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At Cornerstone Church (Bristol) want to do our best in keeping you informed about what personal information we are collecting and how we are using it. If you have any questions or queries about anything in the Privacy Policy please contact us at [email protected].

Name : Cornerstone Ministries Trust
Address : Cornerstone Church, Christchurch, Redland Road, Bristol, BS6 6AG Charity No. : 1038963

Personal Information

Whether you are a member of the church of just visiting our website, we want to protect your personal information. This includes any personal attributes which might personally identify you, and information associated with with that. These attributes might include things such as your name, address or location, telephone number or other unique identifier (e.g. passport or national insurance number) or characteristics (eg biometric data). This also includes your IP address, which is an identifier for the connection you are using to access the internet.

Because we are a religious organisation, we treat all the personal information which we receive as though it is sensitive. As such we will ensure it is appropriately secured and not shared without permission. Our processing of the data internally is justified under Article 9.2(d) of EU Regulation 2016/679 (GDPR).

What we collect, and why

We may collect basic personal information when people attend church meetings, whether Sunday morning services, home groups, student meetings, socials or prayer meetings. This often includes name, telephone number and email address, as you provide them to us. We use this for the coordination of events you’ve expressed interest in helping with or attending.

For youth and children’s groups we also collect relevant medical details, dietary requirements, NHS number, emergency contact details, postal address and attendance. This information is used to help in ensuring activities are suitable, planning catering, and dealing with emergencies. We also collect parents’/guardians’ names and telephone numbers for coordination of these groups.

For church members we may also collect additional information such as postal address, birthday, membership status and any positions held within the church.

We also process information about donations together with information from gift-aid forms for the sake of claiming this money from HMRC. In filling out the gift-aid form you are consenting for us to share this information with HM Revenue & Customs as part of the claim process.

All of this information is processed based on the legitimate interests of the church, and will be stored for up to 2 years past your regular engagement with the church, except where we may be required to hold the records for longer (e.g. tax and safeguarding details).

We also collect browsing data on our website. See Cookies and Tracking for more information.

Cookies and Tracking

We use cookies and analytics to keep track of people using our website. When you make a request to, your browser will include various information including your IP address, the browser you are using, the operating system, and where you were linked to the site from. This information may be stored and used for statistical traffic analysis to help us improve the website.

We make use of cookies to track repeat visits to our website. Cookies are small text files, in this case containg a random identifier. If you agree, we will set a cookie on your computer, which your browser will the send back with every request you make to our site. This allows us to see whether you are new to the site, or coming back for another visit. Again this data is used for statistical traffic analysis, and helping us improve our services.

If you wish to block all cookies the site may try to set permanently, this should be possible to do through your browser settings.

3rd Parties

We won’t sell, lease or otherwise share your personal data with third parties for profit of any kind. We may share your data with contractual partners in order to provide you with a service, to facilitate the running of our church or with authorities if required to do so by law.

In doing this data may be transferred across borders. Personal data will only be transferred out of the European Economic Area to countries which are considered adequate under the EU Data Protection Directive, in the case the organisation subscribes to a certification scheme (e.g. EU-U.S. Privacy Shield Framework), or under under contract, subject to EU model contract clauses for personal data transfer.


We try to use your personal data as carefully and reasonably as possible, and will do what we can to accomodate your preferences, however you also have specific rights under the law. These rights include, the right to

  • be informed — as well as this notice providing an overview of what we store and how we use it, you can ask to see exactly what information we hold about you
  • rectification – if any of the data we hold is out-of-date or incorrect, we will update it
  • object/restrict processing – if you don’t like how we process your data you can raise an objection, and we will respond appropriately
  • deletion – if you want us to delete your information then we will do so to the extent that we are permitted to.

If you wish to exercise these rights, please contact us at the email address at the top of this page. We will get back to you as soon as possible, but it may take up to a month. For a full overview of these rights, see the ICO website. If you wish to complain about our data processing or responses to your requests this can be done here.

We may link to external sites and resources. These sites our outside of our control, and while we would never knowingly link to a site which may cause harm, we recommend exercising caution. Additionally we recommend you read the privacy policy of any third party sites you visit before providing them with personal data.

May 2018