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Privacy Policy

1. Privacy & Cookies

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More specifically, we use cookies and other tracking technologies for the following purposes:

  • Assisting you in navigation;

  • Assisting in registration to our newsletter, and your ability to provide feedback;

Below is a detailed list of the cookies we use on our Website. Our Website is scanned with our cookie scanning tool regularly to maintain a list as accurate as possible.

Under the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) (EU) 2016/679, we have a legal duty to protect any information we collect from you. Information contained in this email and any attachments may be privileged or confidential and intended for the exclusive use of the original recipient. If you have received this email by mistake, please advise the sender immediately and delete the email, including emptying your deleted email box.


During these unprecedented times, we have a legal duty to protect and promote the welfare of our parishioners, staff, volunteers and our clergy. If an individual informs us that they have tested positive for COVID-19 or have symptoms of the virus we will notify you if you had been present with that individual at one of our Masses/events, so that you can take the necessary steps to protect yourself, your families and those who you have come into contact with. In this situation we will not seek your consent to share your data with the health authorities as there is a Public Interest for us to do so. Your contact details will only be shared with the Health Authorities if required and within the Diocese of Westminster. We will keep a record of what information has been shared.

What information about you do we collect?

For the processing to which this notice relates, we collect the following information:

personal information – your name, residential address, email address, mobile or landline number
special category personal information – such as information about virus symptoms
How do we collect information about you? Information is collected from parishioners who have booked to attend any Mass/event or from any existing parish database.   Identified individuals may provide details of other people they have had contact with, who may in turn be asked for details of others they have had contact with.


How will your information be used?

Your information will be used to contact you and persons who you have stated you have had contact with.

The legal basis for using your information

The legal basis for which we use your information is that it is of substantial public interest and to protect public health.

Who will your information be shared with?

We sometimes need to share your information within the Diocese of Westminster or with the Health Authorities. We will only share your information when necessary and when the law allows us to, and we will only share the minimum information we need to. The Diocese will never sell your information to anyone else.

How long will we keep your information?

We will keep your information for a maximum of 1 month after the date of the Mass/event that you attended.

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