General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) Policy

As a civil celebrant and Grief Recovery Specialist I may be both the data controller and data processor. As a funeral celebrant taking work from a funeral director I am the data processor.


Any personal data such as names, telephone numbers, email addresses, home addresses will only be collected and held for ease of communication in order to process the individual creation and delivery of my services as a civil celebrant and Grief Recovery Specialist.

Holding Data

Any information will be held electronically and on paper during the process of creating a ceremony or Grief Recovery Course. Once a ceremony or course is held the personal data will be destroyed after one year with name and contact details held for any follow up work or for invitations to memorial services, anniversaries or Death Cafes. Presentation Scripts for ceremonies will be held electronically for a period of three years should additional copies be requested by a client.

Nobody else, apart from myself will have access to my password protected computer or where any paper information is held. Paper information will be held in a locked cabinet.

I will not share any personal data unless specific opt-in consent has been granted by any individual or family.

Your Rights

You have the right to have a copy of any data that I hold and the right to “be forgotten”. You further have the right to request that all data held on you is permanently deleted.

You have the right to withdraw consent to the use of your personal and sensitive data and to access and amend it, prevent direct marketing and automatic decision making and profiling and to request the erasure or transfer of data to another Controller or Data Processor.

With regard to Naming Ceremonies and the details of any children under the age of 13 in the UK, I will ask for specific parental or guardian consent to use and process personal data.

Any breaches of data can be reported to me and I will investigate and report back to you how that breach occurred and actions taken to remedy the breach and prevent future occurrences.

You also have the right to obtain a copy of my GDPR Policy and Complaints Procedure and to ask questions pertaining to the handling of your personal data.

This policy only applies to the living.



Should you have a complaint about the handling of your personal data please contact me via email or phone at: –

ku.oc1548166145.seci1548166145vres-1548166145tnarb1548166145elec@1548166145eus1548166145 or 0794 127 3589 or 01793 978617 or at

15, Washpool, Swindon SN5 3PN


Susan J Holden
Civil Celebrant and Grief Recovery Specialist

April 2018