Privacy Statement

Privacy Statement

This website is run by Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle, 837-869 Shore Road, Belfast. You can find further contact details and our NI Charity number on our website footer.

We last updated this privacy statement on 22 May 2018

Data Protection Queries

If you have any data protection queries you can email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Information we collect

We collect and process information about our members and friends. This includes information that you give us when you fill in a membership form for church or from a ministry within church, an address update form, or other paper or online forms such as child consent forms for attending organisations or going on trips, book a ticket for an event, or complete a membership form for one of our ministries. Some of these may be paper or online.

We also collect and process financial information on donations made. This is necessary to run our envelope scheme, and to process gift-aid claims.

We collect information via selected third parties when you donate to us or purchase items or tickets. This includes suppliers of services such as Justgiving, eventbrite and Paypal who handle payment processing for us.

We also store information related to our contact with you – such as dates and times of visits or other contacts made by our staff, attendance of some ministries (e.g. some of the youth organizations keep records of nights attended).

We collect and process this information on the basis of legitimate interest.

Cookies and other internet information

When you visit our website or use any of our online services we will collect some information, such as your IP address, and the pages you have visited on our website. In common with most other websites we also use cookies to improve website experience.

Marketing and outbound contact

We also collect contact information in order to keep you informed of church-related notices. We do this on the basis of consent. You can withdraw this consent at any time.

Sharing your personal information with others

We use a number of online partners in our data processing. These include Paypal and Justgiving who provide online donation technology, Eventbrite who we use for ticketing, mailchimp for outbound email We also use some services from Google. We also use other carefully selected cloud services such as Microsoft. We also use iKnowChurch (Part of Edit Websites Limited, a UK company) to store and process some of our information and Cloudflare who help speed up our website. You can find out about their individual privacy policies on their own websites.

 Where your personal information is stored

Most of our information is stored in electronic systems or paper records securely held within Whitewell Metropolitan Tabernacle. Where we make use of other suppliers of cloud-based services (such as our email) we work to ensure that the data is held within the EEA. Where there are exceptions such that your data will be exported (for example the worship team use planning center, software hosted in the US, to schedule worship services) we will ensure they meet GDPR regulations requirements.

Sometimes paper or electronic information is transported and stored outside our building. This is necessary for example in the case of ministries that are based outside our premises. Where we take your data outside our building we take reasonable measures to ensure that it is secured.

Your rights under the law

You have the right to access the information that we store about you. To receive a copy of this information please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also ask us to change incorrect information or delete information that we store about you, and you have you have the right to ask us to restrict further processing of your information. To do so you should email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

If you have a complaint

If you have contacted us about this privacy policy, and are unhappy with the response we have made, you can contact our senior Pastor, David Purse, who will review the handling of the issue. If you still are not happy with the result then you also have the right to complain directly to the information commissioner’s office. You can find them via their website www.ico.org.uk