Your privacy is important to us. We want to act with transparency, and to be faithful stewards of your personal information, as well as ensuring that we meet all of our obligations under UK and international law.

Below you will find our full privacy policy, detailing when and how we use your data, as well as what right you have in relation to it. If you have any questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us at, and we’ll get back to you as soon as we can.

Redeemer Church Privacy Notice

  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 (the “GDPR”).
  2. Who are we?
    Redeemer church, Chester le Street, is the Data Controller. This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
  3. How do we process your personal data?
    Redeemer Church 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 voluntary service for the benefit of the public in the North East of England, and on occasion to other parts of the world as specified in our Constitution;
    • To administer membership records;
    • To fundraise and promote the interests of the church and its charity;
    • To manage our employees and volunteers;
    • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid applications);
    • To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at Redeemer.
  4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
    • Explicit consent of the data subject (the individual) 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 events.
    • Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law;
    • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious or trade union aim provided: –
    o the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
    o 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 your data with third parties outside of the church with your consent.
    When sending bulk emails Redeemer will ensure that emails addresses go into the ‘BCC’ area to prevent them being inadvertently disclosed to other recipients.
  6. How long do we keep your personal data?
    As stated in the Redeemer Data Protection Policy 8.3.1. Every three years, a review and refresh of personal data will be carried out by employees, trustees and the relevant volunteers. Any personal data that is inaccurate or no longer required will be amended or deleted as appropriate.
    Membership data will be kept while it is still current; gift aid declarations while Gift Aided donations are being made and a period of 2 years after the last such donation. Financial records are kept for a period of 6 years after the year to which they relate. A register of Marriages is kept 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 Redeemer Church holds about you;
     The right to request that Redeemer Church 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 Redeemer Church 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 you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller.
     The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request that a restriction is placed on further processing.
     The right to object to the processing of personal data.
     The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office. Contact details for the ICO are shown below.
  8. Further processing
    If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Privacy 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.
  9. Contact Details
    To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the Data Controller by email using the contact details on the website.
    If Redeemer does not resolve the matter to your satisfaction you can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.


Redeemer Church is committed to respecting and protecting your online privacy.

This includes your need and your right to know what we do with the personal information you share with us. It also guides our policies regarding the management of this data, including how the information is collected, processed, and for what purposes.

By accessing our website, you are consenting to the way information is collected and used, as described within this Privacy Policy.


Every time you log on to our website your IP (Internet Protocol) address registers on our servers. Your IP address reveals no information other than the number assigned to you. We do not use this technology to gain any other personal data (e.g. automatically recording e-mail addresses of visitors), nor do we use it for any purpose other than to help us monitor traffic on our website, or (in case of criminal activity or misuse of our information) to cooperate with law enforcement.


We use a number of different cookies on our website. If you do not know what cookies are, or how to control or delete them, then we recommend you visit for independent, detailed guidance.

The list below describes the cookies we use on our website and what we use them for. Currently we operate an ‘implied consent’ policy which means that we assume you are happy with this usage. If you are not happy, then you should either not use our website, or you should delete the cookies having visited the site, or you should browse the site using your browser’s anonymous usage setting (called “Incognito” in Chrome, “InPrivate” for Internet Explorer, “Private Browsing” in Firefox and Safari etc.)


These are cookies that are set by our website directly.

Session Cookies: Our website runs on a popular Content Management System which uses cookies to store basic data on your interactions with the website, such as whether you have logged in. We use a session cookie to remember your log-in for you if you are a registered user and we deem these as being strictly necessary to the working of the website. If these cookies are disabled, various functionality on the site may not work.

Comments Cookies: When you leave a comment on our website, it automatically sets a cookie containing your username, email address and URL. This cookie allows us to automatically fill in the username, email address and URL fields on any subsequent visits you make to our site.

Plugins: In addition, plugins on our website may use the information stored in these default cookies to provide personalization features. Plugins may also store their own cookies.


We use Google Analytics to collect information about visitor behaviour on our website. Google Analytics stores information about what pages you visit, how long you are on the site, how you got here and what you click on. This Analytics data is collected via a JavaScript tag in the pages of our site. Data from other sites you visit, and data from your Google Account (if you are logged in) may be used in the collection, but statistics from this are only made available to us if aggregated with similar visitors to the website. We therefore do not collect or store your personal information (e.g. your name or address) so this information cannot be used to identify who you are. Regarding the information of your Google Account and cross-site tracking, see our “Third Party Cookies” section below.  You can find out more about Google’s position on privacy as regards its analytics service at


These are cookies set on your machine by external websites whose services are used on our own website. Cookies of this type are used by the “share” buttons across the site to allow visitors to share content on social networks, and by our contact form functionality. Cookies are currently set by LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Google+, YouTube and Vimeo. In order to implement this functionality and connect you to the relevant social networks and external sites, there are scripts from domains outside of our website. You should be aware that these sites are likely to be collecting information about what you are doing all around the internet, including on this website.

You should check the respective policies of each of these sites to see how exactly they use your information and to find out how to opt out, or delete, such information.


We have the discretion to update this privacy policy at any time. When we do, we will revise the updated date at the bottom of this page. We encourage you to frequently check this page for any changes to stay informed about how we are helping to protect the personal information we collect. You acknowledge and agree that it is your responsibility to review this privacy policy periodically and become aware of modifications.


Redeemer Church Chester-le-Street

13 Runnymede

Great Lumley




Registered charity number: 1187165

Registered office: 13 Runnymede, Great Lumley, Chester-le-Street, DH3 4LN.

Last Updated: 9th January 2023. Review due three years after this date.

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