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Data Privacy Policy

Here at Logos Ministries International (LMI), respecting your privacy is very important to us. The information below explains how we collect and use your personal data, which includes data obtained online, through telephone calls with us, emails, letters, LMI forms or applications, or other forms of communication. 

If after reading this policy you have any questions relating to how we process personal data, please contact us using our contact details below, and we will do everything we can to assist you.

Who We Are

Logos Ministries International (LMI) is an interdenominational, evangelical Christian mission, which exists to serve the church around the world. 

We are a registered charity in Northern Ireland. Our charity number is NIC104004.

Office address:

Logos Ministries International 

7-8 Bellsbridge Office Park

100 Ladas Drive

BELFAST

BT6 9FH

 

Email address:

info@lmi-org.net

 

Telephone number: 

028 9045 8362

Website:

www.lmi-org.net

 

Data Protection

As part of our work, we process personal data relating to supporters, staff and volunteers (former, current and potential), contacts (such as representatives of churches, groups and schools), and our distance-learning students. This information is held, used, transferred and processed in accordance with the Data Protection Act 2018 (as supplemented by the GDPR) and all other applicable data protection laws including, but not limited to, the Privacy and Electronic Communication Regulations (PECR). 

 

What Personal Data Do We Collect? 

Personal data is information that can be used to identity you, including, but not limited to, your name, postal address, marital status, email address, telephone number, religious affiliation, bank details, tax details (for the purposes of collecting Gift Aid), computer IP address, where we came into contact with you, your role within an organisation or church etc. 

Examples of when we may collect these types of personal data from you include:

  • Upon receipt of a donation to support our work 
  • If you sign-up to receive our mailings
  • If you invite LMI staff, coordinators or volunteers to visit your church, group or school
  • If you take part in an LMI event
  • If you study through our Bible Teaching Ministry
  • When you visit our website, or you otherwise provide us with personal data. 

We do not collect sensitive personal data, such as medical information, unless it is necessary. For example, we may require this data if you are applying to work for, or volunteer with, LMI, or are taking part in an LMI overseas mission trip. 

 

Why We Collect Personal Data

We may collect personal data from you for a number of purposes, including, but not limited to: 

  • Providing you with information about our work, our staff, our overseas partners, special events and special appeals
  • Processing any donation(s) you may make towards our work. We also use this information to meet legal obligations in respect to donations and collecting Gift Aid
  • For administration purposes, such as needing to contact you about a meeting you have arranged with us 
  • Processing applications from potential staff/volunteers, who wish to work with LMI
  • Processing your application to study through our Bible Teaching Ministry, and to communicate with you during your studies 
  • For the purpose of record keeping, such as retaining photographs for posterity, or other reasonable, legitimate reasons.  

 

Lawful Basis

We process personal data using the lawful bases of consent, contract, legal obligation, vital interests and legitimate interests. The lawful basis we use varies depending on the purpose of the data processing. 

Short explanations of the five lawful bases we use –

Consent - You have given us clear consent to process your personal data for a specific purpose.

Contract - The processing is necessary for a contract we have with you, or because you have asked us to take specific steps before entering into a contract.

Legal Obligation - The processing is necessary for us to comply with the law.

Vital Interests - processing is necessary in order to protect your vital interests or the vital interests of another person.

Legitimate Interests - The processing is necessary for our legitimate interests or the legitimate interests of a third party, unless there is a good reason to protect your personal data which overrides those legitimate interests.

If you make a donation(s) to support our work, or if you are a point of contact for a church, group or school we visit, we may send you regular information about the ministry, special events and appeals using the lawful basis of legitimate interests. Similarly, if you contact us about a particular element of our work, we may send you information using the lawful basis of legitimate interests, and if your information is publically available(for example, if it is listed on a website) or in a church directory, we may send you information using the same lawful basis of legitimate interests.  

The Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO), who are responsible for governing the GDPR, have detailed explanations of each lawful basis on their website. If you would like to read this information, please visit www.ico.org.uk 

 

Your Rights

Under theData Protection Act 2018 (as supplemented by the GDPR), you have a number of rights, which enable you to control how your personal data is processed. These rights are: 

  • The right to be informed
  • The right of access
  • The right to rectification
  • The right to erasure
  • The right to restrict processing
  • The right to data portability
  • The right to object
  • Rights in relation to automated decision making and profiling

 

You can read more about these rights on the ICO website. To do so, please use the following link - https://ico.org.uk/for-organisations/guide-to-the-general-data-protection-regulation-gdpr/individual-rights/

Please be assured that LMI respects your rights, and should you ever want to act upon any of them in relation to how we process your personal data, our team will be more than happy to help you. Simply phone, write to us or email our office using the details above. 

 

Updating Your Personal Data

If we discover that the personal data we hold about you is incorrect, we will endeavour to update it as soon as possible. Moreover, you can ask us to rectify or update your personal data at any time by phoning, writing to us or emailing our office using the details above. 

 

Third Parties

To enable us to undertake our missionary endeavours to the very best of our ability, we may share your personal data with a number of suppliers and third parties. This includes, but is not limited to, Google, Microsoft, Worldpay (in the case of credit card donations), Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and Dropbox.  

The reasons we may share your personal data with these suppliers and third parties can include:

  • Maintaining our contact database and financial records 
  • Sending emails
  • Posting mail items
  • Sharing images
  • Promotion of our work

*Please note - We will never sell your personal data to third parties or directly share it with other charities for the purposes of direct marketing.

 

Online Donations

If you make an online donation to support the work of LMI through PayPal, personal details are collected in order to process that donation. PayPal is independent of LMI, and so you should refer to PayPal’s own privacy policy to ascertain how this information will be used.  

 

Retention Period

We will only retain your personal data for as long as necessary, in keeping with the lawful basis used to process your information. 

 

Opting Out

If you would like to opt-out of receiving information from LMI, you can do so at any time. Simply phone, write to us or email our office using the details above. You will receive no further communication from LMI, except if a mailing is already in progress prior to your request being received. 

Please note - We may have to retain your personal data in certain circumstances, even if you opt-out from our services and mailings, whenwe are legally obligated to do so e.g. in the case of making a financial donation to LMI, we must retain your personal data for seven years from the date of your gift. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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