Your Privacy

Under Data Protection legislation the church Charity Trustees of Hedingham Baptist Church are the Data Controller and can be contacted by emailing

We are collecting this information to enable the church to keep in touch with you and provide pastoral support as appropriate. Data Protection legislation allows us to process this information as we regard it as being in the church’s legitimate interest.

Your name and contact details will be entered into our church database which is held on computers which are password protected and accessed only by the Trustees and administrators. Your contact details will be removed from any database once you are no longer a member of the church – unless you ask to remain as one of our “church friends”.

If you serve Hedingham Baptist Church as a member of staff or in a key role then we will pass on your name and contact details to the Baptist Union of Great Britain and/or the Eastern Baptist Association (of which we are members) to enable them to send you information relevant to your role. We will always ensure you are aware of what information is being shared with them and you will be able to decide which contact details are shared

To enable us to provide adequate pastoral support to you and your family, a Minister or Trustees may record information which may be regarded as sensitive. This information will be stored on the password-protected computers. This information will NOT be disclosed to anyone else without your consent.

You have the right to ask to see any information we hold about you (including the pastoral support information) by submitting a ‘Subject Access Request’ to the Church Secretary. You also have the right to ask for information which you believe to be incorrect to be rectified.

If you are concerned about the way your information is being handled please speak to our Data Protection Trustee. If you are still unhappy you have the right to complain to the Information Commissioners Office.