New - Privacy Notice for Managing Trustees

25th May 2018 | Technical Updates

The Managing Trustees’ Privacy Notice (MT Privacy Notice) is now available on TMCP’s website. You have no doubt been receiving many emails over the last few weeks from anybody you have ever donated to or bought goods from telling you how important your privacy is to them and notifying you about their new privacy notice.

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HS2 Update - May 2018

25th May 2018 | Property Updates

TMCP have now been notified of the next stage of consultation for the HS2 Development scheme. This consultation affects both the West Coast Mainline routes to Liverpool, Manchester, Glasgow and Edinburgh and the East Coast Mainline route to Newcastle. Anyone concerned that the development may affect Methodist premises should obtain further information from

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Don't Miss Out! - Face to Face GDPR Training

15th May 2018 | Technical Updates

General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) training sessions take place on 22nd May in Manchester and 12th June 2018 in London. Places are still available at Manchester next Tuesday (22nd May) with a few remaining in London three weeks later.

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The Lawful Bases Guidance Note is now available to download from TMCP’s website. Members, ministers, volunteers and employees' who handle (process) personal information must ensure that they do so lawfully. The Guidance Note will help those handling personal information (data) to understand what the lawful bases are, why they are needed...

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Data Protection Responsibilities in a Nutshell

14th May 2018 | Technical Updates

The Data Responsibilities in a Nutshell leaflet is now available to download from TMCP’s website. This plain language guidance note is to accompany the suite of policies, guidelines, schedules, templates, detailed guidance and training (the Data Protection Toolkit) being provided by the Data Protection Working Party (Working Party).

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GDPR Training Events

2nd May 2018 | Technical Updates

To help Managing Trustees of Local Methodist Churches, Circuits, and Districts to better understand their obligations under the new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) and implement relevant policies and procedures, two training events are being offered by TMCP and the Connexional Team (‘together the Working Party’): one in Manchester and one in London (same content at each).

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Data Protection Toolkit

1st May 2018 | Technical Updates

The new General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) comes into force on 25th May 2018. Far from being a “game-changer”, GDPR updates and consolidates the existing legal obligations on organisations, such as the Methodist Church, to bring them into the twenty first century. The Methodist Church cares about the people whose data it holds and recognises the importance of this information to its work.

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