Privacy and cookie policy

1. Your personal data – what is it?

Personal data relates to a living individual who can be identified from that data. Identification can be by the information alone or in conjunction with any other information in the data controller’s possession or likely to come into such possession. The processing of personal data is governed by the Data Protection Act 2018 and the UK General Data Protection Regulation (‘UK GDPR’).

2. Who are we?

Finding Our Hope is owned by The Methodist Church in Britain. The Methodist Church in Britain is the data controller, and the Methodist Council is responsible for implementation of legal obligations (contact details at the end of this notice). This means it decides how your personal data is processed and for what purposes. The Methodist Council may change this policy from time to time and any such changes will be published on our website. Nothwithstanding any change to this policy, we will continue to process your personal data in accordance with your rights and our obligations in law.

3. How are we process your personal data?

We collect data necessary for the Methodist Church in Britain to pursue its stated charitable objectives, and the effective running of Finding Our Hope. We use your personal data, which includes but is not limited to the following purposes: -
* If you contact us, to respond to queries or questions.
* To issue and arrange any publications, mailings, or newsletters which you request from us.
* To enabling you to participate in campaigns or projects, andallowing the administration of campaigns

Data collected and processed may include, but not be limited to:
* name and job title
* contact information including email address
* demographic information such as postcode, preferences and interests
* Sensitive data (defined by Article 9 in GDPR, including information about an individual’s religion) may be collected where necessary for safeguarding purposes

4. What is the legal basis for processing your personal data?

Usually we’ll only hold and process your data if you have given express and informed consent for us to do so. But the Methodist Church in Britain may also occasionally process data on the basis of legitimate interest or legal obligation.

5. Sharing your personal data

Your data will not be shared outside of the Methodist Church, except where required to do so by law, or with trusted third parties where necessary to communicate with you, and only once satisfied that any such use of data will accord with this policy. Explicit, informed consent will be sought from individuals whenever and wherever required in accordance with data protection legislation.

Your data will not be shared outside of the Methodist Church, except where required to do so by law, or with trusted third parties where necessary to communicate with you, and only once satisfied that any such use of data will accord with this policy. Explicit, informed consent will be sought from individuals whenever and wherever required in accordance with data protection legislation.

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