• Safeguarding and Privacy Policy



  • Why Safeguarding?

    Creating spaces and communities that are wholesome, supportive, inclusive and healing is a central idea in the Christian worldview. We take this very seriously, and are adamant that our communities will not be places of harm. To do this we regularly train all of our leaders to a high standard, check the backgrounds of all with responsibility over vulnerable people, and link in to other networks.


    As such, we want to be transparent and open with questions and concerns. If you have anything you would like to talk about, you can approach any leader in PIONEER that you feel you trust. You can also contact our Safeguarding Lead (Parish Safeguarding Officer) Lisa, or if needs be, go to Tony who is employed by a group of churches on the Island to oversee, advise and train us all. Their contact details are below.

  • Lisa Morris

    Safeguarding Lead

    Lisa is the safeguarding lead for Pioneer Church.  If you have any questions or conerns about our safeguarding, Lisa is the person to direct everything to.  Lisa doesn't actually worship as part of our community, so is perfectly placed as an independent and expert person.

  • Tony Connell

    If you don't think you can contact either a PIONEER leader, or our safeguarding lead, Lisa, please feel free to address your concern or question to Tony. He is employed by all of the major denominations on the Isle of Man (Churches Alive in Man), meaning that he is able to speak independently into any situation. It is a groundbreaking role in the British Isles, and means he is not 'employed' solely by the organisation he is speaking to.


    This form goes directly to him, but if you would prefer not to use it, his email is safeguarding@sodorandman.im


    Web Terms of access explained

    In case you are unsure, please read this information from time to time about how we use the web, our intentions, and your responsibility.

    Website terms of access

    By using and browsing this web site you are bound by and agree to these terms of use:

    Together with our Privacy Policy, these terms and conditions Pioneer’s relationship with you in relation to this web site. If you do not agree to these terms and conditions or if it is prohibited to make this web site or any part of it available to you in your country then do not use or browse this web site.

    We may change these terms and conditions from time to time without notice and you are advised to check this page periodically for any changes. Your continued use of this web site following any such changes shall be deemed as acceptance of them and you will be bound by such revised terms.


    Our content is for general information and we are free to change the information displayed and its content at any time we see fit.


    Access to the web site is permitted on a temporary basis and we can withdraw or amend any service provided on the web site without notice. Pioneer will not be liable for any reason the web site is not available at any time and for any period.

    Things go wrong

    Access to the web site may be suspended temporarily and without notice in the case of system failure, maintenance or repair or for any reasons beyond our control.


    We have put up the information on our site in goof faith. We think it's correct, but can't be held responsible if it becomes incorrect, or we have made mistakes. We can't guarantee that it's all always going to be correct, and so if you quote something or make decisions based on what turns out to be incorrect information from here - please know that we aren't liable for that. It's your responsibility to check facts.


    Sometimes we might put in links to other sites, or other sites might point to ours. This doesn't necessarily mean we endorse everything that is on those sites. Please judge us by our own content.


    Although our site building tool (Strikingly.com) is excellent, we cannot guarantee that the site will always look like it's meant to on your device.


    Sometimes we might put in links to other sites, or other sites might point to ours.  This doesn't necessarily mean we endorse everything that is on those sites.  Please judge us by our own content.

  • Privacy Policy

    Please re-read these from time to time in case we make changes.

    Privacy Notice

    Your privacy and confidentiality are of paramount importance to us. We are committed to protecting and respecting your privacy. This statement explains when and why we collect personal information, how we use it, the conditions under which we may process it and how we keep it secure. We will process your personal information because separately, we have gained your express, freely given and explicit affirmative consent of the data to be processed for a specific purpose.

    What is personal data?

    Personal data is information which relates to an individual and from which he or she can be identified either directly or indirectly through other data which the firm has or is likely to have in its possession. These individuals are sometimes referred to as data subjects. Personal data does not include information about companies and organisations.

    How do we collect information from you?

    We obtain information about you when you use our website, contact us about our services or engage with us to renew existing services. We may also collect data, with your consent. In addition information that you submit voluntarily to this site via out 'Contact us' page is securely stored and is used to contact you regarding business matters. It may be used to contact you in the future to make you aware of business matters and/or information that Pioneer considers relevant with your consent. Your information is also recorded and stored to process and account for any transactions.
    Pioneer may use web-tracking tools to analyse the overall traffic patterns of visitors to this site. We do not correlate information regarding individual users - this information is correlated aggregately and includes breakdowns of such information as user's domain name, total visits, browser type, time of day summaries etc. This information enables us to tailor the site to give our visitors a better browsing experience.

    How will we use the information about you?

    • We will use your personal information as part of our business contract between us, and to provide the services you have requested from us, and to provide advice to you.
    • We will use your information to notify you of changes to our services which are necessary and relevant to the products you have with us along with information and communications in relation to additional products we feel may of interest.
    • We will send you marketing communications subject to appropriate consent being provided.
    • We will seek your views or comments on the services we provide.
    • Please note your secure data is not shared, distributed, or sold to any third party, individual or organisation without your consent.

    Use and storage of your information overseas.

    We will not transfer your information outside the EEA unless it is to a country which is considered to have equivalent data protection laws or where we have taken all reasonable steps to ensure the firm has suitable standards in place to protect your information.

    Your rights.

    You have the right to request deletion of information where:

    • Personal data is no longer necessary in relation to the purpose for which it was originally collected and processed.
    • You are withdrawing your specific consent.
    • You object to the processing of the data and there is no overriding legitimate interest for continuing the processing.
    • The personal data was unlawfully processed.
    • The personal data has to be erased in order to comply with a legal obligation.

    The request to delete your personal data can be refused; should this situation arise we will provide you with the specific rationale to support the decision.
    You have the right to restrict processing of personal data under the following circumstances:

    • If there is any discrepancy in respect of your personal data, we will restrict the processing until we have verified the accuracy.
    • If there is any individual objection to the processing of personal data if data processing isn’t being carried out for the original purpose(s) for which it was collected.

    Access to your information

    You have the right to access information we hold about you. You can request a copy of these records by contacting us on alex.brown@sodorandman.im. We will endeavour to provide you with requested information within 1 month. We can impose a charge for this information if the request is manifestly unfounded or excessive. If we do refuse a request, we will advise you accordingly within 1 month. If this eventuality did arise you have the right to complain. Please refer to our complaints procedure within the website for details. In addition, without prejudice you have the right to lodge a complaint direct to the Information Commissioner’s Office if you have any concerns in relation to our information rights practices.

    Making policy changes.

    We may change this Policy from time to time so please check this page occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. Any changes made to the policy will be clearly detailed within this section. This Policy was last updated in January 2020 to be GDPR compliant.

    Links to other sites and places

    Our website may contain links to other websites run by other organisations. This Privacy Policy applies only to our website‚ so we encourage you to read the privacy statements on any other websites you visit. We cannot be responsible for the privacy policies and practices of other sites even if you access them using links from our website. We do not endorse the content of any external sites and we are not responsible or liable, directly or indirectly, for any loss however caused to you by your use of any external site.