Katong Presbyterian Church Personal Data Protection Act (PDPA) Compliance Notice
The Personal Data Protection Act came into effect on 2 July 2012. The main purpose of this Act (PDPA) is to govern the collection, use and disclosure of personal data. Names, addresses, and all other personal particulars of individuals collected by Katong Presbyterian Church (KPC) shall be used in accordance with the purpose for which such information was collected.
At KPC, we are committed to safeguarding the use of personal data, in a responsible and lawful manner, as required under the PDPA. The appointment of a Data Protection Officer further ensures that these data are safeguarded against unlawful usage.
Personal data means data, whether true or not, about an individual who can be identified either from that data and or from other information to which KPC has or is likely to have access. Personal data includes, but is not limited to, the following:
- NRIC/FIN/Passport number;
- Date of birth;
- Marital status;
- Contact information, for example telephone numbers and email addresses;
- Name of employer and job title/position held;
- Highest academic qualification obtained;
- Financial information such as bank account or credit/debit numbers;
- Photograph; and
- Number of children, sex and ages of children
Personal data collected by KPC
KPC collects, uses and discloses personal data for purposes which may include, but are not limited to, the following:
- Administration and management of KPC’s operations, functions or other internal matters as the case may be including record keeping;
- Carrying out its pastoral and ministerial functions and administering to the needs of KPC’s members or other individuals (where applicable);
- Informing individuals of church events, including but not limited to Easter and Christmas Celebrations, Vacation Bible School, KPC’s annual anniversary event and such other similar events;
- Publication in KPC’s internal and external communications and publications; and
- Any other purposes of which KPC may notify individuals from time to time.
Subject to the provisions of the PDPA or this Policy, KPC may disclose personal data to persons or entities which may include the following:
- KPC staff, elders, deacons and volunteers;
- Agents, contractors or third party service providers who provide services to KPC, for example ministry partners for inter-church events or efforts, courier, printing, accommodation, transport, security, training etc.;
- Providers of professional services, including auditing and legal services;
- Government authorities and law enforcement agencies; or
- Any other person or entity to whom an individual has provided consent to disclosure of his or her personal data.
Where an individual submits his or her personal data to KPC, the individual is deemed to have agreed to and consented to the collection, use and disclosure of his or her personal data by KPC for the purposes stated.
KPC will ensure that your personal data is not used or disclosed for any other purpose without your consent and will take reasonable measures to protect your personal data from misuse and unauthorized access, modification and disclosure.
KPC will make reasonable efforts to make sure that the personal information it collects, uses or discloses is accurate, complete and up to date.
In the event of disclosure to third party
Where personal data is disclosed to third parties, KPC is to use her best endeavors to ensure that those third parties provide a comparable standard of protection to that personal data. Nothing in this notice shall operate to make KPC liable for any loss, destruction, unauthorized access, unauthorized use, misuse or other wrongful handling of the personal data caused by an act or omission of the third parties. No indemnity is provided by KPC to third parties for any wrongful acts or omissions of those third parties.
Your data will be kept only as long as it is required for the purposes for which it was collected. KPC is to ensure that any personal data that is no longer serving the purpose(s) for which it is collected or for any legal or business purpose, is removed or made anonymous.
Personal Data Requests
You may exercise your right to access, modify or delete your personal data records held by KPC, subject to the provisions of the PDPA. You may also choose to withdraw your consent for the use and disclosure of your personal data at any time.
For data protection-related enquiries and requests, please write with your full particulars to or call the office directly:
Data Protection Officer
Katong Presbyterian Church
42 Joo Chiat Lane