West Midlands Museum Development – GDPR



On 25 May 2018 Data Protection law is changing and we want to make sure that you understand how and why we use your personal information.

The West Midlands Museum Development (WMMD) programme is managed by Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust (IGMT) with funding from Arts Council England (ACE) and provides support and advice to Accredited museums in the West Midlands region through:

  • Training opportunities
  • Grants
  • Events (including annual conference and volunteer awards)
  • Networking opportunities
  • Dissemination of information and advice from third party sector partners

In order to fulfil this role WMMD holds personal data (including email address, contact details, access requirements and dietary information) to promote the programme to potential participants and gain feedback and evaluation from attendees to assist with future programming. This is mainly via electronic means such as through the monthly newsletter, event invitations, surveys, events and distribution of wider sector news.

(For information: Data is held on a central CRM database, online email marketing application and a Website Event Management System. Event data and grant applications are held electronically on a password protected system and as hard copy which are held in locked storage.)


We will not pass on or sell your personal information to a third party for marketing purposes. However as part of our contract with ACE we may share information regarding the WMMD programme with representatives from ACE. This may include names of participants at events, grant applicants and contact names for Accreditation purposes.

Specific elements of the WMMD programme require us to share personal information with Third Parties such as trainers, consultants and other sector organisations who directly support the programme. In these circumstances we will obtain a ‘Third Party Data Processor Agreement’ to ensure that our partners are looking after your personal data in an efficient and compliant manner.


It is important to us that you receive the maximum benefit from the WMMD programme and are able to participate in all aspects knowing that we are continuing to treat your personal data in a sensitive, appropriate, safe and confidential way.

The new law gives you certain rights and you can read these in full in our Privacy Policy which can be found at https://mdwm.org.uk/privacy-policy/ One of these rights is that you can withdraw your consent at any time. You can do this by:

  • Emailing wmmd@ironbridge.org.uk
  • Calling 01952 435900 and asking to speak to the West Midlands Museum Development Project Support Officer OR Data Protection Officer
  • Writing to West Midlands Museum Development c/o The Data Protection Officer, Ironbridge Gorge Museum Trust, Coach Road, Coalbrookdale TF87DQ


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