This privacy policy is given by Hazel Grove Baptist Church, a UK based charity with charity number 1133951 ("HGBC", "we", "our", "us").

In brief

Hazel Grove Baptist Church (HGBC) is a faith-based organisation with the following Statement of Faith:

  1. We believe in the unity of the Godhead, Father, Son and the Holy Spirit and that they are co-equal.
  2. We believe in the sovereignty and grace of God in creation, revelation, redemption and final judgment.
  3. We believe that the Bible was inspired by God and is the Christian’s sole authority in all matters of faith and conduct. We believe therefore that the Bible does not just contain the Word of God but that it is the Word of God.
  4. We believe in the universal sinfulness and guilt of human nature since the fall, making man subject to God's wrath and condemnation. In the light of this, we believe in the need for a person to be born again by the Holy Spirit and to be saved solely by the grace of God through faith alone in Jesus Christ. This is only made possible because of Jesus' death on the cross to make full atonement for our sin.
  5. We believe in the full deity of the Lord Jesus Christ, the incarnate Son of God; His virgin birth and His real and sinless humanity; His substitutionary death on a cross, His bodily resurrection, His Ascension, His present reign in heaven and earth and in His future personal return. We therefore believe that Jesus Christ is the only mediator between God and man.
  6. We believe in the indwelling of the Holy Spirit in all those born again producing in them an increasing likeness to Christ in character and behaviour and empowering them for their witness in the world.
  7. We believe in the one holy universal Church which is the body of Christ and to which all true believers belong.
  8. We believe in the resurrection of the body and the judgment of the world by the Lord Jesus Christ.
  9. We believe in and adhere to the commands and practice of believer's baptism and the Lord's supper.

To summarise HGBC and privacy:

  • You have provided us with basic information about you;
  • We use that information to contact you with regards to keeping you informed about Church life, about events or issues you have expressed an interest in or those we feel you may be interested in;
  • We may make that information available to others in the form of a Church directory if you have agreed to that.
  • We set cookies when you visit our websites ( and so we can analyse traffic, remember your preferences, and optimise your experience.

In full

This policy focuses on 1) the type of personal and private data we collect, 2) what we use it for, 3) typical disclosures, 4) for how long we store it and 5) your rights related to data we hold about you.

We focus on these items because we believe that they are the most relevant for you.

This policy is split into the following parts:

  • User data
  • Disclosures
  • Legal grounds
  • Retention
  • Your Rights

User data

You may have supplied us with the following information;

  • First Name, Surname, Email Address, Phone Number, Mobile Number and Postal Address.
  • You may have indicated how you would prefer us to contact you, if you would like to be included in the published Church Directory and which groups within the Church you would like to be kept informed of.
  • You may have expressed an interest in attending an event. We will record that interest along with any information supplied by you so we can keep you informed about it or future events.

We use cookies on our websites ( and to analyse traffic, remember your preferences, and optimise your experience. these are as follows:

Cookie Name

Expiration Time


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4 years

Used to distinguish users.

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2 years

Used to distinguish users.


1 year

This is used to enable you to share content with a range of networking and sharing platforms



We make use of third parties in the processing of some of your data.

We use the following third parties:

  • MailChimp (a service offered by The Rocket Science Group) – we use this service to contact groups who have expressed an interest in a specific activity
  • Ministry Centered Technologies, Inc – we use this service to enable us to plan our services.
  • KnownHost LLC - we make use of external mail servers
  • ChurchSuite (a service offered by Church App Ltd) – we use an external provider to host our database, which is where we store the information we hold on you.
  • Eventzilla Corporation – we use this service to organise, manage and promote events.

We have Data Processing Agreements with all these organisations, under which they have undertaken to treat and handle your data in ways that you would reasonably expect. They all operate under the regulations of GDPR and a number of them also employ the ISO 27001 framework for Information Systems Management (an internationally recognised standard for information security). If you would like to see how they handle your data, then we would encourage you to review each third parties privacy statement.

Legal grounds

You have asked to be kept informed about HGBC and any events we may hold and have given us sufficient information to enable us to do this. Consequently, HGBC has a legitimate interest to process your data for this purpose pursuant to you being kept informed. We may occasionally have a legal obligation to record your information if attending an event at or organised by HGBC, in addition to passing on your contact information to the local council or health authority to assist any Covid 19 'Track and Trace' efforts. The data we provide may include your Name, Postal Address and Phone Number.


Personally, identifiable data is retained until you ask us to delete it, or until in our judgement, you are no longer interested in receiving updates from us.

Your rights

You have the right to the data that we have on you. In particular, you have the following rights to the personal data that we hold on you:

  • Access and rectification.
    You have the right to ask us what personal data we have on you and to get a copy of the data that we can identify pertaining to you in this context. You can do this by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you find any errors in that data, then please do contact us and let us know.
  • Objection.
    You are entitled to object to certain processing of personal data, including for example the processing of your personal data for marketing purposes or when we otherwise base our processing of you on a legitimate interest. In the latter case, you need to establish a legally valid rationale for your objection.
  • Right to be forgotten.
    You also have the right to request us to cease storing your personal data and erase it. In this case you need to establish a legally valid rationale for your request.
  • Portability.
    You also have the right to ask for personal data that you yourself have provided. You may request the data in a structured, commonly used and machine-readable format and further that the data is transmitted to another controller, where technically feasible.
  • Withdrawing consent.
    In cases where the processing is based on your consent, you have the right to withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this by contacting This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and stating that you withdraw your consent.
  • Restriction.
    If you establish that the data we have on you is incorrect or we have no legal right to use it, you may request us to cease any further processing of your personal data, and merely keep it in store, until the issue is resolved.

If you have any complaints about how we process your personal data, or would like further information, please contact us at any time.

If for some reason you feel that we are not respecting your statutory rights, you can lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office. (


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