Privacy Policy

Purpose of this Notice

This Privacy Notice outlines the way in which the Catholic Archdiocese of Johannesburg (Archdiocese) will use personal information provided to us. Personal information includes any information that identifies you personally, such as your name, address, email address or telephone number.

The Archdiocese recognises the importance of your privacy and personal information and we have therefore outlined below how we use, disclose and protect this information. The Congregation, jointly with the Presbytery of Lanark is the data controller, because we decide how your data are processed and for what purpose. Contact details for us are provided below.

How we use information

We use the information you give to us:

  • for pastoral care purposes;
  • in relation to participation in Congregational and parish activities;
  • if participating in services where live streaming or recording is taking place, details will be made known in advance regarding positioning of cameras and the areas that will be in view of those cameras.
  • to provide you with information about news, events, and activities within the Archdiocese of Johannesburg and other Archdiocese withing southern Africa;
  • to provide the services of a parish church to the local community;
  • to fulfil contractual or other legal obligations;
  • to manage our employees;
  • to further our charitable aims, for example through fundraising activities;
  • to maintain our accounts and records ;
  • to send out emailers ;

Disclosure of information

The Archdiocese will only share your personal information where this is necessary for the purposes set out above. Information will not be shared with any third party without your consent unless we are obliged or permitted to do so by law.

Basis for processing personal information

The Archdiocese processes your information in the course of its legitimate activities, with appropriate safeguards in place, as a not-for-profit body with a religious aim and on the basis that our processing relates solely to members, former members or people who have regular contact with us, and that this information is not disclosed to any third party without your consent.
We also process information where this is necessary for compliance with our legal obligations; where processing is necessary for the purposes of our legitimate interests and such interests are not overridden by your interests or fundamental rights and freedoms; and where you have given consent to the processing of your information for a particular purpose.

Storage and security of personal information

The Archdiocese will strive to ensure that personal information is accurate and held in a secure and confidential environment. We will keep your personal information for as long as you are a member or adherent or have regular contact with us or so long as we are obliged to keep it by law or may need it in order to respond to any questions or complaints or to show that we treated you fairly. We may also keep it for statistical purposes but if so we will only use it for that purpose. When the information is no longer needed it will be securely destroyed or permanently rendered anonymous. A copy of our data retention policy is attached to this Notice.

Getting a copy of your personal information

You can request details of the personal information which the Archdiocese holds about you by contacting us using the contact details given below. We can, at your request, delete any personal information that we hold.

Inaccuracies and Objections

If you believe that any information the Archdiocese holds about you is incorrect or incomplete or if you do not wish your personal information to be held or used by us please let us know. Any information found to be incorrect will be corrected as quickly as possible. You have the right to object to our use of your personal information, or to ask us to remove or stop using your personal information if there is no need for us to keep it. There may be legal or other reasons why we need to keep or use your data, but please tell us if you think that we should not be using it. If we are processing your data on the basis of your explicit consent, you can withdraw your consent at any time. Please contact us if you want to do so.

Contact us

You can contact us by getting in touch with:, Phone: +27114026400 or the church 186 Nugget Street, Berea, Johannesburg, 2198, or contact Archdiocese switchboard at +27114026400

How to complain

You have the right to complain to the Information Regulator’s Office about anything relating to the processing of your personal information by the Archdiocese. You can contact the Information Regulators office via its website at 

Changes to our Privacy Policy

If we decide to change our privacy policy, we will post those changes on this page.

This policy was last modified on 12.03.2024

Contacting Us

If there are any questions regarding this privacy policy you may contact us using the information below.

  • 186 Saratoga Avenue,
  • Berea, Johannesburg 2132
  • South Africa