The General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force on 25 May this year.  This new law affects how companies and organisations record, store, process and use your personal information.  It applies to the Church as well as to commercial organisations.

We now have to receive explicit written consent from you to store and use your information.  This is why many of you will be contacted asking you to provide us with this consent.  The consent you give is then stored against your parishioner record so that we can demonstrate that that we have consent.  At any time you may request to see, amend or delete your data from our system and we can only use it for the purpose for which it was provided.  This is why, in some instances, we may ask for more than one ‘consent’. (e.g. consent to put your name and number on the rotas and a separate consent allow your name to appear in PCC Minutes)  Thank you for your patience with this.

If you would like to read more about how we use and store your data, the Diocesan Privacy Policy is available here