Masonic Great War Project
Privacy Policy

Effective Date: August 2009


"Project"          The Masonic Great War Project.
"Project Team" Those individuals responsible with correlation, collating, administering and posting articles into Databases and onto the Public Internet.

Thank you for visiting the project web site. The Project Team are in the same mind of promoting understanding and information surrounding individuals who were Freemasons and lost their life in the Great War, also known as World War One or abbreviated to WW1 and supports any UK and/or International law with respect to privacy. In support of this activity, the project team, with regards to this website that, will occasionally collect personal information from any willing submittor. We do not collect this type of information without the voluntary consent of the site visitor.

The main purpose of this policy, however, is to inform our visitors that you have rights under the Privacy Act, that all information provided to the project is on a voluntary basis, and that information provided will be protected to the extent permitted by any current Privacy Act and Freedom of Information Act. At each location where information is collected, we make every effort to explain explicitly how the information you provide will be used, and we will attempt to allow you to determine if you consent to provide such information.

For more information search for information the Data Protection Act or visit the Citizen's Advice Bureau.

Automated Website Information Gathering:

Our site does not use "persistent cookies" or any persistent tracking technologies that can identify a specific visitor, or information about that visitor, over multiple visits. However, we may in the future elect to use "session cookies" that could identify the visitor for the duration of a browsing session. Session cookies would be deleted from our Web servers when your session ends.

The Project does collect certain non-personal information to help us better service our site visitors. Information collected includes for example: the IP (Internet Protocol) address from which you accessed our site; the IP address of the website from which you linked to us; the name of your domain; the type of browser and operating system you are using; the date and time our site is accessed; and the pages visited. This information does not identify you personally. These are also known as Web Traffic Statistics.

Information Collected from E-Mail and Forms :

Information you submit through the webform on the site, or subsequently generated emails will be viewed by various people within the Project Team, or individuals involved with the Project. If you do so, you may submit personally identifiable information, such as name, title, personal information of subject individuals, Lodge Data such forth. This information will be assessed and may be posted, however, personal information relating to living individuals will only be placed on the website with consent. Generally, this would be as a "Source" notation but will be the minimum required. Information which can identify you personally and permit means of electronic communication will not be placed on the site unless it is already publicly accessible. Any such information may be kept in Databases for means of future contact and queries.

Security, Intrusion, and Detection :

Unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to our website, is strictly prohibited and may be punishable under applicable UK or International law. For site security purposes and to ensure that this service remains available to all users, this project computer system may employ software programs to monitor network traffic to identify unauthorised attempts to upload or change information, or otherwise cause damage to the information on our Web sites. Unauthorised attempts to upload information or change information on this service are strictly prohibited and may be punishable under the Computer Fraud and Abuse Acts.


Links to Other Web Sites: Our website contain links to other private organisations, Masonic or otherwise. Websites of those organisations may contain links to other organisations. This linking does not constitute an endorsement by this project. These links are provided for user convenience only.