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Campbeltown Community Church (hereinafter referred to as the “Church”) is committed to protecting your privacy and making sure the personal data you provide us is kept safe and secure.  This Privacy Policy Statement is to help you understand how we collect, use and protect your information when you visit our website and when you generally use the services of the Church.  We will not share any of your details to any third party without your consent.



Information about you

As part of the work of the Church, we need to collect and process personal data to enable the Church to keep in touch with you and provide pastoral support as appropriate.  We process data in relation to members, former members and those having regular contact in connection with the services provided by the Church.



What information do we collect?

  • We collect and retain personal information for the maintenance and administering of the Church roll.

  • We collect personal information when you request information, sign up for an event or join an activity.  This will include your name, postal address, telephone and emails.  We will use this information to keep in contact with you in the ways you have asked us to, via phone, email and post, depending on your preferences and the nature of the communication.  

  • For safeguarding reasons, we collect information on children’s ages, health issues and emergency contact details.

  • We may also collect sensitive personal data including, but not limited to, your religious beliefs, or your physical or mental health.  We will use this data to enable us to provide services you have requested, such as providing pastoral care, Church youth and children activities.  We will never disclose this information without your consent.

  • We collect donation details for regulatory and gift aid purposes.



Who will have access to your information?

Only you and the staff responsible for processing your data will have access to your details. 



Security and your rights

We will take reasonable precautions to prevent the loss, misuse or alteration of information you give us.  We will keep your data for the period of your involvement with the Church or Church activities.  Some elements may be archived as part of our historical record of membership or as friends of the Church.  Some images or recordings may be kept permanently once they are published and be kept as an archive of Church life.  You have the right to request access to your personal data held by us, to change and update those details.  You can also withdraw consent for us to hold your data at any time and we will immediately take action to delete/destroy it but may continue to appear in publications already in circulation.    


If you would like us to correct or update any information, or if you would like information deleted from our records, then please email us at



Social Media

The Church has the following social media pages: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube , Google Calendar for the purpose of communicating with members. All members are free to join these pages. If you join one of the Social Media platforms, please note that the provider of such platform(s) have their own privacy policies and that the Church do not accept any responsibility or liability for their policies.  Please check their policies before you submit any personal data on these platforms.


Photographic images can be defined as personal data.  We will occasionally take photos of Church services, activities, events and other Church ministries for the purpose of publicity and sharing of Church news. This might include (but is not limited to) using them on our website, printed and online publicity, social media and press releases. A consent form would have been completed by members and participants of certain Church activities.  For any other event, we will ask for permission before we take any photos.  Some images or recordings may be kept permanently once they are published and be kept as an archive of Church life.



Church Website - Cookies and how we use them

You can visit our website without disclosing any personally identifiable information about yourself.  Our website uses cookies, as almost all websites do, to help provide you with the best experience we can. Cookies are small text files that are placed on your computer or other devices when you browse websites.  


Anonymous Visitor Statistics Cookies

We may use cookies to compile visitor statistics such as how many people have visited our website, how long they spend on the site, what page they look at etc. A cookie does NOT give us access to your computer or any information about you, other than the information you choose to share with us.


Our cookies help us:

  • Make our website work as you would expect

  • Continuously improve our website for you

  • It collects information about how visitors use the site.  Such information will not identify you personally, it is statistical data and used to analyse how visitors interact with the website so that we can continue to develop and improve this website.

  • Our site, like most websites, includes functionality provided by third parties.


Controlling cookies 

You can use your web browser’s cookie settings to determine how our website uses cookies.  If you do not want our website to store cookies on your computer or device, you should set your web browser to refuse cookies.  However, please note that should you choose to decline cookies, you may be unable to access particular areas of our website.  To learn more about cookies and how they are used, visit All About Cookies. (



Links from our site

Our website may contain links to other sites.  Please note that we have no control of third-party websites.  If you provide information to a website to which we link, we are not responsible for its protection and privacy.



Changes to this policy
We may amend this policy from time to time to take account of changes to our processes or changes to data protection or other legislation, so please check it periodically.



Other information

If you have any questions or concerns about this Privacy Policy, please feel free to contact us at 


If you have a concern about the way we are collecting or using your personal data, you should raise your concern with us in the first instance or directly to the Information Commissioner’s Office. ICO Scotland 45 Melville Street, Edinburgh EH3 7HL   Telephone: 0303 123 1115  


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