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Privacy Policy

This privacy policy explains what personal data is collected by Faith in Community Scotland through our different activities and how and why we use this data.

Who are we?

When you interact with us online, over the phone or face-to-face, staff and/or volunteers working with Faith in Community Scotland may collect your personal data and if so, we are responsible for how we store and use it.

Your Personal Data – what is it?

Personal data is any information that relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Personal data which we collect includes your name, address, date of birth, telephone number, email address or photograph.

How do we collect and use your personal data?

If you become involved in any aspect of our work in whatever way, we may collect personal data about you.  We may do this through conversations, at events or during visits to your organisation, or if you speak with us over the phone, or contact us via email or social media, to discuss particular pieces of work. We may also ask you to complete personal data on a form.

We will keep your personal data up to date and store it securely. We will put appropriate technical measures in place to protect it from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure, and not collect or retain excessive amounts of personal data. 

What is the purpose and legal basis for storing and using your personal data?

Faith in Community Scotland is a charity registered in Scotland and we process your personal data as a necessary part of obtaining your consent and carrying out our work in line with good practice and our legitimate interests.

How long do we keep your personal data?

We keep your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes described in this notice or otherwise allowed by law.

Your rights around your personal data

Your personal data is protected by legal rights. These include the right in certain circumstances to:

  • request a copy of your personal data held by us;
  • ask for your personal data to be erased, for example, if we no longer need it for the purpose we collected it;
  • request that we suspend the processing of your personal data, for example if you want us to establish whether it is accurate or the reason for processing it;
  • object to the processing of your personal data
  • If our processing of your personal data relies on your consent, you also have the right to withdraw your consent at any time and the right to ask for your personal data to be transferred to another organisation (known as the right to data portability).

For more information or to exercise your data protection rights please contact our Data Protection Officer using the contact details below. There are other rights not listed here and exemptions may apply in some circumstances.

If you are unhappy about how your personal data has been used please refer to our complaints policy. You also have a right to complain to the Information Commissioner’s Office – contact details below – which regulates the processing of personal data.

Contact Details

If you have any questions, queries or complaints, and to exercise your personal data rights, please in the first instance contact Maria Carena, our Data Protection Officer at Faith in Community Scotland, 759a Argyle Street, Glasgow, G3 8DS, by email at info@faithincommunityscotland.org or by phone on 0141 221 4576


You can contact the Information Commissioner’s Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email https://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email or at the Information Commissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire SK9 5AF.