The Masonic Charitable Foundation (MCF) is committed to ensuring the privacy of any personal information we collect from our donors. This Privacy Policy sets out how the MCF Honorifics Evaluation System (HONE) protects personal and any other information provided in both paper and electronic formats.

Purpose for processing personal information

Our legal basis for collecting, processing and sharing personal information as described below is based on the legitimate interest of the HONE system. To collect and process personal information from donors who have made donations specifically to the MCF (either by donating to the MCF general fund or donating to the MCF via a Provincial Festival in support of the MCF) in order to administer the MCF permanent honorifics programme.

The HONE system operates within the Masonic Charitable Foundation, which acts as the Data Controller for these purposes.

What personal information we may collect

  • Your full name
  • Your full address including post code
  • Your contact details such as an email address or a telephone number
  • Your Lodge, Chapter or any other Masonic organisation membership details
  • Details of donations you have made to the Masonic Charitable Foundation

How we collect your personal information

Such information is collected from MCF specific Relief Chests managed by the Relief Chest Scheme.

Please refer to the Relief Chest Scheme Privacy Policy

Why we need to collect your personal information and how it is used by HONE

  • To calculate your personal MCF honorific qualifications
  • To inform you of any MCF honorific qualification target reached and issue an appropriate certificate

Sharing your personal information

The MCF HONE system will not sell, share or distribute your personal information to any third party for marketing or any other purposes.

Storing your personal information:

We are committed to ensuring that your information is secure. In order to prevent unauthorised access or disclosure we have put in place suitable physical, electronic and managerial procedures to safeguard and secure the information we collect.

Your personal information and your rights to access and update such information

  • You have a right to ask for details about the information we hold about you
  • You have a right to ask us to stop processing your personal information
  • You have a right to rectify your personal information to ensure the details we hold about you are accurate and up to date
  • You have a right to ask us to erase/delete any personal information we hold about you

Updating this Privacy Policy

We may update or amend this Privacy Policy from time to time, to comply with law or to meet our changing business requirements. When we update our Privacy Notices and Policy, we will take appropriate measures to inform you, consistent with the significance of the changes we make. Any updates or amendments will be posted on our website.

How to contact us

Our Data Protection Lead can be contacted at any time, including if you have questions about this Privacy Notice, or wish to exercise any rights contained in it.

Les Hutchinson (COO) Data Protection Lead

Masonic Charitable Foundation Freemasons’ Hall

60 Great Queen Street London


Telephone number: 020 3146 3333 / Email address: