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”).
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.
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 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:
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 that we work with are GDPR compliant and cannot use your data for other that 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.
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out within Irish Data Protection Legislation, details of which can be found here and in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website here.
Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; historical records of board and committee members; charity declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages, funerals) permanently.
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 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.
To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Cathedral Office Manager by email at email@example.com, by phone at 01 4539472 or at Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Saint Patrick’s Close, Dublin 8, Dublin.