Internet Lodge No 9659
Data Protection Notice

Your data

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.
You can withdraw your consent and request erasure of your data at any time prior to your joining the lodge by notifying the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the lodge that you wish to cancel your application.

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.

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.

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Internet Lodge No 9659
Data Protection Notice

Your data

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.
You can withdraw your consent and request erasure of your data at any time prior to your joining the lodge by notifying the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. of the lodge that you wish to cancel your application.

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.

Please contact the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

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.

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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.

1. Purposes

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. personal data of its members with the United Grand Lodge of England; and
  2. 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. 

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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.

1. Purposes

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:

  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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:

  1. personal data of its members with the United Grand Lodge of England; and
  2. 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. 

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The following notes describe the types of contact you may make with Internet Lodge.

Do you want to join Internet Lodge?

The process for joining Internet Lodge is quite simple.

Do you want to Email us?

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If you are not a freemason but are interested in becoming one, you can find out more here.

 

 

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Chapter Joining Fee/1st Year's Subscription Payment Page

This page enables Brethren applying to become joining members of Manchester Epworth Chapter (Internet Chapter) 3921 to pay the Joining Fee and, where applicable, the SGC Registration Fee, and the First Year's Subscription (Dues) by credit card.

Note: The Assistant Scribe E will advise you when the fees are due.

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The Joining Fee is 15.00 GBP (UK Pounds Sterling)

The SCG Registration Fee is 34.80 GBP (UK Pounds Sterling)
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Who can join Internet Lodge?

Applications for membership are welcomed from any Freemason who is a member of a Grand Lodge recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England. Applicants can now be accepted from members of the National Grand Lodge of Romania but only if they can provide a Good Standing Certificate sjigned by Bro Tohaneanu The Grand Secretary,.

Is my Grand Lodge Recognised by the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) ?

To check if your Grand Lodge is recognised by UGLE Check their website here

UGLE permits dual or plural membership but a  small minority of grand lodges do not. It is YOUR responsibility to ensure that your grand lodge is not one of these. 

Why should I join Internet Lodge?

Internet Lodge is your porchway or entrance to a unique experience in Freemasonry. It has members in every continent who have the opportunity to correspond with each other on a daily basis via a closed mailing list. But much more than this you share the experience of that special bond of friendship that exists between members of a Masonic Lodge united in the ideals of Freemasonry universal. We rejoice in our International fellowship devoted to promoting the Crafts main precepts, Brotherly Love, Relief and Truth allied to our special and deeply held belief in freedom, justice and equality; in the peace and harmony that must come from tolerance and understanding, from respect for the culture and beliefs of our fellow creatures.

What is the application process?

The process for joining Internet Lodge is quite simple but there are certain rules and steps that must be followed.

Internet Lodge is under the jurisdiction of the United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) and as such applicants for membership must fully satisfy all rules in the UGLE Book of Constitutions.

These relate to:

  1. receiving all relevant data relating to the applicant, his employment and his Masonic memberships. Note that this data is held in a membership database wholly owned and maintained by Internet Lodge and the data is used for Internet Lodge purposes only. Data will NOT be divulged to any third party with the exception of UGLE, unless demanded by law.
  2. submitting a fully completed UGLE registration form ("Form P") in accordance with the UGLE rules for joining members.
  3. providing Clearance Certificates or copies of Dues receipts for all Lodges of which a person is or has been a member in order to ascertain that the applicant is not in debt to any Masonic body.
  4. gaining UGLE agreement that all Constitutions of which the applicant is a member are recognised by, and are in amity with, UGLE.

How do I apply?

Firstly you should read about how we use and protect your data.

You can then make your application to join this unique lodge by completing this form

What is the cost of membership?

Every applicant has to pay a joining fee of 50.00 GBP on submitting his application. This covers the initial costs to the Lodge of the administration of your application. This fee is not refundable.. If you are not already a member of the United Grand Lodge of England you will also have to pay the UGLE registration fee of 76.80 GBP. As in every lodge there in an annual subscription which is currently 80.00 GBP. If you are not admitted to the lodge for any reason the registration fee and subcription will be refunded.

What happens next?

When we receive your application we will send you various documents by email. These will include a full explanation of the joining procedures and regulations and an official United Grand Lodge of England (UGLE) Registration Form P for you to download and print. If your application contains the names of two existing members of the lodge known to you they will be asked to act as your proposer and seconder. If not your details will be forwarded to two members of the lodge who will be required to get to know you before acting as your proposer and seconder.

The registration form should be completed and signed and returned by mail to the Assistant Secretary. When you sign and return the completed Registration Form P it must be accompanied by Clearance Certificates indicating good standing from the Secretary of every Lodge of which you are, or have been, a member. A copy of your Grand Lodge certificate or your latest Dues Card will also be required. Alternatively all these documents with the exception of the Registration form P can be submitted as a scanned image by email.

At this time you should make the payments shown above. If you have a UK bank account we would prefer you to enclose a cheque with the form. Otherwise you can pay by using our credit card facility.

Once all your documents have been received and the registration form completed by your proposer and seconder in accordance with the rules of the United Grand Lodge of England you will be proposed for membership at the next regular meeting of the Lodge.

What happens after I have been proposed?

Once you are proposed for membership every member of the Lodge becomes aware of your application. At the next regular meeting of the Lodge a ballot (vote) will take place. Following a successful ballot you will be admitted to membership of the Lodge, where you will be made very welcome.

If you are not already a member of the United Grand Lodge of England you will become a member of it following a declaration to agree to adhere to its Book of Constitutions. In exchange for the UGLE Registration Fee, and following admission as a member, you will receive a Grand Lodge Certificate printed on parchment paper together with an explanation of its symbolism and a Book of Constitutions.

When I am a member.

At this point you will be added to the mailing list and given access to the members' pages on the Web site.

You will be made very welcome as a member of the World's first truly universal Masonic Lodge where you will have the opportunity for electronic daily contact with Freemasons from all over the globe. Our regular physical meetings are also very special for those who are fortunate to be able to attend. Truly happy to meet, sorry to part, and happy to meet again.

Now that you have read this document

Why not come and join us on our electronic meanderings through the pathways of our wonderful fraternity.

Want to know more?

A fuller description of the joining process is available for download: Joining Internet Lodge

Alternatively you can ask questions by sending an email to the This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..