Who we are

We are Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education (DBE often known as BDBE), serving the schools and children and youth work in parishes within the Diocese of Blackburn through support and inspiration.

If you have any questions or would like to find out more visit our Contact Us page.

Our website address is: https://www.bdeducation.org.uk.

This privacy policy sets out how Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education uses and protects any information that you give DBE when you use this website. For general information on DBE and to view our whole company privacy policy please click here to download the document through the Blackburn Diocesan Website.

DBE is committed to ensuring that your privacy is protected. Should we ask you to provide certain information by which you can be identified when using this website, then you can be assured that it will only be used in accordance with this privacy statement.

DBE may change this policy from time to time by updating this page. You should check this page from time to time to ensure that you are happy with any changes. This policy if effective from April 2018.

What personal data we collect and why we collect it

Below is a list of the different ways we collect personal data and why we collect it.


Occasionally we may ask you to submit images to DBE, specifically for resources or courses. These images are retained in a secure location and are not shared with anybody. You have the right to request permission for us to hold these images at any time. We will always inform you of how and why specific images are being requested at the time of upload, as well as its intended use and storage information. If you upload images to the website, you should avoid uploading images with embedded location data (EXIF GPS) included. Visitors to the website can download and extract any location data from images on the website.

Forms (Booking/Inquiries/Uploads)

To book on to any of the conferences and courses provided by DBE plus other activities that require us to collect contact information about you, you will need to complete an online booking form. The information collected from these forms are not shared with any third parties, they are stored in secure locations using SharePoint and each individual form will declare how and why we will use the information you provide.


This site uses cookies – small text files that are placed on your machine to help the site provide a better user experience. In general, cookies are used to retain user preferences, store information for things like shopping carts, and provide anonymised tracking data to third party applications like Google Analytics. As a rule, cookies will make your browsing experience better. However, you may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on others. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers


If you purchase anything using our DBE online shop, the information gathered will only be used to process payment via invoice and to deliver your items. All payments are processed between ourselves and our sister company, Blackburn Diocese Board of Finance. We will be using third party companies, PayPal and Stripe, in order to process immediate card transactions.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


DBE uses Google Analytics to monitor user activity on www.bdeducation.org.uk, The information collected is used to enhance your website experience, by monitoring which pages are being visited we can make sure we continue to provide quality resources and content along with making sure they are in locations you can find them. DBE does not store personal information from Google Analytics. You can opt out at any time from analytic tracking from this, and any other website, by using the Google Browser Plug-In which you can download here. 

How long we retain your data

Data is retrained in accordance with the BDBE retention policy which may be altered from time to time. You may request our current retention times via our contact page.

Data gathered through purchases will be retained for 18 months.

What rights you have over your data

Unless subject to an exemption under the GDPR, you have the following rights with respect to your personal data:

Further Processing

If we wish to use your personal data for a new purpose, not covered by this Data Protection Notice, we will provide you with a new notice explaining this new use prior to commencing the processing and setting out the relevant purposes and processing conditions. Where and whenever necessary, we will seek your prior consent to the new processing.

Your contact information

Data Protection Officer for Blackburn Diocesan Board of Education Limited is Mrs Helen Morris.

Contact Details:

Mrs Helen Morris


Blackburn DBE Limited

Diocesan Offices

Clayton House,

Walker Officer Park,



We will not sell, distribute or lease your personal information to third parties unless we have your permission or are required by law to do so.

You may request details of personal information which we hold about you under the Data Protection Act 1998. A small fee will be payable. If you would like a copy of the information held on you please write to email address needed!

If you believe that any information we are holding on you is incorrect or incomplete, email us as soon as possible at the above address. We will promptly correct any information found to be incorrect. Alternatively, you can contact the Information Commissioners Office on 0303 123 1113 or via email http://ico.org.uk/global/contact-us/email/ or at the Information Comissioner’s Office, Wycliffe House, Water Lane, Wilmslow, Cheshire, SK9 5AF.

Additional information

How we protect your data

We are working towards cyber essentials accreditation.

What data breach procedures we have in place

Currently under review.

Industry regulatory disclosure requirements

Regulated by FCA: 315256