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Legal Notices

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We have tried our best to make sure that all the information, data and other material (copy and images) on this website are accurate, complete and free of errors. However we do not accept any liability for any loss, damage or inconvenience caused as a result of using or relying on this information. We may change and update this information without notice. Please contact us if you have query on any information published on this site.

Privacy Policy and Opting In to receive information from the Guild

The Guild of Freemen of the City of London is not required to appoint a data controller or data protection officer (Article 30 para 5 of the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679)

We collect personal information (e.g. name, address, email, telephone number, gender, date of birth, occupation, bank account details) when you communicate with us. This may be in the form of emails, letters, phone calls and the completion of forms (electronic or otherwise). We use personal information to contact you by post, telephone or email, but we will never sell or disclose any information you provide to us to any third party other than for the purpose for which it was collected. Your electronic information is held on a secure server and paper records are kept by the Guild Office. Third party recipients of names and addresses are companies that the Guild uses to print and distribute its communications such as The Freeman, Annual General Meeting papers and the Master’s Programme of Events.

The Guild of Freemen of the City of London is a membership organisation and as such has a legitimate interest in processing members' information for purposes connected to the Guild. The processing of personal data for direct marketing purposes may be regarded as carried out for a legitimate interest and is of benefit to members e.g. to send memebrs information about the Guild such as The Freeman journal, AGM papers, Master’s newsletter, the Master’s Programme of Events, additional events through the year and availability of places. We will use members information to process membership subscriptions and to seek payment for events and merchandise.

The Guild has a legitimate interest for marketing activities if we can show the use of people’s data is proportionate and has a minimal privacy impact and that people would not be surprised or likely to object and if we don’t need consent under PECR. The very nature of the Guild as a membership organisation is for the purpose of "charity, benevolence, education and social activities". Members have joined the Guild for those purposes so by joining they have opted in to receive information about events from us - they have subscribed to a service that the Guild provides. We will email members from time to time as matters of interest arise. The provision of members' data is part of their contractual agreement with The Guild of Freemen of the City of London; if members do not provide the data the Guild will be unable to provide the services that members are entitled to receive.

If you object to this processing you may ask for your personal data to be removed from the marketing list at any time by emailing clerk@guild-freemen-london.co.uk or telephoning 0207 239 9016. You have the right to seek confirmation as to whether or not personal data concerning you is being processed, and, where that is the case, access to the personal data (Article 15 of the REGULATION (EU) 2016/679). Contact clerk@guild-freemen-london.co.uk or telephone 0207 239 9016.

We will retain and archive member information for historical research purposes by the Guild. If you have any concerns about the way The Guild handles your personal information contact clerk@guild-freemen-london.co.uk. If The Guild is unable to resolve your information rights concerns you can raise your concern with the Information Commissioner’s Office.


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We also use Google Analytics which sets its own cookies to collect information on how you use our website, such as which pages you go to most often and if you get any error messages. We only use these cookies to improve how our website works. These cookies do not collect any personal information.

You can set your computer not to accept cookies. However, if you do this, you will not be able to log-in and use the members only area of the website, or use other features of the site.

If you'd like to find out more about cookies, please see the information published by the Interactive Advertising Bureau on their allaboutcookies site, or contact us if you have any questions or concerns.

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Log files are maintained by our Internet hosting service, and allow us to record visitors' use of the site. Log files do not contain any personal information. Log file information is combined from all our visitors, and is used for statistical purposes.


We will endeavour the ensure that this website is available 24 hours a day, however we reserve the right to suspend or cancel this site at any time. We also cannot guarantee uninterrupted service due to technical or other reasons outside of our control.

External Links

Links from this website to other sites are for information only, and we are not responsible for nor endorse any content of any site we link to, nor can we guarantee that these links will work all of the time and we have no control over the availability of linked pages.


We will take resonable steps to ensure that any data sent electronically to us via this site and stored by us is not accessed by unauthorised third parties, in accordance with the Data Protection Act 1998. However you accept the risk that data sent electronically to us via this site may be intercepted before reaching us or accessed from our data storage by unauthorised third parties, who may exploit this unlawfully.


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