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St. Brigid's Nerang Catholic Parish

Privacy Policy

At St Brigid's Catholic Parish Nerang, we are committed to protecting your privacy and ensuring the security of your personal information. This Privacy Policy outlines our practices concerning the collection, use, and disclosure of personal information we collect from members, attendees, volunteers, and other individuals associated with our church. We comply with the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs) set out in the Privacy Act 1988 (Cth).

1. Collection of Personal Information

We may collect personal information from you in various ways, including but not limited to:

1.1. Information you provide voluntarily when you join our church, register for events, or participate in our programs. 1.2. Information collected during church services, events, or meetings, including photographs and videos for promotional purposes. 1.3. Information provided when you contact us via our website, email, phone, or social media channels. 1.4. Information we receive from third parties, such as volunteers and service providers.

2. Types of Personal Information Collected

The types of personal information we may collect include, but are not limited to:

2.1. Contact information (e.g., name, address, email, phone number). 2.2. Date of birth. 2.3. Family and household information. 2.4. Financial information for donations and contributions. 2.5. Records of participation in church activities and events. 2.6. Photographs and videos taken during church-related activities.

3. Use of Personal Information

We may use your personal information for the following purposes:

3.1. To maintain church records and communicate with you about church activities, services, and events. 3.2. To provide pastoral care and support. 3.3. To process donations and contributions. 3.4. To comply with legal obligations. 3.5. To improve our services and understand the needs of our congregation. 3.6. To share photographs and videos for promotional purposes with your consent.

4. Disclosure of Personal Information

We may disclose your personal information to:

4.1. Church staff, volunteers, and leaders as necessary for the operation of church activities. 4.2. Third-party service providers who assist us in managing church operations, such as accounting, IT, and communication services. 4.3. Government authorities or law enforcement agencies when required by law. 4.4. Other individuals or entities with your consent.

5. Security of Personal Information

We take reasonable steps to protect your personal information from unauthorized access, disclosure, and misuse. We maintain physical, electronic, and procedural safeguards to ensure the security of your data.

6. Access and Correction

You have the right to access and correct your personal information held by us. Please contact us if you wish to access or update your information.

7. Complaints and Inquiries

If you have concerns about the way we handle your personal information, please contact us, and we will endeavor to address your concerns promptly.

8. Changes to Privacy Policy

We may update this Privacy Policy from time to time to reflect changes in our practices. The latest version of our Privacy Policy will be available on our website.

9. Contact Information

If you have any questions or concerns about our Privacy Policy or our handling of your personal information, please contact us.

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