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About us

Eden Christian Trust (ECT) is an ecumenical youth organisation dedicated to working with young people in Edenbridge churches, schools and on the streets.


ECT is committed to providing a practical Christian response to the needs of those it serves. The trust is a multi-agency faith based organisation that works and co-operates with those services that engage locally with youth activities.


It has in the past been a member of Young Kent and part of the Edenbridge youth consortium. Working in partnership with other youth agencies that deliver youth provision in the local area. ECT is funded by individuals, charitable institutions and a number of the churches in the Edenbridge area.






GDPR General Data Protection Regulation policy 2018 

Your personal data - what is it?

1. Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controllers possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the General Data Protection Regulation, the GDPR.


2. Who are we?

The Eden Christian Trust, Edenbridge is the data controller (contact details below). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes.


3. How do we process your personal data?

The Eden Christian Trust, Edenbridge complies with its obligations under the GDPR by keeping personal data up to date; by storing and destroying it securely; by not collecting or retaining excessive amounts of data; by protecting personal data from loss, misuse, unauthorised access and disclosure and by ensuring that appropriate technical measures are in place to protect personal data.


We use your personal data including photographic images for the following purposes: -


  • To enable us to provide a voluntary service for the benefit of the public in a particular geographical area as specified in our constitution;


  • To administer membership records.


  • To fundraise and promote the interests of the charity.


  • To manage our employees and volunteers and members.


  • To maintain our own accounts and records (including the processing of Gift Aid Declarations).


  • To inform you of news, events, activities and services being run by Eden Christian Trust.


4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?


  • Explicit consent of the data subject so that we can keep you informed about news, events, activities and services and keep you informed about Eden Christian Trust.


  • Processing is necessary for carrying out legal obligations in relation to Gift Aid or under employment, social security or social protection law.


  • Processing is carried out by a not-for-profit body with a political, philosophical, religious views.


  • There is no disclosure to a third party without consent.


  • Your personal data will be treated in the strictest confidence.


5. How long do we keep your personal data?

Members’ data shall be kept for a further 2 years after membership ceases. Staff and volunteers records shall be kept for up to 6 years after services cease.


6. Your rights and your personal data.

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data: -


  • The right to request a copy of your personal data which the Eden Christian Trust, Edenbridge holds about you;


  • right to request that the Eden Christian Trust, Edenbridge corrects any personal data if it is found to be inaccurate or out of date;


  • The right to request your personal data is erased where it is no longer necessary for the Eden Christian Trust, Edenbridge to retain such data;


  • The right to withdraw your consent to the processing at any time


  • The right to request that the data controller provide the data subject with his/her personal data and where possible, to transmit that data directly to another data controller, (known as the right to data portability where applicable). This Only applies where the processing is based on consent or is necessary for the performance of a contract with the data subject and in either case the data controller processes the data by automated means.


  • The right, where there is a dispute in relation to the accuracy or processing of your personal data, to request a restriction is placed on further processing;


  • The right to object to the processing of personal data, (where applicable). This Only applies where processing is based on legitimate interests or the performance of a task in the public interest/exercise of official authority; and the direct marketing and processing for the purposes of scientific/historical research and statistics.


  • The right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioners Office.


7. Contact Details


To exercise all relevant rights, queries or complaints please in the first instance contact the Eden Christian Trust Youth worker: or by phone: 07738232296

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