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Privacy Policy

Introductory details

Growbaby is a registered CIO. 1185228

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Registered Address: 28 Albert Palace Mansions, Lurline Gardens, London, SW11 4DG

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) April 2019

The data legislation is designed to protect personal data about living individuals. This means that any person or organisation who handles personal data must comply with the requirements of the legislation.

Here at Growbaby we take your data and privacy seriously. This policy sets out the basis on which any personal information we collect from you, or that you provide to us, will be processed.

Information is collected from you so that we can keep in contact with you and let you know of news and events happening in the church that we think may be of interest to you. You may be asked to provide information such as your name or email address in order to sign up to an event or to receive information from us on church-related activities. It is entirely your choice whether to give us information about yourself or not.

There are governing principles that must be followed in relation to the processing of data about individuals including that data be:

  • processed lawfully

  • collected for a specific purpose

  • relevant and necessary

  • correct and up to date

  • kept no longer than needed

  • processed in accordance with individual's rights

  • kept securely

  • not be shared outside EEA without verifying adequate level of protection

What information do we hold?

Information that you give us from forms that you have filled on our website or at event we run, corresponding with us by phone, email or letter or in person.

The information you give us may include personal data such as your name, date of birth, postal address, e-mail address, phone number, financial and credit card information, personal description and/or photographs.

We may also hold certain categories of sensitive information including religious belief, plus other sensitive data that you have told us about, such as your health and this will be used to ensure we provide the best care and support we can.

Information we collect about you

With regard to each of your visits to our website we will automatically collect the following information but this is not identifiable to you.

  • Technical information, including the Internet protocol (IP) address used to connect your computer to the Internet, browser type and version, time zone setting, browser plug-in types and versions, and operating system and platform.

  • Information about your visit to our website, including the full Uniform Resource Locators (URL), clickstream to, through and from our site (including date and time), page response times, download errors, length of visits to certain pages, page interaction information (such as scrolling, clicks, and mouse-overs), methods used to browse away from the page.


The following cookies are used as standard on this Wix website:

Cookie Name



Cookie Type


Used for security reasons




Used for security reasons




Used in connection with user login

2 years



Used to indicate the system from which the site was rendered

1 minute



Used for system monitoring/debugging

3 months



Used for system monitoring/debugging




Used for cookie banner parameters

12 months



Used to identify logged in site members




Used for security and anti-fraud reasons




Used for system effectiveness measurement

30 minutes



Used for stability/effectiveness measurement

12 months



Used on multilingual websites to save user language preference

12 months


The following links explain how to access cookie settings in various browsers:

To opt out of being tracked by Google Analytics across all websites, visit this link:

Information we receive from other sources

We may also receive information about you from other Growbabys, other websites that we control, third parties who work closely with us including, for example, business partners, payment and delivery services and search information providers;

If you are a Growbaby staff member or volunteer we may also hold certain categories of sensitive information such as personal financial details, age, gender, marital status, date of birth, full employment and educational history, references, medical and criminal records.

Why do we hold data on people?

  • General administration of the Growbaby, e.g. preparation of rotas, recording attendance, maintaining financial records of giving for audit and tax purposes;

  • Contacting you to keep you informed of Growbaby-related activities and events;

  • Statistical analysis; to monitor trends in attendance at groups and courses to help us be more responsive to the needs of those accessing Growbaby.

How will we use your information?

  • To let you know what’s going on at Growbaby International, via email, text, whatsApp and other messaging services, if you have consented for us to do so.

  • To maintain accurate and up to date records of our employees, volunteers and Growbaby connections;

  • To administer our website and for internal operations, including troubleshooting, data analysis, testing, research, statistical and survey purposes;

  • To improve our website to ensure that content is presented in the most effective manner for you and for your device;

  • As part of our efforts to keep our site safe and secure.

Where do we store your data?

  • We are committed to holding your personal information securely. Only Growbaby staff and authorised volunteers that need to see the data can access it;

  • We may store your information on computers (on hard drives, or use cloud-based storage), in paper form, or both;

  • All computers that store any personal data are password protected;

  • Any paper files that hold personal information (other than names and contact details) are kept on secure premises in locked cupboards and filing cabinets;

  • The data that we collect from you may be transferred to, and stored at, a destination outside the European Economic Area ("EEA"). By submitting your personal data, you agree to this transfer, storing or processing. We will take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is treated securely and in accordance with this policy and in compliance with the General Data Protection Regulations (2018);

  • Information you provide to us is stored on our secure servers.

  • The transmission of information via the Internet is not completely secure. Although we will do our best to protect your personal data, we cannot guarantee the security of your data transmitted to our site; any transmission is at your own risk. Once we have received your information, we will use strict procedures and security features to try to prevent unauthorised access.

  • All Cookie data and other information collected as part of Essential or Functional requirements on our website is stored in the Wix Secure Servers.

What is our legal basis for processing your data?

Our legal basis for processing personal data is different depending upon the purpose it was collected for. The following list covers the main types of data that we hold, for a full list please contact us by emailing

  • Data collected to keep you informed about a specific area you expressed an interest in, is held to fulfil your legitimate interest and ours;

  • Data collected to keep you informed about Growbaby International news and events is held via consent (unless otherwise stated);

  • Data collected through our booking systems for the events and courses that we run is held for our legitimate interests or because of a contractual obligation to do so;

  • Data collected about your children or young people is held on parental consent and vital interests;

  • Employee, volunteer and Growbaby International data records are processed to comply with legal and contractual obligations and to fulfil our legitimate interests as a church community. Some of your records may be held with your consent. Where we choose to hold such records on consent we will ask for you to agree to this when your data is collected. We will also inform you how you can withdraw your consent if you wish to do so.

How long do we hold your data?

Your rights

Under GDPR legislation you have a number of rights about how your data is processed. Full details of your personal rights can be found on the Information Commissioner’s Office website. Your rights include the right to:

  • Request access to the data we hold about you - if you would like to do so please contact us at the address below and we will respond within 30 days;

  • Have inaccurate and incomplete data rectified;

  • Have the personal data we hold on you deleted (except where we are required to hold the data by law and where there is legitimate interest to withhold it - an example would be information regarding a financial transaction, which we are obliged to retain for 7 years for tax and accounting purposes);

  • To restrict the processing of your personal data in certain circumstances.

  • Data that is held on consent will only be processed as long as we have your consent. To withdraw your consent you can contact us by emailing

Other websites

Our site may, from time to time, contain links to and from other websites, advertisers and affiliates. If you follow a link to any of these websites, please note that these websites have their own data and privacy policies and that we do not accept any responsibility or liability for these policies. Please check these policies before you submit any personal data to these websites.


Please see the Cookies section earlier in this policy for details on how we use cookies.

Changes to our Privacy Policy

Any changes we make to our data and privacy in the future will be posted on this page and, where appropriate, notified to you by e-mail. Please check back frequently to see any updates or changes to our data and privacy policy.


If you have any questions, comments or requests regarding this data and privacy policy please email or write to us at:

The Trustees, Growbaby International, 28 Albert Palace Mansions, Lurline Gardens, London, SW11 4DG

For more information regarding data protection legislation please go to


Registered address Growbaby International, 28 Albert Palace Mansions, Lurline Gardens, London, SW11 4DG

Registered in England and Wales. 1185228

‘Growbaby’ is a UK trademark UK00003150046. Used here under license. All rights reserved.

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