Internet Lodge No 9659
Data Protection Notice
This notice is for all applicants and Freemasons of Internet Lodge.
It applies to the processing of your personal data (which includes photographs) by the Lodge.
Section 1 sets out the purposes for which your data will be used by the Lodge if you are an applicant.
Section 2 sets out the purposes for which your data will be used by the Lodge if you are a member.
Please note that your personal data will also be processed by the United Grand Lodge of England and the Province of East Lancashire as separate data processors and so you are also referred to their respective Data Protection Notices.
1 Use of your data during your application to join the lodge
As an applicant to join the lodge, you consent to the processing, retention and sharing of your personal data for the purpose of assessing your membership application and any other Masonic applications you may make.
2 Use of your data when you are a member.
As a member your data will be processed, retained and shared for any reasonable purposes required by the Book of Constitutions or the bodies it sanctions from time to time. These purposes include, but are not limited to the following purposes:
• Assessing any Masonic applications which you make;
• Registering you as a member of the United Grand Lodge of England;
• Receiving communications to which you are entitled as a member and as a Freemason;
• Recording the progress of your career in the United Grand Lodge of England; and
• Masonic disciplinary processes
You may stop your data from being used by the Lodge by resigning from the Lodge.
If you wish to:
• Object to the Lodge processing your data
• Request access to your data; or
• Request rectification of your data.
The legal bases on which your personal data will be used in accordance with this Section 2 are:
• The legitimate interests of the Lodge as a not for profit membership organisation; and
• The fulfilment of contractual obligations owed to you by the Lodge.
Internet Lodge No 9659
Data Protection Policy
This data protection policy regulates how Internet Lodge processes and stores personal data (which includes photographs) of its members. It applies to all officers, members of the lodge and all applicants to join the lodge. Its purpose is to ensure that the Lodge complies with the law and with high data protection standards.
In this policy “personal data” means any recorded information which identifies a living individual.
As a membership organisation the Lodge processes, retains and shares personal data of members for the purposes set out in the Data Protection Notice.
The Lodge shall not collect or store personal data of members for any other purposes.
2. Appointment of a Data Controller
The Lodge shall appoint a Data Controller, currently the Lodge Secretary, who will oversee compliance with data protection law and will act as a point of contact for members and the Information Commissioner’s Office (the “ICO”).
3. Members’ data rights
A member may request that the Data Controller:
- provides him with a copy of all personal data that the Lodge holds about him. The Data Controller shall promptly provide a copy of all information required to be disclosed by law.
- rectifies any incorrect personal data held by the Lodge about him. The Data Controller shall promptly consider such a request and respond to it in accordance with the law.
- requests the Lodge stop processing some or all of his personal data. The Data Controller shall promptly consider such an objection and respond to it in accordance with the law
4. Deletion of personal data
A member may resign from the Lodge at any time. After it has processed such resignation(s) the Lodge shall delete personal data that it holds about that member as set out in the Data Protection Notice.
5. Sharing data with third parties
As a membership organisation the Lodge shares:
- personal data of its members with the United Grand Lodge of England; and
- personal data of members with the Province of East Lancashire, as required by the Book of Constitutions or bodies it sanctions from time to time. It will not share personal data of members for any other reason unless it has the consent of the relevant member.
6. Data Protection Notice
The Lodge shall publish a Data Protection Notice so that it is available to members. The Notice shall comply with the requirements of data protection law and among other things shall inform members how their personal data will be used by the Lodge and how they may contact the Lodge’s Data Controller.
7. Data security
The Lodge shall periodically review the security of its records and processing activities and shall take appropriate steps to ensure the confidentiality, integrity and availability of personal data that it holds.
8. Registration with ICO
The Lodge is exempt from registration with the ICO.
9. Reporting breaches to the Data Controller
Actual or potential breaches of this policy, or of data protection law by the Lodge, shall be reported immediately to the Data Controller. Breaches shall be reported if required by the Data Controller to the ICO or to the member(s) whose data is affected. Normally the Data Controller shall not report breaches without prior consultation with the Provincial Grand Master and Provincial Grand Secretary.
In this document “Book of Constitutions” means the General Laws and Regulations for the Government of the Craft of the United Grand Lodge of England from time to time.