European Union Data Privacy Laws

The privacy and security of your data stored within Planning Center has always been of utmost importance to us. We view recent data privacy legislation from the EU, such as GDPR and Privacy Shield, as opportunities to demonstrate our commitment to the privacy of you and your church.

Even though a small portion of our customer base is based in the EU, all of the data that we store or process is held to the same higher standards set forth in the GDPR.

Our Current Implementation Status

Privacy Shield

We have completed Privacy Shield implementation and have submitted our application for certification, although we have not received the certification yet.


The deadline for GDPR compliance is fast approaching on May 25, 2018.

Our goals for compliance:

  • To be fully compliant ourselves.
  • To provide the necessary tools for you to use Planning Center as a GDPR compliant data processor.

Our data centers are located in the US. GDPR prohibits exporting personal information outside of the EU unless certain requirements are met by the data importer (Planning Center). We are working to have those requirements met before the deadline.

We will continue to update this page when more information becomes available. Please continue to check back here for updates, or contact support if you have other questions.


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