a. The Couple Empowerment Programme (“CEP”) is committed to protecting the privacy of individuals who provide personal information to it, including those information provided through our website.
b. The personal data collected, during the course of activities undertaken by CEP, enables us to communicate to the participants details about various programmes, events, meetings, workshops and other activities of CEP and other related purposes. CEP is bound by the Singapore Personal Data Protection Act (2012) (the “Act” or “PDPA”) that governs how the CEP collects, uses and/or discloses any personal data.
c. This policy describes ways in which CEP collects, uses, discloses, stores, and disposes of personal information.
a. “Personal data” generally refers to any data, whether true or not, about an individual who is identifiable from the provided data or information to which we have or are likely to have access to. This will include the data from our records which may be updated from time to time.
b. The personal data that CEP may collect and/or hold of individuals includes but is not limited to the following:
• Personal details, such as name, age, religion, gender;
• Personal contact details such as telephone numbers or email addresses;
• Sacramental records, such as marriage;
• Information relating to pastoral care and childminding needs;
• Photographs and video recordings;
• CEP endeavours to only collect, use or disclose personal data about an individual which it considers reasonably necessary for the purposes underlying such collection, use or disclosure.
a. CEP collects personal data for purposes such as those indicated below:
• To register for programmes, seminars, talks, workshops, activities and retreats;
• To provide pastoral care and services;
• The dissemination of information and news by way of newsletters, social media platforms and the like;
• Preparation and issuance of Certificate of Completion and other Certificates including but not limited to the CEP Charter.
b. Where CEP collects data for purposes other than those listed above, CEP would disclose such purpose to the individual, by suitable means, when collecting the personal data from the individual.
c. Personal data will generally be obtained directly from the individual or from the individual’s spouse. In the case of children, personal data will be collected from either their parents or guardians, unless specific and/or unusual circumstances require that the collection be made directly from the child concerned.
All personal data will be used for the purpose for which it was collected. CEP may also use the personal data for purposes which are permitted by law.
a. CEP may from time to time and in compliance with all applicable laws on data privacy, disclose your personal data to third parties (including but not limited to agencies that CEP may appoint to assist in the provision of childminding services), whether located in Singapore or elsewhere, in order to carry out the purposes set out above. Where CEP makes such disclosure, confidentiality agreements would be in place in order to protect the personal data.
b. CEP may distribute aggregated statistical information to Catholic Church agencies for reporting purposes. In most cases, personal data will be anonymised such that no individual will be identified.
c. CEP may from time to time use photographs and video recordings in the general publicity and conduct of its events and programmes.
d. CEP may transfer, store, process and/or deal with your personal data outside of Singapore. Where CEP does so, CEP will comply with the PDPA and other applicable data protection and privacy laws.
By providing your personal data to CEP, you consent to the CEP’s collection, use and disclosure of your personal data in accordance with this policy statement.
CEP strives to ensure the accuracy of the personal data it has. However the individual also plays a part to ensure that the personal data provided is correct. Please see the sections below on how you may correct any errors or omissions of your personal data.
a. You may request for access to your personal data.
b. All access requests must be made in person to be directed to the relevant Data Protection Officer (see below).
c. You may request that CEP corrects any error or omission in relation to your personal data using the prescribed form.
a. Any individual who wishes to withdraw his or her consent to any collection, use or disclosure of his or her personal data may do so by contacting CEP’s Data Protection Officer. CEP will advise on the exact timeframe required to respond to the notification and effect any change. However all changes to be effected should be implemented no more than one month from the date of notification.
b. If any individual withholds or withdraws his / her consent to the collection, use and disclosure of his / her personal data, CEP may not be able to:
• Disseminate information on future programmes, seminars, talks, workshops, activities and retreats;
• Disseminate information and news by way of newsletters, magazines and the like;
a. CEP will take reasonable security measures to safeguard the personal data collected.
b. CEP will only retain the personal data collected for as long as it is required for the fulfilment of the purposes or allowed by any applicable law to be retained.
c. Any unsolicited personal data that CEP receives from individuals will be assessed to determine whether it is necessary to retain any of this data to provide the individual with any services that they have requested.
a. If there are any queries about this policy or feedback regarding the handling of personal data, please contact our Data Protection Officer:
• Data Protection Officer: Mr Ivan Koh
• Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
b. All feedback is taken seriously and will be reviewed accordingly. CEP will endeavour to resolve all raised issues efficiently.