Privacy policy

The Pitch is committed to protecting your privacy, in accordance with Data Protection Regulations.

The Pitch is promoted by the charity Bible Society, which is the Data Controller (this sounds more exciting than it is). Bible Society will process all information submitted and will only use your details for the purpose of communicating with you about The Pitch.

What is personal information?

Personal information covers any data that enables us to identify you as an individual. This information could include, name, address, email address, and other information submitted during registration for The Pitch.

How do we use your personal information?

The information you give us will be used to keep you informed about The Pitch. Should you not wish us to keep you informed please let us know by emailing [email protected]

When you supply information such as your name or email address to us, we are legally obliged by Data Protection Regulations to ensure that we only use this information for the purpose for which it was requested, and to ensure that it is kept securely.

Your information will not be passed to third parties for marketing purposes without your explicit consent.

Information you give us via the website is stored and processed in the UK. However, because of the nature of the internet, it is possible that your data may pass through countries outside the European Economic Area.

What are ‘cookies’?

‘Cookies’ are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that organisation to recognise you when you next visit.

To find out more information about cookies on this site, see our Cookie Policy.

Lawful basis for processing your information

There are different reasons for using your information:

Consent – sometimes we use your information to send you communications, such as emails, because you have given us clear consent to do so.

Contract – we may process your personal data when we need to do this to fulfil a contract with you, e.g. Winner’s Agreement.

Legal Obligation – sometimes we will need to store your information because we have a legal obligation to do so.

Legitimate Interest – we will process your information when it is in our legitimate interest to do this and when these interests do not override your rights.

How long do we keep your information?

We only keep your information for as long as we need to. We will have a lawful reason to keep your data and when we no longer need it we will delete it.

Your rights

  • ‘Right to be informed’ means we will be completely clear and transparent about how we plan to use your personal information
  • ‘Right of access’ means you can request a copy of the personal information we hold about you and we will provide it within one month
  • ‘Right to rectification’ means you can ask us to update or amend the information we hold about you, if it is incorrect
  • ‘Right to restrict processing’ means you can ask us to change, restrict or stop the way we are using your information
  • ‘Right to erasure’ (or right to be forgotten) means you can ask us to remove your personal information from our records
  • ‘Right to object’ means you can object to us using your information for marketing purposes
  • ‘Right to data portability’ means you can obtain and reuse your personal data for your own purposes
  • ‘Right not to be subject to automated decision making’ means if we use systems to make a decision about you, you have the right to ask for a person to intervene, who may then change the outcome
  • ‘Right to lodge a complaint with a supervisory authority’ means you can raise a complaint with a body such as the Fundraising Regulator or the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) if you are not satisfied with our response to your request, or you feel we are not using your information correctly.

How to contact us

To notify us of a change to your name, address or email details, please email [email protected] or telephone us on 01793 418123.

If you have a query about The Pitch’s Privacy policy or any other matter related to The Pitch then please email [email protected]