Privacy Policy

Who we are

The Whitefriars Club is a literary dining club run by its members and the Committee. Our website address is:

What personal data we collect and why we collect it


If you have an account and you log in to this site, we will set a temporary cookie to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser. When you log in, we will also set up several cookies to save your login information and your screen display choices. Login cookies last for two days, and screen options cookies last for a year. If you select “Remember Me”, your login will persist for two weeks. If you log out of your account, the login cookies will be removed.

Embedded content from other websites

Articles on this site may include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, articles, etc.). Embedded content from other websites behaves in the exact same way as if the visitor has visited the other website.

These websites may collect data about you, use cookies, embed additional third-party tracking, and monitor your interaction with that embedded content, including tracing your interaction with the embedded content if you have an account and are logged in to that website.


Page views are calculated and observed – the data produced cannot identify individual users.

Who we share your data with

We do not share data with third parties.

How long we retain your data

For users that register on our website (only members of the club), we also store the personal information they provide in their user profile. All users can see, edit, or delete their personal information at any time (except for their username). Website administrators can also see and edit that information.

What rights you have over your data

If you have an account on this site, you can request to receive an exported file of the personal data we hold about you, including any data you have provided to us. You can also request that we erase any personal data we hold about you. This does not include any data we are obliged to keep for administrative, legal, or security purposes.

Where we send your data

Some information is shared between our newsletter software and the website, for the purpose of identifying members who have paid for dinners and those that haven’t. This information is accessible only to select committee members and is not shared with third parties.

Your contact information

Your contact information is not held on this website – except for members of the club, whose email addresses are visible to administrators of the site.

Additional information

How we protect your data

Your personal data is held securely offline; your email address – used for your login – is visible only to administrators of the site.

What data breach procedures we have in place

We have a comprehensive security system and are confident that the website is safe. However, if the worst were to happen, the site will immediately shut down, and no personal data is held.

What third parties we receive data from

We receive data only from administrators and from our newsletter software.


We are confident that our procedures adhere to the new General Data Protection Regulations, and we do not feel the need to hold data on this site; if you would like to review the data we hold on you, you can request it by writing to the Hon. Sec.