Privacy Policy

Church in Chains (registered charity number 23070) is committed to protecting your privacy and will only use the information that we collect about you lawfully. This policy is intended to give you an understanding of how and why we use the information you provide to us both online and otherwise.

By using our website or providing us with your personal information you agree to your personal information being used and stored in the manner set out in this policy. We may update this policy from time to time without notice to you, so please check it regularly.

What information do we hold about you?
We hold personal data about you, collected when you register to receive communications from us, request information, purchase items, attend an event or make donations.

The personal data collected includes:

  • Your name
  • Your postal address
  • Your telephone number(s)
  • Your email address
  • The church you attend
  • Financial information such as your bank details
  • Information you enter onto our website
  • Records of your correspondence with us
  • Details of your visit to our website, and interaction with our e-mail communications

You do not have to provide us with this information, but if you chose not to then we may be unable to give you the information or service you request. You do not have to tell us your telephone number, but it will help us to contact you quickly if we have a query. We receive and store your email address when you fill in one of our online forms and also if you subscribe to our emails or other e-publications we may offer.

By providing information about the church you attend, you agree to us holding and using information about your religious affiliations.

Will we share this information with others?
We will never sell or share your data with third parties for their own marketing purposes. We do not share your information with other individuals or organisations outside Church in Chains.

We may allow our staff, consultants and/or external providers acting on our behalf to access and use your information for the purposes for which you have provided it to us (e.g. to deliver mailings, to analyse data and to process payments).  We only provide them with the information they need to deliver the relevant service, and we make sure your information is treated with the same level of care as if we were handling it directly.

How do we protect the security of the information you provide us with?
All your information will be transmitted in a secure fashion. Our whole website is protected by a security certificate. We use PayPal to process all online donations – a service that handles millions of Euro worth of donations every month globally.

The information we collect from you may be transferred to and processed and/or stored at a destination outside the European Economic Area (“EEA”), including the U.S. If we send your personal data outside the EEA we will take reasonable steps to ensure that the recipient implements appropriate measures to protect your information. By submitting your details, you agree to this use of your data.

How do we protect the confidentiality of your information?
The confidentiality of your information is safeguarded by:
· Protecting data from improper use such as unlawful access, changes or destruction and accidental loss
· Ensuring that all our employees respect the confidentiality of our site visitors’ personal data

How will we let you know of changes to our Privacy Policy?
This policy is subject to change and any such changes to our privacy policy will be posted on this page without prior notification. We are currently in the process of working towards compliance with the incoming EU general Data Protection Guidelines which become law in May 2018. This privacy policy was last updated on 1st February 2018.

What if you have questions or need to make corrections to your information?
You have the right to request a copy of the information that we hold about you. If you would like a copy, please contact us. You may ask us to correct or remove information you think is inaccurate. You can also opt out of receiving all or some of our communications at any time by contacting us using the details below.

How to contact us
Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or information we hold about you or if you do not wish to provide us with personal information online:
By email to
Write to us at: Church in Chains, PO Box 10447, Glenageary, Co Dublin
Or by phone: 01-282 5393

 This policy was last updated on 1 February 2018.