Reception into Full Communion Certificate Request Form
Following the Reception of a Baptised Christian into Full Communion with the Catholic Church, the following details are entered into the Register of Reception: the name of the person being received and their home address, their date and place of birth, the date and place of their baptism, the Rite according to which they were baptised, the name of the officiating minister.
After their reception into full communion with the Church further sacramental information, such as confirmation and marriage details (where applicable), are added to the entry once these sacraments have been received. Confirmation details include: place and date of reception, the name of the officiating minister, the name of their sponsor(s). Marriage details include: date and place of the wedding ceremony, and the name of the spouse.
The legal basis for retaining this information is that it is necessary in the legitimate interests of the Church to do so. Some of the information retained is special category information because it directly, or indirectly, reveals your religion. The retaining and processing of that personal data is a legitimate activity of the Church and relates to members or former members of the Church (or to persons who have regular contact with it) in connection with its purpose, this includes non-Catholic married to a Catholic and the name of a Minister of Religion who is not a Catholic. The reason for retaining the information is that the Church needs to know who it has received into full communion, confirmed and married.
The privacy impact on you caused by this retention of your personal data is minimal because it is kept securely and will be provided only to the person whose reception it was, or in the case of a minor, to their parents/legal guardians on proof of identity.