Privacy Notice

Personal data

Your privacy is important to us and this notice outlines the way Bothwell Evangelical Church
will use, and protect the personal information you provide to us. Personal information
includes your name, address, email address or telephone number. The processing of
personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR). It is important
that you read this notice so that you are fully aware of how and why we are using your data.
We comply with our obligations under GDPR by keeping personal data up to date, storing
and destroying it securely and by not collecting excessive amounts of data.

How we use information?

We will use the information you give us to:

  • To update membership records
  • Provide pastoral care
  • To provide information about news, events and activities within Bothwell Evangelical
    Church and the wider Church community
  • To fulfil legal obligations such as child protection measures
  • To comply with the law

Who will see your information?

We do not share your information with any third parties without your consent unless we are
obliged to do so by the law.

How long will we keep your data?

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary, as well as to satisfy any legal,
accounting and reporting requirements. We hold data for varying lengths of time
depending on the type of information and de will contact you annually to check the
accuracy of type of information we hold. When your data is no longer required, it will be
destroyed (details are available in our retention policy). Your data will be stored in a secure
and confidential place. We ensure that all technical measures are in place to protect
personal data.


We make use of cookies to enable us to analyse how visitors to our websites are using them and what pages they are visiting. This enables us to customise and personalise the content on our website. Cookies make the interaction between users and websites faster and easier. Without cookies, it would be very difficult for a website to allow a visitor to fill up a shopping cart or to remember the user’s preferences or registration details for a future visit.

We also use 3rd party suppliers such as Facebook, Eventbrite and Google analytics and these suppliers may also make use of cookies.

As some of these 3rd party services may be based outside of the UK and the EU they may not fall under the jurisdiction of UK courts.

What is a cookie?
A cookie is a piece of information in the form of a very small text file that is placed on an internet user’s hard drive. It is generated by a web page server, which is basically the computer that operates a website. The information the cookie contains is set by the server and it can be used by that server whenever the user visits the site. A cookie can be thought of as an internet user’s identification card, which tell a website when the user has returned.

Getting a copy of your data

You may request details of all the information Bothwell Evangelical Church holds about you
by contacting us using the contact details below, or by writing to The Data Protection Officer
at Grace Church Bothwell, 60 Main Street, Bothwell, G71 8EX