This privacy policy explains how ‘Lincoln Cathedral’ comprising The Corporate Body of Lincoln Cathedral (HMRC Charity Reference Number X7802), Lincoln Cathedral Music Fund (charity number 1033089) and Lincoln Minster Shops Ltd. (company registration number 01015279), use any personal information we collect about you when you use this site.


  • What data do we collect from you?
  • How do we use your data?
  • Cookies
  • Keeping your data secure
  • Access to your data
  • How to contact us
What data do we collect from you?

We collect certain data about you when you use

We collect:

  • Data that you provide by filling in forms on our website.
  • Your name and email address as well as subscription preferences when you sign up to electronic mailings. We will also collect data on how you use our emails – whether you open them and which links you click on.
  • Your name and postal address as well as subscription preferences when you sign up to postal mailings, subscribe to our service.
  • Your IP address and details of which version of web browser you used. This is statistical data about our users’ browsing actions, and does not identify any individual.
  • Details of transactions you carry out through our site and of the fulfilment of your orders.
  • If you contact us, we may keep a record of that correspondence.
  • We may also ask you to complete surveys that we use for research purposes, although you do not have to respond to them.
  • If you come to from another website, we may receive information from the other website. You should read the privacy policy of the website to find out more about this.
How do we use your data?

We use your data to provide you information about products or services you have requested from us, or which we feel may interest you within your consented contact preferences. We may also use your data to carry out our obligations to you from any contract entered into between you and us.

We may share your data with third parties where they are processing your personal data on behalf of Lincoln Cathedral (for example, in the distribution of a mailing to which you have subscribed), and always in line with our privacy policy. We may also share your personal data where we are required to do so by law.

We will never sell or rent your personal data to third parties for their own marketing, market research or commercial purposes.

We do not store your payment details when you make donations or payments via our website using our payment providers. For more information about how our payment processors use your data, please view the appropriate privacy policy:

Online Donations (Stripe):
Online Shop Purchases (Paypal):


Cookies are text files placed on your computer to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information. The information is used to track visitor use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity.

For more information about Cookies please visit or

You can set your browser not to accept cookies and the above websites tell you how to remove cookies from your browser. However, in a few cases, some of our website features may not function as a result.

Keeping your data secure

Sending data over the internet is generally not completely secure, and we can’t guarantee the security of your data while it’s in transit. All data sent is at your own risk. We have procedures and security features in place to keep your data secure once we receive it.

We store your data securely in compliance with European law.

By submitting your personal data to us, you agree to this.

Access to your data

You have a right to request a copy of the data that we hold about you. If you would like a copy of some or all of your personal data, please email or write to us using the details in the section below.

How to contact us

Please contact us if you have any questions about our privacy policy or data we hold about you:

  • By email to
  • Or write to us at: The Data Officer, The Chapter Office, 4 Priorygate, Lincoln, LN2 1PL