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 (the “GDPR”).
Who are we?
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
How do we process your personal data?
Saint Patrick’s Cathedral 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 unnecessary 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:
What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential. In some cases we work with a third party to provide a service. All the third parties with whom we work are GDPR compliant and cannot use your data for other than the purpose instructed. They will not share your personal information with any organisation apart from us. They will hold it securely and retain it for the period we instruct.
How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out within Irish Data Protection Legislation.
Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; historical records of Cathedral Board and committee members; charity declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate. Registers of baptisms, marriages, burials are kept permanently.
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:
If we wish to use your personal data for a purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, we will provide you with a new notice explaining the 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.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries, or complaints please contact in the first instance, the Cathedral Office Manager by email at firstname.lastname@example.org, by phone at 01 4539472 or in writing to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Saint Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8, D08 H6X3