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 (GDPR).

  1. Who are we?

Community Bible Study Europe is the data controller. This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. In this document it is known as the Charity (contact details below).

  1. How do we process your personal data?

The Charity 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 service in keeping with the trust’s objectives i.e. advancement of the Christian religion and the advancement of education by…
    • Developing & publishing study & devotional material, Bible study notes & commentaries…on the pattern already established by CBSI.
    • Establishing training classes for bible study class leaders, utilising the materials referred to above.
    • Establishing & promoting bible study classes utilising these materials, with Christians of all denominations.
  • To manage our volunteers;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services;
  1. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
  • Explicit consent of the data subject or legitimate interest.
  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a religious aim and: –
    • 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.
  1. Sharing your personal data

Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared within the Charity as needed.

  1. 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 the Charity holds
  • The right to request that the Charity 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 the Charity to retain such data;
  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time.
  • 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, (where applicable).
  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.
  1. 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.

  1. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the CBS Europe Office at Community Bible Study (Europe), Kestin House, 45 Crescent Road, Luton, Bedfordshire, LU2 OAH, office@cbseurope.org.

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.