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Privacy Policy

Who Are We?
The Priestly Fraternity of St Peter (FSSP) in England is a Limited Company no.06852978 and a Registered Charity no.1129964. Our official name is Fraternitas Sacerdotalis Sancti Petri Ltd. We also use the official working name FSSP England.

Data Protection
Data Protection has a basis in natural law, being required by the virtues of justice, discretion and courtesy. If these natural goods are respected, grace can build upon them. In May 2018 new data protection laws come into effect in England & Wales. From then charities will be held to the same high standards as other public bodies and businesses. The law requires and we intend that your privacy should be safeguarded by design and by default.

Legal Basis
The legal basis for FSSP England to collect, store and use people’s personal data is twofold in accordance with Article 6.1.a. & Article 9.2.d of the General Data Protection Regulation, namely consent and legitimate interest. As our work is inextricably bound with people’s religious affiliation, the latter basis requires our “data processing relates solely to the members or to former members of the body or to persons who have regular contact with it in connection with its purposes and that the personal data are not disclosed outside that body without the consent of the data subjects”.

New Database
GDPR requires charities to be able to demonstrate compliance. For this reason we plan to have a brand new website built with the unambiguous consent of all those who data is stored on it. We hope this will be achieved in the main by people using the “Manage Profile” facility on this website to register an entry for themself on our database and supply whatever information they wish to give. Of course not everyone likes to use or has access to the Internet, so we will retain the option of people supplying their details by post, telephone or face-to-face. In any case, our plan is to make a transition in 2018 from our old database, which is to be deleted, to this new one constructed with a clear record of consent for each entry.

You Control Your Data
With the Charity Commission our aim is defined as: “Pastoral support to laity and clergy in England and Wales, through parochial ministry, retreats, training sessions, publications, pilgrimages and spiritual guidance. Special charism: the Extraordinary Form of the Roman rite (Roman Catholic Church).” For the legitimate interests of this charitable aim, FSSP England stores on a secure database such details as our registered users submit to us, for example via the “Manage Profile” option on this website. Normally this includes name and email address in order to register, plus whatever further information is volunteered by the user.

In addition, to receive Dowry Magazine by post a mailing address must be given. For those who have personal contact with us, particularly in volunteering to help the running of our apostolates, it is helpful if you enter your phone number(s) too. We will not share your information with third parties, except for the purpose of mailing Dowry Magazine or our bulletins according to your subscriptions.

Members of the Confraternity of St Peter
For members of the CSP, normally we will keep a record of your name, address, date of birth and date of enrolment, as provided by you on your application form.

Banking Information
We do not store the financial / banking details of those who make donations to us, although there will of course be a record of transactions (donor, amount, date, reference) on our bank statements / Paypal statements which we keep for accounting purposes.

Right to be Forgotten / Delete Data / De-register
You may change or delete your details at anytime. If you choose to de-register you whole record will be deleted from our database. Subscriptions to our electronic bulletins through Mailchimp may be ‘unsubscribed’ by the user at any time.

Users of this website must be at least 13 years-old to register an account. Users who are not yet 18 years-old should obtain parental consent to register.

Your IP address and browser may be recorded for the sake of web statistics. Our websites uses Google analytics cookies to track general traffic, for example giving us figures for the number of visitors and length of time on the site. This data is processed anonymously.

If you register and login then a session cookie will be stored to remember you are logged in, which will expire when you close the browser.

Enquiries / Complaints
Should you have any enquiries or complaints regarding FSSP England’s data protection procedures please contact our data protection officer here.