The private information contained in the Church Directory, Messenger, rosters and church database have been obtained with individual consent.
The Cleveland Uniting Church has collected the information herein to allow the congregation to care for each other. As such, it is important that we ensure that as a church community, both individually and collectively, we handle this data in a way as to maintain the trust
For example, this means
- You should keep your information up-to-date
- You should not share your members hub login details with other people, particularly those outside of Cleveland UC
- Information contained in the Church Directory, Messenger, rosters and church database cannot be passed onto any other organization or individual for marketing purposes or gain.
- If contacted by someone outside of Cleveland Uniting Church, you should not give out personal information from the church directory or database
- You should dispose of print editions of the church directory in a secure way. (Shredding, burning, or returning to Cleveland UC office for disposal)
- If you are aware someone misusing of personal information in the directory, you need to inform the Cleveland UC office so that we can restrict that person access.
The Privacy Act now requires you to immediately report any suspected or actual ‘eligible’ data breach to Cleveland Uniting Church. An eligible data breach may include losing your printed directory, your laptop or USB drive which contains this confidential information. It could include having your computer or email password compromised if that computer or email account has confidential information about your members. This applies to every member of the congregation and particularly group/activity leaders who have access to the congregational directory or data relating to group members confidential information. (Contact details, address, date of birth)
For more information about both your rights and our responsibilities to you, see the Australian Privacy Principals Guidelines