Privacy Policy

Data Protection Notice

The General Data Protection Regulation (May 2018) require Broken Rites to provide you with this Fair Processing and Data Privacy Notice and confirm your consent to the use to which we put your personal data.

1. Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data (by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession).

2. The Data Controller is the National Committee of Broken Rites (contact details below), and decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

3. We use personal data for the following purposes: –

  • To enable us to provide information and support to clergy spouses/partners who are experiencing difficulty in their relationships or situations;
  • To administer membership records;
  • To fundraise and promote the interests of Broken Rites;
  • To manage our employees and volunteers;
  • To maintain our own accounts and records;
  • To inform you of news, events, and activities that may be of help or interest to you;
  • To contact individuals to find out their opinions on current activities or of potential new activities that may be offered.

The National Committee of Broken Rites complies with its obligations under 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.

4. The legal basis for processing your personal data is:

  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, and activities;
  • Processing is carried out by the National Committee of Broken Rites which is a not-for-profit body, provided: – the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with its purposes); and there is no disclosure to a third party without consent;
  • Processing relates to personal data manifestly made public by the data subject.

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

6. We keep personal data in accordance with the general guidance. Specifically, we retain data while it is still current; thereafter it may be retained for archive purposes as deemed appropriate by the National Committee.

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 Broken Rites holds about you;
  • The right to request that Broken Rites 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 Broken Rites 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.
  • 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. Further processing

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

9. Cookies

We use cookies on our website for the purposes of tracking website usage using Google Analytics. These are used solely for the development of the Broken Rites through analysis of how visitors are interacting with our site and identifying how we can improve our website based on their usage. As we have opted to anonymise the IP address stored, no personally identifiable information is stored.

You can disable cookies through your web browser; however, we would not recommend doing this as many, many sites including ours rely on these to function.

If you have accepted cookies but later change your mind, you can clear the stored cookies through your browser settings and preferences.

10. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Membership Secretary,

You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on +44 303 123 1113, via their website or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.