25 Apr 2018 • General news
The GDPR (General Data Protection Regulation) is an EU-wide directive that becomes law on May 25th 2018.
Its purpose is to safeguard your personal information and give you mechanisms to limit where that information goes, to demand its deletion and to demand corrections if it is in error.
As far as our Church is concerned, it means you have to actively opt-in to giving the PCC your consent for it to keep using your personal data.
Without your consent there are a number of things we cannot do - we can't keep you up-to-date with news, for example, and we need a certain amount of personal data if we are to reclaim income tax under the Gift-Aid scheme.
So it's important that you give us your consent and we are producing a simple form for you to sign. More details are found in our Privacy Notice, but at the date of this news-post, it's not been finalised by the PCC, so check back to read the final version soon...
Here is the draft Privacy Notice - please speak to one of our Churchwardens if you have any questions.
And get that pen ready - without your signature we are forced by law to remove your records and you won't hear from us!