Last updated: February 2018.
Who Are We
EDA is a UK based Christian Charity, which exists to support the work of the Bishops, Clergies and Ministries of the Episcopal or Anglican Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and the Horn of Africa, in the Episcopal Province of Jerusalem and the Middle East.
We do this by providing a global fellowship of people who have: (a) lived in or still live and worship within the diocese and (b) have a heart for the people and communities of Egypt, North Africa and the Horn of Africa. (Algeria, Libya, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Somalia, Djibouti and Tunisia), which includes some of the most unreached people groups in the world.
This global fellowship provides support for all the ministries and work that is going on within the diocese – through personal and corporate prayer; by promoting the work of the diocese in the worldwide community; by facilitating practical support; by fundraising; and by personal gifts and donations to support projects and activities suggested by the Bishop and diocese staff.
In the early part of the 20th century two CMS missionaries, Canon Temple Gairdner and Rev Douglas Thornton, laid the foundation for the Anglican Church in Egypt. In 1955, the Egypt sub-committee of the Egypt and Sudan Church Association (based in London) became a separate association, known as the Egypt Church Association, which became the Egypt Diocesan Association (EDA) in 1976. Still a small UK based charity, EDA has adapted over the years to provide the right support for the Diocese and provides a vital link with those who leave the area but still wish to serve the Diocese, as well as partner organisations who have a heart for seeing God’s Kingdom grow and flourish throughout the region.
Information we gather
What personal information do we collect?
We mainly collect contact details for communication purposes: Name, Title (optional) e.g. Mr, Ms, Dr, Rev, Canon, Bishop, etc. E-mail addresses, Telephone Numbers and Postal Addresses (this helps us plan for holding meetings and events at different locations.
- Data related to donation(s) you make either directly to EDA or through our bank CAF
- Comments and post you send to us
- We also gather general information about the use of our website, (using Google Analytics and other similar tools), such as which pages users visit most often and which services, events or facilities are of most interest. We may also track which pages users visit when they click on links in EDA emails. We may use this information to personalise the way our website is presented when users visit it and to make improvements to our website and other platforms to ensure we provide the best service for users. Wherever possible we use aggregated or anonymous information, which does not identify individual visitors to our websites.
In general, we will use your personal information to provide you with the services, products or information you have requested, for administration purposes and to further our charitable aims, which may include fundraising activities.
We may use your personal information to contact you about how you can support the work of EDA and The Diocese, through prayer, campaigning, volunteering, awareness raising and through providing financial support. We may also send you information on how to engage your church congregation through prayer, campaigning and fundraising.
How do we use your information?
We are committed to communicating with you as effectively and efficiently as possible. Our aim is to provide you with information about our work and to provide you with opportunities to support the work of the Diocese of Egypt with North Africa and The Horn of Africa.
We may use the collected personal data to:-
- Keep you up to date on news and stories about our mission 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 or packs, for example Church packs you have requested;
- Provide a personalised service, such as customised website content or personalised emails;
- Keep records of your relationship with us e.g. questions you have asked or complaints you have made;
- Classify supporters by location, for example Scotland, Northern Ireland or Wales;
- Analyse the personal information we collect about you and use publicly available information to aid our understanding of our supporters, understand the level of potential donations, profile supporters into categories and to help provide the right information at the right time to the right supporters
We will only contact you by email and SMS, if you have indicated that you are happy for us to do so.
We may send you postal communications and occasionally call you, unless you have indicated that you do not wish to receive post or phone calls from us.
Data collected by third parties
Will we share this information with others?
- We will never sell or share your data with third parties for their own marketing purposes.
- We may allow our staff, consultants and/or external providers acting on our behalf to access and use your information for the purposes for which you have provided it to us e.g. to deliver mailings, to analyse data and to process payments. We only provide them with the information they need to deliver the relevant service, and we make sure your information is treated with the same level of care as if we were handling it directly.
- We may share any data we collect if we are required to share data with the legal authorities to fulfil our obligations under the law of England and Wales.
Data we collect and how we use it
- When submitting a form on this website, the submitted data is sent to us. We use this data to contact you in relation to your enquiry. Access to data we collect is limited to the members of our staff who require that data to perform their duties.
- Offline, your personal information is kept securely in our databases on a PC and backed up on cloud
You have the right to request removal of your data from our records at any time, please write to the secretary
It is your right to request details of the information we hold about you. To receive a copy of the personal information we hold about you free of charge (known as a subject access request) please write to the secretary firstname.lastname@example.org . We will respond within one month of receiving your request.
Cookies enable us to identify your device when viewing this website.
We do not sell the information collected by cookies, nor do we disclose the information to third parties, except if required by law.
If you do not want this website to remember you then you can block and/or delete cookies. However, this may result in losing some of the functionality of the site.
How long do we keep your data?
We will keep your personal data for no longer than is necessary for the purposes for which it is processed, or is required for historical evidence or compliance with regulations.
If you request to receive no further contact from us, we will keep information about you on our suppression list in order to avoid sending you unwanted materials in the future.
How do we keep your information secure?
It is our practice to continue to review our internal processes and data security to comply with all regulatory requirements. We also ensure that our business partners do the same.
How to change the way we communicate with you
If you would like to change the way we communicate with you please contact us via email email@example.com.
If you have previously chosen to receive email communications from EDA but no longer wish to receive email communications, please click the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails to be removed from our list.
Changing your personal details
If your personal details change, please help us to keep your information up to date by notifying us through one of the routes listed above.
Our website may include links to websites run by other organisations. EDA is not responsible for the privacy practices of other organisations’ websites so you should read their privacy policies carefully.
As GDPR is still in its infant stage, we expect that we will be making few updates to this statement to keep it up to date and relevant. Please make sure you check regularly to see what is changed.