Data Protection Policy

Data Protection Policy
Zion Baptist Church Tenterden recognises and accepts its responsibilities under the Data Protection Act 1998. It will handle all personal data in accordance with the principles required by the Act:
1. Personal data will be processed fairly and lawfully
2. Personal Data will only be obtained for one or more specified and lawful purposes and not processed in any manner incompatible with that purpose or purposes.
3. Personal data will be adequate, relevant and not excessive in relation to the purpose or purposes to which they are processed.
4. Personal data will be accurate and where necessary kept up to date.
5. Personal data processed for any purpose or purposes will not be kept for longer than is necessary for that purpose or those purposes.
6. Personal data will be processed in accordance with the rights of data subjects under the Act.
7. Appropriate technical and organisational measures must be taken against unauthorised or unlawful processing of personal data and against accidental loss or destruction or damage to personal data.
8. Personal data will not be transferred to a country or territory outside the European Economic Area unless that country or territory ensures an adequate level of protection.
The Diaconate is the Data Controller for the purposes of the Act and personal data may be processed for general church purposes.
Zion Baptist Church enjoys the exemption provided by paragraph 5 of the schedule to The Data Protection (Notification and Notification Fees) Regulations – Statutory Instrument 188 of 2000. These exemption provisions as applied to Churches are because the processing:
(a) is carried out by the church, that is under the direction of the Diaconate or others appointed by the church (the Data Controller)
(b) is for the purposes of establishing or maintaining membership of the church or for support of the church, or for administering activities for individuals who are either members of the church or have regular contact with it; (this is the exempt purpose)
(c) is of personal data in respect of which the data subject is:-
(i) a past, existing or prospective member of the church or its associated organisations;
(ii) any person who has regular contact with the church or its associated organisations in connection with the purposes: or
(iii) any person the processing of whose personal data is necessary for the exempt purposes

(d) is of personal data consisting of the name, address and other identifiers of the data subject or information as to:
(i) eligibility for membership of the church or its associated organisations;
(ii) other matters the processing of which is necessary for the exempt purposes;
(e) does not involve disclosure of the personal data to any third party other than:
(i) with the consent of the data subject; or
(ii) where it is necessary to make such disclosure for the exempt purposes: and

(f) does not involve keeping the personal data after the relationship between the data controller and the data subject ends, unless and for so long as it is necessary to do so for the exempt purposes.
Website Conditions of Use
By reading and continuing to use this website you agree to the following conditions of use. This site is managed by Zion Baptist Church Tenterden.
Zion Baptist Church Tenterden makes every effort to ensure that information on this website is accurate and up-to-date. However, we cannot accept responsibility for any loss or inconvenience caused by reliance on information on this site.

Links to Third-party websites

Zion Baptist Church Tenterden is not responsible for any third-party websites that may be accessed through this website.
We do not endorse the content contained in these sites, nor the organisations publishing those sites, and hereby disclaims any responsibility for such content.


All rights in the design, text, graphics and other material on the website is copyright of Zion Baptist Church Tenterden or other third parties. Should you wish to reproduce any of the information or alter, modify or distribute it, please contact us using the contact form
Use of Information
We will only use information about you if you give consent. We may use information about you for the purposes of analysing how our services are used and how we may improve our services in future. Any information we use will be converted into a form in which we cannot identify you, and will be kept strictly confidential.
Cookies are small pieces of information that are stored by your browser on your computer’s hard drive. Most web browsers automatically accept cookies, but you can usually change your browser to prevent that. However, this may reduce the site’s functionality.
Mostly we use “session cookies”, which are deleted when you close your browser window following your use of our site. The permanent cookies are listed below. Full, up to date, instructions on how to remove cookies form your browser can be seen at
We use Ajax Hits Counter and Google Analytics to monitor visits to this website.
Ajax Hits Counter and Google Analytics stores IP address anonymously on their servers, and neither Zion Baptist Church Tenterden, Ajax Hits Counter or Google Analytics associate your IP address with any personally identifiable information.
These cookies enable Ajax Hits Counter and Google Analytics to determine whether you are a return visitor to the site, and to track the pages that you visit during your session.
These cookies are set automatically when you visit the site but you can opt out using the EU Cookie Law bar at the start of your session.

Like most websites, we routinely monitor I.P. addresses of the computer from which users access the site. We use such data only to monitor levels of traffic to the site, and we do not match this data with individual user records.
Accessing Your Records
If at any stage you would like to check information we hold about you, please contact us using the contact form. Please enter as a subject, “Subject Access Request”.
We will take the necessary action within a reasonable time. We reserve the right to take reasonable steps to confirm your identity before making any disclosure of information held by us.
We use a number of technologies and operational procedures to protect data submitted to us by our users. Physical security of data on our equipment is provided by a combination of firewalls, website authentication services and data encryption.
Transmission of Data
Whilst we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure that information about you will be kept secure from unauthorised access we cannot guarantee that the information will be secure during transmission by you to this website.
If you access this website from a country outside the European Economic Area (EEA) and view information about you or your business/organisation held by us, this will involve transferring that data to the computer you are using to access the website. You should be aware that the country in which you are viewing the information may have less stringent data protection laws than countries within the EEA.
Data Controller
The data controller for the purposes of the Data Protection Act 1998 is The Deaconate, Zion Baptist Church Tenterden. We will at all times comply with the Data Protection Act.