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Data Protection

Data Protection is really important to King Ælfred Lodge.  By being a subscribing member you consent to the Lodge keeping a minimal amount of personal details to ensure you can be contacted and payments can be arranged for subscriptions and meals.  For any questions on any of the information on this page or if you would like to change the way we contact you, please contact the data controller at secretary@kingaelfred.com


Over and above what we are required to do by law we will:

  • Never share your data with third parties or anyone outside of the fraternity,  

  • Keep it safe and secure on any servers and online systems we keep data using this highest levels of cyber security,

Data for new candidates

This notice is for all candidates and Freemasons of the Lodge or Lodges in the Province to which the candidate has applied for membership; or of which the Freemason is a member. It applies to the processing of your personal data by the Lodge.

Use of your data during your application to become a Freemason

As a candidate to become a Freemason, you consent to the processing, retention and sharing of your personal data for the purpose of assessing your membership application. You can withdraw your consent and request erasure of your data at any time prior to your initiation by notifying your proposer and seconder that you wish to cancel your application. Your data will then be erased.

Use of your data after you become a Freemason

As a Freemason 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. Please contact the Lodge Secretary by post or email to if you wish to:

1. Object to the Lodge processing your data.

2. Request access to your data.

3. Request correction of your data.


The legal basis on which your personal data will be used is the legitimate interests of the Lodge as a not for profit membership organisation to act in accordance with the Book of Constitutions and with this Data Protection Notice.


In this notice “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.