On 30 April 2018, the General Decree entered into force on the protection of natural persons with regard to the processing of personal data in the Catholic Church issued by the Polish Bishop’s Conference on March 13, 2018, during the 378th Plenary Meeting in Warsaw on the basis of can. 455 of the Code of Canon Law, in connection with art. 18 of the Statute of Polish Bishop’s Conference, after obtaining a special permit from the Holy See of June 3, 2017. This decree specifies the provisions of the Code of Canon Law which have been applied so far and updates the provisions of particular law regarding the processing of personal data by the Catholic Church in Poland. In connection with this, and due to the fact that the Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy is a public church legal person, the personal data of our members will be processed in accordance with the same Decree, which is in line with art. 91 of the General Data Protection Regulation of April 27, 2016.
We have always treated the data protection of provided by individuals to the www.saint-faustina.org website with great care. Also now, in order to fulfill the obligations contained in the new regulations, we fulfil our information obligation below. We use your data only in accordance with law and on the basis of your consent.
The controller of the personal information is
The Congregation of the Sisters of Our Lady of Mercy
ul. Żytnia 3/9
01-014 Warszawa, Poland
Pursuant to Article 30 of the Decree, the Data Protection Officer was designated, who you can connect at: email@example.com
Why are we processing personal data?
You have voluntarily given your personal data by filling in the registration forms for the Chaplet for the Dying, the Perpetual Chaplet, the Drawing of Patrons, downloading digital files with the Divine Mercy Image and the Jesus’ Message of Mercy booklet, on top of registering Divine Mercy Shrines, churches of St. Faustina and works under her patronage, registering prayer intentions, and sharing your testimonies. These data, however, are immediately deleted after the end of an undertaking, as in the case of declaring intentions, providing testimonies, shrines, churches, patronages, drawing of Patrons, the Perpetual Chaplet, and in other cases they are kept only for the purpose of carrying out the works and within the framework specified in the forms.
What are the rights of the persons whose data we process?
- Right to obtain from the controller confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning him or her are being processed and if yes – access to them,
- Right to rectification
- Right to erasure data, which are no longer necessary
- Right to restriction of processing
Providing personal data is completely freely, however, failure to do so may in some cases result in the inability to perform such activities as participation in certain projects of www.saint-faustina.org.
I also inform you that according to art. 41 of the Decree, if you feel that the processing of data is not in accordance with the provisions of the Decree, you have the right to lodge a complaint with the Ecclesiastical Data Protection Supervisor address:
Square of Cardinal Stefan Wyszyński 6,
We want to make sure that the data is always stored in a safe manner, guaranteeing the preservation of your rights and freedoms and transferred in accordance with your free will.