Privacy Policy

We have created this privacy statement in order to demonstrate our firm and continuing commitment to the privacy of personal information provided by those visiting and interacting with this website. We hold the privacy of your personal information in the highest regard. The following discloses our information gathering and dissemination practices for this website.
We recognize the importance of protecting your privacy and our policy is designed to assist you in understanding how we collect, use and safeguard the personal information you provide to us and to assist you in making informed decisions when using our site. This policy will be continuously assessed against new technologies, current practices and customers’ needs.

Your Consent

By using our Website, you consent to our collection and use of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy. We reserve the right to amend this privacy policy at any time with or without notice.

Who we are

The content of this site is available to registered Freemasons who are members of Provincial Grand Lodge of Yorkshire North and East Riding (or by request members of other provinces). Our website address is

What Information Do We Collect?

For users that register on our website, we store the personal information provided in the “user profile”. All users can see, edit, or delete their own personal information at any time. Website administrators can also see and edit that information with the exception of passwords.

When you visit this website, you may provide us with two types of information:

• The personal information you knowingly choose to disclose in contact forms or application forms which are collected on an individual basis.
• Site use information which may be collected on an aggregate basis as you browse our Web site.

Contact forms

Contact forms and application forms used on this site is used for administrative purposes only… and are NOT used for marketing.
Email Information
If you choose to correspond with us through email, we may retain the content of your email messages together with your email address and our responses.

Who we share your data with.

Personal data is shared electronically with other Freemasons.

How we protect your data

Only confirmed Freemasons can access this information via this password protected portal.  This website and the computers that compile the information within it are also password protected.  All users are that can access this data registered under the Data Protection act and GDPR.

What rights you have over your data

You can request to receive what personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you, this does not include any data we may be obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website. Please remember that when you use a link to go from our Website to another website, our Privacy Policy is no longer in effect.
Your browsing and interaction on any other website, including websites, which have a link on our Website, is subject to that Web site’s own rules and policies.
These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracking your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website. Please read over those rules and policies before proceeding


If you visit our login page, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.
When you log in, we will also set cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for longer.

What Are Cookies?

Cookies are pieces of data, normally stored in text files, that websites place on visitors’ computers to store a range of information, usually specific to that visitor – or rather the device they are using to view the site – like the browser or mobile phone.
They were created to overcome a limitation in web technology. Web pages are ‘stateless’ – which means that they have no memory and cannot easily pass information between each other. So, cookies provide a kind of memory for web pages.
Cookies allow you to log in on one page, then move around to other pages and stay logged in. They allow you to set preferences for the display of a page, and for these to be remembered the next time you return to it.
Cookies can also be used to watch the pages you visit between sites, which allows advertisers to build up a picture of your interests. Then when you land on a site that shows one of their adverts – they can tailor it to those interests. This is known as ‘behavioural advertising’.
Almost all websites use cookies in some way or another, and every page you visit in those sites writes cookies to your computer and receives them back from it.
Cookies are incredibly useful – they allow modern websites to work the way people have come to expect – with an ever-increasing level of personalisation and rich interactive functionality.
However, they can also be used to manipulate your web experience in ways you might not expect, or like. It could be to your benefit, or the benefit of someone else – even a business or organisation that you have never had any direct contact with, or perhaps heard of.
It is impossible to tell just by looking at them, whether particular cookies are benefiting you or another party. You have to rely on the website you are visiting to tell you how it uses cookies.
Like most websites, we include functionality provided by third parties.
You may prefer to disable cookies on this site and on other websites you visit. The most effective way to do this is to disable cookies in your browser. We suggest consulting the Help section of your browser or taking a look at the About Cookies website which offers guidance for all modern browsers.