The congregation recognises the importance of your privacy and personal information and we have therefore outlined below how the congregation uses, discloses, and protects this information. We are registered with the Information Commissioner through the umbrella registration of Glasgow
Presbytery and strive to comply fully with data protection law.
How We Use Information
We may use the information we collect:
• in connection with membership records, for pastoral care purposes or in relation to your participation in our activities;
• In order to communicate with you (e.g. by letter, email or telephone) for example to provide information relating to our work;
• in order to further our charitable aims, e.g. such as for fundraising activities;
• for internal administration, such as for accounting purposes, or for analysing how we may better advance the Kingdom of God.
Disclosure of Information
The congregation may require to share personal information held for a number of reasons including to provide pastoral or other assistance, process donations or carry out any other contractual obligations.
This data may be disclosed to:
• the relevant Presbytery;
• other bodies within the Church of Scotland;
• employees and/or volunteers including the charity trustees/ office bearers.
We will never sell or pass on your data to anyone else (unless it is legally required by law)
Storage and Security of Personal Information
The congregation via its office bearers and employees will use all reasonable endeavours to ensure that personal information is held in a secure and confidential environment.
If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, please write to or email St. Columba’s Church Office as soon as possible. Any information found to be incorrect will be corrected as quickly as possible.