Privacy Notice


The Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph are registered with the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) and we protect your personal data in line with the requirements of the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR).

The Congregation is committed to the safeguarding of the privacy rights of individuals in relation to the obtaining, processing, retaining and protection of their personal data, in accordance with the principles of the GDPR.


The policy of the Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph complies with the principles of the GDPR as follows:

  1. We obtain and process information fairly, in a transparent manner. When data is collected the individual will be informed clearly why the information is being obtained, to whom it may be disclosed and what is to be done with it. Only essential and relevant information is collected and will be clearly recorded without comments or ambiguities.
  2. A person must give their consent for the processing of the information and confirmation given that the information will not be used for any purpose other than the ones specified and disclosed only in ways compatible with these purposes.
  3. Individuals have a right of access to their data and a right to rectify it if inaccurate.
  4. A person requesting their data has a right to be given it in whichever format it is requested, for example, electronically.
  5. Persons have the right to have records and personal data erased where there are no legal grounds for retaining it.
  6. It is the right of individuals to have their data kept safe and secure. Appropriate measures are in place against unauthorised access to data and against its accidental loss or destruction. Personal information is stored in a safe manner so that it is only accessible to authorised personnel and cannot be obtained without keys or passwords.
  7. We ensure that all information collected is accurate, complete, and kept up to date.
  8. Data is retained for no longer than is necessary for the purpose for which it was collected. Data will be disposed of securely.
  9. In the event of a data breach an investigation will be carried out to assess the nature of the breach and to take appropriate action. If the breach is likely to result in a risk to a persons’ rights, the Congregational Bursar will report it to the Information Commissioners Office within 72 hours. If a person suffers damage due to a data breach they are entitled to claim compensation. This right can only be enforced through the courts.

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Data Controller

The Trustees of the Franciscan Missionaries of St Joseph act jointly as Data Controller and can be contacted at St. Joseph’s Convent, 150 Greenleach Lane, Worsley, Manchester, M28 2TS. All enquiries should be addressed to the Congregational Bursar at this address.