Some Legal Requirements

Charity Registration

This church - Foundation Christian Fellowship has been registered with the Charity Commission since 1988 with the Charity Number 298891.
We have been fully compliant with all legal requirements for each year since then.

Foundation Christian Fellowship is also registered with the UK Tax Office for the purposes of receiving financial benefit for Gift Aid on donations to The Charity. 
Including any donations made online and declared as eligible for Gift Aid.

Child Protection

Child Protection.

As a church, we are members of the Churches Child Protection Advisory Service. 
All of our children and youth workers have been checked by the Criminal Records Bureau.


Foundation Christian Fellowship

General Data Protection Requirements (GDPR)

Dated 8 March 2018


Foundation Christian Fellowship, Warminster 

FCF Data Privacy Notice

1. Personal data
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation (the ‘GDPR’).

2. Data Controller
Foundation Christian Fellowship, through the Pastors, is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.

3. How do we process your personal data?
The Pastors of Foundation Christian Fellowship comply with its obligations under the “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.

We use personal data for the following purposes: -
● to administer membership records;
● to maintain our financial accounts and records (including the processing of gift aid);
● to provide news and information about events, activities and services at the church;
● to fundraise and promote the interests of the church;
● to manage employees and volunteers;
● to enable the church to provide voluntary services for the benefit of the public in our local community;
● to provide contact details of Trustees and others with specific responsibilities to the Charities Commission and HMRC.

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
Processing is carried out by a church, provided:
a. the processing relates only to members or former members (or those who have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and
b. there is no disclosure to a third party without consent; or
● Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, social security or social protection law, or a collective agreement; or
● Explicit consent of the data subject has been given.

5. Sharing personal dataYour personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other members of the church in order to carry out a service to other church members or for purposes connected with the church. We will never share your data with third parties without your consent.

6. 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.
7. How long do we keep data?

We retain data on the following basis:

8. 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 the personal data which Foundation Christian Fellowship holds about you;
● The right to request that Foundation Christian Fellowship 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 Foundation Christian Fellowship 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 you with your personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller.
● 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;
● The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.

9. Contact Details

To exercise all relevant rights, queries of complaints please in the first instance contact the Pastors at Foundation Christian Fellowship, via email at or telephone 01985 217613.
You can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email at or write to: The Information Commissioner's Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire. SK9 5AF.

Signed by The Pastors on 8th March 2018