Privacy policy and use of cookies on the Guild of St George’s website.

We understand that you may not want to disclose personal data when browsing our website. Our website provides visitors with anonymous access to information about the Guild, our activities and publications and a Directory of our Companions. You can access and browse our website without disclosing your personal data.

The Guild uses ‘cookies’ on this site. A cookie is a small data file that is transferred to your computer’s hard disk. These are used solely for statistical analysis in order to improve our services. They are not used to collect personally identifiable data about you. If you wish to restrict or block the cookies which are set by our website or any other this can be done through your browser settings. The help function in your browser should give you this information or alternatively visit which contains information on how to do this in a variety of browsers. Here you will also find information about how to delete cookies from your computer as well as more general information about cookies. Restricting cookies may prevent you from being able to use full functionality of the website.

Google Analytics

The Guild uses Google Analytics, a web analytics service provided by Google, Inc. Google Analytics sets a cookie in order to evaluate your use of our website and compile reports for us on activity on it. Google stores the information collected by the cookie on servers in the United States. Google may also transfer this information to third parties where required to do so by law, or where such third parties process the information on Google’s behalf. Google will not associate your IP address with any other data held by Google. By using the website, you consent to the processing of data about you by Google in the manner and for the purposes set out above.

You can reject this cookie and information on how to do this can be found at:

Our website may include content embedded from other sites and services such as Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Vimeo; these sites may set additional cookies but we do not pass any personally identifiable information to these services.

Automatic Collection of Information

We do not automatically log personal data nor do we link information automatically logged by other means with personal data about specific individuals.

Whilst we use cookies to administer our website, we do not use cookies to store personal data nor do we link non-personal information stored in cookies with personal data about specific individuals.

Mailing lists

If you choose to register to receive our newsletters by email, we will need to collect some personal information, including your email address. We will only use this to contact you with news about the Guild and related Ruskin matters, usually bi-monthly.

We use a third-party provider, MailChimp, to deliver our newsletter.  We gather statistics around email opening and clicks using industry standard technologies to help us monitor and improve our e-newsletter. For more information, please see MailChimp’s privacy notice. You can unsubscribe to general mailings at any time of the day or night by clicking the unsubscribe link at the bottom of any of our emails or by emailing

You can also choose to receive information about the Guild by post. If you choose to receive information in this way, we will need to collect some personal information, including your postal address. We will only use this to contact you with news about the Guild and related Ruskin matters. You can unsubscribe to postal mailings by emailing

We do not collect or use personal data for any purpose other than those indicated at the time your personal data is volunteered and we will not use your personal information for new purposes without first asking you for your consent for your personal data to be used for these purposes.


We do not disclose your personal data to other organisations, unless it is a necessary part of ensuring we provide you with a pre-agreed service such as providing up-to-date information about events and other relevant information for our supporters, as requested by you. We require all third parties who we engage (whether that be a mailing house, or a freelance fundraising consultant) to respect the security and confidentiality of your personal data, to sign a pre-agreed data transfer agreement and to treat all data in accordance with the law. We do not allow such third party service providers to use your personal data for their own purposes, and only permit them to process your personal data for specified purposes and in accordance with our instructions.

Confidentiality / Security

We have implemented security policies, rules and technical measures to protect the personal data that we have under our control from unauthorised access, improper use or disclosure, unauthorised modification and unlawful destruction or accidental loss. All our employees and data processors, who have access to, and are associated with the processing of personal data, are obliged to respect the confidentiality of our visitors’ personal data.

We ensure that your personal data will not be disclosed to other institutions and authorities except if required by law or other regulation or unless we have already sought your consent.

Access to the personal data we may hold about you

You can ask us whether we are keeping personal data about you and request a readable copy of any personal data which we keep about you, by sending an email to

Although we may require you to provide proof of your identity in advance, we will aim to respond to your request within 30 calendar days and we will provide the information without any charge.

We will also allow you to challenge the data that we hold about you and, where appropriate, you may have the data erased, rectified, amended, or completed.

Privacy Compliance

Our privacy policy is compliant with the following instruments:

UK Data Protection Act 1998

UK Privacy and Electronic Communications

Privacy Support

If you have an enquiry or concern about our privacy policy, please contact us at