Privacy Policy

Cambridge Christian Students – Privacy Policy

This statement explains how the Cambridge Christians at Uni and ARU Bible Study societies (collectively, “Cambridge Christian Students”, “we”, “us” and “our”) handles and uses the personal information we collect for processes relating to our operations and activities.

When changes are made to this statement, we will post the changes on our website, and where applicable, email you.

The controller for your personal information is Cambridge Christian Students. The person responsible for data protection within our societies is the President who can be contacted at

How we use your personal information

We collect and process your personal information for a number of purposes, including:

  • Maintaining your personal details (e.g. your name and preferred contact details), including ensuring effective communications with you.
  • Responding to your requests for further contact related to Bible studies and Christian fellowship in Cambridge.
  • Running the Bible Reading Challenge.
  • Maintaining an attendance record of some of our events.
  • Facilitating scholarship/bursary applications for attending events.
  • Undertaking research into our activities.
  • Managing complaints made to us.

Our normal legal basis for processing your personal information is your consent, which you gave when you requested to receive our weekly email newsletter or to be kept updated with Bible studies and Christian fellowship, or when you joined the Bible Reading Challenge. Every newsletter includes an unsubscribe link, and you can unsubscribe at any time. If you receive text announcements and no longer wish to, you can text back to unsubscribe. Joining the Bible Reading Challenge does not automatically add you to the newsletter mailing list. You can also withdraw from the Bible Reading Challenge at any time by letting us know you are no longer interested.  

We keep your personal information for as long as we need it in order to fulfil your information requests or to maintain society records.

How we share your personal information

  • Personal information is not normally shared outside of the society and trusted members. We share some of your personal information with the University, only where there is a specific purpose, including if you subscribe to join the society through the University website.
  • If you subscribe to the mailing list or request updates on Bible studies and Christian fellowship in Cambridge, we share your name and email address with MailChimp for the purposes of sending weekly newsletters.
  • We use Google Apps (including Google Forms and Google Sheets) to collect and process the information you give us. You are most likely to fill in one of the forms when you first meet us (e.g. at a university event or society event), or on our website. We use this information to fulfill your requests to join the mailing list, for more information, for free literature, to join the Bible Reading Challenge and/or to join a Bible study.
  • If you post a comment on our website or on Facebook or Instagram, this is stored respectively on our web host, Facebook’s servers, or Instagram’s servers. Please refer to the Facebook or Instagram privacy policies as you will be entering into an agreement with them if you communicate with us through these means.
  • If you join the Bible Reading Challenge, you will be grouped together with up to five others in your challenge group through WhatsApp, Facebook or Email, depending on your preferences, and in this sense your information will be shared with your group members. We accommodate requests to be in the same group with specific people.
  • If you join one of the WhatsApp groups for specific Bible studies, group trips, etc, your phone number will be shared with others in the group. You are free to leave the group at any time.
  • If you request a free study Bible, you may need to submit some details to Bibles for Europe, the provider of the free Bibles. This information goes directly to Bibles for Europe, please refer to their privacy policy.

We may also be subject to a legal requirement (with or without your consent) to share your personal information with the University or a government agency (such as the police or security services or other statutory authorities with investigatory powers) under special circumstances (e.g. relating to tax, crime or health and safety).  Where feasible and appropriate, we will notify you of our intention to share such information in advance.

Your rights

You have the right to access the personal information that we hold about you. You also have the right to ask us to correct any inaccurate personal information we hold about you, to delete personal information, or otherwise restrict our processing, or to object to processing or communications, or to receive an electronic copy of the personal information you provided to us. Please note that all of these rights are qualified in various ways.

If you have questions or concerns about how your personal information is used, please contact us using the above details.

If you remain unhappy with the way your information is being handled, or with the response received from us, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Information Commissioner’s Office at Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AF (


Last updated: 4 June 2018