Privacy Policy

Here at the Association of English Cathedrals, we’re committed to respecting your privacy.

This Privacy & Cookies Notice explains when and why we collect personal information about visitors to our website, how we use their information and what we do to protect it.

We may update this page from time to time so would encourage you to check it occasionally to ensure that you’re happy with any changes. By using our website, you’re agreeing to be bound by this Privacy & Cookies Notice.

Any questions regarding our Privacy & Cookies Notice and approach to protecting your rights as a website user should be sent by email to

How do we collect information from you?

We obtain information about you when you use our website, submit your details through our contact form or join our forum as a member.

What type of information is collected from you?

The information we collect might include your name, email address, telephone number, IP address and information about what website pages are accessed and when.

When our members request access to our private forum, we will collect your name and email address and provide you with a unique login to access and use the forum.

How is your information used?

We may use your information to:

  • contact you in response to enquiries about cathedrals
  • let cathedrals know about any changes to regulations or services that may affect them
  • seek the views or comments of cathedrals in relation to the services we provide to them

We review our retention periods for personal information on a regular basis and will hold your details on our systems for as long as is necessary to continue communicating with you, or until you request to be removed from our contact database.

Who has access to your information?

Please be reassured that we will not release your information to third parties and will never sell your information to external parties for marketing.

Your choices

You have a choice about whether or not you wish to receive information from us. We will not contact you for marketing purposes by email, phone or text message unless you have given your prior consent or are a cathedral who is registered with us.

How you can access and update your information

The accuracy of your information is important to the Association of English Cathedrals. If you change email address, or any of the other information we hold is inaccurate or out of date, please email us at

You have the right to ask for a copy of the information the Association of English Cathedrals holds about you. We will provide this information to you electronically within a 30 day period.

You can find out more about your rights as a data subject at the Information Commissioner’s Office (ICO) website.

Use of cookies

Like many other websites, the Association of English Cathedrals website uses cookies. Cookies are small pieces of information sent by an organisation to your computer and stored on your hard drive to allow that website to recognise you when you visit. They collect statistical data about your browsing actions and patterns and do not identify you as an individual. For example, we use cookies to improve our website and deliver a better experience.

What are cookies?

A cookie is a small file placed on your device that allows websites to recognise that a user on an individual computer has previously visited the site. The cookies save some information about that user for when they access the site again in the future. By using and browsing the Association of English Cathedrals website, you consent to cookies being used in accordance with our Privacy & Cookies Policy. If you do not consent, you must turn off cookies or refrain from using the site.

What types of cookies do we use?

We use performance cookies, which collect anonymous information about users for the purpose of assessing the performance of a website. The following web analytics cookies are used to support Google Analytics:

  • _ga
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  • _gat_gtag_UA_37423886_1

Other cookies used on the site include:

  • resolution

Controlling cookies

Switching off cookies may restrict your use of the website or affect the way in which it operates. If you are a visitor, you can opt-out of our performance cookies using our cookie opt-out feature. Most browsers allow you to turn off cookies. To do this, look at the ‘help’ menu on your browser. To find out more about cookies, including how to see what cookies have been set and how to manage and delete them, visit or

Links to other websites

Our website may contain links to other websites. This Privacy & Cookies Notice applies only to our website and so we encourage you to read the privacy notices on the other websites you visit as we cannot be responsible for their practices even if you access them using links from our website.

In addition, if you linked to our website from a third party site, we cannot be responsible for the practices of the operators of that third party site and recommend that you check the Privacy & Cookies Notice of that third-party site.


Under the GDPR (2018) you have the right to complain about the way we process your data. You can complain to us directly via

If you would like to take your complaint further, you are also able to complain directly to the ICO who will contact us on your behalf.

Review of this Privacy & Cookies Notice

We keep this Privacy & Cookies Notice under regular review. It was last updated on 23 November 2018.