Privacy Policy

April 2020

Version 1.2


This Privacy Policy is for Rivers Church NPC. This policy applies to all persons that provide their personal information to Rivers Church regardless of how their personal information is collected.

Should you have any queries regarding the security or integrity of your personal information, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 0115237000 or at [email protected]

Rivers Church respects your privacy and the importance of ensuring that your personal information is stored and is used in a manner that complies with local data privacy laws.


What is Personal Information?

Personal Information includes information that assists the Church or any person in identifying you. This could be, for example, your name, surname, ID Number or it could be information about how to contact you such as your e-mail address, residential address and even includes your IP address.

Personal Information does not include information that is collected for statistical purposes and which cannot be linked to you or used to identify you.

Special Personal Information is a special category of Personal Information, which includes information about your religious beliefs.

What kind of Personal Information does Rivers Church collect?

Rivers Church collects Personal Information about your identity, how to contact you, information related to your spiritual journey including prayer needs and all interactions with the Church. This could include information about child dedications, baptisms, salvations, weddings etc. Given the nature of Church, Special Personal Information is collected.

How does Rivers Church collect your Personal Information?

Your Personal Information could be collected through the followings interactions with Rivers Church:

  • Directly through completing a form while on the Rivers Church premises;
  • Telephonic interactions with the church staff or volunteers;
  • Electronic interactions with the Church staff or volunteers;
  • By providing your Personal Information on the Church website or through the use of the Rivers Church App


What does Rivers Church do with your Personal Information?

Rivers Church uses your Personal Information to ensure that you are able to have a personal relationship with us and to ensure that Rivers Church is able to provide appropriate support to you at whatever stage of your spiritual journey you may find yourself.

In addition to this, your Personal Information is used for statistical and research purposes to ensure that Rivers Church provides relevant ministry to the community.

From time to time, you may receive communication from the church regarding an upcoming event or service time change.

How do I access the Personal Information that Rivers Church has about me or my child(ren)?

Any Personal Information held by the Church can be accessed by sending a request for your personal information to [email protected]

How do I update my Personal Information held by Rivers Church?

Personal Information can be updated by e-mailing [email protected]  or updating your details on the Rivers Church App.

How do I ensure that Rivers Church deletes my Personal Information that I do not wish for Rivers to keep regarding my child(ren) or myself?

Requests for Personal Information to be deleted can be sent to [email protected]

Changes to this Policy

Changes may apply to this policy from time to time and you are requested to review this policy at least once annually.

Acceptance of this Policy

By providing us with your Personal Information through any of the above-mentioned means of collection, you consent to Rivers Church using your Personal Information in the manner described herein.

Should the Personal Information be collected from a child, Rivers Church will take the necessary steps to obtain your consent for the processing of the Personal Information.