time you return to the website, so that the website can, for example, remember your saved preferences.

By continuing to use this website you agree to the placing of cookies on your computer. Most web browsers accept cookies by default, but you can change these settings to prevent this if you wish. You should consult the documentation of your web browser for advice on how to do this or consult www.allaboutcookies.org and www.youronlinechoices.eu.

Third party cookies

The website uses the following third party social media and statistical providers to help analyse the number of users and how these users move around the website to help improve the way the website works, for example, by ensuring that users are finding what they are looking for easily:

If you have concerns

Details of the Data Protection Officer for the church, and how to lodge a complaint with the church or the Information Commissioner’s Office is in the Taunton Baptist Church Data Protection policy.