Privacy statement

Shefford Baptist Church Privacy Notice for collecting contact information from church attendees.

This privacy notice is an addendum to Shefford Baptist Church’s main privacy statement and notices. The Charity Trustees of Shefford Baptist Church (as Data Controller) can be contacted by ringing 0794 130 7228 or emailing

We are collecting your name and contact details in order to fulfil our responsibility to provide a safe environment in which those attending Shefford Baptist Church can pray and worship during this COVID-19 recovery phase. We will only use this information to contact you in the event that we believe you may have come into contact with a suspected case of COVID-19 at Shefford Baptist Church and it may be necessary to share your details with NHS Test and Trace if they are requested for contact tracing and the investigation of local outbreaks. Your name and contact details will temporarily be securely stored in a locked filing cabinet in a locked room.  They will be retained for a period of 21 days in line with government guidance and then disposed of within the following 7 days. 

Please inform Shefford Baptist Church as soon as possible if you test positive for coronavirus or develop any of the following COVID-19 symptoms:

·                     A high temperature

·                     A new, continuous cough

·                     A loss or change to your sense of smell or taste

Data that is collected in a place of worship and might subsequently be shared is considered to be special category data, and therefore we need your consent to record, store and to share your contact details with NHS Test and Trace if necessary. By providing your data you are consenting to it being used in line with this privacy statement. 

You are free to refuse or withdraw your consent at any time. In the event you do  not wish to provide your contact details, we cannot give permission for you to access Shefford Baptist Church as we will not be able to comply with our duty under the Law.


Data protection

Your personal information:

"We collect your contact details so that we can keep in touch with you and provide pastoral support as needed.

The information will be kept securely and will not be revealed to anyone outside of the church without your permission.

We will keep the information until such time as you ask us to remove it or until we think it is no longer needed, whichever is the sooner.

If you want to know what we hold, then please contact our church administrator who is our data protection officer.”