Privacy Notice

Biblical Frameworks is a British charity with a mission to ‘encourage and enable people to encounter Jesus in every book of The Bible’. For more details about our history and background see our About Us section.

We value everyone who engages with us by whatever means, and we do all we can fully to protect your privacy and to make sure the personal data you provide us is kept safe. 

This Privacy Notice is designed to comply with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and is issued in the interests of transparency over how we use (“Process”) the Personal Data we collect.

We treat all our supporters and contacts in line with our values and ethos and we welcome any feedback about any of our actions. Just email us at

Your information

We collect personal information each time you deal with us, for example when you purchase a Book by Book study, make a donation, sign up for our mailing list, or otherwise provide contact details.  

When you visit our websites

We collect non-personal data such as IP addresses, details of pages visited and files downloaded. Website usage information is collected using cookies (see the section on Cookies below).  If you provide us with any personal data while using our websites we may use it to provide you with any information or services you have requested.

Information from social media

We may collect information that you make available on social media, for example, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and LinkedIn. You may wish to check their privacy policies to find out more about how they will process your data.

Information from third parties

We collect information from third parties such as event organisers or fundraising sites like Stewardship, where you have agreed to support Biblical Frameworks and have given your consent. You may wish to check their privacy policy to find out more information on how they will process your data.

Other publicly available information

We may collect information from Companies House, Charity Commission and information published in articles, newspapers or blogs.

Sensitive Personal Data

Where you provide the information, we may collect Sensitive Personal Data, which includes your religious beliefs, or your physical or mental health.

What do we do with your personal data?

We may use the personal data we collect to:

  • Keep you up to date on news and stories about our resources and work.
  • Ask for financial and non-financial support, such as volunteering or prayer.
  • Process donations you give us, or to support your fundraising for us, including Gift Aid.
  • Provide information about our resources.
  • Provide a personalised service, such as customised website content or personalised emails.
  • Keep records of your relationship with us e.g. resources you have purchased or suggestions you have made.
  • Classify supporters by location.
  • Analyse the personal information we collect about you and use publicly available information to aid our understanding of our customers and supporters.
  • Conduct market research to aid our understanding of our customers and supporters and their views.

We may use publicly available information such as newspaper articles, or information you have given permission to other organisations to share such as LinkedIn, to identify individuals who have expressed an interest in supporting charities like Biblical Frameworks.

If you make a major gift to our work, and where you agree to such a relationship with us, you will be given a Biblical Frameworks contact who will discuss and agree with you any sensitivities you may have about the personal data we hold and the methods of contact suitable for you. We will do this at the earliest convenient opportunity. Where you do not wish to pursue such a relationship with us, we will not retain any additional publicly sourced personal data about you we have used for this purpose.

Our legal basis for holding and processing your personal data

Legitimate interest:

If you have purchased our resources, requested samples, made a donation or joined our membership scheme we will hold the personal data you have provided on the basis we have a legitimate interest to do so.


We may contact you by email if you have given us your consent to do so or if you have purchased resources from us unless you have told us not to send further marketing information. We will only communicate in accordance with your preferences and you are free to change your preferences at any time by contacting us by post or email as shown in the section ‘Your rights and telling us when things change’ below.

How and where we store your information

How long ?

We will keep your personal information only for as long as we consider it necessary to carry out each activity. 

We have a data retention policy to implement this. We take account of legal obligations and accounting and tax considerations as well as considering what would be reasonable for the activity concerned. 

For example, we will retain details of donations for 7 years to meet tax and accounting requirements.

If you have any questions about our Data Retention Policy please contact our Data Protection Officer, Ken Wright by email at

How safe is the personal information we hold?

We ensure that we have appropriate technical controls in place to protect all the personal data you provide. Our network is robustly protected from unauthorized access and is routinely monitored. 

We ensure that access to personal data is restricted only to those whose roles require such access and that suitable training is provided.

However, we need to remind you that despite all our efforts, the Internet cannot be guaranteed to be 100% secure, and that you submit data at your own risk.

Credit / debit card security

We use Paypal to process donations or purchases using cards and Paypal will process your information in line with the GDPR and the Payment Card Industry Data Standard.

We do not store your debit or credit card details once your transaction has completed. All card details are securely destroyed once your donation or payment has completed.

We hold bank account details for the purpose of collecting direct debits in accordance with direct debit mandate rules.

Where we store your personal information

We use cloud-based systems to process data and therefore data may be processed outside of the European Economic Area (EEA). We adopt the Information Commissioners approved measures and therefore ensure that personal data is held in compliance with European data protection regulations. We take all reasonable steps to ensure that your data is stored and processed securely in accordance with this policy. By submitting your personal data you agree to this transfer, storing and processing of your information.

Should you travel overseas with us, we may share personal information with partners who deliver our work in overseas locations. For example, this may include sensitive personal data such as medical information. When we do so we will make you aware of the data being transferred and seek your consent to do so.

When we share your information

In line with our beliefs, we do not share or swap your information with any other charities.

Legal duty

We may need to pass on information if required by law or by a regulatory body. For example, a Gift Aid audit by the HMRC, or if asked for details by a law enforcement agency.

Our service providers and third parties

We do employ an agent to carry out the fulfillment of orders. These agents are bound by contract to protect your data and we remain responsible for their actions.

However, we may use IP address information to identify a user if we feel that there are or may be safety and/or security issues or to comply with legal requirements.


What are Cookies? 

We collect data using cookies. A cookie is a text file that is sent from our website as soon as you visit the site. It is stored on your computer’s hard drive and helps us to identify your computer (not you) and collects information in an aggregate, anonymous way. 

Cookies may be used to collect information about your visit to our website, for example, traffic data, location data, device information, the date and time of your visit and the pages that you visit.

The use of cookies is an industry standard for most major websites. You can find more information about cookies by following this link.

Biblical Framework’s use of cookies on our website 

To enjoy our websites to the full, we recommend that you leave cookies turned on. If you turn off cookies then you may not be able to enter parts of the sites. 

The cookie data that we collect we may use to:

  • Customise the content on our website and to help to understand visitor’s current and future needs.
  • Process any requests, applications or transactions you may make.
  • Aid internal administration and analysis.

Managing cookies 

Most browsers allow you to turn off the cookie function. To do this you can look at the help function on your browser.

Third party cookies

We use websites such as YouTube and Vimeo to embed videos and you may be sent cookies from these websites. We do not control the setting of these cookies, so we suggest you check the third party website for more information about their cookies and how to manage them.

Biblical Frameworks also uses third party suppliers such as Facebook, Twitter, and Google Analytics and these providers may use cookies. They may also use tracking pixels, which are commonly found in advertising to track the effectiveness of adverts. As some of these services may be based outside of the UK and the European Union, they may not fall under the jurisdiction of UK courts. If you are concerned about this you can change your cookie settings (see above) and can find more information about this here.

How we treat children and vulnerable persons

Aged under 13 years

We do not actively seek to collect children’s data. If at any time we create any materials which may lead to someone aged under 13 years providing their details, we make it clear that we will need their parent’s /guardian’s permission before giving us their personal information.

Supporters in vulnerable circumstances

We recognise the importance of identifying and supporting supporters in vulnerable circumstances. Staff who send or respond to supporter emails, mailings or calls are trained to be aware of, to identify signs of vulnerable circumstances and to deal with the supporter appropriately in accordance with our supporters in vulnerable circumstances policy.

Personal information will be recorded so that we may respond appropriately in future, for example by ceasing fundraising requests or no longer making calls.

Your rights and telling us when things change

We fully recognise your right to have your data removed, to be forgotten, to opt out of communications or withdraw consent and to have a copy of your personal data. You also have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at


You can change your preferences at any time about what you receive from us, including marketing and fundraising materials, or how we contact you. 

You can do so by:

Emailing us on:
Write to us at: St Crispin's Church, 16a Highbury Place, LONDON, N5 1QP

Updating your details 

We do appreciate it if you could let us know if your contact details change. Please email us on

Telling us to stop processing 

You have the right to ask us to erase your personal data, to ask us to restrict our processing or to object to our processing of your personal data. You can do so at any time by writing to us at:

Biblical Frameworks, St Crispin's Church, 16a Highbury Place, LONDON, N5 1QP

Access to your information

You have the right to request details of the information we hold about you. To receive a copy of the personal information we hold please email our Data Controller at We will respond within one month of receiving your email.

For more information about your rights please visit the website of the Information Commissioner’s Office (

Changes to Biblical Frameworks' Privacy Notice

Changes to this Notice

This Notice was last updated in April 2018. We may amend this Notice from time to time to take account of changes to our processes or changes to data protection or other legislation. If we make any significant changes, we will show this clearly on our website, in our publications or by emailing you directly. By continuing to use our website you will be deemed to have accepted these changes.


We welcome feedback or questions on this policy or on any of our actions by

Emailing us on:
Writing to us at: Biblical Frameworks, St Crispin's Church, 16a Highbury Place, LONDON, N5 1QP