Privacy Policy

Who we are

Our website address is:

It provides a window on our activities and information to promote an interest in theatre architecture and history and to inform and encourage membership of the Frank Matcham Society.

We hope that you enjoy looking at the website and finding out about Frank Matcham, the most prolific theatre architect ever, and our interest in theatres.

Before you do, please take a moment to note our data privacy policy below.

What personal data we collect and why


When visitors leave comments or enquiries on the website Contact form we collect the data entered into the form, and also the visitor’s IP address is used to help prevent spam.


These are small text files to assist with the website page loading and function for your convenience whilst browsing the web.

A temporary cookie is set to determine if your browser accepts cookies. This cookie contains no personal data and is discarded when you close your browser.

Several cookies are set up to save your screen display choices. Screen options cookies last for a year.

You may disable cookies in your internet browser (e.g. MS Edge, Chrome, Firefox, Mac Safari) within the settings menu, where you can also choose whether to retain your browsing history or not.  Disabling cookies may affect the loading and display of the website.


Embedded content from other websites and social media

Features on this site include embedded content (e.g. videos, images, news items, etc.). Embedded content from other websites and social media (e.g. Twitter and Facebook) 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 other parties website.  For more information on this, you can check their privacy policy pages.


We use Google Analytics to provide anonymised data for statistical purposes to assist in the design and content of the website.

Our website was created and is managed within the popular open source computer content management system.

Who we share your data with

We do not share your data with third parties, except where indicated above for the optimisation and functionality of the website.

Membership data is held by officers of the Society locally only for the recording of membership details, the organisation of events and the sending of publications, and it is not shared with third parties without the member’s consent.

How long we retain your data

Information may be held locally by officers of the Society indefinitely depending on the length of membership and the administration of events, publications and enquiries.  Website data retention periods are noted above.


What rights you have over your data

You can 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.

Your contact information

Your email, postal address and telephone numbers, where provided, are held locally by officers of the society to respond to enquiries and to administer membership. This information will not be passed to third parties without your permission.


Hopefully you are now reassured and can continue to browse our pages and maybe join us?


Additional information

How we protect your data

We will only release membership information to the addressee details confirmed and held on file.

What data breach procedures we have in place

An elected officer of the Frank Matcham Society will investigate and respond to any reported data breach.