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Privacy Policy Notice
The policy: This privacy policy notice is served by Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) Church under the website; []. The purpose of this policy is to explain to you how we control, process, handle and protect your personal information through the church business and while you browse or use this website. If you do not agree to the following policy you may wish to cease viewing / using this website, and or refrain from submitting your personal data to us.

Policy key definitions:
  • "I", "our", "us", or "we" refer to the Church, [Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) Church].
  • "you", "the user" refer to the person(s) using this website.
  • GDPR means General Data Protection Act.
  • PECR means Privacy & Electronic Communications Regulation.
  • ICO means Information Commissioner's Office.
  • Cookies mean small files stored on a users computer or device.

Key principles of GDPR:
Our privacy policy embodies the following key principles;
  1. Lawfulness, fairness and transparency,
  2. Purpose limitation,
  3. Data minimisation,
  4. Accuracy,
  5. Storage limitation,
  6. Integrity and confidence,
  7. Accountability.

Processing of your personal data
Under the GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) we control and / or process any personal information about you (obtained via this web site) or otherwise electronically using the following lawful bases.

  • We only use your name and email address if you fill-in the contact form on the Contact Page or via direct email from you.
  • Your name and email address is only stored for the purpose of replying to any query you have made by this email form or by direct email contact.
  • We never sell / give away / or retain these details for longer than is absolutely necessary to answer your enquirey.

If, as determined by us, the lawful basis upon which we process your personal information changes, we will notify you about the change and any new lawful basis to be used if required. We shall stop processing your personal information if the lawful basis used is no longer relevant.

Your individual rights
Under the GDPR your rights are as follows. You can read more about your rights in details here;

  • the right to be informed;
  • the right of access;
  • the right to rectification;
  • the right to erasure;
  • the right to restrict processing;
  • the right to data portability;
  • the right to object; and
  • the right not to be subject to automated decision-making including profiling.

You also have the right to complain to the ICO [] if you feel there is a problem with the way we are handling your data.
We handle subject access requests in accordance with the GDPR.

Internet cookies
We use cookies on this website to provide you with a better user experience. We do this by placing a small text file on your device / computer hard drive to record or log whether you have seen particular messages that we display, to keep you logged into the website where applicable, to display relevant maps or content.

Some cookies are required to enjoy and use the full functionality of this website.
We use a cookie control system which allows you to accept the use of cookies, and control which cookies are saved to your device / computer. These cookies will be saved for specific time periods, usually 28 days. Your web browser should provide you with the controls to manage and delete cookies from your device, please see your web browser options. Such cookie data is not linked to any information that is personally identifiable.

Cookies that we use are;
  • a cookie to allow the display of a map © on the “Find Us” page of the web site. This cookie will delete itself 28 days after you have given permission and you will be required to give permission again after that time.

Data security and protection
We ensure the security of any personal information we hold by using precise procedures in how we store, access and manage that information. Our methods meet the GDPR compliance requirement.

Fair & Transparent Privacy Explained
We have provided some further explanations about user privacy and the way we use this website to help promote a transparent and honest user privacy methodology.

GDPR Statement


The Parochial Church Council (PCC) of Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green)

1. Your personal data - what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be held by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the “GDPR”).

2. Who are we?
The PCC of Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purpose.

3. How do we process your personal data?
The PCC of Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) 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 for the benefit of the congregation and the parishioners of Squirrels Heath All Saints;
To administer membership records;
To fundraise and promote the interests of the church and charities we support;
To manage our employees and volunteers;
To maintain our accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
To inform you of news, events, activities and services at Squirrels Heath All Saints;
To operate Squirrels Heath All Saints’ website and Rainbow News magazine and deliver the services that individuals have requested
To contact individuals via surveys to conduct research about their opinions of current services or of potential new services that may be offered
To share your contact details with the Diocesan/Deanery offices as applicable so they can keep you informed about news in the diocese/deanery and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese/deanery and in which you may be interested.

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and process your gift aid donations and keep you informed about church, deanery and diocesan events.
Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement;
Processing is carried out by the PCC:-
The process relates only to members or former members of Squirrels Heath All Saints (or those who have regular contact with its connection with those purposes); and
There is no disclosure to a third party without consent.

5. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will only share data when necessary with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.

6. How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide “Keep or Bin: Care of Your Parish Records” which is available from the Church of England website [see footnote for link].
Specifically, we retain electoral roll data while it is still current; gift aid declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after the calendar year to which they relate; and parish registers (baptisms, marriages and funerals) permanently.

7. 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 PCC of Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) holds about you;
The right to request that the PCC of Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) 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 PCC of Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) to retain such data;
The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time;
The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit the data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability), (where applicable).
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

8. Sensitive Data
There is no disclosure to a third party without consent,

9. Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by the 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 new processing.

10. Contact details
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the PCC Secretary at Squirrels Heath All Saints (Ardleigh Green) or email

Details about retention periods can currently be found in the Record Management Guides (see Keep or Bin - The Care of Church Records) located on the Church of England website at:


Church Warden - Laurie Cowie 07835981728

Squirrels Heath, All Saints (Ardleigh Green)
Ardleigh Green Rd, Hornchurch Essex. UK RM11 2LU

Sunday Services:

Sunday Family Communion service isl held at 10.30am. We hold separate Children's Groups during most Services.

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