A new European Data Protection law.


A new European Data Protection law, the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), is being introduced on 25 May 2018. This new law applies to any organisation, including our parish that manages and processes people?s personal information. We are now working on ways of ensuring that what we do with your information is compliant with this new law. It is a work in progress and over the next few months we will keep you informed through the parish newsletter as policies are put in place. If you have any questions about this please do not hesitate to contact the parish office. Tel; 454 7271


Data Privacy Statement
The Parish of Rialto


1. Your personal data - what is it?
Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data.
Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in
the data controller's possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of
personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation or the GDPR.
2. Who are we?
The Parish of Rialto is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how
your personal data is processed and for what purposes.
3. How do we process your personal data?
The Parish of Rialto complies with its obligations under the "GDPR" by keeping personal data
up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive
amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and
disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect
personal data.
We use your personal data for the following purposes: -
• To administer records held by us on members of the congregation;
• To fundraise and promote the interests of the parish;
• To manage our employees and volunteers;To maintain our own accounts and records (including
the processing of donations and tax back applications);
• To inform you of news, events, activities and services running at the Parish of Rialto;
• To share your contact details with the Diocesan offices so they can keep you informed about
news in the diocese and events, activities and services that will be occurring in the diocese and
in which you may be interested.
4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?
• Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events,
activities and services and process your donations and keep you informed about diocesan
• Processing is necessary for carrying out obligations under employment, financial, canon law,
or other legal requirements;
• Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a religious aim provided: - the
processing relates only to members of the congregation or former members (or those who
have regular contact with it in connection with those purposes); and there is no disclosure to
a third party without consent.
5. Sharing your personal data
Your personal data will be treated as strictly confidential and will only be shared with other
clergy or staff of the parish for purposes connected with the parish. We will only share your
data with third parties outside of the parish with your consent.
6. How long do we keep your personal data?
We keep data in accordance with the guidance set out in the guide Administrative
Regulations and Guidelines for Parishes for Parish Priests of the Archdiocese of Dublin.
Specifically, we retain donation declarations and associated paperwork for up to 6 years after
the calendar year to which they relate and parish registers permanently (baptisms,
marriages, confirmations and in some instances burials).
7. Your rights and your personal data
Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR you have the following rights with respect to your
personal data: -
. The right to request a copy of your personal data which the Parish of Rialto holds about you.
. The right to request that the Parish of Rialto corrects any personal data if it is found to be
inaccurate or out of date.
. The right to request that the Parish of Rialto corrects any personal data if it is found to be
inaccurate or out of date
. The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the
Parish of Rialto to retain such data
. The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time
. The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal
data and where possible to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as
the right to data portability), (where applicable) [Only applies where the processing is based
on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in
either case the data controller processes the data by automated means].
. The right where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal
data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing
. The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable) [Only applies
where processing is based on legitimate interests (or the performance of a task in the public
interest/exercise of official authority); direct marketing and processing for the purposes of
scientific/historical research and statistics]
. The right to lodge a complaint with the Data Protection Commissioners Office.
8. Further processing
If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose not covered by this Data Privacy Notice we
will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and
setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary we
will seek your prior consent to the new processing.


Contact Details
To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please contact the Parish of Rialto (Our Lady of the Most Holy Rosary of Fatima, 500 South Circular Road ) Phone 01- 4537720
You can contact the Data Protection Commissioners Office on 00353 57 8684800 or Lo-Call 1890
252 231 or by email at info@dataprotection.ie.


The postal addresses are:
Data Protection Commissioner
Canal House
Station Road
R32 AP23 Co. Laois
Dublin Office
21 Fitzwilliam Square
Dublin 2
D02 RD28